Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

1. Have you ever used Craigslist?

I have not, but I use a classifieds section on a local website to buy & sell stuff ALL THE TIME.

2. Can you sew?
Well, no I cannot. My husband bought me a very simple sewing machine for Christmas and my goal was to take a lesson or two so that I could do some basic sewing. I have yet to do that. I attempt to teach myself and, well....that didn't end so well. I couldn't even thread the bobbin whatever that even means.

3. Do you pour syrup on your pancakes or dip your pancakes in syrup?
I pour it on, but very little of it. My pancake motto: More Butter, Less Syrup

4. Rain storms: Love them or hate them?
Definitely depends on what I'm doing. Lying in bed in a cabin with a tin roof, watching a movie or reading a good book while drifting in & out of naps - Love them. Who am I kidding? Not you, I suppose. That NEVER happens. Trying to get my kids in & out of the car to run to Wal Mart to grab milk & diapers while it's pouring on us - Hate them. So I guess I hate them.

5. Do you like swimming?
Umm, not really I guess. I like laying out by a pool. I like dipping in and cooling off. But actually swimming....nah.

6. What kind of drink do you order at Sonic?
I'm not a big Sonic person. I don't eat there and I don't really go there just for a drink like a lot of people I know. I have tried a cherry limeade and it's alright...not sure what all the fuss is about. I definitely do not like real chunks of fruit coming up through my straw and surprising me when I'm expecting a liquid...blech!

7. Are you funny?
Hmm...I suppose that would be a question you to answer.

8. At what age will your kids get cell phones?
Interesting that this question would be asked. I just had a conversation with my 8 year old about it. She said a few of her friends had recently gotten cell phones and she was wondering when she would be able to get one. To which my response was, "Oh honey, I'm so sorry you don't have a cell phone yet and that you weren't the first of your friends to get one. Let's go to the AT&T store now and get you an iPhone!" RIIIIGHT! I told her it would be a very, very long time before she was able to get one. I'm thinking...14, 15 maybe?

9. What's your favorite vegetable?
Ha! Well isn't this a loaded question!? I am not a big vegetable eater. Some people label themselves a Vegetarian. I am a Carnivore. Love me some meat & potatoes. I will eat a select few veggies, and I guess I'd say my favorite is green beans.

10. Were you a Girl Scout?
I was a Brownie, but I don't have recollection of ever graduating to Girl Scout status, so I guess the answer is no.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

It Happened Again

It happened again. My baby girl started Kindergarten. I took a quick nap. And she was graduating when I woke up. Darn! How does that happen!?

My girl walking into school for her first day as a Kindergartener. I swear that backpack doesn't look nearly as big on her now.

Graduating today!

...and today.
In the words of John Mayer, "Stop this train. I want to get off and go home again. I can't take the speed it's moving in. I know I can't, but honestly won't someone stop this train."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

This is a photo edition of ToT. Post a photo of each of the following:

1. Your favorite piece of furniture in your home.
Love, love, love my white chair. Always have. Always will.

2. Your favorite thing on your wall.
This clock I got at a really cool store in the Heights in Houston and I love the look of it. It's the first thing people see when they walk in my house.

3. Your bed as it looks right now.
No, I definitely do not always make my bed. But I try to make it as much as possible. It makes me happy to walk by my room and have my bed made.

5. Your pantry.
One of the few things I would change in my house if I could....the pantry. It's TOO SMALL. But we manage to pack quite a few things in it, regardless.

6. Your favorite piece of jewelry.
I adore this necklace and I wear it almost every day.

6. Your favorite book.
I am aware this seems like such a cliche answer, but the truth is I'm not much of a reader (just don't have the time) and this is certainly the book I read the most. Oh, in case you can't tell, it's my Bible. It's The Message translation. I love this translation of it. It's written in I-Can-Understand-What-It's-Saying-Because-It's-Written-How-I-Speak Language.

