Thursday, December 31, 2009

the decade and a happy new year(s eve)

i have a terrible memory.

that's just how it is.
i can't remember what was going on in my life when i was 10 in 2000.

it's only in the more recent years (2007-now) that i have more vivid memories.

that's probably because that's when i actually started doing things and hanging out with friends who actually had fun.
the memories i've made with them have been worth remembering.

some of the things i do remember:
2000- I turned 10 and thought it was so cool being an age in the double digits
-went to Disney World for the first time!

2001- we moved to my "new" house (aka my current house)

2002- can't remember much

2003- was officially a teenager (seemed cool at the time)

2004- i think this was the year i went to chicago on my first band trip, but i wasn't twirling baton in the band yet, i was in national line and held a flag...

2005- went to Disney World for the second time

2006- turned 16 and got my permit
- went to Virginia Beach on a band trip
-stopped playing soccer
-started hanging out with my good group of friends

was a junior in high school
got my license
turned 17
went to my first prom
started working at the farm
had one of the best summers of my life
started my senior year of high school
finally made national honor society

applied to college
was accepted to the 3 colleges i applied to
turned 18
went to Disney World with my best friends on our senior class trip
graduated from high school
had another awesome summer
started college at college #1
experienced aspects of college i did not want to
lost my grandmother and went to florida to say good-bye

had a minor winter break, breakdown
learned a lot about myself
applied and was accepted to college #2
turned 19
finished my semester at college #1 with good grades
started this blog
had one of the fastest summers of my life
started at college #2 where i've met so many great people
really found the school where i'm happiest
met many awesome blog friends

that's been my decade at a quick glance or at least what i can remember.

i'm definitely looking forward to the many other experiences that will come with this new decade and next part of my life.

Happy 2010!!
have fun tonight and stay safe =)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

i made a vlog?!?

I have attempted to make a video blog (or vlog if you will)...

Please watch and let me know what you think. I'm DEFINITELY new to the whole video editing thing and talking to a camera thing.

Should I make more? Would putting them on my youtube channel be a good idea??

christmas gifts!

I had such a great Christmas this year!
It was nice just hanging out with my family.

I'm soo happy with what Santa brought me ;)

The contents of my stocking: I've been listening to Glee pretty much all the time and I'm in love with the bow headband and flannel pj pants! Plus I can't wait to go buy a couple new books at Barnes and Noble.

Gift card to my absolute favorite clothing store

Dorm Life semester 1 and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
(If you haven't seen Dorm Life it's great)

A Vera Bradley wristlet in Cupcake Pink!!

And my big present...

A Flip Video Camera!!
It has room to take 2 hours of video! I'm still getting the hang of it and whenever I tried filming my family on Christmas, everyone would get camera shy, so it's going to take some getting used to, but I love it =)

Thank You Santa!!

I also wanted to show the lovely Christmas cards I got from my grandfather, my aunt, Amanda, Elyse, Vanessa, and Sara-Jane.
Thanks again ladies!! The cards are hanging on my wall =)

How was everyone's Christmas? What did Santa bring you??


Friday, December 25, 2009

"the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear"

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope Santa has given you what you asked for,

you eat until you can't eat anymore,

you sing to spread Christmas cheer,

and that you have a wonderful day with family and friends


Thursday, December 24, 2009

"i like to smile, smiling's my favorite"

The other night, my friend Shelley and I were bored so we decided to make peanut butter blossom cookies!

I don't usually make Christmas cookies. We have TONS of dessert at Christmas dinner instead.

For the recipe, we just used one from the hershey's website.

mixing the dough all up, mmm...

3 trays of them

I could have eaten the kisses alone

They were delicious and we had fun just hanging out =)

It's Christmas Eve!! I'm just hanging out with my family tonight and we're going to have Chinese food and make some apple pie for tomorrow.

I'm like a little kid when it comes to Christmas. Just a few years ago I would wake up at sunrise because I was soo excited to open presents. I still wake up earlier than some of my family members, but I'm getting better at waiting. I can't wait until tomorrow morning!! I love Christmas =D

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

twitterering addict

I'm not sure if this is something to worry about or something to celebrate, but...

I just tweeted my 1,000 tweet.

Is it exciting?

Prolly not.

Does it say very much?

Not really.

Am I mad I tweeted 1,000 times?

Nope. I love twitter.

Am I addicted to twitter?

Yes I would say I go on it a little more than I should.

What was that tweet?

"2 days until Christmas =D I'm soo excited!! I just need to get my presents all wrapped =) (ps 1000 tweet right here!!)"

Yup that was it. Couldn't think of anything else.


Monday, December 14, 2009

different things catch my eye

Here's part 3 in my picture series!

I think this is the last of them. I have hundreds of pictures. If I find any more in my arsenal, they will totes be coming up =)

I just think this one looks really cool.

Some of the books I have sitting on my desk =) I'm in need of some more!

My little fall scarecrow looking out the window.

Beautiful flowers that grew in my yard this summer

The frog is kind of gross, but I have a soft spot for Lilies =)

Walking out the door of my dorm.

The first real, real snow fall of the season! This was before the rain washed it all away.

I'm glad I did this. I feel like I don't put nearly enough pictures on this blog! Hopefully I'll be able to put more on in the future =)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

sometimes I like taking pictures

Here's part 2 of my little picture series.

This picture was taken when I went to an apple orchard with my parents to get these delicious apple dumplings this fall. It's not the actually orchard but this was when we were driving there.

The rest of the pics are from over the summer when I went camping with my parents. It was too cold to go swimming, but it was beautiful sitting on the beach.
(this was on the campsite, woops)

I have more "artsy" pictures for the next part =)

Saturday, December 12, 2009


I've been cleaning out my pictures on my phone and on my computer.

I decided I would make a little series out of them.

Today we start with pictures of my cat, Edd and these are just the ones on my phone =)

He is all grey. When we got him the lady called him submarine grey.

He's an indoor cat (which makes me unbelievably happy!)

He sometimes doesn't like me very much, but really he does ;)

He's a chicken. Honestly the definition of scaredy cat.

He likes to fight, but in a playful sort of way.

It only looks like he's trying to eat Jerry the hamster. Jerry can hold his own. He bit Edd on the nose once, haha.

I call him my bud. Not sure why but he's great. I love my bud =D

I actually have 8 more pictures on my camera of him. We had a photo shoot the last time I was home (he was a total diva). Honestly the most photographed cat ever!

Friday, December 4, 2009

because it's almost christmas...

and because I caved and think it's going to be fun, I'm sending out Christmas cards!!

so my blogging friends, email your address to meghano19 [at] gmail [dot] com

I wasn't going to, but I feel like it's something I want to do this year =)

plus, who doesn't LOVE to get mail???


ps I totes promise to respect your address =)

Thursday, December 3, 2009


Remember when I said November was going to be a fantastic month and so much better than last November?

Well it certainly was pretty dang great!!

I did fun things

I saw family who live far away

I had an all around good month!

I can not believe it is already freaking December!!

It doesn't feel like it today (especially with the 67 degree temperature outside!) You have to remember this is New England people. We have freezing cold temperatures one day, but the next day we'll be in t-shirts. Fact of life with living in New England ;)

I'm very excited for December. I LOVE Christmas! It's my absolute favorite holiday ever <3

There's only 5 days of classes left before finals start. I'm hoping they won't be too difficult, but we'll see how that goes...

My dorm room is semi decorated for Christmas and there isn't many days left until break =)