Friday, October 31, 2008

Memories... Halloween 2006



Elyse was the cop and I was the robber! What a great Halloween that was!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Could racism be the culprit?

What if things were switched around? Think about it. Would the country's
collective point of view be different? Could racism be the culprit????

What if the Obama's had paraded five children across the stage,
following the debate, including a three month-old infant and an unwed,
pregnant teenage daughter?

What if John McCain was a former president of the Harvard Law Review?
What if Barack Obama finished fifth from the bottom of his college
graduating class?

What if McCain had only married once, and Obama was divorced? What if
Obama had met his second wife in a bar and had a long affair while he
was still married?

What if Michelle Obama was the wife who not only became addicted to pain
killers but also acquired them illegally through her charitable
organization?

What if Cindy McCain graduated from Harvard?

What if Obama had been a member of the Keating Five? (The Keating Five
were five United States Senators accused of corruption in 1989, igniting
a major political scandal as part of the larger Savings and Loan crisis
of the late 1980s and early 1990s.)

What if Obama couldn't read from a teleprompter?

What if Obama was the one who had military experience that included
discipline problems and a record of crashing seven planes?

What if Obama was the one who was known to publicly display a serious
anger management problem?

What if Michelle Obama's family had made their money from beer
distribution?

This is what racism does. It covers up, rationalizes and minimizes
qualities in one candidate and emphasizes negative characteristics in
another when there is a color difference.

And consider the candidates' educational backgrounds:

Barack Obama: Columbia University - B.A. Political Science with a
Specialization in International Relations. Harvard - Juris Doctor (J.D.)
Magna Cum Laude

Joseph Biden: University of Delaware - B.A. in History and B.A. in
Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law - Juris Doctor (J.D.)

John McCain:United States Naval Academy - Class rank: 894 of 899

Sarah Palin: Hawaii Pacific University - 1 semester North Idaho College
- 2 semesters - general study University of Idaho - 2 semesters -
journalism Matanuska-Susitna College - 1 semester University of Idaho -
3 semesters - B.A. in Journalism (Sports Broadcasting)

Education isn't everything, but this is about the two highest offices in
the land as well as our standing throughout the world. You make the call.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Megan & Kyle - Fall Pictures







50's GLAM

I took these pictures of Megan this weekend. She is actually wearing her grandmother's wedding dress in these pictures! How amazing is that! Check em out...





Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MY ENGAGEMENT PICTURE SLIDESHOW!

K-I-S-S-I-N-G... first comes love then comes marriage...

Here are two more pictures from Jake of NoDo Photography! He sent us the link to an amazing slideshow today and as soon as I can figure out how to post it on here I will, but for now here are two more to hold you over... Is Jake amazing or what!!!




Sunday, October 19, 2008

ENGAGEMENT SESSION TEASER PIC

So today was the first of our engagement sessions with the one and only JACOB BERGMEIER of NoDo Photography!!! It was an early start (we had to get up at 6am on a Sunday, that is a big deal for us lol) but so worth it! We started out at Starbucks (mmm... caramel apple cider... mmm) and then we were off. We did our shoot in New York. I know we were in Cold Springs for some of it but we drove all over and Jake stopped wherever he saw a sweet scene. I'm not going to lie it was a little chilly out (nothing like doing a trash the dress session in February with nothing but a strapless wedding gown on laying in the snow... thanks Megan lol) We had a ton of fun with Jake and cant wait for another engagement session! Jake we will be your models any time!!! We were not home for more than an hour or two and Jake called telling us we had to check out his blog because he had posted a teaser picture for us! He was so excited it was too cute! Obviously we LOVE the first and are SOOOO excited to see the rest! Jake thanks for an awesome morning! Hope your open house went well today! Check back for more pictures soon!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

5K Lymphomathon


Willy Woka is in the baby blue shirt :)

The Kappa's for a Cure Team!


Just the Kappa's




Me, my co-worker Meg, and a few of my sisters participated in a local Lymphomathon today. I know how ridiculous this sounds but my legs are killing me lol. How lame is that!?! We raised the 5th highest amount of money out of all the teams that participated which was awesome! We raised $820.00! Pretty sweet if you ask me! We all arrived at Cove Island Park in Stamford at about 9:30 to get ready for our walk. To our surprise while we were getting ready to walk we saw none other than... WILLY WONKA HIMSELF!!! Yes thats right... Gene Wilder was walking at our event which was pretty neat. We wanted to go talk to him but he was busy taking pictures and talking with his team members so we didn't want to bother him. It was pretty neat to see him in person though! I am proud of all my girls who helped raise money and walked with us this morning! Also a BIG thank you to everyone that donated money, we couldn't have done it without you all!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

When pumpkins drink!


HAHA
My fiance sent this lovely picture to me this morning in an email.
I found it to be quite entertaining!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

CONGRATS MEGAN!


