Tuesday, May 25, 2010

bubblicious fish


off to science class with my brother thomas. going to dissect steelheads.
(playing mom while the parents are outta town is so much fun!)

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

fall asleep smiling


i want to fill the world with beautiful things.
i want to remind people they are loved.
i want to make things and give them away.
i want to get up and be excited about the day.
i want to embrace my circumstances.
i want to be productive.
i want to leave behind a good life.
i want to take pictures of people i love.
i want to be healthy.
i want to go the extra mile.
i want to listen to good music.
i want to write love letters (and regular letters too).
i want to see the details.
i want to tell stories.
i want to have people over unexpectedly.
i want to take off for the weekend.
i want to make people smile.
i want to be sweet and memorable.
i want to dance around.
i want to have a garden.
i want to have parties in my garden.
i want to relax.
i want to soak in the sun.
i want to read good books.
i want to give my time.
i want to listen to those need an ear.
i want to work somewhere i like.
i want to surprise people.
i want to never fight.
i want to remember only the good.
i want to explore the territory.
i want to follow jesus.
i want to hug all my friends.
i want to kiss my fiance (my soon-to-be husband! yay!).
i want to jump into bed.
i want to snuggle under the covers.
and fall asleep smiling.


congraduations carly rae!

my best friend graduated college and i went down to spend the weekend celebrating with her and her family and friends. this is my documentation:

carly rae: the graduate
ellen and carlita
sarah and carly
carly and momma
carly and billy. too cute!
yes, we went to disneyland...
and saw mickey!
most amazing picture of life!
carly and her man
she's precious!

congrats my friend!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

come fly with me


let me count the ways i love airports (especially today):

1. being in an airport either means your going somewhere or coming back from somewhere (yay!

2. airports have the most interesting people aka the best people watching place ever!

3. today, while i was going through security, the security guard complimented my ID card! happiness!

4. at pdx airport they have FREE wifi! brilliant! more airports should catch on!

5. i am currently being serenaded by a cello. live music in airports rock!

6. they have a powell's bookstore in pdx.

7. apparently pdx has the best tasting water in their drinking fountains (compared to other airports in america.

8. the little kids in airports are so cute! they are infatuated with the size of the airplanes and even ask their parents, "mom, dad, how much longer?"

9. and the best thing about today? I GET TO SEE CARLY!!!! wooooooo!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010



i am seriously afraid of this happening someday. i look down and see black hairy legs crawling out of my shower drain. thankfully, i've read that this actually happening is extremely rare. thank goodness.

when i was in the shower today, i turned around and saw a spider on my shower wall. it's that helpless feeling: you are confined in a small space with a spider and worst of all, you're naked. ultimate vulnerability. it doesn't get any worse than that.

so that's it. that's my confession.