Friday, December 31, 2004

A Year In Review

This year has been great. The great significant things that happened in my life this year were:

Going back to ND to visit family and friends
My dad getting remarried
Going to Mexico
Starting a new job
Seeing John Mayer on my birthday
Moving to Queen Anne
Celebrating a year of absolutely wonderful friendship
Finding an amazing boyfriend who makes me laugh
My aunt visiting me for a week

I am looking forward to what the year ahead will hold. To all who read this:

May the coming year bring you joy, love, happiness and excitement. I love you all!

Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Hello Lover

If you understand the title of this posting, you understand the importance of this day. Yes ladies and gentleman, today is the release of the second part of the sixth and final season of Sex and the City. Tonight Elaine, Heather and I will be watching the episodes live from my living room as we've been anticipating the release for months.

Part of my Christmas list was this DVD set to be preordered and delivered by Amazon today. It was ordered for me, but the delivery date is January 3rd. Are you kidding me? I can't possibly wait another week to see the final episodes!! How will it all end, Big, Carrie....AHHHH!

Some of my favorite quotes from the show are:

"He broke up with me on a post-it"
"I think I have monogamy. I must have caught it from you people."
"I like my money right where I can see it: hanging in my closet."
"I can't believe I'm back here again."
"You can't leave New York! You're the Chrysler Building! The Chrysler Building would be all wrong in a vineyard!"
"If you're tired you take a napa, you don't move to Napa!"

Of course, I love every minute of that show...I can't believe these are the last episodes....

Monday, December 27, 2004

The importance of safety

I heard about he tsunami last night on the news, and was absolutely horrified at the devastation it is causing. Thousands of people have dies, countless thousands of others are missing, without housing and still enduring. It is truly amazing to think that that could happen here in Seattle. I'm proud that our country is always ready to help aid in the assistance of countries in need of help. We immediately shipped out people to help feed and shelter those affected by the tsunami.

I heard on CNN this morning that Oprah's designer Nate was vacationing there when it happened and survived, although when I first heard the report I thought they said he died and I was like "Not Nate! He's an awesome designer and he's Oprahs friend!" It is always amazing how putting a face to a tradgedy can affect your view on it.

On a side note, my step-brother Ryan bought me pepper spray for Christmas. Of course, thats probobly a logical choice considering he did all of his holiday shopping at a sporting goods store. I've never felt unsafe in this city, certainly not enough to warrant carrying pepper spray in my purse, but maybe if I decide to take on NYC again, I'll bring it along.

Saturday, December 25, 2004

Piles of paper and bows

Last night my dad, step-mom, brother, his girlfriend and I opened our presents to each other. Our family doesn't just buy each other one gift, but many gifts. It takes hours for us to open them all up, but by the end of the night, we've given and gotten lots of wonderful things. We went to midnight mass last night, which is something I love because of all of the candlelight and Christmas carols. This morning I came over to my dads house to make breakfast for everyone and we opened our stockings to each other. Now maybe you think I'm too old for a stocking, but I say NEVER. Stockings are by far the most fun part of Christmas. I is the MOST fun part of Christmas, I don't know why, it just is.

Some of the highlights from my Christmas goodies so far are a pink mini Apple iPod, the new lock T&CO Tiffany necklace, a pink tweed jacket w/ velvet trim and a beaded silver and pink bracelet with a charm of the Eiffel Tower on it. There are a few more presents left to open with my step-brothers, but so far this Christmas has been awesome!! I can't wait to use all my gifts!

I know this post has been a lot about gifts, but the biggest gift is getting to spend time with my family. I'm so lucky that we could all be together to share the holiday together. Merry Christmas everyone!

(Pictures of the holiday goodies to come!)

Wednesday, December 15, 2004

The First Gift

'Tis the Season...and one of the best parts (apart from shopping to find the perfect presents) is opening and giving the first present of the year. Tonight Heather, Elaine, Marisa and I will be having dinner and exchanging gift...I can hardly wait!! I'm heading home early to get some things done around the house before I head over to Elaine's for the fun...Christmas here I come!

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Count Yourself Lucky

If you are fortunate enough to receive one of my Christmas cards this year, count yourself lucky. I had been thinking about a couple of different ideas, but after a lot of thought, finally decided on one. Of course, the one I decided on includes endless amounts of time and hand glittering letters...and let's just say, thats not a quick process. I've only made 4 so far, but maybe I'll get a bunch more made tonight.

More holiday fun coming your way here.

Many thanks to Tim for going shopping with me today...all day...for work. It wouldn't have been near as much fun without you. Happy ChrismaKwanzakkuh...and thanks for listening to Kelly Clarkson in the car, even though I know you wanted to run away screaming as fast as your legs would carry you.

Friday, December 10, 2004

Over and Over Again

Last night during Elaine's b-day celebration, we were discussing the 10 things in our life we would do over a hundred times if given the chance. Below are my 10, in no particular order.

1. Front row at the U2 concert, and Bono kneeling down to sing to me
2. Seeing the Eiffel Tower at night
3. Holding an octopus while diving in Hawaii
4. Falling asleep with someone you love next to you
5. Watching the snow fall outside, with a fire roaring inside
6. Laying on the trampoline at our lake cabin at night watching the stars
7. Kissing someone you really like for the first time
8. Sunday afternoon movies with my dad
9. Hugging Rob Thomas of Matchbox 20
10. Late afternoon naps on a rainy day

Friday, December 03, 2004


Two new addictions this week:

Spider Solitare on the computer....

Crocheting scarves...if all you get are 5 scarves for Christmas...don't complain, I can't help myself.

Holiday Fun

Just a little mid-afternoon holiday fun to keep you going!

Dress up Santa!

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Christmas is in the air

First off...sorry the funny picture hasn't been posted yet. I haven't been feeling too well and I've been forgetting my camera at home. It will be here this week I promise.

So last night I called my professer and didn't go to class because of the following reasons:

A) I'm sick (which is true)
B) There was no test or quiz (a first in 9 weeks)
C) I needed a break

So, I was preparing to go home at 5:30 as normal, but had a quick meeting with my boss around 3:30 to discuss some projects we were working on. At the end of the meeting, she mentioned that she had a conversation with her boss about our Christmas decorations needing updating, so she said because I had great taste, would I mind going shopping... Would I mind? I'd LOVE IT! So, instead of going home (since I was skipping class), I spend 4 hours shopping...a lot of shopping...with the company's money...and how FUN IS THAT?! I bought a ton of christmas decorations, and the tree looks beautiful (picture to come), and my boss's boss, who is a FANATIC about Christmas told me more than once how wonderful it looks!

Tonight I am getting my permanent crown put in, so I'm sure that'll be buckets of fun. My mom is going to come over after and bring me to dinner, although I'm sure I won't be able to eat much with a sore mouth, but it'll be good to see her. I'm going to try to get some more crafts done as well since Christmas will be here soon. Last night I got another scarf's amazing how fast they come together. The one I did last night was cool because I used 2 different yarns together to get a fun look. I need to get my Christmas cards done too, I have all of the materials bought, but haven't sat down to construct them yet...maybe tonight.