Friday, January 14, 2011

Birthday Talk Already?!?!

Yes, I am that person.  I plan parties several months in advance.  I just get so darn excited.  I think this time it's going to pay off since I'll be knee-deep in school work in March.  I already booked the party place, bought the party supplies, and we've bought presents.  All we have left to worry about is food!  So here's a sneak peak at our Tangled party!

The Location
Tangled Table CoverTangled Lunch Napkins 16ctTangled Invitations 8ct
The Tablecovers, Napkins, and Invitations

The Plates, Cups, and Forks

For the paper lanterns I will make

Anyone have creative ideas for a cake?

The party went well.  Everything turned out beautifully.

A classmates wife made these adorable shirts.  Check her out at

The cake design was based on the back of their napkins.  The only close-up picture I have wants to be sideways.  Unfortunately, I can't take credit for this one.  It was store bought.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Musing Induced Insomnia

The Mega Millions was up to $300-something million a few days ago.  We played.  When we play we also play the what-if-we-win game.  Jonathan's dream if we win is to start in indoor kicking arena.  A place where he could train people to kick (footballs) and people could practic kicking.  It would have a workout facility, offer camps, have a special week for underprivledged kids, etc.  Pretty awesome.

My dream keeps me awake at night thinking and planning.  My dream is more eaily attainable.  Someday I will see my dream become a reality.  I want to be a Bradley Method Instructor.  I want to educate women about all things childbirth related.  The closer I get to our women's health module in school (this semester!) the more excited I get.  If we won the lottery, I told Jonathan that we could buy a bigger house with a room dedicated to my Bradley Method courses.  It would have bookshelves for my library of pregnancy and beyond books, comfortable seating that's easy for pregnant women to get in and out of, a TV for our movies, and an ample amount of floor space.  I would use all my PA school education and the Bradley Method Training I would get and educate women about their own bodies, their developing babies, and how to make educated decisions about their childbirth experience.  Maybe I would even make and sell cute crafts for new babies, become a certified yoga instructor and teach prenatal yoga, and become a doula.  Three years after I took my Bradley Method class and I still feel just as passionate about it.  This dream is a keeper.

For more information about the Bradley Method
Facebook - The Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth