Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ok... finally updating again.

Well, I just finished my first piece to sell. I had a special order for a lighthouse from a lady at work. She told me to be as creative as possible and that is basically what I did. It was done completely free handed and came out really well. I got the general idea from a light switch cover in my parents spare bathroom. This is quite a breaking point for comsidering this is the first thing I have ever sold myself. So my mom and I, together, have finally started out business. Horray! Her is the piece.

Other than painting my little heart out there hasn't been too much going on. MY mom and I are getting ready for our first craft show on June 30th at the Zebulon Road Kroger. The event is from 7 to 4. We hope to see all of you there to support us. We have come a long way but still have a good ways to go. If you could keep my mom and I in your prayers to help our hands not go numb and to keep as little paint off our good clothes as possible. :-)

Although I don't have time to update everything, I promise it won't be another 2 months before I update again. My love to all. Stephanie

Monday, May 14, 2007

Finally updating

Well, I know it's been a while since I've updated so here we go. I have much more before this past weekend but I'll have to obtain those pictures and update later. These top pictures are from Mrs. Angie's graduation. She is Heather's (my best friend) mom. She graduated from Macon State with her RN. Congratulation to her :-) Although it was a long ceremony, it was well worth it!! Heather just got a job at CNN and ended up being a little late. So I volunteered to be the photgrapher until she arrived.

This is Heather and I. We went to her Mom's house after graduation and had some pizza. Yummy! We were full at this point, so that is why we are all smiles! I miss you girl!

Here is Mrs. Angie receiving a congratulations hand shake from the president of Macon State College.

For graduation I painted her a Welcome sign with her last name on it. I was so proud of that sign. It was the first time I had ever painted a sunflower and it came out really well.

This was Saturday morning. As most of you know it was smoky outside. Although you can't really tell it was very thick. Please pray for those surrounded by the brush fires. I know that I can't imagine being in that kind of situation.

This is the most updated picture of my Mocha. I thought this picture was so adorable that I had to share.

Now i couldn't leave Roxy out. She posed specifically for this one, if you couldn't tell.

Now, this was mine and Brian's mother's day gift for my mommy. I have Sandy to thank for this one. Although I painted it all by myself, she provided the worksheet for me to practice on. You are a life saver Sandy. This may have been an inexpensive mother's day, but it meant a lot to my mom and that is all that matters.

Rob, Rob, Rob! He is playing Brian's guitar hero game and enjoying himself. If you couldn't tell! He wasn't happy with me for taking the picture, but it was well worth it.

Later that night we went out for Margaritas and Enchilatas and this is a picture of me and the best big brother in the world!!! You handsome devil you!

Of course this is the B-honey and I! The love of my life and my future husband. I think I should give God a pat on the back for this one. I couldn't ask for a better booger!

Now, this precious ball of fur is a nut... literally! She reminds me of my annie-poo! Brian and I just fell in love with her, but weren't able to take her home... :-(

There you have it! That was my weekend in a nut shell. To give a quick update on things that have been going on, we have started a new class at our church. The name of it is "Network". It helps you find out how God wired you! It had really helped me to figure out who I am and how I can be of service. We have only had two classes so I don't claim to have it all figured out, but I am SO glad I took this class. I can't wait to see exactly where God wants me to use my talents.

I need prayer. I have an interview at Arinc on Thursday. I have a feeling that this class would be a blessing in disguise. My issue is that I don't know what is going to happen if I do get the job. It's part time and in WR. The whole point of moving to Macon was to be closer to work. I think it would be worth it to go back and forth as long as I'm happier than I am now.

I love you all and can't wait for you to see that I'VE UPDATED!!! YAY!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

There the kids!!!

What a good lookin' bunch! Tonight was sibling night. I don't know that we have ever had one of these when significant others weren't there. Even though we missed the adorable guys it was SO nice to have time with just the three of us.
We got a later start than planned, but once we got the night rolling we went to Cheddar's in WR. We ate dinner, took pictures, and just enjoyed each others company.
I must say that my mother and grandmother were right when they said that when we got older we would be the best of friends. Of course, when we were younger we would fight constantly so naturally we didn't think it was possible... but as you can tell things are much different. I love you guys and wish the night together didn't have to end.
Here is a few picture from the night.

