Tuesday, April 28, 2009

You Know It's Spring When...

Yes, the tornado sirens have begun another season! That is good! WINTER IS OVER! We had a weekend of crazy weather which included tornadic activity, but we are good. Once again, it went towards the airport which is northeast. What a lightening show though! If it wasn't raining buckets, I would have been out there trying to catch it for you. Maybe next time.

The homestead has been buzzin'. Of course, the hubs and I have been busy with our own thing (the picture is of his rock band 'FLUX'), but more importantly we have a wedding being planned. C'mon, we have our priorities! Princess comes first. We know that. We love that. Date has been set. June 26, 2010. Whew! Gives us a little time. Banquet hall has been booked and it's a beauty! Sarah is so excited about this place. She and her honey visited The Belvedere in Elk Grove Village (north of the city) and she knew this was the place. We will have the reception here, their bridal suite, hotel connected, and sports connected (for afterwards). This worked perfectly since our entire family will travel to Chicago and we were concerned about young crowd drinking and then trying to get back to hotel for the night. This solved our problem. AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL!!! The menu looks delicious! We can all take a deep breath now. One of the most difficult decisions is done...

Now for the dress... dress shopping is in two weeks. I'll let you know how that goes.

Sarah is in town this weekend for one of her girlfriends weddings and I'm so excited to see her. It seems like forever, yet it's only been 2 1/2 months. I will probably be seeing quite a bit of her over the next several months as we try to get as much done as possible before winter. Her maid of honor is moving to Dallas in July, so this could be quite the juggling act. What did we do before texting, facebook, cell phones? I don't see how we survived!

So far so good. Nothing real juicy yet. I'm sure it's going to get fun once we get to the nitty gritty things. Save The Date magnets will be going out hopefully by July 1st. When that is decided, I'll post it for you to see. Both Sarah and her honey are in town in a couple of weeks and we hope to get their engagement photos done at that time. If successful, you can bet you will see a few. Probably is a good thing she doesn't allow me to take too many pics of her. That would be all you people would see here and get so sick of her, you would scream. But, we are all like that with our daughters... right? Yeah, that's what I thought.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I Haven't Forgotten!

Man, has this past month or two been busy! I have been working full steam ahead and trying to get my photography business going. I have been doing it for friends and family for awhile, but it's time to stretch my wings, jump of the cliff, and try to soar. We'll see if that actually happens though. haha.

So, this week I had the immense pleasure of taking Jackson's pictures! This little two year old was a hoot! He is a master at feeding geese and jumping! I am going to post a couple of the pics here, but I have a new place also for you to keep up on the photography side. I have decided to start a second blog for the photography since I talk to so freely about my family on this one. For those who don't know us, could be scary. hehe.

So, if you go to sueablesphotography.blogspot.com, you will find a video of Jackson's shoot. I will post images in the next day or so. I am also on Facebook, which is mandatory with a business these days. (I must say Blondie (Sarah) was horrified at first, but I've managed to be good and not humiliate her... yet.) If you are on Facebook, look me up and be my friend. I have a photography group there also trying to get the senior high kids. They are THE MOST FUN TO SHOOT!!!!!!! I swear, if I can make money at this, I will be heaven!

Now, onto more important things... the wedding!!! Date has been set! June 26, 2010. Whew! Gives me over a year. Things are moving very smoothly! The banquet hall has been reserved and I have to say here that Sarah (let's use her real name now... she is an adult now!) is doing a fabulous job at finding discounts and still getting her dream! Not only that, she is working her butt off and will be more than doing her fair share in footing this bill!! A mom couldn't be more proud! I have a winner people! I knew before, but this... the only thing better will be seeing her as a mom. I.cannot.wait!

Anyway! Banquet hall has been booked (more on that later... lots of time). She will be in town in a few weeks. Her maid of honor (okay, might as well use her name too!), Monica have been friends since about 6th grade. So Monica made the appointments and we are spending an entire day at wedding boutiques. We are going to force Sarah to try on every single dress in her size that day. I know she has one in mind that she is stuck on, but you know girls how that goes. Sometimes, you put it on and your body completely rejects it!

So that is the update. Check out the other blog if you feel like tearing up. Jackson's mom is also one of Sarah's oldest friends and is a single mom now. She is a GREAT mom and has quite the little man. Oh, these kids grow up TOO fast!