Monday, August 31, 2009

another wedding weekend

well, another weekend here and gone, with another wedding...and it's the last day of August!? where has the time gone...

this past weekend was our good friends Dustin & Laurel's wedding. Josh has known Dustin since high school, and technically i've known Laurel since before i was born...(her dad married my parents and have been friends for 30ish years). we were honored to be asked to sing at their wedding their choice: "Won't Stop" by One Republic. it went very well, we received lots of compliments on how good it was. Josh also played the 25 minute prelude and other random bits before the official start of the ceremony.

the wedding was beautiful, the weather was beautiful, the food was delicious, and we all had a great time. i'm so happy for our wonderful friends!

laurel and dustin were married by laurel's dad, Pastor Mike

Josh & i performing our song

um, my awesome shoes.

Mr & Mrs Clark's first dance!

Josh and i

kristen, kt, and me

one more wedding to go (Sept 12) then this wedding-crazy summer is over!

Monday, August 24, 2009

birthday mother!!

today is my beautiful, wonderful mother's birthday!

she is an amazing woman - so loving, caring, crazy, funny, strong, with a beautiful personality and heart. i am so blessed to have such a mother that cares for me, loves me, is concerned for me, prays for me, and has fun with me.

she loves making me do crazy things...

thank you, mother - for being so wonderful. i couldn't ask for a better mum!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


i've been in a major funk lately. i'm not sure when it started, but for the past couple months i've just felt very unsatisfied when it comes to my career and hobbies. i feel like i should be doing MORE with the skills that i have, even if that doesn't reach to "career" (at the moment) and is fulfilled through "hobbies." i need to do more that involves interior design, but i don't know how. blah, anyway, that's what's been going on with me lately.

yesterday night i was able to fandangle my way into singing at church on one of my off weeks (i'm not able to sing on my normal 4th and 5th also, Josh is playing electric guitar, so that was another reason i wanted to get on this week. this is the first time we've been in the same worship band at church, so i'm pretty excited. also, Bri moved Josh to be in a different spot...placing him right next to me. during our sound check i think i got a little giddy, messed up some words, and maybe frustrated Brian a little...but i think i got over it pretty quick. i love watching Josh play because he's SO TALENTED! i'm really looking forward to Sunday.

my parents have had some friends from England and their two kids staying with them all week. tonight we're having a little get together at my parent's house with some family and friends that know the family.

but really, i'm just glad it's FRIDAY! co-worker Bethany is off today, hopefully i won't be too bored or lonely without her!

tomorrow: kayaking with some of my skank's: KC and Stace!

Friday, August 7, 2009

yes, i do suck.

at keeping up on blog posts, that is!
i have "exciting" things happening to me, that interest me...but i'm sure they won't interest you, poor readers.

oh well, here it goes:

Saturday we celebrated Nicole & Matt's upcoming wedding with her bridal shower at the Sloppy Duck. it was a lot of fun, yummy food, and my mum seemed to know EVERYONE there. just so happens that she graduated high school with Matt's mum so they are all pretty good friends.

Matt's mum, Nicole, and her mum

KT shows off the cuppies in our favorite cuppie-showing-off way

Nicole & her maid of honor, cousin Jen

the happy couple!

Stace and her big camera.

KT, Kristen, Staci, and I took KT's parents convertible and drove around the peninsula after the shower. stace brought her big camera...and craziness ensued. first, we helped push a car out of a sand pit, then we danced in the lake, then we got some us-being-awkward pictures...

Sunday was my parents 29th wedding anniversary. they are such a crazy couple! they invited Josh and I to The Cove [the "seafood capital" of Erie, according to Josh :)] for dinner and we had a fun time eating, laughing, and venturing around the dock with them.

Mum & Dad at the dock

Josh & I

well, there's a picture-weekend-update a week late. oh well.

Monday, August 3, 2009

birthday girl!

today is the final SKANK birthday. Katie turns 25 today!!

Katie became my neighbor when i moved to Harborcreek, and noticing our similarities in clumsiness, dorky-ness, creativity, and playing stupid games, we became instant friends. it's also because of her i know all the SKANK's!! thanks kt for befriending me in my nerdiest of days.

ha. we're still nerds.