Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Videos of Latte!

Ok so I had to purchase a point and shoot camera in VA because my smart self left the battery to my DSLR in the wall in Tampa...yeah go me! I knew the entire time on the way to the airport that I had forgotten something...well...as soon as I got up to board my plane I realized what it was that I forgot.

Anyway, I purchased an Olympus FE-340 8.0 Megapixels 5x optical zoom from Target and I got a good damn deal!!! It was originally $160 plus tax and I purchase it for $90! What a steal for such an awesome camera. All of my pictures from my trip were taken with that camera! I was very impressed. My DSLR is an Olympus as well, so I am a big fan already. Go get one! It's pink too! Gotta love it!

Anyway, one of the features is video so I took some video of Latte and decided to share some of her funny moments. She is so funny! :) Enjoy!



I saw this video and it made me crack up!! I love Dachshunds!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)




OMG....what is up with the letting go of some of the top players of the Tampa Bay BUCS?!?!?!? What the heck?!?!?!?

Monday, February 23, 2009

My Trip! :)

Ok so here are some pictures from my trip home. Most of you know that I went to D.C. before I got to go to Charleston but I am posting the pictures from my trip to Charleston first. I have to do some editing of my D.C. pictures before I post a slideshow of those.




I had a blast! :) I got to see two old family friends (we go way back...about 9 years) while I was in D.C. I actually spent most of my time in Manassas with my dear old friends Michele and Jamie! I haven't seen them in years and they were so generous to open their door for me! We had such a great time spending time together and I am so glad that I got to go to D.C. so that I could spend some time with Michele and her family. My class took most of my time BUT I did get to do things like ride the VRE (Virginia Railroad Express), the Metro (nothing like NYC subway), the Whitehosue (not as big as you think), the Washington Monument (simply amazing), the Lincoln Memorial (my absolute favorite), WWII Memorial (another favorite), Korean War Memorial, Veteran's Wall, The Capitol Building and the Pentagon and Pentagon Memorial (very very sad). 3 hours and 10 miles of walking later completed my tour of D.C.! LOL....that's about all we could fit into the busy schedule. I will have to say, Michele, that I will never forget walking about D.C. with you and Jaima while there was a 20 degree wind chill blowing us over! THANK YOU for being such a great friend!!! ;)

I did get a cold from such a drastic temperature change in such a short period of time but it was totally worth it and I can't wait to go back and visit the Griffiths again and see what else the beautiful city of D.C. has to offer! :)



It was so great to get to go home too. I havent' seen my family and my friends in a couple of months. I had a great time in Charleston too. I didn't get home until late Friday night from D.C. but I was greated with smiles, hugs and kisses from the best parents and little sister in the whole world! :) The next day I spent some time with my mom before heading out to dinner with my best friends to celebrate Crystal's 23rd birthday! Happy Birthday again girl...I love you! :) We went to dinner at Carrabba's then we all hung out at Crystal and Rob's place and watched Step Brothers....great fun and hilarious movie!

Sunday I went to the Golden Corral (yum) with my family (mom, dad, sisters, niece and bil) and Angela and Christopher (family friends) and we chowed down on some yummy food and celebrated my big sister's 26th birthday!! Happy Birthday Brandy! I love you! :)

Then last night it was time to head back to St. Petersburg....but look what was waiting for me when I got home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't tell you how happy I was to see my puppy! She was so excited that she peed all over me! :) I didn't mind...I missed her so much!

Trip Pictures and Details Coming Soon!

I'm trying to get settled back in! :) Lots of pictures from my awesome week coming soon!!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

SNOW!

It started snowing as soon as I got off the Metro! So cool!!!!! :)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Blog Look

Like my new look?? I LOVE it....thanks Mandy!!!!!!

I'm Outta Here....

I'm about to head out of the door for a business trip to D.C. I actually don't have to be at my seminar until Wednesday! So I get to spend the day with some old family friends that I haven't seen in years! They were actually nice enough to even let me stay with them for a few days! I am so excited!! :) Thanks Michelle!!!

Then on Friday I am heading to Charleston to spend a few days with my family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I am so excited! It has been almost 2 months since I have seen them!!!

And in case you are wondering about Latte...she couldn't go with me....United Airlines wanted $175 ONE WAY for her to go and I just don't have that in my budget! :( So some friends of mine here are watching her for the week. They have a 15 month old Yorkie named Tank that SHE LOVED last night when I dropped her off. I will miss her....terribly...but she is in good hands! :)

Oh and David and I had dinner last night and spend a very romantic evening together :) *sigh* I love that man so much....

Have a great week everyone! Not sure how much posting I will get in while I'm gone!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Puppy Picture Sunday!

