Saturday, September 29, 2012

Be Like Spike

Spike is almost 5 years old. He is part hound dog, part wienie dog, part bull mastif.. and possibly a little beagle in there too. Whatever he is, he is unique. 
He is very long and so when he is sitting you expect a massive dog. However, when he stands you actually see that  he has very short legs, and that one of them is at a 90 degree angle the wrong way. 
Spike does not see this. Spike only knows that he is smart and inquisitive (Lazy too but we will get there later.) He doesn’t even bother with the little dogs. They can bark and yap all day and he doesn’t pay them any attention at all. The big dogs though, he notices them. The dogs can be twice his height and he stands his ground without fear. Spike sees himself differently than we see him. 
Shouldn’t we all be like Spike? We should stand fearless, or at least seem to stand that way, against the things we think might try and take what is ours (happiness). We should barely notice the little things that are trivial and really don’t deserve our energy. 
Spike is a happy dog. Of course we take good care of him, he is a pampered puppy. But still, Spike never frets over his gimpy paw, he doesn’t realize that he had the potential to be twice his size.. all he sees is who he is. And with who he is, he is king. 
Be like Spike.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

How Families Flourish

Dr Daniel Trussell has (finally!) released his highly anticipated new book, How Families Flourish. It is available for FREE to Kindle readers until Sunday 9/16. If you have children over the age of 8, or children who will eventually be over the age of 8, then you should definitely download this. It's full of positive things to help your child grow as a person.

Side note: If you do not have a Kindle that's okay! You can also download it to your iPad, PC, Android phone, etc..

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Theace and butterflies..

So in Takka City I have a character (I love you Theace!) who is deathly afraid of butterflies (long story). I saw this on Hank Greens blog and instantly I heard Theace in my head, screaming out in sheer terror and basically dying on the spot of a heart attack. Yep.

Saturday, September 8, 2012


Today we are having a 13th birthday party for my son who turns 13 on Monday. Wow.. time really flies. I still remember finding out I was pregnant, and here we are almost 14 years later. Amazing.

The party is being thrown at our local BBQ place that has pretty much watched him grow up. They love that kid almost as much as I do.

On Trey's 12th birthday this discussion happened:
"Mom, can we have a Bah Mitzvah when I turn 13?"
"Nope. We aren't Jewish."
"Can we have a Treymistpha then? I'm Treyish."

How could I say no to that? So we have put together our own little party.

I bought Trey some Dr Who gifts, Lana got him a video game he wanted, Mom got him an amazing Buddha, and I think his dad got him a moving Vader bank. I know it isn't all about the gifts but come on, gifts are awesome.

Trey picked out a cake with a mustache on it. He said that's "A manly cake."

I'll share pics when I have some.