Friday, October 30, 2009

The Love of Vampires

"About three things I was absolutely positive:
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him--and I didn't know how dominant that part might be--that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him."

A year ago tomorrow I received my much anticipated package from The Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer. I had stumbled across Twilight flare on facebook, and thought to myself what could all this hype be over?

I looked up Twilight, discovered it was a novel, and read the four or five pages they allot you to preview on amazon. I was INSTANTLY hooked. I ordered the whole series, and as irony would have it my book about vampires arrived Halloween morning.

The next three weeks of my life were consumed by these books. When I wasn't reading (and I was glued to the pages in every free minute...including red lights and walking from my car to work) I was thinking about the characters and the story. It was ALL CONSUMING, completely and totally.

As Halloween arrives tomorrow, the anniversary of my beginning of a great love of this story, I am reflective about how powerful books can be in our lives. Someone once said that reading was like living many different lives. So true.

Keep an eye out for sparkling vampires tomorrow =)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

SkyWatch Friday ~ 'Tis the Night

Howl at the Moon" 'Tis the night--the night
Of the grave's delight
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they--it is they." ~Arthur Coxe

Have a safe and happy Halloween weekend

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Guardians of Our Soul

no matter how little money and how few possessions you own having a dog makes you R I C H.How sweet our little friends are
Who stir the corners of our hearts
who remember our souls
When in busyness we forget

How loyal our companions are
Cuddled up on a cold night
Comforting when we're sad
Excited by our happiness

How beautiful a dog's soul is
Innocent, loving, true
God had a special plan
for man's best friend.

Always & forever my Mr. Darcy and Chino Sanchez

Thursday, October 22, 2009

OoOoO SkyWatch Perfect

Stopping By the Road on a Partly-Cloudy Day

I saw this on the road and took some pictures with my cell phone =)
I'm thankful for my cell phone that takes pictures so I can capture beautiful SkyWatch photos!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

SkyWatch Friday ~ Autumnal Snow

Tonight's Forecast: SNOW!!!!
you can sort of see the rainy/snow mix coming down through the red tree.
I can't believe we're getting snow already!!!! the only site my brother the Atomspheric Science major will use states:

Tonight: Rain before 11pm, then rain and snow. Low around 35. Northeast wind between 8 and 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
YIKES!!!!! time for hat & mittens

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

My Dad, the Carpenter

Building a Family of Faith
As I open my mailbox after a long day of work and see a personalized letter with my dad's handwriting I smile. I read on one side my dad's note to me, and on the other a scripture... often I am moved.

Today, I was putting the card I received into the box where I store all of the letters dad has written me. I got a pull from inside somewhere to take a picture of my box and write a blog about these letters. So, I took some photos. They were great, but not enough. I decided I wanted to count the letters to see how many have been written (204) so far. As I was counting I got to the bottom of the small top box and found the very first letter. I flipped over the envelope curious of the date. It was
postmarked: October 10, 2008.
Exactly one year ago, today. And I thought:
God is Good.

Happy one year of letters, Dad! I love you
I thank you and mom, always, for the foundation.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SkyWatch Friday ~ Perfect Day

A Day in New York City
i love how the sun beams make a cross!

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Cooking w/ Red & Connie ~ PIE

*Pear Pie*
Pear pie and apple pie are made in exactly the same way, just a different fruit. It is one of the most delicious pies I've ever tasted, and thoroughly enjoy making! Last time I went to the grocery store I noticed this new pear-apple fruit, a hybrid of the two, we will try the recipe with that next time =)
Happy Baking xoxo,

Saturday, October 3, 2009

October 5, 1985 ~ Unto Me A Sister Was Born

Happy Birthday Rachael Marie

...How truly blessed I am to have been born to friends. 24 years ago, Monday, my sister was born. I was too young to remember the day, how I felt, or really much about what went on. But, I know in the depths of my heart that I must have known that day would change my life, that it would be a special day forever. On a crisp night in October a little girl was born, and so was a sister. This little girl, moments later, all at once, made me a sister, become my best friend, my playmate, the keeper of my secrets and our hearts.
I love you, Rachie!!! Happy Birthday!!! I hope your day is beautiful.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

SkyWatch Friday ~ Promise.

A Promise to Remember Me.
as I looked at one side of the sky and saw the rosy pink color of sunset I decided to run upstairs and grab my camera. I couldn't miss this SkyWatch opportunity.

...Then on the other side of the sky, I saw it... a rainbow... God's promise... and I smiled!

these photos weren't the BEST I've ever taken, but a beautiful moment this week captured in time.

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Happy SkyWatch xoxo,