Thursday, September 13, 2007

Crazy Eights

I was going to depress you all with some sad stories of the day, including but not limited to a bawling session with the boys on our newly carpeted stairs. If you know Sam, you know it doesn't take more than a tear out of your eye to get him started, and James cries over candy, so maybe I shouldn't feel all that loved. But I did. My boys dont want me to go. Im going to leave it at that and do what Brittany tells me to do-crazy eights.

8 things I'm passionate about
1. my family
2. flowers
3. food
4. mb
5. friends
6. beauty
7. church
8. laundry

8 things i want to do before i die
1. attend my boys wedding
2. grow old with josh
3. holiday at Prince Edward Island
4. get really good at photography
5, buy an old house and live in it forever
6. have a girl, and give her a sister
7. save the orphans in Romania
8. tell everyone in my life how much i love them

8 things i say often
1. What are you doing?
2. LUKE!!
3. Thanks so much
4. We don't cry over something like that!
5. Fine
6. I don't know, ask your uncle Jon
7. 5 people in 1200 square feet is NOT working
8. Turn your face all the way to the camera

8 books Ive recently read
1. harry potter
2. NT
3. ladies #1 detective agency series
4. photography (text book)
5. good night moon
6. pride and prejudice
7. twilight
8. a-z mystery series (with james of course)

8 songs i could listen to over and over
1. home-michael buble
2. life is a highway (i know i could because i do-and not by choice)
3. mystery-indigo girls
4. almost all the songs on the Miracle CD by Celine Dion
5. your beautiful-james blunt
6. everything-michael buble (and as it turns out, everything michael buble)
7. anne of green gables theme song
8. where is the love-celine dion

8 things that attract me to my best friends
1. they make me feel young
2. they don't spend their lives cleaning
3. they make me better
4. they forgive
5. they listen
6. they laugh at me
7. they cry with me
8. they love me

8 things Ive learned this past year
1. 28 years is not enough time
2. i love being a mommy
3. finishing a basement is really annoying
4. life is better when you live by your mom
5. sisters are the best things in the world
6. i have a lot of friends
7. that i have a lot to learn
8. when the cougs win, we all win

8 people i think should do '8'
1. josh
2. brooke
3. vicki
4. mary
5. dad
6. rob
7. jennie
8. matt

17 comments:

mamabear said...

A thought provoking exercise. Thanks for the challenge

Brittany said...

Your boys aren't the only ones who don't want you to go. Congrats on having carpeted stairs!

balega said...

At least the cougs don't play all year long.

stigbuf said...

I had an experience very much like your stair one, I will write it up and send it your way Alisa. anyone else who wants the story, let me know.

ronco said...

I really like the way you think! Now I remember why I love you (just kidding).

Mary said...

This made me miss being your "wombie"! I love crying together with you! And, laughing hysterically, for that matter. LOVE YOU!
PS You certainly won't be getting any more death threats from our neck of the woods any time soon!

Sonja said...

One thing I've learned this year is how MUCH you mean to me. And you are right--28 years isn't long enough.

lou said...

Alisa, just remember that you CAN'T die. CAN'T.

Karlet said...

8 Things Alisa is amazing at
1. making everyone feel loved and beautiful
2. bringing out the humor in situations
3. handling things patiently
4. giving advice
5. bringing beauty into the world
6. being a perfect mom, not only to her 3 boys, but to those of us who don't have our mother around
7. everything artistic
8. making pasta salad

jennie said...

I agree with Karlet. I heart you from head to toe, girlfriend!!

Heather said...

I've been thinking about you all weekend, and praying too. You are an amazing woman and I know you'll pull through.

jennie said...

Good luck tomorrow!!!!!! xoxoxoxxox

Mary said...

Your guillotine comment cracked me up!

Good luck tomorrow! Thinking of you constantly. I'll be checking in on ya!

Diana Barry said...

Your crazy 8's made me laugh, and cry! Thanks for the reminders of all the good things in life. Hope all is well tomorrow! Like someone said earlier, we can't pray any harder or more often! Lots of Love from up north!! Lisa C.
(Diana Barry)

Whatsatoomzaletson said...

Can I just give you a DIRECT quote from my journal (1993)

"my big sister Alisa is so nice. She gave me fifty sents and lets me sit on her bed"

Thanks for the good times, Sis. I miss you like crazy.

Doc said...

Hope all goes well with the sharkbite etc today. You are in my prayers - as constant as the old "amen" if you know what I mean. I love you!

Mark said...

what...you don't care about my 8s? Since when was I not an important person in your life anymore?