Friday, April 29, 2011

today was a fairytale.

lovelies!!!
it was everything i dreamed of and more.
totally worth getting up in the middle of the night.







and they lived happily ever after...
xoxo.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

thee princess diaries.

eek!
royal wedding in 4 hours and i am so excited you would think that i am the one getting married in the morning.
i have spent my past week discussing my royal obsession with anyone that will listen.
and even if they are not listening, i still try to educate them.
not gonna lie, i will probably cry.
although mainly because anything to do with london
makes me cry.
i miss it everyday of my life, and would go back in a heartbeat.

i feel people who are not watching it are doing it to be cool.
well, i checked my cool card at the door long ago and am a full fledged royal nerd these days.
i've made peace with it. you should too.

okay, enough with the sass...
the real reason i am watching live is because i specifically remember when princess diana died my mom told me that she had stayed up to watch diana's wedding.
and i thought that was thee coolest thing ever.
and then she let me stay up with her to watch the funeral in the middle of the night.
so tonight i feel pretty confident i won't regret the sleep i am loosing over this.
hoping maybe one day i can tell my little girl i saw william and kate get married.
and it really was a fairy tale come true.

and because i know you are all DYING to have the minute by minute schedule...
i will leave you with the itinerary from abcnews.com:

3:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. -- The morning of April 29 will start with an announcement from the Queen's office stating the titles that Prince William and Kate Middleton will take.

3:15 a.m. -- General wedding guests will start showing up at Westminster Abbey. These guests will enter the church through the Great North Door.

4:50 a.m. -- VIPs, such as Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Countries under the Commonwealth of England, Diplomatic Corps and distinguished guests, arrive at Westminster Abbey. They will enter the church through the West Door.

5:10 a.m. -- Prince William and best man, Prince Harry, depart Clarence House.

5:15 a.m. -- Prince William and Prince Harry arrive at Westminster Abbey.

5:20 a.m. -- Members of foreign royal families, including Prince Albert of Monaco and Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain, arrive at the church.

5:20 a.m. -- Kate's mother Carole Middleton and brother James Middleton, depart the Goring Hotel.

5:27 a.m. -- Carole and James Middleton arrive at Westminster Abbey.

5:30 a.m. -- Members of the Royal Family begin arriving at the Abbey.

5:38 a.m. -- Father of the groom, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, depart Clarence House.

5:40 a.m. -- Prince Andrew (uncle of the groom) and his daughters Beatrice and Eugenie; Princess Anne (aunt of the groom), and her husband; Prince Edward (uncle of the groom) and his wife, arrive at Westminster Abbey and enter church through the West Door.

5:40 a.m. -- Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip depart Buckingham Palace.

5:40 a.m. -- Prince William and Prince Harry will move into St. Edmunds Chapel until moments before the royal wedding begins.

5:42 a.m. -- Prince Charles and Camilla arrive at the Abbey.

5:45 a.m. -- Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are the last guests to arrive at Westminster Abbey.

5:48 a.m. -- Kate's bridesmaids and William's pageboys depart the Goring Hotel.

5:51 a.m. -- Kate Middleton, accompanied by her father, will depart the Goring Hotel in a 1978 Rolls-Royce from the royal state car collection and make her way to Westminster Abbey.

5:55 a.m. -- Bridesmaids and pages arrive at the church.

5:58 a.m. -- The bride, Kate Middleton, who will be officially be known as Catherine, and her father Michael arrive at Westminster Abbey.

6 a.m. -- The ceremony begins. The service is set to last just over an hour and will include vows and a sermon delivered by the Bishop of London, private clergyman to the queen.

7:15 a.m. -- Prince William and the new Princess Catherine will depart Westminster Abbey, by carriage, and process to Buckingham Palace. The carriage carrying the bride and groom will be followed by 4 other carriages carrying their bridal party, parents and Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip.

7:30 a.m. -- The Bride and Groom arrive at the Grand Entrance of Buckingham Palace.

7:40 a.m. -- Members of the royal family, foreign royal families, and other reception guests begin arriving at Buckingham Palace.

8:25 a.m. -- The married couple reappear on the balcony at Buckingham Palace with the Queen and their families for 10 minutes.

8:30 a.m. -- The Royal Air Force, where Prince William serves as a search-and-rescue pilot, will perform a flyover.

Monday, April 25, 2011

the walking dead.



hands down my fav fav FAV pictures EVER taken of thee brothers and moi.
last year at comic con they had a recreation of the walking dead set for people to use to their liking.
naturally, we took family photos.
i think it incorporates our dynamic perfectly.
and just how truly fabulous the three of us are.
xoxo.

thee heart of the matter.

if you are a new reader to this blog, than i should quickly get you up to speed:
i am an english major who owns HUNDREDS of books,
[new friend sam learned this first hand]
[when he spent his sat night trying to construct my bookshelf]

but if i were on a desert island with one book to read over and over, it would def be one of the five written by thee ever fabulous emily giffin.i just finished her most recent addition to the series,
the heart of the matter.
and my girl, once again, did not disappoint.
i honestly cannot express enough the genius behind the style and character development in a giffin novel.
she has the talent to maintain her readers ability to relate to flawed characters through situations society deems to be unacceptable.
[in case you missed the five million plugs i have put on this blog]
[something borrowed is about a girl having an affair with her bff's fiance]

and this novel certainly fits into giffin's established genre.

the novel follows both tessa russo,
the mother of 2 children, married to a pediatric plastic surgeon.
tessa is the epitomy of a classy, sincere, devoted housewife.
instead of holding resentment toward her husband's job and the people he helps,
she maintains her standpoint that whoever he is helping has it worse off than her,
and she can do without her husband for a few extra hours if it means him attending to someone less fortunate than her...

