Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rockin' the curly tail...

Happy Halloween, everyone!!!!
Halloween is such a fun holiday, and this year, Noa is going to be........

I ADORE his little costume! - especially the curly tail and the plump tummy/bum. :D
Thank you, Grandma Betty!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bucket List

Although not MY complete bucket list, I found this list on my friend's blog, and thought it would be fun to see how many of the things on it I have accomplished. ENJOY :D

(X) Gone on a blind date
(X) Skipped school
( ) Watched someone die
(X) Been to Canada
(X) Been to Mexico
(X) Been to Florida
(X) Been to Hawaii - yes! I can finally say that I have!! This one's been on my list for a LONG time!
(X) Been on a plane
( ) Been on a helicopter
(X) Been lost
(X) Gone to Washington, DC
(X) Swam in the ocean
(X) Cried yourself to sleep
(X) Played cops and robbers
(X) Recently colored with crayons
(X) Sang Karaoke
(X) Paid for a meal with coins only
( ) Been to the top of the St. Louis Arch
(X) Done something you told yourself you wouldn't.
(X) Made prank phone calls
( ) Been down Bourbon Street in New Orleans
(X) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(X) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(X) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(X) Watched the sunrise with someone
(X) Blown bubbles
(X) Gone ice-skating
(X) Gone to the movies
( ) Been deep sea fishing
(X) Driven across the United States (does the 30-hour drive from Michigan to Utah count?)
( ) Been in a hot air balloon
( ) Been sky diving {who doesn't have this on their bucket list???}
(X) Gone snowmobiling
(X) Gone jetskiing
(X) Lived in more than one country
(X) Lay down outside at night and admired the stars while listening to the crickets
(X) Seen a falling star and made a wish
( ) Enjoyed the beauty of Old Faithful Geyser
( ) Seen the Statue of Liberty
( ) Gone to the top of Seattle Space Needle
(X) Been on a cruise
(X) Traveled by train
(X) Traveled by motorcycle
(X) Been horse back riding
(  ) Ridden on a San Francisco CABLE CAR
(X) Been to Disneyland
(X) Been to Disney World
(X) Truly believe in the power of prayer
( ) Been in a rain forest
( ) Seen whales in the ocean
(X) Been to Niagara Falls
(X) Ridden on an elephant
( ) Swam with dolphins
( ) Been to the Olympics
( ) Walked on the Great Wall of China - I REALLY want to do this!
(X) Walked on fire -more like "jumped" over the fire...?
( ) Saw and heard a glacier calf
(X) Been water-skiing/wakeboarding
(X) Been snow-skiing
(X) Been to the Louvre - I totally have!!!
( ) Swam in the Mediterranean
( ) Been to a Major League Baseball game
( ) Been to a National Football League game
( ) Been to a National Soccer (football) game

I think I will need to add to this list in the future!

I have been...

a slacker!... and I'm sorry....
I promise, our family hasn't dropped off the face of the earth...
we just went off to a little island in the Pacific Ocean called...Oahu!

and Life is better than EVER!

 regardless of...
the ~300 sq ft studio that we call our home, with no stove/oven, diswasher, laudry, or couch...
the hubby being a full-time student AND having a full-time JOB {NEVER being home}
living 10+ minutes away from campus and all of our friends [leaving me with no social life...]
 having a teething child waking us up all hours of the night...


a place to call HOME, a roof over our heads that shelters us from the rain
a hubby that loves us, that works SO hard to make us happy, and chooses to spend what little time he has, with us.
a car that takes us from point A to point B > and into the city when I need some civilized ppl interactions...
AND a healthy, HAPPY baby that brightens up my cloudy days with a simple smile/giggle

I have been
and sometimes even a little sad...

but mostly, I have been...truly. truly.  BLESSED!

Aloha and Mahalo, from the bottom of my heart!!