Monday, June 29, 2009

Photographic Art Society of FL

So this is a very exciting week for me! I decided a couple weeks ago that I was going to join the Photographic Art Society of FL. My first meeting is Thursday night and I am so excited. I am hoping to gain lots of new skills and knowledge by joining! My passion in life is photography and I am really hoping that someday I can pursue that passion on a full time basis.

The meetings are monthly and each month there is a new theme. The theme for July is "Minimalism". We are suppose to bring 3 matted photographs representing the theme above. I went through my photos and decided I would use these three:




There are tons of events that the society participates in. Exhibitions, shows, public viewing for purchasing, as well as education in photo editing software programs. I am really looking forward to this. I hope that it helps move me forward in the photography world. I hope to learn lots of new things as well as how to better handle my DSLR. Thursday can't come soon enough! :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wedding Pictures!




So my best friend has finally seen most of the pictures myself and David took at her wedding so I think it's okay for me to post some. Crystal and Rob had such a beautiful wedding! The day went by so fast. The ceremony was quick and beautiful! There wasn't a dry eye in the house. Crystal looked so stunningly beautiful! I am so happy for her and Rob. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Ross!!! I wish you both all the happiness that live can give you.

I remember a few years ago me and Crystal would go to try on wedding dresses just for fun. We talked about weddings all the time and looked through bridal magazines just because. Crystal pretty much had her wedding planned out even before she met Rob. I remember the first time that I met Rob. I had a really good feeling about him. He was a very respectful and sweet guy. You could tell right away that he was going to treat C well. I'll never forget the day he told me he was going to propose to her. I was so excited! I had to keep it a secret for a long time. And believe me, it was so hard to keep that to myself! :)

Finding your soul mate is a beautiful thing. I don't think Crystal and Rob were meant for anyone else but each other. They make a beautiful couple and they compliment each other so well. You can see the happiness in their life. I know, without a doubt, that they will live a very happy live together as husband and wife. I love you guys. :)

I am terrible in front of crowds and that's how I had planned my speech out in my head but unfortunately it didn't come out like that. I was so super nervous that I forgot half of it. LOL. *sigh* I should have taken that public speaking class in college...hehe...oh well. :)

I hope you all are having a great week! Enjoy the photos! :) Happy Friday tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cooking Club

So my good friend, Alicia,and I have decided to host our very first cooking party. Alicia had the idea a few weeks ago to join a cooking club in the area since we both love to cook and try new things. Well instead of joining a club we’ve decided to host our very own cooking party at my place. We are very excited about it. I’ve been trying out a lot of new recipes and I can’t wait for others to try them. I already know that David loves my cooking so my confidence level is set pretty high. A few ideas that I have already thought about is creating an appetizer, a main meal and a dessert. I think for the first party we are going to cook something with that combination. Here is the first idea:

Appetizer:

Caesar/Greek Salad (Heather style)

Main Meal:

Spicy Sausage Tortellini

Dessert:

Cheesecake (Homemade)

Sounds pretty good huh? We are going to do some more research to see what all is involved in hosting a cooking party. Have any of you ever had one before? Ever been to one before? If so, please share your ideas and advice.

This week I am trying to cook a new meal every day. We were starting to get burned out having the same thing so I’ve kicked it up a notch. David loves to eat spicy food so I try to cook things that are a little spicy often. I have dinner for David and I planned out until next Monday. Last night’s dinner was big hit. I had never made it before and it turned out GREAT! Here is what our menu for this week looks like:

Monday-June 22nd

Fresh Baked Garlic & Herb Tilapia

Rice Pilaf

Fresh steamed broccoli

**This was so yummy. I like tilapia better than I like salmon so I’ll be cooking this a lot more**

Tuesday-June 23rd

Greek Salad

Wednesday-June 24th

Free for all because David is working

Thursday-June 25th

Spicy Chipotle Sausage Tortellini

Caesar Salad

Garlic Bread

Friday-June 26th

Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots

White rice

Saturday-June 27th

Baked pork chops (with a new seasoning/breading)

Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Green Beans


I’ve come to realize, by planning this menu this week, that I spend a lot less time and money in the grocery store when I go in there knowing what meals I am going to make for the week and also having enough cash on me so that I don’t go over what I would like to spend. I am going to do this more often. When things get tight one must cut back on whatever they can, right? Well I am looking forward to my week of cooking! Maybe somewhere in there I will try a new dessert? I’ll make sure I share!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Greatest Dad on Earth


Daddy and His girls :)


Daddy and Me :)

Mom and Dad :)

Sailing...his favorite hobby :)

Doing what he loves :)


Today is Father's Day :) Words can't explain how much I love my dad. He is such a remarkable person with so much to give. He has a heart of gold and he has always been there for me, no matter what is going on in my life. I know that I can always count on him. I cherish our friendship and relationship and I'm so happy that I am his daughter. Happy Father's Day to such a great dad. You really are the Greatest Dad on Earth and I love you more than words can say...enjoy your day! And to everyone else out there. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Charleston Bound!

We are Charleston Bound!


See you guys next week! It's family and my best friend's wedding time!! :) Have a great week everyone!!!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Flute Trio



My little sister Amanda (far left) and her flute trio at her band concert! So proud of her! Wish I could have been there :) Love you little sis!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wacky Wednesday

Wow...what to say about this week? Well my boss got fired yesterday. Left behind is a huge mess that me and 2 other co-workers will work to clean up on the next few weeks. Fun stuff. Let's just say overtime is in order. My heart goes out to my boss regardless of the reason why "he/she" was let go. Being a single parent and just having purchased a car is going to be hard on them. I pray and hope they don't run into any troubles.

I haven't been posting very much because my internet is not working. I am currently connected to someone else's wireless! haha....I need to call the cable company and get them to come out but by the time I get home it's too late.

Well I'm going to run. Hope you all are well! Happy Hump Day!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Manic Monday!

What a crazy day. What a crazy week it has been. I haven't had time to sit down and write about my Memorial Weekend trip home to Charleston. I had such a great time with my family and my friends. My bestie's bachelorette party was a ton of fun. I got to go sailing with my family (I will never forget how much fun we had) and I got to see a ton of familiy I hadn't seen in a while. It was such a nice trip. I'm glad I went home and got the chance to go. I had a rough time getting home, due to bad weather. It's one of those times where driving would have been a better option. But it was nice to make it home safely and see my love and my Latte.
Work has been insane. By the time I get off work I don't feel like doing much of anything. This past weekend was nice. Friday night I went out with some friends to celebrate Alicia's husband's 30th birthday. Saturday David, Latte and I went to the beach then we had a cook out at his parents house. Sunday we cleaned for about 5 hours (top to bottom) and then grilled some chicken and relaxed. The relaxation was well needed.
Next weekend is the big weekend! My best friend is getting married and David, Latte and I are loading up the car and driving to Charleston for 4 days! I can't wait. I can't believe she is getting married! It seems like yesterday she got engaged. Time sure does fly. It will be so much fun!
Well I got to get back to work. Just wanted to say hello. My internet is not working at home so I am not on the computer as much as I use to be. Happy Monday everyone! Pictures coming soon :)