Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Three Years Ago

Three years ago today I lost my Mother to lung cancer.

The saddest day of my life.

It's not been easy at all, but somehow, someway you learn to cope with the loss. And through tragedy I found love, hope and peace with LW. Six months after I lost my Mom, LW walked into my life and never once looked back. For he too can relate....he lost his Father, in a terrible car accident, 44 years earlier. While he never got to know his Father (he was 1 when he passed), there's nothing like an empty space in your heart.

I'm not going to be sad today. I know my Mom would not want that. I will quietly remember her and be grateful for the time I did have with her.

I know she knows...I'm gonna be alright.

Monday, December 27, 2010

2010 In Review

I have to say, it's been one very crazy trying year....emotionally and physically.

Having my hysterectomy in January was the most difficult decision I have ever made. There's nothing that can or ever will take away the pain of not being able to have children. I'm grateful to be pain free in my abdomen area, but there's nothing worse than an eternal broken heart. I know my friends and family probably think I'm okay with not being a mother, but I'm not. Most days I fake it, some days I ask myself why me, but I will never second guess my decision to be pain free. I haven't felt this good physically in years! I guess I just didn't know what a true broken heart felt like.

But I'll be okay. In the new year I'm going to focus less on what I don't have and look to what I do have. Be grateful for having a loving man and two beautiful step daughters, who hopefully appreciate all that I do for them.

Once I was settled and physically healed from surgery, which seemed to take forever, I was on the road to happier times.

LW and I got engaged in May, which was a total suprise! I mean I knew he would eventually ask me, just not in the manner in which he asked and just not at the time he asked me. He caught me completely off guard. I love that about him. He's always surprising me with his love. I can honestly say, I've fallen deeper in love with him this year. Yes we had a difficult summer with his oldest daughter moving home, but we pulled through and came out pretty strong in the end.

Lauren moving home was hard, but we managed and are coasting along just fine now. It was hard for me to adjust to another woman in my house...let alone, someone I would eventually be a step mother too. We don't see too much of her now as she's busy with her life and I know it saddens LW. We need to make a better effort in the coming year to create family time. We can't expect her to want to spend time with us, if we don't try to do the same.

All in all it was a trying year...filled with happy times and sad times, but as the year wraps up, we came out a much stronger family. Our love for each other will pull us through the challenges ahead. I have much to look forward to next year....a wedding, a honeymoon, our first family vacation with Lauren, Lauren moving to her own place...we have loads to be grateful for. I need to get better at reminding myself of that!

Here's hoping each of you have a blessed New Year!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Blue Monday

This post is in honor of my blogging friend LaVoice, who every Monday hosts "Blue Monday". LV is such a wonderful, caring, compasionate lady. She's over 80 years old and amazes me every day with her blogging and camera skills. I couldn't love her anymore if she were my very own grandmother. Such a treat to know her....even if it is only through blog land.

Friday I came home from work and in my mailbox was this beautiful ornament LV had gotten for me.



I must say it brought tears to my eyes, as it was the most thoughtful, spontaneous gift I have ever received from someone I have not met in person. It honestly reminded me of something my Mom would do for a stranger. My Mom was always the giving type, even when she had nothing to give.

So thank you LaVoice. From the bottom of my heart. I will treasure it always just as I treasure you!

And here is the ornament proudly displayed on my Christmas tree.



Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Wedding Dress

I couldn't wait to show you all my dress so I will show you the picture of the dress from the bridal website.



My dress, however, will NOT have a train and where you see 'tan' on the dress, I will have orange. :-) I'm a lover of all things orange.

I ordered it the week of Thanksgiving so it will take another two months for it to come in. It was a special order.

And here is my Matron of Honor's dress. She will look so beautiful in it. Her dress has already arrived and is home safe and sound with her. She will be wearing a watermelon color (not pictured). which is actually a hot pink color.



We have yet to order the dresses for the girls. Kassidy picked a new color (lime green) that will not be available until January so we had to post pone ordering her dress. And since we posted poned Kassidy's we post poned Lauren's because she wanted to see what new strapless styles are being released in January as well. She has picked a royal purple color.

I'm so excited to see how all of the colors are going to flow together. It's going to be a very bright summer wedding!

Let the planning begin!

LW will be wearing an orange tie to match me and the best man will be wearing watermelon to match the matron of honor.

