Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
If you want to join in, just copy and paste the list below - put the ones YOU have done/experienced in bold.
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band/orchestra
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a
28. Ridden in a gondola in
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
34. Learned to play an instrument
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in
74. Toured the
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the
80. Published a book
81. Visited the
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating – SICK!
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
Friday, November 21, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
So now there's only one thing left to do (and if the first answer you thought of was "Have a baby" you clearly don't know me at all). The correct answer is: start planning our trip to celebrate!
Any ideas of fun places to go?
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Me, Khira and Ashton with my finished pumpkinMark and Ashton's ghostThe finished product - Chad's two faced jack-o-lantern, and my vampire
On Halloween night, we went with Chad and Stacey and some other friends to take their kids trick-or-treating to what I like to call the "Halloween Wonderland" - an entire neighborhood that decorates like nothing you've ever seen. We had a great time freezing our butts off together.My last minute costumeThe scariest house...I'm pretty sure that's a real skeleton hanging there
That night, I ended up getting really sick, and spent the rest of the weekend in bed. So I gotta say, not the Halloween I'd hoped for. But it still had some fun times.
Side note: I'd like to point out that Mark is not in any pictures. That's because, although I did just complete 2 photography classes, he still takes way better pictures than I do. Bummer.
Friday, October 10, 2008
-Wake up early to get ready and leave promptly at 10:00. Drive about 45 minutes to Braselton, GA. Drink some free chocolate milk and put on our hairnets for a tour of the factory at the Mayfield Dairy. Eat some delicious ice cream for a great deal - $1.50 for 1 scoop (their 1 scoop is really about 2-3 scoops).-Continue on our journey by driving another 30 minutes or so to Cleveland, GA. Visit the birthplace of the Cabbage Patch Kids, Babyland General Hospital. Stay about 5 minutes, laughing at the crazies who treat the CPKs like actual babies. Really, this place was a trip: the employees wear scrubs, and "deliver" the babies; you have to sign "adoption papers" to buy one, etc. -Drive a few more minutes to Helen, GA and have lunch at our favorite lunch spot The Nacoochee Grill. Yummy!-Scratch my original plan to go floating down the river (we'd originally planned to do this fun Day Trip a few months ago). Instead decided to check out the Black Forest Bear Park. Feed apples and bread to about 20 bears, while marveling in the fact that this place was legal. It was seriously bear prison - small enclosures entirely of cement. Heartbreaking!-Decide to avoid the crazy traffic Oktoberfest brings to Helen, and head home just in time for Mark to head to the Priesthood session and me to head to Lauren's to finally watch the Sex and the City movie!
All in all, I'd say it was a pretty fun and successful day.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Swimming in the Kelly's pool...Emma and MarkMaddalyn was making the funniest faces/sounds
Dinner at Jason's restaurantA bunch of us met up for lunch at Giuseppe's before going on the school tour
L-R: Amanda (yes, Amanda from The Bachelor...a real live celeb from little ol' Niceville!), Jenny, Ashley, Me, Sabrina, LinnChristina, Alyssa, Amanda, Me - reminiscing about the good times...Mark was shocked that we remembered where our lockers were. I had to tell him "the main hall was where all the popular kids' lockers were". Yeah, we were cool :)
The "prom picture" before we left for the official reunionTyler wanted proof that he had hot friends...his words :)
Jenny, Ash, Amanda, Courtney, me, ChristinaTyler, Mikey, Craig D (aka my prom date!), EricWe are pretty cute together, right?
Christina's husband, Brian, was quite the entertainment, as he karaoke-ed to Bon Jovi, and then followed it up with KC & JoJo.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1. Graduating high school
2. Working as a Cocktail Waitress at the Beachwalk Café
3. Moving to
5. Hanging out all the time with Katie, Becca and all the Alpine boys
5 Things on my To Do list:
1. Get caught up at work from leaving early on Thursday and taking the day off on Friday2. Finish cleaning/organizing our apartment from the big move last weekend
3. Go to Macy’s at Lenox– hopefully find a dress for my high school reunion
4. Go grocery shopping
5. Call Michelle, Shari and
1. Sushi, especially a Super Crunchy Roll2. The delish “chocolate mousse with chunks of cheesecake” cake from Café Intermezzo
3. Crème brulee
4. Masaman curry
5. Papa John’s Pizza (with the garlic dipping sauce)
5 things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. Quit my job (duh)
2. Buy a small home near a major
3. Travel the world4. Help my family/pay off debts
5. Hire a personal trainer, personal chef and a housekeeper!
5 bad habits:
1. Being lazy and NEVER working out – I’ve got to change this one soon!2. Eating too much junk
3. Watching R rated movies behind Mark’s back :)
4. Not flossing regularly
5. Being too blunt...is that really bad?
5 places I’ve lived:
3. New Canaan, Connecticut (home to Harry Connick Jr., and – according to Wikipedia – one of the most affluent communities in the US…“CNN Money ranked New Canaan first in the nation with the highest median family income”)
4. Hot-lanta (birthplace of not only Julia Roberts, but also Ryan Seacrest!)
5 people I tag:
3. Jennika (it’s about time you update your blog!)
5. Anyone else who wants to!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
This past Saturday morning I woke at the crack on dawn (Side Note: On a Saturday, the "crack of dawn" is anytime before 10 AM) and headed down to the theatre to wait in line for the 8:00 AM box office opening. Ticketmaster wasn't getting my $15/per person service charge! I got to The Fox promptly at 8 and was less-than-thrilled at the line that wrapped it's way down the street, around the corner, and down the side-street. But the next 2 1/2 hours ended successfully, with me scoring great seats, a goody bag of Wicked paraphernalia (tee shirt, magnets, stuffed monkey, buttons) due to winning a raffle (thanks B98.5!) and also free passes to The Rocker (thanks again to the radio station).
So as I'm anticipating the show, and trying to learn the songs, I'm hoping to take inspiration from Defying Gravity...especially as Mark and I move into our new apartment this weekend. Did I mention it's on the 4th floor? Wish us luck!
Monday, July 7, 2008
Since we're leaving good ol Amli at North Briarcliff, I thought I'd share some pictures to say farewell. RIP Amli.
Our first big purchase after we got married...our (little used) dining room table.
Sweet wall art, courtesy of Ikea (our office is through the door...it was too messy to make the blog).
The second big purchase was our bedroom set; we love it!
Just like on Cribs...where all the magic happens ;)
Yes, our TV is bigger than yours. Just accept it.Probably the cleanest our bathroom has ever been - sorry, Mark!