Sunday, September 25, 2005


well, today me and michael finally had another day off of work (thank God!!!). so we had my mom come over for a delicious brunch (sorry no pics, my camera's batteries are dead) and then took the kiddos to see the corpse bride. this was isabella's first movie and she did pretty good! she was so excited to go eat popcorn. right before we left, we woke isabella up from her nap and mike said "ya wanna go to the movies and eat some popcorn?". that lil girl shot up out of bed jumping up and down saying "popcorn, popcorn!! i want popcorn".

the movie is rated (in my opinion) "eh!". it was alright. i'm a big weirdo. i'm not really into that type of thing. i don't think i have even seen the nightmare before christmas all the way through. so i guess you shouldn't go by my

tomorrow we take the kiddos to daycare and me and michael are off to mobile and maybe even pensacola to get a break and do some shopping. i am so looking forward to it.

so thats it for now. i do plan on posting more pictures of biloxi tomorrow :)

Thursday, September 22, 2005


after alot of pushing and shoving, i finally got my girl greta into the wonderful world of blogging.

now she told me that she doesn't think that she is going to know how/what to write, but believe you me, this girl is awesome and friggin' hilarious, so i am sure that she is not going to have a problem whatsoever!!!! not to mention, her kids are adorable and she has some crafty bones in her body. see why she's my bestest friend?

so be sure to check her and welcome her into this wonderful world!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005


my mom picked up these vitamin/gummy bear things while she was out and about the other day and couldn't believe her eyes when she stumbled upon these.

you are prolly thinking "big deal...manna bears". well the thing is, manna is our last name and beahr (pronounced like "bear") is my maiden name.

who'd a thought that there would be a vitamin named after


finally, a free minute at home to post a few more pics. i am hoping that thursday i will be able to drive further west on hwy 90 and get some more shots.

these shots were taken in bay st. louis.

a poor shot of a badly destructed gas station across the tracks (and of course me in the rear view mirror).

a view down the street.

half a house that is not supposed to be sitting where it is.

all thats left of a house...a roof.

a view of the bay st. louis bridge. notice there is not a road sitting on top of it. its just the pillars that the bridge (road) sits on. its almost like a buncha dominoes that are all lined up.

american pride

whats left of a mansion on the beach.

another "house".

a house that i am guessing is from the other side of the street that landed right by the tracks.

all thats left of a church/catholic school. i took this shot from the car. i really couldn't bear to walk up there. greta did though. but she told me that with the statue was also jesus' face. ya know, its really amazing how things were destroyed but various religious statues are still standing...untouched.

Sunday, September 18, 2005


while i was surfing around today at work, i saw this over at giao's and thought i would partake...b/c after all, i do love talking about

