Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I love taking Christmas pictures of Gabriel to use them as presents for all the Grandparents every year. This little collage is of Gabriel's first, second, and third Christmas pictures. (I took all of them) I would love to get professional pictures done of him but we can't afford them right now so we will have to deal with my pictures. It's fun to look back and see how much he has changed.

It's a big difference but he also looks the same haha. Funny how that works. That first picture is definitely one of my favorite pictures of Gabriel. It turned out so well and I love it!!

So here are some of my favorites of the pictures I took of Gabriel this year. They turned out really well too. I bribed him with a sucker if he listened to me and did a good job. Obviously, that is the ticket because he sat down and did exactly what I wanted. The outdoor pictures were a little tougher just because it was cold and raining outside and he wasn't as cooperative but I still love the way they turned out. What do you guys think?

My little man is a cutie! Now, I know I'm a little biased haha but that's all right! :) I think the outdoor ones are my favorites :) That is my hat he is wearing because all of his warm hats are too small but I love the way it looks on him! :)

Monday, November 29, 2010

I DID IT!!!!

YAY!!! I wrote 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo in 26 days instead of 30!!! I'm awesome!!! Now, I am no where near finished and starting to edit really scares me, but I am so glad I did it and have a good start to my novel. :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My Long Haired Loves

Now, everyone who either knows me or has been reading my blog for any amount of time, knows that I am a sucker for a man with long hair. I have decided to put together a group of my favorite long haired men just for you, my blogger buddies.

This is the man that started it all!

His hair is pulled back in a ponytail in this picture, but it was past his shoulders. This was my high school crush. I was a freshman and he was a senior and I was in love with him. He had long hair and so my obsession of men with long hair began! (for those of you who don't know who this is...just keep reading)

Next, we have Charlie Cox.

I first fell in love with him in Stardust. He looked like a goober in the beginning of the movie but when he finds out who he is and his hair gets longer...yummy!

Moving right along to Dougray Scott in Ever After.

This is one of my favorite movies and I love him! He isn't the sexiest man, but he sure is sexy in that movie with his nice long hair and adorable smile!

Brendan Fraser in George of the Jungle is our next contestant!

Yummy! I LOVE him and he is so sexy in this movie! And I love love love his hair!!

Johnny Depp...need I say more?

He is such a talented actor and so attractive but, once again, the long hair is my favorite look for him. Some guys can't pull off long hair, but he sure can.

Jake Gyllenhaal in Prince of Persia...........sorry, I was drooling.

There are mixed reviews on him as Prince Dasdan in this movie but I thought he did an amazing job. And who knew he would look so yummy with long hair? I certainly didn't but I was pleasantly surprised!!

Now, how many people out there can't say that Hugh Jackman is one of the sexiest men on the face of the earth?!?!

I LOVE Hugh Jackman. He is amazing and I love him with short hair and with long hair. (And he is like 6'4'' which is a total plus plus plus for that kind of height!) But he is a double yummy and maybe even a triple yummy. Wow!

And getting back to the first picture. I loved him my entire high school career and he was the one who gave me my love of long hair on men (as I have mentioned) but I never even talked to him in high school...I loved him from afar. As I got older and the years passed...well year passed after I graduated from high school haha I ran into him again and this time I got up the courage to go talk to him. He was actually a pretty decent guy and he still had the long hair :)

We started talking and then we started dating and then we got married. That's right. My favorite long haired man, and the one that started it all, is...


Bet you didn't see that one coming haha. This is my favorite picture of him. He is definitely yummy! And man enough to wear a pink shirt and actually pull it off haha. The manly tattoos sticking out of the rolled up shirt sleeves make it even better.

I know not all of you like long hair on guys, and I like short hair on guys too, but I'm such a sucker for a guy that looks good with long hair. :) This post makes me happy!

Monday, November 22, 2010


Well, the title says it all. I'm stuck. My word count is up to 38,371 words. I have 11,629 words left to go and 8 days left to write them in...I'm very proud of myself for making it this far, but I really want to make it to 50,000 words by November 30th. Except for one little bitty problem...I'M STUCK!!!!

I just don't know how I am going to make it...I don't know what should happen next. I already know what the ending is going to be but I have no idea how I am going to get there. I thought of a twist that was going to get me a few thousands words but it didn't get me nearly what I thought it was. So now I came up with another twist and I still don't think it will get me enough words.


I need to go back through it all to add more detail and to make everything clearer if it is confusing but I wanted to do that after I had already reached 50,000 words because that will take time and not add a lot of words. I'm sad to say that I might get so close and yet not make it this year...

