17 December 2007


This movie was my first glimpse at the "rivalry" boys and girls were supposed to have. Funny the things the Chipmunks can teach you.

The second one is probably why to this day I love animals. It also explains why I pretended my stuffed animals were babies for so long...

Christmas is quickly approaching (8 more days) and although snow will never be seen it feels like Christmas. (Even with 70 degree weather :( Guess it isn't that bad...
Can't wait for next week and the time when the family sits down to watch this (complete w/ 1980's commercials)

(and NO kidding. This is the exact commercial that is on the old tape version!)

01 November 2007

a night fit for fun...

...and the joy of taking pizza to the park for a last minute picnic.
...and the weather being warm enough still to do so.
after this picture i thought out loud, "wow, we might
miss these days in the very far future when a kid might arrive."
and maybe its true...
but time is something we definitely have.

"So don't wait For someone to tell you it's too late Cause these are the best days There's always something tomorrow So I say let's make the best of tonight Here comes the rest of our lives " -graham colton

On another note...
Johnny and I had a blast at our second costume party.
This is becoming quite a tradition w/ us...
in public or not in public :)

Oct. 2006:
As Jack and Kate from Lost
Wow. We were but mere children a year ago
Oct. 2007
We went as Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash
We had even practiced the song "Jackson" and were reering to go if need be...
alas, they had no 'Jackson' on karaoke, but only "Ring of Fire"
So we sang...

03 October 2007

Oh Ohio, place I once lived....

Place I will always miss...

Gathering Leaves
by Robert Frost

Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.

I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.

But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.

I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?

Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.

Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?

We traveled East for my brother Andy's wedding.
It was beautiful.She came down the isle to "Wildflowers" by Tom Petty.
We visited with cousins,
...saw a childhood friend, Holly
Ate at Coney Island,
and drove by the house I spent my childhood in,
It was one of the best visits I've ever had. We walked around our old neighborhood. Holly and I told our men about the adventures we had there and how things had changed.
It's normally weird to return to a place that hold so many great memories, but this time it was more like seeing a picture of a place that holds so much meaning and being able to enjoy it all over again.

08 September 2007

bit of movie trivia...

It's been a while since I've seen "All Dogs Go to Heaven." In fact, probably about fifteen years, but somehow I still remembered the song that the little girl sang during the movie. Weird, how childhood memories like that never seem to go away.

As great as watching the movie was I was really disturbed to find out whatever happened to the voice of little Anne Marie...apparently she was shot when she was ten by her crazy dad and then he set the house on fire. Crazy.
It was interesting to put a name with a face that I had grown up with...

Judith Barsi also played the voice of Ducky

Here is a bit of weirdness to go with it...the voice of Little Foot was Gabriel Damon Most of us know him as Spot from Newsies....

Well looky where he is now...
kinda gross just to be honest.

ok, I'm done.

24 August 2007

Last week I was reminded that I haven't blogged in a very, very long time. I think a lot has happened in the last year, but there has not been a lack inspiration. No, no, dear friends. If anything there has been a TON of inspiration....I'm married to a writer after all...so here we go. It's been a while.

I traveled north to Seattle last week...
While I was there I had a magical time visiting old friends,

Made a new one,
And visited one of THE most beautiful places on earth....
I still missed this guy a bit...
(he got this black eye from when I accidentally whacked him w/ my elbow. woops.)

I love when the seasons change. Granted, I live in Phoenix so the changes are hardly visible, but where they do change is where my heart longs to be. I like the way the leaves fall and the snow packs and slushes. The way the trees bloom and everything feels lighter. I love the summer nights when you can feel the heat from the cement and the way fireflies dance around you. I like these changes and that is probably all I like of change.

A lot of change is going on and like every other time change happens I start to freak out. I wish it didn't make me squirm like a toddler in an airplane, but it does.
I guess there's a saying for this,

"obla di obla da." life goes on.

21 March 2007

Save the date. We'd love to see you. It's comin' just around the corner. (and just barely. only 73 days left)

Life these days mostly consist of work, planning, house renovations, talking, laughing, driving, long phone conversations with distant friends, bridesmaids measurements, visa invitation letter, music brain storming, asking for help, practicing, sharing, growing, being tired, eating pizza rolls, painting bathrooms and making websites. It's one of the most fun times in my entire life.

WIsh you were all here to share in the craziness!

08 February 2007

It's all happening!!!!!!!!!!

Well. It happened. I am officially engaged and will wed this incredible side kick and love. It was one of the most amazing and romantic times in my entire life (well, probably THE most, actually. Since I've never been proposed to before) and the Journey that the Lord has for us will be the biggest adventure of my life.

The wedding is June 2nd in the evening...I'd love to see so many of you there.

And we all know...to live, is an awfully big adventure.

09 January 2007

"Michigan seems like a dream to me now..."

"...it took me four days to hitch hike from Saginaw."

That's right, I was so close to Saginaw I could smell it. And I could see how it would take four days to hitch hike through it. It was beautiful. It captured an essence of freedom I hadn't felt in a while. Somewhere in the midst of Michigan, I found a side of the man, whom I love greatly, that he hadn't been able to show me. It was this nature that couldn't break free because of careers, mortgage payments, sinus infections, and busy cities, but there...I saw it. It was like this whole other relationship was illuminated, one that couldn't have been illuminated, perhaps, if we hadn't traveled to Michigan. We visited his family and played with his nephews and nieces and took late night tours around his tiny hometown. I believe he showed me every, single inch of that city and it was like opening a gift every second of it. I saw his entire childhood in his gaze as he reminisced about different things and watched his heart soften. I could see his mischievous character when he was in grade school, the class clown and show off. I saw his relationship with his siblings and parents and the genuine love that filled his childhood home. Oh, and you better believe we had some great music to drive around to. It was...kind of pretty much like ...magic.

Life has been flying by and I can barely reach the coat tails that swing behind. It's an exciting adventure, of course. It's been a blessing...a long journey that Jesus has been so consistant in leading me through. I haven't written on here for a long time, but I figure it might be worth updating.

Someday, I wanna take the Greyhound from Pittsburgh and hitchhike through Michigan. And laugh on the bus. And play games with the faces.

"...I said, "be careful his bowtie is really a camera."
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