Tuesday, December 27, 2005

In the Navy.....

tough girl Kaitlin, she totally looks like she can kick my butt in this pic. Especially in her new 150 dollar boots (that look soo hot with her pajama pants.)

Shhh internet or 3 people who look at my blog, its a secret. Kaitlin is joining the navy, Kaitlin is my 19 yr old niece who is more like a sister too me. Its been amazing watching Kaitlin grow up and being a part of her life. Seems like only yesterday i went to her t ball games and watched her chase butterflies in the outfield or fix her hair. She's always been a funny kid especially when she used to cry when my mom did her hair and she was upset cause she looked like a helicopter. I love that she never pretended to want to do sports and that she was the best to go shopping with. I'm ashamed of the time i told her her real name was Kaitlin Peterson and that her real parents were coming to get her. She was 4 and still remembers it, I scarred the girl for life and she still loves me. What more can you ask for in a niece. But most importantly i've enjoyed watching her grow into a woman, and just a gorgeous person over all. I admire her for who she is and how hard she works to get what she wants. Now she's joining the navy and i feel nothing but pride and love for my little Kaitgin Herndon. I'm gonna have to get some tshirts and start caring about the Army-Navy game! Go NAVY!! I love you Kaitlin!

We're gonna party like its 1999

Woo Wooo WOOOO Christmas WOOO as Kaitlin says!!
Christmas was INCREDIBLE we partied like crazy.. here are just some of the after party pics. Nothing says party like crashing on some teddy bear rockers.. and of course wearing a lampshade on your head!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Christmas time is here..

Right now i'm sitting in the middle of my living room, which is filled with wrapping paper, presents and plastic bags. I'm thinking i went a little overboard with my buying this year, suprise suprise.... I have a stocking filled with stuff for my freaking cat (ok so maybe thats to distract her from mauling my hands....)
but I think i'm finally done my shopping (i still want to get Mason a little gift to give him on Christmas Eve.) The next few days are going to be spent wrapping, cooking, carolling (at Drea's) and with family. All ending with my favorite Christmas Eve service, there is nothing better than that candlelight mass. My best memories in life are of Christmas Eve with my family as a kid. We would go to my grandmoms church in Island Heights after spending the night at my gram's where Santa would come on the firetruck. I think its just so beautiful being in a church with just candles lit. i love the ambiance of it, there is something so reverent about singing and praying in candlelight, I can't wait this is the best time of year!!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Who knew!??!

Hmm so do yall remember a guy named Clay Aiken from American Idol. The ultimate Cindarella story from that show, nerdy guy turned into some amazing teen (for lack of a better word) idol.
Well Sunday i'm in church and one of the lady's gives me and Lisa (one of the coolest girls in the youth group) 6 tickets to Clay Aikens Christmas show. Of course i bring some of my girls from the youth group being the incredible youth leader i am ;)
Well little did i know it would be a lesson in how freaking old i am.. One of the girls started literally crying for joy when we told her.. It made me so happy to bring her that it meant so much to her, but i was amazed that Clay Aiken could have that affect on someone. Well anyway we get to the show and there are soo many women who are in LOVE with Clay Aiken. This was a little disconcerting that there were grown women who were obsessed with him.. Hee hee to think someone might be writing these same things about Tom Jones (HOW DARE YOU IF YOU ARE, YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TOUCHED BY THE MAGIC OF TOM!!!!)I was a little upset because you could totally tell he thought he was hot stuff, i was like come on, seriously, have you looked at yourself... YOU ARE THE SAME PERSON GET OVER YOURSELF!!!
I was very proud of my girls though because instead of stuck on himself Aiken they were smitten with the piano playing hottie openning act, William so and so...
See camera phone pics above and below.. :P

Friday, December 09, 2005

snow days

So today i woke up got dressed left and started driving to work, it took me forty minutes to go 3 miles so i turned around and drove to my parents house. I called work and let them know i wasn't coming in and i spent a wonderful morning hanging out with my my mom and dad. They are alot of fun when you don't live with them! I walked in and my dad came down and made waffles for us and then my dad and i played chinese checkers. Which he promptly decided was not his favorite game because i beat him twice. Today is a good day, i miss the snow days of school and sitting around and doing whatever i want. I spent the healthier part of the morning playing games with my dad and reading. Its been gorgeous!!!

