:: Last Night ::

:: I gathered a whole bunch of good girls at my house and we sat around chattin' and making cards to fill all of our card boxes for the next few months - Thanks all for coming out I had a wonderful time visiting with y'all! :::: Here are my designs from the night :: :: I finished 18 cards in total, not bad for a few hours work! ::
:: I decided to make some mini brownie cupcakes and some lemon squeeze cupcakes for the event. They turned out great and went quick - I love baking! (& apparently so does Jacob as he was grabbing the cupcakes off the plate during the photoshoot)::

:: Thanks again gals - y'all are so fun! ::

:: Request from A S A Q D ::

:: Per the bellow request ...

" this isn't a question so much as a request! now that you've told us how you and paul met- can we see a wedding photo sometime?! "

...here are pictures of our beautiful wedding. Because we were united in marriage before the digital revolution I had to dig these out of the crawl space and scan them in ::

:: It was a great flashback to our amazing wedding day and a fabulous kick in the butt to get loosing the baby weight that I gained by not having a baby (ha!) ::

* Wedding Day Stats *

September 21, 2002

Paul was 25

I was 21

Ceremony @ Christian Life Assembly in Langley

Reception @ Northview Golf & Country Club in Surrey

Photo's by Yaletown Wedding Gallery

* The song I walked down the isle to is still by far my favorite song, as far as isle walks go! It's called Highlands Cathedral by Amy Grant. Click on the link below then under her picture it says "listen to samples" click on that and it's number five. When the song climaxes (near the end of the sample) that is when the doors opened and my Dad & I started down the isle.
This was at 10:14 am (aprox) and it was the first time Paul saw me.
It was my most favorite memory of the day!


:: A S A Q D ::

:: Okay in an attempt to spice up this day (it's very blah here in Vanc. today) I've decided to do something I've never done before. Ready for it? Here it comes...::

:: Here are the rules ::

No. 1 - There are no rules.
No. 2 - Ask me whatever you want.
No. 3 - If you have never posted a comment on here, now is your chance.
No. 4 - You can post your question anonymously if you are too shy to have your name attached to it.
No. 5 - Again, there are no rules.
No. 6 - Have fun!

* * *

:: Edited to add answers ::

Q: What kind of camera would you buy if money were no object?
A: I would buy two, one for my purse so that I always have a quality camera within reach and then I would buy a bigger one for photo shoots and deliberate shots.

This would be my purse one:

And I would like a Canon like this one or the Nikon equivalent:

Q: What is your favorite beauty product?

A: Yikes, this is a hard one...I have a few things that I absolutely love ::

* Lip gloss, doesn't really matter how cheap or expensive as long as it's clear and shiny it's all good

* Mascara, I really like mascara....don't wear it every day but it is a favorite and I have used this one forever:

* Self Tanner, I want to look good when I get old so I use self tanner instead of the natural sun (most of the time!* Sun-In, I don't "dye" my hair but I do use a form of peroxide in it called Sun-In. It works like a charm and I pay $8.00 for a bottle and the bottle lasts me the whole year through

Q: What decorating style are you?

A: I don't know? I would say I'm have quite a mix of styles...I like fresh clean lines, but on the more traditional side of clean...not modern. I wouldn't say that I have a "style" I just like what I like. It sometimes changes but pretty much stays the same.

I have always loved white, all white, white, white, white. If I lived by myself with no kids or boys for that matter I would have white everywhere. It's just not practical for my life right now.

I don't like wood, most of my items in my house if they are wood they are painted...I know someone is turning over in their grave but natural wood is just not my style. I do have bits and pieces of it here and there for contrast (& Paul's) sake :)

Q: How did you meet your husband, tell us your 'story'

A: Here is a synopsis of our relationship thus far, it's a fairly loaded question, so it may be a post all to itself:

We met in April 1999 @ bible study

I liked him immediately, for him not so much

Started dating July 18 1999

First kiss 5 nights after we started dating

He told me he loved me 10 days after we started dating, I waited to tell him I loved him until we had been dating for 3 months (I know I'm a jerk!)

We got engaged on March 30th 2002

Married on September 21 2002

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up? (As a child, then as a teen?)

A: A Policewoman or a Nurse - they still remain the same, I have variables in my life that are not conducive to doing either

Q: What's your favourite outfit?

A: Anything that is in a size 8 - kidding, no, no I'm not kidding....I would just be happy to be a size 8 again.

Q: Can you pick a favourite movie?

A: That's easy, "Hope Floats".

Q: What do you like on your popcorn?

A: Butter & Salt - I'm French ya know!

Q: How do you take your coffee?

