Monday, November 30, 2009


Donna and Jim spent their Thanksgiving break in Texas this year. It wasn't too sad because Donna made the best Thanksgiving EVER the Saturday before they left. It was kind of a bummer that they were gone during both of their birthday's though. So we tried to give them a little birthday surprise for their return home today.

Before all the pretty leaves fell off the trees we went to Old Milford and I got some quick birthday pictures. These have been ready forever but I wanted them to be a surpise. It was really hard not to let everyone see them. I think Jim is looking very George Cloney! Ha. I love how happy they are in them.

(His George face)


I also made them some funfetti cupcakes and used Elsie's cupcake quote bubbles to make them super cute! I changed the color from Thanksgiving Brown to Birthday Fun Pink!

Goal For Today

Get my awesome graduation announcements I made. When I looked at the price for the offical Miami announcements I knew I could do something way better for under $200. I design this "telegraph" last week and got them printed at Staples on pretty pearly paper. I also got bright red evenvelopes to send them out in. It cost me $8 to print the invites and $15 for the envelopes.

Today I am going to get these in the mail, or at least stuffed, addressed and stamped ready to go tomorrow morning.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Holiday Festivities.

I told Mark and my sisters that at the beginning of the semester Thanksgiving was always something I could see happening. The thought of After Thanksgiving though, didnt exist in my head. I mentally blocked that part out. The part where suddenly The End is more real and looming than ever?! That is where I am at right now so naturally we have been talking a lot about the life plan. As of right now we know two things 1. We want to live in Savannah, Ga. 2. We want to start our own photography and videography studio.

Since we both agreed to work for our friend of all friends Patti the big move has been put on hold. At first I would a little discouraged by this. I wanted something new and exiting. This thanksgiving made me realize we are exactly where we should be right now. I love my sisters too much to move away right now. I would be so sad if I didn't get to be with them while they grow up. Plus I love being able to visit family and running in to them on the streets. Saturday we took the girls to a holiday festival in Old Milford. We ran in to Ellen Ruth behind the counter at a little shop and then Katie, Isac and his mom and sister getting out of their car.

This whole back to Milford thing is new and exciting. No more school! But at the same time perfectly familiar. I love being with family and sometime a little more cold is worth that. Perfect example Saturday Night's Outting. I captured it on my phone for you.

I tried taking a picture of the lights in the trees but I moved the camera to soon.

We were going to get this for Donna, but then we saw how much it was and I was disappointed so I took a picture instead.

If you look closely you can see the horse and carriage!

Here is that muffin before ....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Here you go!

Cover Girl Don't Cover Boy Teaser from Mark Roberts on Vimeo.

Editing Party #3

Kamal is over and he and Mark are working on the intro/trailer right now. Hopefully they will be able to post it tonight! It is looking amazing so far and they are only 30 seconds in to it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

work + school = life

Things have been a bit crazy around here lately. Both of us have been working as a many hours as we can get and we each have at least three projects a piece we are always working on. The main project that both of us are working on right now is a documentary about drag queens. It is a really exciting time to be around "Oxford House" we are having editing parties with our friend Kamal, and all of us are producing work that we can not wait to show everyone! We are thinking about having a opening night facebook viewing party so all of our friends can watch it at the same time no matter where in the world they are!

On top of all that excitement I have been sick for the past few days. I spent all weekend in bed recuperating. I would say I am about 70% right now. Here to hoping it will pop up to 100% sometime soon.

UPDATE: I did not buy those boots. Yay will power!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Things will not make me happy

Kamal gave us a coupon for 30% off anything we want at old navy, gap, banana republic, piperlime and athletica. I knew I should have held out and not looked.... but piperlime has the best boots anywhere and I couldn't help myself.

Sigh. They would be perfect for work. I knew I shouldn't have looked. The sale ends tomorrow. Lets see if I can make it.