Friday, April 30, 2010

Fill in the Blank Friday is here again!

Hello!! I'm soo happy it's Friday! I have a fun weekend coming up and hope it goes by nice and slowly:) I joined it with Lauren's Friday tradition and today it's movie themed!

Here are my answers-

1. My absolute favorite movie of all time is Braveheart. And I don't see how another movie could top it! Comedy wise I love Dumb and Dumber:)

2. My favorite movie as a child was too many to list but my top favs were Bambi, Pocahontas, The Little Mermaid, The Rescuers Down Under, and Homeward Bound probably.

3. The best movie quote ever is "Every man dies, not every man really lives"-William Wallace in Braveheart and I'm going to have to agree with Lauren on this one from The Notebook- when Noah says, "So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever,you and me, everyday." :)

4. My favorite actress is Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge, Cold Mountain, and Australia

5. The movie I could watch over and over is Elf at Christmas every year..Braveheart and Pride and Prejudice once a year.. I guess I don't watch the same movies that often but I do own a gazillion!

6. My favorite movie genre is I really like movies in a different time period like Queen Victoria, Marie Antoinette, and Pride and Prejudice type. But I love comedy, romance, action, and suspense as well! I guess I can't pick just one.

7. A movie I'd like to watch this weekend is haha so I've really liked space ever since I was little.. we didn't have cable so I loved going to my aunt and uncle's house and watching the Discovery Channel! So tomorrow night some of our friends are going to see this Imax movie on the Hubble Telescope I've been wanting to see:)

Here's the trailer if you're curious-

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday Five!

So I'm joining in with one of my favorite blogs and posting my favorite five things about this week thus far!

Just post 5 things that have made you..


or all of the above..

After you do your post..go here and link up..

Alrighty my top 5 are-

1. I weighed myself this morning and weighed 8 pounds less then I did a few weeks ago! Woo hoo that's a great way to start any day for me!

2. Today my work got cancelled which bummed me out at first..but now I get to ride my horse and go visit my sister!

3. I started my new Jon Courson's Application Commentary and I'm loving it and learning so much!

4. I've had some free time to catch up on my many magazines I've been behind on (InStyle, Health, Prevention, Sunset, Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Cooking Light...)!

5. It's almost the weekend and Race and I are hanging out with some of our favorite friends and we have homegroup Sunday night!!

Well I better get to riding my big mare and keeping her in shape before I (not me personally)get her knocked up next month (pretty sure I've picked out a stud to breed her to) :) :)!!

Have a great day!
Goooo Blazers!!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Two Things I'm loving!

So I decided to play along with Bacwoods Fern and find two things I love in my home!

First thing I love-

Race finally hung my keys up (after they've been sitting on the table for 2 months) woo hoo!!

Second thing I'm loving-
A clean cage with new toys! I love it when I clean his cage and I think he does too:)

So I haven't blogged in forever and I don't really know why. I really enjoy reading other people's and then forget to post something myself because it seems to take me forever! And I've been trying to give my husband more of my full attention in the evenings which generally means no blogging:)

I was sick all day yesterday which was a bummer but at least it was raining and gross out! I watched little kids while sick and really am hoping I didn't get them sick since they are going on vacation tomorrow (although I did tell the mom I threw up in her toilet and she was fine with me staying so she can't say I didn't warn her if they do get it)! I got 13 hours of sleep which is a new record for me! I'm usually groggy after 8 hours but 13 seemed to do the trick and I was 100% better today! Except that I didn't have an appetite... but I consider that a good thing since I'm trying to lose weight:)

Hmm I think I'll update you with the last week in photos-

We took the bunny out on his leash and the neighbor kids swarmed him!

Isn't he cute?!

Went on a hike to Multnomah Falls with my fam and then this week it was featured in my "1,000 places to should see before you die calendar!"

I guess it's the 2nd tallest-year-round waterfall in the nation (620 foot drop)
We got married 5 miles down the road from it! I love the gorge.

My mom and dad

My sis whom I adore!

                                              Hubsters and I
Kavassia's sweet fro!

It was a fun day and on the way home Race and I ate at the Edgefield McMenamins. Now we have been to 10 out of 57 McMenamins and decided we need to hit them all together by the time were 57! In a few weekends they're putting on this hilarious UFO festival were going to join our friends at! This weekend we're going to eat at the Hotel Oregon one with them that has a restaurant on the roof!

Well I need to pay better attention to Glee so ta ta for now!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Getting to know me, getting to know you!

