Saturday, January 19, 2008

Wedding Info

Ok, so in response to the several responses/questions I've gotten since my post, Manda's fiancee is very nice. We like him, although he is shy, so he doesn't fit in so well yet. He is from Nigeria. No, they are not getting married so he can stay in the country. His name is Tem, actually its Temitope. His dad is a recently retired CEO for Unicef and his mom is a nurse. He has siblings, but I don't remember how many. I think he has two sisters, both married, and at least one brother, who is a lawyer. I think. They me through her roomate, who is dating Tem's friend. We all wish they would wait longer, but they don't see the point. They love each other so why wait. Oh, and, to clarify, she is not prego;) (She gets asked that all the time!!) The wedding will be relatively small, so if your family/you do not get an invite, please don't be offended. We are working on a very limited budget and time schedule. Any other questions, I probably don't know the answers!!

Friday, January 18, 2008

I NEED a Break!!

Ok, so I can`t see straight because I`ve been staring at the sewing machine forever, so I`m taking a break. I found this on another blog, so I`m copying it! It quite funny! Enjoy! (I really like exclamation points today, hmmm.)

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Patches Equinox

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Strawberry Sugar

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) TGIL

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Magenta Bulldog

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Lynn Lethbridge

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
The Red Shirley

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
Brian Eric

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
Vanilla Toffee

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
Eric (Ok, so I don`t think this one really would work for me. My mom has no middle name)

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Wolsey Washington

12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
Summer Lily

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Mango Socky

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
Peanut Willow

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)
The Sewing Lightning Tour (ooh, sounds intimidating!)


Ok, so I know I said I'd only post once in January, but we've had a big happening in our family that just couldn't wait. Amanda has gotten engaged and is getting married February 23rd! Ah! So now, I have even more craziness to deal with! Life is a complete gong show, but it keeps moving along, so I guess I have to move with it!! Oh, and did I mention that I`m taking a class at the college. Actually I`m taking two classes. One is a pattern drafting class and one is a living healthy class. I`m excited about both. I actually haven`t started the living healthy class yet. It starts this coming week, but I`ve been doing really well in the pattern drafting class. Its super exciting. Ok, so thats more than I actually have time to write, but there it is.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

New Year's Revolution

Ok, here goes. As this is most likely going to be my only post this month, it is going to be a big one. Lets start with Christmas. It was fantastic, for the most part. While we were at James' parent's house Christmas Day, I got a cold from James' mom, what a great gift. Sadly, I have not been able to get rid of it since. Today, I almost feel human, but am not quite there yet. Fortunately, the rest of our Christmas went very well. TJ got spoiled like crazy, as did the rest of us. TJ loved opening presents. He especially liked helping Uncle Terry open his presents. Terry, however, was not so sure about this.

This is actually Terry's present TJ is opening. Terry just gave up after a little bit.I just like this one!

For our present, my parents took our family on a vaction to Disneyworld!! It was very exciting. I have decided I found where I want to live. I LOVED Florida. I know I will never get to live there, but a girl can dream. We had a blast. The only part that wasnt great was that it got COLD. Not just wimpy cold, but 1 or 2 degrees celsius cold. Not fun!! Oh well, we all survived and had a great time doing it!

TJ loved giving EVERYONE kisses!! If he couldn't get to them, he would blow them kisses!

His first mouse ear hat!

Playing peek-a-boo with Scar

As you probably know, I LOVE the Muppets, so I was thrilled to go to the Muppet 3D Theater and find this GREAT fountain!! And no, I am not wearing the poncho because of the fountain. This was the day it started getting cold and it poured rain. I was soaked because Jessica and I went looking for ponchos for all of us. Yet I still put the poncho on afterwards, hmmm.....We went on a backlot tour at Disney MGM (soon to be Disney Hollywood) on one of the days when it was cold. We we all bundled up. But it was SO worth it because I got to see the COSTUME SHOP!! I told James that someday I will work there. Wishful thinking again, but I can't help it!

We spent New Year's Eve in Disneyworld, then headed to our hotel and went swimming. It was lots of fun. And now, here we are, more than a week into the new year. This year is going to be a big one for me. One way or another, things are not going to be the same this time next year. I have decided that I am not making resolutions this year. Rather, I am hosting a revolution. I have let myself dissapper over the past few years and I am going to find me again. I am making several drastic changes in virtually every aspect of my life. I won't bore you with all the details, but I will tell you some of the major points. I am doing this mainly so I can have someone to report to who keep me accountable. So, here goes...

Revolution #1 my health

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have changed the way and what I eat as well as increased my exercise time. The doctors think they have finally pinpointed why my body won't let me lose weight, so I am now on a special diet to try and kickstart things. Most importantly though, I making time in my life for this part of my life.

Revolution #2 my spirit

I have become very lax in spiritual matters and it stops now. I am going to get back in the habit of really studying my church materials and sincerely praying. Simple primary answers, but the change they can bring is phenomenal!

Revolution #3 my business

I am starting my own line of materntiy clothes. Right now, I'm making diaper bags for a local store and saving every penny to fund my line. I'll keep you posted, but things are looking really good right now in this area.

Revolution #4 me

I am taking time to find myself. I am playing the piano more and seriously considering starting lessons again. However, my business has to be more established before I do too much learning new things! So, I'm focusing on setting aside a little time each day to read, play piano or relax. I have also set up a scrapping day with some of my family every other week. Finally, I'm in the process of getting a playgroup together, more for me than for TJ, but he'll have fun too!

As you can see, I've got a lot on my plate, but I love it. I feel alive and excited. I'm seeing progress in many areas already and can't wait to see what the year brings!!

Happy New Year