Monday, March 22, 2010

Mrs. Grissett....oh that's ME!

Just a quick post to share some of my bridal portraits that were taken back in October. I kept them under wraps from pretty much everyone. But since the wedding was Saturday, the cat's pretty much out of the bag at this point. =)

Robyn Barnett of Studio B Photography took them. Such a wonderful and talented friend!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My Wedding Present....A Little Early

My fiance and I love each other so much (I'd hope so since we're getting married in a month and a half, right?-hee hee!). We also love to get each other things that we've wished for. I LOVE to surprise him. And to be honest, he likes to surprise me too, but he grew up pretty much knowing what he was getting at any given holiday. People ask him what he wants, he tells them, and that's what they get him. Or he gets money. For me, that kind of ruins all the fun! And that's not the way I work, which frustrates him. =)

That being said. We've already discussed what we really wanted for our wedding gifts that we're getting for each other, if we can... Well, my fiance is a GOOBER (code for wonderful) and gave me mine early! Granted, he wanted me to be able to use it for events leading up to the wedding. But I think he just truly couldn't stand to wait. LOL

He told me a "story" about where he was Friday afternoon while I was running errands after work, checking in occasionally-not odd for him. Meanwhile, he's driving all over Montgomery and even out to Prattville to get the awesomeness that is my wedding present! =) I get home and he's there already and we talk about our wedding gifts again over dinner-also not unusual, so I'm not suspicious at all. I go in the office to work on wedding stuff and a few minutes later he walks in with THIS, and asks..."is this the kind of bag you mean?"

I was shocked and just about speechless....I just asked..."Did you get the WHOLE thing already??" He said, "oh yeah, I've been lying to you all afternoon and was afraid you'd spot me driving around Montgomery this afternoon! LOL" So for all you readers who are completely confused or just on the edge of your seat at this point. This is what my wonderful fiance got me for my wedding gift: The Nikon D5000 Digital SLR Camera, 18-55 mm Lens, 55-200 mm Zoom Lens, 2 lithium batteries, charger, 2 4 GB memory cards, a lens hood for the zoom lens and the Nikon bag to put it all in!! I can't wait to find my settings and get comfortable with it so I can use it everywhere!!

Above is the back of the camera showing the swivel LED screen open...I love it!

The whole shebang! (above)

I already have a light meter, external flash and tripod, so i'm all set to go! =) I even have growing room if I move stuff around. There's so many pockets and possibilities with this bag.

This shows the swivel LED screen turned all the way around and ready to use.

I feel a tad guilty that I can't give him his gift yet, but whenever I get to play with my camera, I get distracted and just grin a lot. He doesn't mind, and I think he gets a kick out of surprising me and seeing me happy. I love him so much and can't wait to be his wife!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

My First Christmas in My First Home!

Drum roll please..........the photos are here!
Well, I had to be sensible and remember that we still have a wedding to pay for, but I definitely wanted to do something to decorate my first house for it's first Christmas. Occasionally, it hits me still....I actually have a house I can decorate, that's mine! LOL
Josh and I haven't done much yet as far as painting and new furniture goes since we are still preparing for the wedding in March and our new lives together, but I was so excited to at least get our tree up and decorated. My very good friend, Melissa, even got us our "First Home" ornament that I will treasure for years to come! I also got a few extras to adorn our mantel and go with the tree. I think it pulled together quite nicely. Maybe next year we can tackle the outside. Hope you enjoy it too, and if I don't see you, have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday!

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

It's Almost Here! first Christmas in my new house! (NOT IN THE APARTMENT!)
Pix coming soon. I wanted to post something short so those that check this would know something new is on the way...FINALLY! lol

Monday, October 05, 2009

Engagement Portraits

So, I'm going to let these speak for themselves. My friend, Robyn of Studio B Photography is so incredibly talented!!! Click on the words "Studio B Photography" above. Josh and I had our Engagement Portraits taken a week ago Friday and they're already finished! I was so excited, and I'm in love with how they turned out!! I'm picking up the cd tonight!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

The Proposal Story

Thanks so much everyone for the well wishes! I'm so excited to finally be able to share this special time with the special people in my life.
Here's the Proposal Story for those that want to know:

It was simple, but so sweet (all i could ask for) and sentimental to both of us, which is what i wanted. I will need to go back almost a year to the day (I didn't realize this until he was talking about it on Saturday (June 6th). We got back in touch last year (May 2008) and had been corresponding over the phone. Finally, he was able to arrange to come to Montgomery for the day to see me. We met up in town and went to Shakespeare to sit and talk.
Those of you who don't know, we dated once before about 6 years ago and have known each other for almost 11 years total) Well, being almost 30 last year, and knowing I could very well endanger my heart again if I was allowed, I wasn't wanting to play games. So I came right out and asked Josh, "What do you want?" He just as plainly said, "I want you"...Fast forward to Saturday, June 6th, 2009.
There we were, sitting on a bench in the Shakespeare garden again. He started talking about when we were here last and I realized what he was referring to. He told me since this is the place I asked him what he wanted. And this was the place he told me, it was me...he wanted to bring me back here to ask me to spend the rest of my life with him. I was beaming already, so all I could say was YES!! We took the long way back to the car and just walked around for a while, but then he wanted to get me home while there was still daylight. Me being me...of COURSE I was going to want to take pictures of the ring and us. So I did =) -see the post below.

Well, there it is. Nothing extravagant, but it was perfect to me and as I said...sentimental to the both of us. He told me in 2001 (before we even dated) that we were going to get married someday. He wasn't kidding! Thanks for reading.

I'm Engaged!

So I've been a little preoccupied, what with closing on a house and all...But it's finally happened! As of last night, I'm Engaged!! I have a fiance, we bought a house and are finally getting to start our lives together.
I'll tell the story to who wants to know, but I know most of you are just interested in the photos I'm sure!! LOL
So without further adieu, here they are:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I'm a Homeowner!!

As of today, I join the vast world of homeowners...It was nasty and rainy, but closing went off without a hitch. I even have a key!! But, alas...I can't move in until Saturday morning. But it's ok; I've got some last minute stuff to do until I'm ready. But I'm almost there.

Anyway, I say that to inform you that I will hopefully be posting pix soon of the new digs, but I will also be offline for just a few days until the cable guy can come out and get me back online.

See you soon!