Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Surviving the Wedding

We survived an it was great! Everything went off without a hitch. I will post pics when I get some. Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

2 days

.....until the wedding and I need sock yarn and a bottle of wine........ My momma told me that this would be the most stressful week, the week before the wedding is drama filled.

My momma was admitted to the hospital Tuesday; She was released yesterday. It's a long story but she had to have a blood transfusion and she has to see a specialist next Thursday.

I'm trying hard not to stress, but that already got me going, so now it's time to calm down and try to enjoy this time.

Hope everyone has a great weekend...I know I will.

Monday, August 24, 2009

For My Hunny

'You Are my Heaven' Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway

An angel whispered to me when I woke this morning
That I would find heaven by my side
And there were you angel, heaven in the morning
Playing in my arms and in my life

And I reached this decision, I love you my religion
That is in my soul and in my heart
No one could ever change my mind, oh, no
‘Cause I got you here right by my side

You are my love (You are my love)
You are my heaven
You are my love
Make me sing la di da

You are my love (You are my love)
You are my heaven
Darling, I, oh
I won’t let them take you away
(Won’t let them take you away)

If angels whispered to you early every morning
It’s really something wonderful and rare
I get up in the morning feeling that forever
I have all your love and all your care

If someone tries to tells that I do not love you
Tell them they must be out of their mind
I ain’t gonna let them change my mind, oh, no
‘Cause I got you here right by my side

You are my love (You are my love)
You are my heaven
You are my love
Make me sing la di da

You are my love (You are my love)
You are my heaven
Darling, I, oh
I won’t let them take
Darling, I, oh
I won’t let them take
Darling, I, oh
I won’t let them take you away
(Won’t let them take you away)

You are my love (You are my love)
You are my heaven
You are my love
Make me sing la di da

You are my love (You are my love)
You are my heaven
Darling, I, oh
I won’t let them take you away
(Won’t let them take)

You are my love (You are my love)
You are my heaven
You are my love
Make me sing la di da

You are my love (You are my love)
You are my heaven
Darling, I, oh
I won’t let them take you away
I won’t let them take you

You are my love (You are my love)
You are my heaven
You are my love (You are my love)
Make me sing la di da

You are my love (You are my love)
You are my heaven

Love You Babe!!! 5 Days to go!
(Yes I've turned into a total sap for the week before my wedding...but its ok)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

So Out Of The Loop

So I'm getting hitched in less than two weeks and I have been neglecting my blog because I've been sooo very very busy.

I've got my dress, my shoes, his ring, and his shoes. We are still waiting on his suit and shirt to come in, he had both custom made.

There has been some drama but mainly everyone has managed to stay on their best behavior. There are lots of stories that I have to tell and will be happy to recount them for you a after the wedding is done.

Overall I'm in a good mood, I'm happy to be marrying the man I love more than anything else!

I will get back to regular posting once I become a Mrs. and get back to a normal schedule.

I hope everyone is doing well!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Knitting but no pictures

I haven't posted any pictures lately so next post I will post picks of the socks I finished for my Hunny and the market bag I finished. I started knitting on a sock on Saturday. I'm working on the waterfall rib sock from the sensational knitted socks book. They are fast and I'm almost done with the leg which is quick for me. I'm using bernat sox yarn in wooded denim colorway. It's not the best sock yarn but it was cheap and I'm paying for a wedding so expensive sock yarn will have to wait. It's not horrible but it's acrylic and Im use to knitting socks in superwash woo blend,which I prefer. But right now Im just greatful to be able to buy any yarn and to have something to keep my stress level down. The closer this wedding gets I totally understand why people elope.......TOTALLY UNDERSTAND!!! But it's all good, I won't let it get to me, and when It does I just go some where and knit.

Friday, May 29, 2009

It's My Birthday

First and foremost I want to give all honor, praise and thanks to God for allowing me another year on earth. Without his mercy, grace and unceasing love I would be nothing. I am so excited and feel so loved on my birthday. I have been blessed to be surrounded by wonderful family and friends and am greatful for all of them being in my life. Thankyou Jesus for all you've done for me and continue to do. I hope everyone has a happy and blessed Friday.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Wedding update

A few posts back I put up two pics of wedung shoes that I was looking at, while I was at the apple store gettig my computer fixed I decided to look around at some other stores. One of the shoe places had the shoes I wanted and the bonus is that they were on sale. I looooooooooove them!

So so far we have these things done for the wedding: Dress, My shoes,Cememony and reception site,Invitations bought, Invitation list, Both of our rings and Flowers. Things that still need to be done: His suit (but we already know where he is getting it from and the cost), His shoes, Decision on which wedding cake and My vei.l So so far so good, still trying to keep it simple, and not be stressed. Hope everyone is having a good Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Questions about Etsy

I've been thinking up some designs for some summer accessories and I'm still in the planning stages but I've got some rough ideas and I'm thinking of opening an Etsy store. I look on Etsy constantly, but have yet to buy anything off the site, so let me know if you've had any experiences with Etsy (good or bad) and what you're take on how the site functions is. Your opinions are much appreciated.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wedding Dress

I'm am sooo excited people, I got my wedding dress last week and it is absolutely lovely. I am looking for veils and because my dress is simple, I think I want a mantilla veil. If you haven't seen one of these, just do a quick google search. They are beautiful lace edged veils that are exquisite. It will add just enough decoration and sparkle to my dress.

