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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Project 365: Day 19- December 19th

“When it snows, you have two choices: shovel or make snow angels”

Today, we made snow angels and played in the beautiful snow that fell during the night! I LOVE snow. I LOVE cold. This is by far my favorite time of year! Broke my heart when I had to come inside, but I was absolutely freezing!


Don't mind this picture (haha) I look like I'm in serious pain, but it was freezing and Brad was taking forever to take the picture!


"The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.”
[Joseph Wood Krutch]

Later on was a trip to "The Nutcracker" which, I thought, was incredible. Here are a few pictures from that.


[Mom and Dad]

[He thinks he's cool. I know I am, haha]


[This is what Brad did during The Nutcracker]



[We were happy!]

Seriously- don't take your family for granted. I am blessed with some amazing people in my life and I am learning to truly be grateful. I love you all.

I love the snow. I love this time. Cheers to Project 365 and the snow. I love you both <3>

Friday, December 18, 2009

Project 365: Day 18- December 18th

When a child is born, so are grandmothers. ~Judith Levy

Today was a day spent with Grandma! We took her to our favorite little restaurant about 10 minutes out of town and enjoyed a great meal with her! This place gives you TONS of food, for cheap. I ordered the Bacon Cheeseburger (no pickle or ketchup) with spicy curly fries and mustard. (Yeah, I kind of didn't follow the whole 'low fat diet' thing.. oops!) And of course, I got their famous sweet tea that I am still currently sipping on! Everyone else got their favorite meals and we had a lot of fun. The owners are great people that make sure you never leave hungry! We joke around with them a lot because they typically know what we eat and drink.. right down to what we don't get on our burgers! It's fabulous! It's a little place with only about 4 tables, but it doesn't stop a steady flow of traffic coming in and out every single day.

That's Mom and her momma! Two beautiful ladies.



And we joked with Grandma here that she was in between the "twin towers." (hehe) She's so tiny.. I think she's about 4'11" hehe! But we love her! We decided to get a picture right in front of the sign so we could always remember where we went today!

I cherish these memories because life is like a quick vapor. It's here today and gone tomorrow. I love my grandma and appreciate her presence in my life and I never want to take a single second with her for granted. Not just her, but every single person in my life. Life is just too short to be bickering among each other... to let arguments keep you from loving. As humans with families, we have to remember to put aside the shortcomings we each have and remember our purpose. People come and go in our lives... let there never be regrets, ill feelings, or a day that goes by where you don't tell them you love them.

Cheers to Project 365 and to my Grandma! You both are a blessing in my life.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Project 365: Day 17- December 17th

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other. ~Burton Hillis

Today we Christmas shopped! But of course, we took a little bit of time out of our schedule to pose for a picture haha! We were wandering around the mall... came into Hat World.. and saw these crazy suckers! haha! Christmas is my favorite time of year. It seems people are more giving, spirits are happier, and smiles are everywhere! And today you could see that on our faces! Christmas shopping isn't just fun, it's crazy when you do it with my family! I can honestly say there's never a dull moment... as you can see by the next few pictures I decided to take...



Mandy Moore said "My body is changing. I just got boobs...." And well, I am going to try and tell this story with as much class as possible (so if you're offended-- eek, sorry haha!) So, I have boobs now HAHA... Wanna know how I know? Okay, we all venture into Tumbleweed cause my mom had these amazing coupons for there! We order our food, my salad comes out, along with all of our drinks and my dad says "You have a string hanging from your shirt..." Well, the string was hanging along my chest and hung down into my shirt. I was in a hurry (because I was starving) and decided to just kind of scrape the string into my shirt... however, I did this using my thumb that had a broken nail.. so as I scoot the string to hide it, I seriously scratched the inner part of my boob which HURT SO BAD and I yelled "Oh my gosh! I think I just scraped off my nipple!" I didn't mean to raise my voice and I wasn't doing it to cause a scene, but you know what happens when you're in pain right? You don't think. Now you're all probably scratching your head thinking that this wouldn't hurt, but let me tell you-- it does. and I seriously was bleeding. No lie. My mom and dad were so embarrassed and of course this was the moment when the entire room decided to get quiet... so there were some stares, but everyone could tell by the tears in my eyes that I had been wounded. However, after the initial moment.. they had to giggle and mom says "Project 365 material right there." haha..... Nail to Nipple. It was tragic.

