Monday, November 26, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Just some snaps from my Thanksgiving....check out my flickr for more during the week!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Happy Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day
Originally uploaded by josette8myrick
My favorite picture of my favorite Uncle.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

I <3 Jonathan Butler

Originally uploaded by josette8myrick
I am going through a Jonathan Butler phase....

Could it be my Brother and his wife are on a smooth jazz cruise and are seeing him live?

Not pictured here are: Story Of Life, A Brand New Day, & Head to Head....all purchased on itunes.

Also the Richard Elliot Crush and Forever, For Always, For Luther Volume II were purchased soley because of Jonathan Butler....

yeah, I got it bad.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

This song

This man.

This man and this song.

I can't even put into words what this song does to me.

When my Uncle was ill and praying for a miracle, I would play this song over and over and over. In my car, in my home, and once with him.

The day of his service was bittersweet. It was finally over. The pain, the suffering and for the first time in many months, my time time.

Don't get me wrong, I had a choice, oh yes a choice. My choice was to do exactly as I did and I have NEVER had any regrets. But finally,

During his service I didn't cry much. I didn't let go. I cried so many tears I don't think I could ever cry again.

That night, my brother and I had tickets to see Jonathan Butler.

Finally, time for me.

This was my first time seeing Mr. Butler and I was so excited. His voice is big and his faith strong. And for a few hours I didn't think of anything but the beautiful music that he made.


Until he sang this song.

Then like a dam breaking the emotions that I held in all day flooded and the tears flowed. It was as if I were the only person in the room and he was singing to only me.

The precise moment I felt Tim with me, my brother grabbed my hand and I knew.....Everything is going to be alright.

Everythings gonna be alright

Everythings gonna be alright..

Everythings gonna be alright..

Everythings gonna be alright..

Everythings gonna be alright..

Everythings gonna be alright..

Everythings gonna be alright..

Everythings gonna beeeeeeeeeee

And still to this day when I hear this song on my ipod, in my car, in a store, it takes me to that time and place.

Now why you ask am I blogging about this now?

Don't worry, I am getting to the part with the dirt....

Reason is.

Billy and Denise are on a ship.

Where this man.

Will sing this song.

And I miss them terribly.

I hope they think of me when he sings it and I can't wait until they get back.

I wanna hear everything......

Miss you guys!

Friday, November 02, 2007


A few months ago, I was asked if schmap would have permission to "consider" my photo that I took of Isleta Lakes, to be used in their publication.

When people use this website and click on Isleta Lakes, my photo will show....I didn't think anything of it, and said sure, why not...


Do I get money? Nope!

But, I am published....and I think the picture is pretty cool...

Here is the email I got...

Hi Josette,
I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo
has been selected for inclusion in the newly released
fourth edition of our Schmap Albuquerque Guide:
Isleta Lakes
If you like the guide and have a website, blog or personal
page, then please also check out our schmapplets -
customizable widgetized versions of our Schmap Albuquerque
Guide, complete with your published photo:
Thanks so much for letting us include your photo - please
enjoy the guide!
Best regards,
Emma Williams,
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides

Happy Birthday to my Angel

The making of a Princess
Originally uploaded by josette8myrick
My Angel being the Mama in this picture.

Normally I don't post pics of Nessa in my blog (with respect to the parents) but I am going to make an exception this time, mostly because this is the only picture I have available to Steph)

Anyway.....My Angel turns 23 today!!!! I cannot even believe it. It seems just like yesterday I was driving her to McDonalds to get some french fries and now I do it with her daughter. Sometimes I look in the back seat and I am taken back 20 years ago. Steph and Ness are very similiar at this age. Ness is an awesome combination of both her Mommy and Daddy and has her own personality and is just a cutie cutie cutie...


How did this turn into a story about Ness?

Let's get back to the birthday girl.....


I am very proud of you. Of how you and Chris are raising Ness. Of how you went back to school and are now doing what you were meant to do. You are talented and will no doubt be successful in your new career.

Still I can't believe you are 23.


Geez! I am getting old!

Oh, and yes, I will be joining you for dinner tonight......

It's not everyday my Angel turns 23......

Love you!