Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Back in Bham!

Right now, I'm sitting at an island in Colton's kitchen, listening to the sounds of a jam session floating up from the basement. (All of Colton's siblings and friends are absurdly talented.)

It's Colton's birthday!!! I already gave him the bulk of his present... a set of 15 photography books, which will hopefully be helpful to refer back to once he's a brilliant cinematographer. (Well... not that he isn't already. But once he's known as such.) I need to come up with something else quick though! I'm working on a little song for him, but I'm not quite done yet. Maybe I'll just make him a sappy little card before tonight.

The poor  dear has an infection spreading from his toe all the way up his shin... I took him to the ER the other night, right after wrap (of the film he was shooting). He's on antibiotics now, so hopefully it'll get better soon. He's hobbling around a little for the moment, though :)

 I technically forgot to bring my camera this go around, so no pictures! But I'm hopefully gonna meet up with April for lunch one day, and she's gonna give me the photo cd I left at her place, so I can post a few more photos from last time.

 I hope you guys are having a lovely week!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dress Giveaway...

Hey! I don't know if any of you follow Maggie at Lifesize Paperdoll , but she just posted an amazing giveaway of not one or two, but FIVE adorable dresses and rompers. Signing up is easy! If you're interested, just go to her blog and become a follower, then leave your email address, name, and a secret :)

Have a great day!

(Ps, I might be working on a film that Colton's shooting this weekend. Hurray!)

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Back from Space (or Birmingham, rather...)

Man, oh Man!
It's been forever, huh? I'll try to make this an extra good one to make up for it :)

First on the docket: I have been listening to The Grecian Urns album NONSTOP. I absolutely adore it. The Grecian Urns are led by Bryce, who happens to be one of Colton's best friends. (And my own.) He also has a band at school, which Colton and I are in, called the Little Foxes, and we play alot of the same songs. They're better, though. Especially when Colton goes down to Florida to play with them :)
They're not signed... they recorded the album in the Norris's basement, and they're playing a little tour of about twelve shows. If you have a spare $9.90, then you should DEFINITELY go to itunes and buy their album. It's called Lovedream. I promise, promise, promise you won't regret it! They have a great sound... something I would call Indie Florida Soul Groove :)

Here are two of my favorite songs for your enjoyment! The video might take a few minutes to load, so feel free to scroll down to the other stuff and come back.


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ps, Colton took all the black and white photos :)



In other news, I had an absolutely fantastic trip to Birmingham! Here are some pictures I took as documentation (minus a roll, which I accidentally left at April's...)



We went to a petting zoo one morning! We made friends with this pony.


This little guy was my favorite. I have such a thing for donkeys. He was so sweet :)


I was a little scared that this peacock was gonna peck me, so I kept my distance :)


April and I had a lot of cooking adventures. This one didn't turn out so well. That's supposed to be bacon for our picnic potato salad. Good thing we had some extra, huh?


One night, we went to Firebirds for dinner. I had an out-of-this-world salad with lime-cilantro vinagerette topped with the best crab cakes I've ever tasted. Yum-o!


Doesn't she look pretty?


We also made the quintessential SnoBiz stop. Passionfruit Strawberry and Guava Pinapple Coconut.
(Ps, those are legs, not fingers.)


Next we went to the art museum!


We think this guy looks like he's going to puke in the Ewer. (This is from the Beeson's crazy enormous Wedgewood collection. I mean, really. Who needs that many dishes?)


Our homemade Mushroom Ravioli. Looks delish, eh?
Over the week, we made:
Bruschetta, Corn and Poblano soup, Curry chicken salad, Potato salad with bacon, Pasta, Frozen Strawberry Lemonade, Salsa, French Toast, Peanut butter cup cookies, Chocolate ice cream with strawberries and Toasted Almonds... and probably a few other things that I can't remember at the moment.


It sure did take a long time, though! Almost three hours, altogether. I think it'd be easier to use a pasta maker instead of a rolling pin :)


And we had a bit of an oops... April decided that sticking her spoon in the blender to stir the filling would be okay. The blender decided her spoon looked tasty. We had to chew carefully :)


Then off to the Davie's!!! What sweet brothers they are :)


Nice jump, Colton. (He did a flip, not a belly flop... I just pressed the shutter a little early.)


Beautiful sister Alexandra!


Playing Hide and Seek with Jay...



Hiding from Lucy



They really are so sweet.


And Jay LOVES to spin.


We also went to the Lewis farm (Mrs. Davie's side of the family) to celebrate Mimi's birthday. Which included watermelon and my first ride on a four wheeler!


This is Grayson, one of the cousins. He's sooo funny! He has this great little country accent.


Siblings :)
The Davie kids are: (from oldest to youngest) Colton, Luke, Vitalik, Alexandra, Vicka, Roman, and Jaylen. Vitalik, Vicka, Roman, and Jaylen were all adopted recently! (Well, from a couple of years ago to a few months ago. Vicka still can't speak english yet, but she's working on it!)


Vitalik and Allan, who is Mrs. Davie's stepfather. He's an excellent watermelon carver.


Colton found this scooter and immediately started zooming around everywhere :)


And finally, the new baby! Just three weeks old, adopted by Colton's aunt and uncle.  We all had fun holding and feeding him.


So that was my week in Birmingham! Once I get that other roll back from April, I may put up a few more of my favorites. I hope that all of you ladies had an equally wonderful week :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thursday Thursday, it is Thursday, Hey!



Hey, look! Becca tagged me in this whatever it is. April says I'm supposed to post five things about myself, and so here we go.

1) I've had pica since I was a kiddo. (Well. I'm self diagnosed. But I don't see any other reason that I would have these cravings if I didn't, unless I'm just a world class weirdo.) In case you don't know what that means, pica is a disorder in which someone regularly eats non-food items. I always liked rubber based things, like erasers, glue, and rubber cement (which you really shouldn't eat, by the way...). Also playdough, string, paper, lollipop sticks, and an assortment of backyard plants. I now realize that this behavior is socially unacceptable, so I don't eat anything like that anymore :)
(But honestly... it still tastes the same.)

2) I'm really bad at song lyrics. I can't understand/hear them half the time, and even if I do, I can't remember them while I sing. I just make stuff up. This can pose a problem sometimes. The other day, I wanted my college minister's wife to hear Vampire Weekend, which is a pretty fantastic band. Unfortunately, I decided to post a video of Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa, which *used* to be my favorite song by them. But after I hit "Send", I understood the lyrics for the first time. Not good!!! The chorus goes something along the lines of "Do you want to f*** like you know I do? Like you know I do-oooooh-oooooooh-oooooooh-oooooooh?" Thank goodness I deleted it before she listened :)

3) I love to swim, but I'm not very good at it. I wore water wings until I 12, and then took YMCA swim lessons. Everyone else in the class was three or four.

4) I love, love, love buying clothes at goodwill, the samaritan center, etc. For one thing, I'm poor. For another, I have an insatiable fondness for high-waisted, pleated shorts. I have recently realized that the back view is perhaps not the most flattering for the derriere, but there's just something about them that I can't resist.

5) I used to wish I was either asian (because I was looking through this book of haircuts when I was a kid and stumbled upon this radical variation of a bowl cut. I begged my mother to cut my hair like that, but she said that cut only worked on people with stick-straight hair.) or American Indian. (because I had a Hiawatha book, and I had quite the crush on Hiawatha.)



So that's me!
By the way, I'm at April's for the week!!! It's been wonderful. I'll blog about it soon, and I have pictures to post :)