Friday, March 16, 2012


I made a new blog...and twitter!

Fresh start time!!
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Year, New You {Two}

2011 was a bombshell.
She was strutting her stuff all year long and left nothing in her bag of tricks.

At times she literally was a bomb. A big one…that kept coming back to detonate and catch my path on fire. She kept coming back to knock me down - to test me.
Other times, she showed me moments that will be some of the most cherished times of my life. She was beautiful beyond words when she wanted to be – and for those moments, I am forever thankful for her.

I am thankful for the rough times she blindsided me with as well, don’t get me wrong. But thankful in a different way, a humbling way. I feel this 2011 diva has made me a hell of a lot stronger (did I just swear?), so much more brave, honest with myself – and in turn, the world.

There were nights when I swore this was the worst year of my life and told myself, “it can only get better from here on out” to get me through the night. There were other times when I remember screaming, “THIS IS THE BEST YEAR, EVER!!!” We all know I have a very wide range of emotions so don’t cringe when I tell you that 2011 stretched them out that much more. I am sticking with the latter for the most part – 2011 was one of the best teachers, drill sergeants, and door opener I have encountered yet.

2011 was all about finding what I was made of. This year has been about finding strength in myself.

I’ve been through a lot this year. I know it’s not even measureable compared to most, but a lot for me. I just wanted the things that I loved to stop slipping away from me. And then…they stopped. Just before more slipped away, and major change flooded my entire world.

{I struggled with what I really wanted and where I really wanted my life to go, I truly discovered what real heartbreak was, pushed myself too hard in school, rebuilt love, moved baby brother into college, graduated summa cum laude with that 4.0 I needed so badly and an hour later got engaged.

My Papa got sick, sister moved to London, I started to pack up my life, spent days with family at the hospital, witnessed a miracle, said goodbye to Ohio and my most favorite people ever – my parents, drove across the country with the love of my life and my two kitties and landed in Long Beach, California on September 21, 2011.

We got an apartment, I got a job, Cory started training, we FINALLY got our moving cube with all of our stuff in it (a week and a half late), we started to get “settled”, Cory got a job, Papa passed away, I left my job, got two others, sister moved to New Zealand, we cooked our first Thanksgiving dinner together, I turned 23 (freaky!), we moved again and then I found out that my beautiful sister got engaged to the love of her life.}

They say that all great changes are preceded by chaos.
Chaos. What a concept.

This year in my life, this part of my journey, told me to step up, shape up and grow up – NOW! Life waits for no one, baby.

I’ve allowed myself to be so restricted and distracted and weighed down by absurd things for a very long time. I’ve compromised most major decisions in my life because of other people.

Sitting here and really feeling it continue to absorb into me – I witnessed first hand a major change in who I am. I think that’s such a rare thing in life. We often have to look back to notice when and where we changed. I was so aware of every stretch and tug to my growth this year.

I saw many parts of my life that I was not proud of living anymore and I had to find the strength to start over. I hit a pivotal point where I tucked who I was into my memory and surrendered her to reality for what I was becoming.

But, here it is, the big one again - I really have compromised most major decisions in my life because of other people. Not because they forced me, but because I allowed my goals and dreams and strength to come second.
But this time…this time’s all for me.

Anchors are gone and come hell or high water I’m moving on and up.

2012, here’s to me, by me…for once.
Love always, 

The story of a past. And the rush of honesty. {One}

My past and my sincere honestly.
I ran across this ‘story’ a long time ago, read it, and quickly hid it so no one would see that I was actually reading this pathetic thing. I got a sinking feeling that I was meant to find it because it was about me. I had to get it out of the public now! I hid it in my notebook and held on to it for years. The few times that I ran back across it, I cringed because I knew that was me…still.

Here is a heap of some deep honesty of a moment in time that was labeled: me. 
Love always,

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Sissy and James are Engaged!!!!!


I love you two, so much! Enjoy this time!

Saturday, October 15, 2011


She is the best in the whole wide world!!!!!!

HOPE to be getting internet soon!! Please hang with me. Still getting settled in to Southern California life. Hope you're all well.

Peace, love, SoCAL!

P.S. Sissy and James, I LOVE YOU!!!!!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Here is a baby update -- no posts because no internet yet! The coffee shop is our friend. They have apple juice and internet. 
But guess what? After our cross country road trip, we've been living in Long Beach California for a week now!

We have been trying to get into the groove fast.
Superstar Cory has been interviewing for jobs and starting his track practices while I have been fighting with the UPack company and interviewing as well!

Life is good and we are blessed.
Timmy and White Sox want to say a hello as well. 

Full updates SOON! Hang in there!

Love, Mo

Monday, September 12, 2011

An Indians Summer

We attempted four games and saw three. And, oh yeah, LOVED IT!
A Cleveland Indians Summer.

Game One

Game Two    White Sox
...we always get there really early to, you know, watch batting practice and become experts on the field lining. 
Oh my Heavens! There was a squirrel at the VERY top of the stadium so, so scared! I was beyond upset for this little guy. He kept looking over the ledge to the corner of Carnegie and Ontario Streets! Once more people filled the stadium, he ran from hiding place to hiding place. Eventually, he made a giant leap for it down the crowd - jumping through people sitting and freaking many, many people out (one girl screamed bloody murder, and one man was highly caught off guard). I don't know whatever happened to the little guy...I just hoped he made it somewhere safe.
The major storm came...(over looking Carnegie and Ontario to the highways from the top of the stadium).
And rained out not only the game, but the Lifehouse concert...SO UPSETTING...
BUT! All was not lost! While we were waiting out the rain delay for hours in the stadium - they had a thing where you could text the jumbotron and perhaps your text may show up...MINE DID!!! And Cory's name was on the big screen!!
PLUS, we decided to get some cookie dough, Cory some pop, and go home to watch some True Blood. 
All in all, fantastic night. 

Game Three    Los Angeles Angels (our exchange for the rain out - how perfect?!)
I said Onion would win in the hot dog race...and she most certainly did! 

Game Four    Kansas City Royals 
The white out from the signs was amazing when he came up to bat!
And fireworks to Country's Top 40!
Love always,

CamBam's First Football Game! BW v. CWRU

#58 is the new #40...for now. 
Cam did SO good! Can't believe he is playing college ball -- and SO happy I could catch one of his games before heading west!
Love always,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Swing! Golfer, golfer...

Taking a few whacks at it - Cory and I (back in July) chipped some balls towards our make shift hole in his front yard one summer evening. 
Cory is pretty into golf, and would, of course, love to play a lot more. And I, I would love to get more into it as well!
...and from the outcome of this night - I need to because I am what they call...good!
(thanks to my golf instructor turned fiance!)
...Skippy loves to join in on anything, always.

This is me after sinking a hole in one - thank you very much!
Our atmosphere...bliss.

Retrieving my hole in one!...with Skip.
LOVE nights like these!
Love always,