Happy Holidays

It's been awhile since I have last posted. Sorry about that.

Life has just gotten in the way! I'm busier (in a good way) then I ever dreamed possible. There's not been much time for lounging....and when that time comes, I'm usually fast asleep as I'm tired as all get out.

I've been working out on a regular basis. I've lost inches, not weight, but I've gained some pretty good muscles. I will rock that strapless wedding dress (I'll post pictures when the dress comes in - takes about three months and I ordered it at Thanksgiving). My arms are thinner, my thighs are thinner, my waist is smaller and my endurance is longer. I'm getting the shape back I had when I was 30. I know it was only 7 and a half years ago, but I seriously did let myself go for awhile there. I think I sank into this deep depression when I got divorced and my Mom died. I'll never fully admit that, but I was a different person then. But now I'm happy, healthy and living life.

The anniversary of my Mom's passing will be here before I know it. December 29th will mark three years I've been without her smile, guidance, and love. Some days are harder than others. There's no lying about that. It's hard when your parents die. A little piece of you goes with them. We've placed a wreath on her grave every year she has been gone and this year all four of us (my siblings) are placing special pine cones on her wreath on Christmas Eve. It's kind of a neat way to keep her in hearts this holiday season. Christmas was my Mom's favorite holiday.

Christmas will be a busy one for us! With two kids home, I hope I can make this a holiday they will never forget. I can't wait to see their faces Christmas morning as they walk down the stairs to see their pile of gifts. And more importantly, I can't wait to see, what is now my family, sitting together, in the livingroom, with the fire going, opening up presents and laughing and crying. Watching LW with his girls will be the best part. He hasn't spent Christmas with the two of them together in about 4 years, so this year will be extra special for him.

I'll leave you with the photos we had taken of the girls in October. Some were Christmas presents, some were placed in our Christmas cards.

If I don't return this week to blog land, I hope each of you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I'll do my best to get to each and everyone of your blogs to wish you a Happy Holiday season.





Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm here!

Things have been good, but busy at home.

Kassidy and Lauren are hanging in there.

LW is busy with basketball.

And me....work is kicking my tail. I've also signed up with a personal trainer a couple of days a week. I can honestly say it's made a difference in my attitude and how I feel about myself. I'm stronger physically, then I ever thought I was. I WILL look awesome in that wedding dress!

But as promised I said I would post pictures of some of our adventures over the summer.

LW and I went skydiving with friends. We had a fabulous time!


We had a graduation party in mid July for Lauren.


We headed to Georgia for LW's family reunion. While we were there we took the girls to the Georgia Aquarium. Such an amazing place!


I took Kassidy to a Justin Bieber concert with friends (and gave Lauren tickets to the Rascal Flatts concert to go with two other friends).


Kassidy played volleyball this fall. I'm so proud of her. She did such an amazing job and has improved greatly. I felt like a proud momma sitting in the stand. There's something so amazing about watching your children grow up and excel in their activities. I only wish she had more confidence in herself.


So as you can see, we've been busy. Now that the wedding planning is in full force I'll be sure to come back and post a picture of the dress, invites, Save The Dates, etc. I can't wait to share everything with you.

Until then....I hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm here!

Life sometimes just gets in the way! I've tried to keep up with blogging but it's been difficult!

Some things the family has been in to:

....Kassidy is finishing up volleyball. She's been amazing! I haven't missed one game and I have yelled and screamed for her and taken a gazillion pictures! What proud momma wouldn't??

....Lauren is doing well in college. She's been sick the last couple of days. Infact at one point or another the entire house has been sick!

....LW has been busy with officating volleyball and now that he is almost finished with that, he'll be off to officiating basketball. Love that I have a man who actually has hobbies!


Me, well I've been up to a lot:

....working on my holiday crafts

....signed up with a personal trainer. Working on day two tonight!

....socializing with friends

....went sky diving this summer

....planning a wedding

....planning an amazing honeymoon

....working off and on insane hours

....working out as much as I can

....trying to find an inexpensive family vacation for next year. The rule in our house is every year we have to get together as a family and do something. Doesn't have to be fancy, but we have to spend more than three days together having fun! I want to keep this rule for when the girls grow up and have their own families.

....attended an OSU game (no comments on that bad loss last week - ha)

....had a scavenger hunt for my friend's 30th birthday (now that was fun!)

