Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Cause For A Celebration

Happy 10th Birthday to my beautiful daughter Kaylee Rose.   We celebrated on Saturday with family and friends.  Today We went to the Sweet Hills Riding Center in Melville, NY to do a trail ride...something that Kaylee has never done before and has wanted to do for so long.  She had an awesome time...we all did!  It was a hot day, but it was and easy one hour ride.  After, we took Kaylee to Friendly's for dinner, then went to my parents home to have cake for Kaylee.  She was really excited when my parents gave her a HDTV for her room.  She was so happy!!   

:: Kaylee's first trail ride.  Happy Birthday Kaylee ::
Birthday Cake!
Nana & Pop-Pop's Gift to Kaylee...she is really happy!!
Kaylee with Aunt Marilyn
Brittany, Kaylee and David
Also, I was really excited to find out this morning, that I won a summer photo contest from the site The Little Things that I put my two Cavalier King Charles Spaniels in.  Then I found out their picture was featured on www.AnimalStars.com where I got their name tags from.  Here is the picture or you can click on the link to see it on the main page and a few other pages on their site.

"Bella Joy" 8 months old and "Molly Grace" 3 years old
Tomorrow is my younger sister Lisa's birthday, we are all going over to have cake and celebrate tomorrow evening. This weekend coming up we have a Labor Day Party we are looking forward to going to.  So busy celebrating this week!  It's great to be able to get together with family and friends and I enjoy every bit of it! 

I also got something sent to me in my email today from my cousin that I thought the message was so true.

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:
'This, - he said - isn't any ordinary package.'
He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.
'She got this the first time we went to 
New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , was saving it for a special occasion.
Well, I guess this is it.
He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.
He turned to me and said:
'Never save something for a special occasion.
Every day in your life is a special occasion'.
I still think those words changed my life.
Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.

I spend more time with my family, and less at work.
I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.
I no longer keep anything.
I use crystal glasses every day...
I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.
The words 'Someday....' and ' One Day...' are fading away from my dictionary.

If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now....
I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell..
I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.
She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.

I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favorite food.

It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come..

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

emember that 'One day' is far away.. or might never come.....
Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one...



  1. The trail ride looks like fun! Hope Kaylee had a fantastic 10th Birthday!!! Congrats to your lil doggies. I might have to check those tags out. They are nice. :)

  2. Hi dawn.What a beautiful blog site you have.It is quite obvious that you enjoy the important things in life! Family and friends..wonderful.Thank you for sharing.Love the music also..

  3. Happy birthday to your daughter :) Mine turns 10 in November (actually on Thanksgiving Day this year!). She just started horse riding lessons too and is loving it.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs Denise

  4. Hi Dawn congrats on the winning of the contest those are sweet photos of the kids and dogs! I love Kaylee on the horse that is darling, she is really a pretty little girl. I am having a contest if you would like to enter it. Have a great Labor day weekend. big hugs

  5. Hi Dawn, I really liked the way shared so many things that has happened in your life. I especially like the last thing about saving things for that special occasion.
    Why has there been no updates?
    Well I am from India, and you are welcome to visit me whenever you have time.


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