Thursday, April 23, 2009

Tag! You're it!

I've been tagged by two cool ladies (Trisha and Lauren) to play this game, here's how it works:
- Mention the person that tagged you.
- Complete the lists of 8s.
- Tag 8 of your wonderful bloggy friends.
- Go tell them you tagged them!

8 things I am looking forward to:
1.) all new grey's anatomy and office tonight
2.) going to omaha next weekend
3.) starting a family
4.) a couple of cute photo shoots
5.) kissing my kitties when I get home
6.) my weekend full of fun plans
7.) getting a job where i'll be done with busy-work, filing and payroll
8.) being thinner....

8 things I did yesterday:
1.) thought about calling in sick
2.) went to work
3.) ate at norton's in soulard
4.) found out Norton's was closing after 23 years
5.) came home and snuggled my hubby and kitties
6.) caught up on American Idol
7.) went grocery shopping
8.) took pictures

8 things I wish I could do:
1.) be a photographer for a living
2.) go home and take a nap
3.) then clean my house
4.) and cook a really awesome meal for my hubby
5.) take a vacation to somewhere warm
6.) lose weight by snapping my fingers
7.) win the lottery- a big one
8.) have perfect vision

8 shows I enjoy:
1.) the office
2.) grey's anatomy
3.) lie to me
4.) american idol
5.) so you think you can dance
6.) dancing with the stars
7.) the soup
8.) saturday night live

8 people I'm tagging:
1) you
2) you
3) you
4) you
5) you
6) you
7) you
8) and YOU!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Britian's Got Talent

Wow! If you haven't seen THIS, you've probably been living under a rock for the last few days. After being uploaded to youtube it gained 2.5 million views in 72 hours!

It's one on my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicals and watching this totally made me tear up! I was so shocked and moved and it brought back an ocean of memories of belting it out with my mom in the car.

I particularly like 4:02 in the video.

Talk about not judging a book by it's cover...!

Monday, April 13, 2009

A day late but...


One year ago yesterday, we were running around like crazy people in 45 degree rain. I hear it's good luck for rain on your wedding day and maybe it was. I hear the first year is the hardest... this year was a piece of cake. Speaking of cake....

I love you, MXQ!

Your Wife

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Today's show has been brought to you by the letter B!

I recently read a list on Jen's blog, where she shared 10 of her favorite things all starting with the letter J.

Thanks for my letter. The letter B. So, after much deliberation and in no particular order, ten of my favorite things starting with

#1- Bloody Mary's! Although I use some less common ingredients and garnishes, I've been told they're pretty good.

#2- Baby Brendan! There's just something about that little guy (and all babies in general) that makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

(My nephew)

#3- Brothers- I love mine to death and now that I'm married, I've got three brothers-in-law. They're all awesome.

(My Brother and I)

#4- Birthdays- I love birthdays! Even though I think I'm probably the worst gift-giver ever, I love birthdays.

#5- Brunch. Who doesn't love brunch?

#6- Baseball- especially Cardinals Baseball.

(Michael and I at the World Series win in 2006)

#7- Beaches- We honeymooned in Nevis. It was the first time I ever saw a beach (and ocean) in my life. That's a true story.

(from our honeymoon)

#8- Burberry Boots- Michael gave me a pair on our wonderful, rainy wedding day.

(*courtesy of Starry-Eyed Studios)

#9- Bread & Butter- homemade, of course.

#10- Boys- well... not all boys. Just this one.

(*courtesy of Starry-Eyed Studios)

Monday, April 6, 2009

US of Tara

I totally LOVE this show and I'm so sad this season is over. It's about a married woman with two kids and multiple personalities. Four to be exact.

Just a few months ago, I was talking with my husband about how nothing "cool" happens in the midwest- aside from Chicago- that would be fitting for a t.v. show. Well guess what. US of Tara takes place in Overland Park, Kansas. (It's sort of like the West County town of Kansas City.) Since I went to college in Kansas, I am so excited that I know what they're talking about when going to places like Oak Park Mall and in one episode, they talked about talking a roadtrip to the St. Louis Galleria.

It's the little things that give me a thrill.

Anyway- check it out. If you haven't seen it, check out Showtime On Demand and catch up!

Never a dull moment...

Here's just a glimpse into our life and home:

Me, shocked and curious looking at a very visible scratch on Michael's face, "Michael, what happened?!"

"Pete did it," he responds. Pete is our (usually friendly, non-scratchy) cat.


"I bit his tail."

"You what? What for?"

Clearly upset, angry and annoyed he justifies his actions. "He was being a jerk."

I guess sometimes, you need to show your pet who's boss...

Then they will scratch your face and show you that you're not.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

a little bit of a rant

I read a lot about photography. I read a ton of books, magazines and blogs and I even take classes from time to time to brush up and keep myself up to date. I know I'm not a seasoned pro but there are some things from Photo 101 that everyone should know like how to hold a camera. I've even seen a few professionals hold a camera this way and I just cringe every time. Yes, at first it is a little uncomfortable (and even still, I sometimes have trouble remembering to keep my arms at my sides.) In the beginning, I found myself wanting to rebel and "do what I want" but as time goes on, you get a little more skilled and you'd like to start increasing your credibility you'll learn. Holding the camera the correct way makes a huge difference- especially when you're using a larger, heavier lens and your arms are getting tired.