Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Patience of Job.

Oh, hi!
I'm sleepy. And on book 4 of the Left Behind series. I never thought I'd read them.. It was actually an accident, if you believe in such things. I'll tell you about it some other time. At the moment I am sleepy.
I think I'll finish this post tomorrow. Unless I've been raptured. That is a word, SpellCheck.
Brb.

I'm back. Maybe tonight.
Anyway, I hurt in places I didn't even know I could. Dear future husband, if we buy our kids loft beds, you get to be the one to put them together. Ouch. I put Leo's together tonight. That was painful. I also rediscovered my fear of heights.. While on top of the loft.. Before I had finished it.. So it was all wobbly.. And very scary.. :-S Horrifying.. Yeah.. Should have just thrown in a snake for good measure.
Oh! About the accidentally reading Left Behind:
So Daddy had mentioned that his inmates were missing the last two books of the series, and they had to be paperback, and they were all very sad because they couldn't find copies. I remembered the library had 2 Left Behind books in their 25cent section. So I bought them. Turns out they were 2copies of book one, which Daddy didn't need. So now I own 2copies of Left Behind book 1. One was left in the car accidentally. One day I was sitting in the car with Faithy, and she was sleeping, and I was phoneless. (Aka I was as close to bored as I'll let myself get.) At that point I start looking for things to read. The newspaper got old quickly. And Lego Magazine only can be read so many times. Then I saw my Left Behind book under the seat. Win
I started reading and quickly got hooked. They really are pretty good books.

I have bags under my eyes. Ugh. I need sleep. And a better concealer. Anything else I wanted to say? I don't remember.. OOOOHHHH!!!
Princess party at Chick-Fil-A! It was a blast! The Browns were there, and the Snitchzlers, and the Reids, and a little girl I didn't know named Payton.. She was a doll. She came up to me and said: "Let me fix your tiara." *She proceeds to "fix" it. "There. Now you are beautiful. What's your name? I'm Payton. Why are you wearing a shawl? I like your dress? Why is your hand hot? Did you have surgery?" I'm not even sure how I responded. I was kind of in shock. I mean, I'm used to all the other questions, but I've never gotten the surgery one. XD
One last thing before I go to sleep or something equally impossible: We were at Khol's, and Maybe by Ingred    played. Made me happy.
Anywayz,
Ciao

Friday, August 26, 2011

P.S.


It's Out There.

Oh, hey!

Hi there.
I'm bored  feeling extremely lazy at the moment. Much like Jeffry. If there are any ghost present, I welcome your company. Or whatever. Yeah.
I'm *not* going to be hit with a hurricane. Or apparently an earthquake. I am certainly grateful. Though it would be extremely exciting if I lived through it. I'm going to a birthday party tomorrow. Maybe. Hehe, it'll be interesting. /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\   <<<< Those look like mountains.. Or.. Something..
Yeah...
Nicky's watching Sue Thomas F.B.Eye. Most awesomest show ever.
Shut up, awesomest is too a word.
10 things I'd re-live in no particular order:

1. Last summer
2. The weekend Faithy was born
3. The Casting Crowns and / or the Owl City concert
4. TeenPact of this year
5. The North Carolina trip we took back in '08
6. ...That's all I remember..

Little brat on STFBEye is mouthing off against Americans... His dad was a suicide bomber and the kid thinks he was a "holy warrior." Glad that all gets cleared up.
Is tomorrow Saturday? Can I sleep in? Why can't I have a little light above my head to tell people if I'm Available, Busy, or Invisible? It'd be so useful.. Especially the invisible one.


Recommended Items To Include In A Basic Emergency Supply Kit:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Additional Items To Consider Adding To An Emergency Supply Kit:

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Cash or traveler's checks and change
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container. You can use the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) - PDF, 277Kb) developed by Operation Hope, FEMA and Citizen Corps to help you organize your information.
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov.
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • ^---If I was going to be without water or power a few days, this is what I'd add under that category: Dry shampoo, make-up removing wipes, Justine Case from Benefit Cosmetics, mascara.
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
Now I am eating homemade mac & cheese and I'm no longer feeling lazy. Ciao.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

HELP

Hi there.
I'm searching for the perfect black dress to buy at the mall tomorrow, and I'm stuck.


Option 1.


