Friday, January 23

16 random things about me

waiting for mat to get home so we can go to the stock show. decided to take a cue from heather again and enlighten the wondering minds. or wandering minds... :)
1) i try really hard to be a vegetarian. but sometimes, it's easier to just eat meat. and sometimes (like tonight) i just really want a corn dog. what's wrong with me?
2) as much as i complained about working at borders, i really did love it.
3) i have no idea what i'm going to do when i finally finish with college. i think it's just a security blanket
4) i heart peanut butter. so much. i hope i don't get salmonella.
5) i have truly horrible time management skills.
6) my favorite color is purple, just like my momma.
7) my socks have bees on them right now. buzzzzzzz
8) i hate hate hate the way grateful is spelled. it looks like cheese grater. what's wrong with "greatful" ?????
9) i can't believe we've almost been married for 5 years. sometimes, i can't remember before marriage. it just skips from high school, to dts, to being married.
10) i can't ever decide what color i want my hair to be.
11) my etsy shop has had only one momma. that makes me sad...
12) songs get stuck in my head far too easily. today, at work brandy sang "say my name" for all of 5 seconds's in my head. drives me crazy!!
13) i can't handle not having painted toesies.
14) almost done..... i hate having people follow me up the stairs. esp mat. i always think he's going to scare me or smack my bootie or something. i either have to follow him or run up the stairs really quick like. which leads into number
15) i scare super easily. even during funny shows or movies things can scare me. riding in a car is torture. too sensitive i suppose. but i still love scary movies and shows. strange.
16) i drink iced tea almost every day. definitely every day in the summertime. so delish!
thanks for playing. :)

Monday, January 12

self portrait

i like the idea of taking a self portrait every week. i don't know if it's something i can hold to, but so far it's been fun. since it's already three weeks into the new year, here are my three sp's so far for 2009

i was not looking the hottest a couple nights ago....... so i thought i'd do a foot shot. but i really love my toes. most people hate feet, but i like my bare piggies. i heart my tattoo, it reminds me of florida and my honeymoon with my wonderful hubs. i love my toe rings, bought in thailand. and my pink tootsies :)
kinda a scary pic, but it was really cold today. and we got about 6 inches of snow. hehe :)

Thursday, January 8

some pics

i couldn't figure out the pictures with my last post, so here are some from the weeks of christmas and new years. in no particular order.
mat and i playing guitar hero together. we played on one guitar, my sister on the other. level, expert.......she still beat us!!!con and mat playing guitar hero..... can you tell what he got for christmas? :)
katie, mat's sister, and of the twins :)
me and ashton about to open presents. he just learned how to whistle before they came out from california....the whole time they were out here, you could hear him whistling wherever he cute!!!
chef jaidyn and ashton.
clockwise: wyatt with mom catherine, jaidyn, ashton, carson and willow using mat's guitar hero boxes as a racetrack for their cars.
chase strumming what he thought was a was a fishing pole! :)
mat with willow, the other twin. :) looks good holding a bebe, doesn't he? ;)
so there is our christmas in a few pictures. obviously lots of kiddos, presents, guitar hero and family. such a great time!! now, to watch football! :)


i only have a couple minutes to post: my uber fancy velveeta-salsa dip is microwaving. i know, i'm pretty fancy. i'm taking a cue from heather and summarizing my holidays in some lists.

gifts i gave:
* an uber nice wool peacoat to the hubs
* a multitude of gifts at thanksgiving time--i only shipped O-N-E gift this holiday season!
* christmas plates and cups for little kiddos
* everything covered with stars for my sister
* pricess much cooler does it get?!?!
* a beautiful frame to my bestie....with some great pics of us from way back when
gifts i received:
* "sacred marriage" "sacred influence" and "sacred parenting" by gary thomas....excellent books!
* a beautiful sewing machine....that i can't figure out!
* music on my cell phone from my babes
* delightful scentsy's amazing!
* two puffy warm vests. they are amazing!!
* a wonderful sinus infection from the 8 month old twins....well worth it! :)
who i met:
* mat's grandpa leon and his wife alice. been married almost five years and i've never met him. he's not nearly as angry and scary as everyone made him out to be!!
* great-aunt gladys (mat's grandma's sister) and her husband and daughter. it was great to meet them and spend time with them
* wyatt and willow, the afforementioned eight month old twins
* my dear friend joy's man, russ
traditions we held to:
* a real christmas tree, despite all of the needles i am still finding everywhere!
* eggs benedict for just the two of us on christmas morning
* gifts from santa
* christmas with mat's whole family on the 26th
* new years eve at mat's aunt and uncle's with prime rib and crab legs
* another year of not attending zoo lights
* watching elf
the past two weeks were insanely busy and hectic, with working so much and still spending so much time with the family. we made countless trips to boulder to see the family, plus a trip to cheyenne to see grandpa leon, but it was so worth it. i love mat's family, and it is so good to spend time with the kids and adults, catching up and laughing together. it's good for my heart. if i can't be around my family at christmas time, there is no other family i'd be with. they are amazing people, full of life and love and joy. it was an amazing time!