Thursday, April 30, 2009

psychicness and congratsness!!

Sunday morning I had a weird dream....

It went something like this...I was in Bradenton and I was at an IHOPish like place on the island. I went there with my Aunt Kay (her family), Rita, and some other random hs person. We were sitting down and a bunch of other random Bradentonites started showing up. Rita and other random person decided to go sit at a different table with new people. I had to stay with my family. So, suddenly these people walk in and lock the door behind them and tell us that the are robbing IHOP and to take the batteries out of our cell phones and hold them over our heads, then as they walked around they would take each person's battery and all the money they had with them.

Eventually, we got out and there were a ton of reporters in the parking lot. As well as Scott....

Scott got down on one knee, proposed, and presented me with a ring....I said yes...

but the ring it was HORRIBLE...

Imagine...

This but with the band covered in diamond (flakes). UGH. I couldn't stop thinking about how absolutely ugly it was. I wanted to tell him but I remember when a wise person once told me that your engagement ring is like your baby....you have to love it no matter how ugly it is...

dream ends with me tell Scott that I really didn't want to marry him, and sorry but the excitement got to me.

So...when RITA called me Sunday morning and told me that she and Michael were engaged I was super excited for them...until I hung up the phone and remembered my dream...obviously I'm psycho psychic and was dreaming about what was happening to my friend in Bradenton! but that made me a little worried....what if her ring was THAT ugly...and I had to lie and tell her it was pretty.....

Much to my great relief I saw the ring and yay Michael! It's not ugly at all!
It is beautiful!*
Congrats! I'm so happy for you guys!*
(even if I never met Michael, he must be pretty great!)

*I stole borrowed these pictures from AV on facebook. thank you!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I want this....


Yes, it's an OU Snuggie!

Yes, it makes me think back to the BIG XII championship game and the fact that I was FREEZING because it was hardly in the teens.

Yes, it makes me remember how I abandoned looking cute on cold game days for warmth.

Yes, I think this new snuggie will solve problems of being cold and cute or warm and not so cute.

Yes, I picture myself wearing it at the Nebraska game.

Yes, I did think about how much easier it would be to carry this into a stadium instead of my normal wool blanket!

AND

Yes, I did think about how I will be able to still clap my hands because my arms are free!

yes, I know I'm a little bit dorky.

And in case you are really wondering, when I first saw the Snuggie infomerical last year my first thought was "Wow I could wear that crimson one to football games!" It's like they read my mind!

Monday, April 27, 2009

kudos!


Many kudos to Blogger for allowing me to schedule posts! I've been taking advantage of it like you wouldn't believe! I can't wait to try text blogging! (there is email blogging too, but I'm honestly not sure when I would ever use that)! And who knows if I keep it up, and I die you might get to hear my words for a lifetime to come! ha! :)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm walking around campus. This is my most favorite place in the whole world. (if we could just talk about moving it to bradenton). Took kuddles off the leash and i think she loves it here too. I got an okay picture of the stadium clock. I'll for sure come a little more prepared for night pictures. Oh and i'm wearing a shirt that says i'd hit that...i think it makes me fit in. Ha

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

i heart hearts.

Update: Unc's surgery well, he had a triple bypass and was diagnosed with an artery disease. He was told that this surgery will only last about 10 years at which point he will have to have another one (or something like it, depending what the technology is like at that point). Unc is expected to be very very sore for quite some time, due to the breaking of the sternum. Stellan was also doing well after his surgery and luckily they did not have to go through his tiny chest, which should make his recovery easier. Hopefully, he will get to join his MSS* back at home very soon.

*many small siblings

Tomorrow my uncle is having open heart surgery at 9:00am. It was very sudden and unexpected, we are very thankful that the issue was found before he had a heart attack. He is at a very good heart hospital and is in good spirits. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Also, Stellan will be having surgery on his very tiny heart tomorrow at 7:30am my time. His mommy is one of my very favorite bloggers, even if her favorite color is orange (i hate orange).

Please keep both my uncle and Stellan, their families, and their doctors in your prayers.

Hopefully tomorrow afternoon they will both have healthier happier hearts.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

14 years...

14 years ago today my life changed.
I remember every single detail of April 19, 1995.
I remember every day that followed.
I will never forget the need to be in Oklahoma.
I will never forget the sadness.
I will never forget the plane ride.
I will never forget the day I lost my innocence.
I think it was harder (for me) being so far away.
I will remember standing by the fence and watching and crying.
I will remember each and everyone of those people that were doing the same thing.
I am thankful that everyone in my family has a story to tell.
I will always remember.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

a little bit graphic...

This was B's first time hunting!
I usually have mixed feelings about these photos...
but really he's just too cute not to share!
(Blaine not the turkey!)

Friday, April 17, 2009

disaster

For Easter I wanted to make chocolate cupcakes without a box! On a new favorite foodie blog I found this recipe...

