Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Catching Up With Coffee

Time for a little coffee date! I have gotten really good with Brent's espresso machine and I am liking the strong espresso taste more and more. In college my drink of choice was an extra sweet vanilla latte or caramel macchiato, now I prefer the not sweet plain latte or cappuccino, nice and strong. But I can make vanilla lattes, macchiatos, mochas, or even peppermint mochas...what can I make you?

If we were meeting for coffee, I would ask how your weekend was. Do anything exciting or just relax? Eat anything yummy? Get in some laughs? Ours was relaxing. Saturday night we saw the movie "The Fighter" and tried out a delicious new burger place...best homemade buns I have had in a long time. The movie was really good, the cast was what made it for me. I had to stand in the back of the theater for half of it though...my back pain was making me squirm around in my seat like crazy and felt bad for the people behind me.
Sunday we met Kaitlin and Jordan at the beach, the boys surfed and Kait and I watched, took photos, and admired the beautiful sunset. Every time I see a pretty sunset like this, it feels like a brand new experience because no two are alike. The colors, the clouds, the clarity, the way it changes after the sun disappears behind the horizon.
Yesterday, I was picking up my uncle from the train station, and I pulled up 5 seconds before the train pulled in front of my view. But for an instant, I could see the ocean on the other side of the tracks as the sun illuminated a crashing wave making it glow bright green. The train came and hid the sight, but it made me appreciate these moments...the moments you see such beauty only nature can provide. The moments that will never be replicated exactly, the moments that build upon each other and string together a mental library of images of how incredible this natural beauty truly is.
If we were meeting for coffee I would ask you if you saw the Oscar nomination list. I get so excited for the Academy Awards every year...my mom and her best friend used to throw a big party where everyone made themed food relating to the movies. Brent and I have done this on a much smaller scale the past few years, but I enjoy it very much. I like that there are now 10 Best Picture nominations instead of 5, and I hope to see them all before the show.

Then I would share with you some things that made me laugh this week:
I saw this commercial yesterday and I could not stop laughing
I was browsing the app store in itunes and found this Girl Scout Cookie Locater App. Haha yes, I did download it. Before you make fun of me, it was free, and curiosity got the best of me. There are none being sold currently, must be off season...but this could be very dangerous...

Yesterday I was watching TV and somehow got completely sucked into the VH1 Behind the Music of 50 Cent. It was fascinating!! Did you know he used to be a meth dealer, and then when got into music he chose the name because it represented a 'change'. Did you know he got shot in the cheek and still has a bullet fragment lodged in his tongue and that is why he kind of talks and sings the way he does? Ohh guilty pleasures...I'm a sucker. Have you been watching Teen Mom 2? If you thought last season was intense...

I hope you have a great week, and thanks to Amy for hosting coffee this morning.


  1. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. I am a huge fan of House Hunters International as well!

    You could make me a mocha. I love those. :) Your photos are GORGEOUS. I read your profile, and although I know you are not looking for sympathy, I just wanted to say that you sound like such a strong, positive person. You have been through so much! I almost squealed at the end when you said you were dating your therapist. How awesome! :)

    Watching Teen Mom is a guilty pleasure of mine too. My husband makes fun of me. ha.

    Have a great day!

  2. These photos make me yearn for summer!!!

  3. I am here from virtual coffee and oh my goodness, those beach pictures are so lovely!!! Oh how I love the beach, someday I want to own a little beach cottage to go to on weekends and live in during long summers...but alas, that will be someday!!! anyway, just wanted you to know I stopped by for 'coffee' or in your case some of your homemade espresso! :)


  4. Those beach shots are gorgeous! I'm so entirely jealous! LOVE that spider commercial.

  5. this sunset pictures are beautiful! wow, i love a pretty sunset and i agree completely with you about it being a new experience every time you see one! me & my husband are big Oscar dorks..w.e love watching them and i would love to have a party but i also really want to listen and pay attention too, but a party would be fun! i can't wait to see The Fighter! thanks for coffee!


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