Monday, February 25, 2008


Kelley tagged me and I think this looks like fun … so I am going to give it a go!

4 "people" who email me regularly:
1-People in my office – we email stuff back and forth all the time
2-I chat with my mom regularly, which kind of eliminates the need for emails ...
4-Netflix … I think I hear from them too often

4 places I would like to visit:
1-Boston (I have wanted to go for ages and we are going to go in September, hopefully)
2-Ireland (can’t afford it but would love to go!)
3-Egypt (heeelllo Pyramids! How cool would that be?!?!)
4-Hawaii … this could be my spring fever talking … but I would love to go because it's warm and beautiful all year round … what more could you ask for?

4 favorite restaurants:
1-Definitely Wingers … which we don’t have out here!
2-Robintinos … also does not exist out here!
3-San Miguels … it’s a little Mexican place here in Seneca Falls
and it’s tasty, tasty, tasty!
4-Chili’s … I love it there, and yes, it does exist out here!

4 things I am looking forward to in the coming year:
1-Our planned trips … Washington D.C., Gettysburg, Hershey PA, Toronto, Philly, Boston, maybe the coast of Maine, and Sharon VT … and who knows where else??
2-Cory starting the clinic part of his education (and me possibly seeing him a little more often!)
3-Kendall coming home in June! YEA!!!!!!!!! (along with seeing the rest of my family)
4-Wam weather!! This means fun activities – it’s such a nice place to live when the snow melts and there’s lots of stuff to do. I look forward to going to the drive-in, playing mini-golf, going to the festivals and eating funnel cakes, and finding new state parks to explore with Cory!

4 things I am not looking forward to in the coming year:
1-Cory still being very busy with school (this won’t go away completely until August 2009 when he graduates)
2-Dumb TV re-runs in the summer … stupid writers strike messed up everything and I miss CSI!
3-Winter … I don’t like winter and I don’t want to go through another one out here! I know it’s still like 10 months away, but I am dreading it already!
4-I’m not really looking forward to March. March is infamous out here for big snow storms and ice storms. It’s definitely not warm enough to be considered spring … I wish we could skip it and go right to April.

And last, but not least, 4 quirky things about me:
1-I really am a geek at heart. I love math (especially algebra – I just think it’s so cool!) and I love statistics. I love to graph data and look at trends and make predictions. I love to tabulate survey data and make graphs (this is all very good since that’s what I do at work). I love physics, too, and how everything in the world reacts to everything else. I also love history and love to read historical accounts. I can’t wait to explore more Civil War sights. I also truly love chiropractic and I regularly grill Cory about what he’s learning. The human body amazes me!! I realize that all of this is really quite geeky – but I love it! Nerds rule!
2-I love food! I swear, I would not make it on a diet. I love to eat good food. I love going out to eat at restaurants and having a conversation over dinner. I like most kinds of food and don’t mind trying out new stuff (though sushi is out of the question – ick). I also love to cook and try out new recipes. Now if only I could not do the dishes, it would be perfect.
3-I love summer. I know that's not really quirky, but if I could live in summer year-round, I think I would be happy! I’ve never tried it, and people tell me all the time that I would miss winter and the changing seasons … but I don’t think I would. I sure wouldn’t miss the cold! I do love fall leaves, so that would be the only thing I would miss. I think I would be happy in a warm place year-round.
4-I’m an avid reader. I know that’s not quirky, but the fact that I get so into my books that I talk about the characters as though they are real people is kind of quirky. I fell in love with Harry Potter and the characters in that book. I wish I could meet them! I also fell in love with the Cullen family from the Twilight books. I talk about them all the time. In my head I know they are just characters … but I seriously love them. I look forward to the release of my favorite books with crazed fanaticism! (August 2nd – Breaking Dawn – AAAAAAHHHHH!) I am lost to the world when I am engrossed in a good book – and it’s something that I love to do.

Okay, I think that's a long enough answer! I'm not sure how many people I am supposed to tag, but I tag Megan Jones, Mable, Brooke Brooks ... and anyone else who wants to do it! Have fun!!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Things I Love

I was going to make this list for Valentines Day ... but I didn't get it up in time because Cory and I were really sick. I was never one to go gung-ho on Valentines Day ... so I thought I would make a list of all the things I love and that make me happy. Here they are ... in no particular order. Happy February, everyone!

being married to Cory forever
the smell of fall leaves being kicked up
the smell of rain pouring so hard that I can’t see a thing
my brothers, parents & cousins
the music of the Eagles
the Bountiful temple
carving pumpkins in October
the calm on Christmas Eve
my health
fresh roses in a vase
seeing an eagle soaring high above
the wide expanse of the ocean, seeming like it never ends
the dip your stomach feels when your plane leaves the ground and ascends into the sky
when someone I love brushes the hair out of my eyes
losing track of myself when I read a good book
sleeping in
majestic mountains
the musicals Aida, Phantom of the Opera & Footloose
haunted houses (with family members)
hot chocolate on a cold day
sledding with my family
ice cream in a cone … on a boardwalk
making rolls on thanksgiving day
homemade raspberry jam
Pirates of the Caribbean
midnight movie showings
lazy Sunday drives through pretty scenery
laughing so hard that I begin crying
making a snow angel
huge roller coasters
dreaming of places that I want to travel to (Egypt, Ireland, New Zealand, Guatemala, etc.)
reading out loud
children singing in cathedrals
piano music by someone really good (like John Schmidt)
listening to heart beats
reading old emails
looking at Christmas lights in December
being kissed slowly
the color red
watching slapstick humor movies (can anyone say Three Amigos? Napoleon Dynamite?)
the smell of fresh baking bread
warm blankets straight from the dryer
watching big storms (with thunder and lightning) on my porch
Harry Potter
Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse (series of books)
the smell of libraries
my mom's voice
pretty skirts that twirl when I spin in circles
falling asleep in the fall with the window open and cuddled in blankets
sitting around a campfire with good friends, solving the world’s problems
long talks with girlfriends
American Idol
roasted marshmallows
dark chocolate
vanilla cream soda down in Williamsburg, VA
creating an ad in Quark from scratch
touching Cory’s face
homemade pizza
going to the Farmer's market
looking at pictures from past trips
the LDS church and the truth we have
convert baptisms
dancing around my living room when no one is watching
Sunday afternoon naps with Cory
lotion from Bath & Body Works
seeing new places and learning new things
hanging out with sister missionaries
Mexican food
the “Lord of the Rings” movies

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Breaking Dawn!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!

The official release date for Breaking Dawn will be Saturday August 2, 2008!!!! Check out Stephenie's website for any more details. This is the best news I've heard all week! DANG - I AM SO EXCITED I AM BOUNCING IN MY CHAIR!!! Can't wait for August!!! (For those who are wondering what I am talking about - Breaking Dawn will be the 4th book in the Twilight series. And you all should know by now how much I LOVE those books). Stephenie also says that on Valentine's Day, she will be posting a chapter from her book The Host (coming out May 6th) on her website. It looks good, too.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Giants WIN!

Giants WIN!!!!! You go Eli Manning! Tom Brady who? It certainly was a SUPER Superbowl - a defensive battle fought to the very end. Someone should give the Giants defense an award ... they played their guts out and they deserved to win! Since we live in New York, we were rooting for the "home boys." Plus the Giants coach (Tom Coughlin) is originally from Waterloo, New York - the town right next door to Seneca Falls. That and I really can't stand the Patriots. HA HA - you go Giants!! What a game!!