Thursday, August 25, 2011

Light The Night Walk

Giving Back

I have a special friend and she lost her mother last year after battling a grueling fight with Leukemia.

She is on a mission and I support her on this mission! She wants to fight Leukemia and Lymphoma! She wants to provide support, funds, and awareness about these terrible diseases.

On October 22, 2011 my daughter, Haley, and I will be joining Teresa for the Light the Night Walk in Tucson, Arizona. The funds raised will go towards the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Can you spare $1.00?

That is all I am asking for! I have many special people in my life and I am blessed to have many friends on facebook and in the blogging world and if we all spared just $1.00 it would add up so quickly and go to a great cause to find a cure for cancer and to provide support for the families battling these diseases.

Take a moment and check out this link to some inspiring stories.

Wouldn’t we want someone supporting us in this effort if it was our spouse, parent, or child fighting this disease? I pray this never happens to any of us but I am going to step it up and support this great cause.

Can you join me? Will you join me?
My beginning goals is only $100.00 - Do I have 10 people out there willing to donate $10.00? Even $1.00. It all adds up!

Please visit my fundraising website:

Coming together is a beginning.  Keeping together is progress.  Working together is success.  ~Henry Ford

In Loving Memory of Brenda Buzard

Shanna's Fundraising Page

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Grand Party - Frozen Drinks - Super Yummy!

  Grand Party #2!!   Give it a look!

I am trying to help a friend earn an awesome trip for her and her husband! She is a Tastefully Simple Consultant and she does this so she can be a stay at home mom while her husband serves in the U.S. Army. As a matter of fact Fran and her husband both served with my hubby while he was in the Army and they even had a couple of deployments together!

I wanted to help her out since her hubby has been gone a lot (and is away at a school right now!) and he will be having to deploy again in about a year!

Doesn't this Watermelon Margarita Mix Look super yummy? I bought this along with the Lovin Lemon Slush Mix! Add Rum or Vodka and freeze or you can make it a non-alcoholic drink with adding water and freezing! I am super excited I love lemon drops! Each mix is only $9.99!  Come on check out all the goodies!  It's super hot out there people a yummy frozen drink is just what you need and your friends would love one too!
Want to help me help a friend? And get this - you totally get something awesome in return too! Great food items or drinks! They have some great items on sale as well. Do me a huge favor and just check it out! If you don't see something or can't do it this payday I totally understand but just do me a favor and take a quick look!

If you want to place an order online....go to this web site
Tastefully Simple Grand Party #2

Shop and add whatever you want to your cart. When you are ready to check out...

On the check out screen all you have to do is click the little red button on the lower right hand of screen that says FIND HOST/EVENT and new window will pop up. Type in-
LAST NAME: Party #2
(It's super easy when you check out!)

That is Your Friend!!!!!!
Thanks so much for all your help!!

PS. SHOUT it out if you helped your friend! So that we can keep track of who ordered for who!!!!  Shoot me an email at if you place an order so I can let Fran know!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tears? Teenagers? Coolest Boy Ever!


My oldest, my firstborn, my crazy boy turns 13 today! Where have the years gone? Why am I so emotional about this today? Most parents probably are doing a dance that they are closer to moving out! Me? Nope, just a little teary thinking of my baby boy growing up, one step closer to moving out, and hold on...... the teenage years!

WARNING: Lots of pics - I can't help it, I am a PROUD mom!

8-22-98  11:29 A.M. Central Time - Born: Panama City, Panama
1/2 Panamanian as he says lol - Nope just dual citizenship - Panamanian/U.S. Citizen! How cool is that?!

Cody celebrated his first birthday in Puerto Rico, Born in Panama, moved to PR

Winnie The Pooh Themed! I remember it like it was yesterday!

Sweet big brother with new baby sis Haley

Saying goodbye to Pappy when we flew back to PR after having sis at home in TN
Funny funny boy!You were always into something making us all laugh! Still doing it!

Cody wearing his Pappy's hat riding the rocking horse Pappy made for Cody and Haley

Birthday party in TN! 2003

Cody and his cousins and sis!

Crazy Cody!

Cody's first day of kindergarten!
Crazy kid! Eating Pals this past vacation while in TN!

Great Moments between daddy and Cody! Learning the fine art of shooting a pistol

Love you buddy!

Super Cool older brother!

Aunt Brooke's visit to AZ in 2010!

Good times Good times!

My 3 favorite men! Cody, Hubby (daddy), and my dad Allan! Slingshot water balloons?! LOTS OF FUN!

Getting so big!

Home to TN on vacation

Yes, that is my child. It was a lesson for youth group - not sure why I did this or he let them lol

Coolest kid ever!!

Summer 2011

Cody you are an amazing person! I can't really say kid now can I? You are totally cool, awesome, growing up, making better decisions, and I know you love us too!

You have had a crazy life so far - living in Panama, Puerto Rico, Kansas, TN, and Arizona! We sure have put you to the test already with adapting and rolling through life with what comes at ya!

I love that you used to call food noni's, you would as "What'dyou do", said you were a carnivore because you are only a meat eater!  Thank you for being the "man" many times when you were too young to have this responsibility. Hugging me when I was sad, wiping my tears, getting a band aid for my boo boos.

I love that you love to cook with me, hang out on the couch and watch TV with me, go to the road runner with me to get you a kit kat get a Mt. Dew.

You have even more great things ahead of you! You can do anything, be anything, and accomplish anything you set your mind too! You are an awesome person and we are so lucky you are our son!!

We love you and we are always here for you no matter how many trips you have had around the sun!