Monthly Archives: November 2010


I just felt that this needed to be said:

Every day is so wonderful
And suddenly, I saw debris
Now and then, I get insecure
From all the pain, I’m so ashamed

I am beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring me down
I am beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring me down
So don’t you bring me down today

To all your friends, you’re delirious
So consumed in all your doom
Trying hard to fill the emptiness
The piece is gone left the puzzle undone
That’s the way it is

You are beautiful no matter what they say
Words can’t bring you down
You are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring you down
Don’t you bring me down today…

No matter what we do
(no matter what we do)
No matter what they say
(no matter what they say)
When the sun is shining through
Then the clouds won’t stay

And everywhere we go
(everywhere we go)
The sun won’t always shine
(sun won’t always shine)
But tomorrow will find a way
All the other times

’cause we are beautiful no matter what they say
Yes, words won’t bring us down, oh no
We are beautiful in every single way
Yes, words can’t bring us down
Don’t you bring me down today

Don’t you bring me down today
Don’t you bring me down today

Beautiful Lyrics, by Christina Aguilera. It just needed to be said.

Have a FABULOUS evening!

Crazy, Busy, Crazy!!!

As if I didn’t have enough to do on my to-do list, I had to just squeak in one more thing, and now I am just running a little, well ok – A LOT ragged!!! That is alright! I will figure this all out! I just need to prioritize and keep plugging away! I will get it all done!!! With that being said, Christmas might not be coming out of it’s boxes this year!!! I put up my tree last night, spent two hours putting all of the sparkling Christmas lights on it, and when I plugged it all in, the damn thing had a huge portion of lights NOT WORKING!!! AAAAAGH!!!! Anyway, that will be another thing I will have to do, and that is to unstring/restring my Christmas tree!!! Oh, it is all good, but HONEY if you could see me now!!!! LOL!!!

Have a FABULOUS day!!! πŸ™‚

A Day with the Aunts!

One of my FAVORITE days of the year is my annual Christmas AUNTIE DAY!! This is a day that myself and my two favorite Aunties – Alice, and Flo (HEY GIRRRLS!!) get together to do some window shopping, having lunch, chatting, laughing, and ooing and ahing at all of the Christmas sights!!!!! These ladies are such a strong support system in my life, I don’t know what I would ever do without them!!! Well, yesterday was NOOOOO exception!! We spent the day on 23rd street in Portland, and HONEY, we had SOOO MUCH FUN!!! I came home with more treasures than I actually expected – I did a little more actual shopping than window shopping this year! πŸ˜‰ An oversized Gaudy-Fabulous ring, a chocolate brown hat with a flower/brooch, a couple of goodies from the MAC store – I just LOVE that place, and some other miscellaneous baubles!!!!

With that said, during our lunch yesterday one of the topics of conversation was my insane addiction to collecting stuff and the show Hoarder’s! Ok, before you get the wrong idea I am not THAT bad, but I did do a self-analysis last night and realized that if I wasn’t careful, I could be!! SO, today I have spent a LARGE portion of my day posting DVDs and books up on E-bay! I am not sure if any of it will sell, but I have to tell you that opening up my mind, I mean REALLY opening up my mind to the idea of getting rid of the excess and I realize that as I started posting objects, it just got easier and easier and actually quite…what’s the word???? FREEDOM!!! Ok, let’s not go too crazy here, I only posted 31 things – that does not a full decluttering make, but it is a GREAT start, and I can feel the momentum growing!! I will be on the lookout for more things to get rid of, and hopefully get some of this out-of-control-ness in control!!! πŸ˜‰

I will keep you posted!

Have a FABULOUS evening!!!

Blessings & Birthdays!

Whew!!! It is officially the end of Friday and these past two to days have seemed to be a whirlwind of fun!!

Yesterday we celebrated Thanksgiving at Jason’s mom’s place and we had a blast. Unfortunately my camera has crapped out so I was able to get 0 photos – BOO! HISS! Oh well, maybe I will just have to ask Santa for a new camera so that I can keep up with my hobby of photography.

