Thursday, May 30, 2013

Play Ball!

I was lucky to film one of Marko's hits tonight.  I love to watch him and his team play baseball!!!

and I got to snap this picture a few days ago...... makes me smile.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mark got a new toy......
I stole this from Macy. Mira and Macy went to a concert in Columbus Friday....I am glad they like to do stuff together. Makes me smile ........

Saturday, May 18, 2013

My dad took this picture of Marko last week......

and here is the picture of Mark coaching Marko a few weeks ago.....

Here is Marko as a first baseman......

and here is a picture from last night.....My dad took Marko to the Indians game last night and it was $1.00 dog night.  Can you tell they love baseball???

. . . whether your name is Gehrig, or Ripken, DiMaggio, or Robinson, or that of some youngster who picks up his bat or puts on his glove, you are challenged by the game of baseball to do your very best, day in and day out, and that's all I've ever tried to do
Cal Ripken Jr.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

So I've decided to be proactive and tell my kids what I want for mother's day. Here it is:

What I Want for Mother’s Day

Dear Children,

Mother’s Day is coming up, and I thought I should tell you what I want. This way there’s no guilty panic or last minute purchasing of flowers at the closest gas station. So, this is what I want, this year and every year after; it’s pretty simple really.

I want you to be a decent human being.

I want you to be who you are, but don’t be an asshole.

I want you to work hard at everything you do, because life is too short not to give it everything you’ve got.

I want you to ask for help when you need it.

I want you to help others when they need it.

I want you to learn how to cook, do your own laundry, pay your bills and know how to clean a bathroom.

When you screw up, and you will, more than once, I want you to own it, because it’s the screw-ups that make the victories sweeter.

I want you to travel, because the world is huge and you are one part of it.

I want you to know that even when we hate each other, I will never stop loving you.

I want you to play nicely with others.

I want you to feed your curiosity.

I want you to find a way to do what you love, and realize that that might look different than you originally thought.

I want you to respect every human being’s right to be who they are.

I want you to sometimes be more interested in someone else than in yourself.

I want you to know that you are flawed and you are extraordinary. There is no one else like you.

I want you to know that I would lay down my life for you in Lily Potter fashion any day of the week.

I want you to realize how lucky you are every once in awhile even if only for an instant.

I want you to know love, even if it means getting hurt.

I want you to relax and not feel guilty about it.

I want you to know life can be brutally hard sometimes.

I want you to know that you can choose happiness even when the dark side offers you cookies.

And I wouldn’t mind breakfast in bed.

See, simple.



ps.  Mary Carpenter wrote this...not me....but I feel like it could have been written by me!!!