Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Great Site for Guy Gifts

Matt's birthday is coming up (and Christmas behind it...), and I don't know about you guys but my husband is the most impossible person to shop for! The only things he ever mentions wanting are outlandishly expensive (such as welding equipment, a helicopter, boat, Lamborghini, and heavy machinery for our business... oh gosh babe I'll have to save up for a while!). So I have been watching him like a hawk for gift ideas (and making notes), but today I stumbled upon this blog all about great gift ideas for guys, and they have some really creative ideas. Thought I'd pass the link on in case anyone else is hurting for gift ideas for those with a Y chromosome.


Monday, August 6, 2007

Happy Birthday, Tinkerbell!

Yes, I had to wish my pup a happy birthday, too. She probably doesn't read my blog, but the more love you put out the better, right?

She's the world's greatest snuggler.

She is absolutely honest in her affection. If she doesn't love you, you know it, but if she does love you holy geez look out 'cause she'll be in your face (literally) the second she sees you.

She makes hilarious "conversational" noises.

She is an excellent "mother" to our kitty.

She knows she's pretty and poses. She also crosses her ankles like a lady.

She loooooves babies.

Happy (belated) Birthday, Dan!

Happy birthday, Dan!

He's a little crazy. We like crazy.

He tells obtuse jokes.

He's always concerned about the comfort of others.

He always checks with me to see if the restaurant we're going to will have something for lil' vegetarian me to eat.

He has lots of wild hair, which he passed on to Matt, meaning my husband will never be bald. I really appreciate that.

He's incredibly smart, and has to be as he's one of the very few medical report editors in the world (only about 1000 in the entire world).

Happy (belated) Birthday, Lisa!

Lisa is a very attentive, wonderful mother.

She's a fantastic dancer.

She's a sweet soul with greater strength than you'd expect.

She's open to new experiences.

She's the most phenomenal artist in the universe. Seriously.

Happy (belated) Birthday, Kristi!

She sets a pretty table.

She's passionate about her faith.

She makes people feel welcome in her home.

She is loyal.

She's a very dedicated grandma.

Happy (very belated) Birthday, Dani!

This birthday post is so very late, and I'm sorry!

What I love about Dani:

She is always up for fun.

She makes fabulous babies (the new baby isn't here yet, but I know s/he'll be fabulous).

She laughs at all my jokes.

She's very intelligent.

She's a hard worker.

She gives great compliments (even if sometimes she does it because she wants something, haha!).

She doesn't use words she doesn't understand.

She's unpredictable (except when she says, "Let's watch a movie", which translates into "come sit by me while I fall asleep").

She's a people magnet.

She doesn't gossip.

She's my "twin" and understands me.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

Fashion Designers are Making Me Cry

Okay, I read this article about this Fall's fashion trends, and I'm afraid I simply cannot comply. Leggings? Ankle boots? Bubble skirts? Skinny ankle jeans? SERIOUSLY? I had sincerely hoped we would not be seeing stirrup pants again, either. So... that's given me a bit of a quarter-life crisis. When current trends make you nostalgic, does that mean you've become - gasp - no longer the young, up-to-the-minute hot thing and have crossed the line into shopping in the misses department, among the embroidered sweatshirts and I-don't-give-a-damn-how-this-looks-it's-comfy selections therein? Oh Lord in Heaven what's a girl to do? I'm only 24, and I tend not to be a huge trend chaser, but I noticed an older woman wearing tapered pants outside Rite-Aid today and I looked down at my boot-leg jeans and thought, dammit is she trendier than me? Because a few months ago her pants were laughable. So, that said, I'm moving to a nudist camp tomorrow. I will come back when they stop trying to sell us jeans that will make our butts look gigantic.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Things to do in Seattle

I've started a new blog about things to do in Seattle and the area, and I hope you guys find it useful! I'll update it as frequently as I can. It's so easy to get into a boring pattern of doing the same thing every weekend (or accidentally letting your weekend slip through your fingers, having done nothing exciting), so this little blog is my effort to make all of us have more fun!


BTW, Matt came up with the name. I don't know why it's the crazy train, but apparently it is. ;-)