Monday, March 31, 2008

Back to work, back to blogging

Since for some crazy reason I was more busy last week than when I actually go to work I didn't have any time to blog or to take pictures for that matter. I really wish I would have got my camera out more but at least I took some on Easter. Hopefully the nice weather will give me more of a reason to get my camera out!

Here are some from Easter:

I got Richie to pose for a quick before he changed out of his church clothes.

This kid is trained so well!! He sees the camera come out and makes this face on his own! He is probably my only willing subject.

Me and Baby Ava. This was the first time I got to meet her. She is so sweet!

Richie and his Dad. I think I know what my husband will look like in 20 years.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I can't wait to have kids...

so I don't have to stalk the dog around the house with my camera to get shots like this.

I don't have any other willing subjects so it seems like I only take pictures of Cyan. She is so lazy she won't even bother to get up and walk away anymore.

Hopefully I will get some good ones of the nieces and nephews on Easter.

Friday, March 14, 2008

100 things about me

This is me...

1. I love to take pictures.
2. I don't have many pictures of me alone. It took forever for me to find one to put in this post.
3. I love peanut butter on ritz crackers.
4. Immature people annoy me.
5. I hate confrontation and will do almost anything to avoid it.
6. I almost drowned when I was little.
7. I get very upset when I feel like people are taking advantage of me.
8. I'm nice to everyone, even people I don't like.
9. I want to be smart when I grow up.
10. I'm addicted to reading other people's blogs. I think it makes me feel like what I'm doing is ok when I see others in the same position.
11. My favorite colors are pink, green and brown.
12. I'm overwhelmed with the family I will be marrying into.
13. I'm an only child.
14. I don't want my children to grow up like I did.
15. I have short, skinny legs.
16. I'm scared of the dark.
17. I love dark chocolate.
18. My favorite store is Khols.
19. I always want to get Chic-fil-a for lunch when I go shopping on Saturday.
20. I'm not as tough as I used to be.
21. My favorite movie is My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
22. I read all the time and keep track of all the books I read in a notebook.
23. My first car was a 1986 Pontiac 6000.
24. I love bed sheets!
25. I cry a lot, even though I try not to.
26. I loved being in Europe and am scared I will never get to go back.
27. Polo shirts are a staple in my wardrobe.
28. I need a new pair of running shoes but I am super picky about them and can't find anything I like.
29. I got a 4.0 2nd 9-weeks of my sophomore year in high school.
30. I almost always wear slip-on shoes or flip flops. If I have shoes that have laces I tie them once and then slip them on and off.
31. I want to have kids but am scared to be responsible for them.
32. I love to watch baseball.
33. I almost never get to pick what we watch on tv.
34. My closet is organized by colors.
35. I hate when things are piled up instead of put away.
36. I have to buy my capris in the girls department because my legs are so short.
37. I have never paid for a haircut, my mom cuts it.
38. I had to go to tutoring when I was in middle school for math.
39. I want to be a photographer for serious, not just for fun.
40. When I was in 3rd grade my teacher dropped a stapler on my head.
41. I have journals from when I was in high school and college.
42. I love fountain pens.
43. I used to be a tomboy and still have sports jerseys that are 3 sizes to big in my closet.
44. I never thought I would be a teacher. I always wanted to be a lawyer or something else.
45. I love going to concerts and have been to probably about 30 since 1997.
46. I don't really have any friends that I still talk to from high school or college.
47. I love Mount Union and am really proud to tell people that I went to school there.
48. When I was in high school I used to ask my mom if we could get an exchange student.
49. I should be doing other things instead of typing up this list.
50. I name almost everything (cars, stuffed animals, computers, pens, etc.) It's my mom's fault.
51. I like scrapbooking but don't do it enough to keep up with all my pictures.
52. I want to be a published author.
53. I keep score when I watch Jeopardy.
54. Vanilla is my favorite sent.
55. I funny about smells. If something smells strange I don't want anything to do with it.
56. I'm trying to make myself a better person.
57. I love puzzles or any kind.
58. I used to make car models with my step-dad.
59. He is more of a parent to me than my real dad will ever be.
60. I learned more from Jim Adkins than I ever realized.
61. I continually find myself making friends with the same type of people no matter how much I try not to associate with people who will, in the end, take advantage of me.
62. I think Jesus is a pretty cool guy.
63. I get excited about simple stuff.
64. I don't get enough sleep.
65. I always try to get things done early. I hate the pressure of finishing at the last min.
66. I scored higher than 90% of the people who took the Praxis II PLT at the same time I did.
67. I didn't feel prepared for my job when I started working.
68. I want to learn Greek and Italian
69. I mix up the colors yellow and orange and brown and gray.
70. I always put my feet on the coffee table when I sit at the couch and my mom hates it.
71. I love how Cyan greets us at the door and is so excited to see her people.
72. I get really attached to silly things and refuse to throw them away.
73. I am intimidated by people who I think are smarter than me.
74. I need to apologize to everyone I was mean to when I was 13.
75. I don't like to be scared.
76. I get irritated when kids feel they can tell me what to do all day.
77. I hate how I take my feelings from work home with me.
78. I think prayer actually works.
79. Jimmy Buffett songs + a hammock + sunshine = a nice afternoon.
80. I love the band U2.
81. I didn't start listening to country until I met my soon to be husband.
82. I wish I could just call him my husband, I like that word better than fiance.
83. I want to go to Colorado and Utah.
84. I've been to 6 countries.
85. I want to name my kids Elijah and Brooklynn
86. I have will power when it comes to saving money but not when chocolate is involved.
87. My dream car is a Mini Cooper.
88. I will probably live in Ohio my whole life.
89. I wish I wasn't so unsure of myself sometimes.
90. Jimmie John's is my favorite sub shop.
91. I'm still not an adult.
92. I love my Gram.
93. I have had a subscription to Rolling Stone magazine since I was a freshman in high school.
94. I don't know how I define success.
95. I like NASCAR ,corn hole, country music and pickup trucks but I'm not a redneck.
96. I used to think I would never get married.
97. I hurt my shoulder playing golf when I was 17 and it still hurts sometimes.
98. I work my butt off to make things look like they are easy for me.
99. I have had my wedding dance song picked out since before we started dating.
100. I can't believe I actually came up with a list of 100 things about me. It took way longer than I thought it would!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

