A few of my favorite things…

Winter Edition
 My red mittens with a button so my fingers can be free. 
 My black sweater which allows me to see the actual shape of snowflakes.
My very first scarf wrapped around my neck and a comfy pair of jeans. 
What are some of your favorite things?

Sick Days and Snow Days

Sick days and snow days don’t overlap, or so a friend told the husband in response to my illness yesterday.

Remember that snow? Well, it turned into 5ish inches between Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon.

Pretty cool huh? Today, it’s just cold. Really cold. Like -14 with windchill cold.

Sadly, I was very, very sick yesterday, which was not what I had planned for my snow day. Hopefully, though, the illness has passed and I am venturing out into the country and taking photos, because there are some amazing shots to be had when it comes to snow.

For now, enjoy some of these from Sunday, and I will be back soon.

This one might just be my favorite.

Winter Holidays in 2010

Wanna see my holidays?

Belated Family Thanksgiving

Last year, we started a tradition of doing Thanksgiving after the fact.  We wanted one holiday which we could spend with all of our friends, since a lot of people travel for the others. Last year was a lot of fun, and this year did not disappoint.

Hanukkah

And, we went to a Hanukkah party. Remember?

Ugly Sweater Party

And then there was an ugly sweater party with some past coworkers. I wore a Santa sweater.

In between, I turned 23 which meant a spectacular spaghetti party with good friends. Have I told you that I kind of love my life?

Christmas presents!

Then, of course my parents were in town for a week which was a blast. I love the wrapping paper EVERYWHERE after opening gifts. Some of my favorite photos.

Masquerade Ball

And finally, we make it to New Years Eve where we went to a masquerade ball. I made our masks, curled my hair, wore make up and a cute blue party dress. It felt like -15 outside but it was worth it. We danced to the Beatles and we rang in the New Year. That put 2011 off to an amazing start.

How were your holidays?

2010 in 12 Photos

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
One more post about 2010, and then I’ll be done. You’ll like it. It’s my recap letter. 
Happy Monday {night} y’all!

Lost Photos Found!

My husband got our back up system, back up and working (like that pun?).  On said back up, are photos of mine, some dating back 5 years. Wow. 

Below are some of my favorites.

This is a really photo heavy post, just as a warning.

2005:
 For my 18th birthday, it “snowed.” It amazes me that this is what I considered to be snow and ice.
 This was at a retreat I went to with a boyfriend. 
And this was at a Mission Trip I did in the Cumberland Mountains. Our main project was digging an outhouse (whaaa?) which needed to be about 5 feet deep.  Since I was 4′ 11″ (I am not anymore!), I was being used as the measuring stick. Heh. 
I spent Spring Break 2006 in New Orleans with Campus Crusade doing rebuilding.  It was incredible and probably one of my favorite service trips I’ve ever done.  It was amazing the devastation and amazing the number of people who gave up their Spring Break to be there. Creepiest part, though… They found a body while we were walking along the 9th Ward.

  My parents and I, along with a once dear friend went on a family vacation to Santa Fe as a last time thing.  And that was wonderful too.  Please note that my mom and dad look exactly the same in 2006 as they do now. Thank you good genes.

Before I left for SHSU, The Lindsey’s and I spent the evening eating a very expensive dinner. A very expensive, tasty, and dolled up dinner. It was fabulous.
Then, I moved to SHSU.  These photos are from my parent’s visiting for Parent’s Weekend. Funny story about the 3rd picture: After that lunch, my parents told me I would marry one of those two boys.  🙂 Note that my husband is in the back right corner — with the hat.
2007:
 My favorite photo of one of my dearest friends.
 Summer 2007 was spent in Michigan doing some hardcore, intense research.  Both the worst and best summer of my life.
I made some amazing, wonderful, incredible friends who I still talk to on basically a daily basis. 
One of the worst parts was being so homesick.  But, Fort Wayne was all of three hours away and my aunt kidnapped me to spend the 4th with them, which was a much needed respite from all of it. 
2008:
My grandmother passed away the day before my 21st birthday. She was such an amazing woman.
And this, these are the photos from my birthday celebration!

I have so many others, but I really like these.  It’s really cool to find photos like this again.  And to see how I’ve change…wow! I’m loving this.