On a happier note, I took a really cute picture of me and my Great Dane, Apollo. He loves his mommy!

Now, I am sitting in my Xterra with the window rolled down and he is leaning in to give me a kiss. That's just to show you how big he is...if the size of his head compared to mine didn't give you idea enough haha. Standing on his hind legs he is about 6'4'' or 6'5'' and his back comes up to my hips (I am 5'9'' and all leg so that is saying something) and he still isn't full grown. Crazy, I know. He sleeps in the bed with me and cuddles with me and climbs into my lap because he thinks he is a lap dog :) But I love this picture and I wanted to share it!

He's a handsome baby, isn't he??

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

All Caught Up

So, I am caught up for NaNoWriMo but now that I am writing during all of my free time, I don't have a lot of time to write a blog entry.

For the next month, I won't be writing a lot on here but I will try to write a little something every now and then.

Today, I will share a cute picture I took today.

It is so cute! They were both watching The Wild Thornberrys Movie and I love how Leo is propped up like he is sitting down next to Gabriel.

I will try to write more soon. I hope everyone is having a good day!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Behind Schedule

So I am still feeling sick and dizzy and all that awful stuff. I know that I am not getting enough sleep and that is making it worse, but I have been working on my novel every chance I get. I usually only work on it when Gabriel is asleep because then I'm not distracted. That makes it hard to write 2,000 words a day when I can only write a little bit in the morning and then however long I want to stay awake after he has gone to sleep. I got up early yesterday morning and typed for a good long while, but then I ended up staying up until after two in the morning so when I tried to wake up early this morning, it didn't work.

I'm a little behind schedule in the amount I write everyday, but I am trying to get ahead so I can relax a little bit. It isn't as easy as you might think. I have over 5,000 words but I am supposed to have 8,000 by the end of the day to be completely caught up. That isn't going to happen...unless I really get on a roll and Gabriel gets in bed early (which is definitely a possibility). My goal for the day is only 1,000ish more words but I am going to write more than that to get as close to caught up as I can before I am too tired to write anymore tonight.

I love NaNoWriMo! It is a little frustrating because I am behind, but it is so much fun to have to get everything out on paper. When I set goals for myself, it doesn't really work because I let them slip by. But this isn't just my goal. This is for the whole world. And it is nice to be a part of something like this.

Keep your fingers crossed that I can get caught up tonight!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Well, this weekend has been interesting. I started feeling yucky on Sunday morning but it wasn't too bad so I really didn't think anything of it. As the day went on, I started feeling worse and worse. I sing with a praise band at my church and we have something called Fifth Sunday Sing where we have a bunch of groups get together and sing and just fellowship and worship. Sunday was the first time our band has gotten a chance to sing. We were singing two songs. This would have been all fine and dandy except for the fact that I had to run to the bathroom three times after practice and before everything started because I thought I was going to get sick.

I warned everyone in the band that I might not be able to sing because I might be in the bathroom throwing up...or if I just walked off the stage in the middle of a song, they would know why. I made it through both of our songs and felt all right but it started going downhill again fast. The closer we got to home, the worse I felt. I climbed right into bed and fell asleep. When I woke up a little while later, Josh was asleep and Gabriel was laying between us watching Spongebob. I got a little mad...I felt like crap and Josh couldn't even get Gabriel into bed just this once? So I got out of bed and put Gabriel to bed and then came back into the bedroom. I was so thirsty that I grabbed the closest thing to drink (a Diet Mountain Dew) and took a big swig...bad idea. I had to run straight into the bathroom and got sick.

I felt instantly better, like I always do after my body gets rid of whatever is messing it up in the first place, but it didn't last long. I woke up every hour Sunday night and I left the TV on all night just in case I needed to get to the bathroom in a hurry. All day yesterday I felt like crap too. Every time I got something for Gabriel to eat, the smell of it would make me feel sick to my stomach. I tried eating one of these little cracker sticks he had and I took one bite and thought I would be sick. So I just didn't eat anything all day and I didn't do anything if I didn't have to.

I was supposed to start NaNoWriMo yesterday, but I didn't feel like doing anything. Today, I have felt a little better but I have been so dizzy. I tried getting up and cleaning a little bit but I almost fell over because the room was spinning. Needless to say, I haven't gotten much cleaning done at all.

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. Those of us who are writing novels and need a little push to get it all written out have the perfect opportunity during the month of November. The goal is to write 50,000 words on your novel from November 1st to the 30th. You don't worry about editing, you just get it all written out and go back to edit. So much for getting an early start on that. I still haven't started yet. For those of you who might be interested, check out their website.

I am hoping and praying that feeling like this goes away and it doesn't lead into anything else...