me hearts you

Q's @ your Fiance
How did you meet?:at school/work
What was your 1st impression of them?:wow, he's really tall
Was it <3>not really
How long was it until you two were together?:-5 days
What day did you become "an item"?:idk. It was in April
Do you break up & make up?:nope
Can he make you cry easily?:yeah
Who usually says their sorry 1st?:I say I'm sorry even when I have nothing to do with the problem
Who said I love you 1st?:he did
What was their reaction?:I was panicked
Hows the sex?:
Would you stay with them if the sex was bad?:
What their best physical feature?:eyes
Whats their best quality?:he's soooooooooooo nice
At what point did you relize they were the one?:after about 4 months of dating
What day did they propse?:8-15-07
How did they propose?:with a present
What was your reaction?:I snatched that ring so fast and put it on!
Did you love the ring?:yep
Did you set a date yet?:uh huh
Do you have children or plan to?:don't have them but want to
Whats the best material present they've gotten you?:my speed light for my d40
How do they look in the morning?:the same as they do all the time
1 thing you love about them?:he's so helpful
1 thing you can't stand about them?:I "seen" that
One think you'd change if you could?:his crazy step mom, can we trade her in?
Whats their clothing style?:skinny
Would you change it?:not really
Do they talk to members of the oppisite sex?:I guess
Do you?:yeah
Would you cheat?:no
Would they?:I don't think so
Whats their favorite color?:blue
Whats their favorite food?:sunflower seeds and beef jerky
Whats their favorite style of your hair?:anything I do with it as long as I don't ask him if he likes it
Do they want to make love too much?:
Do you?:
Will you stay with them forever?:hopefully
How do you know?:other wise we wouldn't be getting married
Opps I forgot!
Do they have kids by someone else before you?:no
How many? What age?:
Will you love them as yours?:
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Silly Survey

