Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I know this makes me silly. . .

I am so completely excited about a package that was delivered VACUUM CLEANER!! YAY! I can't decided if that makes me dorky or if I have become that domesticated?!? So here she is.

Isn't she lovely!
FYI- This is NOT a product review, I was not asked to write this post.

I finally have a machine that was designed to attack the fur from all of our kitties, and that right there makes me very excited!

Thank you baby for your frequent flyer miles!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My first Sewing Machine!

I am soo very very excited about my new sewing machine! Isn't she pretty!?! I am certainly a beginner but I'm looking forward to getting into handbags. I absolutely love handbags!
So here is my first project. Far from perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it considering it is the first time I have done this. If any of you have some sewing tips, please please feel free to share them with me, I could definitely use them.
Here's to the first of many handbags! YAY!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Tribute to Grandmothers

God has called a lot of Grandmothers home. Our family, my husband's family, and our friends' family have seen a lot of loss this year.

Going Home

When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free? Miss me a little...but not too long, and not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared. Miss me...but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take and each must go alone. It's all a part of the Master's plan, a stop on the road to home. When you are lonely and sick at heart, go to the friends that we know, and bury your sorrows in doing good deeds. Miss me...but let me go.

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I love you Grandma, and you will always be in my heart.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's Game Time!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!!!

Today is the day!!! GO USA!!!! It's Game Time for the USA and Ghana game and we are pumped!!! Have you guys been watching the World Cup?? It's pretty incredible to watch this and see how the rest of the world treats this sport. In some countries, it was more important than religion. It's crazy!!! Gosh, I love this sport!
If you guys didn't see the USA goal in extra time during the game versus Algeria this past Wednesday, please watch this video from YouTube. Even if you did see the goal, this video is awesome!! I love seeing the support for the US team, it's incredible. Chris and I actually set off the house alarm screaming at the US goal...I couldn't help laughing with the security office called to see if we were okay. Least the woman found it funny!!! lol

Come on USA!!! We're pulling for you!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Strawberries, anyone??

Is there ever a bad time for chocolate covered strawberries?? I certainly can't think of one. The DH travels every week for work, so I thought that I would have a little surprise for him when he gets home tonight. And let me tell you that it is simple pimple.
Now I got this chocolate from Fresh Market, but I would think that you would be able to find it at a Whole Foods or some other fancy store like that. This 6 oz. container can easily cover one pound of strawberries.

The original plan was to do one half milk chocolate with a white chocolate drizzle and the other half vice versa. But I continued to microwave the white chocolate to get all of the lumps out, and it actually dried the container out. So a little tip is to not completely cook the white chocolate. This didn't happen with the milk chocolate, so I think it was just the white chocolate.
I so can't wait to dive into these tonight!! Yum, Yum!!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hawaii Edition

Wow, it takes a long time to get your body back on Central time from Hawaii time!!! lol Certainly not a bad problem to have, I am not complaining...

I wanted to share a few pictures of our trip, we had a fantastic time. We literally drove around the island of Oahu a couple of times, so we can say that we got to see everything. We stayed at the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village- and what a view!
Mai Tai(s) on the plane!!! How cool is that?? I like First Class!!! lolView from Balcony 1 with Diamond Head in the background.View from Balcony 2
Can't get much better than that!
Ah, this was our attempt to catch the sunrise...well, you can see how well that worked out!! lol
And of course, a luau!
Driving down H3 which cut through the island.
We had a good time just driving around and exploring the island.
Pali Lookout- was beautiful! View from 985 feet! I wasn't really prepared for how windy it was up there and how cold- my dress was blowing around a bit much for my liking. (if you catch my drift) Scary, I
The Manoa Falls was quite beautiful!
Hanauma Bay- It was our first time snorkeling and we had a blast once we got use to the equipment. Although someone forgot to put on suntan lotion and got lobster red. He had a rough trip back...
My "LOST"ie picture, don't you agree??
The Dole Plantation... No more pineapple for awhile! Oof...

Well, that's about it in a nutshell!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mr. & Mrs.

It's official! What a wonderful day and a wonderful week. We just got back into town last night from Hawaii, and we had an amazing time! Wow! But I will say, it was 18 hours of traveling yesterday and with the time change- oof, still very very tired. We came home though to our marriage license, and that was really nice to get that. It's in stone now!!! lol

Thank you all for your wonderful words of kindness, it really touched me. You guys are the best.

Here are a couple of pictures from the day. We haven't gotten back the "official" pictures, these are from the family and friends that were there sharing the say with us.
My Dad and I
The announcement...
First kiss.
It's official! He's all mine ladies, sorry! lol
And the cake, man, it was tasty! Thanks Ellen!
I don't know whether to caption that as my rockstar face, or my frightening face. lol I let you guys decide! lol

It was such a beautiful day! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. sengihnampakgigi

Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's my Wedding Day!!!

Wow!!! I can't believe it is actually here! A long 18 month engagement comes to an end today, and it blows my mind that it's today!! And in a blink of an eye it will all be over and everyone who came today will be leaving soon.

I have been pretty calm surprisingly through this. Big shocker. Really. Although I will say that I am getting a bit nervous as I write this. Not nervous in the sense of doubt, oh no, nervous in the sense that I don't do anything stupid like fall off of the altar today-- like I did yesterday, but Chris had fast hands and caught me. Just like he always does. I know those are the things that you will remember most, but it really would be nice not to have wood grain on my face in the Please keep your fingers crossed for me.

My family has come into town which has been so so wonderful. Life is just better with family around and especially my parents whom I love dearly. I just wish that I got to spend some more time with them and two o'clock in the morning the last two nights finishing favors and programs doesn't count. It was still nice amidst the tiredness.

It's going to be a beautiful day today! Weather is perfect, and there is a big smile on my face! (and a sign of relief at that)

So below is a picture of the cake. Can't wait for this cake!! Imagine it with two less layers and a sage green color instead of the blue.
God love all of my trainers, without them I would be standing up there on the altar today in a dress that is three sizes smaller than when I first started this journey. There is still some work to be done, but I'll get there. I can truly say that it has given me a new found self confidence, esteem and freedom.

Well, it's time to get the day started!! I thank you all for reading. I truly do promise that I will have more time to keep up with you guys after today!!! lol

Please keep Chris and I in your prayers today, I would very much appreciate that!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Chattanooga Aquarium

Gosh, we are getting down to about a month before the wedding, so we decided to get out for a fun adventure. Destination: Chattanooga Aquarium. We had a great time, and I thought I would share some photos!

Cute little seahorse!Pregnant male seahorse
Yeah, I was a fan of the seahorses...
And some dwarf seahorses.
Can you believe this is a seahorse?
Hello Mr. Crab...
Loved the butterfly garden!A little too close for me!
Man, Chattanooga loves their turtles! They were everywhere!
How can you not love the penguins!

Where is your favorite aquarium? and exhibit?


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