Sunday, May 31, 2009

Quotable Sunday ~Movie Quotes

Welcome to Quotable Sunday! Today's feature is some of my favorite movie quotes!

"I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel with you." (Jennifer Grey to Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing)

"Winning without dignity or grace is not winning." -- Stepmom

"Either you define the moment or the moment defines you." -- Tin Cup

"People are always telling you that change is a good thing, but what they're really saying is that something that you didn't want to happen just happened." -- You've Got Mail

"Do or do not; there is no try." - Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back

"Badges, we don't need no stinkin' badges" - Blazing Saddles

"Real loss is only possible when you love something more than you love yourself." - Good Will Hunting

I am in a dress, I have gel in my hair, I haven't slept all night, I'm starved, AND I'm armed! Don't MESS with me!~ Miss Congeniality

For Hubby, here are the Godfather quotes:

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
"My father taught me many things … keep your friends close, but your enemies closer."
"Take it to the mattress"

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

The ABC's Of Me

Everything you ever want to know about me!

I snagged this from J. Leigh Designz

Feel free to snag it too, it is a great way to get to know other bloggers!
The ABC's of me!

A - Age: 40, wow, when did that happen?

B - Bed size: King, waterbed, yes we are stuck in the 70's!

C - Chore you hate: Um... all of them.

D - Dogs' names: Theisen or Ti for short.

E. Essential start to your day: Coffee

F - Favorite color: Purple

G - Gold or Silver: Silver

H – Height: 5'6"

I - Instruments you play: Piano and Flute, been a long time since I played either.

J - Job title: Administrative Specialist.

K - Kid(s): Two, my daughter "Angel" is 5, my son "Cutie Bug" is 3.

L - Living arrangements: Rental House, hope to change the rental part in the next year.

N – Nicknames: Go ahead and guess! O.K. it's LT. My hubby gave it to when we first met. It is based on my initals from my Maiden name, it just stuck! Real name: Lori

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: None

P - Pet Peeve: You won't believe this but I so cannont think of one! I am a very easy going person and truly belive the phrase "Don't sweat the small stuff".

Q - Quote from a movie: I had to do two because I couldn't decide:

"Either you define the moment or the moment defines you." -- Tin Cup

“I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel with you.” (Jennifer Grey to Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing)

R - Right or left handed: Right.

S - Siblings: One older brother, the cute boy from the Take Me Back Tuesday pictures this week.

T - Time you wake up: 5:00 am (yes really, sometimes 4:30 if I want to catch up my Google reader before work)

U- Underwear: Thongs (your welcome honey)

V - Vegetable you dislike: Peas

W - Ways you run late: Trying to catch up my Google reader before work.

X - X-rays: This time last year, when I got pnumonia

Y - Yummy food you make: My mom's recipe for "Real Good Cookies". Chocolate Chip with Oatmeal, nice and chewey and well... Yum!

Z - Zoo animals: I live with a few! I have always loved the Elephants and Giraffes

Feel free to join in!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

2 Great Giveaways from My Chaotic Life!

No one deserves linky love more than Anissa! This super lady has 2 awesome giveaways running right now!

The first one is a $50 gift certificate to Bei Bambini. Such cute childrens clothes I can't even tell you! My daughter would be so spoiled to win an out fit from there! So check it out here:

The second Giveaway running at Our Chaotic Life is for a $35 Gift Certificate to Eden Fantasy
Adult warning: Don't enter this one when the kids are awake! Go enter this giveaway here:

I also have to let you know, since we are talking about Anissa that she is the one that designed my super cute blog button. You see it there?? Up in the very first space on the top right? So if you need a button (or a blog design for that matter) go check out her awesome site and order one! You won't regret it!



Thanks Anissa!

Wordless Wednesday

My Angel when she was just a little past two, so almost 3 years ago! This has always been one of my favorite pictures!
For more wordless Wednesday visit Go Graham Go

Monday, May 25, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday ~1972

Here we are in 1972! The first picture is me and my brother at the Great Salt Lake in Utah, second is my brother and I at home, and the last is October 1972. I turned 3 in January of that year, wow where does the time go??
Also, thanks Mom for dating all the pictures and can you teach me to do the cute hair on my daughter? All she ever gets is pony tails!

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Quotable Sunday ~Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! It is always nice to have that extra day off and to be able to spend some time with family and friends, which is what we will be doing today!

Having several Veterans in my family, this holiday always gets me thinking about how precious our freedom is, "if you like your freedom, thank a Veteran". Here are some thoughts and quotes related to Memorial Day.

Memorial Day, originally called "Decorations Day," is a national holiday that is celebrated on the last Monday in May. A day of remembrance, the tradition goes back to the end of the American Civil War when women put flowers on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers.

On this patriotic holiday, we honor servicemen and women who have died in war in the U.S. and every country where Americans are buried. We celebrate these people who made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

"If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace." ~ John Lennon

And I'm proud to be an American, where at least I know I'm free, and I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God bless the USA. ~Lee Greenwood

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace. -Martin Luther

The price of freedom is responsibility, but it's a bargain, because freedom is priceless. ~ Hugh Downs

If we are to reach real peace in the world, we shall have to begin with children. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The greatest glory of a free-born people is to transmit that freedom to their children. -William Havard

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Monday, May 18, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday

Guess who snatched a photo album from thier mother this weekend??

