Tuesday, July 5, 2011

summer storms

The pitter-patter of rain sounds on the roof, and the smell drifts up through the open window.  Lightening fills the sky followed closely by the loud echoes of thunder.  Thunder is always louder around here because we live so close to the mountains.  They give it something to echo loudly off of.  I love thunder storms.  It's one of my very favorite parts of the Summer season.  I love listening to them and smelling that yummy smell of rain mixed with the dirt of the land.  Doesn't sound so yummy, but it's one of my favorite smells in this world.  I love how the sky and world turns a burned yellow color just as the sun is setting and a thunder storm is moving in.  I love watching the lightening as the bolts shoot across the sky.  In a strange way it's almost beautiful.  Of course loosing power for about 2.5 seconds was an exciting bonus for the night.  It would have been better if it had lasted a few hours instead of seconds.  I'm not sure why losing power always excites me, but it adds a little something extra to the excitement a thunderstorm already gives me.

I hope you had an enjoyable day & I hope you've been enjoying summer as well!

Monday, July 4, 2011

One Nation under God

Happy 4th of July!  I hope you day was filled with joy,
fireworks, parades, BBQ, picnics, and family gatherings.

Proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died to give that right to me.

American Flag photo

Thursday, June 23, 2011


More info:

I'm pretty excited :). I hope it's as cool as it sounds.
I thought Harry Potter was ending forever after the movie comes out in July.
And I was really sad about it.
I'm so glad that JK Rowling is awesome and is giving us more!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Reasons to LOVE summer:

1.  Warm
2.  Sunny
3.  Happy
4.  Vacations
5.  No school
6.  Most of my friends are now back in town :).
7.  Less stress.
8.  Longer days. (this is probably my favorite part.
9.  It isn't pitch black when I get up early for work.

Summer isn't really one of my favorite times of the year, but I think I did a pretty good job at looking at the positive side of things :).  I am not really a huge fan of the heat, but I do like that it's warmer than in the middle of the winter!  I am really sorry guys about this whole blogging thing.  It is my goal to get back into it.  Hopefully I haven't lost all of my readers....

Friday, June 3, 2011


I have been neglecting this blog.

Often I have much to say, but when it comes time to sit down and write it out...nothing comes.  I type, then delete, then type again.  It goes back and forth until I either give up or hit that moment where the ice breaks and the words flow.

I don't always know how to get what I am thinking out and down on paper.  Or in this case, on the screen.  I'm afraid sometimes.  Afraid that my thoughts sound stupid, or that I'll completely fail at getting my thoughts and feelings out in words.  Somehow I've slipped into worrying about how others see me or think of me.

I need to work on not caring so much.  I need to work on not caring at all.  I want to be completely happy with who I am.  I just need to decide that I am happy with who I am.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

fairy tale week.

One of my very very very favorite things are fairy tales.
I love them so much.
Which is why I thought that this last week was pretty much awesomeness.

The prince and princess got married
and the villain was defeated.

How often does something like that really happen?