Monday, December 29, 2008

a few of my favorite things.

i was thinking... there are a lot of things that i really love right now. so i thought i'd share them!

first of all, i'm really loving the show "it's always sunny in philadelphia." it's wildly inappropriate, however, it's so hilarious. when i say inappropriate, it's just the type of stuff that makes you feel really awkward and uncomfortable when you are watching it. to help you better understand, some of the titles of the shows are: "charlie has cancer," "the gang finds a dead guy," "the gang goes jihad," charlie wants an abortion," "the gang finds a dumpster baby."

heroes, if you haven't watched this show before, i HIGHLY recommend it. it's so creative and fun to watch much like the show "lost" which i also really love and can't wait for it to come back on!

knitting, my mom recently taught me how to knit. just basic knitting skills, nothing fancy. but i'm in the process of making two scarves right now!

yahtzee! i love yahtzee! thomas and i used to play all the time and haven't played for a while until last night. i love that game! such a fun way to spend time with the people you love.

as you all know, i'm a HUGE twilight fan. still completely loving the books too! i'm also reading the book marley and me right now. it is SO good! i would recommend it to anyone. it makes me laugh out loud so you KNOW it's gotta be good. the stories he tells of marley remind me of my little marley. he such an out of control dog but he's the most lovable creature.
i'm really loving the fact that gracy is starting to like watching real people shows. so yes, i don't mind watching them either! we have been watching a lot of drake and josh lately. it's such a cute show and i'm glad we get to watch non-cartoon shows once in a while, altough i've always been a fan of spongebob.

those are just a few of my favorite things right now...i'm also really loving scarves, boots, the bread from iggy's, starting to scrapbook again, thomas' new electric razor... now, if i can only get him to use it!, blankets, my new scentsy snowflake warmer, and many many other things! i'm looking forward to going home tonight; play a rousing game of yahtzee and cuddle up with thomas and watch it's always sunny in philadelphia!

Friday, December 26, 2008

lots to catch up on.

hello friends and family. okay. i FINALLY got some pics on my work computer so i can blog at work when i'm bored. so, here we go! there is a lot to catch up on! prepare for lots of photos! christmas was wonderful this year! first of the festivities was our second annual ugly sweater party, hosted by jenny and brett, thanks guys!

the party was complete with treats, white elephant gifts, and of course UGLY SWEATERS!
i also wanted to add some pics of thomas and i from earlier that day that i thought were cute.

every year, our family on my mom's side has a big christmas party. this year thomas and i weren't able to make it, but my parents, lisa and chris took gracy to it. gracy had a blast! she got to play with all of her cousins and sit on santa's lap. she didn't want to leave santa's side all night long! how cute is that!?

"i want a laptop with a little wand..."
when gracy told santa that's what she wanted, he said, "dream on!" haha. he thought she wanted a real laptop. gracy with her cousin madison. i can't believe how old you've gotten madison!!!! you are sooo cute!

on christmas eve, we all went over to my mom and dad's house for some christmas festivities! we had marian, clair and clair sr. over as well. the more the merrier!

christmas morning came, and so did santa! gracy was so great this year, she stayed up til 10:30 on christmas eve, so she slept in and we didn't have to get up until 10! thanks gracy! we love you!

gracy got a lot of great gifts this year... she got two barbies, some books, pj's, clothes, slippers, toys, movies and best of all she got her laptop with a little wand!! the funny thing is, i got this for her at the beginning of october before she ever even said she wanted it. i must have a great instinct! this is a picture of her when she realized what it was, she was squealing like i've never heard anyone squeal before! it was so much fun!

santa was good to thomas this year too! he got some really cool sweaters, a hoodie, the first and second season of "it's always sunny in philidelphia", this cute purple beanie, a TIME book with lots of super cool pictures. my parents got him a really nice electric razor and his parents got gave us each a check to get whatever we want! thanks mary ann and john!
these are the nice pj's thomas and i got each other (minus the hoodies) don't we look so cute!?this year i got some great presents as well! thomas gave me a really cute pair of shoes, and a nice new scrapbooking desk!! i love it! it's so perfect! and to make it all complete, my parents gave me my much wanted cricut!! i'm so excited i can hardly contain myself! i went home last night and tried it out, and i love it! my sister and chris gave us some pretty sweet presents too.

and of course we couldn't forget our little puppy marley on christmas! we got him a new bed, some toys and this cute little red hoodie!! he is so cute i just want to SQUEEZE him!

all in all, it was a pretty fantastic christmas! thanks everyone for all you do for us! we love you all so much.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

remember when...

1. Add a comment on my blog, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you knew me a little or a lot, anything you remember.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses.

