Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hold on to him.

"He's not perfect. You're not either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold on to him and give him the most you can. He isn't going to quote poetry, he's not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don't hurt him, don't change him, and don't expect more than he can give. Don't analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he's not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don't exist, but there's always one guy that is perfect for you." -- Bob Marley

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving with the fam!

I loved being home with my family for Thanksgiving!! It was so good to spend time with my parents and my little sisters and just to be home. I am so glad that I'm going to be home again in only 3 weeks! I can't wait!!!
Here are a couple pictures I took while we were working in the kitchen getting dinner ready:


He said, she said

Being able to see my friends this past week while I was home for Thanksgiving was so fantastic! I knew that I missed them but being back with them made me realize what I was really missing. It was such a blast! I don't think anyone can match such an awesome group of people. I love all of them so much and am so glad that we still get together occasionally and mess around just like old times!
My mom took some stalker pictures of us laughing our guts out while playing he said/she said and if/then... And her photography skills are somewhat lacking. But I kind of love them!

Just laughing really hard. As usual.

Honestly, this picture quality sucks. But, I love this photo!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beautiful Disaster

Once upon a time, long ago, Andrew posted this video on his blog and I fell in love with it. Last night, Ray and I were talking and something she said reminded me of it and I wanted to share it. So, here it is :)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Iron Chef

Last night, for FHE, we competed in our apartment complex's Iron Chef. The 'secret ingredient' was fruit. Lot's of it. We had apples, kiwi, watermelons, and grapes. Our 'family' made crepes with a delicious sour cream and brown sugar sauce and homemade whipped cream, candied almonds for on top, and a fruit smoothie. I'm not really sure if any of it really tasted that great but our presentation was pretty awesome. We made a hula girl out of a kiwi and apples. And, the fruit smoothie was in the hollowed out watermelon in the middle. Admit it. Pretty sweet.

The fam.
Ignore the fact that our hula girl is missing half her coconut bra...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Every day.

All that I can say is, I'm glad to know that I can always call my mom and tell her what's on my mind even though I live so far away and we can't talk in person. Even when it's 12:30 AM... Yeah... I love you Mom! Thanks for always maintaining your role as a mother and still being my best friend! I love you!!!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Daddy, I love you.

So, basically, this post is about how much I love my Dad. (Yes,  I know it's not Father's Day). I have always loved my Dad. He's my best friend. But, since I moved up here to this frozen university, I've realized more and more how much I miss him. I miss punching him in the gut when he got home from work. I miss teasing him about his swiss-cheese t-shirt. I miss laughing with (at) him while we watch School of Rock together. I miss teasing about him being an old man and having a daughter old enough to be in college. I miss being able to run to him every time I wanted my back popped or my neck adjusted. I miss his mastery of the culinary arts and being able to eat his delicious Papa Stew or whatever else he cooked up on any given night. I miss our fly-fishing outings and the times that I almost caught his eyebrow with my line. I miss wrestling with him until my mom started yelling from the kitchen "You guys! You need to stop it before someone gets hurt!!" and completely ignoring her until we both really regret it. I miss coming home from a friend's house late and being scared out of my pants when he jumped out from behind the counter in the kitchen. I miss already being in bed and then running downstairs to give my adorable Pops a hug and a kiss goodnight.

This is a little tribute to the times my dad has played with me or done things with me that may not have been his activity of choice. Okay, let's be honest. It's the other way around. I always went fishing and camping with him instead of him sitting down for me to paint his fingernails. But, that's the way we both wanted it! I just like this video anyways.
Basically, my Dad is awesome and I love him!!! Oh! And, he has a blog. Read it. If you like or are familiar with Prairie Home Companion by Garrison Keillor, you'll love it!! Check it out here! I love you Daddy!!! I miss you!

Friday, November 4, 2011

New favorite snack? You bet!

Whole-grain Wheat Thins with roasted garlic hummus. Absolutely, undeniably delicious. Also try: Replace the Wheat Thins with Triscuts and add freshly sliced tomatoes. 

P.S. Happy 100th post on Here Comes the Sun!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Enough said.

Haha! This is great!