Saturday, October 31, 2009


I absolutely positively LOVE to wake up to this!

It is 87 degrees right now... wishing that it would stay cooler a little longer.

I certianily hope that one morning wasn't all the ''winter'' we will have here... I like the cold temps and would like to see more!

Friday, October 30, 2009

On top of the world

or at least the cat toy!

I guess she just wanted to make sure that she could see out the window. To you know, make sure she didn't miss anything.

I personally think that she just likes to get that fresh air through the little crack in the window. I think she just sits there contemplating how she is going to fit through to escape.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


not quite..

Karen came down to visit us for a long weekend. I am so glad she did. We always have a really fun time whatever we do.

This trip however, she had a mission.

To get me some new clothes. And my mom and sister too.

So we spent all day today, and will tomorrow too, shopping.

Here are the clothes in the dressing room. I was busy for quite some time.

Here is another dressing room picture.

I did end up finding some clothes. So that was good.

We ended up getting some good deals on shoes too!

We are having fun with Karen for sure! She is the sweetest. She even brought us Garetts Popcorn, our favorite popcorn from Chicago.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Have I mentioned that.

KAREN IS GOING TO BE HERE IN LIKE TWO HOURS? I am not excited or anything :D OK!!! I am really really really really happy she's coming to visit!


She's here until Sunday afternoon! I am looking foward to every minute!

Sorry i've been MIA lately. I've been helping some people move. I cannot walk right now. haha.. I sure got my excersise in! I guess that means I can eat more at Rudys! haha..

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Just a cup 'o tea.

Just one of those days when you just need a cup of tea.

This is my favorite tea. I have discovered Celestial Seasonings Mandrin Orange Spice tea, and I've become addicted. I had a sore throat a few days back and tea just sounded so yummy.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Poor thing!

Poor Kathleen has been under the weather for longer than she can handle!

She's been coughing and hacking all night long!

So, if you happen to think of her today, just say a little prayer for her.

She has 4 nights this week to get through driving school. And Karen will be here Wednesday, so we want her to feel better by then!

She really must be sick, she just woke up and told us she wanted to go back to bed!

Sunday, October 25, 2009


I found this website online tonight, and I decided that I will try this before buying Photoshop. This is free! I am so excited to try it out!

Here's what you can do!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Everyone likes ice cream! duh

We had a free blizzard the other day, and Graice wanted some too!

Like anyone, she wanted to make sure that she got every last bit of ice cream out of the bottom.

Everyone loves ice cream, even Gracie! She sure did enjoy her little treat!\

Friday, October 23, 2009

And she's off..

So proud of you Kathleen! You got your temps! I hope you enjoy driving! Great job, chica!

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to take her temp test! GO Kathleen!

I know she was nervous. But, I know she'll do great! Daddy took her a few minutes ago, so if all goes well, she may go driving this afternoon! Crazy huh?

Can't believe my baby sister is old enough to drive! I am so excited for her though! I think that she is finally coming around and getting excited to drive. She hasn't been feeling well all morning but was ready to go right away!

Go Kathleen!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Laying around.

It's a tough life being a cat.

What did you say?

Lay back down? - Don't mind if I do!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

How cool is this?

I came across this website today.

um. amazing?

Happy Birthday Momma!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Momma, Happy Birthday to YOU!

I hope your day is special and filled with lots of fun moments!

I am so glad that you were born on this day!

Love you lots and lots!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

CBS Bonfire!

Last night, I headed out to Walburg, for a bonfire with my Bible Study group. Kathleen didn't get to come because she had her first night of Drivers Ed! She made it through the first day with no problems!

I had such a great time. It was the perfect night for a bonfire. Cool enough for the fire to warm you up! I really enjoyed being back in the country again! It was so peaceful out there. When you live in the city, you just can see the stars as well. It was so nice to just hear the crickets and the fire burning. So nice!

I have SO loved my Leaders this year. Casey and Amanda are so fun! It is just me and Grace in the group this year, but it's really worked out well. I think that our friendship has grown by our group being smaller. It is neat to watch how close our group has gotten!

Here is a picture from last night!

(left to right: Casey, Grace, Me, Amanda)

Thanks Miss Julie for having us! It was such a fun time!

Monday, October 19, 2009


-Is Monday
-Is the day my baby sister starts driving.
-Is an early morning.
-Is the CBS Bonfire, but I have to go without Kathleen
-Is another day with endless possibilities.
-Today is going to be a good day!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunny Day

The sun is shining. It is 75 degrees.

It is nice.

I am not ready for the week to begin just yet.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Dust everywhere

I needed to dust my bookshelf really bad.

So, I took everything off.
(yes I needed my little Jenna stool, because I couldn't reach the top shelf)
Then my room looked like this.

I really don't like clutter.
but I really really don't like dust either.
So, I feel much better about life, well at least my bookshelf being dusted, now.

Friday, October 16, 2009

This makes a great background!

I think this is one of my favorite water pictures I took on our trip this summer.

Ok. Wait. Here are some more of my favorites. Since I am sure you are dying to see.

You're welcome.

These were all taken in Wyoming this year on our Summer vacation. I think I will need to live in Wyoming some day. They have real live, wild bears too! But that's a whole 'nother post.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Let there be lights

My dad is the smartest, coolest, nicest, sweetest, caring, thoughtful, best dad ever. Pretty sure I could go on for hours.

A few days ago, he installed lights underneath my hutch for my desk!

I had a lamp on my desk before, which was alright, but didn't really give off that much light. So, we were thinking it'd be neat to have lights underneath my hutch.

The lighting is so much better now! I also have more space on my desk with the lamp gone!

He is the best! Thanks daddy!

Oh! And he even installed a little switch hidden on the back of the hutch so I can eaily switch them off without unplugging them!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's a ruff life

I think I talk/blog about this puppy way to much.. but, anyways.

Gracie has such a rough life.

But, come on now. How cute is she?

She sits on her perch, day after day, and just watches the neighborhood. Just checking on who's doing what.

Oh yes, did you rememeber me mentioning that I got a new bedspread? Well, I did! And it is not purple (see above picture) BUT, this ever so cute puppy left a few spots of drool on it. Of course, I want to help make Gracie's life of leisure as easy as possible. So, I laid down a blanket on top of my bedspread. Thoughtful, right?

And a few other pictures of Gracie and George.

George helps keep watch too.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

baby sister

My baby sister went to sign up for drivers ed.

she'll be a great driver.

being her older sister, it's sorta scary :)


I am so thankful that God is such a patient and loving God.

Yesterday, I was not having a good day, and thought i'd have no hair left on my head at the end of the day.

But, I just kept reminding myself, that God doesn't give us more than we can handle.

Nevertheless, I am thankful that He is patient for me, when I am not.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Out with the old

In with the new!

I bought this bedspread from Target the other day. I wasn't sure if I liked it or not at first, but it's growing on me.

It really isn't that much different than my old one...

Just after two + years, my old one had wear spots and the seams were coming undone.


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Blue Skies

Right now, this is one of my favorite cds.

It is very uplifting and catchy..
One of the songs is "Blue Skies" - I was looking over vacation pictures from our trip this summer and came across some great blue sky pictures.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Sunsets over the mountians in Wyoming.