Wednesday, August 27, 2008

:::::::::LC

while i was helping my friends, jaime and courtney, today by working at their boutique, the fp {as i affectionately refer to Fancy Pants}...they were meeting a pretty stylish celeb while in vegas for market {picking out ridiculously adorable clothes i'm gonna want to have}....



oh LC.........

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

planes::trains (well, ferries)::autombiles




12:15p Leave vacay for Friday Harbor to embark on my journey
1:00-2:05p ferry ride to Anacortes, WA
2:10-2:55p wait for airport shuttle bus
2:55-5:45p ride airport shuttle from Anacortes to Seatac (with four stops and one bus change)
5:55p check into Southwest and find out that your 8:15p flight to Boise is now 9:35p
6:05-6:20p walk through Seatac trying to locate a t.v. with the US Open on (result=NONE)
6:20p eat at Wolfgang Puck Express
6:45-7:15p get a massage in airport (why not?!)
7:20p buy magazine
7:25p buy chai tea and water at Starbucks
7:30p sit down watch Hillary's speech at DNC and get on computer
9:01p still waiting for plane
9:20p almost missed flight cuz I was so engrossed in writing this post (heard, "Would SW Flight 601 passenger, Tracy Wilde, please come to gate B8 immediately for departure). oops.
11:38p(MTN) after 53 min flight, land in Boise.

Are you bored reading about my day??? Me too.
I miss vacay...real life is way more work.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

||its a family affair||

We stopped off at Suncadia enroute to our destination and took a Family Photo. We've sure added a lot of children to our fam over the years...

Friday, August 22, 2008

..abbreves vacay rules..

"vacay tracy"


1 :: sleep til noon (MST time)

2 :: don't take a shower or get ready...brush teeth out of common courtesy for the other vacayers tho

3 :: wear uniform {same outfit or a version of the same outfit the entire time}

4 :: eat bad...

5 :: work out more than normal cuz your eating bad

6 :: read 6 hours a day

7 :: drink lots of coffee while reading 6 hours a day

8 :: listen to the same album on your ipod for the 6 hours you're reading, the 35 mins jogging, and the time it took to write this post

9 :: ignore the Olympics cuz your still mad at the US relay teams... Seriously...learn to pass the baton.

basically, this was my day...

Album of the day :: John Mayer// Where the Light Is (love the acoustic set..brilliant stuff)

{{Starbucks WR}}

Our fam left Wednesday for a much needed mini vacay. We're having a "relaxing" time...which is just how the parentals like it. I, on the other hand, prefer an extremely active and lightly scheduled getaway, but its all good cuz the laughs have been constant and intense...

First big laugh of vacay...
Dad, AKA grumpy grump driver, wouldn't let us stop at Starbucks on our way out of town. Apparently, we didn't have time. So, we stopped at the local Moxie Java right outside Krist and Kelly's subdivision (btw, it was their grand opening...we strolled in at 6:30am...needless to say they were pretty pumped to see peeps). It gave me the caffeine I needed but didn't quite satisfy.

So, fortunately for all...Rachelle needed to stop a few hours later to feed Kenzie Poo. Dad, less grumpy grump driver, pulled off the freeway in LaGrand, OR. To find the most AMAZING of sights.

THE WORLDS LARGEST STARBUCKS sign...

Where's Kelly??? Can you spot her...

That's not the best part...they also have the WORLDS SMALLEST STARBUCKS sign...
Betcha can spot Kelly now!!

After we had a good laugh we went inside to get our drinks and shared with the nice Baristas that we were pretty excited to see the WORLDS LARGEST and WORLDS SMALLEST Starbucks signs. We were informed that they received many complaints from patrons who had difficulty locating the famous coffee house due to the unusually small sign next to the drive thru. So, the antidote...build a ridiculously large sign so it would be missed by no one.

Here's Kelly showing us how the crane lifted the glorious sign to its reigning record. Well, its actually not confirmed as the World's largest. But the employees did mention its thought to be the largest in the Northwest. Ha! Oh road trips...


Road Trip Song Pick :: Rascal Flatts//Life is a Highway {dedicated to myself...cuz it felt more like the highway was never ending}

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

::::::Usain Bolt or insanely doped?

You tell me...




This guy is crazy fast...can a man seriously run that fast without foreign substances floating through his body? I'm not convinced he's clean. We'll see...

