Wednesday, April 27, 2011


 Ever since I was a little girl I have been a huge candy lover. Candy to me was the greatest thing in the entire world. 
Growing up, my best friend Tristan and I use to sell stuff along the side of our neighborhood road for money. Stuff like ice tea, friendship bracelets, old toys.....when we felt like we had acquired enough cash we would ride our bikes to the White Hen pantry and stock up on our favorites sweets. Because let's face it, two nine year olds are going to spend any money they get in five seconds. At our age, saving money was for suckers (pardon the pun). 

We would usually purchase stuff like candy bars, Nerds, fruit tarts, dipsticks (we would always mix the powder together until it was this disgusting gray hue before eating it), even those bottle candies where you had to bite off the top and suck out the juice.
I remember the first time I saw Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory I was dumbstruck. It was an hour and a half of sheer candy delight. My favorite scene was always the very beginning when all the chocolate was being made. 
Whenever they were in the big room where everything was edible, I would always think about my "game plan" if I was ever in a room like that. What would I go to first? What could I stuff in my pockets for later? And where on earth did Violet Beauregarde get that giant gummy bear?
Speaking of Willy Wonka, does anyone remember the ridiculous tunnel part with all the creepy footage? What on earth has that got to do with the rest of the movie? I would always walk out of the room and wait for it to end because as a little kid that part was just down right frightening. I like the new version of the Chocolate factory as well. Just as much if not more delicious candy footage and NO ridiculous tunnel scene.
It's a miracle I haven't gotten one single cavity compared to how much candy I've consumed over the course of my life. I guess it just balances out with the fact that I love to brush my teeth because I love the clean feeling.
When I was younger and I would go to the grocery store with my parents, I use to organize the candy aisle while we were waiting to check out. It was one of my favorite things to do and to this day I'm not really quite sure why. I just enjoyed lining up the chocolate bars neatly, or putting the different flavored Skittles back in their proper boxes. My dad use to joke that the stores should start paying me for all the work I would do.
The strange thing was it was always candy, you'd never find me organizing the canned vegetable aisle or anything like that. I think my little brother shared my love of candy. However, instead of organizing the candy like me, he could always be counted on to sit on the floor by the shopping cart and open a stick or Rolos and start eating them.
 For my birthday, P got me this book called Dylan's Candy Bar. It basically tells you how to decorate with candy. Its one of my favorite books to just look through because the pictures are fantastic and also mouthwatering I might add. P also enjoys his fair share of candy, definitely not as much as me but he still appreciates a nice sweet now and then.
Do you have a favorite candy?

Monday, April 25, 2011


I hope everyone's Easter was wonderful this year. P and I spent the afternoon at my parent's house along with my two married brothers and their wives and my sister and her little girl. It was so much fun to have everyone together to remember Christ and the true meaning of the day.
 My dad the joker added the two chocolate pellets, I think it makes the rabbit more realistic. haha
We all got together after church and had a big lunch and afterwards, we all trooped outside to watch my little niece find all the eggs my brothers had hid for her.
                         As you can see they didn't always make it easy for her. hahah

 Aside from being mysterious, P is actually in the process of wiping off cream cheese frosting I had smeared on his face. mawahah

Saturday, April 23, 2011

How P met C

My mom has been reminding me for months to take my camera when we play hockey together, and the day I finally remembered to bring it, P couldn't come play. So I'll have to bring it again next time. For those of you not familiar with our story, P and I met while playing street hockey. I've been playing for over a year and one day our friend Tony ran into his friend P and invited him to come play with us and well the rest is history.......

Dave and Tony trying to fix Dave's wheel. It wasn't unusually for it to come rolling off during a game.

                                    Me and Tony, thanks to this man I found my P.

             We put our sticks in a pile and then throw them either right or left to determine teams.

 Say hello to defense and offense. These two wonder boys are never allowed to play on the same team together.

                Don't worry folks, I'll take some more pictures when P comes next time.


Took some crazy random shots today and made the most of some fake flowers I had.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


In these couple pictures I wanted to convey someone was waiting for someone else and they never came. Because my parents are the greatest people ever invented, they're letting me use their sweet Fujifilm S5000 camera, obviously its a lot better than my simple point and shoot I've been using.

I was going to put a teacup and platter on there as well laying on it's side but the china I do have from my grandma wasn't the style I was hoping for.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

A couple more wedding pictures

Here are some more of my favorite wedding reception pictures. All of them were taken by my fabulous friend Stef Versey.
 Immediate Family, the parking lot behind us is where P and I first met.

It all started with a kiss.......
My mom and dad and P and I 
My uncle made his wonderful lasagna for our before the reception lunch. I had to wear my apron.

My mom put all the food together with help from all of us. 

Mom and my little niece Tanith.

My family knows how to get down. 
My sister Amy took this picture, it's my favorite of me and my dad. 

My mom helped me figure out what kind of cake I wanted and then she put it together! It was better than I hoped for. 
Friends and family covered our car with shaving cream.

Tony is our friend who introduced P and I to each other by inviting P to play street hockey with us.

P and I and some of my closest friends.