Aug 15, 2010

Day 8 - 30 Day Blog Journal

Photos can bring all sorts of emotions to the surface. Some make you happy, so make you laugh but some also make you angry or sad. Today's topic is a photo that makes me angry or sad. Pictures or stories of this nature bring tears to my eyes and make my blood boil all at the same time.e

Child abuse makes me more angry and sad than anything in the whole world. It pains me to think that some children have to wake up, live their days and go to bed in a state of fear and without feeling true love. ALL children deserve a parent who loves them the right way and deserve a true childhood. All types of abuse are unacceptable and those that inflict child abuse deserve a special place in hell in my opinion.

Aug 14, 2010

Day 7 - 30 Day Blog Journal

A picture that makes me happy.

I seriously laugh out loud every.single.time I see this picture of my niece.

It's Ninja Natalie!

BAAAHAHAHAHAHA! I love it so much. Oh man ::wipes tears::

Aug 13, 2010

Day 6 - 30 Day Blog Journal

Awww shucks! I was recently "awarded" with this by my partner in crime, W.

Today's topic at hand is my 20 favorite things. I fear this may take a while to come up with so bear with me if my list seems a bit random.

1. Ryan - the hubbeast
2. Gunner - my child, my dog, the thing that makes my house furry
3. Family - <--self explanatory
4. Natalie - my niece :) I know that she is included in family but she's my goddaughter and she's brand new to this world and I'm completely smitten.
5. Lola - the bff
6. Pink - the color makes me happy, I love it and wear it frequently
7. ANYthing zebra print
8. Summer - Time off work? Beach vacations? Getting a tan? Yes, please.
9. Hao-Hao - My favorite restaurant, EVER. It's delicious Vietnamese food in Round Rock, TX. Go by and get some vermicelli if you're round those parts ;)
10. The beach - Any beach. I love going to my family's beach house in South Padre and I loooooved the beach on our honeymoon in St. Lucia. Ahhh, bliss!
11. My job - 7th grade math teacher and nerd extraordinaire
12. The internet - technology and I have a love/hate relationship but I love the internet and having instant access at all times
13. My iPhone - it was love at first click
14. Cheesy girl movies - I love a good romance that will bring a good tear to my eye
15. Hiking with my husband and dog
16. Harry Potter - books and movies
17. Getting pedicures - I think I might go get myself one after I finish this, actually.
18. Avocado's - my favorite food, hands down. Yum.
19. Country music - it just seems more constistent to me than any other type of music
20. World Market - FAVE store. I can seriously spend hours (and lots of money) there!

So there.

Aug 12, 2010

Day 5 - 30 Day Blog Journal

Today is favorite quote day. I'm changing it to favorite quotes day. I can't pick just one.

"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic."

— Dave Barry

"Courage is being scared to death - and saddling up anyway."

— John Wayne

"If you can read this, thank a teacher."


Aug 11, 2010

Day 4 - 30 Day Blog Journal

Ok, so this isn't really turning into a 30 day blog journal, it's more of a 30 blog posts. I just can't seem to get here everyday to blog. So here comes day 4: Favorite Book.

I love to read. Some of my recently favorite reads include The Help by Kathryn Stockett, The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom and The Secret Life of Ceecee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain. I also love anything by Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham and the Harry Potter series.

Which brings me to my favorite book; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I seriously love this book. I have never before re-read a book before this. It carried me through all of the emotions. I laughed, I cried, I was angry, I was sentimental, I was frightened, I was uncertain, I doubted characters, I loved characters. Frankly, I loved the book.

If you haven't read this, I think you should. Even if you're just a moderate HP fan I think you'd seriously enjoy it.

Aug 6, 2010

Day 3 - 30 Day Blog Journal

Favorite TV show. Hmmm, this one might be difficult. I love learning so I'll pretty much watch anything on the Science or Discovery channel (like Shark Week, ha). Growing up I loved the classics like Saved by the Bell, Boy Meets World and Full House and I'll still watch those if I see them on. However my favorite show growing up was definitely The Cosby Show. Bill Cosby reminds me so so sooo much of my dad. Their humor and dancing skills seem to overlap.

