Monday, December 27, 2010

for some reason I haven't been in the mood to blog, and I'm still not actually. I have just been enjoying being home relaxing and celebrating with family. And playing with my new sewing machine and camera.

So since Gram got onto me for not posting.. here are some pictures from our family Christmas party.

I hope you all had a great holiday and are enjoying the rest of the year. 

this is the pillow I made today.. I can sew!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

coma? yes, please!

all of the 
finally caught up with me..

and I took a seven hour nap today. I guess it wasn't so much of a nap as it was a coma. But whatever you call it, it was phenomenal! After my morning final I turned off my phone, put a "do not disturb or die" note on my door and slept all dayfrom 10-5 to be exact. It was one of those drool on the pillow, end up at the foot of the bed, dead to the world naps that I imagine looked a little something like this

I hope you are all lucky enough to squeeze in a small coma this week.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Best Friend

My parents are only 4 days apart. And if you've been reading you know that it was just my dad's birthday, which means today is my mom's special day. It isn't polite to tell a woman's age so you can do the math. I'll give you a hint, it rhymes with nifty. 

She doesn't look a day over 39 huh? I talk to my beautiful mother at least 3 times a day, her opinion is one I value the most. She has super sonic "mom ears". I can remember always being so amazed that she could hear me getting sick from a floor below, behind two doors. She is my favorite, and the most stylish shopping partner. She is the perfect role model.

A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.  ~Tenneva Jordan

Happy Birthday to the first person to give up her pie.
I love you mom!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Treasure hunting

Jimmy and I have been exploring our new home on the 6th floor of the library. During study breaks we scour the countless shelves to see who can find the oldest book. So far, its from 1798.

which I found.

Well, I just picked up a book published in 1830 about Greece and there was a map tucked in the back. I was really hoping for a giant X, that would send us on an Indiana Jones-y kind of adventure.

No such luck. 

So for now I guess I'll just have to enjoy our book hunting adventures. And in case you are keeping score, I have the oldest, and coolest book.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Growing up

On a study break at the library today I came across this picture on we ♥ it

I wouldn't say my childhood was wasted, it was awesome actually. but I definitely spent most of my time and energy trying to be "grown up". 

This is something I think about a lot, usually when Jimmy and I are dancing our way through the grocery store aisles, or when I challenge someone to race to the car in the parking lot. these are things I wouldn't have been caught dead doing when I was younger, how immature

 It wasn't hard for me to act older as a kid, because I looked older. I have been the height I am now (5'6) since around 3rd grade. In the pictures of my 5th grade graduation I am at least 2 feet taller than my teacher. You know the Michael Jackson song, act your age not your shoe size? a little known fact about me is that, at age 10, these two numbers were the same. yes, I know, my feet are huge.

I went to daycare until I was too old to go, and had an unhealthy obsession with being like the teachers who worked there. Then, when I was 16, I became one. and it wasn't as cool as I had anticipated. Its so weird when I get facebook friend requests from kids who went to the daycare.
I am not old enough for this!

The other day some elementary schools were on a field trip on campus and while I was walking to class a little girl pointed at me and said excitedly "shes in college"  It was the cutest, and most depressing thing ever. It feels like yesterday when I was her age, dying to be this age.

Now that I'm here, I'm fighting growing up at every turn. I was probably the only person I know who wasn't excited about turning 21. and the only daughter who doesn't like hearing her parents call her an "adult". 

This summer on a visit with Grammie in Connecticut my 10 year old cousin Kate introduced us to the game "man hunt" which is essentially just hide and seek outside, at night. So there we were, a bunch of "adults" (19-21) playing hide and seek in the woods. Grammie and mom got on to us for running around like "little kids" but it was a blast!

I have always been the "mature" one. and now, I'm making up for lost time, I am going to have fun acting like a kid. even if I am finally grown up.

*side note: daycare is where I met Jimmy. He was my first crush, if you don't count Garth Brooks. my mom just found a picture of us at our pre-k graduation. I'll save the details of how he went from first crush to main squeeze for another time, its back to the books I go. adios kiddos

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Over the hill

Today is my dad's 50th birthday! 


So happy birthday to the man who gave me my eyes, my love of sports, my temper, and anything I ever wanted! Here's to 50 more
Happy birthday Daddy-O, I love you!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

tacky sweaters

 Those are a few pictures from our Christmas party last Saturday. It was a lot of fun, as you can see from Jimmy's "hulked" shirt. I'd love to give details about the party but I just got back from my second home at the library and my bed is calling my name.

on an unrelated note, a month ago I posted this plea to gain some followers, and I am beyond pleased to say that I went from 12 followers a month ago to 58 followers today! I know 58 isn't that many but I am thrilled that so many people think I'm interesting enough to press follow! So thank you all so much for giving my a reason to blog, you guys are the!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

list of fours

True to form I have procrastinated this post for a long time. The lovely ladies who asked me to share my list of fours are Amy from A Daring Little Life and Lindsay from Scenic Glory. You must visit their adorable blogs. They are both super fabulous, talented women and should definitely be on your daily read list!

