Thursday, November 26, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Let's talk about one of my favorite days of the entire year since it is upon us. Not Thanksgiving, though it is one of my favorite holidays...
Black Friday!!! Wooohoooooo!
LOVE this day. Now let's get this straight. I'm not a fan of crowds or rude people, but I put this aside for one day of year just for the amazing sales. It is a yearly tradition for my sister and I. We have done it for multiple years now. We sit around on Thanksgiving, spreading out all the ads, cutting all the coupons, making a list of all the places we need to go and making a map of the day. After dinner we relax and then get ready and head out. Our Black Friday shopping starts at midnight. We usually shop all night and during the day. Usually by lunch time I've had my fill. Vanessa + lack of sleep + rude people= grouchy, bitchy, ready-to-snap Vanessa.
By the end of the day, our car is packed to the brim with bags and boxes.
I know it is crazy but it is once a year and totally worth it for the sales.
Anyone else braving the crowds on Friday for the sales? What time are you starting your shopping extravaganza?
Friday, November 13, 2009
-121 million people worldwide suffer from depression. (The World Health Organization)
-18 million of these cases are happening in the United States. (The National Institute of Mental Health)
-Between 20% and 50% of children and teens struggling with depression have a family history of this struggle and the offspring of depressed parents are more than three times as likely to suffer from depression. (U.S. Surgeon General's Survey, 1999)
-Depression often co-occurs with anxiety disorders and substance abuse, with 30 percent of teens with depression also developing a substance abuse problem. (NIMH)
-2/3 of those suffering from depression never seek treatment.
Untreated depression is the number one cause of suicide, and suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers. (NIMH)
Monday, November 9, 2009
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Thursday, November 5, 2009
We originally were going to go as contestants from Legends of the Hidden Temple, but helmets are crazy expensive so we went for zombies. It was a lot of funny and very messy.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
So I'm sorry if everyone is over Halloween. I am not sadly. I miss it already. But I still need to recap Halloween day!
So I went out to lunch with my mom, sis, and niece for sushi. Yummmm. Then Mom and I went shopping to get things for Vito and I's costumes. I will reveal our costumes in the next and last Halloween post. Btw, it was one of the ideas left on my blog! I'll leave you in suspense for now.. 8)
So the first person to be dressed up was my furbaby.
Yeah, I dressed up my cat. Who said dogs were the only animals who could have costumes? The cashier couldn't believe my cat would let me. Well my cat is awesome, end of story. 8)
Batgirl! Why she picked it? Because she thought she'd look cool in it. Oh Lord...
Bat girl "flying away!!" to get some candy.
Hitting up the candy before going out.
After enduring pictures, she headed out with her friend to get more candy and Vito and I headed home to get dressed for the paaaar-tay!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Hello November! I can't believe we only have 2 more months until the end of the year! I am SOOO excited. And I am also SO excited that I have so much to share with you all from this weekend. I literally took 200 pics between Friday and Saturday nights. Yup, it was an amazing weekend. I'll start with Friday.
As a surprise for my sister's birthday, I took my niece over night and she went out to eat with my BIL. My niece, in case you forgot, is the cutest girl to ever exist. See below to see this proven point.
While letting them sit to cool, we got our PJs on and laid down to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. Her fav character?
She laughed every time his face changed. After 30 mins into the movie, she zonked out at 10. It was a wonderful sleepover and a great beginning to Halloween Weekend!!!