Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Lovey Love this stuff

Here is a list of my current love affairs in the wonderful world of stuff (don't mind that most of it is food)

1. Hazelnut crusted prawns from Scaldonis
2. Moonlight Path Body scrub from Bath and Body works (Tiff, you totally gave me moon light path lotion stuff for Christmas like 50 years ago and It is the only kind I'll use now)
3. Lip Smackers Strawberry Kiwi lip gloss, it smells so good its like eating!
4. Ne-Yo, Because Of You. Don't knock R&B music until you listen to this one. It is fabulous!
5. Mandy Moore, Wild Hope. Love it, love her!
6. Sugar Free Red bull
7. Arriba Fire roasted mild salsa from Harmons
8. Alice style Crocs
9. Dip n' Dots (they sell them at the movies and I make Shaun take me there and go get me 2 packs on the weekends)
10. My new imac
11. (bonus item:) Bath towels from WalMart. The Home Trends brand rules!!! They are the best towels I have and not to mention the cheapest! They are even better than my Ralph Lauren towels. Try them next time you need new towels!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Dear Blog




Dear Public diary I pretend is private because I'm not divulging personal information to your faces,

Yesterday I hadn't eaten much of really anything all day so around 4:30 I decided I was hungry...I chose to go to Wendy's. I haven't eaten burger/fry type fast food in who knows how long (I don't like anything but In'n'Out) so this was a little strange. I went ahead and pigged out like it was gonna be my last meal ever! It was actually gross too. But, I ate anyway feeling gluttonous when I realized what and how fast the food I ordered disapeared before my very eyes! Shaun was making fun of me calling me a closet eater.

This brings me to my next subject. I picked up a few new books today at costco. One is called Stick Figure. It is written by a girl about her 'former' self, an eleven year old annorexic girl. It is very moving and super compelling. It is so sad and I think everyone should read it to be more aware of how young girls feel in this society and how these feelings of insecurity evolve. It is written so well too. Let me know what you think if anyone has read it. I'll be doing my darndest to ensure that Gabby never feels like she isn't skinny enough or that being thin is directly related to popularity or beauty. I'll be workin overtime in this society!

Another thing that has been on my mind is why I had so many reasons to be all bent out of shape about stupid little things when i was a teenager. My brother Brad once told me to never wish any part of my life away. I never understood why in the world he would say such a thing. I mean surly nothing was worse then being 13, 14 and then 15 oh, and then 16 and so on. There was always some nagging reason I wanted to move on to the next year. Now that I look back I have all these fabulous memories when life was so dang fun and easy and freakin care free. Shaun always teases me about my life growing up. he says that my biggest worries were things like what I'd wear to school the next day, lip gloss selections and my hair. NOT TRUE, but he wasn't too far off. At that age there just isn't a whole lot of real stress for most of us. I wish I would have had a better attitude.

I somehow managed to stay conscious the whole treck on Thurs. morning with my sister as we hiked the whole Snow Canyon State Park! Okay, It was only 4 miles but still! It was so beautiful, I had never been there before. It felt so good to be that close to nature. I am not much of an outdoor gal now that I am married to quite possibly the most high maintinance man there ever was! He won't even entertain the idea of hiking or even going on a Sunday stroll with me for fear of getting dusty and dirty outside! Ugh! You wouldn't believe he works as a general contractor AND makes regular visits to Tijuana for the wood business.

I ramble to clear my head of all my thoughts causing my brain congestion. It makes me wonder when I run into someone who reads my blog if they think I'm really strange. Does anyone else lay in bed at night thinking to themselves in "blog mode".
Every night I pretty much drift off thinking in dear blog mode. What an idiot I must sound like.
Oh well, the secret is out.

Excuse all my misspellings, my spell check doesn't work on my mac. Any ideas why.....EMILY
I also had some fun taking really messed up pictures of myself on the handy photo booth thingy!! I am SOOO hot!



Monday, September 17, 2007

In over my head

Lately at my house I have been having more tiny bedtime issues. I had been putting Gabby to bed between 8 and 8:30. The little stinker kept waking up at 7:00 (when she was used to waking up at 8). I'm not complaining that this is early, she would just be sooo moody and miserable. SOOOOO, I remembered that my little handy dandy sleep sense book said to try putting your child to bed a half hour earlier so they would sleep later.....Hmmm, doesn't make sense does it? Well, 2 days now Gabby has gone to bed at 7:30 and slept til 8:30!! Did I die and go to heaven or is this some kind of mean joke she's playing on me? :)
Love ya Gabs!

Also, I have decided to (abruptly) turn over a new non-lazy leaf for myself since i seemed to be in a major slump lately. So, I took up a walking group with my sister 2 days a week, a biking "beginner" (see Tasha's latest blog:) group, I'm continuing pilates 2 days a week and I went ahead and signed up for photography at the college which starts oh, tomorrow. Hmm, I think I might have dove in the deep end on this new routine.
I have to go for the group walk tomorrow and I'm SO sore from my horrid first bike experience that I don't know how I'll manage to push my stroller up and down those massive hills!! I'm just hoping I stay conscious the whole time! Haha, We'll see how long this little fire of desire stays lit. So far, so good! I even managed to have all my laundry folded and put away while still warm! Thats a first for me!
I made Shaun a gigantic "to do" list which he just laughed at and told me he'd send his Foreman up to tackle those. I guess I'm asking a bit much but hey, it's NOWyears resolution time at mi casa!

