About Me

I am a crazy woman, funny and carefree but type A and anal all at the same time. I have two daughters and a Father who's a King...what more do I need?! My goal on this planet is to help His bride: literally (I plan weddings for a living!) and spiritually (I occasionally offer words of wisdom to loved ones...) Bless us all on this journey!

Jesus and His Girl

Jesus and His Girl

Saturday, June 23, 2007


Ok so this is not one of MY weddings, but apparently it is someones:) Got it in an email. Anyway you guys know I plan weddings; and I have gotten three calls just this week, from STRANGERS which is nice because it means the word of mouth thing is working! I am even planning a 4th of July party for a very wealthy bunch, pool/deck/fireworks at their home. I told her yesterday we're not gonna do hillbilly red/white/blue; we're renting pretty white linens and white chairs, then decorating the food area with red roses and red tapers and the pool area with white lights and red/white/blue pillows on her patio furniture. She told me that sounds beautiful and if it all works out she'll hire me for her Christmas parties too. Go God! Who knows, if we get lucky maybe this couple in the pic will show up!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Things I Love

Awhile back Bethany posted some things she loves. My bedroom is one, because my mom and a bunch of friends did it for me as a surprise for my birthday WHILE I WAS OUT OF TOWN! I came home to it. Full of Eiffel towers and black&white framed pics of Paris. Love it!

Monday, June 18, 2007

July 21!!!

Ok let's stir the waters of controversy 'cuz it's fun! I LOVE HARRY POTTER BOOKS and am very excited the last installment is coming out July 21. I literally have another 32 year old girlfriend who's so excited she may camp out at Barnes and Nobles with the other 15 year olds for the midnight release. How funny. Let me first of all say that I DO NOT think this series is for young children at all. Like, kids only 10 and older maybe, depending on whether or not the child is capable of distinguishing real from pretend and all that. Having said that though, this series of literature is very thought provokin on EVERYONE'S struggle within themselves for the potential to be good or evil, and the ability we all possess to use our gifts for other's benefit or for their detriment. It's really, really good. The other praise I have is that the author has created this whole Harry Potter "universe," much as George Lucas did with Star Wars and the creator of Star Trek with the Klingon language and all that. It really is genius even just from an academic standpoint. I have strong feelings around the "controversy" of Christians reading such material, which I'll save after I read some of your opinions! I'm excited!

Friday, June 15, 2007


I've had two grandmas, both my paternal and my maternal grandmothers, diagnosed with cancer. We buried one last month, and tonight we celebrated the other at the Relay for Life Survivor's Lap. My sweet grandma Bennett is 81 and had to do the last half of her lap in the golf cart, but she smiled and waved her little pom-pom the whole time. She's the epitome of "mindful" living (see previous post). She just finished her last chemo treatment last Tuesday and is so spunky and sweet. One example: last September she and my grandpa came here for a b-day party and both were walking up my sidewalk with canes. I went out to help them in, kissed them and asked how they were doing. My grandma replied "Oh, just call us Cane and Able." I about pooped. And tonight we celebrated her wonderful attitude! When I"m 81 I wanna smile and wave pom-poms, even if it is on a golf cart. Hell I wanna be that way NOW!!! As for my grandma Bair, (pictured here) well she's in heaven now and hopefully they have golf carts and pom-poms there too... :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I've Been Tagged

5 things i was doing 10 years ago:
1. being very pregnant with skylar 2. being hot while being pregnant 3. being horny while being pregnant:) 4. being hungry while being pregnant 5. being fat while being pregnant!

5 snacks i love:
1. ice cream 2. dove dark chocolate 3. chips and salsa 4.cheeses 5. fruit (w/ cheeses or dove dark chocolate!)

5 songs i know the words to:
1. bob seger old time rock n roll 2. beatles twist and shout 3. every poison song 4. every motley crue song on girls, girls, girls or dr.feelgood 5. every bon jovi song on slippery when wet, crush, new jersey

5 things i'd do if i were a millionaire:
1. go to paris 2. put money away for kids 3. buy a bigger house 4. still shopping at target and payless! 5. garage sale even MORE

5 bad habits: 1. eating at night 2.eating salt 3. thinking about how i really need to exercise 4. blogging instead of exercising 5. eating at night instead of exercising

5 things i like to do: 1. eat at night :) 2.read 3.hang out at the beach 4.go to chicago 5.go to wrigley field (preferable at night so i can eat, read the scoreboard, be close to lake michigan and be in chicago!!!!!!!!)

5 things i won't wear again: 1.my 1994 wedding dress complete with HAT (hee-hee) 2.aqua net 3.shoulder pads 4.penny loafers without socks 5. penny loafers with socks

5 fave toys: 1.barbies 2.etch a sketch 3.atari video games (centipede baby!) 4.sit and spin 5.magna doodle

5 people i tag: 1.pat parker 2.gina morales 3.tammy ward 4.bethany fuson 5. THAT'S IT! ELIZABETH TAGGED ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE I BLOG WITH!

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Garage Sales

Since my grandma died a month ago we've had the unfortunate task of going through her things, which feels very much like trespassing in the beginning, and now we're preparing to have a garage sale this weekend. I've had garage sales before certainly but they're always at my house; rarely do i have to drive my stuff elsewhere! So not only are we selling grandma's stuff but the individual family members have their stuff as well...so we hope it will go well except it's so windy tonight and supposed to storm of course. Anyone have any garage sale stories?!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

My Baby Who's Not a Baby

This is my third grade Skylar (hairy one on the left, surprise suprise huh?) having her third grade picnic this past Thursday. It was hot out but all the kids were running around in the sun, playing basketball, playing on the playground...except these little guys, the special ed kids, who tire easily or get hot easily (or, as in the case of Sam the dark little guy) just can't get down the slide in a wheelchair. So they gravitate toward each other, and Mrs. Levinhagen on the left is THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON AT PARKVIEW for my little girl! They all look so happy just being together, and this public school is so amazing for how beautifully it treats its "variety" of students. The tallest girl in the back on the right isn't even in their class, but she's one of the older students and likes to help. Thank you God that I have so much support for my special little girl who just likes to sit in the grass in the shade with her special little friends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!