Tuesday, December 22, 2009

during my time off i will

bake bagels

write down my must read list in a nifty notebook

finish reading outliers (my parents got me this book for my birthday and i'm loving it)


see the nutcracker ballet

hem some pants

finish up my project 365 (i've done really good with taking pictures but i need to have them printed/put them in my book)

drink tea



and hopefully blog

Sunday, December 20, 2009

School is done....for now!

So i survived and actually thrived this semester. Granted when i was taking finals and finishing research paper it felt very overwhelming but i feel really good about it! So since school is out for a whole month...and i'm only working 40 hours a week...we have been having fun!

We made gingerbread houses with kimmy and lou. the frosting was super sticky but we had tons of fun.

packages are wrapped and on the way to family.

I snapped some family pics for E's family.
and i've been working on my life list....next up is NUTCRACKER!
i've already registered for classes for the spring and as much as i'm n ot really looking forward to it it felt really good to use my brains.....my grades were good. A friend commented that that means i should take harder classes which may be right
but for today....these things i know for sure

christmas is this week....ready or not

e has two weeks off

i miss glee

i have a really great partner in life

not putting up a tree or decorating a lot for the holidays was a good thing

i can do anything i set my mind to....going back to school is just the beginning

i have really great friends and family

peace everybody!

Friday, December 11, 2009

be back soon

School is keeping me busy.....

And festive holiday parties at work....oh and work...

And making home made presents....like bows.

after i finish my finals this week....and help my boy celebrate his 30th birthday
I'll be back

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Polaroid Wall

Some hopefully better pictures. Better light for sure!

Crafty + instant photos = a happy girl!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


six years ago. last Saturday.
I married this man. Most days i have a time that i stop and am thankful for him. Because he did the dishes or filled my car with gas. small things that make my life easier and happier. so today when I am thinking of thankfulness he is totally at the top of my list.

these peeps are up there too.

fun memories of days before Arizona.

this little one is a very new addition to my thankful list....Kohl our new nephew. SO kissable.

Also very very thankful for:
clean water and food
and all of our many other blessings.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Polaroid Love

I will take another picture when the light is better. Tonight I made a polaroid display that hangs on the wall above our couch. I need more clips from Ikea but i'm really loving it! It's curtain hanging wire and clips from Ikea with little tiny screw in loops. Oh and I cut the smile & polaroid with my cricut.
Cheap and easy and i'm in love.

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Theatre Love!

You have until November 11th to enter our Les Mis challenge over at Theatre Love!
Create a layout inspired by Les Miserable and link it to participate in the fun.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

I *love* Jack

carved pumpkins
gave out candy
spent time with friends
roasted pumpkin seeds
watched old halloween episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
and had a wonderful halloween

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

October random thoughts.

So Thanksgiving was wonderful. Great company, great food, performance art jell-o, turkey and all other manner of lovely things. I had to go to class after though and work on my research paper. Boo!

I had the flu. It was horrid. E was lovely.

I haven't been sleeping since said flu.
Also the smell of food cooking and the act of swallowing...still not so much loving.

I studied for my mid term for a few hours tonight and suddenly got the urge to completely clean/re-organize the office. RIGHT THAT MINUTE.

No idea why I chose to do my research paper on Doubt: a Parable.  After reading tons of research I am thinking that since I deal with a lot of abuse/molestation at work I should have picked the "He's a Good Man Charlie Brown" option.

Our tickets for the National Monument tour came in the mail. Can not wait until March.

The nanaimo bars I made for thanksgiving were delish if i do say so myself. And I do.

Still really loving my punkins. They are pretty and make me happy.

Monday, October 12, 2009

It is Thanksgiving.

Saturday Kimmy and I took Kaitee to the pumpkin patch.
We had literally a trunk full of  pumpkins at the end of the day. Two wheel barrows full (we actually popped the tire on the wheel barrow). One very fun day!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Good dog.

A few years ago I took a black and white photography class, developing my own film and all that business. I really liked it but I had one roll that I just didn't get around to while I was still in class. Not many places develop B&W film anymore so it sat on ym desk for YEARS. I just got it developed a few weeks ago and the whole roll was images of E's dog Sandy.

They had her for 18 years and she was THE BEST DOG. Sweet and even tempered. She got slower these past few years and today they had to put her down. So *sad*.

So here's to Sandy, a really good dog.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Instax Love!

So this weekend was good but Sunday-Monday? Not so hot. I had several cooking disasters on Sunday followed up by a massive migraine that continued into Monday. NICE!
But today there was happy mail waiting for me at the post office! My new baby!
After work i took her out for a spin.

I'm in love with my new instax mini....any name suggestions? She's tiny, cute and from japan!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Polaroid Love

I shot my last few polaroids Sunday. So SAD that they don't make polaroid film anymore...I am hopeful about The Impossible Project. In the meantime I ordered this little sweetie to hopefully fill the gap.

She's a fuji instax mini. Pretty!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Can we discuss the fact that 10 minutes ago I went into my kitchen and saw THIS on the sink without discussing how i really need to mop. K?
Centipede and scorpion in one night....it's official....my father will never want to visit again and I will not sleep tonight without inspecting every inch of our bed and room.
E is going out of town tomorrow.....I may have to have a sleepover or something....I'm totally freaked out.  He is now checking under the couch with a flashlight. LOVE HIM!
ohhhhhh.....I could check into a hotel!
What? Just thinking of options.

One more.....SERIOUSLY!?!?!

We were innocently watching the office. LOVE the office. love Jim and Pam nugget. Love it.
Suddenly I notice the abster playing with a bug.....OH NO! Not a bug....a SCORPION....that immediately runs underneath our entertainment center. Niiiiiiiiice!

I grab the raid and proceed to have a massive panic attack call the M's across the street for some backup.
E-1, Scorpion-0!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

he's mynewt ;)

Apparently this is my week for wildlife :) I was driving my friend Kim home tonight and we saw a skunk....which started us telling wildlife stories. This week alone has introduced us to "Batty" the bat that moved in while I was in class Monday night and stayed until the following evening when E scared him off. *sad*

Then after the FAIR! Where we ate trashy fair food and I WON BLUE RIBBONS and A BEST IN CLASS RIBBON. That's right....i'm officially small town. I was coreced into entering entered my lemon bars some cards and scrapbook pages and won three blue ribbons (1st place),a red ribbon (2nd place) and a best in class (that's like better than first....a special award...for my lemon bars! Officially a hick, I know.

When we got home we met this little guy! He's a newt...

Huzzah for wildlife!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

School is stealing my soul.

School is good. Good but rough. I haven't been in school for a few years now and i'm just out of practice. It is also harder then I remember, when I was in school last time for most of the time I would go to school from 8-3 and work from 3:30- midnight. I do not have that type of energy anymore.
It's also scary....i'm following my dreams and that's more intimidating than I thought it would be. So happy to have an extra day of weekend this weekend FOR SURE!

In other news I'm super blessed. I have a supportive partner. I get to use my brain and learn and grow. I have a three day weekend....thinking i'm going to get creative and make some bread do some atristic stuff. :) We are planning a trip to D.C. in the spring so ideas for what we will do are percolating.

We had an awesome day yesterday....got out of town with some friends for shopping, thai food, art in the park, and fun.