Loved you yesterday,
Love you still,
Always have, Always will

Damaged people are dangerous...they know they can survive

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace ~Jimi Hendrix

Let us reach for the world that ought to be. We can understand that there will be war, and still strive for peace. ~President Obama

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware...joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." -Henry Miller

"Truth is everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."
-Bob Marley


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Monday, September 28, 2009


I forgot to show you all the new couch that we finally got...AMAZING!

The picture is a little grainy because its from my phone, but you get the idea. Its perfect!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Invitations

*disclaimer* the red square in the middle will be our engagement photo when we get them...I just realized that it really looks like crap with a big red square in the middle of the maroon.

So me and sister made my invitation designs tonight...and all we have to say is THEY ROCK!!!

It only took us about 5 hours to get the mock-up of the invites and the template for our envelopes done.

That's all...No biggy.

We made the biggest mess you could imagine, and we only have approximately 60 left to do.

Which is all of them, if you didn't know.

But we got the idea of it down which is what we were trying to do, so that's one step closer to being done.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A bit of a change

So me and sister (that's my sister for those not in the know; that's what I call her) went to the bridal show at Thanksgiving Point on Saturday and it was awesome.

A lot of progress was made and some decisions were made as well. First of all, sister is on board with helping me make my invitations. I drew up the perfect invites and I'm super excited to get them going.

Secondly, remember the post when I said, "Remember the shoes? Well now they are new shoes!"
Consider this the reprisal.

Since the vibe of the wedding has changed, I could no longer wear the summery sandals that I had (secondly) originally planned on. Yes I did buy them, but who ever said you can have too many shoes? It certainly wasn't me! I have been searching for the perfect shoe to replace said sandals, but I wasn't having any luck. They had to have the perfect vintage feel, while not completely disregarding my style. It was a toughy!

But then I found them....and they are PERFECT!!!!!!

I am in love ~*swoon*~

I also found my photographer and she is also perfect.

Ya'll can find her at Stacy Marie Photography

I have been a little bit worried about the money for the wedding...Mostly I wasn't sure that there would be enough for the things that I wanted to have. Not like bridezilla things, but things like a kick-ass photographer and an equally kick-ass place to have the party. But things have come together quite perfectly and I found out this weekend that its all gonna be just fine.

Plus, I found a rockin' deal on a honeymoon....Hawaii anyone?

6 nights, car rental, and roundtrip tickets for both of us for under $2,000.

I am "freaking out" kind of excited about it!

Monday, September 14, 2009

anyone see this last night???

F*ING AWESOME is all I have to say. Brought tears to my eyes and gave me chills. I am still so, so sad that he is gone, but it was amazing while we had him!

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11, 2001

Because I am at a new site, and I just re-read it and it still gave me chills...I am doing a flashback post from last year...Thursday, September 11, 2008

I was sitting on the couch in the family room, eating a bowl of frosted cherios, watching tv. Whatever show I was watching just stopped, and the "BREAKING NEWS" flasher showed up on the screen. It showed a building I'd never seen before smoking and burning. And then they were both smoking and burning.

My mom came in and told me my ride was here. I got into the Gayheart's green van with captains chairs and rode in silence all the way to school.

I didn't know what was happening, I didn't know what those buildings were, or what it meant. Didn't know what it meant, except that everything in the world would be completely changed forever.

We got to school, said goodbye and thank-you to a silently crying Ann Gayheart, and walked along with everybody else into the school. The hallways were different, not silent obviously because they were full of 7th 8th and 9th graders, but different. Walking past the office, the ladies had the Channel One tv on watching CNN. The same picture playing all the time.

Then I got to my 9th grade Geography class, Mr. Voorhies' class. He was just sitting at his desk; not crying neccesarily, but subdued, reflective, staring at the tv. It was his birthday and his only sons first birthday, and he said because of this day, it would never be the same for him.

After the bell rang and we were all sitting at our desks staring at the tv as well, he turned it off and started talking to us about everyhting that was happening. What he thought it meant, what 'they' thought it meant, what those towers were and what they meant. I didn't understand half of it, because I was never interested in that kind of stuff, but I was listening intently.

The rest of the day the tv's were in on in every class, and I'm not sure we did any work the whole day. I remember when I got to fourth period, Sewing 1, our teacher asked us if we wanted to tv left on or if she should turn it off. We all wanted it on. And its a good thing we did because I think it was then that another plane hit somewhere, I can't remember which one it was, and we were all in shock. It just kept happening, and nobody knew why.

That day changed everything, everywhere. Countries that didn't neccessarily like the U.S. before became supportive and were grieving with us; people who didn't feel particularly patriotic suddenly realized how close they were to losing it all and what that would have meant for them; these generations witnessed what would become a new chapter in history books, our generations' "Kennedy assasination" so to speak.

I remember one commercial that was just a shot of a street maybe in San Francisco, or Virginia, somewhere. With houses on either side of the street. It said "When they brought down the towers they wanted to change America forever." The shot changes to the same street with red, white, and blue everywhere you can see, and the voice said, "Well, they succeeded."

