Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I have known Caci and Jami for many years now, and they actually sat at the head table at our reception. Caci is the older of the two with the dark hair, and Jami is the one standing. These pictures were taken at my wedding reception by Dionne Haglund of The Shooting Gallery photography
Monday, November 27, 2006
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
A good deal of this I was in the backseat. While we were driving my car, Mint, Donnie was driving because he knew the area better. I was in the backseat so the guest in the car could have the front seat. Seeing that Mint only has two doors I did not want to have a guest crammed in the back.
Its funny how things are different in the backseat. I did not have to worry about driving so I was really able to pay attention to my surroundings, and the other people in the car. Also, I kept quite because it was hard for people in the front to hear me. So I got to do a great deal of listening.
I got to hear Peggy tell all about what goes on at the church that Donnie grew up in. The gossiping, true or not, has kept Peggy away from the church for a long time. I think that is so sad. Gossip can destroy a church.
I also got to hear Georgie (who was a drug user/dealer until he just recently got out of rehab) tell stories of the ghetto, until we dropped him off at the strip club. (side note: Donnie and I did NOT go in the strip club...I just wanted to make that clear) (Another side note: Georgie was going there to see about fixing a man's truck...Donnie wanted to make that clear) I think this was the first time that Mint had ever been to a strip club!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Friday, November 17, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Being with friends can be such an encouragement!
Sunday, November 12, 2006
When we do money God's way it gives us freedom. When we do money man's way it gives us bondage. The phrase 'In God we trust" is on the back of our money, but do we put our trust in money, not God?
Debt Chokes-When we have dept it makes us worry, it chokes us. Avoid dept at all cost. "The borrower is a servant to the lender" Proverbs 22:7 Don't spend money you don't have!
Stuff Grabs-Where your treasure is, there will your heart be. Don't own anything that you be heartbroken if it got stolen.
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Courtney and I!
Steve, Tim and Courtney in the fog!
Nakya is SO little in this picture. I love this kid!
Its hard to believe that both Josiah and Mechi are both in second grade now! In this picture they were my preschool kids.
City Mission Gala November 2004
Me and my dear friend Mary
Rachel, me, and Katie. I love my girls!
RGIS Picnic June, 2004
My dear Julie playing a great game!
My "other" man Viktor. hahaha
There are many many other picture I would love to post, but I think I will stop for now. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 09, 2006
When we got married in May we got an awesome shower curtain that I just love. However, the bold print made the wall next to it very bare. I wanted to get a large mirror for this space. After finding out how much it would cost, I knew it had to be a DIY project. This is what I did. This project took about 3 hours to complete.
I got 4 frames from Michaels for about $2 each
I got paints, that were the same colors as the shower curtain, for $ .90 each
Then I painted the frames to match the shower curtain. Masking tape is a must for this project!
Then I hung them! (This was by far the hardest step!)
This idea is a little bit more "out there", but it was super fun to make, and people always comment on it. (Sometimes good...Sometimes not so good hehehehe )
This project my husband and I did before we got married. I had a large space above my couch that I did not know what to do with. So we went to Michaels and bought a framed picture that was on clearance. Doing this was SO much cheaper then just buying a frame. Yes, the frame did have real art in it when we got it. We turned the print over and used that as the canvas for our new art.
First we found all all different types of textures to glue down. We used plastic bags, pin foil, tissue paper, and other things we found around the house. Next we traced our hand prints, over lapping each other, about 30 times. Then we painted! Painting by far was the longest part. This project took about 5 hours to complete.
So, be creative and make something to hang on your walls! It was save you money, and you will have a blast doing it!
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Tuesday, November 07, 2006
My hubby and I just got back from voting! Did you vote today? Things are always an adventure living in the inner city, and voting was no different. While we were there, a lady was very upset about the whole process, yelling and such. So the police were called in, and they helped to calm her down. There is always drama here! Go and vote!
We spent Saturday and Sunday in Frankenmuth! I love it there. My mom had got us a hotel room at the Bavarian Inn! Our first event was pretzel rolling. We took a class that taught us all about the history of pretzels, and then we got to make our own. It was so much fun.
After that we had an early dinner, and headed over Bronners. (the worlds largest Christmas store) Donnie had never been there! Seeing that both of us are not big shoppers, we did not spend very much time there. However we did stay long enough to have my picture taken with a nutcracker!
Then we headed back to the hotel for a night of fun at the family fun center. I even got my picture taken with Willy the dragon. (the mascot of the family fun center) My dear husband had a ask a staff person to go get Willy because his wife wanted a picture with him. hahaha
Our room had a sliding door, that lead right to the pool! How cool is that! So after the family fun center we went to the pool. There was a Mary Kay convention going on, so the pool was very filled with older ladies.
Sunday was filled with shopping, and then our trip back home. On the way home we stopped at my parents for a while, and it was nice to see them. What a great birthday weekend I had!
Thursday, November 02, 2006
I received, a while ago, a pack of 30 fine art postcards, and I love them. They are perfect for sending a quick hello. Postcards are cheaper then notecards to send, and people often save post cards on refrigerators. I also find that postcards take less time to put together. People often tell me how much they enjoy a postcard I have sent them out of the blue.
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006
This house is not the worst in Detroit by far. Most people live in houses that are more run down on this on our block. However, it has been abandoned for a long time now, and needs to go.
This house is missing all windows in the back, and part of the back roof is also missing. This house has been abandoned longer than I have lived here.
Between 14110 and 14096 Blackstone
This house is literal falling apart at the seams. It was in good shape a year ago, and someone was remodeling it. However, I think something went wrong. This house is in bad shape.