....got a new computer at home. We went cheap, but it's working fine, so I couldn't be happier! Just working on rebuilding and restoring the stuff I lost.

....attended a graduation party for a friend who graduated with his masters degree

....had a few of LW's basketball official friends over for a cookout

....attended an autism speaks walk and after party

....took Lauren and Kassidy to have pictures done

I know I'm leaving a lot out! But now that I have my computer fixed at home, I'll try to get on this week and post our life in pictures from the summer!

And I will do my best to get to each of your blogs this week as well.

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Some Things Just Happen

It's no secret (well maybe it is to my blogging friends) that LW and I struggled over the summer. Most of it me, alot of it him. Just so you know I'm not pointing fingers here.

I won't lie. It was a rough summer, probably my worst on record. But in my defense I had a lot thrown at me within the first 6 months of the year.

- I had a complete hysterectomy at 36 years old.

- His oldest daughter came for a visit only a week after I returned to work from my surgery.

- His oldest daughter moved in with us in June.

- Kassidy moved in for the summer.

That's a lot to handle for a girl who always wanted to be a Mom but never could biologically. Lots of raw emotion was spent this year. And by summer's end, I was spent. I was dried up from all of the tears. I was exhausted. I needed a break.

The very day that Kassidy went back to home to her Mom's for the school year I had my melt down and asked LW and Lauren to leave for a few days. Technically I asked him to move out, but he did the smart thing and just packed a few things and left. Those three days, as hard as they were, were LIFE changing for our family.

LW and I were able to see how strong our bond of love for one another truly is. And I'm happy to say, I've never ever been this in love. My heart ached while he was away. I know without a doubt that he is my soulmate.

But what I didn't expect to grow, was my relationship with Lauren. About a week or so ago, we actually sat down and had a heart to heart. Something we needed, but were both too engrossed in our daily lives to take the step forward to do. But the opportunity presented itself and we took advantage. LW was away so it was Lauren and I, at the kitchen table, for two hours, talking, crying, getting it all out.

This summer caused us all to experience things we have never experienced before. It took each of us out of our comfort zones and taught us all a very valuable lesson. Love, if it truly exists, can get you through the toughest of times. And that is exactly why, today, we are a better family for those struggles. We never gave up and through it all continued to love one another.

It's not perfect, but it's better. Time spent with LW is now more precious than it was before. And time spent with Lauren is equally as special, for now, she knows, the lengths we can go as a family to make this work.

Our journey is not over. But I'm happy to say, it's one journey I'm finally ready to take and for that I am ever so grateful. God gave me a purpose with LW and his girls and that purpose is to bring them all together as a family.

One of the last things Lauren said to me that night was in regards to how, for the first time in her life that she can remember, she finally feels like a real family. And that right there makes this family worth fighting for.

We'll weather this storm....together.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Hanging in There

Sorry it's been so long since my last post. Lots of things have been going on that have prevented me from being able to post and/or read blogs.

- I'm stuck in a conference room at work with about 9 people so I have no Internet time unless I try to get on at lunch (which I'm doing now).

- Kassidy started volleyball so our Saturday mornings have been hectic (that's a lot of the time when I would try to read blogs if I couldn't get to them during the week).

- Our laptop at home is acting weird, thus we can't connect to the Internet. Supposidly I need to reinstall IE and I just haven't had the time.

- We've all been sick. All four of us are fighting a cold. Lauren is better finally though.

But all is well.

Lauren starts college tomorrow! YAY She seems really excited about it. As far as I know Dad and her got everything set yesterday.

Kassidy is fantastic. Her volleyball team is 1-1.

LW is great. He's been really busy officiating volleyball and taking Kassidy to her volleyball practices (we all go to the games!).

I'm doing good. Work is kicking my tail. I need to take some vacation days before the year ends so I'm looking forward to some time off alone. I need I recoup day.

Hope all is well!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Still Here

Wow I just realized it's been FOREVER since I last posted. Sorry for the delay. It's been beyond busy at home. Between work, studying for a certification for work and home, it's been one hectic summer.

Kassidy went home to her mom's for the school year last week.

Lauren is starting college in 20 days or so.

LW and I while, we suffered a really horrible rough patch, have learned to start to piece our life back together. It's not going to be easy, but I love him enough to work through our struggles and apparently he loves me enough to do the same.

I'd have to say it's been one of the worst summers on record. I'm definately looking forward to the fall and looking foward to college football, cold weather, and family time during the holidays.