Who wants to know more about me?! 
You should play along and if you do be sure to link up over at Man Land 5! and give me the link! 

1. Mens chests..hairy or hairless?
Well I don't really like excessive hair anywhere but the head or long eyelashes so I'm going to have to go with hairless:) Probably because my husband doesn't have any either has to do with it.. 

2. How often do you run red lights?
Never, yellow quite a bit though..

3. If you could raid any celebrity's closet..whose would you raid?
Hmm if I was their size probably Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood or Nicole Richie

4. Would you rather have more followers/friends on Facebook, Twitter, or your Blog?
I don't have twitter and facebook is all people I know so probably my blog since it has so few! 

5. What makes you feel sexy?
My husband is good about making me feel it quite often, but also when I get dressed up, when I'm tan (not now ick), and when I've been diligent in exercising!

6. I get excited when...........?
I have things to look forward to! I live for things coming up and am always on to the next thing when they're over! It's killing me right now that we have no big trips in the near future! haha

7. Are you the "outdoorsy" type or more "indoorsy"?
Outdoorsy. I love riding my horse outside, hiking, wakeboarding.. I go stir crazy if I'm inside too much or watch too much tv/ am on my laptop too long. 

8. Would you rather have your dream home or a million dollars?
Well I live in a kind of expensive area so I'd have to say my dream home since it would be on lots acreage which would cost a lot more then a million dollars:) and were talking dream home so I'm thinking top quality, stone, a pool, heated floors, etc!  

Hope everyone is having a great Monday! I need to post pictures from my weekend later as it was so amazing! 

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Ba ba ba blanks!

Good morning!
Last night we were supposed to hang out with some friends but he ended up having to catch up on school work so it was just Race and I for the night. He really wanted to beat some video game before he has to return it today to the guy who loaned it to him anyways.
Finally at around 7:30 I was itching to get dinner and we went through all our coupons and decided on the fine dining establishment of Shari's! At our first apartment they gave us coupons for 2 free drinks and 2 free pieces of pie and we've never used them.
We were laughing and having fun noticing how dead the place is on a Friday night when most other restaurants are hopping! Then dun dun daaaa I felt my eyes go blurry and tunnel vision kicking in which could only mean one thing- I was getting a Migraine! I swear the bright low hanging chandelier in front of my face did it! The lights started bothering me so much that I went and sat in the car while Race paid and picked out our pie to go. We got home and I went straight to bed with an ice pack at 9pm! The earliest I've gone to bed in probably 3 years. I of course got up twice in 2 hours to get rid of the 2 diet cokes I drank and saw Race playing his video game on the Lovesac... I think he's probably secretly happy I got it so he could play games instead of watching a movie with me.. haha! He was sweet and tried massaging my temples in bed but I just wanted to try and sleep! Well I got 10 hours of sleep which is too much and I hope I'm not groggy. But now I can go to an 8:30am cardio class, have pie for breakfast, and meet with a friend at 11:30. Then we have a Chuckee Cheese birthday party to attend and our 7 year old nephew spending the night.

Hope everyone has a fantastic Saturday! I'm going to catch up on some blanks I missed yesterday now..

Go link up at Lauren's blog!

1. The first thing I do in the morning is go to the bathroom and free up my bladder.

2. Every night before bed I turn on our tower fan, fold the blanket on the end of the bed so it's completely on top of my feet (I like a lot of weight on them), and then Race and I take turns praying out loud together>/u>.

3. My favorite thing to do when I'm having a bad day is go shopping, eat chocolate, read magazines (I subscribe to like 8), catch up on tv shows...I wish my answer was like run 7 miles to get a "runner's high"..but I don't think that exists, at least not for me, I just feel like death afterwards. I like walking, very slow jogging and cardio classes though:)

4. Something that makes me cringe is when the man in the apartment underneath me screams at his kids, and when he or his girlfriend smoke on their porch every 15 minutes and we can't open our sliding door or it'll waft in.

5. Social situations energize me. I thrive off being with people.. I don't do well with lots of alone time.

6. I like to collect pug stuff for Race..bird stuff, picture frames, dvds.

7. Weekends are for relaxing, reading, catching up on tv shows, eating out, baking, seeing friends, riding my horse, going to church, sometimes babysitting, and spending lots of time with my hubsters!

Happy Weekend Everyone!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring has Sprung!!

Spring in Oregon is here!! I took some photos while nannying today of some of the purty flowers we saw on our walk!
They ran ahead of me and got tired of waiting at times while I took pics..


We walked down by the river and they decided to look for shells:)

Then they wrestled on the baseball field (only West Linn would have turf fields at their parks haha)!

