Sunday, November 30, 2008

A year already...

Well it has officially been a year since I got engaged. It was last year, the day after Thanksgiving that Michael finally popped the question. We have a little under a year to go till the wedding and I CANT WAIT! Everyday is new and exciting and I am constantly reminded of how much I love him and what a lucky gal I am!

These pictures were taken the day we got engaged... November 23rd 2007!

My Thanksgiving Cookies

It seems to be my first official holiday tradition...
Last Thanksgiving was the first time I officially spent an entire holiday with Michael's family. I wanted to make something special to bring with me to his grandparents house so I decided to make cookies. I had made them years earlier with my family for Christmas but hadn't made them in a while. Well I made them last year and they were a hit, everyone loved them! So this year I made them again but had a little help from my new assistants: Alyssa & Anthony. Thanks for your help guys, couldn't have done it without you!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy (way late) Halloween

Now that its almost thanksgiving I will post a few pictures of me on halloween lol. I was the pick of the litter haha :)Hope you like it Jeanie!!! This would make a great "Shannon story"!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The first snow!

This is what I saw when I got out of my photography class tonight :) I think its funny that I am so in love with the snow the very first time I see it each winter but mark my words in about 3 months I will never want to see another snowflake again! So I guess I should enjoy this moment while it lasts... ahhh snow! :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Christmas goodies @ Tina's

So most people are not lucky enough to experience Tina Sue's "Island of Sin". Luckily enough I am not one of those unfortunate people! I am one of the lucky ones! Every year around this time Loren's mom starts making goodies for "The Island of Sin". I make sure to go on a bit of a crash diet every year around this time so I can be ready for the inevitable 10 lbs I am going to gain from all these goodies. Okay that is a lie... I just gain the weight and I love every minute of it lol. This year Tina was nice enough to teach me, my mom, Elyse, and Megan the tricks of the trade. We had a BLAST AND A HALF! Not only did Tina host the whole day but she made us a delicious lunch too! She even made us special homemade recipe books with our lunch and all the treats in the book. I think we honestly took home about 5lbs of goodies each! I certainly woke up in a sugar coma after our day of cooking!!! Here are a few shots from our day.

Tina I know we have all said it over and over again but THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for such an amazingly fun day!!! We cant wait to do it again! xoxoxo

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I couldnt help it...

Yes I know taking pictures of the leaves during the fall months is totally cliche but I just couldn't help it!!! They are so darn pretty!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Is it seriously November already???

I went to leave for work this morning and there were so many darn leaves in the driveway it was crazy! Obviously my first thought was to whip out the camera!!!

Then I decided to go for a walk at lunch and...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Alyssa Rose the BIG PAIN IN MY BUTT!!!

Thats right... I said it... Alyssa is a big pain in my butt. For some reason she doesnt like the idea of my wedding party wearing white and black. She thinks that she is not going to have to wear white or black. Well she is right... she is going to wear a spongebob square pants costume down the isle and she is going to love it! SO THERE!!!