Wednesday, November 28, 2007

full discosure

I've always wanted to be a princess. I'm not too particular about what kind of princess I want to be any kind of princess will do. I think this has always been true, but I only came to realize it after seeing The Princess Diaries. After watching the movie, as my husband says, I felt all Disney inside, but there was something much larger stirring in me. I felt a need to be a princess. I began to explore possibilities to make this dream come true. Perhaps I could enter some kind of pageant, of course, I have no real talent, or beauty for that matter, to speak of, but maybe being crowned miss something would settle my soul. I also began to pay a lot more attention when Oprah would feature the single princes of the world, but I'm not exactly sure that I was looking for the responsibility of being a real princess. I think what I really wanted was that sense that there was something much greater about me than the world, or even I, could see. I'm still trying to find that little piece of princess within myself, but as I begin to come more into my own, not just by growing up, but by learning more about myself and growing just a bit more comfortable in my own skin, the need to be a real princess becomes less pressing....until I see a movie like this...

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I had anxiously awaiting the arrival of Enchanted in the movie theater. It looked so cute in the trailers that I feared it would be another Hollywood let down, but let me down it did not. If you have a little girl, you must take her, if you don't have a little girl, get over yourself and go. You'll be glad you did. Even my husband taps his hands on the steering wheel when we listen to the soundtrack. I may go again this weekend. :)

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

What's been keeping me so busy

I'm sure I've alienated all of the people who used to read this blog, but I'll keep trying.

If it's any help, I have been really busy. Here's the main thing that's been occupying my time...

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Meet Jack. He's our 5 month old mutt. Freddie brought him home one day and we've been buds ever since. It's pretty amazing how one small little guy can really make you feel like a family. Suddenly, we really have a common goal. I love it. Of course, I was begging for a dog and hoping that we could pick one up on the way home from the honeymoon, but Freddie was more resistant. After the leg and all, he wasn't really looking to find anymore responsibility.

Jack is a firecracker. He's currently running around with a piece of tupperware, but he's been so much fun.

We've also been to two weddings and to Wilmington to see our new little niece, who is actually our first cousin once removed, but I like for her to call me Aunt Amanda and it's much less confusing that way.

I'll post some more snaps as soon as I get them on the computer. You're gonna love this girl's hair!