Friday, February 27, 2009

Some pictures....

These are some of the photo's that Sam and I have been working on...I have a few more on his computer, but thought I'd post some of these in the meantime.

S-squared Photography - (as soon as I can figure out how to put the little 2 at the top of S)

Senior Pictures:

Well, that's all for now. I'll post more soon! Hope you enjoy!

Friday, February 20, 2009


Quick note... Don't hold your breath too long. Sam just informed me that my new camera is on a three week back-order - so I definitely won't be getting it before the middle of March... It's the saddest news I've heard in a long time!

But on a happier note, we are headed to Bottineau, ND today for the 4th - 6th grade ski trip! Should be tons of fun! Those silly kids usually are pretty goofy and fun!!!

PS. It's snowing....again....blah. Bought seeds yesterday, probably 20 different varieties! Hopefully, I'll be able to give you a pictorial tour of my successful garden this year!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I'm back!

Greetings friends and family! Got back from Big Sky last night - what a great trip! A really really great trip! And surprisingly enough, I actually missed skiing more than I thought I would! I had a great time by myself in the lodge working on different projects; actually the time flew by! But still... It was beautiful out there! Aside from all of that - I had such a great time with the kids and adults who went along on the trip - I don't think I've laughed so much since...well, probably last week! Just kidding! But hey, I do like to laugh! Anyway, it was such a great time!!

Other than that - I must put a little plug in for the most wonderful husband in the whole entire world!!! Sam knew that I was going to be working on his computer while everyone else was out skiing and we took off on V-day, sooooooo....... That sweet thang wrote me a V-day letter so that I would see it first off when I turned his computer on! So that took up much time - reading his sweet words of love and affection and getting all teary, and if that wasn't the icing on the cake - he told me about his Christmas/V-day present for me! (Side note... it's Christmas/V-day because he ordered this present for me before Christmas but it was on back order and they said they would let him know when it was available again - and that's not till now! So I get a Christmas/v-day present!!!) You wanna know what it is????? A Cannon Rebel Xsi camera body!! You wanna know what that means??? As soon as it comes in the mail, I will be posting pictures!!!! That is, if I even take the time to stop taking pictures long enough to come to work to start posting pictures! :)

So side note - Sue - how awesome is that????????? Turns out I'm the most blessed girl in the world - although I've known that now for a really long time - but the reminder is always nice!

So stay tuned! Pictures coming!!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Good Morning.

I know that it's been a good long while since I've posted anything, and it's probably smartest just to become a follower - thanks Sue! That was whenever I do post anything, it will come to your email and you won't have to keep checking back! But hopefully in the near future I will be posting so much more as Sam and I have wonderful news of a new addition to our family! No, not another pet - but a baby!!! Although I'm sure that everyone who actually reads this blog, already knows, but I guess I was going to make it "official!"

Anyway, I've been feeling great - in week 7 now and praying for a healthy baby. It's amazing the amount of information in this great wide world!!! It can be certainly overwhelming at times! I thought that when you got married, they would play on your emotions, of course you want this - it is the best day of your life - sure you want to see your new name plastered all over everything - the wedding industry is quite the rip off! But then comes baby!!! Now, you have a new life to be responsible for and you are so afraid to mess him/her up - that you are inundated with everything that's "good" for your baby!!! And then you start freaking out - "What if there is something better and I don't know about it??? Will I end up in therapy for the next 18 years because my kid is angry that I birthed them in the wrong position - I just know I'm going to mess this whole thing up!!!!" I think I was made for the simpler days. I was just telling a friend the other day, what happened to the times, you had your baby - they joined your family - they didn't take over your family, you taught them how to walk in the ways of the Lord, you prayed for them and you continued on this journey that God has put you on - together. Perhaps I'm a bit simple minded. But I get overwhelmed pretty easily and freaked out. So maybe the hormones have been wrecking havoc on my emotions, but these are the kinds of thoughts I've been dealing with lately - among others....

But all in all - we are very excited to welcome this new little guy/gal into our lives! Sam and I have so much fun together, it's really a shame that we don't have someone else experience it with us - so soon.... I think it's going to be a great adventure of experiencing God in a whole new way! So bring on the baby!!!

In other news, like there really is other news, but anyway.... We are headed out to Big Sky this weekend with the Sr. Highers! Finally, for the first time, I get to go and not ski - which is what I've been waiting to do pretty much my whole life. The life of a ski bum minus the ski has always intrigued me! I've been fascinated with the idea of reading/drinking coffee/tea/HC in the lodge and watching everyone else freeze themselves to death! While exhausting themselves completely! And now.... Ahhhh... It's like the best of both worlds - surrounded by the wonderful ski atmosphere, hanging out with Sr. Highers, and not actually skiing!!! (I make it out to be a big deal, but skiing isn't really all that bad. It's kind of fun actually! But I'm always up for a new adventure, and I think I'm going to settle into this one quite comfortably!)

Well, even though I still don't have pictures to share - hopefully I'll figure something out soon. I'd really like to take some pictures. Especially once we have a baby, Sam can't hog the camera all the time! ;) So for now - good tidings. We'd certainly appreciate prayers for a great pregnancy, a healthy baby - a calmness of emotions and praise for Jesus holding us in the palm of His hand!!!