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My Blog is about many things, adult adoptee, autism, family, laughter, and love, feel free to follow me on my journey, and look through my archives. It takes more than one subject to define me or my family. We are a mixture of a bit of everything!

Friday, July 30, 2010

My Son and his Tramp!

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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thursday Thunks: Jaw's is Scurry!

1. We know how creative Berleen is with her terrific tee-shirts and such, so how about you? Do you draw anything or perhaps your name in the sand when you go to the beach?

I am a wet cement tagger. I just can't help myself. Just this pic alone gives me goosebumps!!

2. Kimber doesn’t always leave her house. I wonder if she knows what is out her back door. What is out your back door?

I don't have a back door! Apt. living for me!

3. Do you prefer the beach, a pool or a lake? Why?

Exercise... the Beach. To swim NEVER!! Still scarred from....

4. What is something recently that happened to you that you are REALLY excited about?

5. I am fortunate that I come from a very close family. Are any of your great-grandparents still alive? If not did you ever meet them?

They have passed but I was fortunate to spend most of my childhood with my Great Grandparents... this is me, my folks and Great Grandma Peterson...


6. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group? Tell us about it.

My son's class field Trip. They joined a couple Special Needs classes and went to Pump it up. It's a huge place filled with kids jumpers. I spoke to the parents about The Autspot and our upcoming picnic. It was nerve wrecking... I can't stand public speaking.

7. Have you ever bungee jumped? Would you ever bungee jump?

Yes I did! I had a blast. I bungee jumped at 1992 Lollapalooza in the Bay Area. I don't know which is more exhilarating, Bungee Jumping or Bay Area Festivals! So actually bungee jumping at a Festival was Awesome!!

8. How strong emotionally do you think you are?

Personal Issues: Train Wreck
Autism Issues: Strong as a Bull!

9. Kimber and Berleen still have NEVER met, yet they are best friends. What is the first thing you notice about people when you meet them?

We should all chip in and buy one of them a ticket to meet the other... seriously.. that would be cool! In answer to the question...The Eyes.... Not so much the color.. it's the light within, do they give direct eye contact, are they warm or cold?

10. Who do you mess with the most?

My friend Brandi. We smack talk back and forth. She's Samoan & I'm African if the average person overheard our convo's they'd shudder, but we smack talk back in forth about each other all in good fun! At the end of the day we are best friends and have mutual respect for each other's cultures.

11. Who was the last person you talked to on a landline?

I have no idea! It's been a long time.

12. I finally saw Avatar this week. What was the last movie you watched long after it came out and loved?

Valentines Day! It was actually a great movie. It was really funny. I was surprised because usually movies filled with too many stars are a bust. I like that it was geared towards single people as well. Taylor Swift's character cracked me up. That was really surprising that both Taylor's, Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner were actually really funny!

13. What did you dream about last night?

I don't remember.  I have had chronic back pain... but only at night... my new futon i was so excited about sucks! 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday Whole Foods Rocks!

5 Minutes for Special Needs
We attended a Free lecture at Whole Foods Market. Autism: Diet & Digestion with Kristin Selby Gonzalez. I do not practice the GFCF diet. However, I do think its important to learn everything you can in order to make informed decisions. I also feel that just because you don't practice something does not mean you can't take bits and pieces of that idea and apply it to your life. I did get a lot out of the lecture, and Kristin was just the sweetest person! I forgot my camera so these are from my aged cell phone!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Sunday's In My City a Saturday with the Uso's, Cancer & Autism

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We were blessed with meeting the Uso's. They are a Motorcycle and Car Club. However, the Uso's are quick to tell you that they are a Family. Their Logo is: Uso's Family Life It's a Beautiful thing. After spending the day with them I can tell you, they are truly full of life and beautiful people! They are very active in their community and had a Children's Cancer and Autism Fundraising Event.
They graciously gave us a front and center spot 
for our Autism Resource booth yesterday. 
 My post here explains our booth's vision
We had a great day and reached out to many new Families
in our area dealing with Autism. Here is our day..........

Setting up the Booth
My youngest and my oldest playing....
Other Booths......
The Bikes arrive....
The Cars....

This was one of the Raffle Prize!!
This lady won $600 bucks in the 50/50 Raffle!
 You could hear her screams for miles!!
The Kids Choice Awards. 
A child with Cancer, and one with a Brain Tumor,
picked Best Bike and Best Car!

More Sights from our Booth....
 The Entertainment.......

Knights of FOB Land

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