Clearly you were wearing this shirt the day you took the bar exam because... YOU PASSED!!!
CONGRATULATIONS MEGAN!!! I knew you could do it! You rock my socks off girl!!!! Good Job!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The ABC's of ME :)

A- Attached or Single? Attached to my handsome fiancé Michael since April 1, 2000!
B-Best Friend? Michael & Elyse
C-Cake or pie? Cake... cheese, pound, crumb :)
D-Day of choice? Fridays and weekends
E-Essential Item? My camera
F-Favorite color? Blue
G-Gummy bears or worms? Gummy watermelons!
H-Home town? Well… I was born in Vail Colorado and lived there until I was almost 2, moved to Hood River Oregon until I was about 5, and have lived in Connecticut (Bethel, New Milford, Danbury, Stamford) ever since. But if I had to pick one to be my home town I would say New Milford, CT.
I-Favorite indulgence? White chocolate raspberry cheesecake from Olive Garden… YUMMY!
J-January or July? Most certainly JULY! I love the 4th of July and lets be honest… who likes January? Its cold and dark and cold and… yucky!
K-Kids? Not yet but I cant wait!!!
L-Life isn't complete without: My friends and family!
M-Marriage date? October 24th 2009 (so weird to be writing that lol)
N-Number of brothers and sisters? 1 little brother who I love so much!
O-Oranges or Apples? I love oranges when they are perfectly ripe and I feel that doesn’t happen as often as I would like so I guess I’m going with apples.
P-Phobias? The dark and creepy crawly bugs!
Q-Quote? Everything happens for a reason!
R-Reasons to smile? God! Family, friends, good food, good pictures, scrapbooking, girls nights, snuggling, love!
S-Season of choice? FALL!!!
T-Tag 3 people: I don’t think there are three people that read my blog (sad I know lol) so… I will throw out... Megan, Jake, and Casey in hopes that someone will read this :)
U-Unknown fact about me? I think I was a southern belle in another life!
V-Vegetable? What about it? I like veggies!
W-Worst habit? Eating food that is not good for me and not wanting to work out afterwards!
X-Xray or Ultrasound? What… they couldn’t come up a better question… my answer is xray… xray vision that is! Xray vision would be kind of fun to have… better than ultrasound vision I guess… weirdo… next question please
Y-Your favorite food? Macaroni and cheese, pizza, French fries, Mexican food!
Z-Zodiac sign: Aries

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Animals!

Lexie still thinks she is a little puppy dog!


Alyssa & Cash

My Mama

I got to spend the whole day on Saturday with MY MAMA! We started out our morning at the salon! I gave her a homemade gift certificate to get her hair cut for mothers day oh so long ago so we finally went to use it. Me, Elyse, and my mom all got our hair cut by the AMAZING Dawn! Then me and my mommy just hung out. It was so much fun! We ran some errands and walked around the green. It was so nice and relaxing. Later in the day we met up with Michael and my brother for his birthday dinner at The Cookhouse in New Milford. It was so yummy. We had a great day and these are a few pictures I took of my mommy throughout the day :)

Elyse, Mommy, and Dawn!



Flashing her baby blues :)


Playing in the willow trees!

See me?




New Milford Connecticut

I went home for the weekend to visit the family and couldn't help but take some pictures while I was there. These are just a few I got in good old New Milford.







Friday, October 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Brother!




Happy birthday little brother of mine! Thats right today is my little brothers birthday! I cant believe he is turning 24 today!!! I was just 24 last year... crazy I tell you! Well this is a big birthday shout out to my little bro, I LOVE YOU BRANDON! I hope this is the most amazing birthday yet with many more to come! I love you bub, see you in the morning!


Thursday, October 2, 2008

I cant wait... pumpkins pumpkins pumpkins



I cant wait to go pumpkin picking! Michael Shaun and I went last year and it was so much fun! This year we are bringing Alyssa with us and its going to be a blast and a half! Miss Alyssa Rose is coming to stay over next weekend and I cant wait! If she is good we are even going to let her pick out a pumpkin... IF SHES GOOD!!! I will let you know what happens :) Happy fall everyone!

Seriously... do I really need to tell you to VOTE!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

HAPPY OCTOBER FIRST!




Another one of my "cute quirks" similar to the whole half birthday thing (although Michael doesn't call them that) is that I love the first of every month! I don't know why but ever since I was little my mom made sure to say HAPPY (insert month here) FIRST!!! As I grew up it became more of a fun competitive thing. We would both try to be the first to wish the other happy first of the month. It has since become a down right dirty competition! We have done things as crazy as...


- Setting our alarms for 12:01 so we can run into the others room and wake her up whispering... I WON hehehe!


- Leaving notes on each others alarm clocks saying Happy 1st... so its the first thing she sees when she wakes up!


- Changing our voice mail so it says " Just so you know you are not winning by calling me right now because guess what... Happy 1st"


We are two crazy girls! (Now everyone knows where I get it!) There have been numerous times where I will get a voice mail and all I can make out is... Happy... and then the laughter ensues... nothing but giggling. Then she will try to compose herself and tell me again but just cant even get the words out before she busts out laughing again! It is quite entertaining. I have made friends listen to the messages and they think we are crazy (which we are) but at least its a good crazy! Michael refuses to take part in the first of the month craziness but he does always get a cute little smirk on his face when he thinks I forgot and then at 11:50pm out of nowhere... HAPPY FIRST OF THE MONTH MICHAEL! (He secretly loves it)

Anyways... HAPPY OCTOBER FIRST EVERYONE! (and mom... in Internet world I totally won today!)