Here is my list, but be warned, I'm not good with answering questions without hours of thought, which I don't have right now so these are lacking detail. 

four shows I watch:
  1. Modern Family. It is the funniest show on television. ever. Wednesdays are by far the best day of the week because of this show and my number 2.
  2. Cougartown. As a die hard Friends fan I love Courtney Cox in this show. I usually have a glass of wine while I watch it, because if you watch it you know it is the center of the show 
  3. Criminal Minds.This is one of my favorite shows but I can't watch it alone, or I get super paranoid and think every noise I hear is a serial killer trying to break in. and I am going to become Mrs. Spencer Reid. I think I love him so much because he is super brainy, like Jimmy.
  4. Everything on food network. I love to cook, and love eating even more. So usually food network is always on. 
four things I am passionate about:

  1. transitioning from my last question.. I am passionate about eating. I would rather not go into detail but lets just say my scale wishes I wasn't so passionate about this one.
  2. Oliver. sometimes I think that I'm not going to be able to have kids because of how much I love Oliver. If I love a dog this much when I have a kid I think my heart might literally explode.
  3. My family, Jimmy and his family, my roommates and my friends. I am surrounded by really great people who I love a lot. 
  4. long showers. my best and deepest thoughts and ideas come to me while I shower. and there is no better stress reliever than singing your heart out in the shower. There is something about the acoustics in the bathroom that make me sound like I should be an American Idol.
four phrases I say a lot:
  1. "" used to describe something awesome.
  2. "hola" it's how I answer the phone and greet people. But I always feel so awkward when I say it in the presence of a spanish speaking person, because its like one of the 3 spanish words I know.
  3. "whatev" I don't believe in speaking in abbrevies. but this one I can't help but say a lot. 
  4. "love you" you can't say it enough.
four things I've learned from the past:
  1. worrying only makes the situation worse. 
  2. kindness goes a lot further than choosing to be rude.
  3. you never really know a person until you live with them.
  4. your parents really do know whats best.
four places I'd like to go:
  1. Australia
  2. Italy
  3. Alaska
  4. Ireland
four things I did yesterday:
  1. went to class. only two more weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (pardon the obnoxious amount of exclamation marks but they are beyond necessary)
  2. cleaned the house for our Christmas party. my back is killing me but the house, excluding my room, is spotless. 
  3. went to work. I help at the cutest little shop called jim.n.i in downtown Bryan. I wore new boots that weren't broken in and standing for 5 hours might have broken my toe. or something.
  4. went to dinner with friends. they were nice enough to wait for me to go to dinner, but I didn't get out of work till 11 and the only place open was Denny's. lets just say my stomach is not happy about it.
four things I am looking forward to:
  1. our 2nd annual tacky sweater Christmas party tonight!! We have a white elephant gift exchange that gets pretty crazy 
  2. graduation. I was not made for school, I am so ready to be done. 
  3. my wedding. I am a typical girl and have been thinking about it since I was like 5 and watch all of the wedding shows. (there are no real wedding plans, just little girl dreaming)
  4. having my own house. I can't wait to decorate and create my own style in my own place!
four things I love about winter:
  1. boots. I love buying, wearing and seeing boots. tall, short, black, brown, heels, flats, uggs, riding, hooker. boots boots boots I love them all.
  2. snow. although in Texas there is a lack of it I love snow. 
  3. Holiday decorations. I love seeing scarecrows and pumpkins and hay and then lights, snowmen and Santas. so festive and always puts me in a good mood.
  4. snuggling. I love getting under a warm blanket when the weather is cold. and Oliver and Jimmy are the best guys for the job!
So there you have it, my list of fours. Here are some other awesome ladies who are fantastic bloggers. Can't wait to read your lists.
  1. Brooke at shopgirl (this is my roommate who is getting back into blogging after her summer in NY and I keep telling her how awesome the blogging community is, so show her some love)
  2. at daily 
  3. Brooke at bright wishes 
  4. Kelcy at when there is love there is life

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cry Baby

The stress of finals combined with my wonderful monthly visitor have made for some very entertaining and embarrassing moments this week.

It all started the other day in the Sonic drive thru. Jimmy and I have been together for 4 years but for some reason we get to a drive thru and its like we've never had a meal together. If a person on the street were to ask him what I like on my burger he would get every ingredient right. Have that same person ask him through the magic drive thru box and you'd think the police were interrogating him. He gets all mumbly (yes, I made it up) and gets everyone involved confused.

So there we were, facing the inevitable confusion that has become our norm. The girl asked if we wanted mustard or mayonnaise on the burgers, and I said "only mayonnaise" meaning no mustard. Yes, I know, it was very misleading and confusing to say it that way. It just came out and before I could correct myself Jimmy was repeating to the box "one with no cheese and only mayonnaise" whaaat?! I never said anything about no cheese. cheese, always cheese!

The combination of Jimmy making fun of my confusing order and the thought of the lack of cheese on my hamburger caused me to burst into tears.. "boohoo, stop yelling at me". Which he was not. Then it turned into a five minute cycle of crying because I couldn't stop crying. then we were laughing so hard it turned into more crying.

This debacle just occurred again. We were watching Ellen and I was getting overly excited about her 12 days of giveaways and T. Swift's performance. I had my empty coffee mug resting on my legs and Jimmy said "careful you don't spill your drink". So I thought it would be funny to pretend to throw my coffee on him. Keep in mind it was empty. oh wait, it wasn't. Coffee went everywhere. Jimmy thought it was hilarious because obviously.. jokes on me. I realize there is no need to cry over spilled milk, or in my case coffee, but here come the water works.

Poor Jimmy was again so confused as to why I was crying. "babe are you laughing or crying" embarrassingly, it was both. Jimmy was in a clean shirt and the couch was wiped off but there I was again, laughing and crying for no reason. In the the 20 minutes since it happened he has already made at least a dozen jokes about the coffee mishap. I'm never going to live this down.

I just love being a girl. not.