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Sunday, December 30, 2012

What I learned in 2012...

Many years ago... Colleen, Manny, and I started a tradition of writing down the things we had learned in the past year. So on the Eve of New Years Eve (when Colleen and I would traditionally celebrate) I am reflecting on the past 364 days... I give you my list...

What I learned in 2012!

1) The end of the world did not happen... Again.

2) Nothing will get my butt faster to a movie theater like Indiana Jones.

3) That the road of life may not take you down the path you planned to go down. It's how you handle the ride that matters.

4) Surprise visits from/ to friends are the best!!! So are the greatly anticipated visits with friends and family.

5) I am happy for child swap because I can't ride Rollercoasters like I used to. The time of riding 15 times in a row is long behind me.

6) Adversity introduces a man to himself, And in every adversity there's a seed of equivalent benefit. Thank you Alonso Morning.

7) I like Burbon. And I honestly prefer just a plain cheese pizza.

8) You can inspire others simply by your actions to do good for others. Start your own little wave of kindness.

9) Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim. Thank you Norah Ephron.

10) There are a few Disney princesses I actually do like. A small few that I don't mind my daughter loving obsessively.

11) No matter how simple a little thing as running a 5k can be. Climbing that mountain is an achievement to be proud of.

12) It's amazing what you can accomplish when you change the way you look at it. Huge Thanks to Carla Hall for the Operation 2012 outlook!

13) Cherish each moment with every special person in your life... That moment may be your last.

14) Instead of posting about it... Don't forget to live it!

15) My power of my voice can be heard... Again!!!

16) Some people will never change. No matter how much you wish and pray for them to... The best you can do is stand your ground with who you are.

17) Find joy in sharing the successes of others!

18) Thanks to the powerful, inspirational women of this world... I now know what kind of Woman I want to be, the type of foot print I want to leave behind, the legacy I will create, and the mother my daughter will want to become.

19) I am a little bit of a Harry Potter nut when all I dream of is ButterBeer and Rollercoasters.

20) If I were ever to win the lottery... I would just want to go on vacation with Kevin for the rest of my life!!!

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Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Random Act of Kindness for me?

Dear Woman at my Dadeland Target,

I can not say thank you enough for the simple random act of kindness you showed me today. You so generously stopped what you were doing to lend me a much needed hand.
You saw me struggle with a broken bag, contents of that bag on the floor, and a 2 year old taking full advantage if the situation to break free from my hand and run around the entrance of the store (in full giggle mode). You could have passed me, laughing at my situation... But you didn't. You chose to help. Not only did you collect all of my purchased items that had fallen out of the bag while I ran to collect my marathon training daughter. You ran to get me a new bag, re-bagged all of my stuff, and handed me the new bag with a wonderful smile and these reassuring words "I've had these kind of days too!". In a world where I try to share more Random Acts of Kindness... Your kindness has moved me to tears. I pray that you too will be showered with kindness when you need it the most!

Thank you,
Arianne Collins

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Our Family 2011 Photo Book

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I finally got around to making at year in review book for 2011... Enjoy!  

Friday, August 17, 2012

Day Trip to Hogwarts

That's right... We made a day trip to Orlando to hang out with Colleen and her Mom at Universal. Because I had shows every day that week we were unable to stay longer... But we still had a great time.

Happy Mothers Day to me... And Happy Birthday to Colleen!