Friday, February 29, 2008

My friend Jana!!!

My friend Jana gave birth to a precious little girl named Delaney Arden Wilson today. Just one week after Emy and on leap year!!! She is healthy and I am sure so cute!!

Happy 1 Week Emy!!

This picture was taken on monday, but Emolyn Kate is one week old today!!! She is getting a tan in this picture.

She is doing really great!! Mommy and Daddy are also doing really well. I spent this morning again shopping for little things for my precious niece!! Can't wait to give them to her!

out "sick"

Called in sick to work today... I'm actually not sick at all, but I wanted to sleep longer. I only had to go in for 4 hours today and it would have all been meetings... so I decided a 3 day weekend was just the ticket!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

ready for the week to be over...

I know it is only wednesday night, but I am ready for the week to be done with... it has been (pardon my language), a HELL of a week!! I long for peace.

Something magical from Disneyland...
Rachel Weisz as Snow White - "Where you're the fairest of them all"

Roger Federer as King Arthur - "Where you're always King of the court"

Julie Andrews as the Blue Fairy (from Pinnochio) and Abigail Breslin as Fira (from the Disney Fairy series) - "Where the magic begins"

Scarlett Johansson as Cinderella - "Where every Cinderella story comes true"

Beyonce, Lyle Lovett, and Oliver Platt as characters from Alice in Wonderland - "Where Wonderland is your destiny"

David Beckham as Prince Phillip (from Sleeping Beauty) - "Where imagination saves the day"

Sunday, February 24, 2008

more pics from mom's camera...

The Oscars

Really enjoying the oscars this year... all the montages are glorious!! i love film history... it makes me want to go out and rent every movie!!

One of my goals in life is to be a seat filler at the Oscars or the Golden Globes someday!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pictures to enjoy... more will come!!

I'm an AUNT!!!

Baby Emolyn Kate Thompson was born last night!!! She came 6 or 7 weeks early and only weight 2lbs and 7oz... but she is a fighter and she is just doing great!!! Nicole is also doing great!! Please pray that mommy and the little girl stay healthy and safe!!! Also pray for Shawn... he is already wrapped around Emi's finger!!

She is so cute and so tiny and so loved!! I just cannot stand how much I love this little girl!!

pictures will be coming soon... Shawn and Nicole are using my camera at the hospital right now.

Monday, February 18, 2008

I love that the produce section of my grocery store makes thunder noises before the misters come on.

I had a wonderful day off today... went for a bike ride, and read my book "The Other Boleyn Girl", and made a pasta salad from my new pampered Chef cookbooks.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Date...

Tonight I went on a date with myself... that's right. It may sound pathetic to some of you, but it actually was quite lovely (and yes at other times lonely and pathetic), but I over-all have a most lovely time. I think we have real potential as a couple - myself and I.

The date started with a walk through the Biltmore most notably to pick up a slice of Tiramisu cheesecake from the Cheesecake factory. Then I returned home to a surprise from my dad... he apparently got into my apartment and put flowers and a balloon and candies all over my dining room table. I was so happy!! I then heated up a steak dinner that I had left over from when I went out to dinner on Sunday. It was most delicious! I also just bought Becoming Jane on DVD yesterday and am enjoying the agonizing love-story as we speak... so sad, so romantic, so Jane Austen.

Over-all I hate Valentine's Day! But regardless I had a glorious evening!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Across the Universe

Last night I watched the movie Across the Universe. It was really very fantastic! If you haven't heard of it, it is a musical entirely of Beatles music. Aside from having great music sung by great vocalists for the most part, it was visually stunning. Directed by Julie Taymor, it has it's moments of strangeness, but it really captures the spirit of the 60's and the spirit of the Beatles. I just really enjoyed it, and have been singing along with the sountrack ever since.

Why is it that I love "How it's Made" on the discovery channel so much!!??

Saturday, February 09, 2008

My life as a disney princess...

I was thinking earlier today as I dozed into my afternoon nap (after an early morning having a yard sale, you'd be tired too), and I came to the realization that while many people may find Disney Princess stories (especially the earlier ones) a little antifeminist, I have found a reason to relate to one such heroine on a rather deep level.... let me elaborate.

It is the story of sleeping beauty. I have always looked at it as a rather interesting story. It is my favorite of the Disney Princess Stories. But upon recent reflection, I have grown rather curious about my interest, most notably because our heroine is rather inactive for much of the tale. In the original story the maiden is put to sleep over 100 years in order to counter a curse of death from the evil fairy Maleficent. Now, in the Disney version she is only out for a evening it seems, before Prince Philip defeats Maleficent (in dragon form no less) and rushes to her side to wake her with "true-love's kiss". Princess Aurora does nothing special... she is no great fighter and has no sense of humor that is apparent; She shows no quality of strength or passion. She spends most of the story deep in the woods cared for my three matronly fairies. It seems that her greatest virtue is that she is beyond strikingly beautiful, has a voice that charms woodland creatures from hither and yon, and can pick a basket of berries with the best of them - really nothing for any man to write home about. I mean, she's nothing special - especially up against the pantheon of Ariel the Little Mermaid who has spunk to boot, Mulan to kicks butt in war, and Cinderella who lets face it is also rather droll, but still offers something in a good cleaner and ability to inspire a following of rather zealous house mice. And yet I love her and actually envy her and here is where my nap-time revelation comes in...

Princess Aurora gets to do what I dream of doing (so to speak)... she gets to bypass all of the anxiety of dating and go straight to marriage to her one true-love... and gets a great nap while she's at it. I mean seriously especially with the events in my life of the last few months, I really just want to skip all of it go to sleep, have a man or good quality and honesty and strength fight for my protection and honor, rush to my side and awaken me to a life of passion and adventure with "true-love's kiss." I mean after all of Aurora's faults and lack there-of, she still gets the best of the Disney Princes. Prince Philip is my favorite - he's funny (the first Prince to have personality after Cinderella's Prince and Snow White's Prince Charming - who for the better of their movie roles just starred at their lady-love and rode horses), Philip is handsome beyond anything - the hair, the winning smile, the voice of Bill Shirley (swoon), and he gets to wield a sword. Princess Aurora has the perfect dating relationship... they meet in the forrest, he pursues her and makes her feel so special, she goes home singing in pure delight, and then she goes to sleep - the next thing she knows she in love and they are promised to be married. PERFECT!

Alas life is not like that... and I have to brave the pool of unworthy men until the man God has for me finally realizes what an amazing and funny and delightful girl I am. I am waiting for my Prince Philip and in the immortal words of the most stupid of the Disney Princesses, "Someday my Prince will come..."

Tuesday, February 05, 2008


Sorry for the no posting for a while. My computer has been safely tucked away behind the apple store genius bar being fixed. I got it back today and low and behold I didn't even have to pay for my troubles because the two problems I was having with my computer are things that are happening commonly to other computers. So I am fixed and my bank account still has money in it. Isn't that fun!! I love Apple!!

I have to save the rest of my life for another post because I am on my way out the door to spend time with my friend this evening! Good times.