I think when I get lazy, I get a tiny bit depressed. It make perfect sense to me though. I think It is my brains way of saying, "hey, your wasting all this time doing nothing (i.e. sitting at the computer) when you could be doing so much around the house). I want my day to have huge list of accomplishments to check off in my day planner which is the bomb! I highly recommend you all go get one at staples. It is by Mead, is small and lightweight for students.

I will be taking lots or pictures for my photography class, I expect to learn a few tricks of the trade :)

Now that I've rambled about nothing and i'm sitting here being lazy......

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Interview with the Queen Bee


FULL NAME: GABRIELLE SULLIVAN
OCCUPATION: TERROR SQUAD
DOB: JUNE 3, 2006 5:11 pm

FAVORITES
FOOD: GRAPES, BLUEBERRIES AND PEAS
DRINK OF CHOICE: WATER
TOY: ANYTHING MOM DOESN'T WANT ME TOUCHING
TIME OF DAY MORNING WHEN I WAKE UP
WORDS: DOGGY, THAT, THANK YOU (DANK-OO)
THING TO DO: VISIT THE PET STORE AND SEE THE DOGS!

DISLIKES
GETTING HER HAIR DONE!!!!!!!
GETTING OUT OF THE TUB
DIAPER CHANGES
HAVING TO GO INSIDE


My mom warned me from a young age that my girls would probably hate to get their hair done. I didn't think much of it because she would be wrong of course! MY girls would always look perfect with the hair, bracelets, outfits, whatever I wanted how I wanted it......Wow, was my mother ever right. This is my strong willed little girl who actually let me do her hair for 5 minutes the other day! I had to take pictures because her hair is always well, un-kept for the most part. I have to comb it while she is running away from me.
I take pictures on the days I brave the battle of doing the hair. I hope as she gets older it only gets better but my mom is probably going to be right about her. I started "doing" my own hair in first grade. No wonder I my mom always permed my hair (yikes!) My mom knew it would be a fight everyday so she just let me win that battle. Gabby is also currently winning the battle!

Either way, she is the light of my life and I love her no matter how distraught the hair is!
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Monday, September 10, 2007

1. Who is your man? Shaun Mckay Sullivan
2. How long have you been together? Married for 4 1/2 years
3. How long dated? 5 Months, engaged 4 months..... 9 months?
4. How old is your man? Almost 28!!!!!
5. Who eats more? Shaun, most of the time
6. Who said "I love you" first? He did
7. Who is taller? Haha! Shaun, 6' 3"
8. Who sings better? Neither, we are both pitiful, he says I have a pretty voice but I don't.
9. Who is smarter? I am more book smart. He is more street smart and he is great with numbers, actually he is brilliant! What am I thinking, he is way smarter than I am!
10. Who's temper is worse? same
11. Who does the laundry? Me
12..Who does the dishes? Me
13. Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? He does
14. Who pays the bills? He earns the money, I write out the checks
15. Who is better with the computer? Me for sure
16. Who mows the lawn? What lawn!
17. Who cooks dinner? I usually do but shaun is really a good cook
18. Who drives when you are together? I only have once or twice, HIM
19. Who pays when you go out? him
20. Who is most stubborn? him
21. Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? me
22. Whose parents do you see the most? his
23. Who kissed who first? he kissed me
24. Who asked who out? Him for sure
25. Who proposed? He did :)
26. Who is more sensitive? me, he is NOT at all
27. Who has more friends? He has at least 100 times more :)
28. Who has more siblings? me
29. Who wears the pants in the family? Unfortunately, he does

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

A blast with Gabby!



I'm sure you have all started to wonder if I'd given Gabby up for adoption. I used to do so many posts with pictures of her plastered all over my blog. I haven't taken any pictures for so long for some reason. So, here is my little Gabby, who is getting so big, right before my very eyes!
I want to cry because she is absolutely not a baby anymore!
Tonight was Gabby's cousin Junior's first birthday. It was a water party at the park. My sister-in-law throws partys that put the county fair to shame! She goes all out. There was a train ride, huge blow up water slides, and great food! We had a lot of fun. I didn't let Gabby get wet until the last hour, boy was that a mistake. She had the time of her life!
Shaun would slide her down on her belly and she would laugh hysterically! She loved every minute of being wet!
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The music!



This is my best video of Good Charlotte Performing. They did lots of their songs but this one's my favorite. I know my videos suck but hey, it's a taste of the show.




Here is the ever so fabulous Justin singing "my Love" do me a favor and watch the whole thing. It is awesome, even though you can't see in good, you can tell it was amazing! This was the best dancing of the concert. It is kinda long, but hopefully you don't mind!

JT concert!!!!!


What a fun concert!! Wow, can that man dance. Oh, and sing, and play the piano, and rock out on the guitar and beat box (is that what it's even called)! He is simply a talented man! He sang, no lip sync performance here. It was not as entertaining as my man Usher, but Usher doesn't sing. They aren't great pictures because our seats weren't too good but they were much better than we expected. We had so much fun!
Enjoy!