Monday, April 27, 2009

Engagement Party

As many of you know, my BFF Beth and her husband Mark were hosting an engagement party for us this past weekend. It was AWESOME!! The food was amazing, the decorations were perfect and we all had a grand time.

My mom, Troy's mom, brother and sister flew in for the party. As well as a high school friend of Troy's and his wife. We were surrounded by friends and family, and had a WONDERFUL time, and we truly appreciate everyone coming out to celebrate our love.

Here are a couple pictures from the evening.

The Happy Couple
Me helping with the prep work right before the party.

Maritza (Troy's mom), Troy, Me, and my mom, Judy

Troy and I with Beth and Mark, our awesome friends and hosts of the party.
The food table. Everything was so beautiful and delicious. Beth totally outdid herself.

So for those that know Troy - he LOVES Ketchup. And since we won't have enough people at the wedding to do a grooms cake I thought we'd do it at the engagement party. My mom has been decorating cakes for years and agreed to do the cake. A Heinz Ketchup bottle shaped one. :) Troy loved it!!! Thank you mom for helping me pull off such an awesome suprise for him. The cake was perfect!!
Troy with his cake!
Thanks to everyone that came out and celebrated with us. We are so blessed to have such amazing friends and family. XOXOXO

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Just a quick post so you all don't think I dropped off the face of the earth. :) I'm still here. Things have just been a bit crazy around here the last two weeks, and it's only going to get worse.

The engagement party is less than a week away. And guess what that also means...the arrival of our families is only days away!! YIKES! My mom arrives Thursday night and Troy's Family on Friday morning. This will be the first time Troy's family has been up to visit since we started dating. So I've been CLEANING and organizing the house like you would not believe. I'm an organizational freak as it is, but add the future in-laws coming for their first visit....I'm over the top. LOL But it's all good. Just so much to get done.

On top of being the Queen of Clean I've also been helping on a new messageboard that a friend on the Cricut Messageboard created. Things are going well there. Lots of great people have joined - membership is at 700+ and we have over 8,000 posts already. If you haven't already joined, come check it out

Well that't the quick run down of what's been going on here the last two weeks. I'll get a few pictures posted next week after the engagement party.

Have an awesome week everyone! :-)

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Party Dress

So our engagement party is THREE weeks from tonight. I realized the other day that I probably should start thinking about finding a new dress for the party. On Friday two friends from work and I went out shopping during lunch. I wasn't even thinking about the dress....but they had two racks of spring dresses. I remember touching one of the dresses that I liked the colors on, but it was some stiff material so I walked away. While Dominique made a 2nd trip into the dressing room I started to wander about the store again....and this dress just called out to me. I grabbed it and headed for the dressing room. The reaction of Dom and some stranger as I walked out of the dressing room was enough to seal the deal.

It's very light weight and comfortable. I LOVE IT!!

You'll have to check back after April 25th to see pictures of me in it! :-)

Friday, April 3, 2009


.....that's what I SHOUTED tonight when I stamped my first image with my Stampin' Up! Inspired By Nature set using the Stampin' Write Markers. I had played around with the markers the other night on the Pocket Silhouettes stamps. But OMG the look it gives on a bigger stamp like Inspired by Nature......AMAZING!!

Then......I SCREAMED (and I think I scared Beth) when I stamped my first image using the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. BEAUTIFUL!!!

I'm so in love!! Of course this means I now must have the other 3 sets that I don't own of the markers and crayons.

Here are the four cards I stamped tonight. This is all I got done because after the stamping I just sat and admired them for quite some time. :-)

I only put the bow on one - I thought the cards were so pretty they didn't need anything more. Plus no bow makes for easier mailing.

This one is the Markers. Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue and Always Artichoke (grass is Mellow Moss - you can see it in the picture above)
This one was with the Crayons. Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Old Olive.

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