Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
You'll never guess it... Most of us were sitting at the reception waiting for the bridal party to show up from pictures.. and all of a sudden the 3 layer cake toppled over. This caused many people to go running... and piece things back together the best they could... before the bride and groom got there! Such a horrible thing to happen!
Us & a Cuz drinking....
Yes, Grandma's wedding dress. The material of the dress is SO vastly differenty from anything today.. and OH.. the buttons down the front. Who would want to button that many buttons to put a dress on?!
The Punch bowl
I absolutely love the idea of the rose pedals, 50 confetti, and the random wedding pictures scattered throughout all the tables. These were great touches added!
Now, this just had to be posted. George Johnson is our web site coordinator etc for our church and conference. He has a way of snaping some pictures, posting them.. and never letting up on them. Some of us have wanted to get him back... but Im being nice right now. =) Anyways, he was in charge of picture taking for this event.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
At work, the nursing staff tries to give you a day off either on your birthday or as close as possible to it, as long as there is sufficient staff to cover. I thought "wednesday" was going to be my "birthday cut call," seeing I knew there was no chance of getting thursday off due to scheduling. Well, I did get "cut" today.. but nothing was mentioned about it being my birthday cut call. It sounded more like... the census was low and they didnt have a choice but to cut me. I recently went full time at work, hoping to avoid some of these cut calls. The facility starts with Per diem, then part time and fulltime last! Needless to say, I was kinda shocked to be getting cut... so however it goes.. whether it was a birthday cut or not.. I treated it as such! I needed a break from work as it has been a nightmare all week.
Now, that Im working today.. it looks like going out to dinner, birthday cake (of my choice) etc wont be able to happen until next week sometime. This weekend, people from all over the country will be coming in to help celebrate my Grandparents 50th Wedding Anniversary & 50 years of Ministry (seeing Grandpa is retiring next month as Conference Presdient). Family has been coming in this week to start putting everything together for their special day... so.. on my free time, I'll be helping where I can! Unfortunately, I didnt get that day off from work..so feel as if I need to be involved as much as possible when I can. Hopefully I can get some pictures of the events this weekend & will post them when I can.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Aunt June, Mom, Aunt Ruth, & Aunt Gladys
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Life is what we make of it! I've realized moreso these past couple years just how quickly life passes us by. Sometimes it's scary to say the least. I find myself evaluating life at different levels through different moments of time. What have I accomplished? What do I have to show for myself? Where am I reaching out to help others? ETC.
I find life is worth far more than just going to work, eating and sleeping. We need to make time for ourselves. Time is a priceless gift, and if we waste it without smelling the flowers along the way, it's sad to say... but it's our own fault. This is why when I get the opportunity to try something new, even if it's completely out of my comfort zone, I attempt to do it. A short while ago, my best friend and I decided to do some rock climbing. I knew it would take some strength and energy, but I was bound to try. I've been trying to workout hard at the gym, hoping it would pay off a great deal. To my suprise (well not really), I struggled a bit, regardless of how much time was put in at the gym. It was a bit embarrassing to say the least, when you had people below you.. cheering you on. YOU CAN DO IT. YOU'RE DOING GREAT. Etc. My biggest fear was falling, and the more I thought about it, the quicker I felt my strength run out of me. It's actually a very weird feeling. In the end, I was glad I went. It was another thing to add to my list of things I've done, and would gladly do it again.
Bowling has become an interest for me. Ive only ever bowled 3 times in my life, but I'm finding that I actually enjoy it. I can't say I'm all that good, but every time gets a little better.
Sometimes, I really think we all get in such a rut about only doing things we've always done - as in while growing up, that we miss out on things life has to offer. I've found a bowling place that is low key in the sense of atmosphere, which is incredible, for I dont think I'd be as fond of it with LOUD entertainment, drinking, partying etc. So far, so good.
Last but least.......Who fell for the first picture above with the rock climbing?!!? That is some rock climbing that I can't see myself EVER doing. I really would die doing that. So, below is actually more like what was done. Either way, it was very tiring, but FUN!