Thursday, December 25, 2008

An Image for Today - Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!!

Image by: The Mother

Another fun picture from our road trip to Frankenmuth of Gran-ma with the giant ornament!

Have a very Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Blue and Gold Wedding - The Dress

Her dress was gorgeous as you can see in the pictures below with a beautiful waist and bow of crystals!

{sorry about the short, no detail post...but its been such a long day! Sadly I may or may not have briefly fallen asleep in the lab for a brief momentto the sounds of instrument pumps lulling my eyes closed}

An Image for Today - Thursday

Oh Sweet Baby...

Image By: Jennifer Photography

Nephew Calendula with his mama! How precious is this picture?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blue and Gold Wedding - The Church

Way to go jessica lynn of tying the knot! You guessed correctly. The wedding was held at the University of Notre Dame.

The blue and gold theme meant gold invitations to a ceremony at none other that the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Notre Dame's campus!

Here are some pictures from the inside of this beautiful church! Could you imagine being a member of this church?

And here is the wonderful couple exchanging their vows!

This was obviously they're dream location for their nuptials. Where is/was your dream location? How did you find it? Why do you love that place?

Oh why the hell not

A little survey so that you can all get to know me a little more...

I know its alot to look through. Here are a few of interest - #9, 13, 24, 29, 51, 88, 89, 93. Enjoy!

Here's the rule: Bold the things you've done & post on your blog!

1. Started your own blog - are you reading this on the blogs of many people that haven't?

2. Slept under the stars - I love to be out in the wilderness

3. Played in a band - ummm does a 2nd grade recorder recital count?

4. Visited Hawaii - no but I will one day...

5. Watched a meteor shower - Yes, but it wasn't a very active one

6. Given more than you can afford to charity - Are you kidding me? We are in student loan debt up to our ears and its rising! But you give what you have at the time and worry about where its coming from later

7. Been to Disneyland - I have not been to the Land, but the World variety was fantastic and I say it counts

8. Climbed a mountain - Yes the Appalachian Mountains {they're not the tallest, but they are mountains!}

9. Held a praying mantis - most definitely, I remember raising them in grade school

10. Sang a solo - nope, not that talented

11. Bungee jumped - oh heck no!

12. Visited Paris - oh some day I'll make Husband take me there!

13. Watched a lightning storm at sea - not only a thunderstorm...we watched a hurricane on our honeymoon, while our cruise was running away from it!

14. Taught yourself an art from scratch - it how I learn everything I know

15. Adopted a child - no

16. Had food poisoning - nope

17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty - negative

18. Grown your own vegetables - I have a decent sized garden in my back yard

19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France - some day

20. Slept on an overnight train - I can't say that I've ever been on a train, which is strange considering my in-laws

21. Had a pillow fight - like in the movies? No

22. Hitch hiked - not a chance

23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill - who hasn't?

24. Built a snow fort - I was {ok am} such a tomboy when I'm not all dressed up

25. Held a lamb - no, but I've petted one

26. Gone skinny dipping- ummm, hot tub

27. Run a Marathon - maybe I'll try the mini at some point...I do love running

28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice - someday

29. Seen a total eclipse - yes, when was it? Sixth grade?

30. Watched a sunrise or sunset - of course

31. Hit a home run - I don't play baseball/softball. Not a chance!

32. Been on a cruise - most relaxing vacation ever

33. Seen Niagara Falls in person - someday

34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors - NO!! I would love to make that trip!

35. Seen an Amish community - lived near one. I have a friend that grew up Amish

36. Taught yourself a new language - not so good at it

37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied - hello! student loans!

38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person - seriously...I promised one day I will go to Europe ok?

39. Gone rock climbing - no, but I think it would be fun

40. Seen Michelangelo’s David - oh come on!!

41. Sung karaoke - yes, but it was forced

42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt - that's another trip I must make

43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant - no

44. Visited Africa - oh someday

45. Walked on a beach by moonlight

46. Been transported in an ambulance - no thank God!

47. Had your portrait painted - no, but I know who I want to paint one

48. Gone deep sea fishing

49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person - again, someday

50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris - grrr...someday!

51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling - yes. I know its shocking, but I did get in the water and stuck my mask in, then Husband floated me around...its a close as I'll ever get!

