Monday, November 26, 2007

Lots to be thankful for...

I meant to write this a couple of days ago, but time got away from me.

Micah and I have a lot to be thankful for this year. We are thankful the love and support of family who have allowed us to purchase our dream home. We are thankful for our health and jobs that we both love. We are thankful for surviving the first year of marriage. We are thankful that we have each other.

Last Thursday, we made the trek out to Michigan for Thanksgiving. This year, Gram and Grampie Sizemore joined us, along with Jill, Miles and Margaret ( Miles's mom). It was a full house and Mom did a great job with all the food. The turkey was very tasty and moist. I love Thanksgiving. I love being around family.

On Friday, Jill, Mom and myself made our annual shopping trip. Miles joined us this and even got caught up in the shopping frenzy. Once again, Mom bought in to the excitement and at one point she was pushing me because I wasn't running fast enough. We capitalized on some of the deals and about half of my holiday shopping is done.

The rest of the weekend was spent watching football and playing canasta ( Jill's new favorite game.) Overall, it was a fun weekend and it was so nice to spend time with family. Hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

1133 Kingsbury Road

I finally got around to taking pictures of the new house. Please don't make fun of my photo skills. They are not good, but it will give you an idea of the house. Also, excuse the mess. We've been busy and are still trying to unpack.

We repainted the kitchen, family room, master bedroom and bath and the office so far. We still need to repaint the remaining rooms. Micah is a slave driver about the painting, so after the holiday we will be tackling another room.

Family Room


Dining room and Living Room

Master Bedroom

Guest Rooms

Friday, November 16, 2007


I have a problem with this classic tale being turned into a major motion picture. It may be because I was an English major and had to read the story four times, but it just seems wrong. Beowulf, for those of you who were never forced to read it, is one of, if not the earliest, stories every to be written down.

First, the movie is in English, regular common day English. The original story of Beowulf is written in Old English, something that is barely understandable to read, but that is what makes the story so interesting to read.

Second. I hate when someone in Hollywood tells me what a man character is going to look like. One of the greatest things about reading a book, is the readers interpretation of the characters. I have a picture of what Grendel should look like and I'm pretty sure it isn't what the movie's director thinks. This is just one reason why movies are killing our imaginations.

Third. Two words. Angelina Jolie. WHY?! WHY?! Why is she Grendel's mother????

I'm sure that Beowulf will make a ton of money. But what are thousands of kids losing by not reading this treasured pieces of literature??? I'm all for making good movies but not at the costs of a good education.

I'm stepping off my soap box.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

bravo to braVo!

Here is a long awaited update...

On October 30, my work hosted its breast cancer awareness event. I'm on of the program coordinators and have been working on this event, along with my other responsiblities, since January. The event, braVo!, is a unique event featuring a woman's bra as the focal point. We had close to 120 hand decorated bras on display at Symphony Hall in Baltimore. Even mom and Jill did a bra. Jill's was featured in the calendar and all three of ours are featured in the book. Yes that is correct. We did a coffee table book. If you are interested in purchasing any of the items (cheap plug here), visit

Also, I was lucky enough to be the main interviewee for all the media we did. I've included just one clip that was on the local CBS affiliate here in Baltimore. Click here to read the story and view the video.

Hope you enjoy!

Monday, November 05, 2007

I Survived

I have made it through one of the busiest months ever. On October 26, we closed on our new house. On October 30, I had a HUGE event I've been planning since January and we moved the last week. I promise to have an update shortly about all that has happened over the past month. I have a lot to share with the house and the event. I even did a week of media for the event and was briefly on The Today Show!

Hope everyone is well...