Wednesday, October 31, 2007

She's crafty!

I'm helping Cristin on Sunday by working at her booth at the craft show at Hearnes. If anyone is interested in coming by for lots of cute hand-made items and gifts, the show is 11 am to 4 pm. Let me know if you need more info.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Baby Wesley (Hat by Cristin, of course!)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

I demand a recount

Maxim magazine recently named "The Five Unsexiest Women Alive." Who do these people think they are? And to make matters worse, Sarah Jessica Parker is number one. Are you kidding me?!? When is the last time you saw a women's magazine naming the most unsexy men alive? Never. I'm totally disgusted by this magazine...the list is as follows:

1. Sarah Jessica Parker
2. Amy Winehouse
3. Sandra Oh
4. Madonna
5. Britney Spears

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Three and six

What an honor to celebrate Caelleb's sixth birthday and Tia's third. Their really cool mom, Taina threw a swim party at the ARC. It's been so much fun to watch these two grow up.Caelleb blowing out the candles on his cake. He was so excited!
Tia (with grandma) opening up her present from me - fingernail polish!
Caelleb and Vanessa. Aren't they SO cute?

Friday, October 26, 2007

Cheers to Meggan!

Meggan, Meera and I celebrating Meggan's birthday. Happy 28!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Babies abound

Amber, my childhood friend since the third grade, had her baby this morning at 3:43 a.m. He was 8 lb 1 oz - welcome Wesley Michael!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

What I was doing 10, 20, 30 Years Ago

This post is part of an experiment by Mary DeMuth and I was tagged by my friend, Sandi to participate. Mary is trying to see how far the blogging world can reach. If you decide to answer her question, either leave it as a comment on this blog or answer it in your blog and link back to hers at

10 years ago: I was 20 years old and attending John Wood Community College, living at home with my parents, and was preparing to transfer to Culver-Stockton College as a communications major. My friends and I were probably cruising around in my 1990 Dodge Shadow listening to Nobody by Keith Sweat or You Were Meant for Me by Jewel.

20 years ago: I was ten years old and in the sixth grade. I loved to read Babysitters Club Books and really liked my English/Reading class. I remember dancing to Kylie Minogue's Locomotion.

30 years ago: I was six weeks old. My sister, Cathy was three and I hear she loved playing big sister to me and was very attentive. My parents probably had me listening to the Steve Miller Band.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Lots of fun

I went to the Ragtag last night to see Two Days in Paris. This movie is laugh out loud funny. Julie Delpy plays a Parisan living in New York and who travels to Venice for two weeks with her American boyfriend, Adam Goldberg. After their vacation in Venice they spend two days in Paris (staying in an apartment above her parents). And while the movie does make you think seriously about relationships, (and asks, "How well do you really know someone?") I couldn't help but mostly find the humor in it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Really important stuff

I grew up under the old adage that if you swallowed gum it would not be digested for seven years. As a kid, I remember thinking about all this gum adding up over a period of time and was scared silly any time I had accidentally swallowed gum. Well we can all breathe a sigh of relief as that old wives tale has officially been disputed. Read more here.

Today is John Mayer's 30th birthday. Probably not really newsworthy or a milestone to anyone else reading (except for Breanne, of course) but since it's my blog, I get to mention it.

And just when I thought I had sworn off The Hills, and hadn't seen much, if anything, of this season, I got sucked back in the other night watching a marathon and was up until after 1:00 in the morning. It started out innocently enough with me not being able to fall asleep and just flipping channels and the next thing you know I just couldn't pull myself away. I also saw the first episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians. I really didn't want to watch it. I knew I would hate it. Well the rest is history. I will probably catch every episode from here on out.

Monday, October 15, 2007

A day with Adyson

I took a vacation day today so I could spend an entire day with Cathy and Adyson. Tomorrow Adyson will be two weeks old and Cathy's birthday is later this week. Happy 33rd birthday, Cathy! Today seemed like as good a time as any to celebrate.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Seriously, people...