So yesterday it was my job, along with my 7 year old niece to make the deviled eggs. What I was not aware of, however was that my niece LOVES hard boiled eggs and has the life philosophy that if, as she is pealing an egg, and it should break, then they are no longer deemed worthy of the deviled egg plate – hence she can just eat them to put them out of her misery! Cute, but NO!!! She ended up breaking sooooo many eggs that at dinner time she actually passed on the deviled egg platter as it came around because she had already eaten something like 4 whole eggs! Gotta love my girl!!!!!

After dinner, most of us managed to go for a quick walk in the neighborhood, which was good since the group was seeming a little cooped up. Then a few of us adults hung around to play the game Mad Gabs – WHAT A HOOT!!! That game is so much harder than it seems – I may have to pick this up, so I always have it on hand – could be fun at dinner parties!!!

To say the least – we had FUN!!!

As for today, it is my Sweetie’s 35th birthday and we literally spent the day doing WHATEVER he wanted to do! FUN!!! I won’t go into all of the details here, but we did a lot of walking around downtown checking out all of the French/European stores, made a pit stop at Great Harvest Bread Company – Yum, checked out this great kitchenware store for some supplies, and eventually made it back to Bentley’s for an absolutely DIVINE dinner!!! All-in-all, a damn near perfect day!!!

Happy Birthday my Love!!!! I love you more and more every year!!!

(And Daddy, keep your spirits up – you are in my prayers!!!)

Have a FABULOUS evening!
~Christina πŸ˜‰

Living in a State of Gratitude!

Good morning!

Today is the day before Thanksgiving, and my sweetie and I are looking forward to the big day! This year we are spending Thanksgiving with Jason’s family, something we haven’t done in many years.

So, for today’s post I thought that I would list out some of the things that I am grateful for this Holiday season!

I am thankful because:

  • I serve a God who loves me and wants more for me than I can ever imagine
  • I have a husband who adores me and is constantly going out of his way to make me happy (Keep up the FABULOUS job my BHLM!!!)
  • I have a fun, cheeky, and loving dad, who gets more and more charming every year (I love you, Daddy!!!)
  • I have a bunch of sisters (both in my family and in Jason’s) who are fun, zany, brilliant, loving, thoughtful, and supportive. (You are my HEROINES!!!)
  • I have two little sisters who don’t mind if I have adopted them and treat them like my children!! (Thanks girls!!!)
  • I have nieces and nephews who are such a HOOT! These kiddos are the special people in my life that keep me feeling young (Whew – I am tired already!! ;-))
  • I have aunties who understand me, and are such a joy to hang around with (See you girls Saturday – I CAN’T WAIT!!!)
  • I have a job, although not always my favorite, pays really well, and has helped me get to where I am today, all while introducing me to a lot of really fun people, some of who have become dear friends to me (Yes, Chris – I am talking to you!!!)
  • I have two little puppies who think that we are the sun and moon and stars no matter what is going on or where! (Look! mommy’s home, and it’s bath night!!! Faye: “YEAH!” Sophie: “Boo!”)
  • I have a best friend who has been an important part of my life for over 22 years (Dawn, how would I ever make it without you???)
  • I have family members who, even though they have passed on, have left me with a strong sense of who I am and what I can accomplish if I put my mind to it (Mom, Grandpa, Grandma, Grandpa, Grandma – you know who you are – I hope you are all having a party up there!!!)

God really has blessed me in more ways that I can list here! I am so thankful for my life, and all of the events that have led me to this place! I pray that I am able to be a blessing to all of you who are in my life – I would not be who I am without you! LOL – I just heard my daddy say in my head, “No, no you wouldn’t – literally!!!” Even from afar my dad is with me!!! I LOVE YOU DADDY!!! πŸ˜‰

I hope all of you have a FABULOUS (and blessed) day!!!

Monday Night Date Night!

Well, tonight I am practicing my spontaneity muscles and going to the movies with my sweetie on a work night! I know – I have issues!!! LOL!

Jason and I are finally getting to see the new Harry Potter movie! I know, I was totally planning on seeing it this past weekend, but I couldn’t seem to rally to get out the door! However, I am feeling much better, SO here we are!!!

