Thursday, December 16, 2010

Day 14

Day 14
Post a picture of someone you could never imagine your life without

Ok, I'm not going to post a picture of Nathan because I've already posted a bunch. But I wanted to make this post for the sake of keeping up with things :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Days 4-13

I WILL FINISH THIS!!!! even if it kills me and I get behind schedule!

Day 4
Post a picture of your night

My super sexy night was spent at Aldi buying groceries. If you've never been to an Aldi you are soooo missing the boat! For the same amount of money that I would spend at any other grocery store (even Wal-Mart) I can get about double the amount at Aldi. Yes, their prices are really that good and their food is good too. There are a few things that I like to buy at Tom Thumb or wherever but the majority of my shopping is done at Aldi and I'm SOOO glad they put one in right down the street.

Day 5
Post a picture of your favorite memory

I kept flip flopping on my favorite memory. Was it the wedding (a very close contender!), when we got engaged? (waaay up there), but I finally landed on our honeymoon.

We had SUCH a great time in San Diego and it was so nice to have that time alone right after our big wedding to really soak in the whole "OMG WE'RE MARRIED" thing. Of course as most of you know I was sick for a couple days but even still... SO MUCH FUN! And in true Brittany and Nathan fashion we spent a good amount of time being lazy and just chillaxin'

The picture above is from the San Diego zoo! I LOVE zoo's and this was us trying to take a good picture on the sky cab thingy... :)

Day 6
Post a picture of somewhere you've been

I've been a lot of places and I can't say I have one favorite place or one favorite trip. But this picture is from Busch Gardens in Florida. We went to Florida to go see John Glenn go back into space and while we were there we went to Busch Gardens. It was so much fun and since we were there during the school year there was NOBODY there so Cody and I rode this one roller coaster (they had a couple but this was the best one) over and over and over and over again. Fun day.

Day 7
Post a picture that shows your true self

Truth be told, no idea why I chose this pic... but I do feel that it brings out the true essence of Brittany.

Day 8
A picture that makes you laugh

a) what the heck is going on with my bangs?? b) that was the time when I had to wear my glasses for 6 months... suckage c) remember when people use to wear their girls night shirts?!? d) remember when people use to COME to girls night? e) why is Jenn trying to bite my head off?

Day 9
Post a picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

Enough said

Day 10
Post a picture of the person you see yourself ending up with/ marrying

Wait... that's not right...

oh ok that's better... :) (by the way this is Nathan's "I'm smiling but really I'm annoyed that you're taking this picture" face)

Day 11
Post a picture of something you hate

Did I pay $9 for a movie to hear you talk through it? NO I DID NOT! Did I pay $9 for a movie to see you texting all through it? NO I DID NOT! Seriously folks... have some manners.

Day 12
Post a picture of something you love

Need I say more?

Day 13
Post a picture of your favorite band or artist

I don't care what anyone says... CHRISTINA IS EPIC!

yes, she looks like a tranny sometimes (ok a lot), yes, she is going through some personal drama right now. (divorce, maybe he cheated, maybe she cheated) but I don't care. The girl can SANG! Her Stripped album is my favorite album of all time and I just adore her for so many reasons. The love for her fans, her passion for making great music, it's just the whole thing. I love her. And while I love other female artists like Britney (when she's not crazy), Lady GaGa (she's pretty darn epic herself) and Katy Perry (I can't stop listening to her newest album!) nobody will every replace Christina or LegendTINA as her true fans call her ;)

ok so that's it for now *whew!

hopefully I'll be back soon and I won't let it build up so much next time.


Monday, December 6, 2010

Days 2 & 3

sooo you caught me... I skipped a day. I guess I'll just catch up by doing 2 days in one.

Day 2: post a pic of the person you've been the closest with the longest

ok so this was a hard one for me... obviously the people I've known the longest are my parents but I don't know if that really counts since the people that EVERYONE has known the longest are their parents ya know?

So here are pictures of the 3 people who I am closest to.

My mom is one of my best friends and not just because she's my mom.

Nathan obviously knows me the most intimately (no sexual innuendo meant but that too I guess *wink wink*) Sometimes it amazes me how honest I am with him not that you're not suppose to be honest in marriage because of course that's important. But don't we all have those little small things that we keep to ourselves even if they're silly and stupid? It's just nice to have someone who has seen me act like a total nut bag and he still loves me anyway.

Jenn and I have pretty much been friends since Nathan and I have been together (actually Nathan and I's first date was a double date with Joe and Jenn now that I think about it) and it's just nice to have someone who makes you laugh and someone who you can be silly with but also someone who I can be honest and have a real conversation with. I also don't ever have to worry about our friendship and I don't really have to do anything to maintain it which is rather lovely. I don't have to worry that we're not gonna be friends 10 or 20 years down the road because I know we will be.