52. Kissed in the rain - I love the rain!

53. Played in the mud - I was always muddy as a child {thank you Derek for being my partner in crime!}

54. Gone to a drive-in theater - yep, one of the last ones left

55. Been in a movie - I can't say that I have

56. Visited the Great Wall of China - Grr

57. Started a business

58. Taken a martial arts class

59. Visited Russia - Grr

60. Served at a soup kitchen

61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies - I was never a Girl Scout

62. Gone whale watching - I will when we visit Alaska someday

63. Got flowers for no reason - thank you Husband

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma - yeah and 2 hours later I learned I don't bleed well

65. Gone sky diving - never!

66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp - May be weird, but I reeeally want to. I thought the Holocaust Museum in DC was amazing

67. Bounced a check - do I write checks anymore?

68. Flown in a helicopter - that could be fun

69. Saved a favorite childhood toy - one...I'm a pack rat

70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial - twice. I love museums and Washington DC

71. Eaten Caviar - gross

72. Pieced a quilt

73. Stood in Times Square - another trip to make

74. Toured the Everglades

75. Been fired from a job - yep I was 16 and they didn't believe me that I had hives

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London - grr

77. Broken a bone - no, but I've chipped one

78. Been on a speeding motorcycle - no thank you

79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person - its on the list

80. Published a book

81. Visited the Vatican - Grrr

82. Bought a brand new car - yes after my college car was stolen

83. Walked in Jerusalem - Grr That would be amazing

84. Had your picture in the newspaper - yep, for an art award

85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year's Eve

86. Visited the White House - I have seen the outside and that's about as close as I'll ever get

87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating - no, the food industry does that for me

88. Had chickenpox - are you kidding they tried to kill me!

89. Saved someone’s life - yes, and failed to save another in a 16 person single car accident. We drove up on changed my life

90. Sat on a jury - no, I probably will never be called again either

91. Met someone famous - not that lucky

92. Joined a book club - I'm in one right now

93. Lost a loved one - Bill and Justin you are still in my heart

94. Had a baby - on the list of things to do in the near future

95. Seen the Alamo in person

96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake

97. Been involved in a law suit

98. Owned a cell phone

99. Been stung by a bee

An Image for Today - Wednesday

The Leaves May Fall...

Image by: Rebekah Westover Photography

As we officially move on into winter {with freezing rain in all its glory}, I found this gorgeous picture by Rebekah Westover and instantly fell in love with it! I have a love for all things fall, especially leaves and fall colors! I remember the leaves falling from the canopy and playing in leaf piles that seemed to reached the sky...

What is your favorite time of the year? What makes it so special for you?

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Blue and Gold Wedding - The Proposal

Every step of this wedding had a theme...Blue and Gold. Even the proposal!

It all started here, at the grotto -

They shared some prayers, lit some candles, and he proposed!

The wedding was not far from the grotto so Husband and I saw it while we were walking around looking at the sites! {Oh and freezing!}

And here is another picture from our own wondering around...

Can you guess the location and were the theme comes from yet? What are some other themes that you have seen in recent weddings?

Another very well executed and gorgeous theme can be seen at tying the knot by jessica lynn with their beautiful monogram!

An Image for Today - Tueday

A Dinosaur and an ADD Husband...

Image By: Jennifer Photography

This is what happens when you have an ADD Husband and to much time with nothing to do. After the Blue and Gold Wedding, while waiting in the hotel lobby for the reception to begin, Husband declares he's bored! I told him to watch the basketball game that was on in the lobby with little luck...IU vs. Kentucky {not the most riveting game!}

This is a problem. When Husband gets bored he starts entertaining himself by picking on none other than me! You have to be prepared for this at all times lest you face the full impact of his restless boredom.

Luckily...{and I have no idea why} we had this little Dinosaur figure with us.

Image By: Jennifer Photography

The poor little guy bravely withstood the wave of boredom until we were ushered up to the ballroom and other things to play with {anything sitting on the table}.

It really is like entertaining a little kid...except he's an adult and should be able to behave. Alas, I love him and he keeps my life interesting.

Do your husbands {kids} get bored too? What do you do when boredom strikes and you are stuck waiting some where, with nothing to do? What do you always take with you to keep them occupied?

