Tuesday, April 26, 2016

One year after my mom died

It’s been a year since I lost my mom and I am still struggling, but now I am learning to live without her. I think about her every day and it is so hard not being about to talk to her and tell her the little things. The little day by day stories about what James is up to and the cute little moments it seems he is always having. Like yesterday, when he was “mowing the lawn” with his toy lawn mower and the landscapers told him he was doing a good job and thanked him for his help. Then later in the day he started peddling on his tricycle all by himself. Or Sunday, when he had a really good day at the Woodstock City Church Waumba Land Nursery and was a coloring champ during the craft time. Or Saturday night, when he ate his first ice cream cone and knew just what to do even eating the cone. It is so hard not being able to talk with her and share life’s special moments. 

I miss hanging out with her and watching her play and interact with James, going to the lake with her, my dad and my family, and going out to eat on our lunch dates. My mom loved me so much and was my first best friend. She was there for me when I first started having health issues in high school and helped me get back on my feet. She was always so positive and helped me keep my chin up when I got discouraged. She would say things like, “No one is perfect,” “Everyone is dealing with something, people just don’t talk about it,” “The people that matter don’t mind, and the people that mind don’t matter,” “Feeling sorry for yourself doesn’t help anything,” and the idea that perseverance and hard work pays off.

I’ll only ever have one mom and I was blessed to have a great one!! I do know how fortunate I am to have learned from her the grace, class, and love of being a great mom, daughter, and professional woman. I’ll always miss her and keep her memory alive through living my life to the fullest and being the best mom, wife, daughter and business owner I can be. I hope I make her proud and I know she is smiling down on me. I love you, mom.

Announcing Mountain Man Productions

I’m really excited to announce that my brother, Michael Beardsley, has started a full production high end laser company. It is called Mountain Man Productions and is based out of Vail, Colorado. This company came about after Michael decided, about a year ago, he really wanted to pursue and do what he loves.  As he says, “If you love what you are doing it doesn’t feel like work.”

Check out his website here:  

I love the story of how he got his first show.  He went door to door to different venues in Vail and didn’t find any businesses that would hire him. The venues had never had any lasers in their shows and didn’t realize the value they would add.  So one night, Michael went to a venue and asked the DJ if he could perform with him. He said that would be great and Michael had his first show.  Then the owner wanted to hire him after he saw the spectacular effects of the lasers that night.

The great thing about this company is anywhere there is low light there is an opportunity to use Mountain Man Production’s services. The Vail, CO area especially needs lasers because there isn’t anyone else doing them. The lasers add excitement, depth and generally enhance the atmosphere of the event. Mountain Man Productions can make company logos, images, and animations project into a mist to help get the event’s message across.  He can even create a waterfall effect.  Another great feature is that these effects can all be done inside as well. He also has biodegradable confetti he can use to really give an event some extra energy.

If you are in Colorado and have a company event or work in a venue that may be interested in adding some liveliness through the use of lasers, contact Mountain Man Productions today!!