Thursday, October 30, 2008

More music fun

Saw another iPod meme on Karen's blog and decided to play.

Directions:
1. Put your iTunes/Ruckus/Napster/etc on shuffle.

2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS!
4. Tag 11 friends who might enjoy doing this.

Here are my answers:

IF SOMEONE SAYS “IS THIS OKAY” YOU SAY?
"I Wonder Why" - The Sharks


WHAT WOULD BEST DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY?
"Deep Enough to Dream" - Chris Rice


WHAT DO YOU LIKE IN A GUY/GIRL?
"I Need a Hero" - Chris Rice


HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
"Give Me Words" - Aaron Shust


WHAT IS YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE?
"The String Song" - Music Machine


WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO?
"You Move Me" - Susan Ashton


WHAT DO YOUR FRIENDS THINK OF YOU?
"It Works" - Alabama


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR PARENTS?
Medley "Give/Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus/With Or Without You/Your Love Oh Lord" - Third Day


WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VERY OFTEN?
"Let God Arise" - Zoe


WHAT IS 2+2?
"To the Least of These" - Zoe


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR BEST FRIEND?
"Baby, Now that I've Found You" - Alison Krauss


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
"With Hope" - Steven Curtis Chapman


WHAT IS YOUR LIFE STORY?
"I Will Be Here For You" - Michael W. Smith


WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?
"Galileo" - Amy Grant


WHAT DO YOU THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE PERSON YOU LIKE?
"Oh How the Years Go By" - Amy Grant


WHAT DO YOUR PARENTS THINK OF YOU?
"Down in Flames" - Blackhawk


WHAT WILL YOU DANCE TO AT YOUR WEDDING?
"I Know You're Calling" - Jeremy Camp


WHAT WILL THEY PLAY AT YOUR FUNERAL?
"In the Air" - tobyMac


WHAT IS YOUR HOBBY/INTEREST?
"The Space In Between Us" - Building 429


WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST SECRET?
"In the Shadow of Your Wings" - John Tesh


WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOUR FRIENDS?
"Be Our Guest" - Jerry Orbach & Angela Lansbury


WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN?
"Dane of the Reed Flutes" - Classic Disney


HOW WILL YOU DIE?
"Biggest Part of Me" - Take 6


DOES ANYONE LIKE YOU?
"Frail" - Jars of Clay


IF YOU COULD GO BACK IN TIME, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?
"Moving On" - Sixpence None The Richer


WHAT HURTS RIGHT NOW?
"Know My Heart" - Sara Groves


WHAT WILL YOU POST THIS AS?
"Anything" - Sixpence None The Richer




Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ten years

I can't hardly even believe it.....10 years ago, I graduated from college!! Went back this past weekend for Homecoming.....it was fun, though exhausting.




Miss Emily before the parade - her sunglasses don't quite stay on well yet!



















Here comes the band! March Grandioso anyone?




















Another great thing about ACU is the fact that it pulls students from all over the world. They are doing even better at celebrating that diversity and exploring different cultures.






















Little miss was so cold that she wouldn't even smile for me....but she did watch the parade! She followed most of the floats as they passed by in front of her street level view....























And there is Willy Wildcat.....

























After the parade, we went home and Emily showed off her new trick to me.....she is starting to jump! Mom unearthed the Johnny Jumpup that Heather & I used. Emily is starting to get the hang of bending her knees and kicking off the floor. It is so cute!






















I had also brought home some roses for mom......Emily "smelled" them with her hands and came away with a leaf! Thankfully, it wasn't a particularly thorny one.....








Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chocolate.....and another project!

Last Saturday I attended a charity auction supporting Christian Works for Children. This was our dessert - doesn't it look fabulous? The tree is pure white chocolate - and they even had plastic bags and twisties for us to be able to take the tree home! We had a great dinner, wonderful entertainment from Mark Schultz, and silent & live auctions.




















And now on to another home project! The first picture might not quite tell the story - so I'll explain. In my entry hall there was a fairly hideous gold and glass fixture. I disliked it so much that I've never taken a photo of it! The kicker though, is that the installation was way off center. So, after a failed attempt to just cover up the mess, I caved and brought my handyman David back to move the electrical connections.






















He finished all the patching and texturing yesterday, so it was time to hang the fixture. I still probably should prime and paint, but who knows if that will actually happen anytime soon!

It is up, but will it work?



















