Sunday, November 20, 2011

day 11 of Becky

My siblings..... I am the oldest of 5.....MY brother Rob is 14 months younger than I am.  He is living in Omaha with his wife.  they have travelled around a bit because of her job. the last place they lived was in the Seattle area.  I really wanted to go and visit them there but they moved before I was able to. Tim was 3 years younger than me.  We had a very special relationship.  I helped take care of him while he had AIDS.  he called me his angel.  He is now my angel.  He died at that age of 29, and that was 18 years ago in October. Jonathan is my youngest brother, he is 8 years younger than me.  He is very artistic. he lives in Massachusetts and is living on his own.  He and his wife are getting divorced.  He is very sad about that, we are too. He is trying to get on with his life , and is struggling.  Beth is my one and only sister.  She is 15 years younger than I am. Because of the age difference, we weren't very close while she was growing up.  We are gettign closer now but the time difference between NY and Arizona often makes it difficult to find time to just chat.  She add her husband, Kendall,  were here for a visit in august.  I really miss being able to spend time with my siblings....

Saturday, November 19, 2011

day 10 of becky

what I  wore today....since it was a foodshopping day ...and I feared  long lines and crowds...I dressed as comfortably as I could...sneakers,,,,black sweat pants and a grey/purpley top...nice and comfy...

food shopping done, put away....and now it is time to get a head start on thanksgiving....prep as much as I can and freeze it, if possible!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 9 of Becky

My beliefs...I believed that Jesus  died for my sins and He is my saviour.  I believe that the only way to heaven is through Him....

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Da8 8 of 30 Days of becky

a Moment.....

there are so many to pick of my favorite moments was after we adopted the girls.  We went back to White Lake camp had cake...and celebrated with our closest friends!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Day 7 of 30 days of Becky

ok, so I have been slacking....

My best friend....hmmmm...another tough one....I have had more than one best friend in my life...depended on the time and the place.  When I was a teen Candy was my best friend.  She is a white Lake Camp friend. when I was in the navy first Jeff was my best friend, like a brother to me. He protected me when we were in the Philippines.  Then in Coronado, Joy was in my best friend.  I still stay in contact with all of them...and I can say I still love them...but we have all moved on and not sure we could still call each other best friends....good friends always.

Ernie, my husband, is now my best friend.  He is the one I can tell everything to.  He might not always agree with me but he sure does listen well!

Scenes from a NY autumn

As you can see, on Columbus Day, 2011, it was warm enough for Vincenzo( 29 months) to go without a jacket...80 degree weather?  We  broke a record!

Uncle Ethan loves his nephew!!!

gorgeous NY scenery...the colors were not as brilliant this year as in years past

General Montgomery Day in September

Vincenzo and Grandma Jo august...yes my pics are a bit backwards!!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

30 days of Becky day 6

MY day

hmmmm well...... since it is the beginning of the day not much to tell you yet.  BUT today is the day I start to do my job at work differently.   I do intakes with parents at my job, over the phone, but today, I start to go out into homes to do them.  It is an exciting time for me but I am also a bit nervous at the same time, as some areas I will have to go into are not the nicest.  I can suggest to the parents that I meet them at a restaurant or a library....but it really has to be up to them....
so here is to the beginning of a new part of my work....wish me well!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

MY youngest brother and my Dad...for two people who do not live together, they sure do end up dressng alike...even down to the white socks and black shoes!  You probably cannot tell but they both have on plaid shirts! 
Last weekend was my brothers 42nd birthday.  Mom and I drove to Mass. to spend the weekend at Dad and Joanna's  to celebrate Jon's day......

( I will be getting back to the 30 days of Becky soon)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 5 of 30 days of Becky

My defination of love

hmmmmmmmm....there are lots of places I can go with this......

Greater love hath no man than he lay down his life for a friend. John 15:13
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever beleiveth in Him shall not die but have eternal life.  John 3:16


When I love you, I will love you even when you irritate me, even when I am upset with you.  I might not talk with you until I cool down but I will still love you.  My love does not depend on if you agree with me or not.  I believe that differences are what make us unique and help make me love the things about you....

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 4 of 30 Days of Becky

What I ate today!!

Breakfast was rice protein with almond milk and cut strawberries amke into a smoothie...yummy!!!

