Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My Family has Photos!

I have some family photos to share today!! (O:
If you know anything about my husband, you probably know that he detests having his picture taken...it is like pulling teeth to get him to agree to them, and to get him to smile is even worse....and you can probably also guess that this shutterbug (me), loves family photos and pictures of our ever-changing lives.  So you can just imagine my excitement when Jason actually ASKED if we could get some family photos taken!!  I was just about speechless!  I called a local friend up Right Away and set it up for this past weekend.  Part of the deal was that all she had to do was snap them; I would edit them.  Emilia was a little less than cooperative, but I'm so happy with how they turned out!  Enjoy! (O:


The rest of the photos can be viewed here.  (O:

My sparkle is back!

A few weeks ago, I realized one of the stones on my wedding band was cracked...like *really* cracked.  You know it's bad when you can see the crack with a naked eye.  I was pretty bummed because I knew I hadn't kept up with my 6-month check ups and this meant I would have to pay for the repair.  I used to go in for my check up's Religiously; I even had reminders on my phone!  But, since moving to Herrick, I kept forgetting to bring the paperwork when we would go back for visits....and over a year has gone by since my last inspection.  The beauty of smaller diamonds is smaller fees to fix/replace them.  I got out of there relatively inexpensively, so that I was happy!
If you knew me back when I first got engaged/married, you know how much I L.O.V.E. my wedding set!  It is exactly what I would have picked and it is the perfect ring for me.  When J and I first talked about getting married, I put together a photo collage of pictures of my favorite styles.  I wanted him to "pick" my ring, but I wanted to make sure to steer him in the right direction...such a control freak, he should have known then... haha!  He ended up finding one even better than I could have hoped for!  Lucky for YOU, I carry around about 4 different flash drives at all times (PSY-CHO) sooo, I can actually post the picture Jason sent me way back when!  He found this design all on his own, from Tiffany's, of all places!  Obviously, we couldn't afford their prices, so we took this picture to Jared and had it custom made at a fraction of the price.  I always love a good bargain! (O:

I apologize for the grainy and weirdly sized photo...it's old.  (O:  Anyway, this is basically what my wedding set looks like.  I love the flat, bezelled engagement ring and I LOVE the zig-zag diamonds on the band.  Someone once told me they reminded them of polka dots, which is even more reason to love them!  Oh, how I love polka dots! (O:

So, anyway, this was just a silly little post because I was so excited to finally have my wedding ring repaired and back where it belongs.  Funny how this little ol' thing made me feel out of place for a couple weeks.  It might not be the biggest or best there is, but to me, it is perfect.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Ch- Ch- Ch- Changes...

I'm sorry in advance to the complete lack of information you are about to take in.  Personally, I really *hate* when people make posts saying there are "Big Things Coming", but don't tell you anything at all.  Why bother??  Well, here is why I'm bothering-- I Know you are my friends and that you care for me.  I also know that if I ask you to cover me and my family in your prayers, you will do so- even if you have no idea what's going on.

To release any possible worries- everything is OK.  No one is sick, or injured, or anything like that.  We are praying through some things right now and some big plans are getting ready to be put in motion.  We are SO excited for what God has planned for our family.  I want to shout it all out to you, but I can't.  All in due time, I promise.  That being said, I also know that Satan is lurking, waiting to pounce on us.  We all know the truth that Satan is always looking for a way to bring you down when you're on the cusp of doing something great for God.  It is my earnest prayer, and I ask you to pray this as well, that God will keep Satan FAR from us.  We need God to guard our hearts against any negativity or roadblocks.  We need to be filled with the Holy Spirit and find comfort in His encouragement every moment of the day.

Again, I am so very sorry for being "that guy"...  Like I said, I'm only doing it because I know you, my friends, will lift us in your prayers and we definitely need it right now.  Thank you for being awesome prayer warriors and thank you for being the kind of friends I can turn to and KNOW you will pray.  I love you friends. (O: