Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Bit of Whimsy

This is my cute cousin L. She's the cutest little fairy you ever did see. And the perfect fit for the Love that Shot challenge "A Bit of Whimsy."

Monday, June 27, 2011

Today I love...

... flowers in a bucket.

Ok, so they're not really flowers. They're weeds. And they won't live through the day. But I think they're cute just the same.

... vintage picnic baskets.

Ok, so it's not really vintage. I found it for $10 at Walmart of all places. But it looks vintage and it's lined with the most adorable floral fabric. So I think it's cute just the same.

... flowers in a bucket sitting on vintage picnic baskets.

I set these in my window after a photo shoot just to get them out of the way. But it makes me smile so that is that.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Car rides are the joy of life

Even when it's raining, his greatest joy in life is riding in the car with his head out the window. Weirdo.

Monday, June 20, 2011

One Night...

One night, the hubbs and I were at the movie theater getting our tickets for the new Harry Potter movie. As we walked out the door of the theater, he mentioned being a little hungry. So, on the spur of the moment, we walked into the nearest seafood restaurant just across the parking lot. We usually reserve this place for birthdays and special occasions, but apparently a small stomach twinge and an excitement to see a movie made for people half our age was reason enough this night.

So naturally we ordered something light, befitting the "small stomach twinge" previously mentioned.

Sorry about my lookin' totally creeper with the red eye going on. And the fact that I'm holding a dead crustacean. I named him Stewart. Which, curiously, in no way deterred us from eating him.

Now it's the turn of the gentleman behind us to look like a demon-creeper with red, glowing eyeballs.

We love us some lobster and crab!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Somewhere right in the middle...

Hello all! It's Thursday! I've been pretty sure all day that it's Wednesday or Friday. Or Monday or Tuesday.  At what age is it normal to not remember what day of the week it is? I knew I never should have had that last birthday!

- I'm listening to music and I keep typing song lyrics instead of this post. School is over and apparently so is my ability to multi-task.
- Poor husbandman is sick. :( He says his sick voice sounds like a transvestite. Cue strange visual. P.S. Men are babies when they're sick. No offense, men.
- This guy was hauled off of a plane and booked because his pants were too low. You know, the kind of pants that are barely functioning as pants cause they're hanging down below their bum? He refused to pull them up. I actually feel bad for the reporter who had to spend his time to cover such a dumb story. When in doubt, always pull your pants up. Jeez.
- I recently found out that most of the ice cream in ice cream commercials is actually colored mashed potatoes. I feel like I've been living a lie.
- A girl in one of my friend's classes asked if all the world's countries share the same moon. I am worried for this generation.
- I decided that I want to learn to play tennis well. It seems like a worthwhile sport. Then I got kinda sad because I realized that the worst part about about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I will never be as good as a wall.
- Did you know Live Savers were invented the same year the Titanic sank? Ironic.

- The cousins and I finally got our Harry Potter tickets! We're going as an army of house elves. If that's not legit, I don't know what is.
- Speaking of Harry Potter (which I do, a lot) the other day I was at Jamba Juice and they asked for my name and I told them it was Voldemort. When the girl called my name to come get my snoothie, she said, "Vol- I mean, He-who-must-not-be-named!" I think this girl and I could be great friends.
- I asked husbandman the other day who his first crush was and he said me and the pink Power Ranger.
- Yesterday I saw an advertisement for granola bars that said "Grab health by the nuts."
- I plan to spend the next half hour drawing faces on all of our eggs. Hopefully husband doesn't read this before he sees them. He likes to read our blog to help him keep up on what is happening in our lives. :)
- Do any of you watch So You Think You Can Dance? Love. This particular dance was from a few years ago but it remains one of my favorites to this day. If you want to skip all the talking and just get down to the dancing, skip to 2:15.

Did anything awkward or awesome happen to you this week?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pretty in Pink

Today I am linking up a photo for a challenge over at Love that Shot. The theme is "Pretty in Pink." I immediately thought of this photo from my Nutcracker shoot.

This is my cousin. Isn't she stunning?? I want her lips.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


My cousin took these at my birthday party. I love them. I forgot how fun it is to fly stinkin' kites!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Oh man, that's awkward...

Hey all! I hope you are well this Friday! I'm posting Awkward and Awesome Thursday a day late.

- Watching me walk. It's a cross between a waddle and a scoot. I hate injured ankles. Who really likes them though?
- In a previous AandA post, I mentioned that I bought a clear shower curtain to check for serial killers. Today on Dear Blank, Please Blank, I read one that said,
Dear you,
Congrats on being smart enough to look behind the shower curtain... So what's your next move?
Serial Killer.
I'm scared because I really have no idea what my next move would be. Maybe I'll ninja kick the shower curtain.
- Last night I went to see a movie with a couple cousins. I think I pulled something after I jumped particularly violently. I also watched about a third of the movie through my clear water bottle as a sort of barrier to protect me from evil. I'm so brave.
- I woke up this morning crying because Sea World doesn't have narwhals. I'm unsure why.
- Listening to a really interesting story a friend is telling me and not being able to remember how long my mouth has been hanging open. Long enough for a little drool to start puddling. Ew.
- I spent almost ten minutes looking for my phone under the seat in my car before realizing that I was using it as a flashlight. Sometimes I wonder why I even have a phone. I spend half my life looking for it.

- Awesome birthday gifts! I recently added this little baby to my arsenal:
I'm in love with the cute little prints this guy makes. I just need to figure out how to use him better.
- Husband's unicorn name: Acorn Pretty Coat. He's mortified. Feel free to address him as such whenever you wish to see him turn red. Mine is Orchid Pretty Coat. I think it'll do. 
- I think Katy Perry is the first person to ever use the word "transcendental" correctly in a song. I'm impressed. 
- I found out that they sell sandwiches in cans. It's called a Canwich. That's something my father-in-law would think was funny. 
- Husbandman is sick with a cold. To cheer him up, I plan to replace all the labels on the medicine bottles with Harry Potter potion names. 
- If the Mayans were right about 2012 then at least I won't have to pay back my student loans.
- Yesterday I spent 10 minutes playing a song on Google's logo.
- The two people who were the original voices of Minnie and Mickey Mouse got married. This pleases me.
- You can now make your corn look like a light saber. Husbandman is very excited about this. They call it Obi Wan Cornobi. Oh boy.
- I blew up a picture of my brother's head to a 16x20 and printed out four of them. We put them on sticks and brought them to his graduation. It was hilarious! More photos of that to come soon.
Did anything awkward or awesome happen to you this week?

Monday, June 6, 2011

My Birthday Weekend

So this past weekend I had a birfday. Yep. It's true. I'm a year older now. I won't tell you which birthday it was because I'm a little sensitive on that subject. Let's just say that the man upstairs and I have a deal that this is the oldest I will ever get.

Friday: My day of birth arrived. Mom took us to breakfast at my all-time favorite breakfast diner and we converted husbandman into an Eggs Benedict lovist. Thanks, Mom!

Then I went on a drive with puppy and littlest brother to the mountains to scout for a photography location. The lovely green turned to white snow after about 7 miles and we pouted and then drove home.

Husbandman took me to Culver's to get take-out for dinner and he sang while I blew out my candles on my butter burger. :) Bandit just barked at the fire.

Saturday: I ran through an obstacle course in the mud and ended up with a sprained ankle. Boo. Although at the time it was too muddy for the nice medical people to tell that it was sprained.

Then my lovely sister and cousins threw me a Birthuation (birthday+graduation) party in the park. We played croquet and flew kites which was a little tame for us, but we had a really great time.

 Apparently there was a nefarious silly string plot being formed against me...

My sister and her roommate made these adorable cupcakes. Lil sis even knew my favorite flavor. :)

I even had a couple of mushy moments cause my cousins are just so awesome. They really are. They complete me. There I go again.

Sunday: My mother-in-law threw me a lovely backyard barbecue with incredible bruschetta. It was so so good. I ate like 17. The party may or may not have ended in a giant water gun fight. :)

Thank you everyone for a fantastic birthday weekend!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's not actually Wednesday...

- Husbandman and I showed up at Village Inn all gung-ho to make the most of Free Pie Wednesday. I chose Tripleberry, he chose French Silk. Our cashier handed us our bill. "$6.35," she said. He and I shared a puzzled expression and handed her our debit card in confused silence. "Come again soon! On Wednesdays we have free pie!" she said as we walked away slowly. Right. Wasn't that why we were here? It was only after we had left the restaurant that we realized it was actually Thursday. Oh.
- Did Adam and Eve have belly buttons?
- A few weeks ago I got a fortune cookie with a fortune that read, "Help! I'm trapped inside a fortune cookie factory." I am now seriously worried for this person.
- I managed to poke myself in the eye with my toothbrush while brushing my teeth.
- Once I was mad at my mother-in-law for a whole day because I had a dream that we were river rafting and she wouldn't stop shouting the lyrics to "Livin on a Prayer" at the top of her lungs.

- Dear Mario, we swear if you jump on another turtle, we will find you. Sincerely, TMNT
- I'm spending the next week or so figuring out how many goodies I can fill with or cover with Nutella. It's that good, people.
- A few days ago, I was working a wedding with a flower girl who was about three. During the rehearsal, she was the epitome of cuteness. She listened, smiled and walked when she was supposed to walk. During the actual ceremony, she stomped down the aisle screaming, "RAWR!" and launched her basket of petals at guests. I found this even cuter. This will count for this week's Weird Wedding Wednesday.
- I was at the dollar store the other day and I found out that there is such a thing as scented socks. There are also multiple flavors.
- For a friend's wedding, another friend and I were buying her a toaster. I was in charge of the card. In the card, I wrote a poem about how toasters are like dragons.
- My mother-in-law is deathly afraid of snakes. I think she has every reason to be. They're in cahoots with Voldemort.
- A little happiness for your week:

I died.