Saturday, May 26, 2012

Pizza: Grilled

Chris, the grill master, has been wanting to make pizza on the grill for over a year. He finally took the chance last week using his family's grill. It was a new experiment for all of us so it was fun seeing what worked and what didn't. These pictures are not meant to be a how-to, just a documentation of the process.

The conclusion? Although the phrase "practice makes perfect" certainly applies to grilling pizza, we thought it was a yummy success and one we will practice again! Not to mention I think it's pretty cool to have a fiance who likes to make food. ;)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Engagement Party

     Some people have full blown engagement parties that are mini-weddings, some people don't know what one is! We fall somewhere in between, we wanted to do something fun but simple with minimal planning. While it may not be as proper to throw one for yourself, engagement parties aren't a tradition in our circle of friends so we did it anyway. :) We decided to invite friends for a night of bowling. Bowling is a very interactive activity and there's always food at bowling alleys so it was perfect for us. We didn't take time to photograph it perfectly but we did snap a few frames of the game and our friends. It ended up being a fun, relaxing evening for Chris and I thanks to our amigos!

The groom-to-be:

 The bride-to-be:


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Of Trusting God and Coming Together

For almost three years, Rachel and I have gone through some of the best and hardest times of our lives together in our dating relationship. We've had rough times in our relationship, but we've also had amazing times where God has worked in each of our lives. Through all these times, we have felt God confirming our relationship in multiple ways. On March 16, 2012, Rachel answered a question that has changed our lives forever.

It was a balmy, foggy day, but we had agreed to take a day during my spring break to just have "us" time and experiment with some photography . Little did she know, I had been planning to ask her the all important question that day.

As she turned around from taking this picture, one that reflects our hope in Christ and the cross, I knelt down on one knee and asked her if she would marry me. After the initial shock, she gave a positive answer and we agreed to spend the rest of our lives together!

 Two Lives...

 Coming Together for God.

To say we are ecstatic would be an understatement! We are so blessed to sense God's approval and the huge excitement of our family and friends on our future marriage. The next few months will be some of the busiest of our lives between college, wedding plans and work. We continue to trust God that he will take us through this engagement time and into marriage. Your prayers are certainly greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Scenes of Academia

Chris' that is and mine occasionally when I visit; he is blessed to study here despite the common love/hate relationship one has with academic pursuits. He really does love the challenge and excitement of doing something he was created for!

 Transportation and Nourishment.

The prestigious MetroTech Center has to have interesting art! Yes, that is an alligator climbing out of a manhole to bite a man's coat. On the left side of the man's head there is a dollar sign.

                                                                    "Alligator" by Tom Otterness

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sofia is One

This cutie turned the big O-N-E while her family was visiting so her mother asked me to take her one year portraits. She is such a sweet little "gordita". :)

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