Saturday, December 22, 2007
it's very healthy to be a pet owner. did you know that when talking to a cat your blood pressure and heart rate are even lower than when talking to a human?
Sunday, December 16, 2007
in an effort to enjoy it as much as possible, we came up with our 25 days of christmas board. [don't look too closely, we're a little behind]. we have lots of fun christmas traditions, from cutting down the tree together to our christmas morning walk [justin proposed to me on christmas morning - i know - aww]. another favorite tradition is our christmas eve get-together with my family. gram and gramps come over. we have our 'christmas eve dinner' - hamburgers [or veggie burgers!], latkes, and homemade milkshakes. we go to our church candlelit christmas eve service, which i love. then we come home and open gifts from each other. [we now draw names due to the ever expanding family].
it is a night full of goodness, laughter and pure joy.
i so love my family!
Thursday, December 6, 2007
[referred by some as lol].
I had a funny dream about you. Our whole family was skiing and you decided to wear shorts (for some odd reason). There were three different ski jumps you could go off, 2 with snow and one with cement. You decided to do the one with cement. You fell when you landed and scraped your butt on the cement pretty badly. We had to call the ski patrol and they bandaged your scraped and bleeding bumJ
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
when we moved back to n.y. we started the tradition of going to a tree farm to cut down our tree, and it's simply wonderful. we have a great time together wandering through the snow, looking for the 'perfect' tree.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
what's with the crazy cat in the back?
watch and learn.
oops, cut out linco bean.
linc, saying cheese to gram rather than the camera.
now where'd linc go?
aha, i knew we could do it.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
so far in this decade of my life:
- got married to my bff [yay!]
- graduated from college [after only 10 short years!]
- started college ministry at church
before the big 3-0:
- become a successful realtor
- pay off student loans [that's quite ambitious, mabye before i'm 40? *tears*]
- get a house in the middle of the woods
- visit europe with my bff [justin]
- convince eggy to move back to batavia :)
sooo...how about you??
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
saturday we spent some time with mom and dad and sweet little linco. he loves his auntie marmo and uncle duhden. dad and justin put together some picture canvases that we ordered. [pictures on canvas?! - genius!] our bedroom walls have been empty and we decided to print some pictures from the adirondacks that justin took. we thought we ordered them from peekskill, ny - just a couple short hours away. however when we looked at the tracking, we saw it was shipped from china! they are beautiful nonetheless. our new art:
saturday evening one of the new pastors had invited us over for cowboy soup. we weren't quite sure what to expect, but it was wonderful! as a vegetarian it's somewhat nerve-racking being invited over for dinner, because you don't want to be picky or rude and not eat what is served. thankfully the soup was mostly beans, [i shared a couple chicken chunks with justin] and it was sooo good. justin, anth, megh and myself took the theme seriously and arrived in cowboy getup. we love those hoisingtons, we're quite blessed to have such wonderful and fun friends.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
we had such a fabulous weekend - my family is so wonderful. it's such a blessing to be surrounded by people i completely love and trust, knowing i am loved and accepted unconditionally. i love it when we're all together - one big, happy family! we had japanese curry [we miss you hiro!], played games, laughed until we cried [well, i did anyways], went for a walk in the woods, ate lots of chocolate, drank coffee, talked, and had an all around splendid time. it went by too quickly.
in other exciting news, we recently painted our house! welll, we're actually still in the process of painting trim and woodwork. i really don't even want to think about painting the trim way up by the roof. but it's mostly painted, and i love it!
and i love fall! finally the cooler weather has set in....although that means my house is c-c-c-cold. [in an effort to conserve energy we do not turn the heater on until november.] i love, love, love the colors of the leaves. this is what i get to see each morning as i pull out of my driveway:
i know this picture does not do the color justice, so you will have to trust me...it is magnificent! the colors are so bright and fluorescent, waving their brilliance in the crisp fall breeze. it awes me each morning. in the words of laird hamilton [paraphrased], if you don't believe there's a God, you need to go sit under a tree and think a bit harder. [perhaps you could sit under this tree.]
Thursday, October 25, 2007
you may thank me later.
what better way to start then share 7 things you may not know about me:
1. i prefer vegetables [some people like to call me a vegetarian]
2. i wish i would ride my bike to work more, but i just cant seem to get out of bed early enough.
3. i can sleep til 11am - easy.
4. i write and sing lots of songs to my cat.
5. although i LOVE the great outdoors, i FLIP OUT when moths or bats invade my personal space [come within 10 feet of me] [i may or may not have cried recently when i thought a moth went down my coat.]
6. once upon a time i hated to read, but i now love to. [i have an endless pile of books i'd like to read]
7. i dont usually drink pop, but lately i've been hooked on Vernors - the original ginger soda
and here's my lovely family:
my hott husband.
and my tute tat!
welcome to my fabulous life!