Monday, December 29, 2008
Now we are on vacation until after the new year. (yay!) So my parents are here and we are doing lots of relaxing, resting and touristy things. Which included a visit to the painted desert/petrified forest national park yesterday.
I hope you all are having a wonderful restful holiday!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Open the book to page 123.
Find the fifth sentence and post it!
"An explanation of the extent of any economic loss or porperty damge suffered by the victim."
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
I saw this and made these for the friends I saw Twilight with about a week before the movie. Linda helped. Just basic white cuppies with a cherry filling and cherry bite marks. They were a hit and super moist!
Monday, December 01, 2008
- I really like the book Twilight.
- My friends and I geeked out and saw it on the 21st AKA my 5th anniversary.
- In my defense E was out of town.
- E and I saw it again this weekend at the Cine Capri.
- I didn't LOVE the movie but I didn't hate it either.
- I was enthralled by the trailer for Harry Potter.
- I almost made E a shirt that said "I'm her Edward" because it's totally true.
- The book was better.
- I may still see it again!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
On Friday E and I will have been married 5 years. Feels like 5 days! It's almost ridiculous how happy I am.
A week later, well 6 days, Is faux-thanksgiving. Or as I like to call it another year bites the dust.
E and I will have two whole weeks of being 28 before he has HIS b-day and then not quite two weeks later is Christmas. My parents are coming for a week and I am so excited to see them!
So even though there is lots to be excited about (did I mention the DS lite and new super mario brothers game that E bought me as an early b-day present? LOVING IT!) I'm feeling grinchy.
I miss my family.
Arizona is too warm for November...the other night with no heat on I got to warm while sleeping and woke up.
I miss autumn.
The leaves were golden and red for a week and then the wind blew and they were gone.
I miss my family.
Work is still really stressing me out...I think the end is in sight but this has literally been the hardest year work wise and I can pin the whole situation on one particular person no matter how much I try to be kind.
I miss friends who are far away.
I am really amazingly blessed and in so many ways incandescently happy.
But I'm still grinchy so please send me some happy thoughts and suggestions on how to break out of my blue mood.
Don't worry...I'm planning several posts about what I'm thankful for soon.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
I think the most importatnt thing now is to move forward as a united country even if the election did not go how you were hoping.
Monday, November 03, 2008
Another really neat find are these page protectors from American Craft. They are 12" tall and 6" wide. I used them here as a little half page between the two pages above and below. It has some more pictures from TO and on the pabk i'll put some journaling. I love the look!
Sunday, November 02, 2008
This is some of the stuff I got done...
Saturday, November 01, 2008
Had a lovely weekend last weekend in Phoenix with a friend. Except my phone died. So welcome to my life crackberry! It's only been a week and I love you already! I love how you keep me on schedule and in touch. I love how you do so much with your tiny little size. I just love you!
Friday, October 31, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I'm picturing a grouping of photos and art above and a charging station, bowl for keys etc. on top.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Packages full of love:
And sushi dates with my love. His schedule is super busy lately so I think our next scheduled date is November...15th? Very very jealous that he gets to go to the pumpkin patch on a field trip tomorrow and I have to go to work.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Here's a rundown of some of my book picks lately.
This was kind of a sleeper hit for me. I had both this and "The Road" on my nightstand and I wasn't sure what to expect...well now I'm 3/4 through this one and I'm still not sure what to expect. Mr. McCarthy has a very distinctive writing style and it's gripping. No spoilers please...I've been exhausted but I am determined to finish this week. Side note : I have not seen the movie and while Mr. F has I have also implored him not to spoil it....while at the same time begging for spoilers so I have no movie-book comparison.
Now this movie I have watched and it was breathtaking. Such beautiful cinematography and a really enjoyable film. However, I think the book was better as is often the case. More detail is one of the things I always say when watching a movie based of a book....it's just impossible usually for a film maker to add all the lush details of the book. So if you liked the movie. Read this one.
This book is a bit of a departure for the author in that she has written several pre-teen books (The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants). But the core of what she writes about in her novels are relationships. This book is about the relationship between sisters and that really struck me. I thought the book was compelling and drew me in right away.
You know the book-movie debate.....I think the movie wins this one for me. Even though you get lots of detail it feels very repetitive as you keep jumping back and forth between characters reliving the same scene....the movie for that across without so much...annoying me?
Beautifully written autobiography. Loved her voice. Loved the book.
This is a sequel to the 2001 book Good in Bed. Just fair warning...I hate reading books out of sequence. I'm a little torn about this book....so much of what I liked about the first book was the spirit of the main player Cannie...and she was not such an active player in this one. Overall not my fave but if you read and liked the first book you may want to read this as well.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Did you know if you've lived outside of Canada for more than five consecutive years without maintaining a residence there you can't even vote by mail. Yeah.
So since I have no voice in this election (except a loving husband who takes into account my opinions when deciding what to do with his vote) I'm pleading. Vote!
Register to vote!
Take time out of your busy schedule and VOTE!
It's a privilege! Use your voice!
And as for registering (which is essential) you are seriously running out of time.
So please. Vote.
Friday, October 03, 2008
Stunning photographs of one of my fave cities. Ever. I can't believe that the last time we were there was for Gary and David's wedding (Love you guys!). Can't wait to go back!
Have a great day and a restful/grateful weekend!
Thursday, October 02, 2008
Also! I really am trying to nail down my fave recipe and although I doubt any could top these....comment and let me know if you think YOU have the most killer choc. chip cookie recipe....it's a quest after all! (And yes Kim I did totally just have a flash of HIMYM)
Best Chocolate Chip Cookies EVER