Tuesday, March 3, 2015

An Umbrella of Love
Day 115-Year 3
Team Zybko
March 3, 1015

1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

While I will never claim to be an artist I will always claim to be a child of God. This verse from 1 Corinthians came up during some quiet time with the Lord the other morning. From the very first time I read these words a few years ago I can't help but picture temptation as a terrible storm of some sort. Raining, sleeting and blowing down on us in every direction 24/7. 

As we walk outside, as we sit, as we think and as we go about our day in this world. I panic, I get short of breath, I can not do this on my own. Do not worry my child. Read on, believe on and walk on, with the Lord. He provides, He always does. As the verse continues I am given the opportunity to grab an umbrella for protection, handed to me by my God.  A supernatural, strong, unfailing, faithful, can't buy at any store, not seen on T.V kinda umbrella.  

To simplify my faith on a dollar store 4x6 index card with eraser marks and a small coffee stain would be, um be simple.
But to be honest, that is where I am. That is where I stand. Imperfect as my drawing, peeking out under the edge even though I know better as I am pulled back to the warm safety of your Word.
Thank you God.....for everything.

I Do What I Can People, I Do What I Can!

Cupcake Taster
Day 115-Year 3
Team Zybko
March 2, 2015

Diane has done it all. From the majors to the minors, from picking the venue to every last detail of the center piece configuration. She has been busy, diligently planning her quickly approaching wedding. Less than two months til GO time. Oh man, this is getting real, really real. 

 While the soon to be bride researches services, arranges hair and make up, chooses flowers arrangements, orders this and orders that I stand on the peripheral, ready to help. Well, that time has come.

 How do you pick out your favorite flavor cupcake?
You seek the help of a professional and try them all. 
Simply belly up to the table and taste every conceivable flavor available and known to man. 
I'm pretty sure she could have successfully crossed this off her wedding to-do list by herself, but what fun would that be? Thanks Diane, for needing my help.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


Memories of the Simple Days

Living This LifeDay
Day 114-Year 3
Team Zybko
February 25, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015


BFF's Reunite
Day 113-Year 3
Team Zybko
February 22, 2015

These BFF's never get tired of being reunited. I love the happiness and pure joy in their young faces. Makes me smile a big cheesy grin from ear to ear. Love them!

 I could go on and on but I'm learning slowly that less is sometimes more. May their friendship grow and mature well into soccer-mom-hood and beyond!

Saturday, February 21, 2015


My Forever Valentine
Day 112-Year 3
Team Zybko
February 21, 2015

Roses are red and pink
I like my coffee strong and black
So happy we were married
  I have never once looked back

I hope you know how I truly feel
Baby Daddy you are the best
You always see straight to my strengths
 Ignoring my faults and all the yucky rest

I am lucky to share a bed with you
and kiss you all day long
When you are away working hard
The hours drag on and on

Thank you for taking me the way I am
Encouraging, supporting and loving me
Accepting the ups and downs the same 
Just the way God made me
Just the way I came

I never close the kitchen cabinets
I rarely leave on time
100% of any trip I take too long to pack

I'm not exactly sensible, patient or realistic
Although it doesn't seem to matter 
You tend to smile none the less 
Whenever you hear me say;
I need just a few more minutes dear,
Can you carry this bag for me?

I tend to worry about the little things
You reassure me it will be OK
I am head strong and unchangeable 
Yet you rarely call me out

Simple explaining you love all of me
 Especially my passionate attitude
Never telling me what it really is
Wasted energy and stubbornness

You pay attention to detail
Listening to my every word
Allowing me to go on and on
Even though, I'm sure to a guy 
The conversation is a tiny bit absurd

You aren't much into being the topic of a blog
Bragged about on the Internet
It isn't really much your thing
So I will stop right here 
Before it gets too embarrassing

I love you from the bottom of my heart
I knew it from the start
I couldn't wait to be you wife
I wouldn't change one thing single thing
I cherish our simple life


Monday, February 16, 2015


Memories of the Simple Days
Living this Life!
Day 111-Year 3
Team Zybko
February 16, 2015