A: Black, my other lover is coffee.

Q: What's your favourite snack food at Starbucks?

A: I don't really have one, I always get the fruit 'n grain bar because it's nutritionally the best thing for me, but typically I just get an 1/2 caf americano extra hot

Q: What is the hardest part of your day?

A: I don't think I have a "hardest part" of my day, it just depends on what I have planned for my day. But typically what I find to be the most difficult on an ongoing basis is getting myself ready as well as everyone else in the house. I'm always last on the list.

Q: If you could go away for one day, where would you go? and what would you do?

A: Charter a plane to Hawaii with Paul & I and spend 12 hours there playing in the sun & surf, watch the sunset from a lanai while we are enjoying dinner, then head back home. 6 hours there + 12 hours enjoying Hawaii and then 6 hours home = perfect day!

Q: If you had 15 dollars to spend, what would you do with it?

A: I would go to Michael's to buy a set of fondant cutters that I saw the other day then take the other $10 and walk to Starbucks with my boys tonight and buy us each a coffee and share a treat

Q: Favourite scent?

A: Anything tropical ~ Coconut or Satsuma (that is currently what I am wearing) or Peony body spray by Bath & Bodyworks

Q: Best time saving tip?

A: Life is too short to be un-organized- I want to be organized so I can enjoy what I'm doing for the rest of the day (that is my motto when Paul says I'm micro managing/organizing our life @ midnight).

A: Do your make-up in the car - if you are ever looking for my make-up at my house you will never find it. It is always in my car. I have never had a car accident while doing my make-up, they have all been caused by other factors ;)

Q: What would your ideal date be with Paul?

A: A night downtown Vancouver, dinner out, a hotel room, Granville island for a picnic lunch and walking around the sea wall.

Q: What is your favourite item of clothing in your closet right now?

A: My little black linen & cotton two button shrug that I got for $14-

Q: Do you have a mentor or someone of inspiration for life?

A: I have lots of influential people in my life that I draw different things from. I have a wonderful resource of family & friends that when called upon will mentor and support me.

Q: Biggest fear?

A: Throwing up.

Q: Favorite food?
A: This is a really hard one, but I do love a wonderful Grilled Chicken Salad (Milestones has a great one)

Q: Favorite recipe?

A: It depends what I'm making


Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip


Classy Chicken


Social Apple Betty or Pavlova or . . . I love making desserts!

Q: If you could go on a missions trip anywhere, where would you go?

A: Ooohh this is a loaded question

1) I would return to Albania and travel through Macedonia to Kosovo again

2) I would LOVE to go to Israel...that is a dream of mine to do with my boys when they are old enough

Q: Biggest regret? (this one may be too personal, so no worries if you don't want to answer)

A: I really can't think of any regrets, not worth mentioning at least ("I wish I wouldn't have had that brownie last night" - that is a regret of mine).

I asked Paul and he said, "I don't think you have any specific regrets do you?" and honestly, I don't. I have taken everything I have been dealt and everything that I have chosen to do and turned it to being a positive in my life.

I think I came out of the womb knowing what I wanted and how I wanted it. I'm pretty sure of what is good for me and what I'm going to regret. So I don't take the chance on doing something that I might regret.

Q: What are you most proud of?

A: My trust in the Lord

Q: What does the word "family" mean to you?

A: It is everything to me


:: May Long Weekend ::

:: Over the weekend we . . .

:: Drove by fabulous farms set against a sky of blue :: :: Jacob took time out of the morning routine to sit back and read (wish I had too) :: :: Enjoyed time out to take a swing :::: Went shopping then stopped at the beach to have a picnic ::

:: Enjoyed wonderful company ::

:: Watched baby touch the ocean for the first time ::

:: And love every minute of it (unlike his older brother who stayed in the stroller the whole time) ::
:: Stared up at the beautiful sun-lit sky ::
:: Took time to take in all of God's fabulous creations ::

:: I hope your weekend was half as great as mine, then I know you too had a great time ::

:: I'm still fighting off this stupid cold and have been living through drugs but I didn't let that hold me down! ::

:: Right Now... ::

:: I am . . .

* Enjoying a childless night (they are sleeping soundly in their beds)

* Watching "Dancing with the Stars" finale

* Folding laundry

* Listening to Paul pick through the bag of candy
(obviously he doesn't like all of candies in the bag)

* Playing with Picasa

* Blogging all of my nothing-ness

. . . I will be back with pictures from our weekend. My shoulders have almost recovered from my burn {bad Shawna, I know, I know} but it was so enjoyable to be in the sun and feel the warmth of it so close ::

:: Stay tuned y'all ::
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