7. Your most comfortable shirt.
I'm sure most people will post a picture of some old raggedy t-shirt they've had since college. I'm not a t-shirt gal. And we all know my obsession with tanks. I love this tank right now. It's very soft and super stretchy.

8. Your messiest room.
Technically this isn't a room. It's a closet. But I truly keep every room in our house picked up most of the time. So this was the only thing messy at the moment. And it stays looking like this. It's our closet under our stairs and we use it to store shoes, jackets, the kids' backpacks, & boxes of other random things. The kids use this space on a daily basis because it's where they go to get their shoes & backpacks in the morning and where they put them away in the afternoon. They don't care much to keep it nice & tidy. And because I can just close the door, I don't worry much about it either.
Yikes. Did I really just post a picture of that train wreck on the internet for everyone to see??

9. Your house shoes.
If I'm in my house, you can pretty much guarantee I am barefoot.
Oh and if you're wondering why it looks like I don't have a nail on my left pinky toe, that's because I don't. I ripped it off the other day. Fun times.

10. Yourself.
Now you know since I'm a photographer and I see things differently than others, I couldn't just post a plain ole picture I snapped of myself. I took this not too long ago while I was laying on the trampoline in the backyard.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

1. If you could watch only one movie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Wow. This is a tough one. This is probably going to sound like the most cliche answer ever, but I think I'd choose Steel Magnolias. It is definitely one of my favorite movies and it makes me laugh & cry. So if I could choose only one, why not a movie that gives me both of those emotions? But I have to just state for the record, that I would be a very unhappy person if I could only watch one movie for the rest of my life. Very unhappy.

2. Let's say someone wrote a screenplay about you; what actor/actress would you choose to play you and why?
Hmm...another tough one. Well I would have to choose Charlize Theron for her beauty, Tina Fey for her sense of humor, & Heidi Klum for her body. What's that? Oh, this person is supposed to look & act like me? Oh, well in that case...I have no idea.

3. What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theaters?
I feel quite certain that I had seen movies before this one but the first one that comes to mind is Ghost. I remember going with my babysitter and at a particular point in the movie, she said to me, "Come on. Let's go to the bathroom." "But I don't need to go the bathroom," I said. " It doesn't matter. Let's go to the bathroom!" I found out later in life that my Mom had seen the movie already and had instructed her to take me out of the theater when the ahem pottery scene came on.

4. Did you ever make out at the back of the movie theater in middle school/high school?
Heavens no!

5. Are you a Netflix-er, Blockbuster-er, or a Redbox-er? (Or none of the above)?
We are definitely Redbox-ers! I have the Redbox app on my phone so I can search what movies are available at which Redbox closest to me and we rent from them all the time! And we love it that they are now renting Bluerays!

6. Name one actor/actress who you would give anything to have a dinner date with.
To be honest there's no actor/actress that I would "give anything" to have dinner with. But if I could have dinner with one and NOT have to "give anything" I would probably choose Steve Martin. Love me some Steve Martin!

7. What's the worst movie you've ever seen?
Well the only movie I've ever walked out of the theater while the movie was still playing was Joe Dirt. So I guess I'd have to say that's the winner of the worst movie I've ever seen. I can assure you that'll be the only thing that movie will ever win.

8. Do you sneak snacks into the theater when you go?
I do bring one thing with me into the theater. Twizzlers. I can pay $4.50 for the tiniest bag of them at the theater or I can pay $2 for a huge bag from Wal Mart. It's a pretty obvious choice.

9. Movie theater popcorn: love or hate it?
Umm...neither really. I like it. I'll eat a few handfuls if someone next to me has some but I rarely get my own bucket. Twizzlers & a Mr. Pibb are about all I need to be happy during a movie.

10. What is the all-time best Disney movie in your opinion?
This one is easy. The Little Mermaid. Hands down. Best music!! I know every word of every song in that entire movie. I will say The Princess Frog gave it a run for it's money with the fantastic music it had too, but The Little Mermaid remained at the top of my list.

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