Monday, June 27, 2011


So much beauty!!!

We took a trip to Hinckley Park again yesterday. It is so beautiful there!!!!
I could hang out there all summer!!!!

“When someone is angry and lashing out at you, as hard at it may be, don't take it personally. It's not about you; it's about what is going on inside of them.”
– Denise Marek

Play Ball!!!!

Marko played in his 11 year olds all star game on Saturday and then stayed to announce the 10 year old s all star game. He did such a great job, he got asked to do the announcing for the championship game......maybe a new career for him.
:) today he got asked to be the junior announcer at the Akron Aeros game when the Medina Youth Baseball League goes to the game next month!!!


If I was a spider princess, she said, I would spin webs the color of sky & catch drops of sunlight to give to children who watch too much TV & then everyone would remember to come outside to play. If I was a spider princess, she said, things would be different.
-Brian Andreas

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Play Ball

Mark and Marko :)
Marko is so obsessed with if you say any position and the team, he can tell you who the person is.......
crazy stuff!!!!!

You either learn the lesson and become even better at it than you were before, or you postpone the lesson and it comes back around in a different form.
-Marianne Williamson

We have been having so much fun with Cathi and Maeve visiting!!!!!!!!

“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”
Albert Schweitzer

Saturday, June 18, 2011

got it together???

This was from the girls' recital last much fun!!!
I hope you enjoy the quotes below!!
Those who insist they've got their 'shit together' are usually standing in it at the time. "
— Stephen Levine


To be alive: not just the carcass
But the spark.
That's crudely put, but ...
If we're not supposed to dance,
Why all this music?
~ Gregory Orr ~

Monday, June 13, 2011

Embrace Life!!!!


Kate came home to visit and we got to meet her new husband.
What a fun night!!!

"To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”
Brandi Snyder

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil

"We are visitors on this planet. We are here for one hundred years at the very most. During that period we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. if you contribute to other people's happiness, you will find the true meaning of life."
— H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama


"Often, people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do in order to have what you want."
-- Margaret Young

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Mira and Brian doing yoga with their new friend, Cohen. :)
Warrior Two .......

Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it.
What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism
is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen.
You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.
--Miller Williams


Marko had his third annual homework burning party last night.
It was lots of fun and lots of little boys running around!!!!!!

... Be happy while you're living - for you're a long time dead ... ***
Face your problems bravely, confidently, and improve on your situation, no matter what state it be in. Be good to feel good. Be active and improve your mind. Laugh, relax, and sleep well .......
In our daily routine let's include time to enjoy others and thus ourselves. Look and wonder at the trees, fields and mountains, smell the flowers, hear the birds, and watch the clouds in the sky.

Monday, June 6, 2011

My journey to Korea: My Personal Miracle

This is such a beautiful friend, Holly's adopted brother wrote this.......makes me smile!!!

My journey to Korea: My Personal Miracle: "Hi, my name is Hwang Chul Woong. For those of you who know me, you might know me better as Mark Michael Gura. I have always been Hwang C..."

Beauty in it all!!!!

Mira is the one in the green point shoe :)

Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it. ~ Confucius