Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Pictures Say it All

I made this pumpkin tonight. I was going to make two more, but I'm going to be honest. They kind of beat me down. Maybe more next year...To make some yourself, go here. Maybe they won't beat you down.

My fabulous Nana gave me this china cabinet. Isn't it great? I love it, and it looks great in my dining room. The picture doesn't really do it justice.

I went to Canton on Saturday, and it was super fun. Here are a couple of things I apparently just had to have. I'll have to post a couple more things later ( I like Canton a lot).

And last but not least, Peter Petrelli is about done.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Because Everyone Deserves a Lifetime

About this time last year I was getting ready and packing my bags to embark on one the most memorable and amazing experiences of my life. I had to make sure I had my cape, my mask, and of course, my fanny pack. A poorly executed Halloween costume? Nope. Last year, with my team "Holy Hooters Batman," I walked 60 miles in the Breast Cancer 3-Day. We trained for months, and I wasn't sure what to expect (besides lots of blisters and muscle pain).

What I saw was a group of men and women that were stronger than I could have ever imagined. What I saw was an elderly man who walked the 60 miles in a boot because his foot was crushed. What I saw were two men in uniform walking the entire way in their army boots. What I saw were women in pink survivor shirts...women whose hair had not even begun to grow back yet after chemo. What I saw was the belief that together we can make a difference.

Now, I had my moments. One very vivid memory has me crouching next to the porta-potties (oh yeah, 3 days of that!) at 3:00 in the morning crying into my cell phone to Mike because I couldn't sleep. It didn't help that I was in a tiny tent with hundreds of other people around me in 30 something degree weather. But even that memory is dulled compared to the others. The crowds of people lined up on the streets cheering you on, the people you meet and the stories they have, and just the sheer craziness of what we were doing! I mean, it's not every weekend you decide to walk 60 miles. But we did it...and the feeling I had after it was over was one of great accomplishment. I don't know if I made a huge difference...but hopefully I made a small one. For our mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends.

Me and my team...Holy Hooters Batman! (Holy Hooters was was my personal favorite...Saving Second Base...ha!)

Amy and Mike at a cheering station.

My mom representing with the pink hair!

The end of a long day...luckily my mom was right around the corner with Sprinkles cupcakes. When you walk that far, you can eat one!

Tent was actually really fun!

All done! At this point I was only standing because I wasn't sure if I could get up again if I sat! I will feet have never been the same...but it was totally worth it!

That's Just the Way We Roll...

Oh yeah...we really did this.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Fall Ya'll

It's a little late, but here are some of our fall decorations. I will be entering pumpkin rehab October 31.

My mom brought me some fun new stuff after I took these pictures. I will post it soon.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Chasing Pumpkins

It has been awhile, so I have much to talk about! I should probably break it up over a couple of days. I will say that I went to Target today and could NOT figure out why people were looking at me funny. Until I remembered that I was wearing red snowflake pajamas and UGGs. Oops. The world just doesn't always understand the life of an elementary school teacher. that my computer is back in working order, here are some things that have been going on:

Last weekend Seth and Jessica had a Pumpkin Carving Party. It was really fun, and it was great to see a lot of people we don't get to see very often since we moved.

This isn't the best picture, but I had to put Sarah on here eating pumpkin innards.

Jess carving.


Lindsey and Bryan

I love this kid.

Our pumpkin...his name is Peter Petrelli (because of the scar).

More tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Oh my

I just read a blog for at least two minutes before I realized it was in another language. WOW.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Gourmet...or Not

My poor computer is broken, so until I can load me some pictures you are stuck with my randomness. And yes, I know "load me" is poor grammar for those of my family members who are currently judging me.

Have you seen these? I got some at Wal-Mart after the mom told me about them. They are SO good and SO easy for a week night. Grab the box, grab a pound of chicken, and voila. They have all sorts. I don't really know who "they" are, but I like them. Try one when you don't have time to be gourmet-fabulous.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

You Know You're in Frisco...

This post has been brought to you by guest correspondent Hannah Midgett...enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oh Dear

These have been sent to tempt me. Not good...but oh so delicious.

Monday, October 13, 2008


Saturday was a rockin' good time here in Frisco. First, a little shopping with Mike (he LOVED it of course!). Then, to Calloway's with Amy to look at all of the fun pumpkins. I don't know if you know this about me, but I am pretty obsessed with pumpkins this year. I think I may need to join Pumpkin Lovers Anonymous. Calloway's had some great pumpkins...I showed great restraint when I did not buy the blue pumpkin!

Saturday evening I went shopping with Hannah while Mike and Sam were at work. This little arrangement will probably get me into trouble. After church, all four of us went to Fireside Pies for Sam's birthday. We definitely had to take some cupcakes from The Cupcakery! Poor Sam gave me the chocolate peanut butter cupcake on his birthday even though he really wanted it...and it was really good. So good that I don't even feel that bad about it...the goodness chased all the guilt away.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The 80's

I love this list and laugh everytime. Thanks Sarah!

You Know You Grew Up In the 80's if:

1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word SIKE.

2. You can sing the rap to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and can do the Carlton

3. You know that 'WOAH' comes from Joey on Blossom

4. If you ever watched 'Fraggle Rock'

5. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.

6. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head.

7. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school.

8. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side.

9. You played the game 'MASH'(Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House)

10. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it.

11. You know the profound meaning of ' WAX ON , WAX OFF'

12. You wanted to be a Goonie.

13. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (some of us...head-to-toe)

14. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted.

15. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf.

16. You took lunch boxes to school...and traded Garbage Pailkids in the schoolyard.

17. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets.

18. You still get the urge to say 'NOT' after every sentence.

19. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets.

21. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes.

22. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying 'I know you are, but what am I?'

23. You remember 'I've fallen and I can't get up'

24. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates.

25. You have ever played with a Skip-It.

26. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that.

27. You remember watching both Gremlins movies.

28. You thought Doogie Howser/Samantha Micelli was hot.

29. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac.

30. You remember New Kids on the Block when they were cool...and don't even flinch when people refer to them as 'NKOTB'

31. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on 'Saved By The Bell,' The ORIGINAL class.

32. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART.

33. You just sang those words to yourself.

34. You still sing 'We are the World'

35. You tight rolled your jeans.

36. You owned a bannana clip.

37. You remember 'Where's the Beef?'

38. You used to (and probably still do)
say 'What you talkin' 'bout Willis?'

39. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you!
(I totally was!)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

New Fall Porch

So I re-did my fall porch today, and I think it is so fun. However, Mike doesn't like it. What do you think? Do I keep it or put it back the old way?

CLARIFICATION: Mike only wants me to take the red pot away...

Old Porch:

New Porch:

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


So as I was driving home today, I had a thought. My senior year of high school, I was voted Most Likely to Be Famous. I realized that this blog will most likely be the closest I ever get to being famous. So, to the four people who read my blog, take a moment to sit in awe. You are witnessing the fruition of a dream here.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

More State Fair

Because I am about to go workout (see post about all fair food consumed), I will just leave you with these fun pics of the State Fair and a few words of explanation.

If you aren't eating these corny dogs, you may as well go home.

Sister, Brother, and Mom getting those feet massaged...if you count having your feet vibrated off your body as a massage.


My brother proving that the State Fair can pretty much heal anything...

Big Tex...or as I like to call him...friend.

Hailey rockin' out with a fried dinner roll. the best things I ate all day.

Who knows...

The Midway Barker. You don't have to feel really sorry for him like I did when I was little. It's just mirrors.

Mike taking down the chicken fried bacon...yum!

My dad with a no attention to all of his braces...

Hailey and Joe...because we can't leave out Joe!