Monthly Archives: September 2012

Here’s what happened over the summer….

Doing work you love is hard, but when you love it as much as I do, it seems mostly effortless.  The only down side is that it takes up much of your time and life seems to fly by so very fast. Take for instance, my blog.  My diary to my family, today and tomorrow, and to the world (not that the whole world is interested, but that it is open to everyone in it who is curious enough to look)

 Summer is officially over, so there are a few things I want to jot down so I will not forget they ever happened.  This Summer, I had some changes in my life; one was to say good bye to my accompanist, Maddie, who went to Notre Dame University to bigger and better things than playing at our sweet little chapel in the woods….


Here is one of our last pictures together.  She was a very, very sweet young lady, who did a great job providing music for our Masses every week. 


Another change in my life was that of work.  I am still dedicated to my wonderful Precious Metal position, but am beginning to feel a shift in the industry in the area of gold buying parties.  To create an excitement to my hostesses, I brought on It Works, Global on board as a sister business to create a stir, and it has.  I have been buying gold and silver and wrapping bodies all summer long. for more info or


I have also cut 9 inches off my hair….



Children’s Day Festivities…



An impromptu photo session at the Water Tower Park…our annual trip down the shore and a trip to Tabor Lake!



Other highlights include the Baptism of Sonny where we got to see some old friends….

and finally, the beginning of school to get things back into order….

I am still singing weekly at Mass and a Funeral or 2 every month as well as Weddings now and again.  I had a special treat when I got to see my Catholic Elementary School Principal, Sr. Ascenza, who I love very much. It wasn’t the best picture, but you can see how happy we are to see each other. 🙂


Overall, it was a great Summer and I am happy that fall is here to bring on new adventures in our loud, crazy life!


Loudly yours.



So Lucky….

Today I have been pondering how lucky I am to have a job that gives me the flexibility I need to be a Mom of 7 kids, that gives me the option to build other businesses and continue to follow my desires.


For instance, singing. It is a passion for me.  I think I would die inside if I lost the gift of singing.  I am lucky to have the ability to almost drop everything and sing at a Funeral Mass or Service. I have the privilege of singing every Sunday and get paid for it, something I have and would do for free.  I love that I get to pursue my deepest desire to continue developing my voice.  


I am grateful to my hubby who puts up with my singing career and is always there to be with the kids as I am unleashed to jog my vocal chords.  Same goes with my many business ventures.  From makeup to water units, to travel, to gold to my awesome wraps,  he is there for me and the return has been good, but it could not have been without his help, that is for sure. 🙂


I still have a bug in me that wants to go forward, though.  I want to have that chance to sing on Broadway, to record a legit CD that gets onto the charts, to travel all over the world, have a home in Ecuador and at the shore…I guess that is what keeps me going, searching for the perfect situation that will get me the things I dream of.  I just got a message from an Ambassador Executive from It Works.  I read of her success and I pray to be on the receiving line, right along with her in about a year from now.  I am putting it out there, as a prayer to God that He gets his Universe in motion to have those dreams come to be.


Loudly yours,



Bella’s First Day of Kindergarten



Dear Bella,

Today is the first day of Kindergarten.  I just know you are going to do great!  I wanted to write you this letter so you can look back on it and get a glimpse of what it was like on the morning of your first day of Kindergarten.  

I woke you up around 5:30 am to get you ready.  I sat on your bed and reminded you that today was your very first day of Kindergarten!  

 I also tried to wake up your Sisters with a very impromptu version of One Thing (by One Direction…the latest boy band CRAZE) 

It went like this: Get up , get up, get up, get out of your bed, be-cause you have school to-day….Get up , get up, get up, get out of your bed, or you’ll miss the school bus…whoa o-o-o-o-o-, whoa -o-o-o-o-o, but then your Sister, Rachael sat up in bed and yelled at me that I was being annoying, so I had to stop.  She made it hard for me to think of other lyrics with her yelling.  That’s ok, mission accomplished anyway…got you girls up from bed.   

Vincent met you in the hallway and we all went downstairs for breakfast. Justin fell asleep on the couch and got up to tell you good morning and how beautiful you were.  

I gave you a quick bath before breakfast and you used your new princess bath towel that Grandma and Grandpa gave you for your birthday. It is pink with a crown at the top of the hood.  

You got dressed and tried to button your shirt, but it was a little hard, so I helped you.  

 You ate your cereal, a generic Lucky Charms and got your uniform wet with milk. You cried, but it was ok, because I wanted to take it off anyway because it was really too small for you anyway.  We are going to wash that jumper and give it to your friend, Gracie, since she needs a smaller one anyways.  

I made lunch for you all, then Daddy took you to the bus stop after you all brushed your teeth.  

I hope you had a good day at school!  I am sure you will, as Mrs M is a great teacher!


Much Love,


Baby Boy

This past Sunday, we celebrated the birth of my baby boy, number 6 or 7 kids.  He is funny little guy who has a hard time keeping his hands to himself and his emotions in check.  He is, though, a love.  He has a funny relationship with his younger Sister, Bella.  They are like an old married couple who likes to fight. 🙂