Needless to say, I felt better, ate my food, and we continued shopping. Then
came my favorite part of Christmas shopping... wrapping presents!
It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air. So, Christmas in my heart definitely put it in the air around here! I love buying gifts and watching people open them! It's my favorite thing. Just to see their faces light up... smile.. be excited! I'd rather buy gifts and watch people open them then receive gifts myself. Of course, I took the easy way out and used boxes and bags, but hey, it's the thought that counts right?

Cheers to Project 365 and a day with my family. You both keep me entertained... <3>

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Project 365: Day 16- December 16th




William McBride stated, He used to say he would rather lie down in the middle of the street and get hit by a truck than play bingo.

Well, honestly, I'd rather play Bingo. My mom printed off about 25 Bingo cards for us to use on Christmas Eve with the rest of the family and we were doing a practice run tonight (haha.) I love Bingo though.. but I HATE losing, which is what I seemed to excel at tonight LOL My mom won all the games, but see, we are pretty sure she had it rigged. She was calling the numbers..... *hmmm* Guess we'll never know. But I am so excited to play this on Christmas Eve with the rest of the fam!

Cheers to Project 365 and Bingo. You both keep me entertained.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Project 365: Day 15- December 15th

I don't know how well you can see our lovely pins but they say "I <3>

Monday, December 14, 2009

Project 365: Day 14- December 14th


Shigeru Miyamoto stated, Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock and roll. It's true.
See, I'm not really down with all of the new gaming systems. I'm more of a 90s chick. The Super NES came out in the 90s right? Well either way, I'm down like the economy. Did you like that? I mixed the 90s with the 00s (you know the 2000s haha) So, what have I spent massive hours doing these past few days? You guessed it. Playing Super Mario World. I got a Super NES hooked up in my room (yes, I completely went old school) and thus began my complete addiction. As you can see, I'm to Chocolate Island. It seems like it took me a great deal of time to even get there (haha). The land is an odd color because I totally dominated Star World today (after 50,000 attempts at completing Outrageous) and the land, waters, etc. changed colors on me! Thank heavens though, I am well on my way to defeating Bowser! Next on the agenda... after Super Mario World? Donkey Kong 3.
Cheers to Project 365 and to the inventors of Super NES because I am hooked... again :)


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Project 365: Day 13- December 13th


I don't care how poor a man is... as long as he has family... he's rich.

Tonight we celebrated my dad's accomplishments as he completed the first half of his education at the SOMA school. This is a great achievement and I could not be more proud of him. I saw this man working hard all of my life doing whatever he could to provide for our family. He worked in metal, making baskets, the food industry.... It didn't matter. He sacrificed so that we could have the life that we had. And now, he is 43 years old and decided to go back to school to get a higher education. He is currently in his final quarters of Sports & Fitness Management at our local college and he is working towards a business degree at SOMA simultaneously. He was honored tonight for his dedication, commitment, and perseverance. And he deserved every bit of recognition. My dad is a role model. Sure, we have had our tough times in life. We have butt heads quite often.. and there are quite a few arguments I can recall, but regardless, he has always been there for me through the tough times. We have always been there to support one another and push one another. He is a great dad and as I said before, I couldn't be more proud of him. I seriously have an amazing family. My mom is one of my best friends. She is always there with unconditional love and support. My brother Corey is my best friend. My sister Jennifer shows me what being truly fearless is. And my brother Brad is a worker and has showed me what it means to push yourself to be the best you can be. I love each and every one of them.

Cheers to Project 365 and to my dad. You're doing an amazing job... keep it up!