Wednesday, January 28, 2009

New Moon

NEW MOON Pictures, Images and Photos

I know most of you think I am crazy, but I am completely and utterly addicted to the Twilight series. I finished the second book in less than 2 days and it's close to maybe 600 pages. Not to mention, I worked 8 or so hours each day. Trace thinks something is seriously wrong with me. hehe. Anyhow like I said, I finished the 2nd book which was titled New Moon. I have to say that this book was a hint better than the first; a lot more drama with suspicion. I won't give away any clues because I'm trying to get Amy to start reading them. I told her that if she just reads the first chapter of Twilight- she'll understand and not be able to put it down. =] We'll see.

new moon exerpt Pictures, Images and Photos

Thursday, January 22, 2009


So today is the day that I broke all the rules. Think you can figure it out?
I painted my nails pink in mid winter!!! Ah, sure does feel good to welcome in spring colors? ;)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Laughter is good medicine

25 Ways to Cope with STRESS

1. Jam miniature marshmallows up your nose and sneeze them out. See how many you can do at once.
2. Use your MasterCard to pay your Visa and vice-versa.
3. Pop some popcorn without putting the lid on.
4. When someone says "Have a nice day", tell them you have other plans.
5. Make a list of things to do that you've already done.
6. Dance naked in front of your pets.
7. Put your toddler's clothes on backwards and send them off to pre-school as if nothing is wrong.
8. Fill out your tax forms using Roman Numerals.
9. Tape pictures of your boss on watermelons and launch them from high places.
10. Leaf through "National Geographic" and draw underwear on the natives.
11. Tattoo "out to lunch" on your forehead.
12. Go shopping. Buy everything. Sweat in it. Return it the next day.
13. Buy a subscription of "Sleazoid Weekend" and send it to your boss's wife.
14. Pay your electric bill in pennies.
15. Drive to work in reverse.
16. Find out what a frog in a blender really looks like.
17. Tell your boss to "Blow it out your mule" and let them figure it out.
18. Sit naked on a hard boiled egg.
19. Polish your car with ear wax.
20. Read the dictionary upside down and look for secret messages.
21. Start a nasty rumor and see if you recognize it when it comes back to you.
22. Braid the hairs in each nostril.
23. Write a short story using alphabet soup.
24. Stare at people through the tines of a fork and pretend they're in jail.
25. Make up a language and ask people for directions.

So Beautiful

This is the part of winter that I absolutely love. Yesterday, on my drive home, I was wondering when the tree limbs would be covered in a white sheet of snow and ice... and literally the change was made over night. So ironic! As I drove to work this morning I noticed that there was not a tree that wasn't covered. It was so so beautiful that I honestly stopped out in the middle of the country, grabbed my camera and snapped this! =] I hate the cold, but I love the beauty of winter!

Monday, January 19, 2009

To let you in on a little secret

He's won my heart for good no matter how many times he pees on the floor because he is mad Trace and I are having a conversation that doesn't involve him, or in fact how many times he steals the toast from the toaster, or honestly how many time he gets scared of a picture frame and runs and jumps on the couch, even the times he steals every sock we own and chews a hold in the heel... all in all, he's the world's greatest D-O-G!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


"And so the lion fell in love with the lamb"
Twilight Pictures, Images and Photos

sayingz frm twilight! Pictures, Images and Photos

This book is by far one of the best books I've ever read. I'm not just saying that because everyone and their moms are saying that, I'm being truthful. I found myself getting up at 5:30 AM to turn on a lamp and read a couple chapters before work. It is that good! And yes, the question of the day is "isn't that book about vampires!?" ... yes, it is. You're so right! But your mythical impression is so wrong. All I can is it's a MUST READ!

Monday, January 12, 2009

my life at this very moment

My nose has been buried in this book since last night. I actually made fun of those geeks who waited in line for hours to go see this movie until my best friend, Kendra, became one of those geeks. haa. (love you, girl) She bought all 4 books and demanded that I read them and I have to say, I am quite surprised at how addicting this book really is. I'll let you know how much I liked it in a day or so.

And this is just a quirk... I found this sweatshirt shoved in the back of my closet! I laughed so hard because I never thought I'd be one to wear these um... totally unfashionable shirts but guess what, I am today! hahahahaha!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Refreshing Morning

As most of you know by now, I fight Duncan (my dog) to get my extra beauty sleep in the morning because once Trace leaves for work, he is up and ready to start his day. Let's just say that 5:30 AM is never in my morning schedule... other than today it was! Once Trace left for work, I laid in bed for a bit longer and decided that I was going to get up and have myself a cup of hot tea and edit some pictures I took last night. It was nice! I feel like I've had lots of extra time this morning, in no need to rush! Boy do I need more mornings like today. But... now it is time to get ready for work. So be sure to have a blessed day!

Ah, hasn't the snow been such a joy? =]

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... IN JANUARY!

This is the only Christmas decoration I hadn't shoved away in storage yet because I thought it held a little luck with the frosty snowflakes. Indeed it did this morning! =]
As soon as I found the snow, I ran inside to grab my camera!

Enjoy the snow please! I know I will!!!!

Window Scenery

I looked out my window two nights ago and this is what I found....

God's beautiful creation beyond my imagination!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Lounging in my robe with a sick hubby

So the past three days have been nothing short of refreshing. As most of you probably already know, Trace has been really sick. He came home from work last Monday vomiting, so of course we thought he had the flu. On Tuesday he was feeling a little recouped but still having a really bad sore throat, that was getting worse by the minute. Therefore on Wednesday, he went to our local Urgent Care to have them test him for strep. Well, his strep test came back negative and they gave him a couple prescriptions hoping for some kind of fix. As the hours go on, he is only getting worse including a hacking cough. Finally on Friday he goes to an actual Doctor, hoping they'll know what they're talking about this time. He finds out that he has an acute respiratory infection but they still felt like he needed some blood work because he may have mono. Well, it's now Monday (which we should get the results back today) and he is still having coughing spells that last 15-20mins. Yesterday was the last time he vomited, so we've crossed that off the list for now. So now I am getting to the refreshing point.... haha. Since I had to take care of him, I spent two whole days lounging on the couch in my robe, watching movies (except for those moments of running around trying to soothe my honey with hot tea, popsicles, soup, toast, yogurt, medicine, etc.). It was so nice! =] Trace even asked me last night if we could spend more nights at home... he couldn't have read my mind any better ;]...and that's why we're perfect for one another.

Ps. Thanks to all those who have kept him in your prayers. He really needed it- still does at that. Much love. xoxo!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Counting down the New Year!

We spent our New Year with family, playing Cranium, Partini, and Guesstures. I woke up with sore abs from laughing so hard... all night long.
Enjoy! =]
(These pictures are in no specific order. If anything- they are totally backwards. haha.)
This was taken the moment we walked in the door. Let's just say it was a long, long, long night. haha


Let's just say that the girls totally dominated BOTH games on Guesstures. What now boy!? haha.

Brother and sister- Megan and Ryan.

A toast to the new year!

Cheers! =]

This is what happens when the camera is stolen from me.

I think he was riding a motorcycle. lol!

Cheesin! =D

haha. She was a puppet.

So cute.

I'm pretty sure he was impersonating a celebrating on this one.

Geesh Megan... nice shot! Kudos to you. haha.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Hope everyone had a great one. Let's welcome 2009!