Friday, October 31, 2008


After 5 long weeks of waiting, our wedding pictures are finally online and let me tell you it was well worth the wait! I absolutely LOVE them! Check them out here:

In other news, I chopped my hair off. It's the shortest I've had it in a long time, and I'm still adjusting, but I think it's cute. I should have some pictures to post after this weekend. A couple of friends and I are headed to Wisconsin Rapids for a birthday celebration. It should be a good time!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So, Ben and I have been meeting with a guy from Northwestern Mutual about life insurance, retirement funds, etc. We are horrible at saving unless it's for something specific, but we realize the importance of getting this stuff underway sooner rather than later, so we've enlisted help. We started by applying for life insurance which requires a small "physical" – urine and blood samples, blood pressure check, etc. Not a big deal for some, but I've always hated needles. When I was little it took my mom, a doctor, and two nurses to hold me down just to prick my finger. Well, I'm proud to say that I made it through – no tears, no fainting, and no one holding me down! It wasn't nearly as bad as I imagined, which is a huge relief knowing that I'll be doing it quite a bit once I start having babies. :)

Now we wait to see if we are approved...

Monday, October 20, 2008

end of wedding season

We ended the wedding season at Dustin and Kelly Matzke's wedding this weekend. It was a good time as usual and here are a few pics from the day.

Cold Update: Sad to report that I still, yes STILL have a cough. Today is the 3 week mark. As I said in my last post, enough already!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

enough already!

I've had a cold for two weeks now and I'm sick of it! I guess, on the bright side, it's not the really plugged up and can't breathe kind and I don't look like Rudolph from blowing my nose – just a nasty cough that won't let up. But, nonetheless, I'm ready to be healthy again.

Despite my sickness, Ben and I had a fun weekend. We made the three-hour drive to Granite Falls, Minnesota for a wedding. We only knew a handful of people, and they were all in the wedding party (we were the losers at the table by ourselves), but once the drinks started flowing and the dance started we had a blast! Congrats Mike and Barbie!

One more wedding to go this weekend...

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

new camera

I finally got a new digital camera! Mine was a bit outdated at 2.0 megapixels and it was time to upgrade. I ended up going with the Canon PowerShot A1000 IS. Now I just need to buy a larger memory card (the one that came with it only hold 9 pictures) and read the manual so I can take advantage of some of its great features and settings.


Ben and I got married on September 27. It was cloudy and a tad windy, but overall a beautiful day and everything went great! The professional pics won't be ready for another couple of weeks, but here are some shots of the day from our friends.

Headed down the aisle with my dad.

In our stretch Navigator headed to the reception.

With my sister and maid of honor, Kyra.

Toilet Paper game – we had to see who could get the TP off the roll the fastest. Kyra and I lost.