Tuesday, November 22, 2011


This weekend I watched 2 of my all-time favorite movies. The first being The Trouble with Angels. I can't even begin to tell you the number of times I watched this during my childhood. This 1966 comedy follows the antics of two teenagers in an all girls Catholic boarding school. The movie is full of pranks and girly mischief including sneaking into the sisters' bedrooms, smoking cigars, shopping for bras, pulling fire alarms, etc... an obvious choice for me. Also, did I mention it stars Hayley Mills?

The second movie I watched this weekend was the sequel, Where Angels Go Trouble Follows. This one follows two other girls as the school takes a road trip (field trip?) to California for a peace rally. Along the way they encounter numerous bus issues, cowboys, indians and lots of boys!

I love these movies SO much! I mean, who can resist nuns in the 60's?

Thursday, November 17, 2011


We're back from Guatemala! The trip was indescribable and frankly, as much as I like flushing toilet paper and eating American food, I wish we were still there. We worked with a ministry called DeepStream which is focused on spreading the love of Jesus and improving the lives of the citizens of Magdalena and Buena Vista, Guatemala. Deepstream builds homes, delivers food, tends to the poor and sick and recently started a Boy's Academy. It was a wonderful trip and after I process it all I will be sharing more about it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

new favorites!

Aren't they the cutest? I actually have this same pair in red and light blue, but these are soft souled which I really love.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

yard sale

Here are a few of the things you missed out on by not coming to our yard sale this morning:

A POD tshirt circa 2002

And this beautiful clock that Ray's grandmother gave me for Christmas last year.

Aren't you sad you missed out? ;)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Things on my mind:

This work day has been pretty terrible, so to try and stay positive I'm letting my mind wander to other things. Here are a few:

We're having a yard sale on Saturday. I hate hosting yard sales but I also hate junk taking up space in our house.  So, if you live in north Florida please come buy all of our junk... I mean treasures. =)

Guatemala. We're leaving in a week. I'm slightly horrific at packing and now I get to pack for 2.

Thanksgiving. Ray's family has a gigantic Thanksgiving celebration every year. Last year was incredibly overwhelming with so many people I had never met before. Sometimes I'm shy and I get awkward when lots of people are talking to me. Or not talking to me. Anyway, this year is round two and I'm less shy because I know everyone's name. Also, I want to bring a delicious side dish so I can trick everyone into thinking I'm domestic. Suggestions?

Christmas decorations. I either want a tacky silver tree or a live tree. I haven't had a live tree since I was about 5. I want lights on the outside of our house. I want to make our stockings out of left-over wedding burlap and vintage sheet fabric.

I would like to go to Disney World. Or Harry Potter world. Or a museum.

How is it only 4:00?! Ugh.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween costume!

As most of you know, I've been rather enthralled with Parks and Recreation lately. A few weeks ago I saw a post by Lauren and knew I needed to be a Pawnee Goddess for Halloween.

Because I'm pretty terrible at sewing, my mom actually made the vest.
I made all the patches out of poster board. I painted them and hot glued safety pins to the back.

This is a tragic iphone picture, but it was one of the only ones taken at the party that shows the entire vest. Also, I realized today that I totally forgot to put on the bandanna!
Here we are being silly. Ray dressed as our pastor which probably isn't funny to anyone except us. Hahaha.

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

I sure hope everyone had a great Halloween! I woke up with a migraine yesterday but ended up feeling pretty well by last night. Our house isn't exactly in a neighborhood so we ended up only having 4 trick-or-treaters. They were all really sweet. Ray and I are looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas!