Sunday, July 27, 2008

See You Later Alligator!

This weekend was a busy, busy one! It was such a wonderful time getting to spend our last weekend at home with our families! It is a weekend we will both cherish forever! We are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends! To our families and friends, Thank you for everything you have done for us! WE LOVE YOU!!!

Friday Night!

Friday evening, Jon and I went to a going away party for one of my long time friends Melissa. She is actually moving as well and starting a new life in Tucson, Arizona with her boyfriend Joey. Joey is going to school there. I can't believe we are both moving on the same exact day, August 1! We have known each other since 9th grade and was the maid of honor in my wedding. We were both cheerleaders together and have definitely been through a lot together. I will miss her very much! Her mother was kind of like a second mother to me! Melissa and I were attached at the hip all through high school. I remember staying at her house all the time and making Rotel queso and drinking Dr. Pepper. Those were great times that I will never forget!

Melissa and Myself

Dylan (whom I've known since middle school)
Joey, Melissa, Jon, Me, Janell (who also cheered with Melissa and I)
and Archie her husband, Archie and Janell are newly weds!
They were just married July 11 in Jamaica! Congrats to them.

Saturday Night!

My mother and step father threw us a big shin dig at their house in Oklahoma City. We had the best array of food! We had 1,000 ribs! (It seemed). My mom made homemade potato salad and homemade beans. We had salads and rolls, lots of fruits and deserts. And some great family and friends to make the night even better!
What a wonderful night this was! We are so blessed with such great family and friends!

Look at all those ribs!

So yummy!


My brother Sean and I

Jon and Jon

Me and my mom

Jon and Sean

Me and Jon's mom Brandii

Jurrii, Jon and Brandii

My step sister Kim and I, isn't she so beautiful!

Me and my step dad Steve

Jurrii Duttii and Me

Brian and Me! My twin brother from another mother!

My best friend Lisha and myself! I'M GONNA MISS YOU

Jay, Liz and Me
Liz and Jay are 3 months pregnant! Jon and I are so happy for them! They are going to make the best parents!

Jessica, Chris, Liz and Jay! We're going to miss these guys ;)

Brandii and Brian eating cheese cake bites and strawberries. Brian mixed the two together and said it was like a party in his mouth. Silly guy!

Brian, Jay, Liz, Jessica and Chris

Lisha, Chris, Me, Jon and Brian

Brian, Jessica and Chris cooling off by the pool.

Brian and Me! I MISS U ALREADY!

Brian, Jessica, Jon, Chris and Myself!

Sunday Funday

Sunday morning Lyndsay came to the house and picked me up so we could spend the day together. We first went to Target so I could get some last minute things for our move to Germany. Afterward we ran a couple more errands only to end up at the beadery, Allouettes. Lyndsay and I spent FOUR hours at the beadery and had such a blast. She made the cutest necklace and I made a necklace for myself. It is my favorite one yet. It was actually a really tough necklace to make so Lyndsay, after finishing hers, had to help me figure out what I was doing. She actually finished it one side of it for me, because I didn't have the patience to do it myself ;) But it turned out wonderful! I was so pleased with it, I have worn it constantly since we made it! Time went so fast that by the time we looked at the clock it was already 4:00 and I had to rush back home to get ready for the cookout we were having for our families. I was so glad I got to spend that time with Lyndsay because she has become such a great friend to me! She's done so much for me. I'll miss her a lot. I did take a picture of my necklace so I could share it. I hung it from the wall so I could take a better picture.

Later that evening, Jon's parents, sisters, my dad and step mom came over to spend time with us! We also had Brian our best friend come, Lisha and Lyndsay my great friends came as well! We did a little cooking out and just had some great fun! We ate like little pigs and afterward played this hilarious game called Apples to Apples. It is a card game. If you haven't played please go buy the game. It will be well worth it. The game is so much fun for a group of people! We had a blast with everyone and are so grateful for the time we got to spend with them! We are going to miss everyone so much but know it won't be long before we get to see all of them again!

Look at all this chicken Jon made!!!

Lisha, Lyndsay and Me making veggies!!!

My dad and brother being silly!

