Book 5 Is Completed!

After a lot of hard work on book 5 of The Xidoran Prophecy series the manuscript is finally completed! Today I will celebrate and tomorrow I will be back to work in my office. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone out there that continues to keep my series in mind! I wouldn't be doing this if it weren't for all of you that have remained so dedicated. You're what keeps me working hard day and night.

Blessings to you my friend.  

Good Game KC Chiefs

Good game tonight KC Chiefs!

Blessings

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Holidays to everyone!

My prayer for each one of you is to have peace, love and joy in your heart and that the new year will bring you many blessings!

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First Friday Adventure

I went to First Friday in downtown KC with my friend Melody! We had a great time shoping and having girl talk!

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Geocaching

If you: love the outdoors, are intrigued by the possibilities of a treasure hunt, love a good mystery, are restless, looking for your next adventure, just needing something fun to do to occupy your mind or distract you from the cares of the world then consider geocaching.

With everything going on right now I happen to be someone that fits into all of the above categories. I can't wait to get out there and explore! 

If you've decided that geocaching sounds interesting and you happen to have the time to escape with family or a few friends to investigate then I recommend that you research before you go out into the great vastness to locate the hidden wonders that await you. Also be sure to bring swag to replace anything that you might take from the geocache. Don't forget a trash bag to pick up any litter you might come across. Please help keep the environment clean for everyone. 

I've read on blogs recently that geocaching can be dangerous so please be careful out there. Most of all, find joy in spending time with others and have a good time while being safe! 

Pompeii: The Exhibition Is At Union Station

The Union Station of Kansas City is currently featuring an exhibit of the last days of the forgotten city of Pompeii. It was incredible to view the 200 artifacts from the height of the Roman Empire that were unearthed nearly 250 years ago. The exhibit from 79 A.D. includes: intricate mosaics, statues, and personal objects all of which make you stop and think about what life might have been like before sudden tragedy struck. The artifacts on display are on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum.

One of my favorite things about the exhibit was experiencing the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius from the atrium of a Roman Villa. The imagery and special effects of the 4-D theatre were incredible! My children were also impressed during the presentation when the ground shook, and the smoke simulating ash rolled into the theatre! They also liked seeing the area where the gladiators helmets and armor were on display. It helped having an area where they were able to take selfies for their friends to see. Those of you that like taking pictures know that is always a plus! LOL!    

It is believed that more than 2,000 people perrished from the destructive eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 A.D. Today more than 2.6 million people travel from around the world to Italy to visit the world-renowned World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
 
I hope you enjoy the pictures! Unfortunately I don't believe they will do the expereinece justice. Hopefully you can visit the exhibit yourself one day to get the full effect.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope your day is wonderfully full of blessings.

On this day, and every day, there is so much to be thankful for. Enjoy time spent in the company of family and friends.

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I Apologize

I just realized that one of my articles had been erased from my blog.  I must have accidentally erased it while I was editing without realizing it. I apologize. I reposted it.  

It was about my vote. I realize that Hillary did not win the election even though she won the popular vote. I still believe it was important to repost my thoughts from that day.

I would also like everyone to know that it is okay if you have a different opinion about the election than the one I have shared with you. We are all entitled to have our own opinions in this great nation. That is the beautiful thing about our republic. We are allowed to have an opinion. That is why we vote, to make our voices heard. Even though the electoral college made the decision for the people of the United States we had the right to make our individual voices heard.

I still beileve in the power of a positive message for our nation. I also believe that our planet needs us to kind to it. My dream for the future is that together we can continue to make possitive choices for future generations.

Recently I have had a very bad case of pneumonia in both of my lungs and that is why I have not been posting on my blog. I have recovered from my illness and so I will have more articles and pictures to post in the near future. Thank you very much to those of you that have continued to come to my website in order to see if I had posted anything. You have been and continue to be a blessing!

I Hear A Symphony

My family went to see the Youth Symphony of Kansas City perform in their debut of the season at the Folly theatre. We went to see my daughter's friend, Delaney play the oboe. I thought the program tonight was absolutely splendid! All of the young musicians in the youth orchestra are very talented individuals!

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Sheels

My children enjoy going to Sheels to shop. It is a great department store to go to when you need to get your shopping done for the holidays! When we go there my children like to: explore, see what's new, play interactive games and ride on the indoor Ferris Wheel. It is a great place to take the family when the weather gets cold in KC.

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A Historical Vote

I voted early this morning with my family's future in mind. For me this election was about voting for a president that is the most qualifyied. I voted for the candidate that I believe has the best policies and ideas to lead us forward as a nation into the future. 

Then I spent the day with my mom celebrating the fact that the first woman of a major political party is on the ballot for the first time in American history. It doesn't matter what the outcome of the election is, this is a major milestone for us not only as women but as a nation as a whole. We have finally made history!  

I think we can all agree that this has been a very unusual election in many ways. Not all of us agree on issues, but I believe we can agree that everyone has a right to their vote and that we should respect the outcome of the election. Americans are painfully aware of the fact that we are at an important crossroad. The outcome of this election will direct the way that this great nation will go forward into the future. So many important issues are on the ballot that will effect all of us for many years to come.

Throughout America's history we have taken risks and strived to make necessary changes to our laws and legislature.  We have come a long way on human rights issues and other important issues that have faced us. The American people have always had the wisdom, determination, and the courage necessary to rise up and make those important changes. It is important that we continue to make progress for the good of society. 

America was built on the idea that we welcome everyone to our shores. Immigrants have historically been very important for many reasons. My great grandparents came here with very little. They had the idea that if they came here, assimilated and worked hard they could have a better life. They did that and they made the American Dream a reality. We must find a way to continue to welcome those that seek to join us and embrace the diversity of those people that are willing to integrate into our communities. That's what makes us a great nation. If we work together we can come up with an acceptable way for immigrants to be granted citizenship. We must not turn our back on the world and forget to have empathy toward others. It is important to always do what is right.  

When all is said and done I pray that my children will continue to grow up in this great country knowing that the American Dream is still attainable. It is important to me that my children know that they are capable of making their dreams come true if they work hard. I want my daughter to know that just because she is a young lady she can shatter and break through any barrier that is ahead of her. For my son, it is important to me for him to know that he can choose to make a positive difference in this country.

For the last eight years we have flourished under President Obama's leadership. I pray we will not go backward after tonight but continue going forward tomorrow united together. 

I will be up late tonight watching for the final results of this historical election. I hope that when everything is over we will be able to come together for the good of this great nation. God Bless America!

Thank you to our friends all around the world that have been watching this election unfold and praying for us!

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