Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday...

to my wonderful pseudo husband.

The big 3-4. (his birthday was actually Tuesday). I fortunately don't have school Tuesdays and he took work off so we went our for a fall foliage picture taking adventure on the motorcycle...damn near froze my.....hands off. Very cold. And there were almost no leaves changing along the delaware river.... but all in all it was fun,and we stopped in at a yummy restaurant and had lunch.

I love you, bob!

It's the spongebob cult cake-creepy!

Sunday, October 5, 2008


If you live in the good old state of PA...please make sure you are registered to vote. The deadline is tomorrow. Remember, it is in our hands to vote for one of, if not the most powerful person on the face of the planet. That's HUGE. I am not even going to tell you who to vote for. Just do it! It is such a huge responsibility, and an honor to be able to vote, and it makes me sad to see people apathetic about it. So.... log on, or go to a government office and register to vote. Another day I will get into my politics, but for now...I just want you to register.....

By registering you are at least saying "I might vote, and I can vote" by not registering you are say "I don't care, and I won't vote." Registering is not committing... it's just the free pass to get in :)

Be responsible Americans.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I'm just going to pretend...

a couple of things... that

A) It hasn't been 3 months since my last blog, ya know that time when I swore that I would be the *bestest* blogger on the planet. AND I know you all are all thinking "yeah, she's said THAT before"...ok, so I suck at blogging, but I am willing to embrace that.


B) That the two dogs going nutso at my feet are just going to go away so I can type in peace.....please?

No such luck....

Aren't they cute?

'Nuff about them-- this blog is all about me right??? lol

School is going well. I managed to squeak out a 4.0 last semester which puts me on track into the honor roll and got me accepted into the international honors society. I will be transferring to one of 3 schools next fall, and I *think* as of right now i am on track to maintain my gpa. I was never this good in school- don't get me wrong I was always capable of being this good, but never put the effort into it. Now it's like I am being driven by some other force-- besides myself to get school done, and the absolute best that I can do. I feel like i took my life off hold for the first time in 8 years and I am finally living a dream I didn't know even that's cool.

An update on my sister for those of you who are interested- they did all the tests and scans and stuff and didn't find a tumor or the other disease it *could* have been, but obviously wasn't.... So, they are monitoring her very closely, and are doing more tests. They need to figure this out because she is not able to function like a normal person with the migraines she is getting, but her spirits are considerably better considering it isn't a tumor or the "other possibility."

My mother on the hand had several scares with her health this month. She is having heart problems. They thought she ahd several minor heart attacks, but it turns out they weren't (thank god) they are keeping a monitor on that, and she is having gall bladder issues. I wish she would take better care of herself, I worry that she really IS (she recently stopped takign it for a few weeks...thus causing many health problems) going to just stop taking all of her medication one day, and I am going to get that phone call that I dread every day of my life. She seems better when I am out there, but I can't babysit my mom the rest of my life.

Bob and Chris are both good. Chris started middle school this year, and it's very weird. We have had a few minor issues with school policies and the way they want to do things (that make NO sense), also they have the kids "tracked" which I hate...its just a way to make the moreabled kids get further and the less abled kids get further and further behind.....Bob is well...working alot and going back to school wednesday nights with me for english class. It's interesting to go to school with one's spouse, we are two completely different studying styles, and two completely different goals (I want an A...he wants to pass). It is VERY nice to have someone to study with though, and he is very helpful with my obsessiveness on my papers ( I do 6-8 drafts of things).

Thats about it thats going on here. I don't even have any pictures to show. I haven't really taken any since June (or uploaded them at least). Oh, and for those of you who were at August SAVE I wanted to send out the pictures that many of you asked for, and what I am going to do is upload them to snapfish and send you the link. You *should* be able to order copies of them if you want, if that doesn't work and there is something you want we can work something else out.

Miss you all!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

A whole lotta bloggin to blog

First things first- I am adding comments back in for a little while- give it a test go. If it works out well I may keep it up- if comes back down...keep your comments honest (and kind if possible), and please at least leave your first name :)

Ok- so here is my life in the last couple weeks- WHIRLWIND style.

So- get out to Utah, mostly uneventful- plane was delayed due to tornado warnings, so I didn't get to my moms house until like 2 am, but thats all good right? Well, it would have been fine if my brother and SILs beautiful little girl hadn't decided to make an early arrival. We were out ofthe house at 7:30 am and was born after5:30pm. She is lovely and sweet, and Lindsey will surely kill me for posting this picture!

The next few days were pretty much uneventful. We celebrated my beautiful adopted sisters 18th birthday and her and Emmas grduation from high school. There was some drama, and waiting for goats to have babies (though they never did) and at one point I was ready to hop an early plane home.

