Monday, December 17, 2007

Popcorn Cake

I got an email from my friend Melissa asking when she was going to get her popcorn cake so I went over to my moms to make some popcorn cakes. I love that my family's Christmas tradition has become a tradition for her also.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

fran healy on how to write a song

This is so beautiful but at the same time makes me a little sad.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Dad

My dad turned 65 Friday December 7th and for his present I decided to give him what really makes him happy food. Saturday my parents along with myself and two Brothers Mark & Eric made our way out to Lo Lo's in Phoenix for some good old southern food. We got there at a good time and did not even have to really wait. Notice in the pictures Marks plate he and my dad got the same thing and decided to see who could finish it. It was three pieces of fried chicken, two (thin) waffles, scrambled eggs with cheese and a bowl of grits. Neither of them finished their grits Mark tried to pretend that he liked them (that is why I was taking pictures of him trying to catch his yum face). It was a lot of fun and my dad got to see where Amare Stoudemire signed their wall. You might wonder how he knew Stoudemire had signed the wall, well when I told him where we were going he googled it. Then on Sunday we were talking about it and my brother Brett was talking a lot about it and I guess he also had googled it. Father like son huh.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Being A Girl Rocks

Recently I have had some experiences that have made me realize two things, first that even though I complain about being a crazy girl, that being a crazy girl has its perks. Second I am 26 and it has been 10 years since I was sixteen.

Experience Number One A few weeks ago I witnessed something that made me miss being a teenage girl. My friends little sister was on her computer and received a message from a boy she liked and could not reply because she was too excited and flustered, it was really cute.

Experience Number Two In the movie Enchanted there is a scene that has singing & dancing full on musical style which I loved, but a friend I have who just happens to be male said at the same point that he wished he had a fork to gouge his eyes out with. At another point in the movie Patrick Dempsey A.K.A Dr McDreamy was doing something rather McDreamy and the women behind me squealed with delight.

Experience Number Three While running some errands for work I drove by a Christmas tree lot and remembered something that happened to me at a Christmas tree lot when I was a freshman in high school. I have to say that the memory made me laugh out loud. My parents, my younger sister Debbie, my younger brother Eric and I all went to go pick out a Christmas tree. After we tell the sales guy which one we want he sends over a guy to take it to our truck. The guy just happens to be a senior at my school and I just happen to have a big fat crush on him. My dad says he is going to go pay and asks if I will show him where the truck is. I am sure my jaw must have been dropped because I was in complete shock and totally embarrassed. But I manage to show him to our truck, but then had some difficulty getting the tailgate open. It was kind of stuck which of course made me even more embarrassed, on top of that my little brother comes walking by signing to himself. At this point Debbie who has just witnessed all this knows she is about to loose it. So she opens the cab of the truck and falls face first onto the seat so she can muffle her laughs. Oh the humiliation of it all thankfully Debbie and I had a good laugh then and when I called her to remind her.

Experience Number Four The other night Mimi came over and Alexis and I were telling her about meeting Travis and of course I got all excited and could not stop smiling again. We also watched some movie clips of Mimi’s boyfriend Henry. It was a great night of smiling, laughing and sharing crazy girl moments.

All these experience have made me realize that even though I might complain about being a crazy girl, that I completely love parts of being a crazy girl. I love having my heart flutter, or not being able to form a coherent thought when a crush is talking to you. Or being with your girlfriends and being so excited and happy that you are screaming, laughing, jumping and squeezing one another. Being a girl rocks! Ok most of the time anyway.