Friday, August 15, 2008

{{103 down :: 199 to go}}

We're seven days into the most electric two weeks of the year {my personal opinion}. 103 GOLD/SILVER/BRONZE medals have been given out and there are 199 still to be had. 199 more chances to see the hopes and dreams fulfilled of athletes and their respective nations. The US has done quite well in these Games and just think...TRACK and FIELD just started. Oh how I love these WORLD GAMES.

Here are a few of my fave moments thus far ::


TENNIS :: James Blake beat the world's best Roger Federer {of Switzerland} for the very first time and thus helping to strip the Fed Train of his #1 ranking.




Swimming :: Michael Phelps. Electrifying, enough said.




Gymnastics :: Bela Karolyi's guest commentating with Bob Costas just gives me a perma smile. The man has been around awhile and knows the sport. Plus, I love that he just says whatever he wants...like how he believes the judging has been unfair and possibly corrupt. Bob Costas looks as if he's afraid for his life anytime Karolyi accuses the Chinese of any corruption or fraudulent behavior. I love it! Is he not the greatest example of what America stands for?!



Here is a man who defected to the US in the early 80's from his home of Communist Romania. Romania had been known to arbitrarily kill or imprison for political, economic or unknown reasons. Hundreds of thousands of native Romanians were abused, tortured, and killed by their own countrymen, Communist leaders. I'm more than proud to be an American...I'm grateful. Instead of being a citizen of the world who grew up seeing communist oppression..I grew up watching our nation embrace those defecting from the violence and injustice of their native land.


Nastia Liuken :: She clinched the same GOLD medal her father, Valeri, won 20 years before. The difference :: Valeri represented the former USSR and his daughter cried as she sang along to her National Anthem of...the United States.




Sometimes we need to be reminded of our Nation's greatest call...thus I give you a little excerpt of the farewell speech from "the Great Communicator", President Ronald Reagan.

I've spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don't know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, wind-swept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace, a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity, and if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it and see it still.

And how stands the city on this winter night? More prosperous, more secure, and happier than it was eight years ago. But more than that; after 200 years, two centuries, she still stands strong and true on the granite ridge, and her glow has held steady no matter what storm. And she's still a beacon, still a magnet for all who must have freedom, for all the pilgrims from all the lost places who are hurtling through the darkness, toward home.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

$2.12




I have to say that the new promo that Starbucks is pitching is SO working. I mean, why wouldn't I want an afternoon drink for $2.12 when normally it would cost $3.29? The problem...instead of taking two trips to Starbucks a day (one on my way to work and one afternoon pick-me-up), I'm finding the need to go a third time, cuz I saved a whopping $1.17 earlier... I'm a marketeers dream! I feed, write, and star in the stereotype.

Oh, its after 2pm I gotta go get my afternoon iced grande latte for $2.12...

Sunday, August 10, 2008

human rights//religious freedom

Here's an interview Bob Costas had with President Bush in China. Human rights and registering the underground church in China were just some of things our President was asking China to consider...

Psalm 103:6 (nlt), "The Lord gives righteousness and justice to all who are treated unfairly." I think these issues of human rights and freedom for the underground church in China represent the rhythm of our Creators heart...

the quality isn't awesome but its worth it...at least watch from 6:20 on.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

US||OZ||51st



the 2008 summer olympics have officially begun...
here are some of my thoughts as we begin these 2 glorious weeks...

1. i support the following countries in this order :: the US (obviously), Oz land (Australia...cuz Americans luv the Aussies), and the 51st State (aka, Canada)...no hate comments Canadians...

i also have to show some love to the Swedes and Dutch...cuz i'm a little bit of both.

2. why do we call it "summer" olympics??? while it is summer in the northern hemisphere, its not down south. so...is it weird when the "summer olympics" are hosted in a country when its really their winter???

3. why do the nbc commentators ask the most ridiculously stupid questions?? For example, after Michael Phelps broke his own record in the 400m individual medley preliminary...he was asked, "what was your plan out there?" his response, "um, to get the fastest time." seriously, nbc commentator?! what kind of question is that?

4. the "back stories"... i have so much to say about this it may be a series of posts. but let me at least mention that i instantly become emo the moment i hear Jimmy Roberts' voice. you know its going to be a tear jerker...and why the emo music?! i end up throwing away my #1 thought from above and just cheer on whoever has the sob story jimmy sucked me in with.

5. i love how the world comes together and gets smaller..even if it is only for two weeks.

