Saturday, January 31

A Soul With a Heart So Big

I am not sure if any of you have read about little Tuesday.

(please do, but bring tissues)

What a sweet little angel.

What strong parents.

There's no one in town I know
You gave us some place to go.
I never said thank you for that.
I thought I might get one more chance.
What would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I'll never have a chance.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
So what would you think of me now,
so lucky, so strong, so proud?
I never said thank you for that,
now I'll never have a chance.

May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.

May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.

May angels lead you in.
And if you were with me tonight,
I'd sing to you just one more time.
A song for a heart so big,
god wouldn't let it live.

May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.
Hear you me my friends.
On sleepless roads the sleepless go.
May angels lead you in.
May angels lead you in.

I love that song.

A Song for a Heart so Big
God Wouldn't let it live.

Now it is Tuesday's parents turn for prayers.

Please pray.
Give hope.

Friday, January 30

Look- A-Like

So its odd to me that so many people tell me that I look like so many different people.

I work at Costco, in the food court, I wear one of those neat hats and hair nets, so I think its even stranger that people peg me as looking like someone else under all that.

Here are a few reference pictures of me for you.

Anyway I have kind kept a mental list of who people think I look like.

The first one. I have one customer actually call me her name (we have name tags). I think while working there I have been told I look like her at least once a month.
So the first one:
Bernadette Peters
I personally don't think I look anything like her. But oh well. Maybe its the nose.

Second one from work that I've gotten recently:

Anne Hathaway

I think maybe its the eyes.
Third one from work: I've only gotten her once at work. But I've gotten her other times before elsewhere.

Kiera Knightley
Fourth one not from work. When I was in school I was told I looked like her.
The Teacher from Billy Madison.
Fifth..was a friend of mine. I don't think I look anything like her. It actually offends me, but I will post it anyway.
Jody Foster
Sixth, this who my husband says I look like. When his friends would ask him, what I looked like he would say her. No one disagreed.
Courtney Thorne-Smith

Do YOU have people that think you like someone else? If so tell me about it, or blog about it and share the link!

Monday, January 26

A Little Update

Wow... My apologies, I do not think I have been this absent in a very long time.

There is so much to talk about! But for now... yes I will leave you hanging until tonight...or later today whatever...

Here are my Project 365 updates... holy cow..WAY too many

Day 19
I went over to my sister-in-law's house on monday
and got play with my favorite Nephews 
They are my only Nephews...ahem...

 Day 20
This time Travis and I went over to my sister-in-law's house
for dinner.
Travis had a spoon war with The Woozle.
The Woozle totally won.

Day 21
 I got to go over and Babysit just the Woozle on Wednesday.
I drug Travis with me.. poor guy slept the whole time.
The Woozle decided he wanted to wear my shoes.
That's uncle Travis...asleep when we are supposed to be babysitting
oh well.. I was there to save the day, and take pictures too
Day 22
A little grumpy Kimbo for you...he hates pictures.
He's an ex cop dog so he thinks it's a weapon being pointed at him. 
Day 23
Sleepy Travis, I think he might have mono...That guy sleeps all the time.
Day 24
We made pizza!!
Day 25
This is our door nocker. I love it. Its a captain's wheel with our "C" charm
from when we were married.

Day 26
Today was the first time in 2 weeks that it was sunny.
Oh I love it. I am going to soak it all in today!

Thursday, January 22

We All Need Hope...

Sorry this is two days behind….but read it as if it was Tuesday….

I was watching some of my guilty pleasures this morning.. reality shows...

When it hit me. The Inauguration of Barack Obama was on.

I quickly turned to the news stations and watched.

I thought it was odd they were filming everyone just talking and standing around before the Inauguration. I personally don't really care, but maybe some people wanted to get the whole feel of being there.

Anyway I toughed it out.. flipping back and forth between guilty pleasures and the speech... ahem

While I was on the Inauguration they said something that struck me with such impact that I must share with you.

They were showing the First Ladies ( Laura Bush and Michelle Obama) and said "It seems as the Presidents age become more haggard with their strenuous position, their First Ladies become more exquisite and elegant." (not a direct quote) It so true. Those women hold their heads high during their Husband's tough job. Truly remarkable women.

I truly enjoyed the "band" playing the composition by John Williams for the Inauguration. Oh I was almost in tears. I think it truly describes how the nation feels. Some are remorseful for the swearing in of the man they did not vote for but others- I want to believe the majority-are feeling hope and excitement as this new chapter of the Nation begins. The song was very slow in the beginning but then picked up and was a hopeful tune. Then it ended slow once again. It was perfect. Its so hard to describe how that song made me feel.

I have to admit the poem was odd....did not enjoy it one bit. I am sorry.