On the knitting front, I am still working on the second alpaca sox, I thought it would be to hot to finish it soon...but I forgot that I live in Michigan where it snows in April at least once every year. The first sock came out beautiful and I keep getting complements on it, I'm on the foot of the second sock so it should be done soon. I'm contemplating starting a February Lady Sweater..I've never done a sweater before but this seems to be an easy one (check out the designers blog flintknits )

Also, I'm finally getting my degree, Grad School is officially over. I finished my requirements last November but due to some shuffling of paper, I wasn't able to register to graduate until this semester. I am soooo glad to be done, but apparently I'm a perpetual student because I've already started looking at Ph.D programs. The University of Michigan Ann Arbor has a joint program in Political Science and Public Policy that is looking pretty good....we will see. For now I'm taking a break and focusing on getting married and chillin' out for the summer.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Sheep Art

This is great!


Have a great weekend!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Happy Friday!

I am soooo glad today is Friday, I just found out that my local Micheal's now carries Lion Brand Sock-Ease and I am soooo excited because now I can make a socks for under $8. Sock yarn that makes 2 socks for under $8 is crazytalk. I will be promptly leaving work and headed straight there so I can cast on some spring socks for myself.

On the Wedding front, lots to do, weddings are a lot of work and can be a lot of headache if you let them. I refuse to let my wedding be a headache. My hunny would rather just go to the justice of the peace and get it over already and spend the money on something else and I totally agree, but I am an only child and want my family to be there. So to compromise we are keeping it small, the ceremony will be open to everyone, but the reception will be family and really close friends only.

I hope everyone has a great weekend wherever you maybe!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wedding Shoes

So far I've come across two shoes online that are real contenders for my big day:



I like them both a lot, but I think I'm leaning more towards the first pair....we will see. I love high heels and sparkly ones make it that much better. I like classic and simple. I've already found my dress and I think it will be perfect, I won't post a pic of the dress until the wedding day...it's a surprise. The big day is August 29 so lots of planning to do.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Alpaca Sox

My newest project are alpaca socks for my fiancée. I've made him one pair of socks before, but they aren't the same size, opsy! I made them when I first started knitting socks and they are not my best work. But I bought the book Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch and I think I am on the right path now. I am loving knitting with the Classic Elite Alpaca Sox yarn, I thought at first it would be to fluffy, but it knits up fine. My Hunny has size 13 wide feet, so these socks might take a minute to make. I will post a review on the book in another post, but so far I like it slot.
In other news I've been trying to get the wedding in order. We want it to be a simple ceremony and not alot of hullabullu. The focus for us is on the marriage and not the wedding day so we are not trying to go broke over it at all.
I hope everything is going well for you where ever you might be!

Friday, January 23, 2009

It's so nice....

...to be at a place where you know you are truely loved and that no matter what comes your way, everything is alright. I had an experience last night that usually would have sent me into a worry fit, but I brushed it off like it was no big deal....because it is no big deal. Once you accept the worse that can happen, moving on and doing something to change the outcome is a lot easier and a lot less stressful. Also having someone on your team, in your corner helps to make everything that much easier. I'm feeling fine and I'm going to go buy yarn today which make everything better. Thank you Jesus for another day.

hope everyone has a great friday!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration Day 2009

This is the day we have been waiting for, take stock and be hopeful for a new day and a new way!
President and First Lady Obama!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Quick Post

so, I've finished 1 book and am on to book number two already. I read "The Knitting Circle'"by Ann Hood, I'll give a more indepth review of this book later, it was good, but if your depressed you might want to wait to read it is all I got to say for now.

On the worrying front I've been reading "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" by Dale Carnegie. I'm only on chapter 2 but so far so good, this is part of my trying to now worry (see the last post). i'm trying to be pro-active about accomplishing my goals and not lazy about anything in 2009.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Monday, January 5, 2009

A New Year: A New Beginning

Hi Everybody,

First I'd like to say thank you all for the congrats on the engagement.

Second, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Third, 2009 is the time for a new beginning, I thank God that he has allowed me to be able to see 2009 and I plan on spending it doing the things which I know are right, these things include, but are not limited to:

a. Not Worrying...there is no point in worrying about things that I can not change, and really no point in worrying about the things I can change...BECAUSE I CAN CHANGE THEM!
1. this is a hard one for me, i am a champion worrier...even though I know God is in control, I wanna help...which defeats the whole purpose..believe me, i know. (Jesus take the wheel on this one)
2. I have a wedding to plan, and while my fiance would be happy just going to the court house and eloping, the one thing i promised my momma in life is that i wouldn't elope(i'm an only child), but you better believe We are NOT going into debt over this thing...I'm seriously thinking about just getting married and having an open house/ b-b-q type thing at the house.

b. Not being so lazy. This is the year to get my tail in gear and not sleep my life away. You only get on life, time to take advantage of it for all that it is worth

c. Volunteering more time...I have the time to give....but I haven't (see b)

d. Getting in shape and getting my health right. I haven't been to a gym since 2004 and i don't exercise at home. I need to get in shape so I can be healthy. I also need to stop eating fast food crap and eat right all the time..not just some of the time.

e. Being better about the things I have to to vs. the things I want to do. I am somewhat of a dreamer. Staying firmly planted in reality is my fiance's department. But I know I need to do better when it comes to the things that just have to get done. (Admitting you have a problem is the first step) :-)

and so, in stead of making resolutions, that I will fail at, I try to make realistic goals that I can achieve and that will help me be better and allow me to be able to help anybody else who needs helping along the way.

Hope everyone had a good break (if you had one) and that you make the most of everyday!