50 Things About Me

1) Favorite hobby?
Taking Photos... that's not really odd though... maybe my coin collection. I have this weird thing with coins I guess I'm a numismatist in a way, when I get a quarter from 1981, or 1965 I won't spend it. I search for wheat pennies, and I have various coins in my possession that I actually value.

2) How do you feel about your ex?
Made me a stronger person... I still love him for that, but we could never make it together. We went through a lot together, I grew up A LOT because of him.

3) Do you own guns?

4) What flavor do you add to your drink at sonic?
cherry. Although I don't really get drinks at sonic, I've tried a few but never been all that impressed. I like my cherry coke what can I say.

5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
not anymore, I have various medical issues and have had some pretty big blows in my time. Now it's pretty much same ole same ole, levels are a little high need to get those down, and lose some weight. Neither of which I've been able to do successfully.

6) What do you think of hot dogs?
they are pretty yummy

7) Favorite Christmas song?
lordy, I like so many... I love Christmas Songs... dorky I know....

8) What do you perfer to drink in the mornings?

9) Can you do push ups?
ummmm like 5

10) Can you do a chin up?
nope... not even one... I have NO upper body strength...

11) What is your favorite piece of jewelry?
My gauged earrings that I can't wear anymore cause my ears have closed up

12) Do you like blue cheese?
ummm not even a little bit...

13) Ever been in a car wreck?
yes once with my HS boyfriend, Once with Josh, and one of my own

14) Do you have ADD?
I think so sometimes.... oh shiny!

15) What's one trait that you hate about yourself?
I'm not organized and it really bothers me... but I'm not disciplined enough to fix it which also really bothers me.... Wes calls me a walking contradiction

16) Middle name?
Lea... said like Lee, not Leah

17) Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
I really wish there was breakfast food in the house, I'm pretty hungry, I've got to get this office clean before Mel shows up! Nothing like procrastination!

18) Name 3 things you bought yesterday?
what day was yesterday? Sunday (I did this survey lastnight which was Monday)... Ummmmm I paid for my lunch.... well I paid for the change it was $2.13 Wes paid the $2 and I paid the $0.13 and I got our breakfast yesterday but Wes paid the tip... and ummmmmm I think that was all I purchased yesterday...

19) Name 3 drinks you regularly drink?
Water, Sweet Tea, Coke

20) Current worry?
oh lord only one... I'm a total worry wart

21) Current hate right now?

23) How did you bring in the New Year?
Sleeping!!! So I brought it in, in my bed, next to the man, 3 kitties, and 6 dogs I love most...

24) Where would you like to be right now?
in Alaska with my Aunt Caroline

25) Name three people who will complete this?
Heather maybe, Brett hopefully (since I can't get to know him in person yet), Other Random People

26) Do you own slippers?
noppers, just a pair or chewed reefs for around the house

27) What shirt are you wearing?
my orange long tshirt and green and white polka dot undershirt

28) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
LOL, ummmm no... they are slippery... we tried to sleep on them but the sheets and pillows kept falling off the bed... it was really rather funny...

29) Can you whistle?

31) Would you be a pirate?
OMG in a heartbeat!!!!!

32) What songs do you sing in the shower?
I do not sing... under any circumstances... I don't like breaking glass, and I can't carry a tun in a 5 gallon bucket

33) Favorite girl's name?

34) Favorite boy's name?
Cameron for some strange reason I like it but I'd never name my son that...

35) What's in your pocket?

36) Last thing that made you laugh?
Syd trying to see bobby

37) Best bed sheets as a child?
OMG rainbow bright!!!!!

38) Worst injury you've ever had?
my ankle! damn PA... and Linds wonder's why I don't want to come back! I'm scared of what other freak unexplainable thing will happen to me next!

39) Do you love where you live?
I love that I live close to family.... I do however, wish our house were in riverside, and much older with hardwood floors... and a maid

40) How many TVs do you have in your house?

41) Who is your loudest friend?
holy cow Tiffany can laugh soooo loud people across restaurants can her her... I love that girl

42) How many dogs do you have?

43) Does someone have a crush on you?
oooooh I hope so!!!!

45) What is your favorite book?
Freaky Friday... no honestly it's my fav book... P.S.

I love you is up there with the favs, as well as anything Nora Roberts!!!

46) What is your favorite candy?
Rollos LOL

47) Favorite Sports Team?
Go Gators!

48) What song do you want played at your funeral?
hmmmm that's an awesome question.... spirit in the sky is a must... but the DCTalk version!!!! and Party like it's 1999 by Prince!!!!

49) What were you doing 12 AM last night?

50) What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
nothing, my mind is usually blank when I first wake up...


Fashion... for the Home...