Sadly I didn't have time to watch it all. (it was one for a good 5 hours) But what I did see moved me. I truly feel hope for this Nation.

I was the one that believed in George Bush, I know he did everything he could in his power to protect us. Now granted some people may not agree but he did what HE thought was the righteous thing to do.

Now I am going to be frank, please no harassing me, I have my reasons and they are many but...

I. Do. Not. Vote.
So I can not be angry or disappointed with who became elected. All I know is that this Nation needed change, whether it was a change in party or just to have someone new in office, this Nation needs it.

I could care less if Barack was a republican, democrat, Whig, or the green party. I truly believe he will help this nation. I am putting my faith in him like I have done with other presidents in the past.

I just hope he doesn't become a crooked politician like so many in the past have become. I hope his views can be stayed focused on the people, not who he is going to make happy in the senate or congress.

Anyway I called my mom while I was making some of her recipes to bring to my sister in law's house for dinner and I asked her if she saw the Inauguration.

She said a resounding no.

I was somewhat confused, I know they are republican but I would've thought they would have an open mind about it.

I chose to be neither party. I support whomever I believe has the best views.

BUT I won't get into my political views because I do not want to cause commotion on this friendly and upbeat blog.

I love my parents to death they are my world. But I wish they had an open mind about the New Presidency. So I will be respectful and not bring it up when I chat with them.

We all need hope.

Monday, January 19

The Party Animal

Sorry I've been absent the last few days.

Travis' parents have been out of town and we've been enjoying each other company.

SO I have been lacking in the post department.

But I have been keeping up on my project 365..

Here they are.... in all their glory

Day 16
This statue is in my In-Laws front yard and I love it.
Its so angelic.
I don't know why but I find it very peaceful.
Day 17
The party animal himself...
Charlie in my High Heels
He was busy eating his bowl of chicken and cream cheese sauce
when Travis slipped those on him
He seriously stayed like that for a good 3 minutes.

Day 18
It was sunny for the first time in about 2 weeks.
I was stoked.
But I love this tree, I think its called Japanese Willow
The way the sun light was hitting was majestic.

Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers for Travis' Grandfather.
He doing great.
The only concern now is infection. Cross your fingers.
Thank you

Friday, January 16

My Third Award! Thank you Alexis!!

Oh my!

I am so excited!

My good friend Alexis over at Running Away? I'll Help You Pack. gave this to me!
She gave my other two awards too!
Woo Hoo!

But unlike the other ones this one, I have to work for!
And so will you!

The rules for the Honest Scrap award: The honorees are to:
A) first list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!
B) pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap

  1. I love my Mom more than any of my friends. I'd rather hang with her than be with my friends.
  2. I would much rather me cold than hot. ( living in washington is better than florida for me)
  3. I love those stupid Rock of Love shows on MTV... they make me laugh
  4. I love those wedding shows too. I got hooked on them before my wedding now I can't give them up.
  5. I would rather go to India on a vacation than Hawaii any day.
  6. If I stayed up to watch those late night infomercials I would buy it all... I am the biggest sucker ever
  7. I am seriously addicted to blogging. Its bad...Travis is worried about me
  8. My clothes in my closet are all color coded, then they are color coded by style.
  9. I wish I could get my nails done every day. That is the most high maintenance thing I do.
  10. I want to be a professional photographer.
Now its my turn to award people!

1. Manda over at Living the Good Life She is my former room mate and I love her blog.
2. Heather over at Hey Jude...or Heather Another former roommate! She is a sweetie Pie
3. Minnie over at Bee and Rose She a fantastic bloggy friend
4. Lisa over at Lisa Petarca's Blog I love her blog :D
5.Katiedid over at ...Waiting For the World to Fall My bestest friend in real life
6.Maggi over at MaggiBlue LifeStyles Her post are so cute and honest. Way to be!
7.The Blond Duck A Duck in Her Pond You all know this chicky! She is so awesome! And a wonderful bloggy friend!

Thursday, January 15

Project 365 Day 14, and 15 and some more prayers...

So yesterday I asked you all for prayers for Travis' grandfather.
Thank you for doing so. I am not sure what his condition is yet but his surgery went great.
We just hope he made it through the night.
I will let you know.

Thank you all again.

I do know though that a person is never taken before their time.
We just hope its not his time.
But if it is....

Well lets just hope its not...

Anyway here is yesterday's Project 365
and today's...

Day 14
Travis and I went on a hot date last night. His parents went to Idaho to be with his Grandfather,
so we again have the house to ourselves.

I got to wear my sexy shoes and we went out to dinner.

Then we came home and watched Love Actually.

All in all it was a great night.

