Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I've just been getting really annoyed with all the computers and cell phones and ipods and iphones and websites and the whole "I'd rather spend time with my ____ then with people" mentality. So, I decided to start my semi-break. :) I want to do a complete-as-possible break soon but with other things I have going on right now, it just isn't a good time. We'll see how long this one lasts...
When I return(sounds like I'm going to some foreign country!)I'm going to start documenting what I learn every day based on the "you learn something new everyday" saying/thought. I started consciously thinking about it a few weeks ago and its amazing what you notice and learn when you're really trying!
Have a wonderful week(or so)until I see you again! :)
Monday, June 29, 2009
* I did not mistake a letter opener for a knife and being to cut my pie with it.(In my own defense, the letter opener exactly matched the silverware. Exactly. I don't think I can be fully blamed for the misunderstanding.)
Friday, June 26, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I was soooo sad that Lissy's family had to move to North Carolina because of her dad's job when we were around 4. I remember the little birthday tea party we had for me right before they left...we set up our tea things on my little plastic table, drank our "tea", aka milk, and ate little snacks. Then we went on one of our favorite toys: our little green see-saw. Our mom's took the cutest picture of us of it and Lissy sent me a copy in a little heart frame a few years ago. She gave me a little foam pen in the shape of a flower that I've always kept, even though there isn't much of it left!
Its been hard living so far apart because they aren't able to come up much and I've only been to her house twice in all these years but we've sent many,many letters back and forth. For a while there we would each get one-sometimes two-a week. Yeap, the U.S. Postal Service can thank us that they're still in business! But even with letters, its just not the same going two or three years between visits. Last time she was up, we talked about how sometimes it can be hard because since we don't see each other alot, to really know what the other is into and how our styles and personalities may have changed. We know without saying that we'll always be the best of friends even if she has Katherine and I have Katie as our "bestest" close-by friends. Its like when she bought three friendship necklaces for us that said "best" "friends" "forever" on them. She said "you can have 'friends', give 'best' to one of your friends, and I'll have 'forever', because that's what we are."
I love you soooo much, best far-away friend!! ♥♥♥
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I had to rush out of the house too fast to pack many of the things I wanted to take with me(I was at Staples too long waiting...waiting...waiting for my paper to fax)so I've been a little bored. Thankfully Katie was with me last night and my friend Marissa is coming soon so I'll have more company(aka someone to do stuff with). I'll be back again on Sunday very well stocked with all things necessary items!
I hate using the word "bored" alot because I'm a firm believer that there is always something to do--you just have to find it. Usually when I go over someones house and its not a "real" sleepover, complete with buttery popcorn and
I just thought of something to do...Mrs. T wanted me to clean the bathroom. How exciting ; ) Soon I'll write a not-really-up-to-date post about what Katie and I did while she was here. It involved spending 33 minutes trying to get good directions and the dvd player not working. You won't want to miss it!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
In this first real edition of Friendship Friday, I couldn't possible start with any friend other than Katie.
We've been friends every since we "met" in the nursery at my church when I was 2 and she 3; neither of us remembers that day. :) Since then we've spent many, many wonderful times together. When we were young we used to think "when we're old and can drive, we'll get together every weekend for sleepovers and whenever we want!!". Sadly we didn't realize that "when we're old" doesn't really mean that we have all sorts of free time to get together whenever we want! We've never lived closer then about 35 minutes(currently we live almost an hour away,)but I think it makes that time when we can get together even more special.
Whenever she would sleep over my house when we were little, we'd always say "is the prince in a good mood this morning?" to my brother Daniel first thing in the morning. We have nooo idea where this statement steamed from, but I'm pretty sure that it didn't help put him in a good mood in the morning. We also tried this with Katie's sister Marylynn, but it never caught on. I mean, we did substitute the word "prince" for "princess".
She introduced me to her, and now my, friend Erin who in turn is going to introduce me to her boyfriend in July. I just recently introduced her to Daniel's fiance, Erika. (by the way, Katie and her other sister Joy were a ranking-commitee of sorts and Erika passed with an A+. Not the I'm bragging or anything, I'm just saying.)
I also adore her family. She is the third of eleven children and each one of them are so special to me. If I'm ever feeling unloved, all I have to do is hop over to her house and I'll be covered with kisses and affection and "please play with me!" requests from the youngest five. Hr mom has become a second mother to me.
I feel that I should share this latest picture of Katie. I'm going to put it in a scrapbook for her future husband.(by the way again, I've already told Katie that I might not like her husband. I might
I love you, bestest ever friend! ♥♥♥♥
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
That's not what I'm thinkin'.
There's more to the story then just telling you about cute/hip/fun products you could get for free. Every time I do, I get extra entries. Now I'll admit that I'm not that great in math but if I'm told "blog about it and get another chance at winning"...you'd better believe that I can put 1 + 1 together and get 2.
Lest you think that my thinking doesn't work, here's something for you to think about:
Isn't this cute? I won it.
Of course, my adorable onesie from Mitetees won't say 'a rebecca and billy production'(I don't know any Rebecca's and Billy's. Well I do, they're just not together--like in a couple. Oh never mind, I should have just left it alone.) Anyhow...mine is going to say 'a erika and daniel production' and I shall save it for that glorious day when I become an aunt. : )
And you'd better believe that Daniel and Erika will get some extra credit for making that glorious day happen sooner rather then later! : )
(And don't worry-they don't read this blog so the surprise won't be spoiled!)
Friday, June 5, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Today on your 9th birthday I have to tell you how much I love you and how happy I am to have you as one of my best friends. It really isn't much of a stretch to say you're definitely one of my top-ever boyfriends. I love giving you gum every week at church, sitting next to you during the service and listening to all your stories about baseball, vacations, dirt bike riding, and answering every time you go *wink wink* which is our special code for "do you have a mint or some gum I can have?". Whenever I say "I don't know, sometimes I think you only love me for my gum!" you always say "no, I don't!! I love you anyways...do you have any gum?" I remember the very first time I was with you. I was holding you on the stairs at your house when you were only a week old and from that minute on the rest, they say, is history. One of my favorite things you've ever said to me was when I was walking up the stairs at church; I turned around and there you were, walking right behind. You looked up and said "I think I'll follow you for the rest of my life." Because they're so special, I'm going to write here two of the "love notes" you've written for me:
Monday, June 1, 2009
* I did not feel the intense need to fix the bathing suit on the female manikin at the mall. Its not my store so I really don't need to worry about that. In these situations you just quietly tell the manager or somebody that *something needs to be fixed asap* and leave the store in peace. I did not go up to the poor lady and replace the bathing suit where it should be on her body. But if I had done that, I'm sure I would have been the recipient of some Medal of Civic Duty...or the profuse thanks of a mother out shopping with her young son.
* I did not practice the message I was going to leave on an answering machine about 83 times and therefor was not completely confused and stunned when someone actually answered the phone and drove everything I was going to say out the window leading to much stuttering and stammering.
* I did not reset the "I'm getting off the computer now" timer one,
* I did not spend time reading blogs that had 'twins, triplets, or multiples' in their name. I'm not infatuated with twins, triplets, or multiples(or any baby for that matter).
* While volunteering at the childrens hospital, I did not get stuck
* And finally, I did not almost have a breakdown because I turned 20 on Thursday. My mom, in her kindly sympathetic way, did not join me in wearing black shirts because of the aformentioned occasion.