Tuesday, September 30, 2008
To start with, I somehow caught an annoying cold over the weekend and was just kind of feeling icky all day long. I was looking forward to coming home, getting some errands done (groceries being a big one of those since we don't have much to eat in the house), going on a casual walk with Diggy, and just relaxing.
None of those things happened unfortunately because we spent the evening inventorying all of the things that had been stolen from us. Yes....our sweet little house was broken into yesterday.
It kind of makes me sick just writing about it. It is so hard to believe that someone could violate our privacy so quickly, take our things that we worked and saved for, not to mention items of no real cash value but a huge amount of sentimental value- (i.e. An old watch that was Nick's grandpa's that I don't think even worked, but was something that Nicholas treasured....AND all the love letters/cards I had ever given Nick.)
Seriously...who does that?! I texted the girls last night about the cards and Jamie's response was perfect:
"Obvi those thieves need some love in their lives."
It is so true. It saddens me to think about what state in life one must be in to actually think that breaking into and stealing someone else's belongings is actually ok.
But.....there are things to be thankful for through this, we realize. No one was home thankfully when they did this, they actually didn't really vandalize our home- just took stuff, they didn't touch the piano (thank goodness!), and we do have homeowners insurance (again- thank goodness!). We do feel fortunate for all those things.
Just a real wake up call I suppose for this often naive girl....having grown up in a small town I think I have just always had a certain sense of safety and haven't taken the extra precautionary efforts I suppose.
Not anymore....this house is getting a security system stat. It reminds me of a quote I remember from some inspirational coffee table book...
"Trust in God...but lock your car."
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
This one is for Lyndsy (I saw your comment on Krissy's page that this was one of your fav's...)
And for my Krissy....it's not Barbra, but still pretty darn good!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Wow...he is just so awesome!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Your emotions may be extra volatile today, Courtney, and there is a great deal of passion behind your words. You have the power to instigate some major changes in your life, and if you are wise you will consider multiple ways in which these changes can be made. Find the part of you inside that needs a boost. Find the area that is lacking passion. Jump-start the battery that rules this aspect of your being and make sure all your sparks are firing.
Actually quite true....with work being really, really hectic and stressful lately, I was about to lose it today and had to do some deep breaths to not start crying. Seriously. I don't know why I let myself get so worked up sometimes, but today was definitely one of those days.
Thank goodness for Bootcamp and a yummy dinner made by my sweet husband...endorphins, stir fry, and my love...just what I needed!
Oh. And my favorite trash T.V. shows (G.G. and The Hills). That didn't hurt either.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Sunshine in my eyes can make me cry
Sunshine on the water looks so lovely
Sunshine almost always makes me high
I'd tell a tale sure to make you smile
If I had a wish that I could wish for you
I'd make a wish for sunshine all the while
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Yep...we like eating!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Health: Our health is something that is all too often taken so much for granted, but is such a blessing. I know it's cliche to say, but I am actually quite often guilty of cliches (what can I say, I'm a bit cheesy!)...but truly each day is a gift. I am guilty almost daily of self-deprecating body image comments, but why? I am healthy! I can run! I can jump! I am fortunate.
Family: What an amazing family I have! To have grown up in, what I consider to be, the most amazing childhood, with loving, caring, present and aware parents...to have extended family who are loving, caring, present and aware...and to found in my new family wonderful people who are loving, caring, present and aware. I am fortunate.
My Love: Finding my person in this life, who makes me laugh, who loves me, who puts up with me, who actually thinks I'm funny too, who supports me, who encourages me and who shares this journey with me. I am fortunate.
My Girls: I hope that my girls always know how very much I love them. They are inspiring, creative, smart, amazing, unique, funny and positively radiant individuals who make my life full. I am fortunate.
Insulation: Our house is now fully insulated after hiring a small team of gents to come blow in insulation to our attic.
Okay...truth be told, I'm working on feeling thankful for this one right now...because it is NOT the most inexpensive process, but I know that it will help keep us cozy this fall and winter and for this, I am fortunate.
Oh well....because it was so bad I ran my errands this morning before work and just went in a bit later, so that's good!
Plus it is a gorgeous day! And tomorrow's Friday- yippee!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Our cute George, leading us on....
A local musical blogger did a piece on us that you can read here. Yep, we are pretty awesome.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Nick and I are off now for a walk outside since it is such a lovely day, I can't waste all of it inside. That counts for something right?!
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Congrats Ruthie! Can't wait for the big day!
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thanks so much Paul!! Such a great and delicious evening!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
FYI: I would sell parts of my soul for a ticket to the final performance of RENT
DITTO FULLER!!!!!! As you all probably know, this is my HANDS DOWN favorite musical ever! Nicholas, AJ and I sing and act it out as frequently as possible. And though I've seen it 3 times now...I have yet to see it in New York and would give anything to hop on a flight and be there!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Thank you again Kim and Mike for inviting us on such a special retreat...we are hoping this might become a tradition?! :)