Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Some people think art is something that exists in a fancy museum or something that happens on a glamorous stage in front of thousands. The rest of us know better.

Here is some art that I have recently seen and been a part of (please excuse the lack of art in these pictures however...sometimes my crappy camera is cooperative and sometimes its not)

Here are some of my favorite gingerbread houses that my co-worker Gretchen and I saw at the Gingerbread Festival at Thanksgiving Point last week.

Star Wars, if you look through the trees you can see some Storm Troopers too.
This one was incredible and this picture does it no justice. There's the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, the Empire State Building etc...

Not the best picture, not the best Gingerbread house, mostly I just put this one up because my sister-in-law Amy has a mild-to-medium sized obsession with Rainbow Bright.

Again, not the most well done Gingerbread house but the subject matter is something we can all get behind.

Here are the play dough creations of Courtney, Aubree, Shawn and myself from Thursday night. Easton didn't participate because he fell asleep during Home Alone. I know right? How can someone fall asleep during such an action packed adventure? I love Home Alone. Buzz, your girlfriend...woof.

Courtney made this spider in his web with his 8 eyes, 4 teeth and tongue sticking out to consume the fly he just caught. Very detailed indeed.
Aubree made this hot dog. Looks good enough to eat doesn't it?
Shawn made this dead man with a mustache. Yep, that's my husband.

And I made this octopus with a top hat and cane. I'm not sure why but he looks familiar to me. Does anyone remember ever seeing an octopus with a top hat a cane before? Maybe I knew him in another life.

Well, I hope you've enjoyed your journey into fine art. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Dreams Really Do Come True

Especially when they're super easy to make happen.

For example, at Walmart this week I got a wreath and a candle for all of the windows for the front of our house and last night at Costco I got cute ribbon to put a bow on the wreaths with.

Oh how I love Christmas decorating. I basically fantasize about decorating my house everyday and no lie; I resist the urge to start with "just a few things" pretty much everyday. Shawn has to humor me by walking down the Christmas isle in every store we go in, even if its just for a loaf of bread.

I can't wait to get a big fat tree and trim the crap out of it!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Tagged by Mendy

8 TV Shows I Love to Watch:

1. The Office
2. 30 Rock
3. Lost
4. Survivor (yes, Thursdays are very busy, thank goodness for DVR)
5. Heroes
6. The Biggest Loser
7. House
8. Ace of Cakes (again, a Thursday show!)

8 Favorite Restaurants:

1. Happy Sumo
2. Cafe Rio
3. Olive Garden
4. Won Won Wok
5. Bajio
6. The Training Table
7. Noodles and Co.
8. Pier 49

8 Things That Happened Yesterday:

1. I voted
2. I got sucked into the Today show talking about the election
3. I worked
4. I made myself dinner, Shawn ate with his cousin
5. I practiced my guitar
6. I watched a lot of election coverage
7. I read blogs
8. I bonded with Shawn...I don't know, I'm out of things...what a boring day!

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:

1. Going home for Christmas
2. Decorating for Christmas
3. Having Jared's family up at Thanksgiving time, I'd say for Thanksgiving but that would imply we were eating together...
4. Taking Black Friday off and hopefully getting some awesome Deals
5. Seeing the Joel Sechrists again someday!!!
6. Having my friend Lauryn's bridal shower on Saturday
7. Paying our last credit card payment
8. Our semi-annual Sister Bonding NYC trip...with CHARLOTTE

8 Things on My Wish List:

1. I'm a PC...a laptop
2. A Digital SLR
3. New couches for the basement
4. A desire to eat healthily and exersize
5. Offspring, what? I can say that if I want.
6. A Wii
7. A new wardrobe...it is a wishlist right?
8. A Nativity, an advent calendar and wreaths and candles for my windows

8 People I'm Tagging:

1. Amy Noel
2. Amber Nicole
3. Joel Wade
4. Mendy Leigh
5. Jared Micah
6. Adam Ryan
7. Brent Nicolas
8. Whitney Allison

Oh...I thought that said 8 children in your family my bad. What's done is done.

Halloween Bash

It was a graveyard smash.

Shawn and I decided to have a little get together with a few couple friends of ours since none of us have kids which pretty much leaves us without anything to do on Halloween. Everyone came dressed up as a famous couple. It was totally fun, we definitely have some very fun and creative friends!

Mulder and Scully, really its us guys, don't worry, it's just us:

Kelly Kapowski and Zack Morris (Beckie and Steve):

Raggedy Anne and Andy (Lauryn and Jonny):

Miss Teen South Carolina and her WT Boyfriend (April and George):

Lucy and Ricky (Emily and Diego):

And I didn't get a picture of McSteamy and Izzy (Dan and Marisha) but they're here in the group shot:

I guess I can't really speak for everyone but Shawn and I had a great time and we're pretty sure everyone else did too. We had lots of good food, including eyeballs and crooked teeth, and then we played Murder in the Dark which I think was everyone's favorite part. Even though everyone didn't know each other there's nothing like murder to bring strangers together.