Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Hey all. It's Lulu here. Today's my man's birthday!!!!
Happy Birthday to the best husband in the world!
Ummm...does my incredibly handsome husband look like he is on a postcard advertising how amazing Afghanistan can be? Yes. This man is really up for Best Husband of the Year. If he had a blog...he's get that award. Daily. Not only does he take great care of me and has infinite patience...he makes it all look so easy. He cares about BIG PICTURE things and serving our country is so important to him. The picture is from last year's deployment and God is good--he's home safe now!! I could not be more proud...and yup, he is exceptionally hot in his uniform!
I love him SO much that I went to Home Depot alone and bought him a DeWalt circular saw for his birthday. Oh yeah. That was huge.
Naturally, there will be a Halloween themed birthday cake tonight. This will be his 32nd cake decorated like a pumpkin I think!! More pics will surely follow.
Monday, October 27, 2008
-Vanessa. I honestly think the GG writers are trying to make you the most annoying character in the history of all that is man. I'm BEGGING you to BEG them to write you some better, less whiny material. I do like the whole Urban Outfitters thing you do though.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Enter exhibit A:
I search there for curtain rods and pillows and sheets and other various items. Today, Charlie and I had a few excellent finds!!
On the right is a set of ipod speakers that run without batteries!! You just plug them into your ipod and they work--amazing. Plus, they're pink. Anddddddddd.....for $6.99, who would be without good music while showering? I mean, I ask you.
One one of the aisles, I saw a small black flask. Yes, a flask with rhinestones on it to make it extra special. I jokingly said to Charlie that she might need to grab it and she quickly responded that she "already had a flask." A pink glittery one. Duh.
Enter Exhibit B:
Finally, it is worth noting that Charlie and I spent the EXACT same amount of $ today at Ross. Charlie bought the two above items and I grabbed two curtain rods. We both spent $16.78 exactly and the items weren't all the same price--obvi. How weird is that?
Must mean good luck ;)
Friday, October 24, 2008
Has anyone around here also made the fateful error of buying their Halloween candy too early?
Considering saving some candy for the kids,
Ummm...a really nice way to start the morning is Fox News and I love Fox and Friends. BUT if you have the luxury of working from home (or have the tv on at work--an even bigger luxury!!!) then you simply must keep it tuned in to America's Newsroom that starts at 9am.
Is Bill Hemmer really the best reason to watch? Yes. Yes, is the answer. Major fan club over here. We need Charlie to marry him...he is a few years her senior...but hey, so what!
That's all for now. 11 days till the election and counting!!
UPDATE: Bill Hemmer isn't on today!!! Booohisssss.... I think it's because he's traveling back from Iraq. Did you all see the amazing progress and good news he was reporting all this week?
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
1. Link to the person that tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog
3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their website.
6. Let your tagger know when your entry is UP
And now my Random 6 list:
Seriously? The last 24 hours have been a total sociological blur! I was in the library allllll day yesterday writing the 5 essays I have due today. Why 5? Because they are two midterms, one with 3 questions and one with 2 questions. Here is a secret confession.... sometimes I procrastinate like no other. I don't even know why I did that this time. It only kept me in the library last night until 12 am. and then working on them until 5 am at my house!
#2: I went to the gym this morning and came home and had kashi cereal!!! You KNOW what that means--I am BACK on my fitness kick. Watch out:)
Sunday, October 19, 2008
One of the best things about Sundays
Part 1 of a continuing series:
I realllly look forward to this crazy show.
When my husband was in Afghanistan last year, I mailed him many, many, many DVDs to watch in almost every package I sent him. Always looking for classic movies, Mel Brooks movies or Bourne Identity type of genre---and my resources occasionally ran dry. Whose wouldn't? He was gone over a year!! Anywho-so, I was mailing him more and more random network shows, old movies, NFL highlights--it was a real mixed bag. BUT--I also randomly sent him the first two seasons of entourage and he was hooked. He came home with those DVDs and got me and Charlie hooked too. It's crude at times (hello, HBO) but it's still a cool show. Having no OTHER insight into what Hollywood might be like--I take this show as almost documentary style.
Plus it's just 26 minutes from start to finish. Perfect ending to the weekend!!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I am giving Fireproof 2 thumbs up!! Mr.Lulu and I saw it last night--went to it FULLY expecting to like it after hearing good things from a lot of you all--and I wasn't disappointed.
Amazing...a 'pro-marriage' movie hits the big screen!! As if that wasn't reason enough to treat yourself...I know there are some 'Mike Seaver' fans out there...and Kirk Cameron gave a wonderful performance! In a nutshell, Kirk Cameron plays a firefighter that saves anonymous people all day long but was doing nothing to take care of his relationship with his wife or the marriage. He's challenged by his dad to take a 40 Day Love Dare and see if he can love his wife despite her skepticism of him...and you have to see it to find out what happens!! Very powerful story.
If you get a chance, go see this movie. Did you happen to see Facing the Giants? It was made by the same group...and I would love to see the reviewers in Hollywood BLOWN AWAY by the positive response to such a Christian movie!!!
Happy Saturday all!!!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Don't let her cute factor fool you. She will cut you.
UPDATE: Charlie says she likes accessories and toss pillows too. And she does. BUT I like fussy, borderline-'tried to hard', coordinating items and she likes matching things in simple patterns.
Hello hello!! It's FRIDAY! And even though I am doing "work" thru the weekend-- it still feeeeeels soooo good :)
Boring update: I actually have been inspired by all you blogettes who post so much info about your household budgets. So, thank you. Anyhow, I think I'm sitting down and reworking that today. Good timing, right? In light of the recession. However, I am grateful that cosmetics is ever-booming and business is really good right now!!
OK- on to the serious good news:
This is an real photo,
taken in my actual kitchen
of today's breakfast effort.
Well, you can imagine what my reaction was...
Lulu: "Ummmm.....excuse me. Is THIS a hint?"
Mr.Lulu: "NO, NO? NO! NO Noooooo, save meeeeeeeeee"
You know--it's the little things.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Well well well...what a nice surprise to come home from my trip and see that Hollie at All Things in Moddy had awarded my sissy and I with "I love your blog"! It's so sweet of her, and clearly we are obsessed because we gave her the BFF blog award! She is so lovely and tan and cute!! Haha :)
While we were in town I was sure to make a stop at The Pink Box! I loved it last year when I visited. They have really cute preppy and trendy items! The store is adorable and certainly is a place to visit when in Cincinnati.
On Saturday night we went to the Hofbrauhaus House! It was cool because my parents just got back from the ACTUAL Hofbrauhaus House in Munich! Even though it was Ohio, they def. tried to recreate the orig. This is the birthday girl, Marjorie. Normally we aren't big beer drinkers but we would have been kicked out of the place if we had ordered wine!! Haha!
Bridget (left), Monica and me. Bridget is one of my best friends from high school and she is who I was traveling with! Monica is one of Marj's friends... and we love her!
On Monday we went to another famous park in Cincinnati. I forget the name but I took a picture of this guy...he looked so peaceful! Plus, I have a special place in my heart for geese. (Last semester I wrote a 16 page research paper on them! And sadly, it was by choice.)
Cozying up with the fisherman statue....!
Three little blondes all in a row! Marj told us we needed to try Skyline Chili before we left. To be honest--Brig and I were disappointed. We both had coneys that were covered in wayyy too much cheese, and the chili tasted like cinnamon (not in a good way!) It was fun to say we tried it though. And again, with my beautiful ladies!
All and all, quite a successful trip! I miss them already! Can't wait to see these loves at Thanksgiving!! :) :)