Not the first try....but after making the connections better, yes! It works!




















And the finished product!























































This tool is the new one for this project.....unfortunately, the screws that were included to attach the base of the lamp to the electrical box were too long!!! So, David suggested just cutting them off with a hacksaw. Which I now own. My left thumb might be numb for a while due to holding the screws while I sawed, but they came off perfectly!!




Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One word answers

1. Where is your cell phone? niche
2. Where is your significant other? invisible
3. Your hair color? brown
4. Your mother? wonderful
5. Your father? brilliant
6. Your favorite thing? family
7. Your dream last night? crazy
8. Your dream/goal? heaven
9. The room you're in? office
10. Your hobby? reading
11. Your fear? loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? mom
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? night-owl
15. One of your wish list items? husband
16. Where you grew up? Texas
17. The last thing you did? eat
18. What you are wearing? flipflops
19. Your TV? on
20. Your pet? none
21. Your computer? dying
22. Your mood? melancholy
23. Missing someone? Emily
24. Your car? Dodge
25. Something you're not wearing? socks
26. Favorite store? Target
27. Your summer? hot
28. Love someone? Emily
29. Your favorite color? orange
30. Last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? yesterday


Thanks Donna! Play along if you'd like.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

More about me

This was sent as an email forward, but I'm just gonna post it here.....play along if you'd like.

1. What is your occupation right now? CPA
2. What color are your socks right now? I’m not wearing any
3. What are you listening to right now? new Zoe CD on iPod
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Cereal and Amish cinnamon bread
5. Can you drive a stick shift? yes
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Installation guy from Home Depot
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes, very much
8. How old are you today? 32
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? football
10. What is your favorite drink? Diet coke
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? No
12. Favorite food? chocolate
13. What is the last movie you watched? Can't remember!
14. Favorite day of the year? Don't really have one
15. How do you vent anger? cry
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? probably my doll Honey
17. What is your favorite season? spring
18. Cherries or Blueberries? Cherries
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? sure!
20. Who is the most likely to respond? who knows?
21. Who is least likely to respond? who knows?
22. Living arrangements? in my own house!
23. When was the last time you cried? Sunday
24. What is on the floor of your closet? shoes
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to? well, my parents and sister read this blog, and they have known me my whole life!
26. What did you do last night? mowed, reviewed some work, picked up my parents at the airport
27. What are you most afraid of? being alone
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburger? cheese
29. Favorite dog breed? none
30. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
31. How many states have you lived in? 2
32. Diamonds or pearls? diamonds
33. What is your favorite flower? pretty much any - gerber daisies, roses, iris, tulips



Monday, October 13, 2008

Screen Door

Yay! Today my new screen/storm door was finally installed! So excited. It has a pull down screen that is the top half of the door. Can't wait for the weather to turn a bit more to fall and enjoy some cool breezes.













































Sunday, October 12, 2008

State Fair

Last post of pictures for now....yesterday I went to the State Fair with my friend Sarah and her mom. Our only mistake was choosing TX/OU weekend to attend. When the game was over and 90,000+ people poured out of the Cotton Bowl, it was sheer craziness. Of course, we really go for all the fun fair food - some new creations each year, plus the old standbys. This year we tasted Fried Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Fried Smores, Fried Snickers, Fletcher's Corny Dogs, Sliders, Sweet Potato Fries, bread pudding, pizza and more!













































Big Tex himself
















yummy fried grilled cheese sandwich, with tomato soup dipping sauce
















sweet potato fries and sliders















the butter scuplture....this year, playing on the King Tut exhibit at the Dallas Museum of Art



































Boris, the largest pig in the world


















the sand sculpture - again playing the Egyptian theme
















































Utah trip photos



So, on Wednesday afternoon we were able to go up to Flaming Gorge, north of Vernal. The gorge is about 1700 feet deep -- so the water in places is probably about 400 feet deep. It was pretty amazing.

















































I have a crazy co worker who sat way out on the edge of the rocks -- you can barely see him in the photo above.

We also chased and watched a female big horn sheep for a while. She let us get pretty close, and then we were able to watch her jump down a skinny crevice in the rocks.












































































And then, the crew rigging up the poles for our late afternoon fishing expedition.....


Kelly's wedding photos

Finally! Blogger is letting me upload photos....

Kelly & Adrian got married last weekend at a great old cotton mill. It was amazing. Great old wood and very creative decor came together seamlessly. It was so beautiful.