Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I love Mark!

Today exactly one year ago Mark and I finally got married! After all the years and all the planning the wedding was there and now it has passed us by. In the end it was totaly worth it and I wouldn't change anything. It doesn't seem like it was a year ago but it was and we had a great year.

We are celebrating by helping Kendra move out of the apartment while we all wait to hear from Adam in Arizona who has spent all day taking the bar exam. We couldnt think of a better way to spend it. Plus, they got us CAKE! Can't get much better than that.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A fresh new look, for some fresh tees

TealTown's newest model, Annie, was kind enough to let me take a bunch of pictures of her today even though it was way to hot outside to take pictures and we were all feeling nasty before we even started. And then to top it off none of us had any cash for after photoshoot Coop's Snow Cones. I think the pictures turned out pretty sweet. And the shop is well on it way to being close to looking how I want it to.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Make Over

Today I sent out a survey to Tealtown's biggest fans, our family! I asked if they preferred our shop photos to be outside with some fancy background, or just a white wall with the focus on our t-shirts. Not only did all of them get back to me super fast, they all unanimously agreed that the fancy outside ones make for a more interesting shop.

So I guess what I will be doing this weekend.

Thank you to everyone who responded! I really didn't know which way to go and your opinions really helped.

The Word

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Second Best Present Ever.

The Wii. This one was also from Donna and Jim. After many months of searching one was finally found and Mark's 2006 Christmas present was complete.

I have been playing Mario Galaxy and Wii Fit lately. Aside from The Disney Princess Game I think WiiFit is the only other game that I have bought for myself. It was the first thing to come out on Wii that I was more excited about than Mark was.

I always feel bad about buying things. Even though I had been reading about WiiFit and counting down the days until it was released, the day it did come out I was unsure if I should really spend that much money on a game. I always do that, I feel guilty about having the privilege to be able to buy something even if it is something I have wanted and put some money away for.

In the end the thing that made me but it was my recent health kick. As of now I think it is more than just a kick and I am hoping I can turn this in to a permanent life style and part of the reason I think I have made it this far is WiiFit. Knowing it is going to hold me accountable for that second whatever totally helps. While I don't play the games as much as I did when I first got it, weighing in everyday it has made me aware of my weight and that helps a lot.

LIvinging In Oxford

"What should we do today?"

"Same thing we do everyday..... try and take over the world."

"Got to WalMart?"


Monday, July 21, 2008

A combination of two things I love.

If I had a coffee table this would be sitting on it.

Henri Cartier Bresson: Scrapbook
Mr Bresson on Wikipedia.

Best Present Ever.

Donna and Jim got us a Weber grill as a engagement present, we were excited at the time but if we had known all the awesome things that we were going to make with it we probably would had done cartwheels.

As soon as it got warm we started grilling out. Steaks, salmon, hamburgers, chicken wings. But then we got in to a rut where we were grilling the same things over and over again even though they were delicious every time we wanted something new.

A couple cook books have been inspiring us this week and we had the best dinner that has come off the grill yet.

Grilled Shrimp
1/3 Cup Olive Oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder pepper blend
Jumbo Shrimp, peeled

Put everything in a zip lock and let the shrimp marinate in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes. Then throw the shrimp on the grill until they look like they are done.

Grilled Pineapple and Watermelon
Drizzle some honey of the pieces of fruit and throw em on the grill. Mark says to take it off when the char marks appear. The pineapple was awesome, the watermelon was watermelon, you cant really mess that up.

Cover with Olive Oil and season with salt and pepper, then throw them on the grill until they are done how you like them.

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Emma wanted to sleep with Mark and me while we were at Grandma's last weekend, but there was no way that all three of us were going to fit in a bed so she begged and begged to sleep in the crib that was in the room.

This is her realizing that I am taking a picture to post on my blog.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


My aunt found this little guy on the side of the road. They named him Lucky. This is him big compared to what he was when she found him. He is obviously way to young to be away from his mother but he is still very sweet and gentle. While we were there she asked me if I wanted him and if Autumn and Conner weren't so attached to him Mark and I would totally have a new little kitten to play with.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Baby Mania

This weekend Mom, Mark, the girls and I went to Defiance, or as we like to call it home. The weekend was full of babies. Ridick, who was eight days old was there. I didn't get to see him that much and I decided to enjoy my time with him instead trying to get that perfect picture.

Sunday was Brody's, the two month old, baptism. It was a lovely ceremony. It was a little weird to watch Barney and Alyssa with their little baby standing up there in the exact same place I watched them get married two years ago. Change is always weird I guess, but at least some change is wonderful.

We also got to spend the weekend with my niece Jane, who is almost six months old already. We all had a great time with her, her mom, and her grandma who also came to visit with everybody. Her Mom and I talked about getting together so I could take some pictures of her, and I can't wait.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Today is Mark's 21st. If i remember correctly the first birthday of his that I celebrated with him was his 15th. He has stayed pretty amazing through all of these years. I am very excited to be celebrating this years as his wife. I can't think of anything that makes me happier.

Happy Birthday Markie!

Making Nindento even better.

This is the only thing that has ever made me want a Gamecube.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

These are way more interesting than emails.

I wish we still sent Telegrams.

It all starts in Michigan

Well, we started out in Ohio but we needed some music to help us make it to Michigan.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I don't think that is native to South Ohio

This is a real bug thing we saw outside of a little antique store. No one knew what it was, or had ever seen one before.

My Dream Scooter

Before Mark got his scooter he talked about scooters and all the cool things he could do if he had a scooter like ride it to class, put blades on it and cut the grass, sleep with it. All those things sounded pretty cool to me, and I thought scooters were pretty awesome but I never really wanted to get one of my own. Until he started talking about planning a camping trip and using the back roads to get to some place pretty. Then I got really excited until I realized that either I couldn't go with him, or I would have to drive by myself in my boring car. So I did something stupid and started looking at scooters and I thought both the Honda Metropolitan and Yamaha Vino were pretty cool, but then I saw that the Vino is coming out in this color this year and I think my heart might have skipped a beat.

Now all I have to do is wait three or four years when someone wants to sell their used one and I have a job.