Monday, August 30, 2010

30 Day Journal. Day 10.


Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the future

As I was thinking about this post, it dawned on me that 10 years ago, I was a freshman in high school!  That's crazy.  It's been so long.  Wow.  So, as usual, I can't pick just one photo, so here are a few.  :)  The first two go together.  
Baby-me pulled out all the trash bags.  
Like mother, like son I guess.  


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This one is from a little over 10 years ago.  My aunt liked to dress my sisters and me up and take our photos.  It was kind of a pain then, but I really appreciate it now.  So, thanks Aunt Lisa!

This is my two best friends from high school and me on the "Billy" hike.  I posted this picture because my husband, son and I are doing this same hike again in a month or so.  Maybe we'll bring Billy.  It promises to be another great adventure!  :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Yellowstone, here I come!

Yes, my husband and I have decided that we're going to Yellowstone next Summer (well, next May to be exact)!  We're so excited about it!  We know where we're staying and about how much it'll cost, so the worst part is over.  He's actually on the phone right now, waiting to make reservations.  We're trying to get it done today because apparently they fill up fast.

This will be my first vacation-vacation!  I mean, I've visited family and stuff, but I've never, not once in my life, gone on vacation just because it's where I want to go.  Admittedly, this was Heath's choice too, so it wasn't only me, but still.  I feel so grown up!

There's still some planning to do, but like I said, I've got a rough price list, and I know where we want to stay.  Hopefully where we want to stay actually is available.  If so, then no worries.  If not, we may have to shuffle some things around, but I'm sure it will all work out.

What I want to know from you guys is this:
1. Have you ever been to Yellowstone?  How was it?
2. If you've been there, what are the must-sees?  I don't want to miss something great. :)

If any of you guys are interested, you can check out Yellowstone's official site, here!

30 Day Journal. Day 9.


Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the
This was in 2009, in Mandeville.  We went on a walk at the nature center, and he found his own walking stick.  :)  

Saturday, August 28, 2010

30 Day Journal. Day 8.


Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the

Yay!  I've made it to day 8!  I honestly didn't thin I would.  I figured that school would get busy, which it has, and I'd forget to keep blogging.  But, so far so good.  So, today's topic is "a picture that makes me sad/angry".  Well, sadly, here it goes.  


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This photo was borrowed from this site.  This anti-gay church decided it was a good idea to protest the military at military funerals.  It's disgusting to me.  I chose this photo, because the fact that these folks are exploiting their kids for this sick purpose of theirs, is just the icing on a very nasty cake.  Anyway, That's enough of this post.  I hate Day 8.  It's too sad.  

Friday, August 27, 2010

30 Day Journal. Day 7.

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the
I can't pick just one photo that makes me happy.  So here are a few.  :)
He was the sweetest little boy.  :)    
This was when he was just starting to smile.

And, this is when he was just starting to show some attitude. 

His first time eating cake. Can you say sugar rush?

Our first zoo trip. Needless to say, he loved it. 

His first Easter.  He was just 2 months shy of being 1, and I figured he could go ahead and have a little bit of chocolate.  This was a great day.
This was his first time being in the grass, ever. 

We were really trying to encourage walking and standing.  Well, he wasn't having it.  This was his form of protest.  

I love this one because there's a picture of me doing this exact same thing as a child.  

Haha.  That's all I have to say.  

This and the previous picture are from our trip to Alkatraz.  That, to this day, is one my most treasured memories.  It was the perfect day.


So, I basically gave you guys an album full of pictures, mostly from our time in California.  I really loved that time in my life.  I was doing online school (I'm always doing some kind of school), but I was also able to go to the gym a lot.  We went on walks around our neighborhood on base almost daily.  We could see cows from our back door.  Our duplex was on the edge of the very small CG base, and the neighbors were farmers.  It was really peaceful.  There were quite a few very friendly stray kitties that were always willing to let you pet them (or feed them).  And, to top it all off, there was a great inexpensive grocery store off base where I could get tons of fresh produce and delicious fresh salmon.  I couldn't have been happier.  Oh, and P.S. The weather there was my kind of perfect: cool, cloudy, and rainy, with some occasional sunny pool days.  :)  Like I said, perfect.  

I'm really hoping that we get to go back to that area or a little further North for our next duty station.  Just looking at the pictures makes me miss it terribly.  Oh well, at least this winter here in Louisiana will be similar-ish.  Kind of.  :)  

Ok guys, what pictures make you happy?  



