Wednesday, September 8, 2010
As much as I hate to admit that I was watching New Moon, I just have to tell this little story.....
It was a lazy night after a hard days work and I decided to get cozy and watch New Moon. (I can't help it, it is one of my favorite guilty pleasures.) Dave didn't really want to watch it with me but he was sweet to sit with me and keep me company while he surfed the web on his laptop. For those of you who may not have either read or seen New Moon, here is a quick sum up of what happens...
Edward is a skinny sparkly vampire who falls in love with a quirky, clumsy girl named Bella. Edward decides that Bella would be safer without him so he leaves her. She becomes very sad and lethargic. Lucky for Bella there is an incredibly handsome kindhearted werewolf named Jacob to be her often shirtless rebound. Bella, silly girl, is still stuck on Edward and has horrible nightmares. She wakes her dad Charlie up on a nightly basis screaming bloody murder...
The screaming nightmare part of the movie is where my little story takes place.
Dave: "Dude, that girl is messed up. Who screams like that in their sleep?"
Me(with an are-you-kidding-me? look on my face): "Dave, you freak out and scream in your sleep all the time..."
*brief thoughtful pause*
Dave: "I know, its because Edward left me."
I literally fell off the bed laughing... good times with my funny hubby :)
Saturday, July 31, 2010
My New Car!!!
I love my new car! I have a feeling it is going to take us on lots of adventures! Starting with the New Britain Museum of Art!
I love art!
I think this looks like floating blue curly fries...
What do you think?
This is the alphabet carved out of #2 pencils! Holy Buckets!
The artist's name is Dalton Ghetti and his work is AMAZING!
So small they provide a magnifying glass to view the detail!
I am looking at a church in this one!
I think this one was my favorite!
The wall behind me is made with plastic cups!
Lots and lots of cups!
This alphabet is slightly larger than the last one :)
Not to be confused with a Pensieve...
Here's a question...
Run away kittens! Run away!
Cups, cups and more cups!
He makes the cups look good!
The coolest museum exhibit I have ever seen!
An image search of Escher will keep you entertained for hours!
Coolest bench EVER!
Every room of the museum had a different bench of awesomeness. Art you can sit on.
My hubby is a perfect 10!
So, most of the time I like art... this seriously creeped me out!
Monday, June 14, 2010
As of May 24, 2010 Dave and I have been married for 5 years! I have loved every minute of it, even the hard times. Everyday with my sweetheart is a dream come true. On the day of our wedding he gave me a card with a princess on a balcony and a knight in shining armor on the front. The inside was a picture of a woman standing on a bed shrieking in the corner, and a man killing a spider. The card said "I may not slay dragons, but I will always kill the spiders." For those of you who know me, this is the perfect card... and just so you know, he has lived up to his word. He saves me from scary spiders all the time! Thank you my love!
My brother Scott is home! He just got back from a mission in the Netherlands! He served for two honorable years teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ and serving the people of the Netherlands! (If you want to know more about his message click here)
It was so much fun to visit with my family and to have my hubby there too! Scott is standing by the scottsman my sister mindy drew when she was in elementary school!
One of Scott's mission companions came to his after party. (I know, but you can't call it a homecoming anymore, so I have dubbed it the after party)
Happy about scott or the food?
Lol! I love my sister, she is a girl after my own heart! Food can change my mood!
The Mormon Spread!
Doesn't it look yummy! All it is missing is fry sauce! Oh glorious fry sauce! How I miss thee when I am not in Utah!
Glad he fits in!
James is a goober.... i mean Gubler... yeah thats it!
Mindy and Grams!
I love coming home and getting to see my family! I miss them all so much!
Pickleball, and so it begins!
So, the newest game my family has discovered is called pickleball. Yes, it is a real sport, click here if you don't believe me. It is sort of a cross between ping-pong and tennis. All I know is that you are not supposed to slam the ball if you are in the kitchen. (right next to the net)
Dave was really good!
I am teasing in this pic, Dave took to the sport like a fish to water! He was super good at it!
GO TEAM RED!
Not sure if they planned it that way.
I don't have a single drop of athletic blood in my body. I am not exaggerating, I just can't play sports. It might be because I have asthma, but it is more likely that I just don't care about sports and therefore never played them when I was little. But, I do like pickleball, its fun! I am just not good at it.
He is so into it!
What a hunk!
He can fly!
I like being on my dad's team, he usually wins :)
Must be something he learned in the Netherlands!
My mom is the champion!
I am teasing in this pic too, they are really arguing about who gets stuck with me on their team next... ;)
Ah, my love!
Aren't we cute?
To say goodbye.
While I was there, my Grandpa Dalpias passed away. The day before he passed, I got to say goodbye. He had Alzheimer's for a really long time, so it was good that he went home. I am glad to know that this life is not the end. I am grateful that my grandpa taught me about my Italian heritage. It is something I will pass on to my children with great joy.
Until we meet again Grandpa!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Last week I went to Washington DC with my friend Kristi. She asked me to come along to help with her kids, but she has really good kids so it was more fun than it was work. I tease a little in the first pic, but the kids did great on that LOOOONG car ride! Thanks Kristi for having me along! And thanks to your sister and her family too!
When we arrived, everyone kept asking me what I wanted to see, because it was my first time there. I told them I wanted to go to the Smithsonian, and I about hit the floor when they said "Which one?" I didn't know there was more than one... so I picked the Hirschorn museum of modern art. Most people hate modern art because it "doesn't make sense" but I think it is fun and different. I like how you can interpret it any way you want. Like I think the sculpture in the pic below looks like a big pile of old school stamps!
In this pic I am standing in front of "Les Bourgeois de Calais" it is a Rodin sculpture that was on my AP Art History exam " I am a much better photographer when I am not also the subject:)
I put this same picture on my photo blog, can you spot at least 3 differences?
The next day Kristi's sister was kind enough to stay with the kids so Kristi and I got to go to some more museums. We went to The Museum of Natural History for like 5 seconds just to see the hope diamond... which was not as big, or as cool, as I thought it would be. But there was a giant squid downstairs so it was worth it. We spent most of our time at the National Gallery of Art. I was in heaven.
I was surprised at the size and beauty of this Degas. The text books never really do the paintings justice!
We thought it would be fun to drive by the White House. We got lost first, and then stuck in traffic... and we were stuck for a long time....
So, I made an art quiz for you to do while you wait for us to find our way. Name the artist. Answers posted in comments.
One of the coolest things we saw was the Washington National Cathedral. It was HUGE! and super cool. There was even a Darth Vader gargoyle!
This made me laugh. At the bottom it says "Children, obey your parents in all things."
I sent a text, and posted on facebook, that "I went to the back of a penny today..." no one got it. But that was our first stop on our last day of touring. We saw all the memorials, and I was most impressed by the Vietnam Memorial. I never imagined just how long it was and how many many names there were. It was quite the experience.