Sunday, November 29, 2009

i ♥ this song...


Owl City | MySpace Music Videos

You would not believe your eyes
If ten million fireflies lit up the world as I fell asleep
'Cause they'd fill the open air
And leave teardrops everywhere
You'd think me rude but I would just stand and stare

I'd like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
'Cause everything is never as it seems

'Cause I'd get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs
As they tried to teach me how to dance
A foxtrot above my head
A sock hop beneath my bed
A disco ball is just hanging by a thread

When I fall asleep leave my door open just a crack

(Please take me away from here)
'Cause I feel like such an insomniac
(Please take me away from here)
Why do I tire of counting sheep
(Please take me away from here)
When I'm far too tired to fall asleep

To ten million fireflies
I'm weird 'cause I hate goodbyes
I got misty eyes as they said farewell
But I'll know where several are
If my dreams get real bizarre
'Cause I saved a few and I keep them in a jar

(I fall asleep)
I'd like to make myself believe that planet earth turns slowly
It's hard to say that I'd rather stay awake when I'm asleep
Because my dreams are bursting at the seams

Friday, November 27, 2009

giving thanks...

this thanksgiving i am thankful for:
1. my beautiful mom who is so fun, easy going, understanding, and adorable.
2. my wild bouncy nephew who makes every moment blissful.
3. my crazy little sister, who makes me laugh even when she makes me mad.
4. my sweet friend, fritz!, who cracks me up until my face hurts.
5. having enough.
6. "management"~surprisingly hilarious and sweet
7. leftovers for days...
8. sunny, crisp weather and the smell of firewood
9. a clean kitchen
10. the apron i'm wearing in this picture...made by my mom. i really don't like pictures of myself which is why i don't post them here, but i do LOVE this apron and the smile on my face really captures how i felt all day on this Thanksgiving. :)

pioneer woman.

i'm so excited about getting to meet the pioneer woman this tuesday!
her cookbook just arrived in the mail a few days ago and i can't wait to have her sign it. weeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

take a moment...

to read days with my father.
{found via birds of a feather}
it was lovely to take a moment to stop and read this as
i am very busy preparing for the big Thanksgiving feast tomorrow.
i am so very very thankful at this moment for such a wonderful life.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

thank you...

1. forgetting what day it is because i had a 3 day weekend
2. a pile of 110 essays to grade because that means i have a job
3. hot peppermint tea after a long cold day
4. excitement about the upcoming thanksgiving feast i am preparing for my family
5. UP on dvd
6. unexpected cards in the mail~i ♥ real mail!
7. hearing that a friend who wasn't doing so well is now doing much better
8. finally getting to wear all the scarves i knitted recently
9. new boots!
10. a blanket of leaves covering my path wherever i go

{flickr photo}

Thursday, November 12, 2009

young love...

conversation with carlos, one of my charming 7th grade students...

carlos: my girlfriend broke up with me and i don't know why.
me: i'm sorry. what happened?

carlos: last night, i was talking to her on the phone about her birthday. she asked me what i was going to get her and i said, "i don't know. what do you want?" she said, "i don't know, maybe a shirt from hollister." i said ok. then she asked me if i want to know what size to get and i said, "ummmm...EXTRA LARGE!" then she hung up on me!

UPDATE: he is now dating her best friend.

{photo of my nephew with his kindergarten crush}

Thursday, November 5, 2009



today i overheard one of my students say:
"i wish the sun was purple. that's my one wish."
i've been wondering all day what the world would be like if her wish came true...

{photo from here}

Sunday, November 1, 2009

"You save yourself or you remain unsaved."


refrigerator! i ♥ it!
{design fabulous}

blackberry pie.

recipe here.

my little goblin...

One of the best parts of my nephew's Halloween was when a fortune teller told him, "You have a big heart. You give a lot of love, don't you? You're very creative, and, OH! Look at your life line! You will have a very long life." I have never seen his eyes get so big. He was overjoyed!