12 August 2009

Calendar Girl, Part 1

First? Tomorrow is my two-year blogiversary. I have something planned, just not tomorrow. But we'll get to that later.

Now, I promise this will be my last post where I mention BlogHer. Seriously.

You see that picture of me? Up in the banner? In addition to being asked Are you really a coal miner's granddaughter? I also heard Is that you in this picture? When was it taken?

Yes, that is me in the picture and no, that picture wasn't taken in high school. It was taken six years ago (at the ripe old age of 31) as part of a Christmas gift for the Ty-man. My friend Kristina had put together a calendar for her husband and I decided to do the same. So, I employed my friend Christian to take pictures for 11 of the 12 months (August was to be a scuba diving picture) and I planned out all the scenarios and wardrobe.

So, here you go. I share with you Ty-man's 2004 Calendar of Heather.

January. Boring as hell. Ty-man was still in the house! I had to pretend it was for my mom! Luckily, Michael was there to take him out for a man-date so that Christian and I could move on to more interesting pictures.

February. I know I'm going to find this picture on a p0rn site or something. I debated about posting it, but you know what? It's a tasteful picture and it took every ounce of bravery in me to pose for it and to be comfortable with Ty-man's family looking at it that Christmas. Whew. So there it is. No turning back.

March. Oh my God. Could I be any more of a dork? Shamrocks t-shirt! Irish Breakfast tea! Ireland travel book! Shoot me. Shoot me now.

April. Awwwww....

May. Because you know all us housewives do all day is stay at home and read smut books in the laundry room. The smell of Tide gets me all worked up!

June. With Han Solo's blaster in our downstairs theater. All kinds of movie geek awesome!

If you want to see July through December? Check back tomorrow!


A Free Man said...

Nice! What a great romantic gift idea.

Joe @ IrrationalDad said...

May and June are full of win! Great idea.

That Chick Over There said...

Sometimes it hurts that I heart you so much. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Oh my GOD, how cute are you? Seriously.

I love this calendar idea.

That One said...

What Hilly said.


Beth said...

June just cracks me up - I think he might've rather liked you in the Leia bikini, don't you think?

Great idea, though! Very cute!

sybil law said...

Love it! Esp. the May one - I know that machine was on the spin cycle. ;)
You are so damn cute - and sexy, too!

hello haha narf said...

i cannot even begin to describe how much i love this idea. and how well the photos turned out! you look wonderful. in every damn photo. (february is gorgeous. and tasteful. go you!)

Expat No. 3699 said...

I think they're all great! I'm glad you decided to post them.

metalmom said...

How pretty was February!

H, your are a romantic gal.And Gorgeous!

Ashlie- Mommycosm said...

Awww - what a great gift idea.

And I think you are very brave for posting the February pic online. You look fabulous though! (If anyone steals it and tries to do anything unethical w/it, they will have to answer to US!)

We started blogging at the same time and you left one of my first comments. Memories. Happy 2 years :)

Unknown said...

As of tomorrow, I think, my two year is a month away. That said - similar timeframes and all, I don't (and haven't EVER) look as good as you do in February.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

A Free Man - He really liked it. And I had to make sure it was something he could hang up in his office. So, it couldn't be too risque. :)

Joe - There's another version of the May pic with me peeking over the book. Hee hee!

That Chick - I love you too, hon! :)

Hilly - So cute you wanna squeeze my cheeks? NOT THOSE! :)

Tuli - Thanks, hon!

Beth - Yeah. But I didn't have one. So the blaster had to be it.

Sybil Law - OH YEAH, BABY!

Hello Haha Narf - It was so much fun and I had an awesome time planning for it!

Employee No. 3699 - Me, too!

Metal Mom - February ended up being my favorite of the 12.

MommyCosm - My blogging posse will kick some ass! Woo hoo! Hasn't it been an awesome two years? Happy blogiversary to you too, hon!

Monique said...

You are adorable!

Michael from dadcation.com said...

Um, can I have one?

Patois42 said...

I'm so sorry I missed these in real time. Thank GOD for the Internets keeping things FOREVER. Even hawt hawt hawt shots of you.

I just adore that you gave him a calendar. That's so cool. (In a totally dorky kind of way that other dorks, such as myself, think is cool.)

Narcoleptic said...

Those are some great pictures. We should all get something like this done, just because. I can't believe how adorable you looked in them.

Gypsy said...

Oh how I love this idea!! I wish I liked having my picture taken. Such great shots!

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Monique - Thanks, darlin'!

Muskrat - Yes. I've got you on the list for a 2010 calendar of Heather goodness. :)

Avitable - Wait, is "blaster" code for "Ty-man's man root?" If so, then there may be a problem...

Patois - Aw, you said I'm hawt. *Blushing*

Narcoleptic - Thanks, darlin'! I had so much fun doing the calendar and that's what I took from it. Fun.

Gypsy - Do I see a Gypsy calendar in Lancelot's future? Hmmmm....?