Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, our beautiful grandmother Betty Jane went to be with Jesus. we are happy she is no longer in pain, though sad because we miss her greatly. she was an amazing woman of God, and through her prayer and petition, helped lead my whole family to Christ. we will forever love her, think of her, and miss her, until we can see her again.
viewings are tomorrow (Tuesday) 2-5 and 7-9 at Dusckas Martin Funeral Home, 4216 Sterrettania Road, in Erie, PA. service is 10am on Wednesday at Grace Church. you can read her obituary here.
Friday, June 12, 2009
KRISTEN from and then i found $5 !!!
(no, this was not rigged! actually, my co-worker "clicked" the button on www.random.org which came up with the number designated for Kristen's entry, #25)
Kristen is debating between the salt & pepper set and the simplicity vase.
thanks everyone for entering! hopefully i'll be able to do another giveaway soon!!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
on Friday when we heard the news about my gramma, the whole idea of a "diet" didn't matter to me anymore. i've just been thinking, who cares in times like these? my gramma actually noticed that i lost weight, told me i looked great, and that i shouldn't lose anymore. she's sweet :) she's still hanging in there, don't know how much longer that will be though.
i would definitely reccomend Making the Cut for anyone who can be at least 85% serious on sticking to a diet. i'm looking forward to trying some of the other recipes in the book, and i think bethany and i will continue on many of the breakfasts and some lunch and dinner recipes as well. we will probably also continue the plan of eating every 4 hours (and try not to eat any more after dinner) and a 3pm snack (we enjoy our snack time).
anyway, it was worth the $9.00 from Target! now i just need to use the 30-day shred video more consistently!
here's my weight graph from when i started, May 12th, until today...
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Saturday was pretty rough - i went to sing at church at 3pm but found out around 4pm that my Gramma was asking for me (probably since she was seeing all her other granddaughters that day except me), so my awesome brother-in-law told me i could go be with them (i also had a breakdown during practice and was having a really hard time singing anyway). it was so nice having all the family there (my cousins came up from pittsburgh with their mum), and we listened to music for a powerpoint of pictures of my Gramma.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
i just found out this amazing news today - Maleno Development has been chosen for ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition in ERIE, PA!! they will have one week to build a house for a worthy family starting June 25 and ending July 1. also awesome news - Grace Church is a sponsoring partner and rachel (www.puremotif.com) is doing pictures for Maleno as the project gets underway! this is so exciting and amazing!
you can follow their progress or sign up to help here: malenoextremehome.com
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
a few weeks ago, Jamie from All Modern asked me if i would like to host a giveaway on my blog that they would sponsor. of course (in my mind) i answered "HECK YES!" i have always wanted to do a giveaway! it's taken me a while to sort through their (huge and awesome) site and find something that i think you, my readers, would love to win. i've picked four (super) awesome things from one vendor (MENU) that the winner can pick from. each item is up to a $40.00 value.
All Modern has a great selection of modern furniture, home accessories, eco-friendly bedding, wall art, lighting, and other decor items from brands like Knoll, Herman Miller, Alessi and Blomus. obviously - they have Knoll (and similar awesome design companies), so i was immediately in love with their site.
here are the items the winner gets to choose from:
Pernille Vea Mini Magma Stone Set
Henriette Melchiorsen Fine Salt and Pepper Set
Christian Bjorn Lighthouse Hurricane Lamp
Pil Bredahl Simplicity Vase
i thought all of these items were unique, modern, and something i would personally want to win!
MENU was established in 1979 by Simon Hansen as Danish Steel House. The company specialized in steel products for the catering industry. Nine years later, the company’s famous Irish coffee set was developed by Bjarne Hansen and instantly became an international sales success. Today Menu is known for it's innovative and stylish modern accessories.
information via allmodern.com
to enter this giveaway, all you need to do is comment on this post* telling me the item you would pick from the four options. you'll get an extra entry if you tweet this giveaway (if you do, leave your twitter username in the comment box - unless i already follow you!). a winner will be chosen at random when the giveaway closes, which will be Friday, June 12, 2009 at 10:00am. i'll try to get the winner up on Friday, but if not, definitely by Monday, June 15.
thanks and good luck!
**note: this giveaway is available to US residents only. i'm sorry that i didn't mention it before (slipped my mind!) and i apologize if you have already commented or tweeted this and are not a US resident.
Monday, June 1, 2009
- josh and i had a date night at TGI Friday's. we also started watching the movie "The Hustler"
- saturday i photographed a baby shower and made cuppies with stace & kristen for katie's bridal shower (sunday)
- josh and i played pool with mikey j, his brother todd, and our friends dustin & laurel. we also finished "The Hustler" (movie about pool). i think i became a semi-pro player after josh's tutelage!
- sunday was an awesome service at church, katie's super fun and beautiful bridal shower, and a volunteer appreciation DESSERT at church. so yummy.
- josh has been getting into the series FRINGE lately (well, he has all the episodes and we've been watching them). pretty good...though i cringe a lot watching them. i was hiding my head in his shoulder several times last night.
- baby shower pics
- cuppie pics
- katie's shower pics
- AND AN AWESOME GIVEAWAY thanks to allmodern.com