Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Toxic Brew in your Home.flv

This is absolutely SCARY!! I can't believe I used to use some of that stuff :o(


~Alyssa


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pumpkin...

We did our pumpkin carving this past weekend!! I have to catch it on video because of last years HILARIOUS video. First you have to watch last years pumpkin debacle:

It's so hard to imagine that he was that tiny!! :o( He's growing up toooo fast!
video

This one is from this year. You can see he's holding it back but nothing as dramatic as last year ;o)

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And here is the finished product of this year's pumpkin. Kylan picked out the picture and a spider it was :o)
This is while they were carving it:
The pic below is of him playing with one of his birthday presents. He got this from my grandparents Nonnie & PawPaw. I posted this for y'all to let y'all know he LOVES this toy!! Thanks so much for getting him this :o) I knew y'all would enjoy this!

Until Next Time!!!
~Alyssa

Friday, October 15, 2010

Tips to Green Your Halloween | Healthy Child Healthy World

Since Halloween is right around the corner, read this great article :o)


Tips to Green Your Halloween | Healthy Child Healthy World

~Alyssa

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Life is all about choices....

LET IT REALLY SINK IN......

THEN CHOOSE ..

John is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him how he was doing, he would reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!'

He was a natural motivator.

If an employee was having a bad day, John was there telling the employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.

Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and asked him, 'I don't get it!'

'Y ou can't be a positive person all of the time.

How do you do it?'

He replied, 'Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or...you can choose

to be in a bad mood

I choose to be in a good mood.'

Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.

Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or...I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life.

'Yeah, right, it's not that easy,' I protested.

'Yes, it is,' he said. 'Life is all about choices. When you cut away all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations. You choose how people affect your mood.

You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live your life.'

I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.

After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released from the hospital with rods placed in his back.

I saw him about six months after the accident.

When I asked him how he was, he replied, 'If I were any better, I'd be twins...Wanna see my scars?'

I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through his mind as the accident took place.

'The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my soon-to-be born daughter,' he replied. 'Then, as I lay on the ground, I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I could choose to die. I chose to live.'

'Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?' I asked.

He continued, '...the paramedics were great.

They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'. I knew I needed to take action.'

'What did you do?' I asked.

'Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,' said John. 'She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.' The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity''

Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not dead.'

He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his amazing attitude....I learned from him that every day we have the choice to live fully.

Attitude, after all, is everything .

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.' Matthew 6:34.

After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.



Sunday, October 10, 2010

There Are No Easy Roads For Success!!!

My friend Erika shared this and I LOVED it!!! :o) So Inspirational!

THERE ARE NO EASY ROADS TO SUCCESS

Whatever you want in life, you must give up something to get it. The greater the value, the greater the sacrifice required of you.
Everything has a price. There's a price to pay if you want to make things better, and a price to pay for just leaving things as they are.
Nothing worthwhile ever comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last.
Use your imagination more than your memory to achieve success.

Thanks for sharing Erika!!

~Alyssa

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Oh how you have grown in the past 3 years!!!

Newborn:
Year 1:
Year 2:
Year 3:
You are growing a little too fast for me!! :-(

Wow....

It's been a while!!! I have totally forgotten about this little blog!! :-S haha

This post is mostly going to be about Kylan's 3rd birthday party. As we all know, Kylan turned 3 on September 22nd. I had been planning his party for a couple of months, trying to steer him away from the "Tractor Theme", but no such luck. It was a toss up between fire trucks or tractors. Of course, he wanted tractors. It was really kind of hard to find the kind of tractor I wanted. I wanted the tractor that was the same colors as John Deere (green and yellow) but wanted it to look more like a vintage tractor. Thanks to Erika, she told me that she gets all her birthday stuff from Ebay. After a month or two of searching for the right tractor, I found one for a good price on Ebay!!! My thing was I didn't want to pay a fortune for invitations.

(Of course I erased the address!!)
She also made these cute little goody bag labels to match the invites :-)
The lady did a really good job on them! She customized it. If you are ever interested in what else she does, her website is www.bigdaycreations.com

Anyway, it was a pretty good day and Kylan got LOTS of presents (which are now all over the house) :-) We had to do a few adjustments since the weather didn't pan out the way it was supposed to but overall, it was a good day!!
Kylan and 2 of his cousins playing with all the new toys!
There is really too many pics to post. The pictures below were from later on that day after the sun came out. It was still a little too chilly for me to get in the pool so I sat and watched. (The pool was heated but still) ;-)

Well, it's Scott's night to cook and he's cooking some "paschettie" (as Kylan calls it) so off to eat!! :-)

Everyone have a good evening!!!
~Alyssa