Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Heart Beats for JM

i'm ready for it NOW!!

so about a week ago, my mother and i bought tickets for John Mayer's Spring Tour! i'm so excited!! we're going to see him in Dallas on my mom's birthday 03.09.2009! so in sheer anticipation of the upcoming extravaganza, i thought i would post a couple images from the last John Mayer concert i attended.

and if you haven't picked up his latest cd..."Battle Studies" is incredible!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Razorback Love

so fun!

and we beat the Gamecocks! eat it South Carolina (:

i went with my dad and brother, Joe. we went down to Fayetteville not having any tickets and keeping our fingers crossed that we could find 3 together! and to our amazement we found 3 on the 23rd row on the 40 yard line. it was wonderful. sister painted up with some friends. they spelled out 'GO HOGS.' we saw her on the jumbo tron and Mom saw her on tv. AND we won, 33-16! and the weather was fabulous...i actually got sunburned (:


U of A. classic.

running out...

bring it gamecocks.


sister made it on the jumbo tron (:

joe, dad, me.

joe making a ridiculous face.

we found Katherine Anne after the game painted up.

me, ka, joe.

dad, ka, joe.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

I Just Love Halloween.

on halloween, we carved the family pumpkin. i kind of took over Dad's usual position and did the WHOLE thing. i drew the design, carved it, everything. i was afraid Dad would mess up the mouth because the design was kind of intricate.

that's my pumpkin.
jack skellington!

joe skellington.

natalie skellington.

dad skellington.

after that, i went over to Courtney's house to help her decorate cupcakes for blake's birthday party on sunday. it was a lot of fun. we were nervous we were going to mess them up but we didn't. they turned out great!! then we took the children trick or treating and brandon put on his monster mask thing and scared the kiddos. ha ha! good times.


all the kiddos.
skye. gabe. peyton. chandler.

brandon's scary mask.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Hiking + Photography

so the last few days haven't gone exactly how i planned...mostly because of (actually entirely due to) the rain that hardly ceased during the 2 day period.

pumpkin patch. didn't happen.
rock climbing. nada.

however, i did take a hike with my puppy, Kingston, yesterday. we walked around in the woods behind my home. we shared an apple, we enjoyed nature, and i took pictures. it was great!

sweet baby Kingston.



beautiful fall leaves.


green vines.


ground cover.

absence of color amidst fall beauty.




Sunday, October 25, 2009

Busy Week

this week is looking like it is going to be pretty fun and i am very happy!

tomorrow, i am going to the pumpkin patch with courtney + fam. i am very much in the mood for fall festivities. and i am really excited to take some sweet seasonal pics with my nikon d60 (which i am in love with). and then hopefully we will carve pumpkins afterwards!! fingers crossed!!

on monday, possibly rock climbing with matt? fingers crossed on this one too!! but seriously, that would be ideal.

right now my head hurts...so sleep is required. but i will keep you updated on the outcome of the aforementioned events!

this is simply because i have an undying love for starbucks.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Starbucks LOVE

went up to starbucks today. i was that annoying girl taking pictures. it was GREAT!

oh...and i had a delicious pumpkin spice latte (:

this is Brandon.
at first, he hid his face behind the large mocha mug.

seriously, no smile! (:

so freaking stubborn.

doing the stabucks thing.

he is only looking in this picture because it was candid...and it is obvious he LOVED me taking all the pics (:

love love love coffee!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bruise + Wedding

i have failed to blog about previous vacations and my beautiful trip to LA back in august. maybe someday. for now i am very content with the present and mentioning current (natalie) events.

when i went to LA, i did a more than fabulous job at racking up significant credit card debt. i have been making decent $ recently at work and thru various babysitting jobs (thank you everyone who has needed my childcare services recently!) i have paid it down a considerable amount. this fact makes me happy. i am tired of having credit card balances, can't wait to have it paid off, and realize it has been a good lesson learned at a relatively young age.

last wednesday (09.30.2009) i damaged my face. actually i had an accomplice, but he blames me completely. brandon and i were goofing around, playing the "dead weight in your arms" game, if you will. he was carrying me around like that and set me down by a recliner. still thinking we were playing, i slumped over, hitting my face on the wooden reclining mechanism of the chair. it HURT. there was a small cut on my left cheekbone and a neckache to boot. as the days passed, the bruise spread underneath my entire eye. more than a week later (11 days), it is on the verge of complete healing. oh the looks i got (:

day 2.

day 4.

on a very different note, i went to a wedding today. oh how i love weddings. my friend lindsay's sister ashley entered into wedded bliss tonight at 6p. very pretty. black and white themed with pink accents. it was so sweet seeing the love between 2 sisters. linds teared up a lot during her AWESOME maid of honor speech. it was wonderful!

chapel on the creeks.

wedding cake. lovely.

they were nice to each other.

renee, lindsay, me.

table arrangements.

Monday, September 28, 2009

You've Got a Friend in Me...

in an interesting encounter, i stumbled into a new friendship about a month ago. i love hanging out con mi amigo. he is incredibly easy going and so fun to be around. i would even call him unpredictable (: anyways, met him at his place of employment (starbucks). thank you starbucks!

"And soon they were inseparable."

okay, so i'm really not THAT cheesy but this quote from the Notebook came to mind when i posted this picture. ha ha!!