6. i really like the comments President Bush made to our US Team, "I wasn't exactly sure what to say to you, except to start with, God, I love our country and I love what we stand for. And I love being with you." I like what we stand for too Mr. President...WINNING...oh and freedom and justice for every living person on the globe. No one deserves to miss out on freedom.





Song pick of the Day :: Star Spangled Banner//Francis Scott Key
{Go USA! you all better get use to hearing this...cuz its going to played often while our beautiful flag is raised} :)

Friday, August 08, 2008

:::::the muffler scarf tying


Scarf Tying from Tracy Wilde on Vimeo.


Thx :: Marcus for shooting and editing my video... Kirsten and Derek for starring in it...
And Marc for making a special cameo. Make sure to check out their incredible blogs!!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

{the week's best}

there are two note worthy blog posts i think you all should check out for a good laugh. my good friends ::
meagan and katie...
they're seriously good story tellers. I laughed so hard!






thx for the posts chicks...you really blessed me.



Song pick of the Day :: Mariah Carey//Fly Like a Bird {dedicated to Meagan and Katie...cuz who doesn't love them some Mariah every once in awhile?! Make sure you imagine her hand motions while listening}

fyi.

for those of you who have wondered how my cleanse is going...since my last debacle... i'm 10 days in, 4 more to go. its pretty much full on now.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

//36 days\\




36 days from today is the start of gcB LIVE...the annual Youth Conference our church hosts. I'm so excited for this years gcB LIVE! We have the band Leeland, Sabra and Kameron from So You Think You Can Dance, and of course some amazing speakers from our great church!

Here's a little sample of Sabra and Kameron's 'Amazing Grace' dance.




JOIN US SEPTEMBER 11-13 for an INCREDIBLE WEEKEND!! I CAN'T WAIT...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

:::::the plight of naturally curly hair.

those of you who have naturally curly hair like kei kei and i...you'll appreciate this video.

video

Monday, August 04, 2008

==ethans baseball teams==

To go along with Shane's post today...here's a video of Ethan telling us who is favorite "baseball" teams are.

video

Sunday, August 03, 2008

::fall fashion pt. deux::

The BELT...its all about the belt for me to complete my fall look. Two of my besties, Jaime and Courtney bought me the most deliciously perf belt for my bday. Its an amazingly stylish black studded belt by Streets Ahead.





I paired it with a great dress this weekend...but I'm already looking forward to wearing it over sweaters, coats, pretty much anything.

I'd like to apologize in advance to those of you who see me everyday...cuz you're gonna be seeing this belt rather frequently. Its just too beautiful not to wear often.

Coram Deo #9 - Living in Sacrifice and Serving

I've heard my father preach a lot of messages...I mean a lot...but this one from this weekend rates as one of my faves! Please, take some time to watch this timely message for the American church.

We can't do everything...but we can all do SOMETHING!

Coram Deo #9 - Living in Sacrifice and Serving

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Friday, August 01, 2008

{simple prayer}


I wanted to share with you all some inspiring words from my beautifully pink Joyce Meyer devotional..

Matthew 6:7, And when you pray, do not heap up phrases (multiply words, repeating the same ones over and over) as the Gentiles do, for they think they will be heard for their much speaking.

Joyce reminds us that we need to develop the confidence to have simple, believing prayer. we often get insecure in our prayers and don't believe that God hears even the most simple prayer such as..."God, help me." "We can depend on God to be faithful to do what we have asked Him to do, as long as our request is in accordance with His will...Sometimes we we lose sight of the fact that that prayer is simply conversation with God" (Joyce Meyer, New Day, New You devotional).

"We need to have such confidence about our prayer life that prayer becomes just like breathing, an effortless thing that we do every moment we are alive."

As I was reading these words from Joyce...I was reminded of my current fave song from the new Hillsong album, This Is Our God. The song is by Brooke Fraser, You'll Come.

As surely as the sun will rise
You'll come to us
Certain as the dawn appears

You'll come
Let Your glory fall as You respond to us
Spirit rain
Flood into our thirsty hearts again
You'll come

Maybe if we were more confident in knowing that God WILL respond to us, we would worry less. Philippians 4:6 says. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Let's try it...but this time we can make our prayers simple, specific, and to the point.

Thanks for the wise inspiration today Joyce...

Song pick of the day :: Brooke Fraser/You'll Come
{dedicated to all of you who enjoy my "Chains be Broken" dance...btw that's the bridge of this song}