Thursday, September 22, 2011

shooting sarah

I love these. 

For more, check out the album on flickr.

What do you think?!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Lovely, isn't she?!

Thanks, Sarah, for being my model!

Just a little peek at my photog session with Jalene!

Thanks you guys!
[unedited, but just you wait!]

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Farewell to Arms...

The dawn is breaking,
a light shining through.

What are we doing? 
Shufflin' to the new routine.

You see, 
changes are happening around here. 
Goals have been made,
written on the white board,
and are attempting to be conquered.

  -take a deep breath-

everything works out.
it always does.
it always will.

Its sorta like being one of the 
And, we're back.
Back at it.
Hittin' the books.

Am I crazy?
Does anyone recall,
with clarity, mind you,
how I act during the "school-season?"

I'm insane.
Forget living.
I live to study.

This semester,
I'm trying new things.
Working a full 7on/7off,
[that's old]
while going to school online.

Harmless, right?

Preemptive strike on stress:

1) Daily scripture study, personal + couple

2) Exercise 3x + a week

3) Set a routine

4) I started looking at the budget again
(the budget = as much stress as school)

5) Maybe plan out a meal schedule?
(enter wishful thinking)

6) Keep breathing. 

7) Pray.

Remember that entire post I dedicated to faith?
Ironic that now its being tested?
I think not.
More, I think the Lord has a sense of humor
and a plan.
A plan that will make me stronger,
more balanced,
more faithful.
More diligent in His service.
More fervent in prayer.

And so it begins.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Glasses Case!

Isn't this a darling idea?

I love her blog, and her tutorials are awesome!

I found this little ribbon on a wedding invitation,
so I decided to always have it with me! 
[weddings always make me happy!]

I hand stitched the ribbon, since I decided to add it
I had already sewn the entire thing. 

What do you think!?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Painting Project!

I know I've been a big tease,
not posting my projects!

Well, I finally cracked. 
Here is the first one!

I found this on the side of the road, 
after midnight, 
with Tyler and Paul.

We put it in the back of the Murano,
under the cover of darkness, 
and away we went!

I should have taken a before picture,
but Paul has a before video that he might remember to send me!

It used to be black (on the metal pieces)
and the people before us did something...creative.
They took foam poster board, 
spray painted it red,
and then sewed it onto the back of the frame.

I had to use my seam-ripper to get the dang poster board off.

I grabbed some cheap spray paint,
and painted over the black for the first few coats.
Then, I grabbed the Krylon white spray paint,
gloss finish I think.
And bam!
It looks so much better!

We sold our dishwasher (we never used it)
and then I rearranged my entire kitchen to make room!
Its so nice to have this piece.
Especially since its no longer red and black.
[my entire kitchen is white + wood for the moment]

Stay tuned for the sewing projects!

The Australian Takes America by Storm

 My bro-in-law, Paul.

Remember how he came to visit us? 
Well, he just happens to love Wal-Mart. 
And he loves everyone there.

I'm sure this girl was freaked out. haha
But, Paul needed a picture with everyone!
He shook their hands, 
he videoed their encounter,
and he told everyone, "Welcome to Wal-Mart!"

This guy loved Paul.
Maybe I'll find a better picture. 

For more information about why Paul loves Wal-Mart, get this:
In Australia, there's a 40% income tax. 40%! Are we serious?!?!
So, after you pay 10% to tithing, and 40% to the gov, 
you're bringing home 50% of what you make.
Minimum wage there is $19 (about).
How crappy is that?

So, when Paul came to America, 
we went to Wal-Mart everyday.
Can you blame him!?

 Next, family game time. 

Naturally, whenever Paul + Wendi + the girls come into town,
everyone gathers. 
We'd better, considering its a 24 hour travel day.

 Wade has to read the rules so Scott won't cheat..
haha jk!
Snorta was the first game that they played! So funny!
Next, they played Shooting Ducks.
Both are stellar!

 Iris + Tiia
2 of my favorite nieces!
Tiia is such a great niece - she and I go shopping together, 
because she is the fashion guru in my life.
I'm still rocking polos and birkenstocks. 
Tiia puts me in cute dresses and tiny belts (via botiques), 
You'd have to see her to believe it. 
She's amazing.


Need I say more!?
She was born 2 months before Tyler and I were married.
I've been working really hard since then to get her to think I'm the best.
I'm slowly succeeding!!!

 This is my SIL Jennine.
She's my lifesaver. 
I love her.
Tiia and Iris are hers, along with 3 others. 
They're the only grandkids here in the States.
And we love all of them!

ps - i'm in a current love-hate relationship with my hair.
too long? too red? 
And, I didn't really get ready. Don't look too close. haha

 Jennine and Lauren attempting to feed Ryan, Jennine's youngest.
She's redoing their basement while taking care of 5 kids.
She knocks down walls, 
How. Does. She. Do. It?

Ryan, loving veggies.
Or, something. haha
Tiia + Gus-puppy.
He looks like an Ewalk. (how do you spell that?!)
And, he loves me. 
Every time we come to see Ty's parents, 
he just jumps all over me! 
Ah, I love attention. haha

 1. Ryan tries to grab Paul's ear... Micheal-Lee loves it.

 2. Attempt number two....

3. Got him!!!!


Ty's Birthday Dinner - Rodizio Grill
 Paul + Tyler = hilarious
How awkward is that picture?

 The boy + I


We wish you guys still lived here!!!
We miss you!
Hope to see you in January!!!! 

Love, Krista + Tyler