Monday, December 29, 2008

how did you spend your Christmas Eve?


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

ok this is just cute!

Angel decided to smell the camera

the party!

so my dad's company Christmas party was a blast, the band which consisted of my dad, brothers, and my boyfriend was fantastic! the guitar player above is my youngest brother.

on the far left you have my boyfriend Russ on guitar, next to him is my dad playing bass and behind the two of them is an old high school friend of my parents on percussion. in the middle are two singers, one of which works with my dad, behind them is my other brother on the drums but he is hidden.

the lady in green is my mom enjoying the party, the guy in grey is a close friend, he an i had way too much wine that night. the rest of the crowd are people from my dads office.

this is my other brother that was hidden behind the singers above. yes ladies he is available, but watch out he's only 17!
and here is Russ singing and playing the night away. hands off ladies he's mine!!!!

that is all for now!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Have you ever been experienced?

i don't usually do these but today i felt compelled to.

Things you've already done: bold

Things you want to do: italicize

Things you haven't done and don't want to: leave in plain font

1. Started your own blog. 

2. Slept under the stars. 

3. Played in a band.

4. Visited Hawaii.

5. Watched a meteor shower. 

6. Given more than you can afford to charity. 


7. Been to Disneyland/world. 

8. Climbed a mountain.

9. Held a praying mantis.

10. Sang a solo

11. Bungee jumped.

12. Visited Paris.

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea. 

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch. 

15. Adopted a child.

16. Had food poisoning. 

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.

18. Grown your own vegetables. 

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.

20. Slept on an overnight train.

21. Had a pillow fight. 

22. Hitch hiked.

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill. 

24. Built a snow fort. 

25. Held a lamb.

26. Gone skinny dipping. 

27. Run a

Ridden in a gondola in Venice.

29. Seen a total eclipse. 

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset. 

31. Hit a home run.

32. Been on a cruise.

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person. 

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.

35. Seen an Amish community. 

 Taught yourself a new language. 

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person.

39. Gone rock climbing.

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David.

41. Sung karaoke. 

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt.

43. Bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant.

44. Visited Africa.

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight. 

46. Been transported in an ambulance.

47. Had your portrait painted.

48. Gone deep sea fishing.

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling. 

52. Kissed in the rain.

53. Played in the mud.

54. Gone to a drive-in theater. 


55. Been in a movie.

56. Visited the Great Wall of China.

57. Started a business.

58. Taken a martial arts class. 

59. Visited Russia. 

60. Served at a soup kitchen.

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies. 

62. Gone whale watching.

63. Gotten flowers for no reason. 

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma. 

65. Gone sky diving.

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp.

67. Bounced a check. 

68. Flown in a helicopter.

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.

71. Eaten Caviar. 

72. Pieced a quilt.

73. Stood in Times Square.

74. Toured the Everglades.

75. Been fired from a job.

76. Seen the Changing of the Guard in London.

77. Broken a bone. 

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle. 

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person. 

80. Published a book.

81. Visited the Vatican. 

82. Bought a brand new car.

83. Walked in

84. Had your picture in the newspaper.

85. Read the entire Bible. 

86. Visited the White House.

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating. 

88. Had chickenpox. 

89. Saved someone’s life. 

90. Sat on a jury. I got called for jury duty when I was in Florida on vacation, maybe one day I will get called again.

91. Met someone famous. 

92. Joined a book club.

93. Lost a loved one.

94. Had a baby.

95. Seen the Alamo in person. 

96. Swam in the
Great Salt Lake.

97. Been involved in a law suit. 

98. Owned a cell phone.

99. Been stung by a bee. 




Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Give Presence!

I’ve been thinking about the Pink Pen’s post about giving presence instead of presents. And I think I partially got this covered.

 For Christmas I asked newly married Shroomy to make dinner for her and her husband and us. So on Sunday I will be driving to Winchester for a highly anticipated meal.

 And yesterday I purchased theater tickets for Russ and I to enjoy on Valentines, although they are expensive it’s not like I bought him an iPod, I basically bought him a day out on the town with me, I figure we will do dinner in the city afterwards. Please don’t tell him if you see or talk to him it’s a surprise!

 And although I love giving presents, I absolutely love spending time with my family and friends who I don’t often get to see.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Take Pity!

Dear Reader,

Take pity on me, I need a new job!

I’m educated: George Mason University. August 2003 – January 2008 BA of Communications with a PR concentration, and a minor in Tourism and Events Management.

I have lots of job experience in: wedding planning, events management, exhibits, customer service, and sales!

I love to travel: Cambridge, England 2002; Italy & Greece 2001; Australia 2000; Western Europe - England, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands 1998; Hawaii 1997

Other skills include: PC skills include: MS Word, Excel, Power-Point, Outlook, Publisher, Quick Books, Movie Maker, and basic HTML/web-building skills.


I am also creative and hard working and some call me a Jane of all trades!

So if you or someone you know is looking for someone with my skills in the Northern Virginia area PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY HIRE ME! you will not be disappointed!

Baby Visit!

so on friday afternoon i got to go see brand new baby Cheryl, she was not ever 24 hours old. she slept while Aaron and I took turns holding her. what a sweet baby.

her mom was doing quite well for just having had a C-section.

without furthur ado...

Friday, December 12, 2008


at 2:13am i got a text from Amanda's husband that Cheryl was born at 10:43pm.

she weighed 7 pounds 15 ounces and was 21 inches long.

i will hopfully be visiting today after work, i will post pictures as soon as i can.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Baby Update

Luckily The Pink Pen’s mom is a nurse at the hospital where Amanda is delivering her baby; I just got the following note forwarded to me from The Pink Pen.

I just saw Amanda and she is doing well. Tired of labor and laying around but the baby looks good and so does she. Her husband is with her and her sisters just stepped out for food. She is moving slowly only 3cm now which means it will be late evening probably before the baby comes.

more updates as i get them.

I can bear in no longer!

Me: I can bear it no longer! Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be take this boss of mine far away from me!

Goblin: That's not it! Where did she get that rubbish? It doesn't even start with "I wish!"


the Baby is coming!

for those of you who do not know a friend of mine is giving birth today!

For those of you who do know Amanda

I just spoke to her husband and they have just given her the epidural and have broken her water!

Baby Cheryl is on her way!

I will post more news as it comes.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Home at Last!

Moving Day!

Living Room (it still needs some work)

Kitchen (view from living room)


more pictures soon, i promise!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Hells Yeah!

ok ok house pictures are coming soon, but until then...

we are finally getting out Metro Silver Line! YAY! ok it wont be here till 2013, but it's on it's way and that means my house will appreciate! YAY!