Sunday, November 29, 2009

Three Kings, Three Gifts, Our family Christmas List

Hi yall. Tis been forever since I myself have written on this family dealy, but I have been thinking of this particular idea for a few days now and thought I'd write it in. I did bring it up at Thanksgiving at Heather's and people liked the idea, or at least Mom said so, so I thought I would make it public.
We aren't the richest people this Christmas, not that we ever have been, but I think we could all agree that this Christmas is going to be the true-est Present...a most sparing, most lovely but a less extravagant Beatty christmas. A Magi or a Charlie Brown kind of Christmas. I love that though. I love the idea of gifts being fewer but more precious. We may not have riches of the shopping kind, but we all KNOW FOR SURE that us Beattys have riches of the soul and of the heart beyond anything we could ask for.
So, the idea:
We each add to the Christmas list THREE items that are probably purchasable that we would like. All under 30 bucks or so. Maybe a couple more if the items are real inexpensive. And between the many of us, we get our gifts. That way, instead of us all feeling like we HAVE to get everyone something....perhaps we can go in on gifts together. So like Heather, Me, Darin, and Art can get Dad one of his gifts. Or Matt, Amy, Mom and me can get Mikie one of his gifts. That way we all collaborate a little bit more, and we SAVE money!! We take the burden especially off Mom and Dad (who totally can use the break) and we take the burden off ourselves so much! And then, as far as homemade gifts go....whole different story. We can make something for everyone if we want. Or not. Whatever....for the most part I am talking about store items.

So here's my list.
The Body Shop Olive Dry Oil Mist
Bath and Body Works Japanese Cherry Shimmer Lotion Body Cream
Tights and socks (black socks that are anklets with lace or tights like Heather's from Urban Out)
and (already breaking the three rule!)
Jason Ester-C face cream

What do you kids think?? Because I can think of a million things that I would like to have or own but really I don't need anything else in my life but love. And also, I have everything, I would only be wanting a new one of something I already own and all my stuff works great so why bother just for materialism's sake. Plus I am hoping Arthie and I get Iphones for each other for Christmas and that's like 20 gifts in one! And if there is something one of you loves really wants that's more expensive... then fine, please write it on the list!!! I mean for all I know, this might be a little TOO bare bones for you kids......This is just an idea, a guide line............

Sunday, November 22, 2009

It's Flickrtime, baby!

I have been without a camera since Glacier. Candice, however, has been kind enough to let me use hers recently. (If only I had a camera to been have capturing my insane homeless rompings around LA, Claremont Hollywood and Florida! Maybe I should capture it via text.)
Anyway, here's a window into what I just put on Flickr:

And the rest of you guys should start uploading to Flickr again, because you HAVE cameras and I know you use them!!!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bubber Gup

Everyone send out healing thoughts of love to our gentle giant, Stormy. The poor guy seems to be pretty sick and needs our support real bad. We are hoping good ol' Dr. Robinson can squeeze him in tomorrow morning, we are going to sort of insist. So, come on Mr. Stormy, you're a big puppy with a big heart and we just love you to pieces.


Thursday, November 12, 2009


Our Beautiful, Sweet, Generous, Compassionate, Thrilling, Adventurous, Hilarious, Festive, Cheerful HEATHER IS 33 YEARS OLD!!!!

I dont know about you guys, but I have a wonderful feeling about this year for Heather Elaine Beatty Spring. With so many beautiful things she puts out into the universe, how could there not be a million whimsical and wonderful things in store for her?

Heather, how lucky we all are to have you. What incredible memories we all have with you, and what EXCITEMENT is in store for the future! Here she is, everyone, Miss Heather Beatty.

Bright and cheery, and a priceless help, Here she is helping us paint our sunflower kitchen.

A wonderful Aunty, she is always up for some play...

And some love..

And some flying...

You couldnt ask for a better travel companion! Whether it be a quick and crowded spur-of-the-moment jaunt to San Francisco...

Or a journey into another time

Or down a tearful memory lane (or to a local bar, for that matter...)

Or clear across the country for a presidential event

She is CRAZY


A one of a kind Lover

And sister

And Daughter

And Friend

Heather, words could never express how much light and warmth you bring into our lives every single day. You are a unique soul that blesses us endlessly, and I feel like we were all supposed to know you, in some cosmic way. How else could we be so lucky?

Sunday, November 8, 2009


for someone to write a blog. just push play, and wait.
maybe i should be writing a b-l-o-g

Monday, November 2, 2009

My New Blog

Check it out. I'll probably be writing on this one a lot.

Just copy and paste - I can't find any easier way of making a link on here.. crap