Thursday, August 26, 2010

30 Day Journal. Day 6.

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the

These are the first things that come to mind.  :)   There are some pictures attached to my very most favorites.  :)  
1. Harper
He was about 3 months old.  :)

2. Books
3. Painting
4. Music

5. Italy
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6. Travel
7. Good take-out
8. Sleeping in
9. Pajamas

10. Sushi
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11. Petaluma, CA
12. Halloween

13. Fall
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14. Thanksgiving
15. Swimming

16. The idea of Hiking...as for the real thing, we'll have to see. 
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17. The Ocean
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18. Thai Food

19. Home Grown Veggies
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20. Chocolate

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

30 Day Journal. Day 5.

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the 

These are my favorites: 

"I'm thinking it's a sign that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they're perfectly aligned.  And I have to speculate that God himself did make us into corresponding shapes like puzzle-pieces from the clay."
-Such Great Heights, by Iron and Wine

"Happiness is the consequence of personal effort.  You fight for it, you strive for it, insist upon it..."
-Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat. Pray. Love. 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

30 Day Journal. Day 4.

Day 1 - Your Favorite Song
Day 2 - Your Favorite Movie
Day 3 - Your Favorite Television Program
Day 4 - Your Favorite Book
Day 5 - Your Favorite Quote
Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things
Day 7 - A photo that makes you happy
Day 8 - A photo that makes you angry/sad
Day 9 - A photo you took
Day 10 - A photo taken over 10 years ago of you
Day 11 - A photo of you recently
Day 12 - Something you are OCD about
Day 13 - A fictional book
Day 14 - A non-fictional book
Day 15 - your dream house
Day 16 - A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 - An art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)
Day 18 - My wedding/future wedding/past wedding
Day 19 - A talent of yours
Day 20 - A hobby of yours
Day 21 - A recipe
Day 22 - A website
Day 23 - A YouTube video
Day 24 - Where I live
Day 25 - Your day, in great detail
Day 26 - Your week, in great detail
Day 27 - My worst habit
Day 28 - Whats in my handbag/purse
Day 29 - Hopes,Dreams and plans for the next 365 days
Day 30 - A dream for the 

Today's going to have to be short and sweet, because it's 6:30 and I still need to make dinner, clean up the house, and do homework.  Tonight's going to be a coffee night, that's for sure.  :)  

To be perfectly honest, I do not have a favorite book.  At least, I don't have only one favorite book.  I have so many favorite books that I have my very own favorite-books-shelf.  Because I've got to keep this post minimal, I'll just name a few.  [These are in no particular order!]


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I absolutely adore Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy's relationship.  I read this book every year around Christmas.  [I love the Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy version of the movie.  Of course, the book is better than allllll the movies, but still.]


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I wish I lived in Naria!  I love the story.  I especially like towards the end, when Edmund has grown up.  I have a little bit of a crush on the grown up Edmund.  I love that God is a lion.  I love that the horses and other animals can talk.  And I want to keep the little girl, Lucy.  She's a great character with such a sweet, courageous heart.  


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I loved all the books.  I also have a not so small crush on Ron.  I think he and Hermione are perfect together.  I love all the Weasleys, and of course, Harry Potter.  I also especially like Snape and McGonagall.  :)  I wish I was a wizard.  


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Twilight, for me, is kind of a big deal.  I'm not one of those super annoying, go on the first night of a new film, scream your ear off every time Jacob takes off his shirt kind of fans.  However, if you want to talk Twi, I can do that for hours.  :)  I'm a big fan, especially of the final book.  I'm very excited to see the last movie(s).  


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I am simply in love with this book.  I've just finished reading it, and I think I'm going to let it change my life.  Her journey was such an inspiration.  I don't want to talk to much about the book, because I'm afraid I'll ruin it by giving too much away.  The only bad thing I have to say about this book, and it really is quite small and trivial, is there was about a page of some President Bush hating.  It wasn't vulgar or anything, but I felt it was a bit unnecessary.  If that were taken out of the book, I could easily say that this book, hands down, is my very most favorite.  Still though, it's worth reading.  :)  


If you haven't read any of these books, I really think you should try at least some of them.  They're all wonderful stories.  Now it's your turn though.  What's your favorite book?  :)  See you tomorrow.