Sunday, October 29, 2006

Snyder Family's Annual Halloween Party

Jamie and her family held their annual Halloween party at Tony & Heather's house in Glendora by hosting a housewarming party as well. As you can tell I didn't go picture crazy this year... But here are some of the pics that I did take... :)
Rob dressed up as a 'Covenant Tyrant'

Pam as a "Baby Girl"... Think she's got the drink confused here! ;)

Posted by PicasaJamie (Helle's Belle) & me (Midnight Priestess)

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Beautifully stated...

I received the following as an email from my best friend, Jamie... Thought I'd share!

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will.

You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken.

You'll fight with your best friend.

You'll blame a new love for things an old one did.

You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love.

So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back.

Monday, October 23, 2006

A Family Visit

I haven't seen my cousin and her family from Palmdale in six months. I took a few pics of her kids... One of them is my nephew, Logan, dressing up as a doctor. Isn't he adorable? Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Dance Dance Revolution

My cousin's 3-year-old, Logan, wanted to try out DDR -- just like everyone else... Here's a video clip of him trying it out!

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Bella & "Fireflies"

My bird, Bella, seems to be a big country fan -- in particular, Faith Hill. She seems to enjoy singing to Faith Hill's "Fireflies" whenever she hears it. Here's an example...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Megan and shoes

Megan has this sudden fascination with feet and/or shoes... Take a look and see what she does with my feet.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Megan's Day

Here are the five stages of Megan's afternoon... (From from left to right) She went from having a pouty face... to a crying face... to a tantrum... to getting a timeout.... and finally falling sleep... Sad, isn't it? Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 16, 2006

Megan pictures

I wanted to share some of the pictures I had taken of Megan since I started babysitting her! :) Posted by Picasa

Megan in a whirlwind...

Here's Megan getting her afternoon workout by playing "I'm gonna get Marissa" by running around the coffee table!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Yahoo! Time Capsule

Yahoo! has started a time capsule to show future generations what our world and lives were like up until 2006. So, between now and November 8, Yahoo! would like everyone to contribute their pictures, sounds, videos, writings, and drawings to the time capsule. Anything contributed will be used as historical data, and will be placed in the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings in Washington, D.C. In addition, Yahoo! will ask you to choose from seven organizations so that they can donate $100,000. The following organizations are:

  • World Wildlife Fund (climate change)
  • International Rescue Committee (refugees)
  • Grameen Foundation (poverty -- microfinance)
  • Unicef (basic education & gender equality)
  • (health -- AIDS)
  • Seeds of Peace (peace)
  • International Child Art Foundation (visual arts)

So, please visit the website below and contribute to this time capsule!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Everyday changes...

I recently left my job of almost five years to try "experiencing something new." I am currently helping a friend of mine start his fitness-training center over the next few months or so. In the meantime, I have offered my babysitting services him and his wife since they are unable to have their little girl in daycare because of her heart condition (doctor's orders). This definitely is a different experience for me to go through. I am adjusting from a job interacting with 30+ people a day to spending about eight hours daily to watch a very active 19-month-old baby girl. It is definitely a shock to one's everyday life. I absolutely love what I am doing, but my people interaction skills have changed. I have the "Jack's Big Music Show" (on Noggin) theme song running through my head day and night. My brain used to be concerned about getting progress reports and treatment plans sent out to doctors' offices or making sure a patient was progressing properly in their rehab program. Oh, it is a shock, but I am getting used to it...

Another change that I am going through is that my boyfriend and I have decided to move in together. It has been an adjustment dating somebody new, especially since I spent so many months being independently single. He is not moving in until sometime in January or so, but I have been spending a lot of time with him at night. It definitely is an adjustment when he is the last person I see before I sleep, and the first one I see when I wake up. I have had some difficulty trying to share my space, but I am trying to adapt. I have needed some time on my own to figure things out. I definitely am not regretting any of the decisions I have made over the last few months, but it is something I will get used to. I know it takes time, but it is definitely frustrating.

All I ask is that my friends do not forget me when they are in the outside world.... Drop me a line every occasionally!

Monday, October 02, 2006

A weekend getaway...

This last weekend, my boyfriend & I spent a brief getaway from family and friends. It was a much-needed time for just the two of us. Since we have started dating, it has literally been a whirlwind time. We never really had our first official date until Saturday because of busy schedules and many changes in our lives. Therefore, Rob & I decided just to spend some time hanging out in Pasadena. We went out for lunch at The Yardhouse in Paseo Colorado, and then followed that with a movie. We saw Jet Li’s “Fearless.” If you are a fan of Jet Li’s, this is a good movie to watch. Just make sure you enjoy subtitles since the entire movie was spoken in Chinese. Other than that, a majority of our time was just spent having some much needed quality time together without the interruption of family or friends bothering us.

Anyway, I would say that we had lots of fun together. I look forward to having many more of these types of things in the future. We both can say that we returned home a lot more relaxed and rested than any other weekend we have had together! :)