I'll do my best to post a little more frequently. I hope everyone is doing well. I'm off to get caught up on my blog readings.

Peace love happiness!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Laughter

So I've been a bit down lately. Things have been ubber stressful and since my surgery I'm having a hard time balacing things. I feel somewhat 'lost' in my thoughts...like I can never remember what I said, or what I promised. Therefore I'm struggling with balancing work, kids, cleaning the house, yard work, and so on.

So today, when the four of us got together to take LW to an early birthday dinner, I must say the laughter was good for me. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard I cried. And I can't remember the last time the four of us laughed so hard we couldn't talk without laughing.

After dinner we headed home to cut the cake the girls had made for LW. The laughter started as soon as I cut the cake. Lauren forgot to grease the bottom of the pan, so the cake stuck to the bottom. So there we all sat....giggeling hysterically. Then the next thing I know, Kassidy is telling us how she clogged the toliet in their bathroom. Mind you, it was 10 minutes later that she's telling us this. LW thought it best to have Lauren teach her how to plunge the toliet. So standing in the middle of the kitchen, demonstrating plunging a toliet, is Lauren. And we laughed and we laughed and we fell off of our chairs we laughed so hard.

Lauren then took Kassidy upstairs, unwillingly but LW said since she did such a good job demonstrating, that she could surely show Kassidy how to do it in real time. The sounds coming from the bathroom were hysterical "Kassidy you have to move the turd out of the way. Kassidy not like that, like this. Kassidy WHAT are you doing?" OMG LW and I started walking up the stairs to witness the mass confusion, but we couldn't make it up the stairs we were laughing so hard.

And all night we laughed.

Lauren eventually went out with friends and Kassidy and I went on a walk with LW, where LW proceeded to pull his shorts up to his chest and then down past his hiney (his shirt was covering everything so have no fear he wasn't flashing the neighbors) and we laughed some more.

We laughed so long and so hard that Kassidy, bless her heart, fell asleep in the middle of the floor in the den while I was on the computer.

The high light of my evening.....walking with Kassidy and having her grab my hand and LW's hand.

From that moment on we felt like the perfect family.

I love my life. Through all of our struggles (because let me tell you raising someone else's kid isn't easy) I feel LW's love. It's been a tough few months (heck a rough few days) for us for reasons I can't discuss. In one moment life can change. And when Kass grabbed my hand, all in the world was right...if only for a moment.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pictures

I've been so behind. Perhaps it's summer....perhaps it's that I now have a teenager and a pre-teen living in my house...of which I am FINALLY use to. Every day is a different, challenging day, but I'm no longer having crying, stressful fits. I'm learning to let go of the things I can't control.

To say our summer has been busy is an understatement. We've been doing so much it's hard to remember exactly what day of what month it is!

For the 4th of July we went with one of my BFF's to her parents house in DC for the holiday. It was fantastic. I felt like I was with my family and I honestly, with all my heart, adore my BFF and her family. Crystal and I met online a couple of years ago or so but didn't really get to know each other until probably last year. As she said the other day "you're my thick". And she means it. And I have to say, there is only one other person in this entire world who knows me as well as Crystal does. She's been my rock, my best friend and someone I adore with all of my heart. She is my "thick".

So here we are with her family for the holiday weekend.

Crystal is in the middle with her dad and mom to her right and her daughter and her sister to her left.



Of course LW and I are here with Kassidy. I think I'm trying to pull off a sexy pose here!





Crystal and her daughter Chaya and her husband Darren.





Crystal with her dad and husband.





Me and Crystal....aw





Of course no trip is complete to Washington without going to DC!












Also this summer we had Lauren's graduation party in Ohio. We picked a super hot day to have an outdoor party, but it was fun and the kids all seemed to really enjoy themselves.
Here is LW with his two sisters, his mother and Lauren.
Like father like daughter!

The two most beautiful step daughters a girl could ask for.

Thus far it's been a great summer.
Come back soon and I'll have pictures posted from my last adventure! And let me tell you....it's worth diving in to!





Friday, July 23, 2010

Foreign Language

If you write in it, I can't understand it.

I won't translate it.

Therefore your words are lost on me....blog follower.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Behind

It seems these days I can't keep up with blogging or even reading blogs. I'm at a busy spot at work, and with two kids at home, the last thing I want to do when I get home is sit in front of a computer all evening.