Day 15
So Travis has an old Mercedes sitting out in the yard.
It is so fun to take pictures of!
I wish i had a better camera cause there is so much detail!
Anyway this one was my favorite!

Tag; You're it. :D

50 things you may (or may not) want to know about me......

1.What color is your tooth brush? blue, white and turquoise
2. What were you doing 45 minutes ago? snuggling with my hubby
3. What is your favorite candy bar? snickers or twix.
4. Have you ever been to a strip club? no. sorry.
5. What is the last thing you said aloud? What a good Charlie... (thats my dog)
6. What is the best ice cream flavor? Neopolition (ooo that chocolate and the strawberry oh so good with the vanilla, yummo)
7. What is the last thing you had to drink?milk
8. What are you wearing right now? my robe :D
9. What was the last thing you ate? Lucky charms! ( which are missing marshmallows because my hubby likes to steal them...)
10. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? nada
11. When was the last time you ran? ummm from my car to costco... i was late...
12. Who was the last person to send you a message/comment on your blog? The Blonde duck :D what a wonderful lady she is.
13. Do you take vitamins daily? Nope but i have them..
14. Do you go to church every Sunday? No and I should
15. Do you have a tan? No way, I am clear during the winter
16. Do you like Chinese food over pizza? yes i do
18. What does your last text message say?I love you too, back to work ( from Travis)
19. Are you someones best friend? Yep.
20. What are you doing tomorrow? scrapbooking!!!
21. Where is your dad? Probably working out... he lives in utah
22. Look to your left, what do you see? A rocking chair
23. What color is your favorite pair of shoes? black.
24. Do you use chap stick? yep. burts bees usually.
25. Whats your favorite thing to do in your free time? scrapbook if i am alone or be with travis
26. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? depends
28. Last guy you talked on the phone with? Travis.
29. Last girl you talked on the phone with? Heidi
30. Any fun vacation plans soon? Ummm Utah in Feb. for my friend's wedding
31. Do you dye your hair? nope.
32. Can you say the alphabet backwards? no way so if i ever get pulled over for drunk driving.. HA i will be a dead man... haha
33. Do you have a maid service clean your house? um. no.
34. Are you jealous of anyone? no...
35. Do you love anyone?oh yes very much
36. Do any of your friends have children? yep!
37. Do you use the word Hello daily? some form of it i'm sure.
38. Do you like cats? yeah, a lot. but i'm allergic.
39. Have you ever been to six flags? yes i have when i was little
40. How did you get your worse scar? My dog bit my leg, long story let me know if you'd like to know more, i'll blog about it XD
41. What is your favorite smell? travis :)
42. What is the last DVD you watched? Oh Love Actually! I won it on a bloggy giveaway. It was way cute!
43. Have you ever been to Disney world? yes sir!
44. What is your favorite number? 8
45. Do you toast your pop tarts? yes
46. Have you ever waited tables? nope.
47. Where did you have your first kiss? at church.. i am a sinner i know
48. What should you be doing? going back to bed
49. Do you enjoy wasting time blogging? oh yes everyday!!!
50. Who do you want to tag? Katiedid ...Waiting For the World to Fall
Alexis AKA MOMover at Running Away? I'll help you pack
and anyone else that would like to do it. :D

Wednesday, January 14

Project 365 Day 13

Sorry I am one day behind...
oh well I will probably [post today's picture either tonight or tomorrow morning.
Either way you'll get your fix of my wonderful picture taking abilities... ahem...

Anyway here is yesterday's
Day 13
So I was coming in the house the other night and this cute little tree popping out a planter!
Yeah for new life and no more snow!

Anyway on a different note, please pray for Travis' grandpa. He is going into surgery to get some of his intestines removed. We are worried about his heart and hope he makes it through. This is tough on all of us so any extra thoughts or prayers for him would be appreciated.
He loves those toys that make noise. What a cutie. 
Him and his wife. That man is too funny and needs to be around longer. 
Thank you.

Tuesday, January 13

A photo Tag...

Okay I wasn't tagged but I thought it was a cute idea.. I stole this from Like in the house of no sleep..

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer

2) Select the 4th picture in the folder

3) Explain the picture

4) Tag 4 people to do the same

Travis was planning with our nephew Henry. He is such a cutie.
I just love travis' face.. priceless...

I tag:
Katie-Did over at ...Waiting For the World to Fall
She needs some lovin :D
Minnie over at Bee and Rose
She is a great bloggy buddy.
MindyLew over at Captured at 1point8
I just love to read her blog. And she is another great virtual blog friend. :D
Alexis AKA MOM over at Running Away? I'll help you pack
Another fantastic bloggy friend. :D And we are practically neighbors too!

