Monday, August 17, 2009

Still Here...

...and still summering! I apologize for the brief hiatus. Cross my heart I am trying to get back into the swing of posting on a regular basis. These pics were taken along the Detroit Riverfront at the Ren Cen Plaza last weekend. We had so much fun! That place is wonderful.

Oh, and pssssttttt...DUCF 2009 applications are now up! Trying to get my brain together to narrow down what I want to make so I can get my app in.

What is new with you all? In a nutshell, I have been signing Q up for ballet, planning a party at our house, planning some handmade gifts, eating lots of ice cream (bad, bad!), still Jazzercising, Wii'ing, estate saling, zoo'ing, having some fun with those two little girls of ours, and last but not least, figuring out how I'm going to handle my boss leaving for another City (he's been at our City for 28 years and my boss for 12 years!). Phew!

Can you believe summer's almost over?? I have to admit something-- we were watching The Office last week. It was an old ep where Michael goes to NYC, and he decides to go get a "New York slice" from his fave pizza place (Sbarro, ha!!!). He was all bundled up, and you could see his breath and MAN did that make me crave some cold weather. Am I sick or what???

Another reason I'm looking forward to cold weather-- it's been over TWO YEARS since I first mentioned my Lovely Bones fixation, and it appears that it's official release date will FINALLY be December. The trailer is amazing. I can't embed, but you can watch it on the official site. My brother is skeptical of the CGI heaven scenes (as am I), but even moreso is Mark Wahlberg's portrayal of Mr. Salmon. Maybe I will eat my words. I was just so excited about Ryan Gosling that it's hard for me to picture anyone else in the role. Have you read the book? Have you seen the trailer? I predict Stanley Tucci will be the best part of the film. He looks super creepilicious!

xo and more soon!

Friday, August 7, 2009


Do you watch? Did you watch???? I am obsessed, and I love So You Think You Can Dance sooooooooooo much. I will have to admit that my front runner was Janette and that it was a sad day when she was booted instead of Kayla "we're all winners on this stage" Radomski. I can't believe this is the first time I've blogged about it this season because I almost think this season 5 has been the best so far.

I was so happy Jeanine won though!!! She has been consistently great, and only was set back a bit by her partnership with Philip. Without further ado, my FAVORITE dance by Travis Wall (God, Jason is a HOTTIE):

A very close second was Kupono and Kayla's dance by Mia. Lemme clarify-- I did think Kayla was a good dancer, but in the words of Mia Michaels, she "bugs the shit outta me". Even so, this gives me chills:

Also loved the Argentine tango with Janette/Brandon as well as the Wade Robson jazz number to Ruby Blue by Roisin Murphy also by J/B and the butt dance by Evan/Randi by Mia. Evan went to the girl's babysitter's high school! Yay for a fellow Metro Detroiter.

Oh, I almost forgot-- the tour is in October, and 4 of us are going. WE MANAGED FRONT ROW SEATS!!!!! I fully expect to be able to feel the sweat flinging off the dancers. Loverly.

Hope you are all having a wonderful week. I just looked at the clock! TGIF!!!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Twilight Swap

Sorry my posts have been few and far between! I have no excuse besides laziness. Well, and my parents and Ryan's mom have been here for the past two weeks, so it's been hard to get away without seeming rude.

Sooooo the Twilight swap has come and gone. My lovely swap partner, Jessica, sent a TON of awesome gifties.

An assortment of Twilight goodies. Plus, a cute little length of black and white French ribbon because we love French stuff (yay!):

A bookmark with pieces of Forks forest in it and a pebble from First Beach:

A Xmas ornament of Forks High School:

Some AWESOME smelling lotion and lip balm. Edward-scented of course-- honey, lilac and sun. Mmmmmm!

Twilight conversation hearts and a Ghiradelli Twilight Dark bar. Yummers!

I can also show you the complete pic of what I had posted here as a charms! They were so fun to make, and I think they are hilarious.

Here's everything I sent to Jessica. You can see more pics here!

And on that Twilight note, I'll leave you with a little tidbit from New Moon. I think it's fanmade, but I don't care!!!! xoxoxoxo