Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Eyes of a Child

"If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sunlight on its cradle."

~Vincent van Gogh ~

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winter at the Beach ~ Jaxson' First Visit

November 27, 2010
Jaxson visits the beach for the very first time with the family..
(... he slept through the whole experience.... )
It was a special time that we will remind him of later.....
(: Sweet Dreams little man :)

It's all about Family

Jaxson meets the rest of the family ~ What a great Holiday!

Thanksgiving 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sleepy Boy...

November 20, 2010

"We find rest in those we love, and we provide a resting place in ourselves for those who love us."

No matter how long it has been since you have held an itty bitty baby while they sleep ... you never forget how truly precious they are and the feeling of true contentment they give you.
Sweet Jaxson.... Cuddling with Gammy and Off to Dreamland....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

You are my Sunshine!

"You are the CHEESE to my MACARONI ~ You are the HORIZON to my SKY ~ You are the BACON to my EGGS ~ You are the LACES to my SNEAKERS ~ You are the JELLY to my PEANUT BUTTER ~ You are the SMILE to my FACE ~ You are the GRAVY to my MASHED POTATOES ~ You are the MILK to my COOKIE ~ You are the INK to my PEN ~ You are the KETCHUP to my FRENCH FRIES ~ You are the WATER to my OCEAN ~ You are the ICING on my CUPCAKE ~ YOU....... are my SUNSHINE!" Love, Love, Love this 'lil guy.... :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Gammy Time!!!

This is a very special week this week for me! It's "Gammy" time with Jaxson, KL, and Cory to help in this adjustment to their new life roles ... and they are doing it BEAUTIFULLY!! From my perspective, watching them love and getting to know their sweet baby boy just warms my heart....

.... As for me, the sweet familiar feeling of when I was in this place in time with Cory ... holding my grandson in my arms, calm and relaxed, making those baby "squeaky" sounds, and looking at me with those sweet eyes just never gets old. He is such a good baby and so fortunate to have KL and Cory as his parents ...
This is going to be a fun journey Pee Wee, I promise you that my sweet Jaxson.....

Proud Grandparents, Proud Family!!!

Happy New Daddy and Mommy!!!!
Happy New Gammy and Grandpa!
Happy New GREAT Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie and Uncle!!!!

Catching Up! Jaxson is finally HERE! I'm a Gammy!

The last few weeks have been soooo busy and haven't had much time to post news.... but today is the day!

November 1, 2010:
My son and his wife welcomed their new son to the world! And we couldn't be happier ..... He is a little bit of HEAVEN!

"Sometimes", said Pooh, "the smallest things take up the most room in your heart"
Jaxson Douglas Cooke
7.5lbs ~ 20 inches ~ 6:28pm

Saturday, September 11, 2010

NEVER Forget

I've learned.... you should always leave loved ones with a SMILE, a HUG, a KISS & the words I LOVE YOU.... it may be the last time you ever see them.
Remembering all the precious souls we have lost, the family members who lost them and for WE THE PEOPLE as a whole whose lives changed forever..... in the blink of an eye ... We will NEVER EVER forget ~09/11/01~

Monday, September 6, 2010

Truth & Love

He told me that once he forgot himself and opened up like a door with a loose latch and everything fell out and he tried for days to put it all back in the proper order, but he finally gave up and left it all there in a pile and learned to love everything equally.

The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love. We can never really love anybody with whom we never laugh.

Love is the giver, not the gift.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Belly to Belly

These two are a hoot! Me thinks Cory has been having "cravings" right along with KL..... LOL... We are at T-minus 9 weeks! November 10th will be here before you know it!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cory's Handy Work.......

My son is too funny.... he has created a picture of his "little man" by morphing KL's and his face into an image of what his little boy might look like. KL thinks it's weird, Cory just smirks because she thinks it's weird... LOL .... Time will tell to see just how close he is to the real thing!

.... and BABY makes 3!!!

GREAT NEWS!!!! Around November 10th "ish" we will be adding another member to our family.... Yes! Cory and KL are expecting a little BOY this fall and we couldn't be happier. I'm still getting my arms around being a "Grandma", but as soon as I see that sweet little face I will gladly assume the role. So, stay tuned... I'm sure my page here will be full of new and exciting things to come. :)

Friday, April 30, 2010

I Love You

I love you.

It’s not a weight you must carry around.

I love you.

It’s not a box that holds you in.

I love you.

It’s not a standard you have to bear.

I love you.

It’s not a sacrifice I make.

I love you.

It’s not a pedestal you are frozen upon.

I love you.

It’s not an expectation of perfection.

I love you.

It’s not my life’s whole purpose - or yours.

I love you.

It’s not to make you change.

I love you.

It’s not even to make you love me.

I love you.

It’s as pure and simple as that.

-~Author Unknown~

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring ~ The Rose

"…….When the night has been too lonely

And the road has been too long

And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong

Just remember in the winter,

Far beneath the bitter snow

Lies the seed

That with the sun's love, in the spring

Becomes the rose……"

Sunday, February 28, 2010

After A While, You Learn

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul, and you learn that love doesn't mean leaning, and company doesn't mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts, and presents aren't promises.

And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.

After a while you learn...that even sunshine burns if you get too much. So you plant your garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure ... That you really are strong … And you really do have worth.

And you learn and learn …

With every good-bye you learn.

Jorge Luis Borges
Translation by Veronica A. Shoffstall

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I just LOVE this quote......

"If you planted hope today in any hopeless heart, If someone's burden was lighter because you did your part, If you caused a laugh that chased a tear away, If tonight, your name is mentioned when someone kneels to pray. Then your day was well spent."

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I Am The New Year


I am unused, unspotted, without blemish, I stretch before you three hundred and sixty-five days long.

I will present each day in its turn, a new leaf in the book of life for you to place upon it your imprint.


Each hour of every day, I will give you sixty minutes that have never known the use of man.

White and pure I present them; it remains for you to fill them with sixty jeweled seconds of Love, Hope, Endeavor, Patience, Faith and to BELIEVE.


I am coming –

But once past, I can never be recalled,

Make me your best!

~Author Unknown~