Monday, January 12

Project 365 Day 10, 11 and 12

Wow, Its been too long since I've posted!

Haha 3 days!

Oh my

I am addicted to this blogging business. Travis makes fun of me.

Oh well I like this little space of the internet I have and share with others.

I love all my bloggy buddies.

You all have some great insight and I love to read each and everyone one of ya'lls posts.

Anyway to update you on my Project 365 here they are!

Day 10

We had a department Holiday party. This is a lot of the people I work with not all but most of us.
Oh and that cute boxer is named Louis. He is so adorable.

Day 11
I gave Charlie a bath...
but silly me used Volumizing Shampoo...

yeah now is fur is all clumpy

Day 12
So it was rainy today and I snapped this one on the way to work. I thought it was so neat.
Very picturesque of the Northwest.

Sunday, January 11

And another one...


I again entered into another fun giveaway!
Who knew that people just gave away stuff for free on the internet!

This internet thing is awesome!

Anywho Over at Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom is giving away a "Whoo Hoo In a Box"!

Sounds pretty neat huh?

Yeah I would stop on by if I were you.

Saturday, January 10

Project 365 Day 9

Day 9
I caught my husband in the kitchen eating just the Marshmallows out of the Lucky charms.

Thursday, January 8

Project 365 Day 7 and Day 8

Day 7
Yeah for getting another cold. The first of the year though.
Thank goodness for herbal tea.

Day 8
I know they are a fashion faux pas, but I love my Crocs so much.
They are like little pink marshmallows..

Just some randomness
Me and Charlie. He is such a wolf.
But oh what a sweetie.

Tuesday, January 6

Not another one!

So I am entering into another Giveaway!
This time its by The Fam Five

She is giving away an adorable purse with goodies inside!
Oh yeah!

Project 365 Day 5 and Day 6

Day 5
I am having a rough time with my new year's resolution of not sleeping in.
I love my bed so much.
Its a feather top too...

Day 6
Me and Travis have a Garbage Dog....( he is no longer a German Shepard) He was locked in the garage last night and decided he wanted to be a bad boy...
Apparently he wanted to see if there were any Burger King Left overs.
What a rascal...

Another Big Giveaway!


Another GINORMOUS giveaway by Kat at Sunshine and Lemonade

It is her greatest Hits giveaway, all of her previous weeks of giving now all rolled into one!

Truly Amazing! If i could be so lucky!

Sunday, January 4

Project 365 Day 4

Day 4
It started to snow today. And I love this tree very much.

Not sure if i'll ever find out

So I have NO idea how these women hold contests all the time on their blog sites! It seems crazy to me, to just give away stuff.

Don't get me wrong I am not complaining.
I just don't know how they do it.

So I entered into another bloggy giveaway. John Deere Mom has just had a blogiversary! One full year of blogging. That is pretty amazing!

Blogging is a lot like scrapbooking, just easier and less time consuming and way cheaper too.

Anyway she is giving away a lot of awesome stuff. And I would love to win

Saturday, January 3

Project 365 Day 2 and 3

As you know I am doing Project 365.
I am taking a picture for everyday of the year. Mostly summarizing the day's activities. Right now the pictures are raw. No photo-shopping or retouching.
I am not a very good photographer but I hope by the end of the year I will be a pro.

This a picture of Travis and mine's loft above the garage.
Its small but we love it.

Day 3
We were on our way to Travis' Great
Grandfather's funeral when I snapped this one of Charles.
He wanted to come.

In case you are wondering, Day 1 was our first kiss at the Space needle.

Thursday, January 1

New Year's at the Needle!

Happy New Years everyone!

I hope you all had a SAFE and fantastic new year's eve and day.

I know Travis and I had blast.

We were trying to figure out what to do for new year's eve and couldn't think of anything. None of our friends were really doing anything. I think new years kind of caught everyone by surprise. I mean it did for us!

Anyway I've been in a romantic mood with Travis lately and I thought it would fun and romantic to spend the evening in Seattle and get a hotel. We did just that. I am not sure if you are familar with Seattle but there is the Space Needle. Every year they shoot fireworks right off the top. Travis said its very cool to watch.
In the car on the way to Seattle. What a goofball.
Travis and I in our hotel room before we trekked out to the Needle
Believe it or not it was raining in Seattle! But we had a blast non the less. Nothing could put a damper on our fun!
The needle look so cool! They strung lights around the needle at the top and it looked like a Christmas tree.
There were Christmas lights everywhere! I loved the way the needle looked behind the tree.
Here is the movie of the 10 second countdown. It was so neat. There weren't a lot of people there so we got a good view.
A continuation of the fireworks.
It was a perfect New Year's Eve.