Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Hallo Hallo WEEN

Any great ideas for adult costumes??? Nothing sketchy either. I cannot decide whether we should all go house to house....or just stay at our house and let all the cutie dressed up kids come to us. Either way Isabelle will love it...which is the goal.
(this is a little shot of my girl....what a goof)
We have not carved pumpkins yet-but I am thinking tonight might just be the night:) I have rented from the library (the only way to go:)) Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin...something. I forget now-but it seems like that could be the perfect event. Maybe I will invite my parents to come over and play too-who knows:) I really am excited to have pumpkin seeds!! When I was little my dad would take all the pumpkin seeds, clean them off and spread them out on a cookie sheet. Then he would put butter and salt all over them and bake them till they were crispy delicious!! If you have never tried this you should-I hope to myself with our little one.

Please send me pictures of your cute Halloween outfits-it would be so fun to see what everyone is up to. I will do the same.....I promise!!

Happy Autumn to all:) Enjoy the beauty of fall....no crabbing about cold!!
High Point: Painting this afternoon....I really like the one I did today...which is always a nice finish to a painting!
Low Point: Spoiled milk and chicken....the smell of my fridge was horrid!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

People...oh they are fun!!

The best way to start any writing....with my happy little girl....Isabelle....let us all learn from her joy!!! With an empty toilet paper roll no less!

I love people and the many personalities that are found in them. I was doing a voice recording on Tuesday where I encountered a great deal of highly entertaining people. The voice work is simply a recording of either a book on tape, or as in this case a program for the radio that will be aired around Christmas time. Now for me.....this is a sweet blessing from the Lord whenever I am chosen to do voices. The pay is outrageously good (last time I recorded for about 3 hours and made $600!!!) and the work is extremely fun-since I love acting and no longer really engage in it. This fills that theatrical longing I have while making us extra money that is such a gift from the Lord!!

However, whenever I am there I think they do not know what to do with me. They being the other actors. This time was particularly funny....but to be honest almost every time has been equally entertaining. I was the only girl there....yes the only girl among about 10 men. And the men are all usually over 40...minus three who were probably about my age. So, they are all characters in and of themselves....having voices deep and rich and sooooo theatrical in all they say. Everyone is out to prove they know more about theatre...or their agent booked them here...or have you ever worked with so and so. And there I sit. "No, I stay at home with my lovely girl....No, I do not do this full time.....No, I do not have an agent." They do not know what to do with me and I love it!!! What a delight that I get to step into this highly enchanting world of egotistical actors and smile and be glad that I am not having to compete in their world. What a sense of humor our Lord has....He provides the work-I get to use my love of acting....and on top of that I get to admire the people of this "business" and just think of how I am not cut out for that part of it:)

Nate is wonderful. He is such a glorious husband. I said so much about Isabelle in the last post and hardly anything about him.....and he is amazing. So this little chunk of lines is to let you all know that my Nate is the most delightful husband I could have ever wished for. Those of us that are married let us not hold back praise to our spouses!!! They are a blessing!

Now....what else to speak on. Favorite things currently in my life.....
1. napping when Isabelle does at 3.....a delicious deep nap that swallows my whole body and makes me lose my mind in sleep....wonderful!!
2. dancing....I get to help choreograph a dance for this Show Choir ( a swing dance no less) and I love to dance and rarely have as good of an excuse as this to do it!
3. darling friends that sit and pour themselves out to you in such a refreshing honest and humorous way.....i love friends!
4. Isabelle's hilarity and joy in life....truly gripping a pop can makes her happier than most celebrities carrying whatever name brand purses they tote....I love her for making me find such joy in things as well
5. fall clothing...few things are as fun as climbing into a warm cute outfit and facing the colorful leaves head on...i heart fall!!

Alright...now for my high point low points:)
High Point: Egg harbor potatoes and the cheese omelet. It never gets old and oh my how it delights my tongue. Being there with my wonderful mother and charming daughter does not hurt either;)
Low Point: Taking a nap after getting quite sweaty and realizing my hair decided it would fuzz out and freak out during the shut eye.....super cute and worn looking when my husband came home:)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Sleepy Eyes and Marshmallows

Isabelle is almost one....she turns one on October 18th and I cannot wait for her sweet little birthday party. She is the most delightful child that ever was!! Sometime I can hardly wait until she wakes up in the morning because she is so precious looking-those rosy cheeks and the little sleepy eyes. She is wonderful at cuddling and is hysterical. She truly knows how to make me laugh-really hard!! I could not have asked for a better baby girl-she is my little love!!! I had to include some photos of her....if only you could meet her you would know what a doll she is. She just loves people and will flirt with you like no ones business. And now that she is walking everywhere she is even more funny to watch.....oh how I love her!
(I have no idea why it wrote this whole part in green and underlined.....btw) Isabelle also has this thing for climbing inside things. We were at the library the other day and she just kept climbing into the library shelves and sitting. Therefore I have included a picture of her in her "little hutch" in the basement. I store her toys there and she loves to push all her little toys out and climb in....what a goof!!
Ok, I finally did it. I finally made those homemade marshmallows I have been daydreaming about since I do not know when!! They are amazing and delicious and easy breezy to make. I recommend them. My next goal is to make some either chocolate flavored or peppermint flavored. How yummy would that be in some hot cocoa!! Any one out there have some great recipes for treats?? I am always open to them...especially either yummy coffee drinks or something yummy to sip. Any great teas you cannot live without??? (mine would be wild sweet orange-oh yum!)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Etsy.....I love it!

Okay, I love Etsy and here are a few reasons why!!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5002441-Amazing tea-I suggest the sampler because you can pick all the ones that tickle your fancy!!!

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5043139-The sweetest little leg warmers for babies!! I bought Isabelle two pairs (they are adorable) and function great as tights...without the hassle of tights!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13913608-I want this bracelet. It is lovely and creative and will priced....rock on lady!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=11220050-In my dreams I would buy this pattern and make Isabelle this cape....or even myself!!! So dreamy!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10850332-Finally a place that sells "pretties" without being pornographic!!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=10709558-Again...in a dream world I would make Isabelle these in every color.

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=9890994-There is something so classy about this....and beautiful...I want it hanging around my neck!!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=13278647-I want to dress Isabelle in this....oh my how cute!!!