[ ] I am bisexual or homosexual.
[ ] I've run away from home.
[ ] I listen to political music.
[ ] I collect comic books.
[X] I shut others out when I'm sad.
[X] I open up to others easily.
[ ] I am keeping a secret from the world.
[X] I watch the news.
[ ] I own over 5 rap CDs.
[X] I own an I-Pod.
[ ] I own something from Hot Topic.
[ ] I love Disney movies.
[X] I am a sucker for hair/eyes.
[ ] I don't kill bugs.
[X] I curse regularly (a lil too regularly)
[ ] I paid for that cell phone ringtone.
[ ] I have "x"s in my screen name.
[ ] I've slipped out a "lol" in a real conversation.
[ ] I love Spam.
[X] I bake well.
[ ] I would wear pajamas to school.
[ ] I own something from Abercrombie
[X] I have a job.
[X ] I love Martha Stewart.
[X] I am in love with someone.
[ ] I am guilty of tYpInG lIkE tHiS.
[X] I am self conscious.
[X] I like to laugh.
[X] I smoke a pack a day (am i drinking too?)
[X] I loved Go Ask Alice (and my mom found it and took it away from me)
[ ] I have cough drops when I'm not sick.
[ ] I can't swallow pills.
[X] I have many scars (can you say two csections???)
[X] I've been out of this country.
[X] I believe in ghosts.
[ ] I can't sleep if there is a spider in the room.
[X] I am really ticklish.
[ ] I see/have seen a therapist.
[X] I love chocolate.
[ ] I bite my nails. (just the skin around em...does that count?)
[ ] I am comfortable with being me.
[X] I play computer games/video games when i'm bored.
[ ] Gotten lost in your city.
[ ] Saw a shooting star.
[X] Gone out in public in your pajamas.
[X] I have kissed a stranger.
[X] Hugged a stranger.
[X] Been in a fight with the same sex. (HIGHSCHOOL!!!)
[ ] Been arrested.
[ ] Laughed and had milk/soda come out of your nose.
[ ] Pushed all the buttons on an elevator (too afraid it will make the elevator break)
[ ] Made out in an elevator.
[X] Swore at your parents.
[ ] Kicked a guy where it hurts.
[ ] Been skydiving.
[ ] Been bungee jumping.
[ ] Broken a bone.
[ ] Played spin the bottle.
[X] Gotten stitches.
[ ] Drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour.
[x] Bitten someone.
[ ] Been to Niagara Falls.
[X] Gotten the chicken pox.
[ ] Crashed into a friend's car.
[ ] Been to Japan.
[ ] Ridden in a taxi.
[ ] Shoplifted.
[ ] Been fired.
[X] Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back.
[X] Stole something from your job.
[ ] Gone on a blind date.
[x] Lied to a friend.
[x] Had a crush on a teacher/coach.
[ ] Celebrated Mardi Gras in New Orleans (no but i have in biloxi...right next door)
[ ] Been to Europe.
[X] Slept with a co-worker.
[X] Been married.
[ ] Gotten divorced.
[ ]Saw someone dying.
[X]Driven over 400 miles in one day.
[ ] Been to Canada.
[X] Been on a plane.
[X] Seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
[X] Thrown up in a bar.
[X] Eaten Sushi (just california rolls which are veggie...does that count?)
[ ] Been snowboarding.
[ ] Been skiing.
[X] Been ice skating.
[ ] Met someone in person from the internet.
[ ] Been to a motorcross show.
[ ] Gone/Going to college.
[ ] Done hard drugs
[X] Taken painkillers.
[ ] Cheated on someone else.
[X] Were so bored you took this survey.
[x] Have a tattoo

Friday, September 16, 2005


a vehicle we passed today while driving around bay st. louis.

well, i finally found a free moment to post a lil something about what has been going on here. today is my first day off in....hold on lemme count since i really don't know what the date or day is....12 days. me and mike have both been working 12 hour shifts 7 days a week. life right now is a lil hectic.

i have been able to drive around a lil bit and take a few pics. i'll upload more later. i'm not sure how much longer we are going to be working these hours, but it could be 12 hours shifts for quite a few months.

i never imagined that life would take a turn like this. to drive around the town you live in and feel like you are visiting a third world country filled with devistation. i must say though that there is a lot of hope around here. it may take a few years to get things rebuilt but everyone has the gung-ho attitude about taking what has happened to the beautiful mississippi gulf coast and making it better than before. it breaks my heart though that a lot of the history is gone.

the grand casino which used to sit on the other side of the median which had another 2 lane road, boardwalk, & the sand beach. that casino was on the other side of all of that.

another shot of the grand and an old hotel.

a view of damaged homes on a street.

the front of the main street post office.

the biloxi port commission which is just a few years old and now the two bottom floors are completely gone.

a shot of reynoir and hwy 90.

another shot of reynoir and hwy 90.

what is left of the bombay bicycle club which is across from the beau rivage casino/resorts

i know i don't have descriptions, but its time to get dinner fixed. i'll be back later.

Sunday, September 04, 2005


just wanted to take a quick minute to let ya'll know that we are all safe. my house had very, very minor damage to it compared to others. me, the kiddos, and my mom were in tallahassee, florida when the storm hit while i had to leave mike behind to deal with the devistation. we got back on wednesday (on mikey's bday) to no power or phones. driving around is surreal. you look at things and see that it is nothing like it was before. i'm still trying to take it all in and think "this really did happen here". we got electricity at our house yesterday so we packed up our things from mom's and headed back here. now its time to try and get back to normal. i have to go back to work tomorrow and help out at the police department so our officers (many of whom lost their homes) can get paid.

sorry that this post really doesn't make much sense, but i promise that later i will post a better post and a good bit of pictures.

i also want to say thank you for all your posts, emails, and text messages i got showing your thoughts and prayers. that means SO MUCH to me, i can't even express it in words. that people who have never met me in real life care and are concerned for my family's safety. i wish you guys were all near so i can give you a big hug!!

thanks again.

lotsa, lotsa luv and hugs,