Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mama, thank you for who I am

Thank you for all the things I'm not

Forgive me for the words unsaid

For the times I forgot

Mama remember all my life

You showed me love, you sacrificed

Think of those young and early days

How I've changed along the way

And I know you believed

And I know you had dreams

And I'm sorry it took all this time to see

That I am where I am because of your truth

And I miss you, yeah I miss you

Mama forgive the times you cried

Forgive me for not making right

All of the storms I may have caused

And I've been wrong, Dry your eyes

Cause I know you believed

And I know you had dreams

And I'm sorry it took all this time to see

That I am where I am because of your truth

And I miss you, I miss you

Mama I hope this makes you smile

I hope you're happy with my life

At peace with every choice I made

How I've changed along the way

Cause I know you believed in all of my dreams

And I owe it all to you, Mama!

~lyrics by Il Divo

I love you, Mom, and I miss you every day! Even though your time with me wasn't nearly long enough, the impact you had on my life is were the kind of Mom that every child wishes they had, and I was lucky enough to have YOU!

INCREDIBLE Evening....

It's late, midnight (that's late for me!!), but I just had to write about the "David Foster and Friends" concert at Mandalay Bay tonight. One word: AMAZING!!! He has been a song writer, producer for 30+ years and has collaborated with the many of the best in music! (Kenny G, Chicago, Celine Dion, Michael Buble', Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, and Earth, Wind and Fire...just to name a few.) All of the the stars that were part of the "David Foster and Friends" concert that aired on PBS earlier this year weren't there tonight, but several of them were, and they were spectacular! Charice, the little 17 year old from the Philippines, was the final performer and she was spectacular! (She was discovered by a "You Tube" video and was introduced to David Foster via Oprah!)

Such good music, I could have stayed there all night listening to them.

And, along with the fabulous singers that were part of the show, there were 3 surprise guests that just "popped" in and surprised him.....

First was Paul Anka,

Then, Donny Osmond,And, finally, CHER! I think she was actually wearing this outfit!!A fun, fun night!!! If you're a fan of David Foster music, you must go see this show, you won't be disappointed!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A little getaway....

Jim and I are heading down to Las Vegas tomorrow morning for a long weekend, "warm-up" (meaning's still much too cold here), and some R&R!! The highlight of the trip is this concert on Saturday night....Staying here...
Can't wait!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

It's been a long wait....

...for these beautiful flowers to decide to bloom this spring!! March came in "like a lion" and went out "like a lion" did April!! May has been a bit kinder and finally these broke out of their buds, and it was worth the wait! :0) I just took these pictures right outside our front door!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Our FAVORITE kind of day...

Today was "Grandparent's Day" at "A's" school...what a special day for Nana and Papa. You already know how I feel about being grandparents (it's the BEST), so a day to celebrate and share with "A" at his school was terrific! We had a fabulous breakfast, a music program and lots of FUN! "Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done." ~Ruth Goode