Monday, September 28, 2009


My husband is absolutely obsessed with sports! He has ESPN on as much as possible, he texts during church to find out scores and he has already named our dog (which we haven't even bought) after a football player. Sometimes I get sick of hearing and seeing sports all the time and sometimes its really cute because it brings out the kid in him. When he knows a Seahawks game is going to be on he will run upstairs and come back down with his Seahawks shirt on and a football in hand. He stands up during the whole game and sometimes even acts out a play he just saw. Thats when I can't help but love it.

So Chris found some Seahawks tickets on sale for a good price on When he was asking if we could buy some and go to a game he just looked up at me with hopeful eyes and said "it would be a dream come true". So we planned it all out and were really excited we had found a way we didn't have to worry about parking since that is one of the worst parts about doing things in the city. We decided to ride the sounder which is the train that goes through a bunch of cities. We thought it was a perfect way to avoid $30 parking and Seattle traffic.
We got to the train station at a perfect time so we would get to the game a half hour early. The guy there helped us get our tickets. He asked "you going to the game?" we told him we were and he said "so you want round trip tickets?" of course we got them and took our place waiting for the train. We got to leave our car right there so it would be waiting for us when we got back. Perfect plan right? WRONG!

So it was a fun ride and as soon as we got to Seattle we thought we would check what time we would need to be back to get on a train home. We couldn't find a schedule so we found a woman in uniform and asked "what time is the last train leaving?" and she said "6:15...right now...the one you just got off of is the last one of the night!" So we were basically stranded in Seattle if we didn't hop right back on. We freaked out a little bit but then just laughed our way into the stadium because our "perfect" plan wasn't so "planned out" afterall. This is why it is so great to have family members around that are there for you when you need it. Kimmie so kindly drove around Seattle and picked us up and my Mom met halfway and picked us up from there and took us to our car that was waiting at the train station. At least the Seahawks won!

There is just one thing that keeps bugging me...WHY DID THE GUY AT THE SUMNER TRAIN STATION ASK IF WE WANTED ROUND TRIP TICKETS IF THERE WAS NO TRAIN BACK? He knew we were just going to the game...he let us pay full price and everything. I don't get it...but I guess thats the kind of thing that makes experiences like these memorable.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Apparel Obsession!

I have been liking clothes lately. I mean LOVING clothes. I haven't really been shopping a lot or buying clothes since I am a newlywed and I think it's important to save for things like the future and know...important things. So anyway lately I have been online shopping...without actually purchasing. My favorites right now are Express and Charlotte Russe. I just have this really cute style planned in my mind. So I will find everything I want for my new style and put them in my shopping bag just in case I stumbled upon a large sum of money sometime soon. It's just fun ok :)
Two of my favorite shows right now are Project Runway and Rachel Zoe. More clothes! I am even considering taking on a new hobby of sewing to see if I am secretly a genius designer and I just haven't discovered my skills yet.

My closet would be completely empty if it weren't for my Mom. We go through catalogs together and decide what we need for our style. Then she will just show up with clothes that she just "saw in the store and thought I needed". It's just the greatest! Those are my favorite days. Not JUST because I get new clothes but because its fun! And I really like the idea of someone just seeing something and thinking "that is just so Melissa"! She will be the first on my thank you list when I win some type of designer or stylist of the year award (not sure if that exists yet)!

The thing that really made me want to write this post was mostly this picture I am about to show. This is Lady Gaga at the MTV Video Music Awards. She changed like 4 times and every time her outfits were just SO ridiculous. I love seeing different styles. Most of the time I couldn't pull it off but I think its fun when people are different. This is just too far out there. She went ahead and wore neck braces and feathers and some weird wreath around her face but this was just too much. Here is what she wore when accepting her award:

I am cracking up right now! In case you were wondering..that is red lace just going right over her face. Good thing she has some great songs!

Now one of my favorite outfits of all time would be way out there too...if I wore it today. But at the time it would be gorgeous. This is one of the times I wish I lived in so I could wear the beautiful dresses. This is my fave! The hat is the best part. Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady:

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I have been such a scaredy cat lately! I don't know if I have some fear of being alone or if I can't handle living in a two story place when I'm used to a tiny apartment. Chris is working a lot of hours and his job is an hour away so he is leaving while its still dark, pretty much in the middle of the night. It's a really good job so its worth it but one of the sacrifices (besides him having to be in the car almost 3 hours a day) is that we have different sleeping schedules. He tries to not wake me up and he always locks the front door when he leaves but as soon as I know I'm completely alone....I freak out. I hold my breath and my heart starts racing and I can't fall back asleep!

Its the weirdest thing and I don't know what to do about it. One BIG regret i'm having right about now is seeing so many scary movies. I used to love watching them but now I never do...and its a good thing too. One night Scottee came to sleep here and I just fell right back to sleep once I said goodbye to Chris. Just right away! I didn't even stop to think if I was alone or anything. Even though all the same little noises were being made I am just comforted knowing i'm not the only one there. I'm going to try something new every night this week and see if anything works. So far I have decided to try listening to my IPOD, turning on the TV, counting know...we'll see what works. If nothing does...I'm going to go to my Moms every morning (that always works!)

I don't want to leave this post thinking about being scared so i'll leave with some recent videos for a change. They are just random. Enjoy!

Dad's Birthday celebration!

Kailey started driving!