Me and my dad!

All of us playing Apples to Apples!

Jurrii, Brandii, Jon, Jon and Jennii

Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Fun Weekend!

This week was an extremely busy week, so I was really looking forward to our weekend. I worked some incredible hours and was exhausted by the time the week was over. Jon has been very busy too, getting things together for our move. Saturday some friends of ours put a going away party together for our big move and we all met at the Bricktown Brewery. I am so glad they did because we had such a great time. It was a blast to get together and spend time with them before we leave. We are really going to miss everyone! Here are some pictures from our evening.

Jon and Myself

Lisha and Me

Ben, Lisa, John, Shelly, Me and Jon

Lisha, Melissa, and Myself

Lisha, Me and Lyndsay

Sam, Me and JR

Today we met with Jon's family at Irma's in Oklahoma City. They have one of the best burgers I've had in a long time, not to mention the fried okra. (One of Oklahoma's many delicacies!) I just can't get enough! Jon and I ate so fast his parents and Jurrii each had half of a burger left! I guess we really enjoyed our food. Jon's mom joked that she didn't even see Jon take a bite, thats how fast he ate. But we always enjoy getting together with them. Here are some pictures of our lunch.

Jurri and Myself at Irma's.

Brandii and Jon in the 32 Roadster

Me, Jurri, Jon, Brandii and Jon

After we ate, we took Jurrii to the mall and did a little shopping. We received a gift card from Pottery Barn for a wedding gift, so we had a little shopping spree. We have loads of paper work and bills sprawled throughout the house and decided we needed a file cabinet! So today we bought one. It's a sad day when a filing cabinet makes you excited! But we also got a nice picture frame with a large mat so our family can sign it and we are going to take a family picture to put in the frame. Here's a picture of our bright orange filing cabinet!

Next weekend we are having a going away party with our families! I am really looking forward to Saturday, we are having a cookout at my parents house and I absolutely love cookouts. My mom is such a great cook and it will be wonderful to have her cooking one more time before we leave.

It is my last week at LeFringe Salon! I can't believe it is almost time for Germany. We leave next Friday and Jon and I are so excited for our new adventure! I hope it's as amazing as I'm dreaming it to be!

Monday, July 14, 2008

My New Hobby!

I have recently picked up a new hobby which I absolutely love! Anytime I have spare time I totally immerse myself in jewelry making. This is a brand new thing for me so I am learning as I go, but it has been so therapeutic. Jon and I have been so incredibly busy with getting things ready for our move and working on selling the house. Today we actually had the painters, the electrician and the movers here at the same time. As we were working with all three the realtor calls to let us know we had an offer on the house. It was so hilarious how much was going on at one moment! But we worked through it. The offer wasn't exactly what we wanted so our house is still on the market! But I have faith we will have a great offer soon. This house is too cute to pass up. But back to jewelry making, I find it so relaxing and I really love creating and making these beautiful pieces of art! Well at least I think they are beautiful ;) I love little side hobbies and being creative. I guess I've always had a creative side. Jon helped with a couple and Brian really liked the leaf necklace!
So, I thought I'd post some pictures to share with you guys.

I thought this picture was classic! Jon and Brian Modeling the jewelry!
They are two silly characters ;)

This one is so cute! It is blueish purple beading
with gold and tigers eye accents

Pink and Animal Print

Black wooden beads with red polka dot glass beads.

This is a compilation of Natural Colors

Another compilation of natural colors

I love adding metal to my necklaces

Blueish Purple with Amber Yellow

Black and Orange for OSU, even thought I'm not a fan ;)
The black beads are lava beads.

A favorite of mine, I love the leaf, but is amber and orange.

Another Compilation of beads

Gold, bronze, and Amber Beads

Brown and Yellow

Amber and Gold

Gold and Brown (the brown beads are some sort of bone)

This necklace can be worn short or long.

OU Crimson and Cream Necklace

This is a bronze necklace, a really fun piece.

Orange and Amber beads, circa 1940 from German

Turquoise and Brown, this is one of my favorites

Lime green and Animal Print

These beads look like little shells but it makes for a cute piece

Jon actually helped me make this necklace ;)