Friday, December 12, 2008

elf yourself!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

high school.

so, i realize i may get made fun of by a few people for doing this... but hey, i'm bored. so here ya go...


2. WHAT KIND OF CAR DID YOU DRIVE? when i drove, i drove my sea foam green ford escort. lovely.

3. DID YOU PASS YOUR DRIVER'S LICENSE TEST YOUR FIRST TRY? you bet! seriously, anyone who didn't has problems. (sorry if any of you didn't) but seriously.

4. WHERE YOU A PARTY ANIMAL? no. i was an innocent little princess.

5. WERE YOU CONSIDERED A FLIRT? yes very much so...

6. WERE YOU IN BAND, ORCHESTRA, OR CHOIR? i was in the accapella choir. lalalalala!

7. WERE YOU A NERD? no, i was pretty cool i'd say.


9. DID YOU EVER GET SUSPENDED/EXPELLED? yes. for stealing a car. no, i didn't.

10. CAN YOU STILL SING THE FIGHT SONG? haha, no. i didn't even know it back then.

11. WHO WERE YOUR FAVORITE TEACHERS? i loved loved loved lisa messer, my dance co. instructor. also, mr. smith from choir. what a hoot. and i also really liked my math teacher senior year, who incidently, turned out to be an internet child preditor of some sort and actually got fired and put in jail.. go figure.

12. WHERE DID YOU SIT FOR LUNCH? usually outside on the sidewalk, unless there was snow of course.

13. WHAT IS YOUR SCHOOL'S FULL NAME? brighton high school

14. WHAT IS YOUR SCHOOL'S MASCOT AND COLORS? bengals, blue and orange.

15. DID YOU GO TO HOMECOMING AND WITH WHO? yes. joel davis, don't remember, and andrew jensen.


17. WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER MOST ABOUT GRADUATION? i asked my mom to get me a lei and she ordered one from hawaii and forgot to pick it up from the florist. haha. oh! and graduating.

18. WHERE DID YOU GO SENIOR SKIP DAY? what is that?? everyday was senior "skip day" carl's anyone?? haha

19. WERE YOU IN ANY CLUBS? dance co. and student government.

20. HAVE YOU GAINED SOME WEIGHT SINCE THEN? yes. working on taking it off though!

21. WHO WAS YOUR PROM DATE? matt (can't remember), clint berry, and andrew stoddard.

22. ARE YOU PLANNING ON GOING TO YOUR 10 YEAR REUNION? um, don't know. maybe.

23. DID YOU HAVE A JOB IN HIGH SCHOOL? yes. golden swirl. it was so awesome. i'm set for life on swirling now! thanks g-swirl.


so today is my dad's 65th birthday! can you believe that?? it's so crazy to me. my dad is so special to me... these are some things i love about him.

-he is the most caring dad ever

-he is sensitive

-he loves his family

-he doesn't judge

-he makes silly jokes

-he looks like gepetto (funny story about that in a minute)

-he's an EXTREMELY talented contractor

-he loves to make our family happy

-he is the EXACT same age as micky mouse (seriously, look it up if ya want)

-he likes ice cream

-he loves history

-he is a fantastic grandfather

-he loves to fish and camp

-he isn't afraid of catching spiders

-he loves trousers

-he will do anything for his family

-he is understanding

-he takes us out for crab

-he can't really carry a tune but he tries anyway

-he is encouraging

-he used to be a really good gymnast

-he loves the gospel

-he used to play some pretty good pranks back in his high school days

-he loves to travel

-he loves loves loves reading

-he is my dad, and i love him

we celebrated last night and went to bonsai for dinner. it was dad, mom, lisa, chris, and me... thomas was working and sadly couldn't come, but he all missed him. we all love to go to that place and whenever we go, we always pretend it's someone's birthday so we can get our picture taken. so far, we have 7 pictures all in the same place... hah only 3 of them have been ACTUAL birthdays. it's so much fun to go and look at our pictures there and see how everyone has changed. so, back to the birthday. my dad is great, he even paid for his own birthday dinner! thanks dad. after dinner, we went back to my parents house to open presents. dad got some pretty sweet presents. lisa and chris gave him a ticket to the body worlds exhibit and a home-made card by lisa.. she is getting to be so crafty! mom gave him a golf shirt, a book, and season tickets for the hail center theater. thomas, gracy and i gave him a book by elder holland. all in all it was a great birthday celebration.

so, i promised you a funny story... the other day, my dad was eating alone at some restaurant (as he frequently does), and the waitress came over and said: "there is a group of kids over there and i told them that gepetto is here. can you go over and pretend that you are gepetto?" so my dad went over and pretended he was gepetto for all of these little kids!!! oh man, i only wish i would've been there. what a good sport dad is! so here's to you, happy birthday gepetto.... i mean, dad!