October 31, 2010

All Hallows Eve

Tonight is my favorite night of the year. Tonight is Halloween. I remember when I was little trick or treating always took place on Halloween. No matter what day of the week it was there would be kids in costume running from house to house gathering candy that filled their bags to the top. The doorbells would ring until 11pm. The streets were filled with laughter and screaming, and it was obvious that good times were being had. Good memories were being made.

Now things are so different.

Trick or treating takes place on the Saturday closest to Halloween, mostly as a convenience to the adults, and the kids that come to the door are sparse. The doorbell stops ringing at 8pm. The kids just don't seem to be as enthused as I remember being when I was in their shoes.

It's sad.

Tonight there are no trick or treaters and I only saw one person making a poor attempt at a Halloween costume in Office Max. We are watching Sweeney Todd with no interruptions from the doorbell.

This isn't how it should be. The kids these days are getting gypped. It makes me sad.

Happy Halloween! A post to come soon of our Halloween party last weekend.

October 26, 2010

Today is a special day!

Today is a good day.  Today is the day that 29 years ago my best friend was born!  I am so lucky to have her.  She is truly the most amazing friend that anyone could ask for, and I would be so lost without her.  She is hilariously witty, extremely creative, gorgeous, smart, thoughtful, stylish, loving, intuitive and loyal.  

Basically the definition of what a best friend should be.   

I love you Shaymus.  You dirty little whore, you.  Happy birthday love!!

October 8, 2010

Picture Perfect

It's no secret that I have wanted Brett and I to have our pictures done professionally for a long time.  Remember this?  Yeah.  It's been a while, but the desire for a photo shoot has not left the forefront of my thoughts and I have still been looking for someone who's work I love. 

There is one photographer that I have admired for a long time, and I have wished that we could afford to have our pictures taken by her, but to be honest, for the price that she charges it just isn't going to work right now. With our budget the money will more likely be spent on a years worth of food.  I have come to the conclusion that I will most likely not be able to even think about booking a photo shoot with her for years to come. For now I will live with just admiring her beautiful images from my side of the computer.

At first I was extremely discouraged when I came to this realization, but then {then!}right after I had decided that I was going to have to give up for a while on my hopes for having our pictures done, I read something that made my heart leap. 

Enter, Mrs. Taylee Winder

We have been friends through blogging for a long time, and I read her blog religiously.  Come to find out, she is an amazing photographer! 

Turns out that very soon, I will finally be able to meet her because she is going to do our pictures for us!!  I can't tell you how excited I am.  Not only will we be able to have our pictures done by a very talented photographer, but one of my long time blog friends will become a real life friend.  It couldn't have worked out better. 

See her amazing talent here, and book a session of your own!

October 4, 2010

Strange addiction

I will admit that I am a big fan of T.V. and I watch plenty of shows that I am not proud of, i.e. Dog the Bounty Hunter. It's a white trash train wreck that I cannot bring myself to take my eyes off of, and I watch it every chance I get.

Brett, on the other hand, rarely watches T.V. at all. If he's watching something on T.V. it's for one of two reasons....we're either watching something that I want to watch, or it's the middle of the night and he can't sleep.

Recently Chaz and Shay have introduced us to something that has quickly become an exception to that rule.



We are both sucked into it's vortex and unable to break free. We only started watching it last weekend and we have already finished three out of the five seasons. It's bad.

The show is just so intriguing. Every single episode has something monumental happening, and the plot points are intense. I don't know what I am going to do with myself when it is over.

October 1, 2010

You knew this one would be coming....

You guys, I'm not sure if you know this or not, but its October!!  Guess what that means.....Halloween is almost here!  I cannot contain my excitement.  Shay and I are in full blown prep mode!

This years party theme is 'recognizable musicians' and let me just tell you, there will be some good costumes this year!  Here's a little preview of who will be attending:

Yeah, I know.  It's going to rock.  {pun intended}