Friday, February 11, 2011

Fill in the blank Friday

It's Friday!!!!! It's been a great week but this weekend is a much needed one. I'm so thankful for having a 2 day break! I couldn't imagine not having one.. if my husband gets a new engineering job with his "dream" company they've been known to make their employees work 100 hour weeks sometimes.. ay yi yi! I guess the money miiiight make it worth it.. but I'm thankful to be a woman :) I get to nanny sweet little kids, take photos of friends and get paid to edit their pretty faces, and make food for my hard working husband!
Okay enough rambling and time for some blanks! Brought to you by my friend Lauren over here.

1. The TV show/website that I watch/read that I would be embarrassed to tell anyone about is I pretty much watch anything the Kardashians come out with which embarrasses me.. they're just so dang addicting and when the kids nap I find I end up using their parent's On-Demand and getting caught up with their dramatic lives!

2. An item of clothing that is worn and torn but that I love far to much to throw away is hmm I have a ton of clothes but do wear them all even if it's only once a year.. oh I know, I have this bright orange Oregon State sweatshirt that I wore freshman year to my first football game and a bunch of our "brother house" guys painted their chests black and one guy leaned into me and stained my brand new sweatshirt! I tried so hard to get it out and it faded but the stain is still there.. anyways I haven't worn the sweatshirt in years but it's kind of nostalgic.. I think I'll go home and put that in the goodwill bag I recently started!

3. My grocery store impulse buy is Dark chocolate and new kinds of cereal and tea.

4. Something I do at work to pass time that I wouldn't want my co-workers to know about is well I don't really have co-workers.. the baby I've been watching I like to put different foods in his mouth and watch his reactions and I've told his parents about some of the foods.. but some I keep to myself (like sour gummy worms)!

5. One thing in my life that I could give up, but never will is Diet coke. I have one a day and figure I don't cuss, smoke, drink, or do crack cocaine.. so if that's my worst habit so be it! haha facebook would be hard but I like to think I could.

6. A little indulgence that I have is  I'm going to have to agree with Lauren's answer- eating dessert for dinner. It doesn't happen that often but sometimes I'll just have ice cream instead of real food. I figure it's better then eating dinner AND ice cream right? Race thinks I'm crazy when I do it and I can feel the judgement.. but he eats 3,000 calories a day and has trouble gaining weight though so he can eat dinner AND ice cream.. unfair!

7. The junk drawer/area in my house is the counter gets backed up with mail we need to go through..our desk..pretty much our whole 2nd bedroom is a little crazy unfortunately.

Well that's all folks! I'd love to hear about any of your guilty pleasures :) I hope everyone has a great weekend! Tonight I'm going straight from this job to watch some other kids which I'm excited about because they're some of my favorites and I miss seeing them, oh and the extra cash is nice. :)
I'm going to go get a massage tomorrow with my sister-in-law (Race got us them for Christmas) then were getting lunch and discussing her upcoming wedding and photos. Then at night Race planned something to celebrate Valentines Day! I also need to feed and excercise my preggo horse this weekend.
 ta ta!

Monday, February 7, 2011

pug love.

I love my pug Titus. He brings me so much happiness! The best craigslist dog ever! Here are two photos I took of him when he was being cute the other night-

Needless to say this was my favorite Superbowl commercial :)

Just like Titus. Food is all pugs think about. And we don 't even give him people food. The holidays were rough.. he broke into soooo many cookies and candy! He learned how to jump from his kennel to the kitchen counter when we're gone so now I have to "Titus-proof" the house every time I leave. He's a a naughty one but so easy to forgive :)

Here is Titus being scared by the "blanket monster" one day I was itching my leg under the blanket and he freaked out thinking there was something alive! So we've been messing with him ever since.

Tonight he let out a bark (he rarely does) and so Race (my husband) started barking back at him and they barked back and forth at each other! Titus was kind of scared/intrigued! I filmed it but Race just had on boxers so I probably shouldn't post it.. maybe we can recreate it and he can be wearing more clothes! haha

I better hit the hay.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pictures to catch up the last 7 months!

So I tend to be really wordy and have a hard time being concise so I'm thinking I'll let photos speak for my absence :)

Last June Race "walked" he actually graduated in Dec. '09 though

I got to ride my favorite animal at wildlife safari! Now I want to ride one on my own and run on the beach or across the desert! At Christmas a guy brought one to our church and I went home and researched all about owning one. Someday I will just you wait!

This is Moses who came to our church. He fell in a sinkhole and it made national news! haha

 4th of July Jet boats on the Willamette River in downtown Portland
We were right under the fireworks!
Only in Portland. These people were hilarious!

Race and I went to the beach for our 1 year anniversary!

We went to a sweet hat shop

My cousin had a beautiful baby- Leila Mae

 My sister and I took my horse swimming :) I love their matching facial expressions!

Bella lives at an awesome place with a fun pond to swim in with water slides, rope swings, etc.

We went to a family camp with my church and these waterfalls are slides and so much fun!

My sis and I and our tall men!

Lady GaGa concert with my friend Beth!

 Shooting water ballons at jr. highers
Cassie, Hailey, and I at jr. high camp

"Ghost-riding" in the Alvord desert!

My truck was in neutral driving itself! It was pretty epic.

Hiking at my uncle's ranch

at the waterfall

Riding at the ranch

They were behind us on the drive down from the mountain and "ate our dust!"

Target practice!
Visiting Beth in Seattle

the gum wall yummy!


 Christmas Card.. it was freezing out and I used my tripod and kept running
back and forth! Late I remembered I have a remote for my camera.. whoops!

Our first Christmas card :) didn't get around to it our first year of marriage..

Christmas dessert at church with my mom
We were matching on accident! haha

Christmas in our apartment-

 This was such a pretty noble!

 I got these pearls and love them!

 My Pottery Barn loves! My main Christmas decoration purchase this year. Last year I got most of the stuff I have the day after Christmas.

I love this gal. I wish I'd gotten the big version too!

My favorite and the most important part of Christmas!

Stockings my grandma made. Mine was from when I was born and Race got his when we got engaged. These are great because they can stretch and hold so much stuff! I'm hoping next year we'll have our own house and a fireplace to hang them from :)

Well there was my lengthy picture catch up if anyone is still looking! I'm going to try and update more often because this took awhile!
I had a great last year and love being married, love nannying, love my church, family, and friends! I am SO incredibly blessed :)