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Summer reads?

In Uncategorized on June 30, 2009 at 10:57 pm

Thought I’d share what I’ve been reading…

The Twilight Saga:

I just finished all 4 books in the Twilight Saga. Yes, I finally gave in to the hype. All 4 books are awesome, I even have mom and dad reading them. The movie is awesome as well.
I’m currently reading: Blue Like Jazz

So far I love it…
I also can’t wait to read “My Sister’s Keeper”…the movie looks amazing. But I ofcourse want to read the book.

Maverick and Me

In Uncategorized on June 30, 2009 at 10:39 pm

Maverick almost lost his precious little life today. Well, I’m partially kidding, but kinda serious too. I woke up entirely on the wrong side of the bed this morning…I was grumpy, sick, had a terrible headache, and was kinda feelin groggy…thanks to the Nyquil. I was NOT in the mood to deal with Maverick. So here is how our day started…I’m in the bathroom, not even a minute later Maverick shows up. I warned him as he walks through the door to not even mess with me today. He goes straight to my magazine basket in the floor and starts chewing. (Anybody that knows Maverick well, knows he LOVESSS to chew.) I was like, “Seriously Mav?”…so I shew him out the door. He heads straight to my bedroom, I know what his next target is…my flip flops. I find him in the floor chewing away on the straps to my favorite black sandals…they aren’t really flip flops. Oh I could’ve have beaten him. So I kick him out of my bedroom. What’s next you might ask?? Well, the poor PS3 chords behind our tv are his next victim. This really made me mad. He proceeds to pull the chords out from behind the tv, 1 at a time and starts chewing. I have never even seen him do this. Don’t even know what gave him the idea. After I give him a “talking” to, I sit down on the couch…oh it’s not over yet. He then jumps onto the kitchen table, at first he is just looking around…as soon as I’m not looking he knocks my sunglasses off the table.
Maybe my patience is being tested? I’m not sure…but he was really working my last nerve today. He did finally calm down and sleep most of the day. That is until Taylor arrives home and then he punishes Taylor for being gone. The picture above is him laying w/ Taylor. Because you know, he never gets any attention.


In Uncategorized on June 28, 2009 at 9:19 pm

Here’s my little nephew-to-be…hopefully being named Alden. I’m pulling for triple A’s. It’s so amazing how we can love a little one before it’s even here. I know he’s not mine, but I can already tell he’s gonna be so spoiled. Love you Baby Alden and Briana!!

My American Idol Experience

In Uncategorized on June 24, 2009 at 2:17 am

Once inside the Dome, waiting to audition.

5am crowd shot..

We were herded onto the field in groups of 4 to be slaughtered. Ok, so maybe it wasn’t that intense, I’m just saying… 🙂

For those wondering….
Well, I wish I could post saying that we both made it through to see Randy, Paula, & Simon…but that isn’t the case. In fact, I’m not totally sure that the 3 judges are there.

It is NOTHING like what we expceted or what you see on T.V. Lindsay and I arrived around 5am this morning, we stood in line for almost 3 hours before we started moving. Once inside we found our seats and settled in. There was an MC like guy on the field teaching everybody the “crowd” song, which was “Oops, I Did It Again” by Britney Spears. He said it’s because AI has been to Atlanta 5 times now. So we sang the chorus of that like 100 times in a row, I guess to make sure they could get all the video footage they needed. Then we shouted things like “We’re back in Atlanta” and “I’m the next American Idol” for the cameras. You might see us on TV when they air the audition cities…we were holding a bright pink sign that said “We’ve got Georgia on mind – American Idol Season 9”.

Anyways, after all that was filmed, we were told that we would be auditioning by section. Thankfully we were in the second section, so we didn’t have to wait forever. On the field there were about 10-11 booths set up w/ 1-2 judges at each table. Just producers for the show. It eventually became our time to move. Once on the field, we were spilt up into groups of 4 and then given a booth to audition at. My group was 3 girls (including me) and 1 guy. Honestly, the other 3 people in my group were amazing. Especially the guy, I felt so bad for him that he didn’t make it. No one in my group or the 2 before us made it through. I was shocked. No one in Lindsay’s group made it either.

Believe me when I say, it doesn’t matter if you can sing like Whitney Houston…if those judges don’t like what they see, they won’t give you the yellow ticket. Everybody in my group was told “you all 4 have great voices, you just aren’t what we are looking for for Season 9”. I had a male and female judge. The male judge couldn’t have acted more uninterested in what we were singing and the female judge would get up and leave and come back. Also believe me when I say, that the good, talented singers farrrrr out-number the bad. I mean, we saw a few whack jobs…but nothing like what you see on T.V. I heard ALOT of very talented singers today…and was shocked to see alot of them didn’t make it. Until you actually make it to the 3 judges, it’s all VERY random. So the ones that make it to Hollywood are very lucky indeed.

I don’t know if I’ll audition again. I’m glad I did it though, I now know what to expect. Lindsay and I decided that tomorrow we are gonna head to Six Flags and ride rollercoasters… 🙂

Thanks to everybody for the words of encouragement…I wish I had good news. Just guess we weren’t one of the lucky ones.

American Idol & Stone Mountain

In Uncategorized on June 17, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Lindsay and I got our pink wristbands for American Idol yesterday. Tomorrow is the main auditions…I’m getting nervous.

Last night we went to Stone Mtn. to watch the laser show. It was really good, they have changed it up since I was last there.

Family Pictures

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2009 at 9:53 pm

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2009 at 9:39 pm

On the way home from Fredericksburg there are these breaktaking mountains. Alexander snapped a few pictures of them…

Virginia Beach

In Uncategorized on June 14, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Alexander and I went to Virginia Beach last week…it was really nice and peaceful. Not a lot of people out…weather was great.

Alexander’s visit to our home.

In Uncategorized on June 9, 2009 at 2:33 am

On Saturday evening we went into D.C. Took ALOT of pictures w/ our new Nikon D5000 camera. It takes awesome pictures. I need a class on how to use it..haha.

Dear Blog, I have missed you…

In Uncategorized on June 8, 2009 at 11:29 pm

I know I haven’t posted in a while. My brother Alexander has been here and we’ve been having fun. Seeing the DC sights, riding rollercoasters, soaking up the sun (we are going to VA beach on Wed.) I will post our DC pics later…here are some of us at Kings Dominion…awesome park!!

You can click on the pictures to enlarge.