Lunch was green peppers stuff with quinoa, black beans, shredded carrots, onions, garlic.. with a side of roasted beets, sweet potato, cattoes and onions...yummy

Dinner was a salad with a vegan veggie burger smothered in onions, mushrooms and avacado

Snack was homemade hummus and lime flavored chips....

VEGAN BABY!!!!  visit my vegan blog

Monday, April 11, 2011

30 days of 3 my parents

my Mom is Barbara...and she lives about 6 minutes from me...when there is no traffic...and I would be lost without her! 
My Dad  is Bruce and he is married to Joanna, Jo...they live in Massachusetts....I don't get to see them nearly often enough! 
they are all retired...and are living a very busy life doing things they want to do...and sometimes I think they are busier than I am! And I work full-time and have 3 kids at home!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Day 2 of 30 days of Becky

My first love

When I was in 3rd grade, I had a crush on an older boy named Ronnie Livingston.  He had a twin brother Johnny. We rode the same bus to school.  On Vanetine's Day, he "tripped" and dropped a bunch of candy and a card into my lap.  He had signed the card "Love" but had erased it.  I could still see the love. 
during recess, I went t find him and I gave him a kiss on his check. 
He broke my heart when he started to like an older girl.....

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Day one of thirty days of me

Day one  Introduction

Rebecca Ruth born March 3, 1961 in Boston Lying In Hospital  to Bruce and Barbara.  I was the first child. I lived my first 8 years in Massachusetts, then lived my third, fourth and half of fith grade in Indiana, moved back to Massachusetts.  After graduating from high schoool, in 1979, I went to college for almost a year, then I joined the Navy in 1981-1985.  In 1991 I married  Ernie, moved to New York and here I am....4 kids, 1 grandson later

Friday, April 8, 2011

signs of spring

I am starting to see signs of spring and this makes my heart happy!  After so many cold, grey, dreary days, the sun is shining more, and the air is becoming warmer.  Spring reminds me of new life, redemption and salvation.  It brings to mind Easter, egg hunts, and the resurrection of Jesus.  When life may seem to be more than I can bear, I remind myself that I am not alone and that there are new beginnings and that Jesus is with me every step of the way.  Sometimes, I need the darker times in my life, so that I can appreciate the brighter times even more.  Thank you Lord for allowing me to start over and for being with me each step of the way!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

some days I really hate face book

I had decided to delete this blog since I started a new one about my adventures in my new way of eating as a vegan.  Yup, I have given up eating animal products...but am not gonna talk about that here....

so, today, DQ was on facebook , talking to a boy who is a friend of her's. At least she thought it was the boy.  Turned out it was the boy's girl friend.  and the girl got all nasty and in DQ's face.  and told her to go and suck on a well, it was not a very nice word and told her to choke on it.  DO NOT OPEN THAT IM AND  DO NOT RESPOND. DO NOT OPEN THAT IM AND DO NOT RESPOND.  the temptation was too strong and she responded.  I SAID DO NOT OPEN THAT IM AND DO NOT RESPOND, YOU DO IT AGAIN I WILL SHUT DOWN THE COMPUTER AND TAKE WAY YOUR PHONE. Man, Mom, you have good eyes!    She got up, and walked away when she saw that they other girl who was threatening her was trying to "friend " her on Facebook. Why do thies kids think they can do these things?

why do girls feel it is ok to threaten another girl for just talking to thier "man"? Why are they so insecure in who they are that they feel they always have to have a man?  and I am talking about my daughter here too.  she feels she is not worht anything here if she does not have a boyfriend.  How do we as Mom's , as adults make these girls understand that they are beautiful and wonderful just the way they are?  That they do nto have to dress as sluts or have boys to be worth something?

Saturday, January 8, 2011

snow snow snow

Yesterday afternoon, during the heart of the storm....
It is letting up.....

Thankfully,this morning,  I was able to get out of the house and go food shopping

the trees looked so pretty covered in snow

and yes, they still skate to the cars at Sonic, even wthen theere is snow on the ground. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Gingebread houses

Now it works!!!!  the kids had a blast decorating their houses!!! 
ok....why won't you let me upload my photos??? I have a new camera and now have pics to share.....