Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sib Trip

It has been awhile now since my sibs came to Portland for a little bonding/parent free time. And we had such a lovely time that I just wanted to post some of my favorite pics from the weekend. And if you know my sister you know that we took a LOT of pictures.

Love you guys!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I stepped on a worm.

Barefoot. In my kitchen this morning. Please please PLEASE someone tell me how a gooey worm covered in dirt got on my kitchen floor so that I could step on it on my way to pour myself some cereal. I first thought I had stepped on a piece of red onion that must of somehow fallen off of some left overs that Tyler ate late in the night. But upon further review I realized with nauseating horror that it was indeed a big juicy worm squooshed all over my heel. It literally took every ounce of my strength not to scream out loud and then bash my head on the counter. Instead I gritted my teeth and cleaned myself and my floor up and tried to convince myself that this was not a big deal. But seriously! How in the world did it get into my kitchen!? Nice start to my Wednesday morning? I think not.
{Note. I wanted to put a picture up with this. But all the worm pictures I looked at caused me to freak out and nearly vomit. So alas. No picture.}

Monday, February 23, 2009

It is a rainy day in Portland

and I am loving the sounds on the skylight above my desk.
{Photograph by Andrea}

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Little List

A few things that I L.O.V.E

Computer/Internet/Gmail Chat.
Nail Polish.
Oregon Coast.
Clean Houses.
Feeling really sore after a great workout.

A few things I don't love quite as much

People who have the inability to use blinkers whilst driving.
Olives and Mushrooms.
Swim Suit Shopping.
Improper use of punctuation.
Not knowing the difference between words such as two, to, and too or their and there.

What are yours?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Sorry Kobe, Not Tonight

While I really do not understand why we cannot beat the Bobcats, the Thunder or the Knicks I am happy to report that we can manage a sound beating of both the best team in the league and my most hated team in the league- the Lakers. This game was just too great to not post about it. And despite the fact that I may have to take Tyler to the hospital to treat the aneurysm he had last night during the game, I think it was the best game this season.

Really all that needs to be said is that Deron was dominant. Again.

I have always said that Pau is ugly. Like REALLY ugly. We have posted about this before. But here is just further proof for those of you who are still on the fence. This picture really displays his personality perfectly. Whiny, obnoxious, crybaby. Oh, and ugly.
This is right after one too many terrible fouls had been called. This is when the visible switch from normal Deron to what we call in my house "Angry Deron Mode" occurred. Basically when this happens it means we are going to win.

Now for my favorite moment of the night. Memhet Okur mocking Kobe after draining a three point dagger in the final moments of the 4th quarter. For this, (both the shot and the mockery) I want to kiss him (on the cheek of course).

And may I post a note to my lovely Kyle?
Dear Kyle,
Please shave. You look ridiculous. And that makes me very sad.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentines love

Don't be jealous. Although, I know it is hard not to be when these are the kind of valentines I get.

I just love February.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

In honor of

my completion of all seven Harry Potter books in the month of January, I give you:
Potter Puppet Pals and
The Mysterious Ticking Noise

Please explain...

How is it that hard days can just creep into your life totally unexpected and uncalled for?

I have never exactly been one to embrace change, but I have been working on it. I have loved the big changes in my life and been grateful for all of the wonderful things and people that have come into my life because of it.
But sometimes my old self sneaks up on me and I remember that I don't really love change and I do in fact miss home. I miss my city, my home, my beautiful mountains, and mostly I miss my friends and my family.

I love my life in Portland, and I would not change it for the world. But sometimes growing up is hard. I would never want to go backwards, but I would love for it to be possible to keep in touch with every person that I love. I will try to work on that. I think I also need to remember that it is impossible to fill the hole that old friends and loved family do. And I do find it a beautiful part of life, that no matter how many wonderful people are a part of your life- there is always room for more. I have been exceptionally blessed to have a life full of amazing people.
So I am just grateful that when these pesky down days creep up on me that I have my amazing husband, my wonderful family and friends to call and mostly a loving Father in Heaven who I know is looking out for me.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I am not as impressed by him as I once was.

And it acutally has nothing to do with the fact that he sent her home. In fact, I am glad he did because she deserves way better. But seriously...I think he is kind of a loser. And it makes me sad. But some things just are what they are.

Am I wrong? Is he wonderful and charming like all the girls on the show think he is? Or are they caught up in the bachelorness of it all? Is he really rather self centered and not as pulled together and smart as we once thought?