Me! This is me at 5 months old, and my brother at 3 years.
This was a great series of pictures, I have about 10 more to scan.
All these great old photos also, sadly need to be taken out of this photo album that is not acid free. Who knew 25 years ago?!
For more Take Me Back Tuesday you need to visit Kari at A Giveaway Addicted Mommy!


What Dad Really Wants: 2 Giveaways You Must Check Out!

Two awesome bloggers have joined up to host a Fathers Day giveaway event, What Dad Really Wants!
What Dad Wants

My Charmed Life

J Leigh

The first 2 giveaways really caught my eye.

Visit My Charmed Live For your chance to win a
This set includes:

For your chance to win a Platinum Home Brewing System (including K-cups)

Visit J. Leign Designs

Either prize would be a huge hit for Fathers Day so go enter now!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Quotable Sunday

Happy Sunday everyone! A few short quotes for you all today. We are looking forward to a busy day visiting Grandma and some of our cousins so comment love may be a little later for me today.

A short saying often contains much wisdom. ~ Sophocles

What we see depends mainly on what we look for. ~ John Lubbock

What I can do I will. ~ William Shakespeare

If there is no wind, row. ~ Latin Proverb

Deeds count, not words. ~ Jewish Proverb

Hope is so precious. ~ Patrick Swayze

God does not roll dice. ~ Albert Einstein

Say little and do much. ~ Shammai

Now, go visit A Daily Dose of Toni for more Quotable Sunday!


Friday, May 15, 2009

Give Me Your Best Shot #1

I have been dying to jump in on this one for a while! I try not to post on to many meme's during the week because since I work I feel bad if I can't get around and spread comment love (not that I would do that at work or anything), but I took today off, so I am going to play.

These photo were shot 2 weekends ago and I decided to see what my action setting on my camera would do. These are straight out the camera shots and I am very pleased with them! I love catching the facial expressions when the kids don't know you are taking their pictures.

What I learned is too much zoom makes for blurry pictures and the lighting must be good because on the action setting the flash is no help on my camera!

If you have never been to visit Lolli at *Life is Sweet* you should. She is the host of Give Me Your Best Shot.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Watching the bikers come in.
Hubby and my Angel, I just love this picture as I rarely get a good picture of hubby!
For more wordless Wednesday visit Go Graham Go

Take Me Back Tuesday ~Got A Scanner!

Yes Tuesday Fans, I finally have a scanner/printer! Of course since I got it previously owned it has no ink, but the scanner works, yea!

Take Me Back to 1990.

The year we visited Mount Rushmore! My hubby had been there before, but not me, it was our first vacation as a couple! I would have been 21 and hubby 24. We look so young! (You do know I will be saying that about all the pictures I post right)!

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

Quotable Sunday ~Love

Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies!
Today's quotes are not about Moms, and yet they are.
I hope you enjoy them and don't forget to visit A Daily Dose of Toni for more great quotes!


I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love. ~ Mother Teresa

With love and patience, nothing is impossible. ~ Daisaku Ikeda

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love. ~ Sophocles

Love is the only thing that increases twofold every time it is shared. ~ Albert Schweitzer

Love many things for therein lies the true strength, whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. ~ Vincent Van Gogh

It is not how much we do, but how much love we put into doing it. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving. ~ Mother Teresa

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Happy Birthday Cutie Bug!

You turn 3 today! Where did the time go?

(May 2009)
You are my free spirited, snuggle bug

My sensitive yet independent child (age 2)

(First birthday)
My baby that didn't sleep through the night until you were 9 months old.
That taught us what colic was when you were 5 months old

(2 months)
But you stole my heart long before this first smile of yours.

Happy Birthday Baby, Mommy loves you!


Take Me Back Tuesday ~Graduation

As everyone gears up for graduation I thought I would share mine.
Take me back to May 11, 1991
At least this one has the date right on the picture!
I heard this year there isn't going to be much hand shaking going on due to the flu, thats such a shame!

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Sunday, May 03, 2009

Quotable Sunday ~Goals

My Angel turned 5 last week, and my baby boy turns 3 this week, where does the time go?

I have spent much time in the last few week reflecting on my own life and where I want to go in the future. It seems that the last five years have been a mix of daily survival and caring for the needs of small children, very normal and exactly the way I wanted these years to be!

I have come to the conclusion that now that my children are getting older, I must take some time to think about what I want to achieve over the next few years. An opportunity was dumped in my lap this week to do just that. I will keep you posted as to the outcome if and when it does happen.

I must now look to the future to be able to teach my children how to set their own goals and how to get on a path to achieve them.


I want to be able to look back someday and say, "I did make a difference." Whether is was to open the minds of people to think that a woman can do a good job, or whether it's the fact that so many kids out there think that they could be like me. ~ Antonia Novello

A man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take many small steps. ~ Helmut Schmidt

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal. ~ Ralph Vaull Starr

The ultimate goal should be doing your best and enjoying it. ~ Peggy Fleming

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. ~ Mark Twain

Always dream and shoot higher than you know how to. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ~ William Faulkner

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