Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Some of My Roots!

 My father was born in Jarkata, Indonesia.

My grandfather owned a tea plantation some what like this picture above.

                                                     Most of the people are Hindu.

Maybe this is one of my people? HA!

I hope to visit there one day. 
This is Me, Then.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

More Random Julie-isms!

Random Things That You may Not Know about Me!
  • I enjoy nice long walks on the beach...just kidding, though that does sound nice. 
  • I can't pin-point where my obsession with black and white began but my wedding colors where black, white and silver.
  • I can't stand what divorce does to people. The effects last a lifetime. BUT if you get a divorce or yiou are already divorced keep the kids first.  Remind them you arent divorcing them. Even the grown ones need to hear it!  :o)
  • I have to have noise on at all times, radio, TV something.  Even at night I sleep with fan noise.
  • I love unsweet tea.
  • I don't understand why people think that both the parents have to work and they have to drive brand new cars and build brand new homes.  I don't get it at all.
  • I think single mothers and fathers that don't have the other parent around are the most amazing people in the world!
  • I also believe that parents that both choose to work or have to work are the second most amazing people (for sure the moms).  being a working mom is SO MUCH!
  • I sometimes wish I was a single parent so I could have every other weekend off!  ha!  just kidding, but its a thought.

This is Me, Then.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Random Things About me

This week I thought I would post RANDOM things about me that not many people know! 

*I am a SUCKER for the Bourne Movies!  When I hear that song
(turn your speakers up if they arent)
I get "giddy".

Its the one set of "action manly" movies I can watch with my hubby and not think in the back of my mind "did they really just say that cheesy line, and did that car really just blow up when it ran over a stick"?  HA!

Its cleaver and exciting and has a story!  If you want to "Bond" with your man go and rent all 3 right now! 

LOVE them!

This is Me, Then.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My 300th Post! Better Give You Something Crafty!

The pictures don't give this sweet little banner justice!
It wasnt really for sale.  I saw it in a booth at a trade days and HAD to have it!  The sweet lady sold it to me for $2.
Of course I could make it myself, but what fun is in that! 

This is Me, Then.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What Christmas Means to Me.

Today was my last day of school this semester and I am looking forward to making the most of this time with my family.  While our calendar is filling up with parties, baking, movies, shopping and so much more this time of year also brings great stress to our lives.  My husband and I come from divorced parents that all live within 30 minutes of us.  I try to see the good in having our parents and step parents so near but with it our chest begins to tighten because four sets of parents means 4 Christmas's and then our siblings are starting to marry and date and that brings more good and stress at the same time. I guess the reason I am posting this is to say to all of you parents out there that deal with the same holiday stresses I do, know you are not alone.  Those that still have your parents together, know you are truly blessed. 

I just take a deep breath and make the holidays amazing for my family, no matter what the stresses are.

This is Me, Then. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

More Blogs I Promise!

I promise I will blog more over the break!

Until then check out my finished
"chalkboard" fun!

This is Me, Then.