Monday, January 18, 2010

For Today.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

-dr. martin luther king, jr.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Craft Hope for Haiti

Craft Hope for Haiti Shop Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time
Praying for the people in Haiti. Here's another way you can help. Craft Hope for Haiti is Etsy's initiative to help those in need.
All proceeds of the Craft Hope Etsy shop will benefit Doctors Without Borders in Haiti. All items have been generously donated by the crafting community. If you'd like to donate an item please visit the Craft Hope website

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My latest obsession.

Meet my new Fuji Instax Mini! I love it SO much! Chuck got it for me for Christmas. It's like a Polaroid but the pictures are about half the size. I haven't really had the chance to use it a lot yet, but I may just start carrying it around in my purse with me. I missed out on getting a Polaroid when they announced that they weren't making them anymore. I'm hoping they'll make 'em again, but for now, at least I have this! If you're looking to score one of these babies, I suggest eBay. Urban Outfitters carries it, but they only have the white one--and it costs WAY too much!! eBay is definitely where I've seen the best prices.

It goes well with the collection, yeah? I also customized my little Holga the other night, with inspiration from A Beautiful Mess. (thanks Elsie!) My painting skills are a little rough, but I'm happy with the result. I also scored that cool little Argoflex in the back on eBay (my new BFF) for super cheap!! I think I paid more for the shipping. I'm hoping to get a DSLR so that I can use the Argoflex for some TTV (Through The Viewfinder) pics! (thanks Hula Seventy!) I aspire to capture cool shots like these. Or these.

So for 2010, I'm setting out a goal to expand my little camera collection and capture some awesome pictures along the way! What do you think? =)

Friday, January 1, 2010

2009 recap.

In 2009:

 we went to Hawaii in March.
We were there for 2 wonderful (not long enough) weeks for Chuck's City & County of Honolulu FD physical agility test. He passed both parts of the test and is now on the hiring list, which is good for 2 years. We haven't given up hope on HI!!! While we were there...

we met The Morgans.
Actually, I virtually met Jana when I was researching Hawaii photographers. Come to find out that she and her husband, David, used to live in Orlando. We hung out with them a few times during our trip and they are two of the most genuinely nice people you will ever meet! And...

Jana took our amazing engagement pics.
We went to Hawaii not really expecting much, and we left with feelings of hope and gratitude for new opportunities and new friends.

we sent out engagement party invitations in July.

we planned a luau engagement party with the works: authentic food and entertainment. But before all of that took place...

we surprised our party guests and got married!
Yep! We pulled it off! We couldn't have done it without the help of our friends--we are extremely blessed.

we both turned the big three-oh. =)
It felt awesome to celebrate our 30th birthdays as newlyweds. There will be plenty of birthdays to come.

I got a new Macbook Pro...
And with it, more freelance design work!

...a new ride and...
His name is Russell, like the little Asian boy in the movie, Up!

we moved into our first place together and celebrated our first Christmas as a married couple!

2009 has been a very eventful year for us. And I'm amazed and humbled by how much God worked His hand in our life this past year. So with Him by our side, I say...

BRING ON 2010!!!!