Monday, July 31, 2006

Summer vacation and Weekend fun

Wow I can't believe I am:
* one week away from being married for a year
* done with my summer job
* two weeks away from school starting again
* one week away from giving a message at church and still waiting for what to say
* waiting on a call for a full time salaried job two weeks before school would start

Just a few updates on my week last week. We had some friends over this weekend to. Our plans definitely changed due to the 105 degree heat index. We stayed inside to chat and watch the Sox game. It was fun. Hope everyone that came had fun. I was preoccupied with my husbands yellow jacket stings, the phone call on a possible job and entertaining to know if they won or not. have a great day.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Road Trip, Wedding, and quality family time

Last weekend was Adrian and my vacation. Adrian started the week by surprising me and we left a night early. This was great! It was wonderful to have another full day to hang with the parentals. We had a great time with my parents...

my dad took us to his fav...breakfast place the local B& has these wonderful pancakes. trust me if you get to Albert Lea...don't get two...settle for one. Adrian ordered two and ate half of each...Equallly yes, yes...just one pancake.

I also got to accompany my mom on her 2.5-3.0 mile walks daily. it was fun until I got blisters in between my toes. Crazy I think i need new toes were squished. just a side note...has anyone else had their feet grow in their later feet are a half size bigger. it is crazy.

We went shopping at the outlet mall. I love this place and Albert lea was having crazy days...I have to brag...Adrian and I bought a shirt, Adrian bought a polo and swim trunks at the Gap...a polo shirt at herbergers a pair of khakis for me and a tank top...for about 30 bucks, AMAZING!!!!!

had to brag...sorry. I love shopping in minnesota...there is no sales tax.

Saturday we went to the cities early to check out a LSS. which wasn't much...i should have went to the archivers but it was more out of the way. Anyway then we went to my cousins wedding. Absolutely beautiful!!! Great times with family. Lots of emotional toasts, heartfelt words from a father to a daughter and lots of laughter. I have never known an immediate family that is as close as my cousins...they are siblings that are also best friends...I am in awe sometimes at what they do for each other. I will have pics up in a few days. I haven't uploaded them. I am just a little slow.

Due to some complications and scares with the pregnacy Jeremy and Sara and the girls....stayed home from the wedding...Sara didn't want to be too far away if there was an emergency with the baby. Everything is going well...Can't wait to see if I am having a nephew or neice. no worries though I got to see them on Sunday. Sara has a little basketball and an active baby...The girls were adorable I will show pics...later
They are so big. Syd is talking alot more clear than the phone lets you in on. And Lauren, can I say hyper...holy cow. this girl bounces off the wall...but smart...she was rhyming with my mom...and let me tell you, don't take this girl on in the game MEMORY...hers is better than mine for sure. The girls stayed that night and the rest of the week with Grandma and parents i am sure are wiped out...They are a bundle of energy, those girls. It was fun to hang out with them on Monday morning while my parents did some work. Then we were off on the road again.

I remember being about an hour into our 8 hour drive and asking Adrian if we were there yet. Not a good way to start an 8 hour drive. We made it quite quickly or so that is how it goes when you fall asleep...I drove through wisconsin...looking for a DQ it was 99 degrees outside. So much for windows down and the cool breeze through the windows. Can you believe we overed the entire state of Wisconsin and didn't find a DQ until Madison. Crazy people.

When we got to Chicago we called JW and I got to drive past his new house in Portage.. He was working a long day so we didn't get to see bailey or dub...but it was cool to see his house. Can't wait to see the inside at a later date. Then we continued home and found Macy extremely excited to have us home and we were exhausted but excited to see her safe and sound. Thanks to Conrad who took care of her the entire time we were gone. Which turned into about 5 full days. Wow...sorry this got long. good thing I am not posting pictures til later. Right?

