Thursday, July 29, 2010

Engagement Pictures

Jimmy Ho posted our engagement pictures on his photography blog!!!!  Go check them out if you haven't already!  (Sorry if this is like the millionth time you've heard me talk about them....I just LOVE pictures.  I could sit for hours looking at pictures...even ones of random strangers.  lol.)

Book Review: Cast of Characters by Max Lucado

So, I've joined  It's a great site where you can get free books by reviewing them and posting your reviews on your blog and a customer retail website (like Amazon).  For my first book I choose Cast of Characters by Max Lucado.  Here's my review:

Cast of Characters is a compilation of several of Max Lucado’s books, chronicling the lives of people in the Bible.  Each chapter describes a different character, relating their story to our own.  The pages are a celebration of what an awesome God can do with the lives of common people. 

This was my first time reading a book by Max Lucado and I enjoyed it immensely.  His writing style is casual, interesting, and easy to follow.  I used it as a devotional to help me get back into reading my Bible more consistently.  For many of the characters in the Bible I knew well, the author was able to bring a new perspective to their story. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter were very helpful.  They really made me think about how I can apply the godly truths I’ve discovered within the stories.  It was also nice to be able to dig deeper in the Bible, answering questions by reading other passages that related to the topics of the chapters.  I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is searching to get an overview of many great characters in the Bible.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Alpha-1 Bowling & Rainbow Springs

July 23, 2010:  I got together with my lovely Alpha-1 coworkers for dinner at BJ's and bowling at Alley Katz.  I love how I still got a pizookie (cookie with ice cream dessert) despite the fact that I was full and had 4 cookies from Subway earlier (I was only going to get two cookies, but they were 3 for $1 something...and then the lady ended up giving me an extra!)!  These businesses must really know that I can never pass up a good dessert!

Bowling was fun, but I think we discovered that 3 hours of bowling is a little much.  I don't think anyone broke 100 except for Tiffany who used to be in a bowling league.  I progressively got worse and finally gave up.  Then Geoff and I were all ready to sing Brittney Spear's "...Baby One More Time" karaoke style, but they had finished taking songs for the night.  :(  That definitely would have been a sight to see.  Haha.

Here's some pictures of the Alpha-1 Gang

July 24, 2010:  Kristina and I headed to Dunnellon, Florida to visit Tori and Tessa!  I hadn't seen Tori in years...and had never seen Tessa, so I was very excited to catch up with them!  Tessa was a trip.  I love her "squat" dancing (too cute!). We headed to Rainbow Springs in the morning and back to the Pott's house for lunch later.  It was a gorgeous day....sun bright and water crystal clear (and cold, but I enjoyed it).  Did you know Rainbow Springs is the fourth largest spring in Florida?  I definitely want to go visit again.
Tori and Tessa enjoying the spring water
   Kristina, me, Tori, and Tessa (look at that water...beautiful!)

Also, Jimmy Ho posted our engagement pictures!  You can check them out at  I was very happy with them!  I still can't decide which one is my favorite.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bachelorette Partayy!

July 9-11, 2010: Bachelorette Party in Orlando!

First, I'd like to thank all of my bridesmaids for an amazing weekend! 

Friday night we hung out at the hotel, ate a delicious meal, and played Heartthrob (which we were a little tooo amused by!).
They did a great job decorating our fabulous hotel room!
 After playing Heartthrob a couple of times we decided to guess which guy we had on our head, lol.

Saturday we woke up and went to Old Town to take old time photos.  I'll have to post the pictures once I scan them on to the computer...they are pretty funny.  We have one funny and one serious one of us all dressed up as saloon girls.

After the photos we went to the outlet mall and found shoes for all the bridesmaids to wear!  We got SO lucky that they had everyone's size...and they were relatively cheap --- SCORE! 

Saturday night, we got dressed up and went to City Walk.  We ate dinner at Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville.  They gave us each our own balloon hat and then ended up connecting them all together.  It seriously amused us (and a BUNCH of other people) all night.  I mean...we couldn't even get out of the restaurant without people wanting to take pictures with us.  So we pretty much walked around City Walk all night taking pictures, dancing, and having a blast.
Right after we got connected!
Hanging with the popo--he told us not to make a face.

Selena really loving her balloon hat
A small sample of the people taking pictures of us/with us.

Sunday we relaxed.  Heather, Namrata, and I went shopping and then had to drop Heather off at the airport.  Namrata and I came back, hung out at the pool/jacuzzi, got some pizza, and lounged.  Great end to a great weekend (Wow I need to learn some more adjectives!).

4th of July Weekend!

Just if anyone was wondering...or didn't already know...I did not win the sing like John Mayer contest.  It was a lot of fun and I want to thank everyone who voted for me (especially Eric since he voted like 100 times every hour!).  The girl who won had a great voice and is a vocal teacher or something, so I'm glad she won (even though I would have loved another beanbag!  lol.). 

July 2-5, 2010:  My family came with me to Naples to visit Eric for the 4th of July weekend!  We really had a great time visiting the Everglades, riding an air boat, holding a gator, eating Rita's Italian Ice twice, and watching fireworks over the beach.  Here are some pictures from our Naples adventure: