Sunday, October 31, 2010


I spent the weekend in Farmington to return the favor of dogsitting for my parents while they were in Vegas. I took Dexter with me because he absolutely loves Tyson and Lola...I'm not sure the feelings are mutual. They were a handful all weekend long just as I expected. My brother and I had a pretty good Halloween weekend. We went to a costume party, got sooo spooked at a haunted house, frequented Sonic, ordered pizza, watched football games, and passed out candy to the trick-or-treaters.

Another Halloween has gone by that I did NOT dress up as Wednesday from The Addams Family. For the past few years I've wanted to dress up as her, but for some reason it never happens. This year I wanted Jeremy to dress up as her brother Pugsly (wouldn't that be the cutest brother and sister costume?), but just as I thought he didn't like the idea. Soooo we went as Snooky and Pauly D from Jersey Shore. Our costumes ended up being a hit.

{I guess I'll have to wait until next year to dress up as Wednesday...}

- me

Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Marvels

So as the semester (quickly) approaches an end, the assignments in all of the classes seem to get more intense, and all the projects seem to have the same deadline. Me, being the procrsatinator that I am, am not a fan of this particular time in the semester. I have been swamped with readings (extra loooong ones, might I add), doing projects, writing papers, and doing research for a huge final paper due in three weeks...okay so I've been doing all of those things except maybe the last one...but you get the point. Anyway, because of this sudden increase in school work, I haven't really found the time to surf the web and find things that I am marvelling over...but I did want to take the time to post about one special marvel of mine that didn't require surfing the web to find... 

and that is my beautiful Mom. :) 

 This weekend my mom came into town to get her hair-cut by my aunt Sabrina. When my dad text me and told me she was coming, I right away got excited. I love my mom so much and I think the world of her. She is an amazing mother, wife, aunt, sister, and daughter. She carries so much weight on her shoulders and constantly has a full plate. I have so much respect for her and appreciate everything that she does for me and our family. 

I was especially excited to see my mom this weekend because I know she has been stressed with work and feeling overwhelmed at times. I wanted her to be able to relax and have fun as she got away from the hysteria for a couple of days. On Saturday, I got up early and went and met her at my aunt's house. We spent the day stopping in some shops throughout the mall, trying tons of outfits on, searching for shoes, and ofcourse making a few purchases here and there. I love going shopping with my mom, becuase it seems like right when my body is about to drop, so is my mom's. We both love shopping, but we both know when it's time to leave! After the mall, we freshened up, picked up my aunt, and met E at Bravo for a delicious Italian dinner! The service was questionable and awkard, but the food was soooo tasty that I can't really complain. 

After dinner, the girls went back to my aunt's house for drinks and music. I haven't had this much fun with my mom in I dont know how long. We all had a blast! My mom has such a fun, outgoing personality. She is the definiton of the ''life of the party.'' She loves music and definitely knows how to have a good time! Music brings her so much joy. She carries around a massive cd case with all of her favorite songs. She is the ultimate DJ and knows how to get any party started! lol I love this about her. We took silly pictures, chit-chatted, watched music videos, drank margaritas, had a halloween-costume photo shoot, and laughed. We laughed so hard our stomachs hurt and our make-up was running down our faces. It was simply the best.

All in all, I had an amazing night spent with two very special people. I am so happy that me and my mom got to spend this time together, and for a moment she didn't have to worry about the stresses in her life right now.

So today. On this Monday...I'm currently marvelling over my amazing mother.
I can only hope to one day be atleast half the woman she is.

"Sometimes I think to myself...when I laugh, I'm adding years to my life." - my momma


Thursday, October 21, 2010


So our darling Dexter is always bugging me to open up Photobooth and take a million pictures with him. And since this is one of my favorite things to do when I'm bored, i give in...and this is what we do. *warning* picture overload in 3...2....1....

he likes to stick his tongue out in pics. he's so silly.
we love when dad gets in on the fun.

Sometimes when Dex is home alone, he gets on Photobooth and takes pics by himself...I found these on E's computer...

i really love this lil guy.

and I sure am glad he enjoys taking pics as much as I do! ;)

- me

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Marvels

1. Yes I am fully aware that this is wrong on so many levels...yet, i am still currently marvelling over them...and also trying to decide which one will best suit my lil dexter.


2. My two latest vintage finds - dress and handbag (i have yet to snap a pic of the bag).

3. Old VW Bugs and busses. I have to have one at some point in my lifetime.

(we heart it)

3. The fresh fall weather...and the changing colors of leaves that accompany it.

(taken from me&e's hike this weekend)

that's all for now.

- me

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall Break

Me&E spent our fall break in Santa Fe. We had a very nice time spending the weekend with his family. We enjoyed eating at great restaurants, great fall weather, people watching in the plaza, peeking in shops, and of course I can't forget watching the jersey shore marathon! (E hates this show, but I on the other hand was pretty pumped to catch up on all of the episodes at the hotel!) 

We really hate that we live so far away from his mom and siblings. We wish we could see them WAY more often than we do, therefore it's always a treat when we DO get the chance to see them.

- me

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Austin City Limits Festival 2010...

greeeeat music.
bright blue skies.
wonderful company.
delicious food.
65,000 weirdos.

can't wait til next year :)


Monday, October 11, 2010

Monday Marvels

1. flower crowns

(we heart it)
2. This awesome rug from anthropolgie

3. These beautifuly decorated cookies!