Since most people participate in Baby Picture Sunday, I figured I would start Puppy (or Doggie or whatever) Picture Sunday! I don't have any little ones but I do have a little puppy who keeps me going just like a little kid would! I'm sure most of you have pets out there so come on! Let's get this thing going! Show the world your furry little friend or friends! :) Hope you are all enjoying your Sunday!!!







Saturday, February 14, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Excuse me, how much?

$850.00 is how much....

How much I had to PAY at the DMV today to get Florida tags and to get my car registered, because:

#1 Florida has 7% sales tax on vehicles....
#2 That sales tax applies to the car trying to be registered IF the car was bought less than 6 months prior to registration...regardless of the state the car was purchased in...
#3 SC only has 5% sales tax but they cap it at $300 on car taxes....which meant that I had to pay 7% sales tax on the total price of my car!!!
#4 FL is whack!

I considered driving around with SC tags for another 5 months but decided that was probably not a good idea....lol

Welcome to the freakin' sunshine state.....

Now I'm going to go make cupcakes for work tomorrow....and yes I will probably eat three of them!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm alive....

Just been in one of those cloudy moods and haven't felt much like blogging.....

Maybe this weekend I'll feel better.

I started another Project 365....check it out....

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Does anyone want to buy me one of these?!??!?!

https://www.getsnuggie.com/flare/next

I am forever cold these days.....its currently 73 inside my place and I am so cold.....*sigh*

Ok is it sad that I like watching I-Carly on Nickelodeon??? hehehe

What is it you need?

I saw this cute little post that Elaine did over at Matters of the Heart. So I decided to join in. I just woke up from a nice long nap and I'm feeling laid back too! Happy Saturday!!!!

So, here's what you do:Google search, your name, with "needs" on the end. (ie: I would type "Heather needs".)Then you write a blog post, listing the first 10 results, and your own comment to each.

***I cheated a little because the entire first page on google were past blogs entries from other girls named Heather who decided to play along to this game quite some time ago! haha...I thought that was funny....let's see what I can come up with. I may have to do some looking around through the many pages before I can come up with a new, creative and even funnier list than all the other Heather's out there have!***

Here is my top ten:

1. Heather needs some body guards....
Ok wow this is new to me! haha...but I'm game for that!

2. Heather needs gatorade....
Well I guess I am a little thirsty and come to think of it....the orange would taste good right now.....

3. Heather needs a family....
I have a wonderful family and wouldn't trade them for the world!! :)

4. Heather needs 10,000 euros a day....
Now THAT I can't argue with! Bring it on....help me pay off those school loans!

5. Heather needs a joint....
Now I know this isn't true!!!

6. Heather needs a shrink....
I've considered getting some therapy lately....seriously.....

7. Heather needs a vacation....
Not really...work is good...BUT I get one anyway next week. Work seminar in D.C. then Charleston for the weekend to se my family!!! YAY!!! :)

8. Heather needs protection....
What are they trying to say....am I in danger?!

9. Heather wants more...$50 mil is not enough!
Ok....this stinks...all of these are about that Heather McCarthy chick....lame...

10. Heather needs prayers again...
Well I can't think of why, but prayers are always nice! :)

Ok so that wasn't as fun as I thought it would be.....blah.....hope yours is better than mine!!!

Now it's off to eat dinner (soup because I have no groceries and I am broke) and play with Latte while watching a Spongebob Marathon...now that is a way to spend a Saturday night!! ;)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Photo Post! :)

Before Momma gives you guys an apartment tour....I am going to update you all on what I've been doing lately.... *woof*
~Love Latte
Momma's Sidekick

This is my shoe mom!

Still mine momma!

Oh and this is mine too!

Mommy loves me!

I move so fast that mommy catches a blur on her camera!

Hmmmm I'm thinking about it...

What are you lookin' at?

Sniffin around on mommy's bed

Another blur...they call me 0075!

What do you always have that black thing in your hands momma?!

Now for the apartment tour....
" Come on in.....let me give you a little tour of my awesome apartment!"
"My huge walk-in closet"

"My Bedroom"

"Another view of my bedroom"

"Come on in and tour the bathroom!"
"My Bathroom"

"My Big Kitchen!"
"My favorite room in the house! Haha"

"Wall Decoration"

Last day to vote for Latte!!!

I'm not sure if we are winning but I sure hope so!!!! Please go vote if you haven't!!! :)

Latte loves you!! haha

http://www.bissell.com/MVP09/Week03/Vote3.aspx?FileName=1948.jpg&ImageName=Latte&utm_campaign=MVP09_Wk03_Widget1

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Flying with a dog help?!

I am going to D.C. for work in a few weeks and I am staying with some friends while I am there. I am not sure what to do with my pup....if I leave her here (with a friend who offered to dog-sit) I will be away from her for an entire week :( I was thinking about taking her with me but I don't know how that works or how much it costs. Does anyone out there know anything about flying with a dog....as a carry-on?? Any help or advice would be great! :)