Wednesday, September 26, 2012

They Say That Breaking Up Is Hard To Do . . .


I've talked before, as many a Mother has. about what's it's like when your kids start dating. But no one really talks about what it's like when they break up with their Girlfriend/Boyfriend. We've all gone through Breakups in our lifetimes. But like everything, it's different when it's your kids.
My oldest son, Kyle had a few girlfriends through out Jr. High & High School, none lasting more than a few months at the most. Then he met Olivia. 

She was not only our son's Girlfriend, but she was part of our family for over 3 and a half years.

She also worked for me for over a year & a half, when I managed a Clothing store. She's a precious, sweet & fun girl.

 There were Concerts, Proms, Vacations, Graduations.

She was part of the family for so long, she even made it into one of our Family Santa photos! :)

And I have to admit, I cried when they broke up. Since then (It has now been awhile since they broke up and I got both of their permissions to write this Blog post before hand!) :) She has invited our family to see her sing & we all went. The day I sat in line for the Hunger Games Premier, she came by & sat with me for a while so we could catch up on each others lives. She has even brought her new Boyfriend by my store so I could meet him. I had to just keep reminding myself if it's not meant for these two great kids to be together, than God must have someone even better for each of them.

And my other son, Zach now has a pretty serious Girlfriend, Kendra, that we love & are having fun getting to know as well. And my girls, no matter how much they might protest, are not yet dating! :) But as my boys bring girls in & out of their lives, there will always be one girl that's always here. Mom!

Monday, September 3, 2012


Yes, it's true, my Baby Girls have started High School! I tried to ground them from High School, but unfortunately it didn't work. They were excitedly anticipating what I was dreading.  They chose their classes & put time & effort into choosing just the right first day of school outfits . . . after all they are my daughters! :)



It's a different arrangement this year; Erica took an A hour class, early in the morning so gets dropped off at the school & Lexi takes the bus in the morning. Then Lexi has Marching Band after school & gets picked up & Erica rides the bus home!

They eat lunch together & have one class together, and a few of the same teachers at different hours throughout the day. And one day during the second week of school, they decided to dress alike. It's been a really long time since they have done that! But even at 14 it's still cute! :)

One of them is in Band & the other in Choir. They both take Dance (again, my Daughters! Dance was my favorite class in High School as well!) & they will do some sports throughout the year. It's going to be a great year! Even if I went into it dragging my heels!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Working At The Airport

Working at the Airport is really a lot of fun! Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor is literally like working in a Mall, with all she shops & a food court. But there are a few differences . . . in a Mall, for instance, you don't usually see People sleeping, which you do in the Airport. And most of your customers are pulling luggage behind them. My favorite was seeing big, gruff looking guys pulling floral or polka dot suitcases! Too cute!
I was overseeing a couple stores at a time & had to go back & forth through Security. I had been fingerprinted & had a Lanyard that got me through the first part of Security & I got to go through the walk through scanner, as opposed to stand with my arms up & get my x-ray picture taking. :) And unless it beeped, I didn't have to take off my shoes! It got tricky when I had to bring my lunch through Security. Not being able to take any liquids through, I had to buy drinks on the other side & even things like yogurt, dressings or sauces would sometimes get confiscated! I think it depended on how hungry the TSA person deciding was that day. :)


I was excited at the possibility of getting to see Celebrities in the Airport. Some of my co-workers had seen Grant Hill, the NBA player, and being from Phoenix & having lived in the Detroit area, we are big fans of his. And Clint Eastwood's wife once shopped in one of our stores. That was before her Reality show. But, as for me, here are my Celebrity Sightings:


Charo! Remember her from back in the day? With the "Couchie, Couchie, Coo?" She had an Entourage with her to carry luggage, her Guitar, Etc. And her looks exactly the same as it always has!

Jessica Sanchez, the first runner up on this seasons American Idol. It was the morning after the American Idol Tour Concert here in Phoenix. She was all alone, and even though it was extremely early in the morning & she looked really tired, she would stop in the Airport & take pictures with fans. I though that was nice of her.

And I met Bert. You know from Sesame Street. Well, I met the person who is the Voice of Bert. And believe it or not, it is a Young, Tall, Blond, Girl! Go figure! What a fun job that would be though.

All in all I worked in the Airport for exactly 4 months. Like I said it really is a fun job! I Love People & Travel & I met people from all around the world! Too many Countries to name. It was fun to hear the different accents & languages. I met a woman from back east who every year she & her family choose a different State & would go visit & tour that state. Arizona proved to be one of their favorites! What a fun idea! The only down side to this job was that the Airport is open EVERY day of the year! (And on a side note if you want to travel with no crowds, the 4th of July would be a perfect day for you, there was NOBODY at the Airport!) And with my girls starting back to school, if I were to continue working every weekend & every Holiday, I'd never see them. Hence the career change. But I will always remember my time there fondly, as fun & exciting. But for now must say "Bon Voyage!" :)