The kids are great.

Lauren got a job and started this week. She'll be working at the local mall in the Abercrombie and Fitch store. I can't wait to use her discount! She's on track to start college at the end of September. So all in all, Lauren is doing great living back in Ohio.

Kassidy has been so fun this summer. We've kept her busy with a week at Grandma's and this week she is at an over night camp. From what we can tell from the camp's website, Kassidy is having a blast and making new friends. We've been able to see pictures of her. Ah the technology!

Wedding planning is **trying** to come along. We thought we had a reception place nailed down, but then I happened upon two other locations that will need less work to decorate and cater than the original place, so we're setting up meetings to over over everything with the other locations. We have an email into the cake lady, a date set up to speak with the photographer, a DJ already booked and an appointment with the travel agent to discuss the honeymoon. So plans are progressing.

Work is insane. I'm the test lead for 9 people, and every last one of them are keeping me on my toes. I've worked late evenings, I've worked weekends, I've worked from home. I'm spent. But it's been good for me to be in this leadership role. And I'm blessed to have a job.

Yesterday marked 6 months since I've had my hysterectomy. I actually took some time to reflect on the changes that have occured. The bad: I'm ubber sensitive, I'm hot all of the time, I'm irratible a little more than normal, I have crazy headaches but the good: I'm PAIN FREE and it feels terrific. I'm doing things that may have held me back 6 months ago. I have more energy than before. I feel terrific! I still get a little down when I think about not having my own children, but having LW's girls home, has made me realize that I AM a mother. Even Lauren told me Sunday that I make a better mother than most Mom's she knows. She always reminds me that even though she's not mine, that she loves me and that I am still her mom. And every now and then when she calls me Momma D or calls me her parent, I get chills. It feels good to know that a Mother doesn't have to give birth to her children to know that she's a mother. And gosh darn it, I'm a mother and I'm good at it. And every day I will remind those girls how much they mean to me. And every day I will do what's best for them. And every single day they will know I am here for them for as long as humanly possible, for I am THEIR mother.

So life is good. Just busy!

Google Wednesday will be back I promise!

And the next time I post, I hope to post pictures from Lauren's graduation party we had in Ohio for her and our 4th of July pictures from our trip to D.C.

I'll be back my bloggin friends!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Google Wednesday

So last week got away from me, therefore there was no Google Wednesday! So sorry to disappoint.



I didn't forget as much as I just got busy and haven't had the time these days. I've been busy balancing my new home life and working on a very large project at work.

But have no fear....I'm back this week!

This week I decided to Google.....



Lately I've been focusing on wedding cake designs. Since we're getting married in the month of June I figured we needed to get started on planning and booking places as the summer tends to fill up fast. I have an idea on the kind of cake I would like: four tier, round, purple, lime green, hot pink and bright orange ribbon at the base of each tier, and possibly some kind of design on the cake. I also would like a silver "W" for the top of the cake. The cake will sit on a bright orange table cloth with nothing else. Very basic. Clean.

At the end of July we actually meet with a baker to start taste testing our cake. I can't wait. I love that part of wedding planning! Nothing better than yummie cake.



I'm not sure what it is about wedding cake, but I could care less what kind of food we serve just so long as the wedding cake tastes amazing! There's something so deliriously tasty about wedding cake.

I can't wait to dive right on in.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Cards

It's been awhile since I last posted some of the cards I have made. I've been successful thus far this year hand making all of my cards for friends and family for birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Most often too, I am getting the cards out on time! Now that takes planning!

Enjoy!!!!










Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Google Wednesday

Today's post is in honor of the concert I attended this weekend with Kassidy, my BFF and her daughter and another friend of mine and her daughter.

Do you know him?



Justin Drew Bieber born March 1, 1994 is a Canadian pop-R&B singer. His performances on YouTube were seen by Scooter Braun, who later became his manager. Braun arranged for him to meet with Usher in Atlanta, Georgia, and Bieber was soon signed to Raymond Braun Media Group (RBMG), a joint venture between Braun and Usher, and then to a recording contract with Island Records offered by L.A. Reid.