Day 3: Post a picture of the cast of your favorite TV show

I mean did you really think it was going to be something else?

UGH! I love this show so much that it's almost not even worth going into because everyone already knows how I feel about my Friends. It just makes me sooooo happy. I love the characters, I love the cast, I love the writing, honestly I could watch Friends and nothing but Friends and be happy as a clam for the rest of my life.

Not only is this show HILARIOUS to me but something about how I feel about the characters... it's like they're real people to me. That's why I cry during the Chandler and Monica proposal scene or when Monica finds out she can't have a baby, or when Phoebe cries because she has to give up the triplets or when David goes back to Minsk, or when Rachel finds out she's pregnant... or a million others that I'm probably forgetting.

I love this show, I adore this show and while I LOVE other shows like Gilmore Girls, Grey's, Dexter... nothing can ever really compare to Friends.

Side note: is it weird that I gushed more about a TV show than the people in my life???

Side note #2: I now have a friend at work named Chandler and it makes me endlessly happy!

ok that's all I'll see you tomorrow

Saturday, December 4, 2010

30 day blogging challenge

So I saw this on someone's Facebook actually and thought it might be an easy way to keep this thing updated more regularly or at least start a good new habit so here goes...

Day 01 - A picture of yourself with fifteen facts.
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest.
Day 03 - A picture of the cast from your favorite show.
Day 04 - A picture of your night.
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite memory.
Day 06 - A picture of somewhere you've been.
Day 07 - A picture that shows your true self.
Day 08 - A picture that makes you laugh.
Day 09 - A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most.
Day 10 - A picture of someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future.
Day 11 - A picture of something you hate.
Day 12 - A picture of something you love.
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist.
Day 14 - A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without.
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die.
Day 16 - A picture of you and your friends.
Day 17 - A picture of your biggest insecurity.
Day 18 - A picture of your favorite place.
Day 19 - A picture of a habit you wish you didn't have.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel.
Day 21 - A picture of something you wish you could forget.
Day 22 - A picture that confuses you.
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book.
Day 24 - A picture of something you crave alot.
Day 25 - A picture of you last year and how you've changed since then.
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you.
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member.
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of.
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile.
Day 30 - A picture of someone you miss.

These little mini missions should do a good job of keeping me updating and even though some of them are kind of silly at least I'll get in the habit of signing in and updating this darn thing.

Day 1 a picture of yourself and 15 facts (people know too much about me to try and come up with 15 things that nobody knows so you might know a lot of these sorry)

1. I was born on October 5th the cut off for kindergarten was the 1st... because of this I have been older than most people in my grade all through school.
2. I hate card games with an actual deck of cards and I REALLY hate playing spoons... a lot (I did however recently play MOW and it was pretty fun)
3. I love midnight movies, yes there are always a lot of people there and the wait is long but they are just so fun!
4. My favorite color is pink
5. I love the smell of vanilla candles
6. No matter how much you love the series Friends you don't love it more than me
7. I am addicted to Facebook
8. I am addicted to Diet Coke
9. I can't live without my ipod
10. I want to be a Youtube celebrity
11. While I go back and forth with what I want to name our daughter (one day) Nathan and I have our boy's name already picked out and we have for years... Holden (you steal this name I will kill you in your sleep)
12. I love to sleep and I can sleep for a looooong time. People say it's wasting the day but I don't feel that way at all. Why can't sleeping be productive?
13. I cry very easily
14. If I like a song I will listen to it over and over and over again until I'm totally sick of it. Right now I literally can't stop listening to Taylor Swifts "Better than revenge"
15. I cry every time... EVERY TIME I watch the scene in Friends when Monica and Chandler get engaged.

Friday, November 12, 2010

First Christmas in a new house

This year is going to be our first Christmas in our cute little house so I want to make it a good one. Obviously we are on a budget so I can't go all out the way I want to but I have a pretty good theme in mind. Pink and Black!

Ok, not very traditional I know but honestly we're not very traditional people and I just think it sounds like so much fun.

Pink my my favorite color and black is Nathan's and it just so happens that those colors go really well together so it works out well.

We've decided to buy a white Christmas tree. And my idea is that every year we can have a new color or theme. I've always loved white trees and I think they are a great blank canvas for different themes each year.