Fifteen Random Questions About....Whatever (Yet Another Silly Survey)
The world is going to end in 24 hours. How do you spend your last day?:taking pictures
What is the biggest regret of your life so far?:some choices I made during college
What is one dream you haven't fulfilled?:to be better today than I was yesterday
What is one dream you HAVE fulfilled?:making something of my life
Cats or dogs? Or neither?:dogs
Which would you choose, great beauty or a long life?:long life
What's the best band EVER?:U2
PC or MAC?:MAC!!!
Would the world be worse or better off without cell phones?:less stressful
Who's the nicest person you ever met?:Ben (I can't remember his last name) from college
Who's the meanest person you ever met?:Mrs Abbonizio (we called her Mrs Abbo-b****h-io
If you could be anywhere else right now, where would you be?:on the coast of somewhere beautiful
What's the worst movie you ever saw? And the best?:worst: Jeepers Creepers, best: A Beautiful Mind
What superpower would you like to have (if any)?:none, I'm already super!!
If I could change one thing about my life, it would be....:my stress level/ lack of patience at home
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Monday, March 10, 2008

It's how deep?!?!

So deep that if I ever see a snow shovel again it will be too soon.
So deep that both my car and Richie's car got stuck in the drive way.

So deep that my back is killing me when I try to sit up straight.

So deep that Cyan had second thoughts...

but decided to go off the deck any way.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Me in a nutshell

Of course the most important things are my pictures.

This is from a wedding last June. Nicholas took it of me while I was taking pictures of the ceremony. So, yeah... I took a picture of myself taking a picture. Ha!

These are the pictures and my Valentine on top of my armoire. I should probably change the pictures since they are all from last summer. The valentine is one of those fun ones that plays music.

These are my awards from Mount. I'm pretty proud of them. The second one down is a letter to the editor that I wrote a few years ago. I was so excited that they actually published it in the Repository.

Last but not least... my pig collection. My mom started it for me when she bought me the beanie baby one in the middle.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Name game

This made me laugh, especially after a long day of testing/grading.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pet, current car): Buster Saturn
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME (fave ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe): Cherry Vanilla Crocs
3. YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN NAME (favorite color, favorite animal): Pink Puppy
4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, city where you were born): Anne Canton
5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name): Folst
6. SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color, favorite drink): Green Iced Tea
7. NASCAR NAME (the first names of your grandfathers): Donald William Jeffery James Loren
(I have lots of grandpas!)

8. STRIPPER NAME ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent,favorite candy): Warm Vanilla Sugar Chocolate
9. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Natoli Naples
10. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Fall Daisy
11. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing rightnow) Pineapple sweater
12. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Oatmeal Palm

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

So many books, so little time...

Some of my favorites. I like to pick one author and read all of their books, but then I have to wait for them to write new ones. I've read all of the Nicholas Sparks books and have moved on to Jodi Picoult.

My window seat (that I don't use) and my diploma from Mount. I keep it out since it cost so much and I'm still paying for it!

The rest of my window seat. The lighting isn't so great in this picture. I think it was the reflection from the glass that makes this look so bad.

I have more from my room but you will have to wait until later for those :oP

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Desperately seeking summer...

After the super nice day yesterday waking up to pouring rain did not put me in the best mood. It seems to have had the same effects on almost everyone. So I thought maybe I would find some photos that remind me of summer. These are some of my favorites from last spring/summer.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Just keep swimming...

On Saturday we went to watch Nicholas swim in the league swim meet. This was only the 2nd swim meet we have ever gone to and I must admit that I have a new respect for sports photographers. The Nat has terrible lighting and of course he was swimming in the last lane which was the farthest from us! Of course he swam in the first and last events so we had to stay the whole time! Everyone starts looking the same after a while in swim trunks and goggles.

This was the 200 IM (I think)

One from the end of the day. I wish it wasn't so dark!

One of Victoria. She is going to be our flower girl in October.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Summer Reminder

I can't wait until the snow melts.