Thursday, June 30, 2011

Z is for Zoo

I went last summer with my siblings, SIL's and my amazing niece and nephews. It was so much fun seeing the joy in their eyes as they watched animals and played together. It's such a forever memory. I didn't have a photo of all of us together, or even any of the kids together, so here's the 1 animal photo I took. ha!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Y is for Yankee

That's me! Of course I never really realized it until I moved south of the Mason Dixon line just over 6.5 years ago =o) Now, sometimes it's hard to forget, but other times? I just blend right in darlin'!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

X is for the X-Ray Technicians Dilemma

Have you ever made up a game with friends but you feel crazy when you try to explain it? That's where the X-Ray Technicians Dilemma came from. It's a (non-drinking) game using the alphabet and basically we could never think of anything for X. So, what do you think his dilemma is?

(photo from here)

Monday, June 27, 2011

W is for Wanderlust

    1. very strong or irresistible impulse to travel

(photo from here)


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

U is for Unbelievable

Remember yesterday when I did T is for Thirty? I said I was thirty for a little while longer? Really it was just for 24 hours longer... Today is my 31st birthday! Happy Birthday, Me =o)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

365 Pieces of Me

365 Pieces of Me, a set on Flickr.
Taking a break in my alphabet to share the now finished 365 Day Photo Challenge that I started on 6/24/2010! You can also see every day if you go to my other blog! =o)

T is for Thirty

… my age… for a little while longer ;o) So far it has been such an awesome year!! I have enjoyed it o-so-much all the way from New Orleans until now…

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

S is for Siblings & SIL's

Meet my brothers and Sister-in-laws. They're pretty awesome, aren't they? It's not often enough I get to go home to Chicago and spend time with my family, but when I do I love that these four relatives of mine make time to specifically spend time with me in their busy schedules. I love spending time with them (and their kids!)!

(top photo stolen from my oldest brothers photos from a recent trip they took!)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

R is for my two R’s!

They’re two of my best friends, share a first name, got engaged to their now husbands the same week and got married on the same day (luckily for me, one was a morning wedding and the other was an evening wedding!)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Q is for Quest

I literally started looking at a dictionary to find a word with Q and it worked! I'm on a quest right now... a quest into family history, a quest into genealogy. I'm really enjoying learning about grandparents and great great aunts and uncles and I can't wait to see where my journey leads.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

O is for Organic.

I wish, wish, wish I lived closer than 30-45 minutes away from my nearest organically grown/made/created store! Specifically, I wish the town I lived in would have a Whole Foods or Trader Joes! I think we are definitely a large enough town to sustain a store like that and then I wouldn't just have to dream about it...

(photos from here and here)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

N is for Niece and Nephews!

I have the most adorable intelligent AMAZING niece & nephews in the world!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

M is for my Mom

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:25-31

Monday, June 13, 2011

K is for Knitting

I know how to! I've been working on projects on and off for a while now, but I'm trying to get up the nerve to start another blanket. Nothing fancy, just something else to help keep me warm in the winter. I learned to knit in the 4th grade for school after we read a book called The Mile Long Muffler (I'm determined to own it someday!).

Saturday, June 11, 2011

J is for (Captain) Jack Sparrow

Not for any reason other than I saw the midnight showing of Pirates of the Caribbean... It was AWESOME!!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

I is for Inspiration

…and finding it everywhere. I think one of the biggest compliments I have ever received went something like this, “I love how you see beauty in even the littlest things, like ice on a branch. I don’t’ even notice until you point it out”. It was a humbling compliment.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

H is for Hats!

 I *heart* hats!! I have an entire album on facebook dedicated to me wearing hats of all kinds and I really wish they would come back into style so I could wear them everywhere!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

G is for the Guys.

 It’s what I’ve referred to them as for years! It’s hard to believe I’ve know them all for almost 13 years now.I also don't know what I do without them (even though I don't get to see them often enough!)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

F is for F.

 My best friend since grade school… we haven’t lived in the same state since we were 21, but miles don’t matter. She’s married now and has a BEAUTIFUL baby girl that I love seeing photos and videos of, and I can’t wait to someday actually meet.

Monday, June 6, 2011

E is for ee cummings

The crazy poet that likes to use random punctuation and seemingly doesn’t make any sense at all. But he actually does. Now that I’m getting older this poet I once very much disliked has become a favorite. It begs the question, Do I just understand him now that I’m older or do I just make the time to understand him now that I’m older, or do the years I’ve had to learn about life since I studied him freshman year of high school give me the understanding I needed?

To read all of my ee poems on the blog, click here.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

June Music

I know its a late post, but a post for today, none the less! When I went to the conference in Chicago, Keith and Kristyn Getty did our music. I was so touched my their music. I hope you enjoy what was essentially our theme music for the conference...

Saturday, June 4, 2011

D is for Dad.

What can I say, I'm beyond blessed to have a dad who is an earthly representation of my Heavenly Father.