Monday, July 27, 2009


So, my wonderful hubby turns 30 next month. For some reason, I've got this idea in my head to throw him a surprise birthday party. Crazy? Yes, I just might be. Luckily, he's a pretty easy guy to keep a secret from, mostly because he's got the memory span similar to that of a goldfish.

The problem is this: I'm running out of time. His birthday is on the 11th, which is a day I work. This means we're going to have to aim for either the weekend before or the weekend after. I'm probably going to go with the weekend after just to give myself more time.

I'm thinking I'll just keep it simple. Probably a barbecue, some friends, some music, and maybe some games. I'll probably have to borrow my parents house since, let's face it, our apartment is not exactly ideal for entertaining large groups of people. Oh, and the best part of the idea? I'm going to attempt to make him a motorcycle cake. We'll see how it goes.

Anyway, anyone want to come party with us?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Life is Good

There are a lot of negative people in this world. I, sometimes, have a tendency to be one of them. This is something that I'm seriously working on. I don't like being a pessimist, I don't like looking for the worst in situations, and I don't like complaining. I also don't like listening to it from other people.

Lately, it seems, there has been an influx of negative people in my life. They never see anything good in a situation, they never have anything good to say about a person or situation, and every day is bad. Really, people, is life that bad?

I get it, bad things happen to good people. Sometimes life just plain-out sucks. But for most of us, the day to day is better than bad. Don't get me wrong, I know that we all have bad days, trials, and things we'd rather not experience. Just keep in mind that experiencing those "negative" things will breed blessings. Most likely, the bad days will make us more appreciate the good ones, or even just the normal ones.

So, sometimes it's not a matter of glass-half-full or glass-half-empty, sometimes it's a matter of being grateful that you have a glass to put liquid in. Sometimes it's a matter of walking a way from a closed door on an opportunity, and realizing that while you might not see the open window right away, it's generally there waiting for you to find it. Sometimes it's a matter of crying because you're laughing, dancing in the rain, and smiling for no apparent reason.

Really, what it comes down to, is realizing that despite the bad, Life Is Good.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Field Trips!!!

Ok, one of my most favorite things about summer is that Mac and I get to go on a field trip every week. Due to family vacations and such we didn't start until last week, but we had a blast! We decided to go to the International Peace Gardens and Gilgal Garden. It was a good time. Rather than tell you all about it, I'll just give you a slide show so you can see for yourself!


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