This is Ash and I. What a gorgeous kid :-)

Ash and Rob, the best brother and sister in the world no matter what anyone else thinks ;-)

Me and Rob! Yes Jessica, you did teach me well. BTW, I'm not sure why my eyes look crazy. Thank goodness Rob makes me look good :-)

Saturday, April 7, 2007


Well, as you can tell the Trashers won. We played the Tampa Bay Lightning which is my Uncle Skeeters favorite hockey team. Sorry Uncle Skeet! This was the last game of the season :-( so it was VERY exciting! We won in a sudden death shoot out. We were tied after the third period which made us going into over time. After over time was over we were still tied. Then the shoot out lasted about 7 rounds, but Atlanta ended up pulling through and winning it for us! Here's a few pictures from the game.

See you guys soon!!!


Blueland Bound!

Brian and I are headed to the last Thrasher game of the season. Atlanta Trashers Vs. Tampa Bay Lightning!! So those who are a thrasher at heart watch the game as we clinch our division!!

I love you all!

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Home Sweet Home!

Well, Brian and I made it home safely! It was a LONG trip, but I'm glad I had that opportunity to meet Jesse's (Brian's dad) side of the family. We left on Monday night at about 7:30 and arrived at our hotel Tuesday morning at about 7:30. So we had nearly a 12 hour drive. We all took turns driving, but my honey drove most of the way. It was a wonderful experience, because we went through a few states that I have never visited. We stayed at a hotel in Ashland, KY, which was about 20 minutes away from Hanging Rock, OH.
Once we got there we slept for several hours, got ready, and headed to the funeral home for the visitation. I don't expect funerals to be easy, but it was quite obvious that this was hard on the entire family. The gentleman that died was Brian's uncle Kenny. This was Jesse's baby brother. He died of cancer at the young age of 60. Jesse is one of 6 children. There are only 3 children left. During the visitation I had an opportunity to meet and talk with basically the whole family. They welcomed me with open arms. It had been about 10 years since Brian had been to Ohio to see his family so naturally they couldn't get over how much he had grown.
Wednesday morning we got up and attended the funeral. It was a very nice service. One of Kenny's military buddies got up and spoke very highly of him. I never met Brian's uncle but from what I understand he was quite an amazing person. After a few words from his loved ones the preacher came up and spoke. After it was all said and done we went to the grave sight and laid Kenny to rest. It was amazing, because Uncle Kenny's friend that spoke shared something very special with all of us. He told us of how Kenny had excepted Christ as his Lord and Savior only three months before. Just like all of us he hard the stories over and over again and told those closest to him that when we was ready he would let them know. Well, he did and I'm glad he did because while the rest of us are mourning his death he is sitting at the right hand of God smiling on those he loves.
You know, I thought that Georgia had the craziest weather. Though we do have crazy weather Ohio was something else. When we arrived in Ohio it was about 85 or 90 degrees as the high. When we left today it was snowing! I was so excited to see the first snow of the season, even if it was in April.

Well, this is my honey all cleaned up! We are at his uncle Kenny's house having lunch with the family after the funeral. There is nothing like post funeral food.

This adorable ball of fur is "prissy". She is Brian's Uncle Kenny and aunt Di's cat. She was too cut for her own good!

There was another member of the animal world that Brian and I just totally fell in love with. Her name is Sandy! She is a 1 year old lab/blue tick hound mix. She is HUGE. For those of you who know what my parents dog cam looks like, well she is about twice his size. I'm not kidding. She is 115 lbs. of muscle. I must say that it was love at first sight!

Needless to say we had a good time and are glad to be home. I missed you all and love you dearly! I can't wait to see everyone soon!
Have a great Friday and God bless!