"Today marks the seventh anniversary of the day our world was broken. It lives forever in our hearts and our history, a tragedy that unites us in a common memory and a common story ... the day that began like any other and ended as none ever has."
~Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City, September 11, 2008

I didn't know what any of it meant at the time, no. But, I definitely found out. I will never forget where I was, what I was doing. The feelings that came around not long after.

And I never want to.

I want to be able to give my children my version of what happened that day. When they come home from school one day, after learning about it in their history class, and ask me if I remember.

I'll say, "Always."

Friday, September 4, 2009


I am officially a mark. representative!

(that's one thing crossed off my list...!!! the way)

I put a little link over there ---> so click on it if you want to buy some awesome make-up, clothes, or jewery.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

101 Things in 1001 Days

  1. Get a passport
  2. take one big trip to a country at least an ocean away
  3. Go to Disneyworld
  4. Get the "name change" process started no more than 45 days after the wedding
  5. Try at least one new recipe a month
  6. Have a baby
  7. Plant a garden
  8. Go to 3 concerts
  9. Go on a road trip with no set destination
  10. Get most debt paid off (Kevin's student loans, truck, best buy)
  11. Read 100 books from
  12. Check out all 100 books from library
  13. $1 savings for every book read
  14. Leave a note inside every "100" books from the library
  15. Take Kevin to Palm Springs area
  16. Call in "sick" to work and do nothing
  17. Go to an Atlanta Braves home game
  18. Go to Oktoberfest at Snowbird
  19. Watch " The Godfather"s
  20. Eat at 5 new restaurants
  21. Put $1 in savings for every task completed
  22. Take 3 trips with just Mom and Sister
  23. Create at least one set of decorations for the Wedding
  24. Watch all 3 versions of "A Star is Born"
  25. Learn to ride a motorcycle
  26. Go to the Drive-In
  27. See the Atlantic Ocean
  28. Get back to 120 lbs
  29. Get a recipe card box
  30. Put all recipes on individual cards
  31. Go camping in the backyard
  32. Go to the Harry Potter Theme park
  33. Go to a movie alone
  34. Have a picnic
  35. Take a train trip
  36. Get rid of clothes I don't wear, every 6 months
  37. Host a scary movie night
  38. Go snorkeling
  39. Complete 3 puzzles
  40. Re-create senior trip with Alyse June 11, 2010
  41. Do yoga at least 3 times a week
  42. get another tattoo
  43. Learn to bowl better
  44. Find my perfect little black dress
  45. Wear that dress somewhere with Kevin
  46. Learn to snowboard
  47. Star using re-usable shopping bags only--NO MORE PLASTIC
  48. Get new bikes for both of us
  49. Find art for the bedroom
  50. Get couch for the living room
  51. Host a Halloween costume party
  52. Start P90X
  53. Stick to P90X
  54. Drive to Colorado
  55. Go to the beach with Kevin
  56. Watch the sunset on that beach
  57. Tell my brother how I really feel
  58. Build a sandcastle
  59. Send a message in a bottle
  60. Find the best Nail and Toe polish for the wedding
  61. Teach Kevin to drive my car
  62. Splurge once in awhile without worrying about it
  63. Set up a savings plan
  64. Buy a helmet for Kevin's scooter so I can ride it
  65. Ride the scooter
  66. Have ALL bills paid automatically (that can be)
  67. Put $1 a day for 1001 days in envelope for a trip/splurge
  68. Make sure I do "The Hair" (or a variation if its not quite long enough) for the wedding
  69. Book Squatters before December 2009
  70. Take at least 1 picture a month of Kevin and I
  71. Plant snap dragons in the yard
  72. Take Kevin on a date mor often
  73. Try to build a 3 month buffer in savings
  74. Order dessert first occasionally
  75. Get a couple's massage
  76. Buy cloth napkins
  77. Use cloth Napkins instead of paper
  78. Try to stick to my daily cleaning schedule as much as possible
  79. Drink more water!
  80. Buy a new camera
  81. Make my own granola
  82. Commit to having my oil changed every 4,000 miles...PERIOD
  83. Start making jewelry again
  84. Start selling Mark cosmetics
  85. Let Kevin take me golfing
  86. Go to bed before 10 every work night for 7 nights
  87. Send Christmas cards
  88. Take Christmas card picture
  89. Go to every Race for the Cure I can
  90. Have another baby
  91. Move to a bigger house if the second baby happens
  92. Plant flowers in the window boxes
  93. Continue meal planning every week (very helpful)
  94. Take Kevin to my uncle's in WA
  95. Make Christmas gifts for friends and neighbors
  96. Start some sort of collection for my kids (movies, books, etc.)
  97. Give Kevin that thing I wrote that I said I would give him eventually
  98. Make my wardrobe "grow up"
  99. Send flowers to my mom, just because
  100. Send flowers to sister for the same reason
  101. Make our own Christmas traditions

Here it is...for the world to see.