They say every face in a crowd has a story to tell, this is my story..

The news shows and newspapers all called it 'Road Rage'. To me that sounded like a disease, an affliction that can make you kill. A sorry excuse to take the claw end of a hammer and slam it repeatedly into the skull of a human being. In April of 1999 my little brother passed away. Doesn't passed away sound so gentle, even normal? David's death was neither. It was murder. He was found lying in a strangers driveway in a pool of blood. He had been punched, stomped and beaten over his entire body. I still have so many questions. I wrote this book at first for therapy and then for answers. I have found a few. I mainly realized l lost a brother tragically and senselessly. Like every other face in the crowd I have a story..and I want to share my story with you! PUBLICATION DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Black Friday Fragments....

Tough working here :(

Just a mess..
Happy Friday Fragments were we can dump all the little bits floating around in our minds..the brainchild of Mrs. 4444 you can find her and join in on all the dumping

 I also like to join in over at the lovely Java's and her over 40 can join her

So FIOS is coming today!!  I am excited!!  This will be a very busy and crazy weekend..I work today, then pick up Morgan Layla and Avery Paige..I have Beta Reading to do..content writing for my brand new Author web site!   And I am having author photo's done (what do you think the difference is between a photo and an author photo)?
 My dad is very sick and will be having very scary surgery next week in Florida...I may go down... My favorite quote this week...."If you did not want me to write about it on my blog or in my book then you should not have said or done it" me...


My new office is almost done!

Mom-Mom and Peyton Elizabeth

Allyson; Julia and Morgan

Julia; Jillian and Avery Paige

Thanksgiving dinner

Our Chef and host..Big Dom

Miss Adriana (Hungry)

So sad no video games today..

Julia and brother Trey

Before Dinner

Avery Paige waiting for snow..

Morgan Layla and Daddy Kevin

Peyton Elizabeth and Adriana in the car seat together :)

Dancing to 'Kid Rock'

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!


  1. Thanksgiving is for sharing those great memories with family and your pictures sure show that. So how was the turkeys that were grilled? They sure look good!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. He has been cooking them like that for years and they are tender! I hope you had a wonderful day!

  3. Looks like you had a lot of cuteness today :) Happy Thanksgiving! We grilled a beauty today, too!

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Doreen! Thanks for sharing the lovely family pics!

  5. Here from the bloghop.
    I follow you on GFC. I'd love for you to follow me back
    Tiffypoot @ (

  6. I hope you share your author photos with us when they are done.

  7. I can relate to your favourite quote. I have friends now "checking" with me before they say or do things: "You aren't going to blog about this, are you?"

  8. Hi Doreen, hope you had a nice holiday. Such cute photos! I saw that you left a comment for me on the blog that I sometimes contribute too (YATribe). But my main blog is Catherine Stine's Idea City. I would love for you to follow it if you want! Here's the link. Cheers! Catherine

  9. Hi Doreen

    Thanks for visiting Welcome To My Kitchen. I love your blog. I am looking for someone to co host a blog hop with me to gain followers. Would you be interested?Let me know.. Thanks again for stopping by Welcome To My Kitchen.

  10. Wow those turks looked great... And with all the children around, there had to be plenty of fun times :)

    Happy Weekend!

  11. my dearest, words could not describe the range of emotions as I read about your Brother. I do not know what its like for you ... and would not even try to image. I lost Me, as you may have read during your visit ~ but with God's will I will somehow pick up pieces and hopefully get one or two answers about why this man "Did not see me, standing there". I look forward to reading your book when its released.

    Sometimes its so easy to keep looking at the closed door of happiess/life and not see all th eblessings around us. From the short visit I've had today, You are strong, and count blessings ... you are most inspiring!!! I'm following your blog now too!! xo Blessings HHL

  12. P.S. Loved your saying ...."If you did not want me to write about it on my blog or in my book then you should not have said or done it" me... I find I often say that as I'm writing my book, or posts ..... xo

  13. Beautiful pictures! Happy Thanksgiving. I'm a new follower and thanks visiting my blog.

  14. Hope your dad's surgery goes well. Looks like you guys had a fun Thanksgiving.

  15. Hey, following you back! Thanks!

    I read parts of your story. So tragic. You have such courage and honesty to write about it. I hope it brings some healing to you and your family.

    On a different note, had to laugh about the "if you don't want it on the blog...." My sister will sometimes stop in the middle of what she is saying and ask me if I'm going to blog about it!

    Thanks again,

  16. Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving! Thanks for following Mika's Pantry! I'm following you back! :)

  17. A Happy Thanksgiving appears to be had by all! Great post. Great pics!
    Thankfulness abounds, yes?

  18. Awesome pictures...Thanks for following "Life is an Adventure...I am now following you!

    Have a Great Day!

  19. Hi Doreen . . . I've never seen a turkey cooked on a grill . . . hope your Thanksgiving was a happy one.

    Thank you for following my blog . . . I'm following you now and looking forward to reading more of your story. I often wonder what is wrong with society and all the weirdness that goes on in this world.

    Have an awesome Sunday . . . Gina

  20. Wow! Thanks for the visit! And thank you for leading me. My condolences on your loss. I'm going to spend some time reading what you have written. Feel free to drop by my blog anytime and say hi! My thoughts are with you.

  21. Thanks for sharing! My favorite pic is Miss Adriana what a sweetheart! Following you back...