Can't help but think of the time i had a snow day when i was younger and went sledding with Tamara and her family. There are huge sand hills down the road from my house so we would always go sledding there, they were soo steep that you wouldn't even need snow to go sledding. We used to go all the time in the summer time, we would have to hide from the people who worked there because it was a rock quarry and we were trespassing. Well this time there was a ton of ice and i scream down the hill on my little sled. Well i'm going maybe like 300 mph and there is about 15 ft of flat ground before there is another little hill. I'm going entirely too fast so i take off of that little hill and what do you know there is a ditch behind it. My sled flys away from me and i'm soaring like 10 ft in the air spread eagle. I slam face down in the ditch beyond amazingly i didn't even get hurt. Thats just one of the times i almost died with Tamara! :)
Actually, i think snow days as an adult are better than those when you're a kid!! I'm kinda up for sledding right now though..

Wednesday, December 07, 2005


Somehow the bueaty and luster of sunsets are lost when you're in an office watching them. There is this tree that is down the aisle from where i sit and when the sun is hitting it right it looks really pretty. Thats how i spend five days of the week watching the sunset. I think maybe its the flourescent track lighting that makes it not soo special. I don't know i dont think there is much that isn't made more bueatiful when not in the context of work. Well anyways this is a sunset from Duck NC taken a few weeks ago.
Miss Olivia is biting the heck out of my hands right now, so maybe i'll have another post this week about typing with only 2.5 fingers. And to think i almost bought her chia cat grass today at CVS. She's bad enough without kiddie drugs..

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Miss Olivia

A few years ago one of my friends got a cat, and when i say cat i use that term loosely what i really mean is demon spawn that meow's. When i would see my friend there would be horrible cuts all over her hands and it looked like she was mutilating herself. I would ask her and she would say how Oliver and she were playing... I thought she was nuts, and on more than one occasion i told her to get rid of this kitty. Well things changed and i moved into a small house in the woods by myself and wanted an animal. I figured the best thing to get was a cat cause i could ignore it and leave for days and it would be ok as long as i left some food or water. I got this tiny little kitten and my friend came over to see her that night. I was torn on a name and we joked that i should name my cat Olivia. Well dumb me i name my cat Miss Olivia. My kitty soon turned into the most demented crazy kittens that i've ever seen. On more than one occasion i've gone to work with scars on my hands from my precious little kitty. She even decided that she had an inherent dislike to a whole family of my friends, they Byrds. Whenever any of the Byrd's would come over she would let out the most unearthly noises. Tonight i was thinking of when i used to tell my friend to get rid of her kitten and i realized that she could never because she felt the same about her Oliver that i do about my Miss Olivia. And i started praying that i have really good kids cause it would be soo much harder to get rid of your kids than your cat.

cleaning and in order

I just spent the whole night reorganizing my house well at least the last hour or so. I've b een reading "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey, wow disturbing. Its probably one of the most graffic books i've ever read. I'm wondering how good of an insight it is into that type of situation (the main character is in a drug rehab) I had to stop reading cause my heart was hurting for everyone who has these problems and i realized i haven't folded my clothes in hmm about 3 weeks. So i did some laundry, made my bed, watered my Christmas tree and folded my clothes.
Its amazing how much a book can color your attitude, i was just reading "Lords of Discipline". I spent the whole time walking around like i was tough or just pretending i was. :) So far the cursing isn't so bad in this one. Next book is going to be something tame, maybe my travel book!
Germany here i come!!

Monday, December 05, 2005

no updates

Sorry i haven't been updating alot recently, i had wireless at the house in north carolina and came home to dial up, sooo sad!!!
I'm at my friends house right now "helping" them pack up to move, i'm a great friend aren't i!

the other love of my life