Saturday, December 26, 2009

Long time no blog

It has been a while since I have been on here. I cannot say enough that I am so ready for this year to be over with. Christmas time is my favorite time of the year, this year however seemed to just be another weekend with a few extra days on it. It has been a hard year and even harder holidays without my dad.

Shawn has got the job at Grief in Wright City working 2nd shift at a factory. He has not started this job however but we will hopefully get a start date soon. It should be in the first few weeks of the new year.

I have been taking pictures for friends and family lately and having a blast. This has been my own get a way from things and I enjoy it very much. I decided to open a business for photography. I plan on getting an LLC set up and to start doing what I enjoy to get extra money! Anyone who knows me, photos have always been a huge part of my life with scrapbooking and old family albums so this is perfect for me.

We have a new nephew!! He was born 12/22/09. His name is Evan Joseph Tuley and the little brother of Lily Jane. Everyone is doing well and he is adorable! He looks like his uncle Shawn's baby picture to a T.

Unfornitatly, also on 12/22/09, my uncle passed away. He lived in Tulsa OK with his wife Lisa and son Robert. My heart hurts for his wife and children during this holiday season. This is the second son my grandmother has lost in under a year. This is another huge tragagy for our family, and only god can give us the streght to get through these things. My Uncle Richard was a man I looked up to very much and will miss. I just visited with him over the thanksgiving holiday and he was very pround to show me his new place and the deer they feed and tons of video! I enjoy very much hanging out with the Starks side of the family, yet it is very hard since they are all so much like my dad.

On a lighter note, I am so excited for new years. We are having friends at our house for poker and rock band! I hope 2010 is a much better year then this year, but only time will tell.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thanksgiving is fast approaching!

I have been looking at ads for next week and making my shopping list! Usually I have most everything done by the time black friday comes along so I am more or less shopping for Shawn and I!

Shawn had an interview this week with a factory in Wright City and they called him back for a background check but nothing more yet. Keep your fingers crossed that he will get this! If so, he will be working nights which will be a huge adjustment but nothing we cannot work around!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween, Lily's Birthday and Johnny coming home!

So Halloween was fun, not as much fun as last year :( Shawn was not feeling well and the amount of trick or treaters were not as high as usual. We had a little fire outside and hung out for awhile and then packed it up early to go inside and watch scary movies. Overall it was a nice relaxing halloween which is unusual for us!

Sunday November 1st was our neice's second birthday! We went over to Laura and Pauls to have dinner and cake and let her open presents. She is so cute and spoiled! This will be her holiday as an only child!

Monday November 2nd my brother Johnny came home!! I had to work so I had to wait wait wait all day to go see him after work. I have to admit I was so excited on my way out there I was jamming out in the car while singing and dancing! It is so nice that he is home now!

This next weekend we have my Grandma's halloween party and Lily's birthday party so I will post pictures then!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Life is always changing!

I hope everything happens for a reason as Shawn got layed off Friday. :( Hopefully it will only be a week or two and then he can go back to work, or get another job. With the holidays coming up and bills being tight as it is, I hope something happens soon!

Mr. & Mrs. Howell!

October 24, 2009 Sarah & Ryan Howell's wedding!

I had a great time working with Sarah and Ryan thoughout the planning porcess! They have had a great year and many more to come! Here are a few pictures that were taken at the reception!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament was great! We had a good turn out considering the weather and the six inches of rain we had the few days prior. We ended up with 42 golfers and everyone had a great time!

We are thinking about making this an annual event to raise money in my Dad's name for local families who need assistance. That is still in with works but I think it would be a great way to continue raising money in my Dad's honor! If anyone knew my dad, they know that he would help anyone he could without thinking so we would like to do the same.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New Camera!

I got a new camera over the summer and I LOVE IT! I got a Canon Rebel XSI and it takes great pictures! I still need to learn more and get the editing software I want, but its not a bad start at all! Here are a few of my favorite pics that I have taken recently. We dont have kids yet, so I take pictures of random things! haha I will post more pictures soon as I have tons at home!

First Blog

Hello! Welcome to our blog. I never thought I would have one of these, but it really is a lot easier to let your friends and family know what is going on since we don't get to talk to everyone as much as we would like!
Things are going well with us, Shawn is working at Unlimited Truck & Trailer in Warrenton and he loves it! It am still working at Coyne, Cundiff & Hillemann, P.C. in Lake Saint Louis and working on building my wedding business, True Events Wedding Planning. I am also working with a company called Ameriplan which is a benefit company helping people who cannot get insurance for whatever reason. So if you know anyone who does not have any insurance, or would like an additional supplemental program, let me know!!
Our favorite holiday is coming up, HALLOWEEN!! For us, that is the holiday season kickoff, I love the holidays, could do less of the cold, but it would be weird to have a warm Christmas! I plan on posting at least once a week, so if you want to subscribe to get notification on when I post, beware!!