I went to the restroom at Barnes & Noble yesterday. The lady in the bathroom stall next to me had her small son in there and they were both talking to her husband (the boy's father) very loudly on speaker phone. Can you not wait to initiate or answer a phone call until you are out of the public restroom? And even worse, you do it on speaker phone so that everyone can be part of your conversation. I felt so awkward, as if I were actually the one intruding upon them, and then I was scared to flush the toilet for fear it would interupt their conversation. Below is a fraction of what was actually said:

Mom: Tell daddy what shirt you're wearing today.
Boy: Wex
Mom: He's wearing his t-rex shirt.
Boy: Flush.
Dad: What did he say?
Mom: Oh, he said, "flush." We're in the bathroom at Barnes & Noble and he wants to flush the toilet.
Dad: (dead silence)

Pinwheel Italian Calzones

Yesterday it rained all day long. The perfect weekend just to sit on the couch, watch dvds (I loved Hot Fuzz!) and cook. Joe was here over the weekend and that pretty much sums up our time together. Friday night Joe made Pad Thai and last night I made Italian calzones from a recipe Meagan gave me. Delicious!! Here is the recipe.

1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 (8 ounce) can refrigerated crescent roll dough
1 (14 ounce) jar pizza sauce

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a medium bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, green pepper and onion. Set aside.
3. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate into 4 rectangles. Press the remaining perforations together to seal. Spread the filling evenly onto the rectangles. Roll up the filling inside the dough starting at the short side. Slice each finished roll into four slices, and place cut side down onto a baking sheet.
4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until lightly browned. While the pinwheels are baking, warm the pizza sauce. Serve the pinwheels with pizza sauce in small cups for dipping.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Nerd Test

Not that I think I'm a nerd because I don't. I do, however, have some readers that I think should take the test. (Did that sound rude? I meant that some of the questions reminded me of some people I know. Ahem.) I would LOVE to see the results. says I'm a Cool Non-Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Music City Review

The conference was really wonderful. I was starting to have my doubts last week about going but am so glad I did. I knew I wouldn't back out or anything (plus I had already paid and committed to Taina) but was just really stressed out about taking off on Friday, had so much going on and hadn't been sleeping well. This conference turned out to be exactly what I needed and I hope to go again next year or at least as often as time and resources allows. Plus Taina and I have not had the chance to hang out for some time so sharing a room was fun. Just like childhood sleepovers, we stayed up late both nights talking. Below are some photos.
Sharita, me and Taina at Cozymels. Jan and Dan met up with us at Cozymels.

Eric showing off his new posession. And, yes, that's a ginormous yam!

Thursday, October 04, 2007


Tomorrow Taina and I are headed to Nashville for the Zoe Worship Conference. There will be several others from church going as well. I am very ready for a much needed weekend of relaxation, retreat and spiritual growth.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Adyson Beth

She is the proud owner of a dark, black mohawk. And she's quite charming. Even with her eyes closed for approximately 20 hours a day, she has already managed to steal my heart. I'm sure there will be many more photos to come.

The big surprise came tonight when we were all ushered out to the hallway of the Labor and Delivery unit to await passing tornados. It was crazy so it's no wonder why we jokingly contemplated the name, Stormy. After more than 12 hours into her life, Cathy and Bryon finally decided on a name, Adyson Beth.

P.S. Did I mention that she's absolutely perfect?

She's finally here!

After Cathy's doctor made the decision yesterday afternoon to induce my sister's labor so that the baby wouldn't continue to get bigger, my niece finally made her entrance into the world today a little after six this morning. She is 7 lbs 15 oz and 20.25 inches long. Still no word on a name and I hope to have pictures to share very soon.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Three cheers for Matt

Breanne and I are going to see Matt Nathanson tonight at The Blue Note. (Our fifth MN show?) Matt is hilarious and I always enjoy his humor. In fact, it might just be my favorite thing about him. And I can't wait to hear him play stuff from his new album.

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