I will let you know what I think – but for now I am off to enjoy some time with my sweetie!!!

Have a FABULOUS evening!
~Christina πŸ˜‰


Saturday Update!

Good morning!

I have slept much too long this morning and now I am going to pay for that by being sore and achy!!! I am still feeling under the weather, but I have made plans to meet with my girlfriend, Dawn this evening – and just hang out!! Jason is going to go out with the guys to have his manly birthday celebration! He turns 35 on Friday, yes the day after Thanksgiving!!!

Yesterday, I got some crafting done, I made this cute barrette out of old scraps of felt that I cut out and stitched up – I may where that out today. I also did a little bit of painting, but I really couldn’t do much since I really was out sick!!

Last night Jason and I were going to go see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and that was out since I was feeling under the weather – BUMMER! If I am up to it tomorrow, we may go watch it then, otherwise it will have to wait until later in the week!

I am having a difficult time being in a cheery mood today, must be this bug that I’ve got, so I am going to leave you with these videos, that have always cheered me up when I have been feeling out of it!

I hope you enjoy!!



I’m Seeeek!!

Good morning!

I have been dealing with some kind of bug all week that has been increasingly causing me to feel really achy, cold, and just REALLY OFF!! I can’t put my finger on it exactly, but what it equates to is that I am just sick (AKA seeeeek)!!! I really HATE being sick, but then again, who likes it??? You see, I am a very needy sickie! My mom spoiled myself and my 4 sisters whenever we would get sick – we would get the princess treatment all day and night until we got better; a special bed made on the couch, we got to hold the remote (something that NEVER happened in my house growing up), we got to eat in the living room, on said couch (which again NEVER EVER happened in the living room), and our mom would basically dote on us and take care of our every need to make sure that we were comfortable enough to recoup!! OH HOW I TOOK THAT FOR GRANTED!!! Nowadays, being a sickie usually means staying home by yourself ALL DAY LONG. No one to tend to your needs, or comforts 24/7. No one to bring you an ice cold glass of 7Up, one of those childhood sickie treats, and no one to make sure that you have warm socks on, or squeeze your toes so you will instantly feel better!! LOL!!! Those were the days!!! AAAAH!! Come to think of it, I am not sure why I wasn’t “Sick” more often as a kid – I could have really lived it up on that scam!! LOL!!!

Anyway, even though I am staying home from work today, I am still going to TRY and get SOMETHING creative done today, ANYTHING! I really don’t want to lose that momentum that I have been working on. I can feel my creativity muscles getting stronger, which has been a nice change! Matter of fact, last night my sis, Alex, and her daughter, V, spent some time in my craft room last night, and we did a couple of projects, which was really quite fun!

It has been kind of rainy/blustery around here, and it has been really getting me longing for a camping trip with my sweetie! Camping is always so good for our marriage, Jason is just one of THE COOLEST people to camp with because he is just so DANG GOOD AT IT!!! Once, early in our marriage, we went camping, and I remember our tent being under this tarp-canopy that Jason had set up for us. It rained SOOOOO HARD ALL WEEKEND!!! The sound was absolutely AMAZING!!! I was so sure that we would somehow wash away, but amazingly we didn’t! I remember being bundled up in comfy sweats, sweater, and Jason’s oversized socks on my feet. It was soooo cold that weekend, that for the most part, I stayed nestled warmly in the tent all weekend, which if you’ve ever camped with Jason and I, know that our tent kind of resembles Jeannie’s bottle, with pillows, and oversized comforters all over the place, on top of an huge air mattress – PURE BLISS!!! I remember that particular weekend hunkering down with a good lust-in-the-dust-book, and both Jason and I either reading, napping, or spending some quality time together just being silly, or talking about our dreams, or simply snuggling to stay warm. Man, I am going to have to get it together and schedule another camping trip for us soon!!! πŸ˜‰

As for now, I am going to take my sickie self and snuggle back down into bed and see if I can kick this bug’s booty while I sleep!!!

As for the rest of you, have a FABULOUS morning! πŸ˜‰