Sunday, January 31, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Valentine Memories 2009

Last year Justin asked me to attend the NEBC Valentine's Banquet with him. Were weren't courting yet, so I never posted the pics. Well, I thought since we are going again this year (the 5th of Feb), that you all might enjoy seeing last years pictures too!

And yes, I will be posting this year's pictures next week!!

My photography was just starting to bud at this time! (this shot wasn't very good though!)

I curled my hair for the banquet... I probably will NEVER do that again! I have very very very thick hair!

Jen and Rachel showing off their lovely gowns!

Align Center
Dan B. He was a good sport and took some pics for me.

Kendra and Priscilla

After the meal, devotions, special music and skit we have picture takin' time!!!

I love this pic! Jared is checkin out the drapes (lol) and Rob looks lost!!

Tabbie and I. Tabbie's parents are missionaries in Europe.

Melissa and Aaron, engaged to be married this spring!

Jim and Priscilla, engaged to be married this summer!

Bekah and Troy, married last spring, they also just had their first child!

Justin and I, courting since March 2009! :)

The first of many bouquets from my SweetHeart

I also got a card from Justin...

With this inside. :)

So, I am very excited about this Friday!! I found a very nice royal blue dress, and will only offer one pic of it, since it is to be a surprise to "Someone", and he reads my blog.

God Bless,

Friday, January 29, 2010

Gratitude Award

Thanks to Rachel and to Katie Marie for this award!

The Lemonade Stand Award is awarded for being a blogger who shows great attitude and gratitude.

There are just a few rules for accepting this wonderful award:

- Put the Lemonade logo on your blog or within your post.
- Nominate at least 10 blogs with great attitude or gratitude.
- Link the nominees within your post.
- Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
- Share the love and link to the person from whom you received this award.

And the prestigious Lemonade Stand Award goes to:



Sarah and Mrs. Covey


God Bless, Rebecca!!

Snow Moments

The first fluffy bit of white and Katey gets ready!!

Of course it is a bit hard to get all of that gear on!

Tada! All ready!! :)

My brother Collin shoveling... apparently the sunshine made him itchy for warmer weather...hence the shorts

The snow started melting within 30 minutes

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

sigh... it is tough to be a photographer in this world. Down right dangerous job!! All these people who aren't particularly thrilled about having their picture taken often take desperate measures.

Ha! He missed me!
Get back to work my brother!!

side note here.... these are just a few flowers from a lovely bouquet that Justin gave me this week. I tried to be clever and photograph them in the snow, I think it adds a nice touch, don't you?

God bless,

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I made donuts for Stephanie on Saturday (the 23rd) as an early Birthday gift!

Homemade glaze too!!

Katty-Kat (Katelyn) was excited!!


Today (January 24th her b-day) we had a party for Stephanie to celebrate her 11th Birthday!

Daddy putting candles on the cake.

Someone REALLY likes that card...and the $20 that was in the card!!
Our grandparents gave that to her.

In the back... Cousins Elisabeth and Sarah, my Mom, my Grandpa and my Uncle Roger

Justin also came since it was our Sunday for a visit...

I gave Stephie Lindt Truffles

Mom and Dad bought her this lovely doll!

Katty-Kat and Grandma are ready for cake!

The cake!!!

Make a wish!

Now you may be wondering why this picture is here...the 24th is Justin's Birthday too!!!!
We actually surprised him, as he wasn't expecting us to light candles and sing for him too!

He turned 21 this year!!!
We think it is quite interesting that he and Stephie share the same day for their birthdays! There is actually another little boy in our church who was also born on the 24th, same age as Stephie and born in the same hospital!!

I guess January 24th is a popular day!!

Knowing how much Justin loves to read (he has at least 100 books!) my parents bought him a Dave Ramsey book. YAY!!
Not only does he love to read, but he is financially savvy. This is book is also a benefit to us as a couple. I get to read it next!!

I gave Justin my present and he was STUNNED.
I was delighted by his reaction, he was actually speechless for a few minutes!!

Looks like a simple ordinary mug...right???
(unfortunately my cousin cut off my Honey's head when she snapped the pic)

It is not a "simple Mug" by any means!!

This is the front of the mug...

The left side...
All of these pictures I took at a oriental tea shop.

And the right side...
I saw these at and realized for my mug-loving Sweetheart, there was no better gift!!
Now he can go back to the dorms and drink that homemade Hot Cocoa I made for him in style!!

I also gave Justin a glass mug, it looks like an antique "Coca Cola" glass. In this picture I am putting wrapping tissue in the cup to protect it.

Justin and I with our cake and Ice cream!!

Stephie and her new doll!!

God Bless,