My current favorites are Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, House, How I Met Your Mother, friends re-runs and Big Bang Theory. I love watching Teen Mom (terrible, I know) and The Bachelorette but those aren't necessarily favorites. My favorite show is one that I will also soon be experiencing live!

I get to see the tour on September 22nd! I'm pumped!

Aug 5, 2010

Day 2 - 30 Day Blog Journal

Let's go to the moooooovies! Let's go see the staaaaars!

Ok some of my favorites but not necessarily my favorite are:

Yes, I know there are some super cheesy and kid movies on the list but I love them. And by Harry Potter, I mean the whole series (I love the books even more).

But my favorite is:

Don't judge. I still cry every time Mufasa dies and get all giddy when Simba and Nala are reunited. Hakuna Matata!

Aug 3, 2010

Day 1 - 30 Day Blog Journal

Favorite song:

This one is easy. I love music but I am very relaxed in my taste. I like many types and my current preferences change with my mood (which can change several times daily).

 My current obsessions are Halo by Beyonce and  I'll Stand by You by the Pretenders

However the one constant is the song that Ryan picked for our first dance at our wedding. It's kind of an under the radar song and never really made it big on the radio but it holds a special place in my heart. It's Unbelievable by Josh Gracin.

If I had to pick a second favorite it would be Highway 20 Ride by Zac Brown Band. It reminds me so much of those (highway 290) rides between my parent's houses. It makes me think about how much I love my parents and how much they did for me when I was little. It's truly amazing that my dad drove 3 hours every other weekend just to pick me and my sister. He came in just for the afternoon for three Wednesday's in a row my senior year of high school so he could learn the Father/daughter dance for my spring show. And he even made the 3 hour drive in an hour and 45 minutes once when my sister and I were in a car wreck. This song reminds me of how much my dad loves me and how much I love him.

Oh, and if you're not watching Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, then you're seriously missing out.

30 Day Blog Journal

Ok folks, I'm going to be doing a little experiment. I might need encouragement and a kick in the butt to keep this going. What you're supposed to do: Update daily for 30 days about the subject for the day. I saw this somewhere a while back and copied the daily subjects but for the life of me can't remember where I got it from. So here are what my daily updates will be including for a while :)

Day 1 (Aug. 1) - your favorite song

Day 2 - your favorite movie

Day 3 - your favorite television program

Day 4 - your favorite book

Day 5 - your favorite quote

Day 6 - 20 of my favorite things

Day 7 - a photo that makes you happy

Day 8 - a photo that makes you angry/sad

Day 9 - a photo you took

Day 10 - a photo taken over 10 years ago of you

Day 11 - a photo of you recently

Day 12 - something you are OCD about

Day 13 - a fictional book

Day 14 - a non-fictional book

Day 15 - your dream house

Day 16 - a song that makes you cry (or nearly)

Day 17 - an art piece (drawing, sculpture, painting, etc)

Day 18 - my wedding/future wedding/past wedding

Day 19 - a talent of yours

Day 20 - a hobby of yours

Day 21 - a recipe

Day 22 - a website

Day 23 - a youtube video

Day 24 - where I live

Day 25 - your day, in great detail

Day 26 - your week, in great detail

Day 27 - my worst habit

Day 28 - whats in my handbag/purse

Day 29 - hopes,dreams and plans for the next 365 days

Day 30 - a dream for the future

Aug 1, 2010

Get excited folks, it's SHARK WEEK!

I've been looking forward to this for almost a year now. Seriously. A new life goal for me is to see a great white fly up out of the air while going after prey. Now, I would have to travel far far away (off the coast of South Africa) to do this but a girl can dream, right?

In honor of shark week, I am posting some pictures from my honeymoon. They have nothing to do with sharks besides the fact that a lot of them are pictures of the beach/water and our anniversary was a week ago.

This is our resort.

This was the (mostly) private beach for our resort.

This is one of the views from our many kayak rides.

Another view from the kayak.

Our roommate, Iggy.

View from the couples massage. Heavenly!

We dressed up every night for dinner :)

We braved Castries, the capital city all by ourselves. We don't need no stinkin tour guides!

This was a view from our horseback ride. Absolutely stunning.

PIRATES! Ok, not really. But it looks like a pirate ship.

Now, I have to get back to my leaping great whites on the Discovery Channel :)