Sunday, March 14, 2010
As promised, I'll tell you a little bit about our recent trip to Gainesville, Georgia. At the end of February,Jake and I attended ONE Marriage Conference that' we’ve made an annual doing. We went last year to see what it was all about and loved it, so we decided to go back and loved it even more this year. I highly recommend it to any couples, engaged or married, even if you aren’t Christians as we are. We both know that marriage can be tough, so we are ready to learn more and prepare ourselves for what’s to come and what God would have us to be in our marriage. We are all for bettering ourselves and our lives together! Ed Young and his wife Lisa spoke, and they were funny and charming and I got a lot out of what they shared. Marriage is so much deeper than weddings and vows. It takes strength and patience, and is an amazing covenant shared between two people. I love being married to my husband, and wouldn’t change it for the world :)
However,I am sorry to say that I didn’t take any pictures of the actual conference…except from my phone. Shame on me. It was beautiful though and I’m already excited about next year!
but enough mush. While we were there we took advantage of the time away and spent a lot of it driving around, going to our usual stores that Florida doesn’t offer us and we did a lot of photo excursions, you know, the BEST kind of excursions. :P
One of the good things about Duluth is that there is a large Asian population (& culture) there, thus giving us bubble tea cafes everywhere! Jacob and I have been boba addicts for about two years now (definitely no denial here), and going to Duluth just gives us an excuse to splurge. Granted, we have a few favorite cafe’s back home, but nothing like in good ole Duluth. :) Needless to say, you’ll see a lot of boba pictures, Ha! Anyways…here is the documentation of our little mini road trip:
So we found this really really old rundown historical house and decided to go play in it. Let me clarify and say that rundown was an understatement. They whole house had practically fallen down with random remnants here and there. It was fuuuuun.
and when you see some artsy dumpsters, you just gotta stop and take a picture.
Our “usual” hotel. We love Hyatt Place!
On the way home, the weather was perfect, and by perfect I meant absolutely beautiful. So we stopped to take some pictures of these horses on the side of the road and they came right up to us! [yea, never experienced that before] They let us pet them and take pictures of them, perfect models I must say, lol. I was amazed and giddy about it the whole ride home. They were gorgeous horses and I was on cloud 9.
one of my favorite pictures from the trip. Great job horsey! The trees, the light…ugh. I love it :)
I actually took a ton of pictures for a class project, which again, I’ll tell you more about as the time comes. But for now, you’re just gonna have to hold onto your computer chairs for a while. :) We also got the chance to visit with our cousins and have our first Trader Joe’s experience. There aren’t any TJ’s in Florida, so it was quite the treat.
oh and funny story! Last year when we went, it snowed in Atlanta, and it was my first experience with a snow storm. I loved it, mainly because I don’t live in severely cold weather conditions, so for me it was so fun and entertaining! This year, so far has been a really cold winter for Florida so I figured maybe this year it would snow again! I brought my boots and lots of socks and scarves and was totally prepared. I prayed the entire time we were there but nothing. Not even a hint of precipitation. Well the day after we left, it snowed. WHAT?! I guess it just wasn’t meant to be for us to see snow, maybe God knew that our little car couldn’t handle it!
It was a great and much needed mini vacation for the both of us, it’s always nice to experience different locations and get the chance to just relax. Nonetheless, there you have it, in a nutshell.
Friday, March 12, 2010
What do you think?
Jake just finished a few painting this week and I believe I heard him say that he wants me to share them on my blog so I'm sure you'll be seeing them too. :)
So how about I tell you about my day today, eh? So yesterday... I worked all day (and by "all day" I mean, from when I got home from Zumba at 10ish to like midnight) on a project due in today's class and was planning on printing them at Costco (they do 12x18 lightjet prints for $3, which is not too bad). I digress, I changed my mind this morning and decided just to buy semigloss photo paper (which was a way cheaper route) and print in the digital darkroom at my school and save the more expensive prints for an upcoming exhibition I'm in. So I did. I get to school this morning and start to print and they turned out so bad. The ink was blotchy and smudging in the corners, needless to say they were TERRIBLE. So a few of my classmates picked up extra paper since they were printing in the lab too, no big deal. THEN....dun dun dun... I see the color wheel of death on the computer, and it freezes! My disc (with all of my files on it) is stuck in the computer!! it took like 30 minutes to finally get it out, and I had to hurry up and print, luckily the prints turned out fine and I got a good critique, even though I was late to class. GUHH. luckily I have one more class and then I'm free for the weekend and I got to wear my rain boots today, yes!
I'll be back to update you on our trip. Procrastinator doesn't even begin to describe me these last few weeks...Hope everyone's friday is swell!
Saturday, March 6, 2010
We woke up this morning and weren’t ready to just be home. So we decided to get dressed and hit the road once again…just for a few hours.
So we are taking and impromptu day trip to Orlando today, to visit a few stores in the Florida Mall and Lollicup (which we discovered on our former trip that I have yet to tell you about). Sure there are fun boba places around here…but nothing quite like Lollicup. aaaand I’m still editing pictures from the former trip…so once I find time to finish, you will have another picture heavy post. :) Plus I need need to gather some more images for a project that I’m doing in my Photo Essay & Narrative class. I’ll share that with you too, once it’s complete.
but I will leave you with some randoms from my iphone… (aka iphone frenzy):
behind the scenes class portrait:
Sunday picnic at the beach.
And some from our mini vacation:
and we’re off!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
so first off let me apologize for not blogging for almost a month. yes a MONTH. I’ve been extremely busy with school work, as most college students are this time of year, I guess. I also got sick last week, right before we went on our mini vacation…which was not fun. I was so worried we wouldn't be able to enjoy our trip, but my the grace of God I got better before last friday. :)
I have tons to share, but first I’ll back up and update you on our visit to the Florida State Fair earlier in February. Jacob and I love the fair. We have gone every year since the first year we dated and we will probably go every year to come. We never eat a lot of the food because honestly, some of it is just bizarre and ridiculously gross (even though Jake, my little bean pole, will try just about anything). We just usually walk around and pet the animals, go into the arts and crafts hall and this year we stopped and watched the little rodeo they had. Most of the time we ride the Ferris wheel but not this year, we would have frozen.
for those of you who don’t know, that’s Seth in the back. My brother in law.
Last week my sister in law and I hosted a table at our church for a little ladies party they were having and here is what we came up with (we didn’t make the cake, a lady at our church made a centerpiece cake for each table):
I’ll be back later to tell you all about our little mini vacation we took this weekend. Thanks to all my blog friends who tolerate my absence! haha. :P