Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Almost the Weekend....

My weekends just seems to sneak up on me. I feel like it was just Sunday and now we are looking at Thursday. On Sunday Aunty Kelly (my best friend and the kid's godmother) stopped by for a visit. She lives in New York and we don't see her very often. It was a nice relaxing day and before she left I made sure to get some pics.

Even caught one of them snuggling in Nayshawn's bed watching TV.

Oh and FYI - I still have not gotten anything from the wish list I posted a couple weeks ago. Went to Payless, they only had the shoes in green. That sucks. I am still looking though. As for the other items, I just have not gotten around to it.

EDITED: I am really loosing it. I just realized that today is only Wednesday. That sucks. Now I know I need a break.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Random Rambling......

Happy Friday... It has been such a long week. I haven't shared any scrapbook pages in a while so here you are. Also because I just have nothing to do. I decided I would make another tutu for Niah. Yellow. I can't wait to get out and take some pics of her in it. I just love to see little girls in tutu's. I forgot to share the progress on my update to my scrap area which was originally my formal living room. I visited my favorite store ever. (IKEA) and purchased a shelve unit. I have actually been watching this shelve for a while. I think I want two more and want a couple more of those baskets as well. Anyways, here is a picture of what it looks like. I also got some of those wonderful little jars. I hope to have everything in place by the end of the summer. Can't use to much money I have a trip to Disney planned for mid June.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

And a Star is Born.......

I told you I had some news about Niah. Well, she had been bugging me to do a pageant because she wants to win trophies like me. If you haven't realized by now my little Niah is as girlie as they come. So on Sunday April 20th after months of her begging me to do a pageant. Niah did her first pageant (The Cinderella Scholarship Pageant Miami Preliminary). I must say she was truly in her element. She loved it and she won the beauty completion which consists of formal wear and interview. That's MY Girl. So now it is off to Orlando in June to see if we can win some college money. Here are some pictures from Sunday.

My girlfriend Nadia did her hair. Just flat-ironed no chemicals.

I did not realize how long her hair is.

Introduction during casual wear competition.

Formal Wear.

On stage interview.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

See Maggatti, Jamaica

Every time I go back to Jamaica I try to go someplace I have never been before. As small as the island is I know there are places I have yet to venture. This time my Dad took me, my Mom and my cousins to a place called Maggatti. Not a lot of people know about it, not even those from Jamaica. There is a river that runs through it (LOL isn't that a movie) and it is gorgeous. I don't even think the river has a name. Basically it looks like someone decided to create a clearing close to the river where people can go and have get-togethers. I love it. It was the most beautiful virtually untouched piece of nature I have ever seen. It has been raining a lot during our visit so the water is red from the red dirt in the area. My mom and My cousin Suzie.My MomMy dad says this big pipe brings water from the other end of the river in the mountains to the people that live in town near by. My cousin Reneece and I admiring the sights.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

What I want.....

Ever so often I sit down and I think about what I want. It may be clothing, shoes, scrap supplies, anything really. Then I put my plan into motion to get what ever it is I want. So her is my list. this time it is clothes. A girl can never have to much.
SOMETHING FOR WORK: This gorgeous dress from Ann Taylor Loft (where my brother now works). I smell discount.

SOMETHING FOR PLAY: I also love this dress from Forever 21. I am always in heaven in that store.

And don't forget the shoes. The black shoes is from Bakers. The pink is from Payless.

I know there are a couple of purses out there that I have been looking at but can't decide on that yet.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

I've Been Creative.

Yes folks I have been creative. The other day I was feeling a little down and decided to try my hand at painting again. I made one big old mess but I must say I like the out come. I hung it above the front door. Check it out.
Here is a longer view. I Just hung it on a nail that was already there so Ezzy will have to fix it properly over the weekend. Sorry for the reflection from the mirror. But you get the point. I also took the railroad pics that are hanging on the side.
Look, spring is in the air. My flowers (the only set) are blooming. I have to start getting my yard back in order. I have been a little lazy about that but 2008 is a whole new ballgame.
Also Nayshawn's best buddy came over to take pictures the other night and I got this great picture of the both of them. They sure do love each other and man when they get together all you know what breaks loose.
I have some news about Niah but I will post that later. TTFN

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Been A While......

I am so sorry it has been a while since I have blogged. I have had to deal with the lose of someone very close to me. Well while I was in WI, my Grandmother on my Mom's side had a stoke. It was caused by a pre-existing heart condition. Then on March 17th she died due to complications from the stoke. It has been very hard for me since I was very close to her. She lived in Jamaica and if you remember in June the kids went and spent a month with her. I am so glad I decide to let them go because they were able to spend some quality time getting to know her before she died. This is the first time I have had to deal with the death of someone so very close to me and boy is it hard. I miss her so much it hurts. I am told that eventually it will get easier but for now I can't imagine. I am also hurting for my Mom who was an only child and very close to her Mom. She has had some very hard days since we have come home and it hurts me that there is nothing I can do to ease her pain. I just pray that we can get past this. Hopeful the hurt will go away and the beautiful memories of such a sweet and beautiful lady will remain. OK, I have to go the tears are coming and I might be able to control them. I promise I will be back blogging regularly soon.

This is a picture form my 31st birthday party in October. My Grandma on the left and my Mom the right.

I love you Grandma and I love you Mom.

Shawna

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