Monday, December 28, 2009

Snow Circles

Sorry about the quality of this picture - it was really windy and cold and apparently my phone was a bit shaky. But I still think these bizarre circles on the sidewalk look pretty cool!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve

Every year, the streets are lined with luminaries on the main street in Saline on Christmas Eve.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Family party

Could my niece Sammy's smile be any cuter!?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I love my coworkers! Along with some sweet gifts, Ann gave me this card that says "A donation has been made in your name to the human fund," a reference from one of my favorite episodes of Seinfeld (Festivus). And Justin gave me (along with some other thoughtful gifts) some Twilight collectors cards - seriously, these gifts and cards made my day! My coworkers know me too well.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sleeping Cutie

To keep my niece entertained while I was busy cleaning and folding laundry, I let her lay down in my bed and watch a movie. Later, when I walked into my bedroom and saw her looking so cozy like this, I just had to take a picture. You can tell she was a bit annoyed with me interrupting her movie. Still cute.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Best cookie winner!

The quality of this picture is questionable (I think my camera was on a weird setting) but Erin still looks cute! She was the winner of the Christmas Cookie Taste off!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gray gray gray...

Ford Lake

These pictures were taken at 4:30. Whine whine whine.... I don't like the gray.

Saturday, December 12, 2009


The cast of Cinderella preparing for the question/answer portion after the play. The play was amazing, by the way!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas at a Mathematics company

This was one of the decorations at our holiday party today.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

First Snow

Note how gray the sky is.

Same day, but a more cheerful perspective. I love the colors of this plant.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Secretary of State today

Going to the Secretary of State's office is never pleasant - I had to wait 45 minutes today for my number to be called. But not only that, I saw two very disturbing things while I was there:

1) I saw a lady taking the eye test to renew her license. When asked if she wears her glasses while driving, she said no. She then proceeded to see NOTHING in the eye test and was told to start wearing her glasses while driving. How long has she been driving without her glasses? Terrifying.

2) I saw a kid who looks exactly like Ron Weasley in the FIRST Harry Potter movie applying for his drivers permit.

A blind lady and a child driving on the same roads as me. Some things are better left unknown.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A few pics from the Christmas parade

Lit up streets downtown.

Santa Claus!

Parade watchers
Marching band! My favorite.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Chocolate and caramel covered pretzels

I made some for the first time tonight and they turned out really well! (If I do say so myself.) My one complaint is that they are way too delicious. I have to give them away before I eat them all!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hallway at work

I'm loving the snowflake decorations at work!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sarah's senior picture

I went over to my friend Sarah's tonight and was amused to see her senior picture up in her entertainment center. It made me laugh so much I had to take a quick picture of it with my phone. She said her mom gave it to her recently and she didn't know what to do with it.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Little Hitler

Sammy, with a Hitler stash. We told her it was distasteful but she kept it anyway. Ok, truth is, she just went frosting first into a cupcake and this was the result.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Baby Shower

This is me reading to my nieces and below is my pregnant cousin holding Sammy.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

Katherine and I braved the crowds this black Friday morning. The line in Target took 45 minutes and wrapped halfway around the store, but it was worth it. Now it's time for my morning nap.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

While on a walk today, I saw... abandoned potato all alone on the sidewalk, and...

a tree with gorgeous coloring - the branches were only green at the very tips.

Monday, November 23, 2009


Almost all of the leaves have turned brown and been raked away at this point so these leaves caught me off guard. They really cheered me up!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Team Jake

Girls waiting in line for New Moon. I saw it, and I loved it. Go ahead and judge me.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Christmas Countdown

I made this Christmas chain with my niece and nephew tonight. Sorry about the lighting - my camera is still broken.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Parking Problems

Where I work I have to park on the street but due to two to three foot high piles of leaves, there's no place to park these days!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Food Thief

This is Dagny, jumping up to try to get some avocado. She acts like she's starving to death (she's not).

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Happy birthday James and Mary!

We celebrated my aunt and nephew's birthday at Chuck E Cheese today!

Friday, November 6, 2009


This self take was supposed to simply show this fun headband I got tonight but instead it's turned me into an insanely obsessed critic of my own face. Maybe I just don't look good in self takes...yeah, that's gotta be it. I can't look at this picture anymore.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Colder, colder, coldest

All these pictures were taken within ten minutes of each other, but the sky looks colder as you go, don't you think?