Sunday, October 31, 2010



Author: Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love -
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulcher
In this kingdom by the sea.
The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me
Yes! that was the reason
(as all men know, In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we
Of many far wiser than we
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.
For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling, my darling, my life and my bride,
In the sepulcher there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

This is my favorite Poe piece- BY FAR.

I actually adore Edgar Allan Poe, always have.

Want to know something AMAZING? HE is buried right outside my window at work.

I know that some people might find this gross. But I think that it is wonderful, amazing and well, completely awesome. I love the history of burial grounds and old churches. I love having such an incredible artist's life remembered and celebrated only a glance out my window.

This is just one thing that I love about my new job

in 5 minutes- 2 best convos

Quinn: Mom these two stegosauruses just got married and now they are MATING with the herd.
Me: WHAT?!?!?!?!?
Quinn: They got married Mom.... and now they are MEETING the herd.
Me: oh, ok... that's nice.

I was seriously about to get worried...

and then like 3 minutes later:

Quinn: Daddy, you can be Ironman for Halloween.
Me: Why honey?
Quinn: because Daddy is so strong!
Me: Yeah!
Quinn: and Mommy, you can be Lady Gaga!
Me: why Q?!?!
Quinn: because you're a girl. and cause you're COOL!

****Quinn is awesome****

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Quinn had her 4 year check up yesterday. She got 5 shots. 5! Then on top of it, her Hopkins nurse came to the appointment to to get blood samples.

Quinn was a complete mess.

Last night when she was going to bed I reminded her that she can pray to Heavenly Father to ask him to help her feel better.

She then ask me how that worked and I told her that He can make miracles happen.
Next she asked me what a miracle was. I explained that it is sort of like magic and how He can make booboos go away.
She then told me that she would ask him in her prayer.
It went something like this:
"Dear Heavenly Poder, thank you for this day.
Can you tell me how you do magic?
Say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen."

Dan and I tried not to chuckle because we know that her prayers are very important and serious- yet I couldn't help but smile at the sweetness of it all.

Then Quinn told me in the most serious and excited voice that He spoke to her.
I asked her what He said.
She replied "Gold, he makes his magic with gold!"

and we left it at that.