Monday, November 23, 2009

Challenge #9: What is your favorite Decade

So, you think you know the '90s? NOT! From Seinfeld, the show about nothing, to Tickle Me Elmo, the hottest most annoying toy of the '90s, to Titanic, the biggest blockbuster in movie history. The 90's definitely is "like a box of chocolates. You never know what you gonna get!" From Beverly Hills 90210 to X-Files, flannel shirts to the "Rachel" hairdo, from "Rico Suave" to Monica Lewinsky ... Are those Bugle Boy Jeans you're wearing? You down wit "O.P.P"? And most important of all: Where's Waldo?!?!?! The 90's were about gettin' jiggy with it. I think this is why I had to pick "The 90's as my favorite decade" plus this decade played a huge part in my life, I graduated, turned 18, turned 21, and grew up with Friends.
And don't forget...

Garth Brooks made being a goofy looking cowboy cool!
People finally cared about ice skating thanks to the Nancy Kerrigan/ Tonya Harding soap opera
The particularly un-sexy Right Said Fred tells us they are actually "Too Sexy"
Jesse "The Body" becomes Jesse "The Brain" and governor of Minnesota
Battle of the baggy pants rappers: MC Hammer Vs. Vanilla Ice
Mark Wahlberg back when he was known as Marky Mark! "C'mon, c'mon. Feel it! Feel it!
Julia Roberts stars in the gritty, all too real look at the bleak world of prostitution: Pretty Woman
George Foreman becomes heavyweight champ of boxing, and the heavyweight champ of fat reducing grilling machines, at age 45
Sharon Stone becomes a superstar overnight by a racy part in 'Basic Instinct"
Amy goes to jail and Mary Jo takes a bullet in the face- Was Joey really worth it?
92' Olympic basketball dream team feels great about themselves as they squeak past Angola 114-48 and win the gold with a win over Croatia, where basketball was introduced in 1990. Or how we witnessed the evolution of Jason Priestly and Luke Perry's sideburns over the years on Beverly Hills 90210

How could you not love, the 90's and laugh until you've "fallen. and you can't get up!"

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Productive Weekend

The last three weeks have been pretty productive for me. I have a To-Do list a mile long, but I feel like I can check quite a few items off the list after this weekend:

To-Do List:

  • Yard Sale with a friend on the weekend of the 7th. Check

  • Finish Baby Album for a friend. I have 2 more Die cuts and I am finished with the 42 page album.. wheewwww..

  • Paintings:
  • Finished painting for Robin of Wrigley Field. DONE

  • Finish Amanda's Painting.. Grrrrrr. Still not done
  • Start and Finish painting for cousins.. yikes.. Way behind on this one.
  • Start painting for my friend Dusti.. Started but not close to finishing..
    • Start Quilt for our niece for Christening... humm... This may be a birthday present instead.
    • Holiday cards Done! Officially on Friday! I wanted them ready for December 1st and I am ready! Yeah!

    • Go shopping for a few of the remaining x-mas gifts I still needed. Did most this weekend!

    • Wrap all the gifts I have purchased for x-mas! Finished about an hour ago! yeah!

    Now to go start on my next scrapbook challenge for TAAFOMFT.

    Thursday, November 19, 2009

    Rowdy little boy + bath tub=

    Rowdy little boy+bath tub= 5 stitches!
    Late Tuesday night, we got a call from my brother letting us know that our nephew Jaydon, had to get 5 stitches in his chin.
    Jaydon is doing fine,
    Mom was more upset then him!
    I called today and it appears Jaydon is back to his rowdy self,
    and his mom is recovering nicely.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2009

    Challenge #8 What is your favorite vacation?

    My favorite vacation would be Boston. For my 30th birthday, Dave surprised me with a trip to Boston. Luckily for both of us my birthday falls during Memorial weekend. I know, I know.. What's so lucky about that? Well the people of Boston take every opportunity they can to go to Cape Cod and since it was a 3 day weekend we practically had Boston to ourselves. It was amazing! We didn't have to wait in long lines or fight large crowds. All we had to do was enjoy ourselves. Mission accomplished! So hands down this was my favorite vacation so far. Not to mention Dave and I always have some pretty hilarious stories to share with our family and friends when we get back from any of our vacations.

    I will never forget our plane ride back when Dave squirted the guy next to him accidentally with an entire bag of Cesar dressing. (I might add that this was one of the scariest guys I have ever seen. He was wearing all black, a completely shaved head and tons of tattoo's.. I remember the tattoo's because one was of an electric chair. Yikes!) He turned out to be a really nice guy but for a brief moment, I thought Dave and I were not going to make it home..

    Monday, November 2, 2009

    So you think you can dance?

    So you think you can dance?

    Well, my nephew does. I couldn't stop laughing after I saw this video. I think my favorite part may be when he starts jumping up and down. Hilarious!

    Jayden, showing us his sweet, sweet moves.