I met Liz earlier this year when she contracted me to do some sensual shots for her soon to be hubby! Tara and I went out to her house and had a blast... Since then Liz and I have kept in contact, we talk about our Wii triumphs, weight loss, wedding stuff... just about everything under the sun. Well recently Liz has decided to go into business for herself doing interior design! (which as some of you might know, when I was in HS I wanted to be an Architect and have many years of drafting under my belt and also took some interior design classes in college... I wanted to be one of those too, LOL)

Last week Liz and I got together for breakfast (barely!!!) and a quick photo shoot.

Here are Liz' favs from the shoot.... and be sure to check her out Home Fashions By: Liz

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Jenny's All Wet

So... We had the best time trashing Jenny's wedding dress... actually we didn't do all that much damage to it, it was pretty dirty already, if anything all the rain cleaned it up! LOL

Choosing fav's from this session was NOT easy! There are so many funny and awesome shots! Here are a few favs...

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Look for the "out takes" in the slideshow!! It was buggy out and Jenny was a great sport!!! She even rescued me from the rain!! And I can't forget Christy who hates bugs more than anything she held the umbrella for me while we shot in the rain!!!! AWESOME girls!!!


Oh How True It Is....


We Wanted A Pool But Settled For Rain

Yep, the plans were to head to the Dr's Lake estate that I use from time to time, but due to some minor complications we were unable to use that location. SO I took Jenny to where I grew up... good ole Granniema's place! We had just gotten into everything Jenny was getting super comfortable, Christy ran from the gnats that were attacking her... and sure enough DOWNPOUR!!!! UGH, Grandma had even brought out the tractor for us to use! booooooo rain...

We still got some fun shots of Jenny all wet, which was the plan in the first place :)

If only everyone knew what was on the other side of this fence, if anyone has been there with me or knows where I grew up... ya'll know that Jenny is feet from...... (dramatic dum, dum dummmm) Dead People..... lol
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I love this shot....
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And as many of you know, if you read the blog or follow along on myspace, I'm in the middle of a revamp, logo, blog, photo signature etc etc... This revamp includes how look at my photo editing, what techiniques I use what I want to showcase... I tried a little something new here, well not new but out of the norm for me... and I frankly love it!!!!

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Cutest Proposal Ever!

Earlier today I posted a sneak peak of sorts about Bethany and Andrew's engagement... Well she wrote me today with a secondary song choice for their slideshow since I couldn't find the first one and iTunes isn't exactly the most friendly software to use when it comes to making mp3's... Anyway here are more of their photos followed by their engagement story, and a slideshow...

Be sure to read this... I'm giving Bethany the address to this post so she can read all the comments from my readers :)

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The Proposal Story
On our last night of Summer Staff at Windy Gap, a Young Life camp in North Carolina, Andrew proposed. I knew it was probably going to happen sometime this summer but knew that it would definitely not happen at camp, which was what I was secretly hoping for. I specifically remember telling a handful of people how amazing it would be if that happened at Windy Gap, but knew that he didn’t have a ring or had no way of getting one while we were there so I wasn’t expecting it. He started planning it during the first of four weeks we spent volunteering together there. He called his parents the end of week two and they shipped the ring to camp, he called my dad for permission the end of week three, and worked out all the details throughout the whole month.

Saturday night, June 21st, after all the campers left we had an all camp meeting. He showed up late for it in the nicest clothes he brought with him. I thought that was strange and when I asked he said it was the only clean outfit he had left, which made sense. During the meeting he said that we should go for a walk up the hill, the one where we would hang out and talk every day, so we could have some quality time together before the night got crazy. I thought that was a little strange as well, because we hadn’t been told the plans for the night yet so I wondered how he knew that it would be okay for us to go off on our own and that we weren’t doing something else. I started to get suspicious when he was so persistent that I find a place to put my backpack down. After the fourth time he asked me to put my bag down I gave in and walked towards the leader’s lounge, which was where all of our bags and blankets and pillows were being stored for the night. Once I got there, I saw Laura and Kelsey, two of my dear friends from this month, and told them I thought something was up and they played it off so well. I walked away feeling so silly, like, “what if it doesn’t happen and I see them again in ten minutes, this was no big deal we really did just go on the hill and talk and I got bent out of shape for nothing. I’m going to feel like such an idiot…”

So after my wonderful friends managed not to blow it, I came back outside and met Andrew at the bottom of the hill. I was expecting it to happen then, so when we got up the hill and really did just walk around and sit and talk for a few minutes I was a little disappointed. I told him that he got my hopes up because he was acting funny and I thought he was going to propose. He was so calm cool and collected and said he could see how I would think that, he was sorry that I was disappointed, but that he really did just want to talk for a few minutes by ourselves before we hung out with the group for the night. After we were on the hill for about ten minutes (looking back I remember he looked at his watch an awful lot) we walked back down to meet everyone. I kept thinking about how silly it was for me to think he would propose then, especially since I knew he didn’t have a ring or any way of getting one (He got me good).