Then they wore me out by wanting to go "as fast as possible" the entire time on the tire swing!

Then we played with the neighbor kids and their dogs in the back of my truck..

This photo is horribley blown out but I love the dog's expression:)

So far I've had a great Friday and tonight we're hanging out with one of our favorite couples! Have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Fillin' in little blanks!

I'm playing along with one of my favorite posts that my friend Lauren does each Friday! Here it goes-

1. The strangest thing I've ever eaten was alligator jerky and rattlesnake.. they served the rib cage with it on the plate! It was in Arizona on vacation and it tasted like really chewy chicken.

2. My best friend is pretty darn awesome. I love how we can stay up for hours at night just talking in bed about random stuff and memories! I'm so happy I get to laugh and grow old with him for the rest of my life:)

3. If I could live in a different era it would be hmmm the Victorian era-only if I were royalty though for the balls, castles, and fancy dresses, it would not be as fun if I were poor and had no flushing toilet and hand sanitizer like we do now! My grandma says we're related to the first king of Scotland so maybe I'd be his daughter:) I'm also the 5th cousin of Alexander Graham Bell (think telephone) and my other grandma has traced our family back to coming over on the MayFlower! I also I love the book Gone With the Wind and also always wanted to be a during one of those times too (I'm really bad with high school history teacher just showed us SNL the best of Will Ferrell and The Daily Show everyday).. okay that was a long answer if anyone is still reading this !

4. I like when people pay attention at 4 way stops.. it drives me nuts when they don't and then go before me!

5. If you only know one thing about me it should be that Well I can't top Lauren's answer so I'm going to have to plagiarize it- "I love Jesus. I'm not perfect in my faith...I actually struggle often, but I'm trying to love others the way He did...without judgement and/or expectation. It's a work in progess." Well said my friend!

6. My favorite book of all time is Redeeming Love, Gone With the Wind, and my Bible, which is the only book I reread every year.. okay well lately it's more like a 18 month schedule for me to get through it.

7. The one beauty product I couldn't live without is  oh boy...just one? Probably my razor! I shave everyday and I'm getting some laser hair removal soon from a slamming deal off the website Groupon! I can't wait! Makeup wise I'd have to say concealer since I still get some dumb acne at 23. UGH

8. Blogging is something that I find to be very enjoyable! I was just telling my husband tonight how I feel inspired all the time to try new things (get more crafty, recipes, decorating) and I love seeing different parts of the country where people live. I didn't really know what blogging was until I started! I thought people just did it if someone was sick (caringbridge) or if they were musicians or something. I love that so many normal people do it and I like knowing about the innerworkings of so many lives!

9. If I could star in a movie with any actor/actress I would want to work with Mel Gibson in his Braveheart days (not now)... now it would be Channing Tatum, James Franco, Josh Hartnett, Robert Pattinson, or Taylor Lautner (for obvious reasons.. but I think the person who would be fun to work with and is one of my favorite actors- Johnny Depp is my final answer! haha I never even thought about answering for an actress.. I like my men I guess.

10. One of the best feelings in the world is running my horse on the beach or at my uncle's ranch where there's so much room I can let her fully go and have no need for brakes! I know she loves it just as much as me:)
Well I hope everyone has a great weekend! Ours is pretty free and relazing which I'm thankful for!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter family photos

Race and I celebrated Easter a week early with the big easter party we helped out at and took home a bunny from..
On Easter we went to church with my fam and met in my church's new building (warehouse) for the first time!
Race and my dad have been putting a lot of hours in working there and are there right now at 10:30pm as I type this!

It's amazing how this warehouse transformed in 3 weeks! A miracle really, praise God!
It's nice that our church has a place to meet with more freedom now.. we've been meeting in a middle school for 12 years (I've gone for 7 years) and now with more space my pastor can cut back from 3 services to 2.. for now that is! Here is the wonderful sermon we heard if anyone wants to listen- ACCF April 4th John 20 you won't be disappointed:)

After church we went to Claim Jumper with my family which is one of my favorite chain resturaunts. If you haven't ever been to one you should go! Their salads and motherload chocolate cake are divine!

After that we took some family photos on our porch and relaxed the rest of the day. Race and I just joined a gym (Bally's) and we went to use it and it was closed! So I talked him into trying out a Jillian workout video with me which was fun and I'm happy to say it made him sore:)

Family (minus Bella) photos-

My mom got us an Easter basket! Giftcards, a dvd, and tons of candy, she's the best! I thought being married it might be the first year without one and I'm glad I thought wrong:) My mom is a spoiler and I know she'll be the BEST grandma ever someday! I got Race some shoes, boardshorts, and a magazine subscription he really wanted... I use any holiday as an excuse to get him gifts!

