In Memory of Caylee Anthony

I’m sure everyone has heard Caylee Marie Anthony has been declared dead. I’ve been following this story on CNN for the past few months and I must say that it has truly touched me. I can’t imagine how Caylee’s grandparents are feeling at this time. Making it through this tragedy will be an enormous task. The fact that their daughter, Caylee’s mom, is being held for her murder is a double blow.

I look at this little girl, and I have asked over and over how anyone could harm such a precious child. Any child for that matter. When I see pictures of this beautiful little girl my heart breaks. I squeeze Xavier, my grandson, so much more these days.

I know that in this country people are presumed innocent until proven guilty, but if Casey Anthony did murder this beautiful little girl, her own daughter, I wonder what would make her loose all sense of right or wrong. Motherhood is so sacred. I’ve thought about my own daughter and my grandson. I wonder what I would do or how I would feel if I received a phone call and someone told me that my daughter was being held for killing her son. I just can’t get that far in my thinking. I could never fathom that someone I gave birth to could take her own child’s life.

My thoughts and prayers are with this family this holiday season. I’m so looking forward to seeing my grandson Christmas morning. I feel so bad that they will never see Caylee Marie again. From one grandparent to another, I pray that they be given the strength, insight and endurance they will need to move forward. Would love to hear your thoughts on this child murder.

Teen Beauty Queen Arrested

What a beautiful young lady. She’s Miss Teen Louisiana. It seems that Miss Louisiana has curves in all the right places, but a dent in her head. According to Fox News, Lindsey Evans and a few friends were arrested for leaving a restaurant without paying their bill. Lindsey forgot her purse, duh, and decided to return to the restaurant to retrieve it. She and her friends were arrested.

The bill was $46.07. Miss Louisiana was also booked for possession of marijuana that was found in her purse. This young lady is 18, so this could leave a permanent mark on her record.

After I read the story, I wondered what goes through our youth’s mind. At 18 you know that your actions are wrong. Why would you ruin your life for $46.07? My heart goes out to her parents most of all. From the photos on her web page, they have invested a great deal of love, energy, time, and money into this young lady so she could have a successful life. To have to retrieve her from jail had to be heart breaking.

This a case of beauty and no brains if I have ever seen one. Let me know your thoughts.

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Fish Pedicure

Would you indulge in a Fish Pedicure? It’s the rage! I first saw the advertisement on CNN, and my first reaction was OMG who would let fish nibble at their feet. Shortly thereafter there was an article on the pedicure in our local newspaper. Over 5,000 people have tried Dr. Fish and the reviews are great. John Ho, who runs the Yvonne Hair and Nails salon with his wife, Yvonne Le, in Alexandria, VA, is offering this unique treatment as part of their pedicure. They are the only salon in the country to offer the treatment, which costs $35 for 15 minutes and $50 for 30 minutes. The technique originated in Turkey and moved to Asia.

The salon uses tiny carp to perform the dead skin extraction in place of razors and other traditional pedicure tools. Customers say it tickles, but its very relaxing and the carp leave the feet silky smooth. The carp are toothless, so their can be no harm to customer’s feet. One customer who is an athlete says it’s the first time that she’s ever had a pedicure and all of her callouses were completely removed. I’m telling you customers are swearing by this pedicure. The spa has more than 1,000 fish, with about 100 in each individual pedicure tank at any given time.

I can’t resist any longer, I’m going to make an appointment within the next two weeks and test out this technique. I’ll post about my experience, so stay tuned for my adventure with Dr. Fish.
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Wordless Wednesday: Bellagio Hotel

Just Dropping In!

This shot was taken at the Ballagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Be sure to scroll down and sign up for our Lapis Ring, custom Mommy Card, and Red, White, and Blue Bracelet Give Aways. Today could be your lucky day.