Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
I can remember watching him perform at the Motown special and do the Moonwalk for the first time.
The first record I ever owned was Thriller.
His music was a major cornerstone of my childhood.
My entire family are huge fans of Motown and I can remember jamming to the Jackson 5 with my brother.
My mom still has the albums at her house.
I am in shock along with the rest of the world.
Last night Damon and I had a small dance party and I watched a bunch of his videos.
Today, as we clean and pack up our space .......
I will leave you with Michael as I choose to remember him.
Rock on Michael......
Thursday, June 25, 2009
share stories and pics of friends and family with those that are far away.
and in a way - its kind of a good thing.
you can say whats on your mind (hopefully without worrying about the reprecussions)
voice your opinion and get on your soapbox and spout your beliefs!
but unless people comment or your blog is "featured" on someone else's sight or is a blog of note ( for all you on blogger.com), you're not guaranteed readership/ fan base.
some of my friends are like : "why should I start a blog? Who's gonna read it? who really cares?"
Oddly enough -
there are people who DO care.
They ARE interested.
They may not know YOU but for whatever reason your blog spoke to them and they are now intrigued.
I don't have a lot of followers, nor do I get a ton of comments on my posts.
but you know what?
i just found out that the majority of my family reads this blog.
And they LOVE it!
They like being able to click a link and see what the Sweet Pea is up to, or to find out how the house hunting is going. Or whats going on with the job situation.
it's nice to know that what you are saying has meaning and is interesting but it's even nicer to know that someone actually looks forward to your posts!!!!
I wonder: Does anyone else feel ,at times, like they are all by themsleves? How do you cope?
Do you keep posting and hoping someone comments or do you constantly comment on other blogs hoping that someone will check out yours in return????
Here's is Gina's recipe for
Fresh Peach Sangria:
- 2 bottles dry white wine chilled ( sauvigon blanc or pinot grigio)
- 1/2 cup brandy
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup superfine sugar
- 4 peaches, pitted and sliced
- 2 red or black plums ,pitted and sliced
- 2 cups green grapes, halved
- 1 lemon sliced into rounds
Combine the wine, brandy, pineapple juice, sugar peaches, plums, grapes and lemon slices in a large pitcher and stir until sugar is dissovled.
Add ice cubes to fill and serve immediately, or refrigerate for up to 1 day in advance and add ice cubes
This drink is so delicious!!! I made it for my neices graduation party (for the adults of course)
and it was a HUGE it!!! I think this will be our official party drink for the summer!
Stay tuned to see what next Thursday's drink will be!!!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
the happy graduate
all the march '09 Beauty grads
I am so proud of how far we have come in such a short time
some of us will remain friends,
some will be acquaintances,
and some will go their seperate ways
we have one shared experience
and a commonality that is not often found
in the contemporary university.
We are creative
and we are visionaries,
we will change the way beauty is perceived
we will break down walls
break all the rules
and make them up as we go
I have no doubt that everyone of you
will be successful in whatever area of the industry you pursue
I wish you well my beauties
may the memories at FIDM stay fresh
may your skin always be clear
your foundation flawless
your mascara lengthening
and your lipgloss luscious.
THE BADDEST of the BEAUTIES
babe, you take such good care of me and our sweet pea.
Thank you for being the kind of man she can look up to, rely on and trust in.
Your patience with her knows no bounds and neither does her adoration.
My cup runneth over when I see you bend down and scoop her up as she runs to you when you walk in the door.
You are an amazing Father.
I love you.
to MY Dad:
you are my hero!
you have rescued me more often than not
and never reminded me of that
you are a strong
man -of -God
who has provided me with an example of love
that was only recently matched
you have watched me grow
stumble and trip
and you were there to put band-aids on the bruises
and help guide my way.
THANK YOU !!!!!!
for being amazing
forever and always,
your little girl
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Congrats Muffin we love you!!*******
the happy graduate!!!
Monday, June 15, 2009
so - here is an example of my pithy 19 yr .old self :
but wont always speak my mind
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Wow does time fly!
It seems like only yesterday I was
holding my breath for 16
waiting patiently for 18
dying to turn 21
before I knew it 25 was here
and 30 was staring me in the face
I feel like I have come so far
yet still have so much to learn
see and do
I can't wait to see what the rest of this year brings
as it has started off pretty fabulous
I used to think that I didn't want to get older
and was somewhat terrified of what that might signify
I have realized that I don't really get OLDER
I'm only getting BETTER!
And to be honest.....
I don't FEEL 30
and I know I don't LOOK 30.....
But I must say that I am grateful for this stage in my life
I am more confident than I was in my teens
more settled than I was in my twenties
and am looking forward to the rest of the journey
on this roller coaster ride of my life
Bring it on 30 -I'm ready, willing and able :)
To all my friends out there:
thank you so much for your many years of love and support
it means more to me than you know
thank you for being so accepting of my :
big mouth and inability to be quiet for very long
need to make jokes
inappropriate laughter and humor
random acts of dancing
love of shoes and all things makeup related
grouchiness in the morning
and most of all :
for being such great friends!
a lot of you have been there for over 15 years
and that is nothing short of phenomenal
you have watched me grow into the woman I have become
and have never looked back.
LOVE YOU ALL!!!