Friday, January 29, 2010

Fill in the blank Friday

Every once in a while, I like to explore blogland and see what cute things are going on. This fill in the blank Friday post came from "the little things we do" which I found from a new blog I follow called "champagne bubbles" so here I am, filling in the blanks.

1. If I weren't a staff assistant I'd love to be a photographer and a mom .

2. When I'm super upset I often cry or get a twitch in my eye .

3. My favorite thing about myself is my desire to be crafty .

4. If I found a $100 in the pocket of last winter's coat I'd spend it on shoes or clothes or things for my house or things for my trip .

5. Even though some people might consider this a flaw, I love my damaged uneven lips - they give me character .

6. I love the way I feel when I get to spend the whole day with Tommy doing nothing .

7. I love my hair most when it's smooth enough for Tommy to run his fingers through while I put my head on his lap .

You all can join if you'd like...

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

By request and then some.

I got dressed up again and we went back to the red wall to get some more pictures for those of you that requested up close and personal. It wasn't as cool this time. The sun was going down and clouds were covering the sky. That generally makes for a good picture but in this case we really needed the sun to brighten up the walls and make them look more red. In most of these pictures it just looks like a dull rust which makes me sad. I hope you like them anyway.

Monday, January 25, 2010

When I grow up I want to be...

I'm not usually a very wordy blogger but every once in a while I get to thinking about life and that sometimes leads to wordy blogging. Today, I was thinking about what I wanted to be when I grow up. Because we all know that I am far from that, here is a list I came up with :)

When I grow up I want to be...

A good mom.
Patient and understanding, helpful and kind, and all of the wonderful things I see in my own mother.

Happy with my family, happy with my job whatever it may be, happy with the way I look and the perception of myself, happy with the person I become, and happy with the life that I have even if it doesn't turn out the way I think it should.

The best photographer I can be.
That may not be the best photographer ever but I do want to expand my talent and be the best that I can.

A good wife.
There are so many definitions of what a good wife is; one who cooks and cleans and rubs her husbands feet. Yes, those are things I would like to do but to me being a good wife consists of: supporting my husband in each decision he makes for our family, believing in his ability to provide for us, believing in his talents, making sure that he knows that I believe in him, and making him wonderful meals because he loves that most :)

A dedicated blogger.
I want to make sure my life is documented even if it may not be interesting to some people or to me.

It is important to me that I am not ignorant and that I am aware of other people and things going on around me.

A world traveler.
I'm already starting my journey but I am far from finished. This will take some dedication.

Someone people can turn to when they are in need.
When I was young, I didn't understand the importance of helping others as much as I do now. So even though my children may not like it and sometimes I will not be appreciated, I would like to be the helping hand to others, always.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Red, Red, Red

I just love those Sunday afternoons when we find an awesome place to take pictures of me in a new dress, don't you?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tommy + Technology = Awesome

Have I told you how much I love the polaroid application on Tommy's phone? Well it's true, I love it. Today, on the way home from work traffic was slow because of the weather. I used that as an opportunity to have a little fun. I took pictures of me and Tommy and the rain because I love the rain even more than I love the polaroid application on Tommy's phone :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I'm a slacker and that is why I am posting about Christmas half way through January. I hope you are not sick of it!

Well to kick it off, we will start with the lovely Candace and Marc. I swore that I was going to get a picture of Candace with her eyes open, and ta-da! I did! They are two of the most awesome people I have ever met, I'm not just saying that :)

Isn't my Mom fabulous? Yes, yes she is.

Here is the most wonderful Dad I've ever had :) But seriously, I couldn't have asked for a better one.

All the kids -Connor on Christmas morning. To be fair, it was really early.
Brant and Nadine. My model worthy and all around rockstar brother and sister-in-law.

Brianne and Jon. Can't you just see the love?! They are some of the most talented people I know. Honestly.

Lets open PRESENTS!!!

A baby shower for Candace!

We were so glad that all the girls were able to throw a baby shower for Candace while she was here. We love her very much and cannot wait to meet baby Corgan!

From All About Us

Isn't the cake Mechelle made amazing?! If you can believe it, it tasted even better than it looked!

Friday, January 8, 2010

I love Zooey

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Weekend trip to Luna

The weekend before Christmas my brother Marc and his wonderful wife Candace went with Tommy and I to Luna to see my Grandparents. My parents, the exchange students, and Carla and her kids met us up there and we all had a lovely time visiting, eating, playing with the kids and our cousins that live near by.

So here are the pictures of our trip there and while we were there.

We all love this little blue-eyed Connor (especially Candace ;)). He is the sweetest little thing alive.

Christmas Family Pictures

It's hard to believe that this really was the best picture we got of all of us. You can see most of our faces (sorry Nadine!) and most of us were looking at the camera and smiling...

This one makes me feel better since we all did a pretty good job of looking silly. I'm so proud :)

My beautiful family, I'm so happy that we could all be here for Christmas!

...and last but not least, my brothers idea for an awkward family photo.