...and valerie anderson,
the attorney who is a single mother to six year old son charlie.
although much less refined than tessa, she is smart and determined to create a full life for her son.
but when a mistake at a child's birthday party leaves charlie in the icu of the local hospital, the worlds of these three people collide, and they are left to determine how much they are willing to risk for love and the loves of their lives.

typical story? yes.
but the best thing about giffin is you never know where she is going to leave her characters in the end.
because she takes you far enough to believe they will defy social convention and re-direct their lives, for better or worse.

so goGOgo NOW to the bookstore and pick this one up.
oh heck, pick all 5 of them up while you are at it.
promise you won't be sad about it.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

pretty in pink.

if i owned this dress,
i would never, ever take it off.
never. EVER. never.
and just another reason to add to the millions already established of why i basically worship blair waldorf.

walk the line.

mark my words,
one day my family will look this cute walking to church
on easter sunday.
don't you worry your pretty little heads about that.

hip hop, hippity hop

i have great memories of easter.

hunting for eggs in my grandparent's backyard.
dying eggs with my brothers.
wondering what thee easter bunny would
bring my way each year.
reflecting on the reasons behind the holiday and setting goals on how to better incorporate the spirit of the holiday into my life.

unfortunately,
today will NOT be included amongst those hip hoppy happy easter days.
truth be told, nothing really went wrong,
except for the fact that i am 1000 miles away from thee loves of my life.
and watching others with loved ones on holidays just reminds me of what i am missing.

don't get me wrong, my life is great.
i am an incredibly blessed little lady.
but that doesn't mean there is not a minute that goes by each day when i don't think about everyone back home.
my heart aches for them.
especially on holidays.

[photo courtesy of weheartit.com]

Saturday, April 23, 2011

thee most spectacular show on earth.

last night was thee bestie's official birthday
[more on her later]
and thus we decided to do what, i am sure, most women did last night...
venture to the theatre to see water for elephants.

now the idea of this movie, in and of itself, made me seriously excited and muy nervous all at the same time.
nervous because it is one of my favorite books in the ENTIRE world and i didn't want it ruined.
and excited because, well, it is one of my favorite books in the entire world!
the mixed reviews didn't calm my christmas morning type nerves one bit,
until i read [this] review, from my most trusted source.
[basically, their website is what i imagine the inside of my mind to look like.]but oh lovelies,
let me assure you...
mixed reviews or not.
book fan or not.
you need to see this film!
the only word i can come up with that accurately describes the whole experience is magical.
by the end of the show we looked at each other, tears in our eyes, and all thee bestie could say was, it was absolutely perfect.thee story:
the movie opens with sweet jacob janakowski {the surprisingly great robert pattinson} in modern times arriving at the local circus a few hours too late for the show.
he is found by the manager and invited in to his office.
there jacob sees a picture from the benzini brothers circus of the 1930's, accurately referenced by him as the greatest circus disaster of all time.
jacob tells the manager not only was he there for it, but right in the middle of it and takes him back to the day he was set to take his final veterinary exams at cornell university in 1931.
when he is pulled out of the exam and told of a family tragedy he runs away and jumps aboard a train passing through the night.
unknowingly, jacob has jumped aboard the circus train of the famed benzini brothers.
as soon as morning comes he is immediately thrown in the middle of the choas and madness of working for a circus as he meets the ringmaster, august {the amazingly talented christoph waltz} and his star performer wife, marlena {the once again completely transformed reese witherspoon}.although the love story is sweet and everything fans of the book will be looking for,
the real highlight of the film is jacob's coming of age story through his training of the circus' newest star, rosie the elephant.

the film lives up to the novel in its own way, although not completely the same.
but the acting, scenery, animals and costumes are absolutely breathtaking.
and fans will not be able to ask for more from this movie, as it is one of thee most spectacular shows on earth.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

the bucket list! the bucket list!

oh lovelies,
living with besties is heaven on earth!
they understand putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
and that when the trash is overflowing,
it isn't going to get any emptier in this lifetime.
seriously, HEAVEN.
you should try it sometime.

another part of our little heaven we have going on in the first floor of our building is our newest tradition entitled...
family member of the week.
now if you immediately did not realize this is completely stolen from easy a, than we have bigger issues than you not having perfect roomies.
like, it means you haven't seen this insanely adorable,
comedic masterpiece.
so go watch it.
pronto.

anywho...
the tradition of family member of the week is going strong in our household.
the time frame runs from saturday night to saturday night,
and during your time with the crown you get perks such as:
constantly reminding people you are FMOTW.
choosing the movie we watch.
choosing the activities we do.
having a vote that is worth double during family decisions.
[this has come in handy quite often this week]

basically getting to do whatever you want.
now you can't honestly tell me all of this doesn't sound like thee higher way of living?
ya, i didn't think so.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

i do.

so i know the world is muy excited to see ms. middleton's wedding dress next week.
myself included.
don't think i won't be up in the middle of the night watching the live wedding coverage.
who needs sleep when you have a royal wedding to attend to?
not moi.

however...
i must say that regardless of how gorgeous she will look,
[and she WILL look gorgeous]

i do believe ms. witherspoon stole my heart and wedding dress of the year title in her pink monique lhuillier dream...
seriously.
it still takes my breath away.

Monday, April 18, 2011

no fiction in this fact.

i am not quite sure if a statement has ever been issued that i agree with more.
and i can say that, because some days i am that lazy girl.
although most days i am not.
the end.

[photo courtesy of postsecret.com]