So, In the center of camp there is a small lake with an island in the middle of it that extends from the snack shop porch. The plan for the night was to meet there at the snack shop and get free drinks and food and just enjoy each other and have a little party. So as we are walking through camp I was wondering where everyone was and why it was so quiet, and when we got closer to the island I saw a few of our friends holding tiki torches and candles around the lake close to the stairs we were using. Then I heard Ryan Long, the musical guest for the month, singing and thought he was doing some sort of special concert for us and we were late for it. Our friend Tyler was closest to us while we were walking by and I asked him what was going on and he had the hugest smile on his face and said absolutely nothing. Andrew immediately pulled me away from him so we could keep walking towards the island. A few seconds later I saw all of our summer staff friends with tiki torches and candles spread across the entire lake. It hit me when we actually started to walk on the island and I realized what song Ryan was playing, it’s a beautiful love song called Changing Me that he wrote for his wife. It was all so wonderful and so perfect! It all happened so fast from there. When we got on the island he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him and of course I said yes! He slipped the ring on my finger and then all of our great new friends rushed over to congratulate us. The fact that Ryan Long agreed to sing was incredible to me because he has been my favorite musician for six years, since the first time I heard him play at a Young Life camp. I just couldn't believe he agreed to do something so special for us...

We probably hugged 500 times in 10 minutes and after all that hugging we got the go ahead from the crowd that it was okay to “make purple” and kiss (boys are blue, girls are pink, and at Young Life camp it is stressed heavily that there’s no “purple” at camp). Ryan Long continued to play the love songs of his that Andrew requested, Changing Me, Faithful Man, and Mine (and yes, he is on i-tunes so you should download them). During Ryan’s song Mine, we went towards the edge of the island to listen and when the song was over, our good friend Ben hollered to Andrew, “who’s is she?” and he yelled right back, “Mine!” After we were done mingling on the island we actually did go into the snack shop for a party, but it was our engagement party. We were toasted with Welch’s sparkling grape juice by our friends and summer staff coordinators and had an amazing time! Then the empty glass bottle was used to store messages from everyone in (which we read tonight and they were incredibly sweet, so thank you guys!) It was such a fairytale and I couldn’t believe, and still can’t believe, that we are engaged!

It couldn’t have been more perfect and I’m so surprised how everything came together so flawlessly.The effort and thought that went into it was so special and seriously, it couldn’t have been any better. It was the best proposal ever imaginable and I am so incredibly happy to be engaged to such a wonderful man, the love of my life, and the person I couldn’t be happier to spend the rest of my life with. I love you more than yesterday but less than tomorrow forever and always, Andrew James Lee.

Thank you to everyone who played a part in such a special night in our lives. Earlier that day playing frisbee golf at camp, we were all sad to leave and someone said it was the worst day ever. I heard Andrew yell right away that it was the best day of his life, of course I rolled my eyes not knowing what was to come, but it really was the best day of my life up until now. We loved having everyone be such a big part of that for us. And thank you to all of our wonderful, supportive, and encouraging friends and family who have been with us all along. You guys are great! Be prepared for June of 2010. =)

*Isn't that just the sweetest!!!!!!

Bethany and Andrew.... Sneak Peak...

I shouldn't really call it a sneak peak... I've already posted photos to my facebook and myspace accounts... I should really wait till they are all ready to go to the blog before I do that... I'm waiting on the song Andrew chose to play when he popped the question to post their slideshow for them.... I saw their engagement story on the facebook note Bethany wrote and it was SOOOOOO sweet! Girls all over the place are going to be jealous!

Here are a couple of teaser photos for those of you not on my friends list...

I'm going to try to start reversing the order... post them here first then to myspace... I just get so excited and I've got more myspace friends than blog readers, but I'm trying to get MORE blog readers... so confusing....

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Done and Done!!!!

All the new branding changes have been done. A more streamlined look on the website, logo revamped for a fresh stylish look, the myspace page has been revamped and a new photo signature!

Here is the New Logo!!!!


And the New photo signature!!!

This is Tara and her friend Brita... from Brita's recent wedding! :)

So very exciting!!!


Maria and Chris Sealed The Deal

This is late, I know and I'm sorry... I've been wrapped up in the branding changes and been slacking on posting this wedding...

This is my last post with my old logo and old photo signature... Most everything is done so I'll be showing off my new diggs soon!

Until then....

Maria and Chris' wedding was small, family oriented and FUN! It's always the small weddings that I have a blast at! Maria was a very good sport, she hates having her picture taken but wanted great photos so she put that aside for the day... here are my favs, with a slideshow at the end.

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