Thursday, January 31, 2008

Snow Day, Blog Day

I've been tagged by Jessica.

The Rules: Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share 5 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog. or Share the 5 top places on your “want to see or want to see again” list. or Share 5 things you never pictured being in your future when your were 25 years old. Tag a minimum of 5, maximum of 10 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. The tagees have a choice of which they want to do.

Ok, I don't know if I'm doing this by the rules, but oh well. At least I'm posting. Oh, and to make up for not posting in awhile, I'm doing all three. Whoa, watch out blogging world. :)

5 random/weird facts:
1. I sometimes don't listen to the radio in the car. I like the complete silence.
2. If I'm writing on a post-it note at work and I mess up, I will throw it away and start over. I know....very wasteful.
3. I tell the sign that says, "Welcome to Oklahoma" hello and I missed you, every time we cross over the stateline from Kansas.
4. I get anxiety when I travel, even in a car, just not a plane.
5. When I was little, I had a fear of nuclear war.

5 top places on my “want to see or want to see again” list:
1. New England
2. Italy
3. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
4. Montana
5. New Orleans

5 things I never pictured being in my future when I was 27 years old:
1. Living in Wichita, KS
2. Working in Financial Aid
3. Living outside of Wyandotte. I always thought when I was little that I would live there forever and ever.
4. I would be working on my Master's degree
5. That I would be blessed to have such an awesome husband, family and friends.

I'm tagging Vic. That is the only one I am tagging because everyone else has been tagged.

Friday, January 18, 2008


.....we lived in the country.
Ever since I've lived in the "big city" I've had many moments of yearning for country life. I'm going through that right now. I would miss my Target and Starbucks, but give me dirt roads, creeks and open fields any day!

We are actually off to the country this weekend. I'll try and post some pics when we return.
Y'all :) have a good weekend.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Lovely Weekend

I'm typing here on a Sunday evening while Brady is watching the History channel and Okie has her nose under my foot. We had somewhat of an uneventful weekend but it was nice that way. Here's how it went down. :) By the way the weekend was deemed, Brady's Birthday Weekend.

Friday- After some wonderful Sonic fries and one of their new smoothies, Brady and I settled in to watch 3:10 to Yuma. I love western movies. This probably has to do with growing up with my grandpa and dad always watching them. But I love the new westerns that they are coming out with. Don't get me wrong, Tombstone and Lonesome Dove still rock.

Saturday-Went and picked up Brady's Birthday pie. He wanted an apple pie from Spear's. It was YUMMY! (Yes, I've kind of went off my eating better oath, but I'll get back on the wagon.)
We are looking to buy a couch and thought today was a perfect browsing day. I do have to say, I love the furniture stores in Kansas. They did not attack us like a bunch of wild hyenas as they do at a certain store in OKC. We found a few we like in our price range, but will continue to look until just the right one pops out to us.
For Brady's birthday dinner, we went to SUMO and had sushi. I wasn't fond of sushi the first time, but it was de-lish this time around. After watching Charlie Wilson's War (Very Good) we indulged in the apple pie with some vanilla ice cream to top it off.

Lunched with grandma and a dear friend, cleaned my very dirty jeep, had a phone conversation with an old friend and then an afternoon of laziness.
Ahhhh, I love these weekends. Tomorrow life settles back in and it's off to work and school.
Here's wishing everyone a peaceful and uneventful week.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Back to School Fun

There it is folks, my first school books since graduating with my undergrad degree. Psychology does not scare me as much as Human Biology. You should see some of the pictures in that book. GROSS! I'm not good with stuff like that. We will see starting next week. The Psych class is from 6-10 at night on a MONDAY. It's not like I have a social life after I get home from work, but I really like my nights at home with my little family. It's just one night, I need to stop whining. I also had to get new, clean, fresh notebooks and pens. I wanted a new bag, but Brady said I already had too many bags. I really don't he just thinks that. ;) So, I'm going to make my own bag with my very own, new sewing machine. Momma and Papa's Christmas present to me. I'll show you the results of this first sewing adventure here in a few days.
Now this picture is long overdue. This is the Sock Monkey that my good friend Daisy sent me during Christmas. (It's just a gift not a Christmas present. hee! hee!) It is actually in the nude right now because when she sent it to me it had on an adorable Santa outfit. I think he looks pretty good up on my baker's rack. I need to name him, any thoughts?
The little cups around him I found on sale at Target. They would be so easy to make if you needed a party favor. They are just made out of dixie cups, paper mache and some ribbon. I think I'll put little chocolates in them for Easter. The niece and nephew will like them.
Ok, it's off to the couch to enjoy one more lazy Monday night before the school bell rings.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Kicking legs, things that sparkle and saying a prayer

This is my favorite picture.

