Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My Grandma, Anneliese

Yesterday was my grandma's birthday! My aunt Margie collected some old photos and had my grandma look through them and made notes on what they were. She then put them in a scrapbook. The book is currently with me as I try to make scans/copies of each page so that each member of the family can have these amazing images and memories to keep! Trying to find a scanner that will scan the 12x12 book is proving itself a problem so I think I will try to

photograph the pages and see how that goes. If anyone knows of a scanning solution, let me know! And happy Birthday Grandma!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

presidents day date!

So, we didn't make out for Valentines, but we made it out for Presidents Day! Andrew planned a perfect date!
First Stop - Nara! This place is a little gem. I could eat there everyday. We stopped in for their sushi happy hour! $3.00 rolls and like no one was there...and it is sooooo good.

Next stop was to the movie theatre on the Plaza! Andrew took me to see He's just not that into you in the VIP lounge. It was pretty swank! And the food was really good, we just had some southwest eggrolls! yummy!
And our last stop was to McCormick and Schmick's for dessert! We had the "Chocolate Bag"! It is infamous and we must be the last of our friends who have not eaten one! Let me just say, it totally lived up to the hype.
This is the chocolate bag. It is sculpted out of semi-sweet chocolate and filled half way with a white chocolate mouse. It is filled the rest of the way with fresh fruit and the plate was drizzled with Raspberry puree! uh, yeah!
it was okay

Needless to say, but I will, my husband is a stud and I love him very much, he is my favorite. Thanks Lover you are really cute!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Guest Bedroom...and target.

If I could re-decorate everyday, I would. I love pieces that will last and that can be used for muliple things. So, I happened across the ITSO cubes at Target one day. Oh my gosh. I have fallen in love. I can find a use for these in every room of my house. (Which is really only 4, so it isn't that big of a deal!) Anyway, here is a link to see more itso at Target! And here is an image of my guest bedroom with 2 itso cubes and a canvas drawer!

Have a great day!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

More Painting w/ Light

I got a call from Sesha this week and she told me that she had seen my painting with light images. So she told me about this guy. M::R::I Light Painting and she told me about this link to Toxel..com. It is sick! So after checking out the examples, you should follow the links! It makes me want to go out tonight and take some photos!! whoo hoo. hope you have been inspired too!
Love to you all!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

30 hour famine

So every other year our youth group does 30 Hour Famine. It is a World Vision program that raises awareness and money to help put an end to the 26,000 kids who die everyday from hunger related causes. Last time we did this, in 2007, we raised 5,000 as a group of 30. I am trying to do my part to raise money this year as I ask the students to. So if you want to take part in 30 Hour Famine with me you can click here and make an online donation to the cause!! thanks so much!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Today's Big Thing

So a few days ago I found out about Today's Big Thing. I have checked it everyday since. It is a nice little break from my day. Maybe check it out here! The day this links to is the one where a kid just got out of surgery. It made me laugh a little!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Book Art and patience

Andrew and I just got some boxes of encyclopedias from Scott (Andrew's Dad). I was wondering what I could make out of them and I ran across this stuff! WOW! It is beautiful, I would love to give my hand a try at it, but this for sure would take some patience...What do you think. the artist here is Brian Dettmer. Check out more here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Get ready!

I have a couple thing that I want to tell you about!

So I will start today and post continuously for the next few days!

Andrwe and I went to Springfield Last weekend and visited some friends. More specifically we went for the Red Velvet Art store opening. It was full of beautiful people and beautiful art, and yummy cupcakes!!
We stayed with David and Misty Potter and they are so sweet and took us out to Ocean Zen, which is the greatest place to eat everywhere. I had the Garlic and Herb Grilled Portabello Mushroom Napoleon! OH MY GOSH!! It was super amazing!

While I was there I ran into a friend of mine Janae Hardy. Used to be Janae Short. I took her senior photos quite a few years ago, and as far as I can remember, I think she was the first one that I ever took. We talked a little bit and she said something about her photos. Turns out she has been taking photos for quite a long time and her stuff is awesome! So check out her blog here, and keep checking it from the link on the side.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


*Photo of Kaylie and Moriah at Elephant Rocks

It has been brought to my attention, once again, that friendships and community are of utmost importance in our lives. Take the time to find out how your friends really are doing! In this, I have also realized how much I love my friends. And as it has been said...Love conquers all.

that is all I have today, as it has been an overwhelming morning.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

25 Random things finally caught up with me.

1. I have a degree in Photography...so I think that people who get a digital camera and then think they are professional drive me crazy. There is a lot more to it than pushing a button. (there are exceptions for people who actually try to learn)
2. I do this alot when I am typing "..." I guess I don't think I ever finish a thought.
3. I love the beach more than anyplace ever. esp. Panama City Beach. I just dream about it...but I don't really want to live there, cause I may not appreciate it so much.
4. I want to be a trend-setter, but I am always a step behind.
5. I love movies and television. I can find something good about almost any movie. But I hated the following movies; SuperBad, Me Myself and Irene, Heart-break kid (with Ben Stiller)...and I love Willow, Vegas Vecation, Kill Bill 1 and 2, and Breakin and Electric Boogaloo. Ahhh, I feel relief admiting that.
6. I want to be a rock star.
7. I never wanted to have kids till I married Andrew and realized that it would be a cryin shame if a kid didn't get to have Andrew as a daddy.
8. one of my biggest wants and fears are combined. I really want to have kids, but I am desperately fearful that my life will become completley about my kids and everything else will suffer...I know, it will be fine, but I fear it.
9. I will always have to watch my weight...or I will get HUGE. But I love food and Cooking. (esp. good food)
10. I love the way nail polish looks, but I hate the way it feels on my finger nails.
11. I don't care for animals...except for fish. they are cute.
12. If I sleep past 9:30pm, I am most likely sick.
13. I love re-decorating and re-arranging furniture. I could change my house once a month if I could.
14. I tell my students at church that I love them, and I actully do. I spend days worrying about them and hoping that they are making wise decisions.
15. I have this pretty awesome dance I do around my house where I just pop out my hip to the right and sort of bob it, like a 3 year old might do...my arms are in different places depending on how I feel.
16. I secretly believe that Andrew and I have the best relationship of anyone ever. Andrew was engaged to someone he was with for 3 years and I dated someone for 4 years and we believe that made all the difference in the world as to the way we treat each other. Andrew and I never fight.
17. I HATE fat straws. like the kind that comes with bubble tea, or at Panera with your frozen drinks. I don't just hate them, I look at them and I get physically mad, like when someone puts them into my drink I want to slap my drink off the counter...It is soooo totally weird, but thank God, it is the only thing in my life that I have that reaction to.
18. I think I am really funny, but I always tell Andrew that I am a situational comic, like I would be great on a sitcom. Haaa haa.
19. I love to miss-match my clothes and make it look just off enough that it looks cool.
20. I have the back of 90 year old woman who fell down the stairs.
21. Andrew Told me he loved me after he proposed and my engagement was only 5 months long. It would have been shorter, but out of respect for 2 other friends who were getting married, we waited 2 months longer.
22. I love having people living our house with us and I love love, love having people over. Entertaining in my home makes me so happy. I am a firm believer in community.
23. I love my nephew more than everyone else on the planet except for Andrew. And sometimes I cry because I miss him so much.
24. I love pop music, and I love the disney channel...but I also love rock, indi, folk, regge, punk, rap and all other music...but I don't really love country, or like it.
25. I hope that when I die people say that I lived a life that was a good example of the way the Lord would have us live.