Monday, December 15, 2008

On the Road to a Blue and Gold Wedding

We were happy to a beautiful wedding this weekend! {Even though it had a definitive Blue and Gold theme} Can you guess where the ceremony was held {hint: take a look at the photo below!}? Kudos and mentioned in this blog to the first person to guess correctly!

This week I will introduce you to two of our good friends and their amazing and beautiful wedding!

An Image for Today - Monday

Stick a bow on it...

Image By: Jennifer Photography

A wonderful image from Christmas last year. Top off the night with one of the best gifts of all...playing games all night long with the best friends!

Oh the wonderful things I get away with snapping pictures of!

It is one of our favorite traditions...after a day full of family and gifts we head over to the best friend's Grandma's and eat more, open more gifts, and play games until our tummies hurt from laughing too hard. Its hard not to laugh when you play a draw four wild on Grandma and she calls you a 'Dumb Poo" or the hysterical 'Nasty Soul'!

What are your favorite family events during the holidays? Are there games with shouting and laughing or is it a quiet night together?

Friday, December 12, 2008

An Image for Today - Friday

Look at Me!! I'm pretty...

Image By: Jennifer Photography

Hello Little Puppy! I believe this is her first appearance on my blog. {wow I'm a bad puppy mama}. She loves to sit pretty for the camera...its like she nows that she is adorable.

I was really excited about this picture because her blue eye came out blue! Between the Fluffy one and the Little one, we usually come out with 3 red eyes and one brown. And I just love her and the color red together!

Are there any other puppy parents out there? What tricks do you use to get them to pose for the camera? How do you show off their colors and their eyes?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Smellin' up the place

{just a small, tiny rant...}

Come on girls! The perfume is a little strong!

And I have serious opinions about these matters...YOU ARE AT THE GYM!!! Who are you trying to impress? And thank you for hopping on the treadmill right next to mine. I was really having to good of a run for my own good. I was happy for the break that I had to take in order to take my rescue inhaler, really!

Oh and thank you for giving me dirty looks while I was struggling to breath and my air way was getting smaller and helped so much.

Now that I got that out there...seriously people, you may think that you smell great even thought your sweating, but its a health hazard. Some people are allergic to what you wear and/or could have serious reactions to it while they're trying to work.

So please girls...lets keep it a friendly environment.

What do you think about people who put on the smelly stuff for the gym? Or get all done up for that matter? How do you let them know that its a problem and not come across as 'that person'?

An Image for Today - Wednesday

Oh the crazyness...

Image by: The Mother

Yes...I did go shopping on black Friday. Thank you so much to Mother to taking and sending this wonderful picture...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

An Image for Today - Tuesday

There's Giants some where!...

Image by: The Mother

Those are some giant Christmas bulbs we just found lying around.

I love road trips! This weekend the Women made a trip up to Frankenmuth, Michigan. We visited the little shoppes and went to one of the most wonderful places... Bronner's!

Bronner's CHRlSTmas wonderland is 7 acres of Christmas goodness 364 days a year!

It has been a girl thing ever since I was little. Every year the girls get in the car and drive up there. We shop. We eat. We laugh and have some fun.

This is just one of our many traditions, now what want to here from you! What are some of your traditions for this holiday season? what are some of your favorite childhood memories?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

An Image for Today...

Huskies laying by an open fire...

Image by: Jennifer Photography

Ok, the holiday is over and I'm getting back to blogging!

Where do your furry children like to curl up during the Christmas season? Do they like the snow?

How was your thanksgiving? Did you go out shopping on Black Friday? Have you put up your Christmas decorations yet?

I had a great time shopping and am ready for Christmas now!

I have started putting out decorations and can't wait to get our tree! I will have to wait a little longer though...Husband has to travel this week and we love to decorate our tree together {not to mention it helps that he can put on the Angel without a step ladder!}

Isn't Fluffy Puppy adorable curled up in front of the fire? It is his favorite spot when its cold outside...who would of thought the husky with all of his fur loves to roast himself until he's panting.

Little Puppy doesn't so much like the heat, but loves to take big brother's spot! which reminds me...I need to take an updated picture of our stocking since we brought home Little Puppy.

Where do your furry little ones like to curl up during the Christmas season? Do they love the snow?