But it all calmed down and I got to enjoy time with my family whoI only get to see twice a year. I also took the oppurtunity (being surrounded by such gorgeous women) to take some pictures of some of my sisters and my mom.

(that is paint on emma's face not a crazy tattoo or anything-- or acne!) and the hair totally suits her personality.

Poohnee.......seriously wouldn't take a million dollars to be13 again,but she is so sweet and beautiful!

and my amazing and lovely. It is a miracle she let me take these pictures, but I made a promise i would delete any she hated. But they turned out great.

All the pictures still need to be photoshopped- these are all completely un edited.

I also got a little bit of shopping done- my mom bought me this fabulous little robots that has boobies (its too cute) and was actually sad to leave on Thursday night.

Plane got delayed from denver to philly and we detoured through Texas- we were about an hour late, and by the time I got home i was exhausted and slept.

Saturday we had family over for c's birthday and fathers day. Signed c up for guitar lessons and just enjoyed a few hours of just downtime (ok really I was cooking ad tryingto get everyone fed).

We left monday morning to Atlantic City (I have yet to upload my pictures). We went and toured the Absecon Lighthouse, the boys did the ripleys museum, I gambled (and won) for a few hours, we played on the beach alot, did steel pier and ate some REALLY good food. We were in a cool hotel room too, 28 stories up oceanfront property with an oceanview was amazing...seriously amazing. Pictures soon to come.

We got home wednesday afternoon. Picked the dogs up from the kennel and brought the stuff in the house. I grabbed the mail and had 3 things from school. The first thing I opened was my transcript with my transferred classes. The next thing I opened was a paper saying my loan had been approved for 3500 (1750 for each semester-- enough to almost cover my tuition-I was super excited). The next thing I opened was a paper that said.....wait for it.....

You have been approved for 45fuckinghundred dollars in grant money!!! I ran (and I don't run) aroudn the house shrieking like a crazy woman!!! I grabbed bob and hug and kissed him (he thought someone died or something). called my mom (she wasn't excited enough for me), and then shrieked some more just for fun. Now it feels totally surreal.

I can't even express how important this is to me. I have been trying to get a higher education for 6 years now, but could never afford it (and being with b and having c with us I could never justify spending the money.) It finally came down to the fact that I can't seem to have babies, and soon c isn't going to need me here all I decided to go back to school and become a history professor (its ALOT of school, but I am only 23). It was finally made possible by the fact that I no longer have to count my parents income...they make way too much money and there was no way that I would have ever been approved for anything based on need. My parents can't help me,--so I was stuck....

So to me- this is such a great gift...its amazing (said with tears streaming down my cheeks). I will take the grants and pay for book and tuition and stuff and use the loans to pay off my credit card that my summer classes are on, get a new computer and printer, and health insurance (woohoo- its been a touch a go few months without it). The rest will be saved for future school stuff. Seriosuly I feel so blessed. I never expected grants-I only thought I would get the loans...really really amazing.

Oh and did I mention it snowed (twice!!)while I was in Utah. UGH!!!

If you made it this far.....holy shit you are dedicated! Ok- so tomorrow we are off again to the poconos until sunday night.

Bye y'all....will post with pictures next week.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I'm leaving on a jet plane...

don't know when I'll be back again....ok yes I do--I will be back planted at home for the rest of the summer (for the most part) on the 22nd of JUne, however until the 7th or so of july my life is NUTS!

Anyways- can't wait to see my family, gonna miss the hell out of my boys and my friends, and going to study hard while I am trying to party just as hard!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Peace is...

“Peace is not just a colored ribbon. Its more than a wristband or a t-shirt. It’s not just a donation or a 5k race. It’s not just a folk song or a white dove. And peace is certainly more than a celebrity endorsement. Peace is a full time job.” George Clooney in an advertisement for UN PeaceKeepers

I just heard this quote, and it really got me thinking---I agree 100% with what it says---while all of those things (except maybe the celebrity endorsements) help, and possibly attribute to achieving peace--- it is so much more than that. It is noble and self-sacrificing to donate money and time (and completely neccessary since, unfortunately current peace efforts are expensive), but Peace is an attitude. Peace is a frame of mind. Peace is agreeing to disagree--without blowing each other up. Peace is finding common ground..... Peace is not bullying, Peace is not bribery, Peace is not my country/my way of life/ My god is better than yours. Peace is loving everyone unconditionally, and Peace is knowing we need each other to survive. Peace is knowing we need to stop fighting, stop polluting, and start loving each other....

Thursday, May 15, 2008

the most wonderful things...

my blackberry smells like spearmint gum--- awesome!

I just ordered two books-- will share the...fruits of these books in a few days..

chris competed in the 45th annual BASD (bethlehem area school district) 5th grade track and field day, and did well- it was a big accomplishment to even get to compete so Yay for him!! I went and was hot and loud...