Sunday, December 31, 2006
It was a long, but fun 9 hour drive. Even though its a little hard to see, we did pass the Girls Gone Wild bus as we drove into the state of North Carolina... and it was because of moments like those that we were able to make it through a 9 hour drive.
The following pictures are a few shots I took during the trip. There was really nothing else to do in NC besides wander around the farm (yes, i said farm) and take pictures, so there are a ton of them. The first one is a picture of Amanda and my grandmothers key board. I thought it was adorable.
This is a random piece of farm equipment we found. It was extremely rusty and decrepit... so Amanda decided to risk her life climbing on it.
We all became extremely obsessed with these Magnetics toys. Daniel and Wesley made some pretty cool pyramids...
The following pictures are some pictures that Wesley and Amanda took on the farm, on the front porch, in the yard... or wherever the heck they could find places to take pictures. Ignore their expertise... it makes my pictures look bad. :)
We found a Teeter Totter! :)
We of course had the whole Christmas to-do. We went to Daniels Grandparents, my Grandparents, my parents, Daniels parents, and so on and so forth. We also went to North Carolina where we visited my other set of grandparents. (pictures will be posted soon) We had a good time at each of the places we visited and got some wonderful gifts ranging from movies to yard equipment. (I have been wanting to complete my Disney Princess collection- I still need "Snow White" and "Beauty and the Beast" if anyone feels so inclined) Among wonderful spread of gifts came a few decorations for our house. We are wanting to start a Penguin collection- seeing as we are totally obsessed with them... so my mom gave us quite a few adorable Penguin's to start our collection off wonderfully. We also got a few things to add onto our kitchen decorating project that has been going on for about 5 months now. If you haven't seen our kitchen, its done in different browns and whites with coffee accents. My mom gave us some cute coffee plates to display
and my Aunt Diane gave us nifty some art work that she bought from Ireland.
Along with the Christmas giving and receiving, we decided to do a few home projects. We painted and mounted shelves for our plates to be displayed, hung up our artwork, put up a much needed clock in the living room, started to organize our closet in the living room, painted and put up our outlet covers, and I am currently on the never ending Take-down-Xmas- stuff project. (Am I allowed to have that many commas in one sentence?)
Last thing... then I will stop boring you, I promise. As part of a joint Christmas gift Daniel and I FINALLY purchased our very own, new and improved, Digital Camera. Not the exact thing I wanted, but for the price we paid, it is stinkin awesome. We didn't end up getting the printer that was an extra whatever dollars. so ignore that part of the picture. So yeah, I am excited. Now I just need to take lessons from Tammi so I can learn to take a decent picture.
Thursday, December 21, 2006
We saw some graffiti that described our family to a tee. So we decided to partake in being halfway funny.
After the previous picture was taken, I thought it would be a good idea for everyone to be Emo... since we were dressed in black and white and in front of graffiti, it seemed appropriate. Obviously we all need to work on our emo/depressed expressions, but its a good first try. A lot of family memebers wouldnt have a clue what emo is. So I give them 4 Kudos for knowing exactly what to do.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
I guess when it all boils down, I am cranky cause I know I shouldnt be having a bad attitude about this stuff. Things could be a lot worse. I need to see the glass as half full... not all the way empty.
Friday, December 01, 2006
So I dont have a "spiritual" door. I have a sinking cute one.
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Ta Ta For Now
Friday, November 24, 2006
Anyway, that's all I can muster up tonight. We have our third thanksgiving meal at 8:30 in the morning, then our fourth and final at 11:30. It's a tough job eating all that food, but someone has to do it.
Monday, November 13, 2006
For those of you who are not Star Wars fans... Let me explains what an "Ewok" is. Ewok's are cute, adorable furry creatures that live on the mood Endor. They stand approximately one meter tall and travel in packs. They are very old timy. They use slings, hangliders, spears made out of sticks... And so forth. Most Ewoks live high among the trees of Endor's forests, in villages built between the closely spaced trees. Ewoks venture to the forest floor to hunt, and set traps to catch various prey. Here is what the Ewok's villages look like.
All that to say, I am in love with Ewoks. Oh what I would do for an Ewok. When Daniel and I have a kid, we are going to dress him or her up as an Ewok and made them walk around with me just so I can live out my dream. But for now, I am going to settle with a stuffed Ewok. These two pictures are the Ewoks that I am hopefully getting from Santa Clause. The first one is Wicket, and the second one is his friend with benefits, Princess Kneesaa.
On another note... am I the only one that was surprised that Princess Leia could look this seductive? I mean, honestly. I would show you a picture of her in chains with Jabba the Hut, but because I would like to keep my job for a while, I will refraine.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Apparently its a net rebounder for baseball players. Regardless... It was left in my yard when we bought the house and Amanda was attempting to balance it against a fence and lay on it like a hammock. In the end, Wesley ended up risking his life laying it.
Anyway, I took pictures of all of this... But guess what. Amy Lynn doesn't have a decent digital camera! We have one...But it sucks. It was amanda's old one. It is a piece of junk that is 200 years old with no zoom and no memory whatsoever. So Amy Lynn went old school and took pictures with her regular camera. So you wont be seeing those pictures for another few months. It takes me forever to develop film... If I ever take a whole role!!!
All that to say, if you want to get me a decent digital camera for Christmas, I will not be stopping you!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
gosh I need a life
Friday, November 03, 2006
My husband is the greatest. I have known that ever since we have been dating, but the past few weeks have made me fall even more in love with him than I thought possible.
When we got married, Daniel claimed he wanted seven kids (yeah I laughed too) and so after much deliberation, he settled with having four. (yet again, bringing laughter from within me) So I jokingly told him that he would have to buy me diamond jewelry for every child that I had. Tuesday we lost the baby and he gave me this. Its my mommy ring.
Yeah, he is the best.
Saturday, October 07, 2006
Now, in our backyard we have two fences surrounding us. The first fence is around our whole backyard. It runs right behind our shed and playhouse. The second fence is a doggy fence. Let me go ahead and clarify that we bought this house about 4 months ago.... and the previous owners had a dog, and kids.... so the play house and doggy fence made perfect sense when they were living here. But thats beside the point. Anyway, it has been a while since we have mowed the back yard... and it has been an even longer while since we have mowed the little doggy fence part. Actually, we have never mowed inside that doggy fence. (quite frankly its because we are lazy and procrastinators, and we have no use for the thing) So Daniel decides to take on the task of mowing inside the doggy fence. After he finishes mowing the first strip of the forest, this is what it looks like.
Moral of the story? Get a dog for your doggy fence.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Ta Ta for now
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Ok, I am trying to get the hang of putting pictures on here without blogger freaking out on me... its actually starting to piss me off a little... I cant exactly get the pics how i want them- so work with me here.
These are some pictures from my wedding. Not amazing, but hey- we didnt know Tammi before we got married so we couldnt get the best. Daniel played around with the color on the black and white ones the other day... so the credit goes to him for making them look so cute! :)
Just a little bit of tid bit for ya... daniel and I have been married for a little over 10 months now. so yay!
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
My great friend Hayley took some pictures for us before we got married. So anyway, I wanted to show you some of them... they are all black and white. The other ones arent on the computer yet. I will be posting a few of my wedding pics sometime in the near future!