I beat the butter, and the sugar.
I added the eggs one at a time, beating after each one.
I mixed all of my dry ingredients, then added it to the mixer.
It tasted SO horrible, I called Grammy in to try it.
It tasted like baking soda.
I was NOT wasting my chocolate chip cookies on the middle of these. I was going to throw them away, as fast as I could
But, grammy suggested I put these chocolate Easter eggs in them and see how they tasted cooked....

I started to smell something burning...
and I opened the oven.....

and saw that my cupcakes EXPLODED




um...ya...I guess 3/4 cup of baking soda was wrong....



Fear not I made the most tasty and cute vanilla cupcakes for Easter and they were a BIG hit...sadly they did not get their picture taken....

Thursday, April 16, 2009

too much?

I never saw memorials on people's cars until I came to Oklahoma (I have now seen it in other places including Bradenton) I wasn't sure what I thought about it. I'm still not..

but is this too much?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter

Easter was cloudy and rainy and icky. I was really sad because I love getting outside shots of the kiddos. Especially when they are finding eggs! So, this year I played, cuddled, chatted, hugged, teased, and ate with my family. And I didn't even wear my camera around! These are the only Easter pictures we took....
C loved the trail mix more than the candy...
which is crazy because he is a candy MONSTER!
O and me at Uncle Ken's

it never ceases to amaze me how much we are alike!


I always tell everyone to take pictures of me from up above and O was trying so hard to get taller so she'd be looking down on me...it didn't work! Ha! but she's for sure an aspiring photographer!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

for scott...

It's red*!!
*I'm fairly certain this is his "I told you so look" because I handed him the shotgun shell and told him to hold it so we could take a picture and show Scott that they ARE supposed to be red. And this is the look I got. Plus that's an awful lot like my I told you so look! ha!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

the most wonderful cupcakes!



Always start by washing your hands!
These are the only ingredients you need:
Chocolate cake mix
Premade cookie dough
(do not buy the wal*mart brand like I did because they only have 20 cookies and you need 24)Chocolate icing
Cupcake liners
and whatever your cake mix calls for
(mine called for oil and 3 eggs)
getting everything ready

mix up the cake batter just how the directions tell you

put your liners in the muffin pan

fill the liners about half full

then take the chocolate chip cookie dough and push them down in the muffin pan

um I was ready to eat one!

bake for 18-20 minutes at 350*

this one exploded a little bit...and it was everything I could do not to eat this warm piece of heaven

When they have cooled frost them....


at this point I was dying to know if they were as yummy as the looked on the blog that I saw them on
The anticipation was killing me!

so moist!

the first bite!
(when I saw these on Kelly's blog I just had to know what the looked like on the inside)

They really were probably the best cupcake I've ever had, and I prefer white cupcakes over chocolate but I cannot wait to make them again!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The list!

Welcome to my 101 in 1001! I first saw this idea on a blog I was lurking around on, I was intrigued so I googled it to find out some more and ended up here at Day Zero. As well as on many more blogs of people who are currently doing 101 in 1001. I slowly started my list and figured out a good start and end date and started getting a little bit excited. I L-O-V-E love lists! I love making lists and I love crossing things off of lists. I just really love lists! (I am, however, a horrible procrastinator, and have a ton of unfinished lists!) The idea is really simple, make a list of 101 tasks you would like to complete. The tasks must be specific, easily defined, and measurable. The tasks must be realistic and stretching, something you can do, but something you have to work at. 1001 days is longer than a normal "new year's resolution goal" 2.75 years. You need to be decisive, stay focused, welcome failure (ew), write tasks down, and keep them in sight!

UPDATED 1/13/10

The LIST:

Begin April 4, 2009 End December 31, 2011

Completed Tasks
In Progress
Failed Tasks

all #s are links that will let you see the motivation/progress toward each one!

1. Watch every OU football game (13/13) that's all for this season
2. Clean my car (inside and out) once a month (0/33)
3. Run a 5k in under 30 minutes
4. Move out of Grammy's house
5. Wear a dress everyday for a month
6. Take the train with Olivia and Charlie
7. Read 10 books from Times 100 best novels list (0/10)
8. lose 35lbs to be at goal weight (0/35)
9. go to a bowl game
10. Paint my nails once a week for 6 months.
11. exercise more days than I don't (30/501)
12. Read 4 political books (0/4)
13. Take 5 road trips (0/5)
14. Print and album all cd pictures
15. album all loose pictures
16. make a birthday list, send cards to everyone on it
17. take a picture with Santa