So the plan is to get a bunch of black and pink ornaments to put all over the tree as well as get black and pink stockings for me, Nathan, Jackson, Audrey and Lacey (black for boys and pink for girls)

The only other things I plan on buying (because like I said we are on a major budget) are a few lights for the house We're not gonna do a lot because that would get expensive. I just want a few and every year we can add a few more to our collection. and I want to make a wreath for the front door. I'm thinking something like this...

Only with some black added in but we'll see what I end up with I might just buy one because sadly... I'm not crafty.

So yeah, those are my plans and again sorry I only update this thing once in a blue moon!

Happy Holidays yall :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

10 reasons why I love Gilmore Girls

If I could be any one fictional character it would hands down be Lorelai Gilmore. She's just the coolest mom/person/friend ever I have a deep undying love of Gilmore Girls and also for Lauren Graham herself she's incredibly underrated and I can't for the life of me figure out why she's not a much, much, much bigger star than she is.

So here are a few clips to give you an example of why I LOVE Gilmore Girls, Lorelai Gilmore and Lauren Graham. I dare you to watch these and not fall in love with her or want to watch the show.... seriously.... next to Friends... best show ever!

I've also thrown in some clips that don't have Lauren in them because really the whole cast is so amazing (I have a special love for Sookie especially)

1. Lorelai and her love of snow

2. Lorelai having a falling out with snow

I love Sookie she is just unbelievably
funny in this scene it's one of my
favorites in the whole series

4. Lane Drunk


6. Oy with the poodles already!
easily the most quoted line from the entire series

7. You jump I jump Jack - yes I am a Logan/ Rory kind of girl.
I know a lot of people love Rory and Jess or even Rory and Dean
But it's Logan all the way for me. <3

8. Paris Vs. Luke
Oh Paris how I love you!!

9. Super cool party people

10. Luke and Lorelai's first kiss!
There hasn't been a lot of Luke and Lorelai in this post
but make no mistake... I LOVE THEM!
I can't begin to tell you how happy I was when I saw this
for the first time!!

Now remember that this is just 10... 10! And I could have gone on and on...
my point... Gilmore Girls is epic and you should be watching it!


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I don't know...

I have no idea why it takes me so long to update this stinking thing. I have said before that I always have a million things rolling around in my head so it should be easy but for some reason it's not it actually seems harder... odd.

So what is up with the Rickaway's???

Well we got into a really amazing, cute, perfect-size-for-us little house. It's SO nice to have a place that is OUR HOME. We're renting now but have every intention of buying it when our lease is up (or when we feel like we can afford it).

Things are a little (and by a little I mean a lot) tight with money right now. I WISH we were one of those couples who could just go out and buy what we want/need when we want/need it but we're not. We are however working on our business and even though it seems like success is a long time coming it will be worth it in the end. I have faith that this business is what God wants for our lives. I feel that we are a couple who are meant to spend all day every day together. There have just been too many doors that God has closed in other areas and for some reason this business is the only door that he continually leaves open. YES, it is hard to be low on $$ and YES, we are sometimes together so much that we get on each others nerves and YES, it is annoying that nobody seems to really understand what we do but I really do think it's for the best. I think one day when we have a baby and we have the luxury of being able to spend all the time in the world with our kids that will make it all worth it. I don't want to be a working mom, I know it works really well for a lot of women but it doesn't feel right for me and I don't want Nathan to have to miss out on stuff either. I want us BOTH to be there when our baby says their first words or takes their first steps I want our kids to grow up with equal memories of mommy AND daddy. Yes, there are great moms and dads who work and I would never think less of anyone who works hard to provide for their family but I don't think it will be the plan for us. Of course God does have a way of changing things around so I guess we'll see.

The animals are good Audrey is my baby girl, she's a princess and that can be cute and also annoying. She is the cat that will for sure poop on the couch if the littler box isn't cleaned to her specifications. Lacey, is a scaredy cat quit literally she is afraid of EVERYTHING and her fear sometimes causes her to act a fool but truthfully she is really loving and silly. And Jackson is... Jackson. He is wild, he is crazy and he is constantly making me laugh he is a character for sure and even though sometimes I want to KILL HIM 90% of the time he is a sweetheart.

Nathan and I's marriage has been through a LOT in the 4 1/2 years that we've been married. Honestly I think we're been through more trials than some marriages could handle. A lot of our stuff we try to keep pretty private but some of it you might know. I am happy to say that I feel that with everything we've been through in such a short amount of time we can survive anything. I have often said that of everything in my life my marriage is the one thing I'm the most proud of. Yes, we annoy each other. yes, we fight. yes, we are unconventional but I think all those things just bring us closer together in the end. I love that man.

So I guess that's it for now... this was pretty boring and general but I guess that's what you have to do when you don't update for nearly a year! I'll get better... I promise