Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Um, ok. Somehow I misread #4 in the post below. Not only did I misread it, but I retyped it and continued to proceed with my incorrect understanding. I was going to simply edit it, but then I figured it was so stupid of me that it deserved a proper correction. Let's try this again:

4. What would I choose as my last meal? Filet Mignon cooked by my dad, mac n' cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potato casserole, green beans, red velvet cake, homemade donuts and a pineapple.

Definitely NOT left overs. Who am I?!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TAG, You're it!

I actually like getting to know more about people through the blogosphere and had fun reading Aubrey's (Btw, I can't believe how young we were when we met!) facts and answers to questions, so now it's my turn! Here we go: 

First Things First, The Rules:
  • You must post the rules.
  • Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
  • Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
  • Tag eleven people and link them on your post
  • Let them know you've tagged them!

Eleven Fun Facts About Me:
1.  I love Michael Jackson. And I mean LOVE. When he sings, I cry.
2.  I've lived in 14 different houses - from birth to where I am now. 
3.  Usually answering "I'm Australian," I'm actually just English. Not too many great great greats away, my relatives are from England and my dad got to visit our family's estate a few summer's ago. 
4.  I have 4 less teeth than most all people. I never got my 12 year molars. It's really easy for me to floss in the back! 
5.  Michael and I are coming up on celebrating 5 years of marriage! I got married my last year in college and loved it!   
6.  The only movie I've ever cried in was The Notebook.
7.  I drive a an SUV.  Gone are the days of the mustang!
8.  I speak Spanish. Well, I can speak it.
9.  Dancing is the most therapeutic thing for me. I love me some hip hop.
10. I love the color pink. Which is perfect because...
11. I have the cutest, most wonderful baby girl in the whole world - Carmen Isabelle! She loves to smile at people and it simply melts your heart. 

Aubrey's Questions For Me to Answer:
  1. What's your favorite color? Oops, I kind of said that already...Pink.
  2. What's your favorite thing about your husband / significant other? His striking good looks. :)
  3. Do you have / want children? How many? Yes, 1! See #11 above, or practically anywhere else on this blog.
  4. What would you choose as your last meal? From my fridge, I choose leftovers. Cheese Tortellini. 
  5. What's your favorite bible verse, if you read the bible? Hmm, that's hard honestly! I would have to say I'm a fan of the whole book of Ephesians because we just went through it for over a year at our church.
  6. Where is one place you'd like to visit before you die? Greece
  7. Which room of your house is your favorite and why? I love them all, but  the nursery
  8. What's your favorite day of the week and why? Friday, because Saturday is the next day and I could sleep in. That was before baby. Now all mornings are the same.
  9. Which store can you never go in without buying something? Ah! Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn, Gymboree, Dunkin Donuts.
  10. What is your favorite physical quality about yourself? Emotional quality? Physical - my hair? Emotional - I love to make people happy which therefore makes me happy.
  11. If you could be any animal, what would you choose? A lion. 
People I've tagged: (And broke the rules because I didn't do 11)

My Questions for you:
1.  Where were you born?
2.  What the best meal you've ever made?
3.  Where did you honeymoon?
4.  If you were a Disney princess who would you be?
5.  What is your favorite blog to follow? Link to it. 
6.  Pick a fav: Thai Food or Mexican Food?
7.  What's more embarrassing to have happen: walk around with toilet paper stuck to your shoe (or coming out of your shirt in my case!!!) or fly down?
8.  How old were you when you got your first cell phone?
9. What is your drink of choice at Starbucks?
10.  Favorite song on the radio right now?
11. What is keeping you from selling your house and moving next door to me for life???

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I found this picture as I was going through images from some of my past weddings. Here I am, working the wedding while nice and pregnant. I was about 5.5 months here. There aren't too many prego pictures of myself, besides the ones we took of the growing belly, so it's always funny for me to see a shot like this. I remember being really thirsty that whole day.

In other news, Baby C checked out well at her 4 month doctor's visit. She dropped back down in the 80 something percentile instead of the 97th (at 2 months) weighing in at 16lbs 11oz and 25.5 inches long. She's my sweet, growing girl. She's mostly in 6 month size clothing due to the length. Why oh why, do the brands not make sizes run bigger? It's pretty tricky to try and buy clothes ahead of time. Be careful of that new moms!

She's still blue eyed, cheerful and so pretty in pink!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Photo Shoot with MMP

Here are some of my favorite pictures from our photo shoot with Marcy May Photography. Marcy did a fantastic job! I am so thankful for her, she is super talented. We took these photos on the morning of Michael's 27th birthday when Carmen was 2.5 months old. It was so fun to have our first "family of 3" photo shoot.  

Friday, January 6, 2012

My Heart

One of my best friends took some fabulous pictures of Carmen a few weeks ago. If you've been on facebook recently and seen my profile, they are all over the place. She put this quote under a picture and it seriously speaks to my feelings: 
"Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." ~ Elizabeth Stone 

Totally my heart. Except right now my heart is still kind of laying around or sitting in a Bumbo. Happy 4 Months little Sugar Bunny!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Eat More Chicken

Recognize that slogan? Yes indeed, that is Chick-fil-A: Michael's new employer. We are so excited for this awesome opportunity! After lots of prayer and thinking and planning, Michael made the decision to switch jobs towards the end of this past year. Doors opened up and it has been clear that this is where he should be right now. It's kind of funny to us that we didn't think of this before. We LOVE Chick-fil-A! We love everything about the store and could eat there twice a day (which we've done before). Michael chose Chick-fil-A for his birthday dinner a couple years back - that's how much he loves it. We are happy to integrate the company into our daily life and hope that this is the beginning of something wonderful and fulfilling for Michael and our family! Eat more chicken.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Proud Moment

I've gotten a bit overwhelmed with my wedding business since I was about 9 months pregnant. Life changes, goals change, my passions change, you know how it goes. I really want to simply be home and enjoy my baby and not worry about working. I can't do that every day. At times it feels like I'm back in school with deadlines and tests hanging over my head. I'm blessed to be able to work from home, but if you give a moose a muffin...

Anyhow, you have GOT to check out this wedding video made by Aaron Watson Photography. It's one of my favorite weddings that we've done. I don't take any credit for these beautiful photos or the cool videography, but it's amazing to see over a years worth of my hard work put into an 11 minute clip. I can tell you what I was doing at every exact minute of that wedding to ensure that it was gorgeous and flawless. It was a lot of work, but this visual representation makes me so proud! It reminds me why I love doing what I do. Beauty mixing with celebrating God's design and bringing loved ones together.

Check it out:
Kyle and Regan's Wedding

Canvas Art

I loooove these! I'm a little behind the band wagon, but canvas art is so cool! I got a great deal on these three from watching Good Morning America sometime ago before Christmas. They look good in so many places in our house but I decided to dress up a hallway wall until we decide what to do with the play area/office. Carmen is so stinkin' beautiful in that middle picture. Thankfully, I don't have much money to spare or else I'd be ordering canvas prints every time I take a picture I like.