Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Carmel says....


Monday, October 30, 2006

Would you be willing to make nice?

Give them a chance

Now, I know that Janet is rolling her eyes at a country post, BUT, I think this song is very powerful and worth a look. What symbolism do you see throughout the video? Let me know what you think!

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Fiance and I carved pumpkins tonight. I just thought I would share them with you! Enjoy!

Do you carve pumpkins?

P.S. Mine is on the right....fiance's is the goofy one on the left :-0

Thursday, October 26, 2006

It's THURSDAY!!!!!

Well, the picture doesn't want to upload so you don't get one this week!!!!

13 Things that are on my desk (remember, I work from home!)

1. My laptop--which you can barely see under all the paperwork....
2. Paperwork--which I can't find most of what I'm looking for....
3. Printer...which has a lot of stuff I've printed and now I don't know where to go with....
4. Faxer, Copier, Scanner, Printer...for all your personal and professional needs...
5. Telephone...which is usually hanging up but on the off chance I can't find it, it has a "find" button....
6. My DEGREE....it looks so pretty and professional.....
7. A bottle of aspirin...do I really need to say more?
8. My engagement pictures....yeah not really sure how they ended up here.....
9. Pictures...lots and lots of pictures....me and fiance, my favorite kids, my maid of honor....
10. Vanilla Carmel candle...unfortunately it doesn't get lit a lot cause I'm scared it'll catch the paperwork on fire!
11. Paperclips....I swear I'm addicted to them....
12. Elephant piggy bank...it was my Grandma's and although I don't keep change in it, it makes me feel comforted.....
13. And finally.....a lamp! What desk wouldn't be complete without a lamp?

Now if you check back this weekend I will be posting a picture of my MESSY desk...we'll see if we can make some sort of contest out of this. How many things people can pick out? How many days you think it'll take me to clean it up (completely)? Most creative ideas for my desk? I'll think of something!

Have a super Thursday!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Has anyone else realized that the ticker on the side keeps getting smaller?

I'm having anxiety about everything I have to do yet for the wedding AND what I do on a daily basis. Yesterday was a 13 hour day as is today. Yesterday I went from up at 7am, leave house at 8:30am, not home until 9:20pm. Today was up at 5am, out the door at 6:25am, home for a quick lunch (now), gone again not to return until 8ish. UGH!

Anyone else having these weeks or is it just me?

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw throws a fashion curveball, ditching his country threads – and iconic cowboy hat – for a preppy look recently during a signing session outside Live with Regis and Kelly in New York City. And McGraw's Mets hat was no coincidence: His late father, Tug, was a pitcher for the team. (From People magazine online... www.people.com)

Monday, October 23, 2006

What's Left of You?

Besides the fact that this guy is hot, I honestly think he can sing. Give him a chance okay? I promise you won't be totally disappointed. Read below the video!
I decided that every Monday I will post a video of a song and explain why I chose it. I chose this video because I really appreciate Nick's raw emotion in this song. If you have heard the song before, watch it with the video. If you haven't seen it, just take it all in and let me know what you think.

What do you guys think of doing this every Monday? Will you come back next Monday to see what I pick next week?

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Instead of a TT....

Dove - Evolution Commercial (higher quality)
Please watch this video instead of reading a 13. I think this is very important for everyone to see!

No wonder our society has such a distorted view of ourselves.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Peanut feels left out....

Peanut expressed her disapproval that this blog was "all about Carmel." She wanted me to remind you that, she too is cute. Although she is already 5 and is quite a spoiled princess, she is a part of the family as well. Well, Peanut, here is a post for you, all 4 pounds of you! :-)

Monday, October 16, 2006

Another day, another picture

Fiance took this picture while out on a 52 mile bike ride two weekends ago. I thought it was neat enough to share :) I hope you all enjoy it as well. Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Carmel just wanted to say hello!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Another Thursday!

Thanks to someone for this banner...I can't remember where it's from. It's either Kelly or Goofy girl!

Thanks to Janet for coming up with this week's topic!

Thirteen Awesome Things that Fiance has done for me!

1. I got flowers EVERY month on our anniversary for the 1st year!
2. On our first year anniversary, he had bronchitis so I was thinking it was going to be low-key but....
3. Instead he took me to the "castle" where we had our first official date and he proposed!
4. He has taken care of me when I've had kidney stones and although he preaches about "drinking more water" after each one, he is more than helpful when it comes time to go to the ER.
5. The little things add up....leaving little notes, cleaning up my car, watching movies I know he secretly hates!
6. He has opened his heart to my parents when he wasn't too keen on "family" at all and they love him like a son and he adores them!
7. He is honestly the funniest guy I know and whenever I'm down or upset, he will try his hardest until I smile or laugh at his jokes.
8. Fiance always wanted to live on the West coast and I've always wanted to stay here so we live here because I have the best fiance!!!!
9. My program for school is shorter so I am going to school first and he is waiting to start his program until after we get married!
10. He is the supporter until I get done with school and then I will return the favor :-)
11. He is an all-around amazing man who I can't believe loves me as much as he does.
12. Fiance will bring random flowers just to "brighten the house"
13. The two things fiance hated the most: the phone and cuddles....guess what? Not only do we talk on the phone quite a bit (on my way home from work, when I'm away for work, when he's on a break from work), but I also get cuddles

Who wouldn't love this guy?

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

My first 13 in a while

Thirteen Things I have done for the Wedding or hope to have done SOON!

1. Engagement pictures! --check
2. Reception Hall--check
3. Ceremony location (same as reception hall--we're getting married outside!)--check
4. Cake--check
5. Budget--check
6. DJ--check
7. Person to marry us--not yet
8. Guest list--sooooo close
9. Dress---umm haven't even gone yet
10. Bridesmaids and groomsmen--check
11. Photographer--check (my wonderfully talented Aunt!)
12. Invitations--I have a rough draft (I'm making them myself!)
13. Everything else that I can't think of off the top of my head....give me some more time!!! :-)

A Mental Health Day

So today I am taking a Mental Health Day (aka Sick Day) from work. I woke up and have just been so tired and crabby that I decided I needed a day to be ME and just relax. So in about an hour I am going to meet fiance at a coffee house (on his break) to do some studying, eating, relaxing and talking. I just love it.

On to other news...what's the big deal with gmail? How do you get it? Everyone and their grandma has gmail now and I have no idea what the big deal is? You can't just sign up for it I guess. Someone has to ask you? Well apparently I'm not nice enough because nobody has ever asked me!

Oh well! Happy Wednesday :-)

PS Has anyone switched their blogger to this blogger beta or whatever it is? Just curious if anyone has it and likes it? Let me know!

Monday, October 02, 2006


Well, the engagement pictures were in on Friday so fiance and I packed up and headed up to my home-town to see them and.......we LOVE them! They turned out SO good that we had to decide between 12 favorites! It was a tough decision but we got it all figured out and my mom is going to order them today. I'll let you know when we get them back in. I might post one but I've never posted myself before so I'll have to think about that.

What's new with everyone? I'm getting into the groove of my schedule and hoping to start posting more!

Happy Monday!