Option 2.


Option 3.


Option 3's not my favorite, but I still kind of like it.. I'm confuzzled and would appreciate any feedback I can get.
Lots of love and appreciation,
~Natalie


P.S.
Tomorrow is my favorite day of the year.
August 24th.
8/24.
Exactly one year from when Mom found out she was pregnant with Twinkle.
Time flies, doesn't it?

Monday, August 22, 2011

Nicky and I goofing off before bed.





^ I love his face in that one.^


^That's not what he was supposed to be doing...^


^And that's not what I was supposed to be doing. :-P ^
(He was trying to make a <3 and I "missed" and mussed his hair.)


^We both look like fish.^


^When I said look at the camera he looked down.. At my camera phone... ^




*sigh*

My princess is 4 months old today.
And she weighs about 22lbs.
Yep... Amazing, right? And we *just* started feeding her on banana/ pears 2weeks ago.
She's precious.


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Everything and Soup.


I'm making broccoli cheese soup.
And listening to Michael Buble. 
Perfect cooking music.

More Books.


Seriously, if y'all need any books, please let me know! 
There are soooo many..
Faithy's excited about the books she got. 
It was fun putting the boxes together for the different prisons. 
Like Operation Christmas Child for adults!


Friday, August 19, 2011

=O

He did NOT just ask her to just be friends. 
=O 



I'm watching Amen with the boys.


Thelma: "You still want to see me, and go out and stuff, but instead of kissing goodnight you just want to shake hands? And somehow this is going to end in marriage??"

Reuben: "Uhhhh... Yup."

Thelma: "Works for me... As long as it ends in marriage."

Girl's got a good sense of humor.

My Baby Princess is Cuter than Your Baby Princess.

Sorry, I had to say it.
But she is perfect. She's sleeping on the big bed at the moment, so I'm watching her. She likes the big bed because it's softer than her crib. 

Today my dishwasher is to be fixed, justice is to be served, and a dentist is to be visited. 
(Mom broke a tooth.)
(And no promises on the justice thing..)
(Or apparently the dishwasher since the guy seems to like canceling on me..)
There are two new Snow White movies coming out. Both look very cool. Both will probably turn out dirty in one way or the other and I'll have to skip both.
There's alos a new Peter Pan movie in which Peter is a childlike kidnapper who murders his victims, and Hook's a good guy set out to catch him. Prolly won't be seeing that either. 
"A steadfastly faith filled man, Philip believes in the possibility of redemption for all. He falls in love with the beautiful mermaid Syrena when she is captured by Blackbeard's crew (of which Philip is a part) and he tries desperately to protect her from Blackbeard's cruelty, nearly getting himself killed in the process. Syrena and Philip's fate remains unknown as of the end of the fourth movie, but one thing is for certain: wherever they wind up they will be together for all eternity."

Maybe I should see the pirate movie? 
Rafael Nadal is losing. 
*sigh*
Oh, well. 
Ciao for now. 
Actually, I'm eating lunch now, so really it's
Chow for now. 
(I know, that was lame)


Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Yummiest Chocolate-less Cookies Ever.





1 1/2 Sticks Butter 
1 1/2 Cups White Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
2 Eggs

1 Tsp. Vanilla 
2 Cups Flour
1Tsp. Baking Soda
1Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
2 Cups Oatmeal
1 Cup Coconut 


Preheat oven to 350*
Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars, and graham cracker crumbs. Add eggs and vanilla. 
In a separate bowl mix flour,baking powder and soda, salt, and oats. 
Combine with peanut butter mixture. Add coconut.
Bake for 10-15 minutes.


These cookies are crunchy and chewy and perfect. 
Only thing missing is chocolate, but even without it, they're pretty amazing. 
If you happen to be blessed enough to have some chocolate chips on hand, go ahead and toss them in the mix!
Then they truly would be the best cookies ever. 
Enjoy!

What's in a Name?

It is a well known fact that naming the hero of your TV show or movie Jack instantly makes him more intellectual, more adventurous, and twice as good looking as someone named, say, Stanley or Percival.

Proof of this is Jack from my new favorite show, Sue Thomas F.B.Eye:


If his name was like, Quentin, he would not be the best secret agent ever. 
He just wouldn't be.
Ok, ciao for now

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I'm Reading a Book.

Today, after a lovely church fellowship, I sorted 80 boxes of assorted Christian and inspirational books.
All were given to Daddy free for his work, and h said I could have first crack at them. I came home with 4 boxes and a laundry basket full. Where I am going to put all of these is still a mystery, considering my two bookshelves are already three layers+ thick.. Just saying, when my future husband and I get a house, it needs a library.
Goodnight all, see you tomorrow.
~Natalie
P.S.
If you need any random Christian books, just let me know.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

You Have GOT to be Kidding Me.

It's a good thing I enjoy hand washing dishes.. Because my dishwasher has been broken since the beginning of the month, and Sears just called to inform me they're not coming today, and that they may come fix it on the 19th.
*sigh*
Patience is a virtue God is going to teach me one way or the other.


Monday, August 8, 2011

I promised Dolly,

And I never, ever, ever break a promise.
Ok, I may not have promised her to y'all, but I promised it to myself. So here you go:
My take on Hello Dolly.
I am going to find a movie I don't like just so I can give it 2stars.
See y'all tomorrow

Dear Future Husband,

Wanna move to Utah?


 Disney•Pixar 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

It is No Use Arguing..

I've made up your mind.
I watched Hello Dolly today. I'll be reviewing it here tomorrow.
Now I am handwashing all of the dishes. (The 10th cannot get here soon enough...)
This weekend's achievements: I made the best cornbread ever, and won second in a tennis tournament.
That last one doesn't really count because the kids I played were so much younger than me..
"I don't recall ever leaving Alaska.."
I really want to go to Back to D.C.
If you know of a more elegant yet no less exciting way of finishing off a carton of milk than drinking it straight, can you please let me know? Really, nothing beats the fun of drinking it straight from the carton, but it isn't very ladylike, and well.. You know...
Anyway, the dishes are calling me.
"And his heart belongs to that sweet little beautiful, perfect, all-American giiiiiiiirrrrrrrlllllll..."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Proof of this:














Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mental note: Find a recipe for marshmallow-bacon pancakes.

Monday, August 1, 2011

L.A. Lights and Such.

http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=773

^ LOL^
It is late at night. Well, not really late.
I think I may be Snow White. I live in a house with little men, (Yes, there are only two, not seven, but Leo's appetite makes up for the lack of numbers.) I bake pies, I vocalize at random times, and at random moments wild animals come up to me. Mostly birds. Like today, when the cutest little bird let me pick it up and take care of it until it flew off. Made me smile. His name is Noble.
Should I be disturbed that most of the other members of my family are gathered around the other computer watching a fat guy swim? And calling other family members to tell them to watch him? This is kind of odd and rather funny. Faith finds it amusing as well.
I got to see Gypsy today. "There goes his cat again!"
"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. ~ Charles Schultz"


Faith
Faith is no longer interested in the fat guy. She likes the roses on the table better.
I really hope I am not getting sick. I am playing in a tennis tournament. And yes, I am scared to death. So far I  have only played little miniature teenagers. And they're good. I can't imagine how good kids my age would be. :-|
Shark Week has been awesome. Ok, yes, it's only been one day.
(HAHAHA,  http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=913 )
We may have a Chilean guy come stay in our basement. Leo's tennis coach. His name is Jose. Why he is staying here, I have no idea. I just hope he goes back to college soon. (Did I mention I don't think he likes me at all cuz I beat one of his players in singles?) Yeah. Good times.  I want to go star gazing. It is cloudy.. Nicole is eating all of my pie. I don't blame her. Best recipe ever. I don't have any idea what site it is from, sorry. :-(
I don't know how to French braid. This is really saddening. BUT I am going to try and take French lessons with people. Not French people. Why is my 9yo cousin going to Paris alone? Without me? (Ok, ok, maybe she is 11.. I lost track...)
Goodnight.
See you all tomorrow.
Ciao.
Oh, rats. It's almost tomorrow. I have 30mins to fall asleep.
And Phantom of the Opera is now playing in my head. (Thanks Daddy. :-P )

New Blog

Hi!
So I mentioned I was starting a new blog..
To See Or Not To See
Yup. That's it.
Let me know if you like the concept of it.
Just cuz I have seen a movie, doesn't mean I endorse it. Which is why I started this blog. :-D