Sunday, February 19, 2012

Day 30 – A picture of your favorite quote

I love this quote. It is so completely simple, but so rarely done.

I'm not going to be the first to admit that more often then not I am the one stuck in a rut about what is going on around me. Be it with Dennis, work, school, or home I can definitely let it consume me and eat me alive. There have been days that I have definitely fought getting out of bed because of what is going on.

But thankfully God gave me a wonderful little girl who forces me to get up in the mornings, even when I'd rather curl up in a ball under the covers.

Life doesn't always work out the way we want it to. Things change, people let go, sometimes we take it too hard, but other times its important to take a step back and learn from those mistakes. Each moment is a learning experience, we may not know (or ever know) why things happen but there is always a reason.

For now I'm trying to enjoy each day, in some way, shape, or form. Do something for myself, take the Little out for ice cream, make a point of laughing at a joke. Just do SOMETHING, because I want to make sure I am dancing in the rain.

I actually purchased a vinyl wall decal that had this quote on it.

Opening our hearts to God allows ANY possibility, but we have to make sure we let Him control that.

It is definitely one of my favorite quotes as well, because it is all very true. Even in the darkest moments of our lives, we can look to God and find a light to reach out and grab.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Day 29 – A picture that can always make you smile

The Little on her first birthday
 There is just something about the way a kid eats his or her first piece of birthday cake. Call me old fashioned, call me mean, or crazy but I didn't want my Little to have cake (ice cream was fine) until her birthday. I wanted her to be able to have that experience.

Okay I also wanted the really cool pictures of cake smeared from one end of everything to the next.

The day was as perfect as it could have been. Presents were piled high, decorations were hung with absolute perfection, and the pinata was (surprisingly) hard to crack. All in all, her birthday went very well.

It puts a smile on my face to know that those who meant the world to us were at the party (even from afar) and that so many people love my little girl.

I can't believe how big she's gotten! It makes me sad, but very happy all at the same time.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 28 – A picture of your favorite place in the world


I am one of the few people that I know that got the privilege to stand in front of this statue and take in its amazing beauty.
Senior year of high school I got the pleasure to tour Europe. It was an extraordinary experience. Walking on bridges that were hundreds of years old in London, standing on top of the Effiel Tower in Paris, and viewing Vatican City; all once in a lifetime opportunities.

However, my favorite part of the trip was getting the chance to see Michaelangelo's David. There weren't many of us on the trip that had the desire to go find the hole in the wall museum where David is displayed, so a small group of us went on a hunt. We were led by our "fearless" leader, who happened to be my favorite high school teacher. He knew where we were going and, in all honesty had we not gone with him (and of course the small line formed outside) we would have walked past the museum and not thought twice.

Once inside there were no photographs to be taken. The walls were hung from floor to ceiling with paintings, and flash photography effects the brightness of the paint, making the paint fade.

There is a small bench behind the statue, my aunt and I made our way up to it and spent the next (almost) hour pointing out the immense detail carved so delicately out of marble. I was in complete and total awe. I cannot believe that a man was able to carve such an amazing creation out of marble. Even with today's technology, I know for a fact I could never carve anything out of marble.

I could honestly spend hours looking over the detail created. Truly one of my favorite places in the entire world.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Lets just see. I'm testing out the waters here...



Truth. I love daytime TV. Its completely pointless, has too many commercials...but I can't get enough!

So I've written a scene from a Maury episode. Because Maury has like a whole whopping 5 shows. If its not someone's 15th time guessing the baby daddy, its fixing a baby daddy, boot camp for obese people, interventions, and his occasional need for overcoming the odds stories. See 5.

Me: Truth. Jerry is funny. I love that show. An Maury, OMG Maury.

Twinsie: LUKE I am NOT your father.

Me: Luke, you are NOT the father.

Twinise: omggggg!

Me: Audience: "Ooohhhh!!!" *Lots of jumping up and down and yelling.


Me: Luke *jumping up and down*: I told you. I told you!
Bonequeisha: *runs off stage in tears*


Me:   Maury: *goes after Bonequeisha* You know this is father number 8 we've tested, Bonequeisha....
Bonequeisha: It was him! It was him!

Twinsie: BUT I'M POSITIVE it was HIM!

Me:  Oh my God I should write screen plays!

Twinsie: Your tests are fake! Somehow, we're always on the same brain wave.