Thursday, April 23, 2009

...april 23...

30 years ago God created this guy with me in mind.

i so adore him.

11 years ago i met this super cute guy with a sweet mxpx shirt on.

he made all my dreams come true.

1 year ago we celebrated his birthday in ireland.

he makes me laugh every single day.

10 years ago i moved to florida where j was in a band.

i'm still his #1 fan.
happy birthday love.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

little piece of heaven

i waited all winter.
i may have gone more than once to check if it was back.
the ice cream girl may have recognized me.
good to see you again cappuccino crunch, i sure missed you.

in the ice cream zone.

Monday, April 20, 2009

...three bean cool...

i'm pretty old school. i don't own one of those ipod gadgets. someone makes fun of me when i listen to hit music stations. so today in my car i pulled out the old cd case and grabbed a mixed cd mandy made for me many moons ago.
i got to wondering if kids these days even know the magnificence that is the mixed cd? or do they just put the ipod on shuffle? cause it's totally not the same. anyways it brought back all sorts of fantastic memories. i love how music can pick you up and drop you into your life 10 years ago. it's magic.
all the sudden i'm in the back of a 1985 saab singing at the top of my lungs, "we aint got no place to go so lets go to the punk rock show!" not a care in the world. totally and completely loving life.
the cd is full of songs only a select few would appreciate. such as first date by blink 182, gimme a chance by ghoti hook, in memory by craig's brother, holiday by unwritten law, etc.
good times friends. good times. tanks for the cd mand!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


how to surprise your sweet hub:
lies, lies and more lies.
i hate secrets. whatever [ridiculous] thing pops into my head comes right out the mouth. why would i torture myself by throwing a surprise birthday party? well...i do love a good surprise. and i am pretty sneaky. j thought lyx & i had a 'surprise' double date planned for the evening for him and andy. i found the most perfectest dress on ebay. it came all the way from ireland! when i came down in my snazzy dress & lyx in her cute red & black wool coat, i noted the theme for the evening was red & black. because i'm weird cool like that, j thought nothing of it. when we arrived he was very surprised. like i said i'm sneaky.
mand made rad invites. j was proud.

a good party must include favorite foods of the guest of honor.
for j this means red velvet cupcakes [mand makes the best], homemade chex mix, homemade caramel corn, mand's chocolate chip cookies.

party theme: roadkill. and roadkill they brought. sick nasty.
need some explaining? ok. j likes to collect all sorts of grody things to tie flies for fly fishing. see, we're not totally sicko.

lyx's totally amazing million dollar cheesecake.
[actually hundred but i'd say it's worth a mil]

turns out it's super hard for me to NOT smile.
this is me trying to keep a straight face:
[like after 4 failed attempts]

weirdo problemo: [we were imitating the deer. obviously.]

see where we get it from?? i love these ladies!
and i totally love the red + black! i love matchy.

tanks to everyone who came out for the party! twas splendid.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

happy easter!

eggs from ungle rog.
aren't these way better than the plain white ones?
someday i will have chickens of my very own.

My God is mighty to save.
He is mighty to save.
Forever, author of salvation.
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.

Everyone needs compassion.
A love that's never failing.

i hope you know His love this easter.

Friday, April 10, 2009

new do.

how do

you like

my new



my hairdresser rocks.
so does my photographer.
so does my shirt my mom wore in 1980.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

who needs kids?

when you can have these sweet nephews!
[& sleep til 10am on saturdays. seriously.]

[and the photographer. he's hot]

Thursday, April 2, 2009


you + your applesauce are amazing.
thanks for showing me how to appreciate the little things in life.
here's to another year.
happy 91st!