His debut single, "One Time", was released worldwide during 2009, and charted within the top 30 in over ten countries. It was followed by his debut release, My World on November 17, 2009, which was certified platinum in the United States, which at the time gave Bieber the highest debut by a new artist in the year, and made Bieber the first artist to have seven songs from a debut album chart on the Billboard Hot 100. His first full studio release, My World 2.0 was released on March 23, 2010 and has since received similar success; debuting at number one and within the top ten of several countries and was certified platinum in less than two months of release in the United States. It was preceded by the international hit song, "Baby"


I should say the concert was okay. It wasn't over the top great, but it wasn't the worst concert I had ever been to. The highlight of the evening was looking over at Kassidy and the girls, watching them in awe as their idol danced around and struted his stuff (grabbing himself one too many times for my taste). For in that very moment I felt like a Mom would did something wonderfully giving for their child. And I can honestly say, it was all worth it to hear how giddy she was about the whole thing.

As of today she's still telling everyone about the concert.

Score.

While I don't think his music is the best, it isn't horrible either and I must say he has a few catchy songs. I did catch myself singing with him from time to time.

There were three opening acts, which was kind of strange. I've never been to a concert where that was the case before. The best and final opening act was Sean Kingston. I found myself singning and screaming more with and about him than I did with Justin Bieber. But again, I'm not a giddy, hormonal 11 year old.

I'm just me. And just me did a wonderful thing for a child who hopefully one day will appreciate the deepth of my love for her.

Happy Google Wednesday!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Swamped

I'm emotionally and physically swamped these days.

Brief re-cap:

Lauren moved home. She's been great. She's trying to find a job but in the mean time she's watching Kassidy and a friend during the day while we're at work. She starts college in the fall and is even thinking of trying out for the basketball team. Love that girl.

Kassidy is at our house for the summer. It's been challenging because we all know how difficult the pre-teen years are, but I hope she knows we love her and are here for her.

Work has been crazy. In fact I'll be logging off of here in a minute to log into work. Lots of overtime in the next month...ugh. But I'm blessed to have a job, so I will not complain.

LW is great. Busy as well. He just got home from a camping trip with some friends, so I'm anxious to hear how it went. He's sleeping right now!

Wedding planning is coming along. I'll post all of the details as they start to be nailed down.

I'll do my best to get better at posting. My life has been about the kids lately and I'm so high strung that I can't keep it all organized very well!

I will say I took Kassidy to the Justin Bieber concert last night with some friends. The girls had a blast. The adults...well...we were there to support our girls love of this baggy pants wearing, kid who I thought was 12 but is really 16. HA

Have a great week everyone. Stop back in for Google Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Google Wednesday

This week I Googled....Dr. Sheldon Cooper.





Because seriously he cracks me up...like no other human being can make me laugh! I am completely and utterly obscessed with that TV show (The Big Bang Theory); although not to the point of how obscessed I am with Roseanne....not yet anyway. Heck I own the first four seasons of Roseanne. After that is when it started to go down hill, but I still loved the show anyway.

But I digress.

If you can believe it, Wikipedia even has information on the fictional TV character!!! Love.It.

Dr. Sheldon Lee Cooper is a fictional character on the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

A Caltech theoretical physicist, Sheldon is Leonard Hofstadter's (Johnny Galecki) roommate and colleague. They live across the hallway from Penny (Kaley Cuoco).


Sheldon is distinct for his overtly intellectual personality: he is calculating and cynical, he exhibits a strict adherence to routine, a lack of understanding of irony, sarcasm and humor, and a complete lack of humility; these characteristics are the main sources of his character's humor and the center of a number of episodes. He has been described as the show's breakout character.

Jim Parsons's character is named in honor of actor/producer Sheldon Leonard.




Every week I tune in just to see what new, zanny, brainy, wild, weird, t-shirt he'll have on. It's not like I find him attractive, though he does have this midly attractive, geeky aura about him...I just find him breath takingly funny. Like in an "OMG he's a nut" funny. In fact I even have LW watching the show....and that says a lot because he loves crime drama more than comedy. Score.

I'm sad it's off for the summer, although the re-runs still manage to keep me entertained....which isn't difficult to do with the summer line up that is typically on TV.



Seriously if you have not seen this show, now is your time to catch up before the fall line up begins in a few short months. Season Four here I come!

Monday, June 14, 2010

More Senior Pictures

Here are a few more of Lauren's senior pictures I'd love to share with you. Remember they are unedited. I definately need to find a way to edit them so I can print more! They are all just so amazing. She's just absolutely beautiful.

Enjoy.