I was so proud of him for staying in the basket!
Awkward. I can't do serious but Race always thinks they'll be hilarious to try!
Has anyone ever been on this website? Race found it several months back and it cracks me up!

I had my camera on a tripod and Race got me this hand held remote that I constantly forget to hide as you can see here:) Whoops a daisy!
We love Gizmo!
Today I got him a harness, leave on shampoo, and a carrier. The harness looks so cute on him but it is going to take some work for him to get used to. He is  super fisty!

Bad news bears- I lost my cell phone today. I really hope it turns up. It's nothing special but I feel naked without it and don't want to have to get a new number. AND my contract is almost (July) up with dumb tmobile and I can't wait to switch providers! UGH. If you see it let me know. It's green and extremely beat up with a picture of a bunny as the background.

The girls I babysit got a bunny from the same party and we like to have play dates when I watch them-

Carly and "Race" (named after my husband, what a good mom to let her keep the name:) on the lovesac!

Kenna the bunny whisperer!

Isn't she cute?! Started walking this weekend hooray!
I love these girls and it's such good practice for me for when I have my own!

Well Race just got home so I need to give him my full attention! 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fill in the blanks..a week behind schedule!

This is my mom and I and she told me that my dad made that dress for her! I swear there is nothing he cannot do! I didn't know he could sew.. he is the manliest man I've ever met so I guess his other side comes out once in a while.

So I've been pretty busy this week because of my new little rag a muffin! Seriously like all my free time has gone to bunny foo foo. Race and I gave him a trim around his eyes so he can see better! I guess he is a purebred Lionhead and has pedigree papers and everything! He has started showing his true colors now that he's comfortable around us and is a very spunky, rowdy little guy! Okay I know this probably isn't interesting anyone besides myself so I'll get off the bunny topic.. without further ado I will fill in some BLANKS!!

1. The best piece of advice I was ever given was "a good loser is a real loser." -my dad told me this growing up! Needless to say its made me a pretty competitive person..

2. If I had a million dollars to give to one charity I would give it toHmm I would look into it a lot longer because I'm not sure.. I really like World Vision and my family has helped out lots of children over the years. They provide the kids with food, education, and God's love. I had a Filipino boy Daniel who was like a pen pal and we wrote back and forth for many years.

3. If I got to choose my "last meal" it would be that's tough...well assuming I could eat all this it would be- lots of brie and fondue, Olive Garden's chicken alfredo pizza, Pad Thai, ribs, my mom's death by chocolate cake, McMenamin's cajun tots, and a whole bunch of cookie dough and Phish Food ice cream! Call me a fatty or what..

4. My hair is long, brown, and very straight. I get a ton of highlights from the sun in the summer and I used to hate it because I wanted to have hair like Jasmine's.. but now I don't mind. I also got perms from like age 7-16... but now I like having straight hair because its easy and can air dry and I don't use any products.

5. If at first you don't succeed take a nap or eat chocolate. I can't think of anything inspiring to say.. "try again" I guess would be a good answer.

6. I have always been very short and loud.

7. Oh....and by the way.... I have a super sweet new bunny
(I obviously can't stop talking about) who is learning how to cuddle and watch movies with me and I might want to get him a wife and then raise their little bunny babies!
Hooray for Easter this weekend and my church getting to meet in our new building!

I found Gizmo's twin on google images today-

It's freaky how much they look alike! They must be related. Gizmo's mane is more imppressive though.

My sister is asleep on my couch right now! We just watched a movie and the tired little college girl can't stay up past 12 I guess... haha actually she just goes on like 5 hours every night and then crashes. I don't get it. I love me some 8 hours of sleep every night! I'm very disciplined in that area and pretty much stick to that! Probably why I'm healthier then her..but she probably has more fun then me.. she just got back from a spring break Mexico mission trip and I'm jealous hearing about it! I have such an itch to go somewhere! I'm living vicariously through her right now..

My dad and hubby have been giving up their free time to volunteer on our new church building and its past 12am and they're still working! I'm very proud of them and their servants hearts. I miss Race though and we have gotten way behind on our tv shows! Can you believe we're 2 weeks behind on 24?! Say it ain't so!

Alright have a great weekend everyone! Hopefully it'll be sunny and not rainy like it is here in Oregon:/   Happy Easter!!