Sunday, June 14, 2009


Originally uploaded by maorlando
A friend on Flikr, posted this lovely photo of a Dogwood tree and I had to share as it brough back wonderful childhood memories. I lived across the street from the Parsons: James, Janice, Rhonda and Macky. Growing up, Rhonda and I were bestfriends. Each year during the summer they would take a family vacation to Colorado and they would invite me. Often times, my father would say no, but I would find ways of changing his mind, like going to my grandmother or great-grandmother and getting them to persuade him otherwise. LOL! As a parent now, I see issues with that, but it was still fun. On our trips to Colorado or anywhere for that reason Janis would have to stop and take mine and Rhonda's photo in front of each and every dogwood tree that we passed. Oh, would Rhonda and I grip. One particular day we had been hanging our heads out the window and our hair was horrid. Janis got that shot too. I wanted to post this in honor of my bestfriend Rhonda and her family as we have drifted apart over the years. But the memories of all the fun times we shared still exsist. Love you guys where ever you are....

Also, I wanted to share the ledgend of the Dogwood as I have never heard it before and thought it was truly beautiful. Thanks Maorlando for taking such a wonderful shot and sharing with us.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Just a note: 4 more hours and VACATION here I come! Excited because I get my niece and nephew tomorrow and will have all the kids for the weekend and gonna have fun. I'm so excited! Have a great weekend all!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Well, yesterday was my first day of classes and already swamped with homework. Major research paper due in 4 weeks along with several other assignments and not even 24 hours into classes. Have I lost my mind?