Saturday, July 08, 2006

The joys of working at an LSS

So these are some of the layouts I did for the store. It has been really fun to have a the opportunity to put things together for the store. It has also gotten me over some of my paranoia that I am not a good as the others who work there. I am ususally given the papers that i am to use and then I have to find pictures and embellishments to go with it. Some times it is really difficult. especially if I don't like the paper. So far I haven't done the paper I don't like.

Here is a LO I did of one of Adrian and my engagement pictures. It was lots of fun using the coaster and the christmas paper from senic route..not for Christmas.
I think my oldest neice looks so old in this picture...what happened to the little girl. They are too stinkin' cute in this pic. the journaling talks about how thankful I am to get pictures once a month to keep up with how they are growing and their lives. Thanks sara and mom.

This one is great. They are from the day Adrian and I celebrated Sydney's was a few days early so we could still be there...back in November. She is getting so big see the previous lo.
The following lo is a challenge I am doing at the store. Challenging people to be innovative in the way they display photos and in how many they can use. I had 19 pictures from the fourth of july that I just loved...i wanted to use all of them. So i did. 9 on the lo and 10 in the accordian book . THe journalling is going on the cover of the accordian book...I haven't finished it yet.
The next one turns out to be my favorite.

This is a challenge I did for the use photos as the backround paper. It was really fun..but kinda hard to keep fingerprints off...due to the fireworks being mainly black photos.

So there is a chance to see more of the work i can't put in my book for three month as it now hangs in the store. Come check us out at Unforgettables....memories in the making. on CR 17 between Goshen and Elkhart. ok that is my advertisement.

I am so thankful to have a second job that is doing something I love to do. So this is what it feels like to have your job be something you love to do. This feels good. I love it. Maybe someday this could be all I do. Wouldn't that rule. Have a great weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Great Fourth of july and new browsers...

jay finally got chase to go out in the water instead of just playing on the beach. It was really sweet to watch them playing together. chase was having so much fun... A funny that occured was when I asked chase who Jay was...he said my uncle Jay myers. He thought Jay's last name was the same as his. Hehe...So CUTE!!! Jay and Chase also decided to be festive and they both has red white and blue hair over the weekend. Don't worry it is just gel no permanent coloring going on.

Aren't they so cute...
Macy had a lot of fun playing in the water with Bailey...they are so good around each other...most of the time they play nice but not always. The play fetch in the lake which usually wears them out. It is great for the next day. They are so good around little kids too. It is fun to watch them to
I wish I had a way to get them to fetch drinks and things like that too.

Here are some randoms from the weekend too. Enjoy!! Euchre was great we played a few games and also got in a few games of Texas holdem' and some crazy version of blackjack one of the highlights of the weekend for me was that I knocked Adrian out in the Texas Holdem' game. He is the poker gurue...(I think that is how you spell it).

Chase also got to play with sparklers it was all fun until he tried to get one back and burnt his little fingers. OUCH!!

Thanks Christy..I switched browsers and downloaded Firefox...and I had no problem with all these pictures. It was great. You Rock

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

fun in the sun on the Fourth of July

ok well i can't seem to find anyother place to write here...I actually today accomplished a great task. I was able to upload photos from my camera for the first time at home and burn a cd....crazy huh? I am becoming a master at this...ok well not quite that quickly. well this weekend we spent time at the lake, with the myers, I helped gretchen paint at their loft and I spent some quality time with an old friend catching up on stuff. oh yeah and some quality R&R...what every holiday is for.
It is so great after we spend a day even at the lake. Macy lays around the next day and sleeps all day. You can get so much done when your dog isn't getting in to misjiff. well here are a few...blogger won't let me post any more. so i will try later. maybe on a second post. But we had a great time catching up with friends, watching fireworks in the water...floating in the middle of the lake, eating great food, swimming, playing poker and euchre, and of coarse laying out...whenever the sun appeared for more than 5 seconds. well that is all for now.. i am ready for a nap in the sun. Later

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having problems so I am redoing some things and trying to get a new blog template. I think i deleted something I wasn't suppose to. I have been having tons of problems. Does anyone know. can you transfer your previous posts and your archives over if you change your template?