Yes, I'm a dork. I had Brady take this picture of my new bracelet. Doesn't it look purdy with my wedding ring.
The newlyweds. We only took a few pictures together. :(

St.Patrick's Cathedral on Christmas Day.

This is where we stayed, the Waldorf-Astoria. Yeah, right!

Little Blue Boxes and Pizza

Here are some of my favorite pictures from our trip.

My little bite of the Big Apple

Jessica, here is the G rated version of our honeymoon. Actually it's the only version since walking in NYC tired us pretty quickly. We were in bed by 9:00/10:00 every night.
You pretty much heard my airplane stories, so here is my impression of NYC. I like making lists, so that is how you are getting it. :) Pictures will follow.
*I like NYC, it was neat to see all the monuments, buildings, stores that I've only seen on the big screen. I would not want to live there though.
*I would never go to NYC during Christmas again. It was so crowded with what seemed like a million tourists from every country and then us crazy Midwesterners. We waited 2 hours in line to go to the top of the Empire State building, which was probably one of my favorite moments. Looking out over every corner of Manhattan was an awesome sight. It was a clear, windy, extremely chilly day, but it was perfect for seeing from Brooklyn to New Jersey. The wait to see the Statue of Liberty was 3-4hours. We just took pictures from the pier.
*Things look smaller then they appear. The ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center was much smaller then I thought it would be. It might be small but it had every bit of Christmas magic I expected it to. I didn't dare touch my foot to the ice because with our luck I would've been in a caste the rest of the week.
*The SNL and Conan stages are tiny! I can't believe they do all they do on those stages. TV magic!
*Radio City Music Hall was pretty cool. The Rockettes are awesome in their routines. Never, I mean NEVER, out of step with each other. Brady didn't care for it, but I was watching it like a little kid. I pretty much took NYC in like a little kid. I wasn't so much in culture shock, just in amazement at this little island with such a big personality.
*Museum of Natural History-not for me. Metropolitan Museum of Art-LOVED! I went their by myself (on the last day) because Brady had his fill of the crowds. I tried to block out everyone around me and just absorb the masterpieces that I never thought I would get to see. I probably only saw half of the museum. I would've spent two full days there.
*I'm not a shopper. NYC is a town for someone who loves to shop. I took lots of pictures of the outside ritzy stores, but I only stepped into Macy's and Tiffany's. Brady bought me for Christmas something I have always wanted. A signature silver heart "Return to Tiffany's" bracelet. I love it! I think I might love the little blue box it came in just as much.
*NYC does sleep on Christmas Day. Many restaurants and attractions were closed on the 25th. I think we had pizza for Christmas dinner.
*Taxi drivers are fearless.
*It doesn't matter what kind of shoes you have on, if you walk as much as we did your feet will still feel like they want to fall off by the end of the day.
*NYC has some of the best sweets I have had in my life.
*Planet Hollywood: a hamburger, club sandwich, and two pops=$40!!!
This is why we ate somewhat cheap the rest of the week.
*I loved me some NYC pepperoni pizza! I want some right now.
*Grand Central Station has a romantic feel to it. Beautiful architecture.
*Bryant Park had really cool shops set up for Christmas. And of course I kept telling Brady, "This is where they do Fashion Week and this is where they come to on Project Runway." He didn't care.
*I found a really cool Japanese store that had one of a kind stationary, notebooks and pens. I found some charming Doxie paper. Love it!
*I'm sure there is much more to tell, but I guess I'll save all those little stories for just Brady and I to remember. NYC was a fun place to visit. I can't say it was my most favorite place ever. If we go back it will probably be in the springtime and I would like to see more of the as Brady calls it, "Hippie" areas. Chelsea, Greenwich Village, Soho,etc. We flew (in a taxi) by some of these areas and they just looked more like me. Quaint little boutiques with unique finds. Maybe next time.