18. visit 2 new states (0/2)
19. get a facial
20. give blood
21. blog 4 times a week
22. be able to see a Magic Eye
23. take a self picture every day (0/1001) I did really well at this for awhile (I think I'll change to everyday for a year)
24. Watch 150 movies I've never seen (50/150)
25. Try 50 new recipes (10/50)
26. get my passport
27. blog everyday for 1 month
28. Post 100 comments on blogs I read (but don't know irl) (17/100)
29. use my Rollerblades
30. Pet a cow
31. write and let 10 managers know how great an employee did (0/10)
32. finish Walden
33. sell, donate, throw away 1001 items (91/1001)
34. sit in the balcony at Warren theater
35. Record detailed spending for 1 month
36. make a quilt
37. attend 6 football games in new (to me) stadiums (0/6)
38. Take Kuddles for a walk 3 days a week for 6 weeks (0/18)
39. no fast food for 30 days (6/30)
40. swim in a lake (ew)
41. Participate in the 3 day Race for the Cure
42. Be a vegetarian for 1 week once a year (0/3)
43. go sailing
44. read the dictionary front to back
45. eat at 25 new (to me) restaurants (11/25)
46. complete a 26 things project (0/26)

47. mail a secret to post secret
48. carve a pumpkin for Halloween
49. get a deep tissue massage
50. put my hand flat on the ground without bending my knees
51. 1 month without fizzy drinks complete 8/26/09!
52. Do a face mask once a week for 6 weeks (0/6)
53. volunteer at least once to help kids/babies
54. buy a complete outfit from thrift stores (undies not included)
55. walk/jog around lake Hefner
56. go to an art museum
57. color an entire coloring book
58. find a copy of lose again
59. buy a chi complete 5/09 (After talking to my hair dresser i bought a diff. brand but a GOOD one none the less)
60. send 101 postcards, letters, or packages (6/101)
61. attend 2 professional sporting events
62. make my handwriting into a font
63. make a list of 100 things that make me happy (15/100)
64. photograph everything I eat
65. complete the couch to 5k
66.
make my bed 6 days a week for 5 weeks (0/30)
67. Read 15 books from the list for college bound students (0/15)
68. Do a good deed once a week (big or small) (40/143)
69. try 5 new foods (1/5)
70. change my cars oil 3x a year (1/9)
71. have my car detailed
72. make $100 online (0/100)
73. enter & win a contest
74. visit another country
75. make a new friend
76. Read 5 books others want me to read (1/5)
77. go geocaching with Blake and Blaine
78. buy an iphone
79. go on a sisters trip with Natalie
80. get a proper bra fitting (not at vs)(after reaching goal weight)
81. become a full time employee
82. get featured by WW
83. see a movie (in the theater) alone
84. eat in a restaurant (with wait staff) alone
85. pay off all debt owed directly to OU
86. get "the project" patented
87. write a children's book (even if it never meets a publisher)
88. buy something off an infomercial
89. take a picture with Bob and with Barry
90. get Barry to autograph Jerry McGuire
91. Read 4 books about starting your own business
92. write a business plan
93. watch Friends (season 1 - season 10) in one weekend
94. make 101 decisions I'd normally leave up to someone else (0/101)
95. weigh once a week (no excuses) until lifetime is achieved (0/?)
96. take an entire bottle of vitamins without forgetting a day
97. go camping (tent kind)
98. shoot (at a target or something, not an animal or person) a gun (any kind will do)
99. donate $5 for every incomplete goal
100. write about every completed goal
101. Have a new 101 list ready for January 1, 2012

Friday, April 3, 2009

25 things.

Alright here it is...my 25 things list that I never posted on Facebook. Enjoy!

1. I love to watch other people play video/computer games.

2. My oldest first cousin is 11 years younger than I am. The youngest is 23 years younger than I am.

3. My hands and feet peel when I'm stressed out

4. I wish I were a mathematician. I turn things into math problems just to solve them. (what is the probability I'll hear a certain song/artist on my ipod, as an example)

5. I can't make decisions about anything. When I'm alone trying to decide where to eat I call people & get their input.

6. I have over 100 pairs of undies

7. I have about the same # of t-shirts. I rotate them a couple of times a year.

8. I hate my big toes.

9. I almost always listen to ESPN radio in the car.

10. I crave food like a pregnant woman (think meatballs and pickles)

11. In the event of a nuclear holocaust I could survive for at least a week with the stuff in my car.

12. I love wrapped presents and hate gift bags.

13. I don't open my mouth when I put on mascara.

14. I've never received a trophy.

15. I don't like art.

16. I don't like flowers.

17. I LOVE the Yukon Denial especially the XL. I frequently car flirt with those driving them.

18. Once I was almost kidnapped from a Kmart parking lot.

19. In 6th grade I got suspended for fighting.

20. I didn't get my driver's license until I was 18 even though I got a car when I was 16. I was terrified to drive.

21. I've changed my last name twice for a total of 3 last names (I still use the second one)

22. I've been grieving for my unborn twin since I was a small child, even though there is no evidence I ever had one.

23. I momentarily considered putting my middle name down as Laquisha at my HS graduation to perpetuate a very long standing joke.

24. I get REALLY hot when I sleep and I can't sleep with my feet under the covers ever.

25. I love shredded cheese on burgers. YUMMY!