Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Musical Interlude...

So here's a little song I'm particularly feeling at the moment. So... drum roll pleaseeeee...here's "Fine Line" by Little Big Town. I might start doing this more often. By the way... absolutely love Little Big Town. Saw them in concert. Amazing. Check out some of their other songs liiiike "Good As Gone," "Boondocks," "A Little More You," and "Bring it on Home." I assure you, you will enjoy them.

A wise man once said...

I recently came across a quote by Dali Lama which I absolutely loved. I had planned to use it as a quote of the day but after some investigation, I found an extension of the quote which I must share. I know it may be a little dated but I feel like it speaks such great advice.

Dali Lama's words for the year 2000
1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve
great risk.

2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.

3. Follow the three R’s: Respect for self, respect for others,
responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful
stroke of luck.

5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.

6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.

7. When you realize you've made a mistake,
take immediate steps to correct it.

8. Spend some time alone every day.

9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.

10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think
back, you'll be able enjoy it a second time.

12. A loving atmosphere in your home
is the foundation for your life.

13. In disagreements with loved ones,
deal only with the current situation.
Don't bring up the past.

14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.

15. Be gentle with the earth.

16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.

17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love
for each other exceeds your need for each other.

18. Judge your success by what you had to give up
in order to get it.

19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.

I think if everyone lived their lives according to these words, we'd all be happier and little better off. (p.s. the original quote I found and loved was #1)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Quote of the Day

"What I need is someone who will make me do what I can."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

A beautiful beginning...

My dearest Sarah... my best, best friend in the whole world... the one who's been by my side since, oh, I don't know, birth is getting married to her high school sweetheart, Danny next June. Needless to say, I'm elated! And was so excited when they asked me to take engagement pictures of them. Here are a few of the beautiful and effortlessly in love couple!

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By the way, did I mention they're high school sweethearts? Yup! They're just 22 and they've been dating for 8 years! Since freshman year of high school. Amazing. Isn't that every girl's dream at some point? To marry they're high school sweetheart... it was mine at least. It's like a fairy tale :) I love them both dearly and I'm soooo happy for them! Can't wait for the big day. (And yes, I'm in the wedding party!!)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Quote of the Day

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."-Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Movie Nighttt

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So I've gone to the movies a lot lately... well twice in the past couple weeks but that's a lot for me. Anyways... I saw Law Abiding Citizen last night. Another friggin awesome movie! Very intense. A little gruesome. Lots of action. One of those movies you have to pay attention in... like we were trying to figure it out the whole time and we were totally wrong in the end lol but who likes a predictable movie?? Go see it! K? K.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


How was your Halloween weekend?? Mine was fan-freaking-tastic! I had a little shindig at my house :) Here are some snapshots from the festivities!
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My wonderful jack-o-lanterns!
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a pirate, bat woman & a biker chick
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some of my spooky decorations
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some of the boys
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Little Red Riding Hood & myself
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most of the ladies!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Life is a series of choices; a big combination of moments... little ones that add up to big ones, that create who you are."
-Will Schuster (Glee)

Monday, October 26, 2009


If I've learned anything in my life so far it is that change is constant and inevitable. Sometimes change is hard, sometimes it's desired. But no matter what, it's part of life and we all must deal with it. And because of change, we have lots of things to look forward to and lots to miss....
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Here are some things I am currently missing (both short term & long term...)

1. my tan
2. high school Homecoming week
3. playing softball & field hockey
4. my summer clothes
5. Sara & Danny 0:-)
6. not worrying about money or the future
7. not worrying about what I look like
8. TGIF friday night sitcoms with Sarah
9. ridiculous games we made up and could play for days on end
10. my car (currently in the shop)
11. having rules to break
12. my Pop-Pop's old boat
13. how inseparable my old group of friends were
14. the excitement of waking up to snow on the ground
15. trick or treating
16. when cell phones were just... phones
17. innocence and naivety

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