Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Livin' La Vintage

I am going to start selling my things on ETSY! Look for my paintings and other odds & ends in the weeks to come, I will have nothing to do over the winter break!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Hubby's Birthday!

Yesterday was Pete's 23rd birthday! Of course, it was a little overboard again. But how can you beat a 21st surprise birthday of 30 guests, and a 22nd birthday with a weekend on the beach! So, the weekend began Sunday afternoon and a drive down to Sarasota. We went out for hot wings with my parents and grandma at a local restaraunt Pete loves. After dinnner Pete opened a remote control motorcycle (the closest he might ever get to a real one) and couple cards from my family. After that we headed down to St. Armand's for gelato with a purpose behind it. After walking around for a bit and toodling around in a few galleries, Pete and I ended up "lost" on the way home and rounded the bend at a little hotel on the beach where we had a room for the evening. Since my Dad delivers the mail on the circle, we ended up with a sweet deal. The following morning we enjoyed the luxury of Starbucks and the circle once again then headed to my parent's for a final farewell. After arriving back in Brandon, we hung around, did a little shopping (to get Pete out of the house to make some surprise desserts) and just relaxed. At around 6 o'clock we told Pete to get up and get ready! We were off to yet another surprise - BD's Mongolion Barbeque in Lakeland. The evening was complete with a tin foil Spartan birthday hat, singing from the grillesmen, more singing (frontwards and backwards: they turned around) and Swedish Rice for desert. We were so thankful that the Higgens and Chamblesses could come out to make the dinner and surprise even more special. Once arriving home, Pete opened up his gifts from his family and we played a few boardgames. A long weekend of secrets and surprises, but tons of fun. Happy Birthday Babe! Hope you had as much fun as I did!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

So this past Monday was our one year anniversary! Shocking, I know. Where has the time gone? It really does fly the farther you get in life. Children must grow in an instant! This past year has been such a learning experience and so wonderful. It is so awesome to be near to someone you love so much and who loves you so much. We have had many adventures and have learned a lot about one another. For example: I hate when Pete puts his shoes next to the shoe basket, and Pete hates when I stack my books or belongings on any couch, near any ottoman or close to anything where his feet will lay. Ha. Needless to say, I have learned the depth of love so much more this past year and love Pete so much more than just a year ago. I can not wait to experience what our love will be like in 50 years! Enough with the mush. For those of you wondering how the magical date was celebrated, I digress. The weekend started with a drive to Orlando on a "whim" of my husband who had booked a hotel for us for the evening (little did I know). It was beautiful and spontaneous and a whole lot of fun. That night (before our anniversary) we went out to dinner in downtown disney at the rainforest cafe. It was wonderful! We both had massive burgers and had to roll ourselves out of the restaurant. After that we walked around for a bit and got lost on the way back to the hotel, we always seem to get lost - daughter of a mailman, go figure. The next morning we opened gifts (I recieved a gift card to Forever 21, a very cute grey dress that you will see in pictures, and a florida appropriate trench.) I got Pete the new Anberlin CD, (you should really pick it up) a new RVCA hat, an ezekiel shirt, and lots of peanut butter-filled candy. Once that was done, we checked out and spent the remainder of our morning at IKEA complete with breakfast and browsing. We then proceeded to the Orlando Prime Outlets for me to use my giftcard. After that we headed home, relaxed from a long day of shopping, and then went out for a fantastic dinner at Carabba's. We completed the evening with the cutting of our original wedding cake and sharing with family. Here's a few shots. Enjoy, and thanks to all who wished us well!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Writing from the In-Laws

We are all moved out and moved in. What a hassle. Who knew you could acquire so much in under a year. I know we have over 40 boxes. One feels a bit spoiled looking at all of that. Anyways, we are living with Pete's family for a short while. Trying to save some money in the coming months. We also haven't found any place to live and don't want to settle for something and just move again in a year. We really want to find a place where we can stay for a bit, otherwise it's just too much work. So in short, pray that we find a place where we can stay a while and be content. Pray for an involved landlord (to the extend of fixing necessities) and a safe neighborhood. Those are our musts. Signing off, the wife.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Meeting a Celebrity in California!!!

Today, Pete and I went down to his brother, John's church for Sunday service (Calvary Chapel San Juan Capistrano). Little did we know it was a devine appointment! The worship was pretty good and the message was good. We really enjoy John's teachings. Afterwards we were standing around talking, trying to figure out who was going where and where to eat lunch when Pete overheard a man with a deep voice introduce himself as Bob. He waited til the man finished talking and called to him as he was walking away, "Are you Bob Millspaugh?" Sure enough, it was! For those of you who haven't heard of him, he is a talented worship leader that plays throughout our house (on the ipod, on the computer, on the stereo) constantly: when we are editing pictures, cooking, cleaning, relaxing! He lead worship for a while at Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, lead worship at Calvary Chapel Laguna Niguel, and just recently came back from living in the mountains of Costa Rica working at a church for four years. It was so awesome to meet him and such a blessing to us. He was so down to earth and so encouraging. As a matter of fact, he was blessed by our dorky enthusiasm. He said that lately he was feeling down and uninspired to write. He actually said he felt like we were angels sent to him for encouragement. Us! Angels! He was so cool and easy to talk to and you could just tell how uplifted he was by our excitement. His voice is like none other. He gave us a few c.d.'s which we immediately popped into the c.d. player in the car. If you have a chance, or if you have the time, (you should make the time!) check him out. Here's all his sites where you can listen to him, and below is a video of him singing 'Walk the Line' by Johnny Cash, (don't let that mislead you, he is a full-blown believer of Jesus Christ). Actually, on his oldest c.d. he covers a couple of Johnny Cash songs that were written after he became a believer. Anyways, that meeting made our entire trip. Enjoy his music, it is unbelievable!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Junior High Camp Counselors

So this past weekend we were camp counselors at Camp Kulaqua for our Junior High youth group. This is a video of one of our daily activities that Pete had the pleasure of experiencing. He is the one in mid air. Needless to say, all the kids really enjoyed his style of landing.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Multauf Farm

Pete and I had such a fun time one evening just exploring his Grandpa's farm. We brought along the canon, given. Enjoy.


So, we visited this shop quite a few times in Iowa. It was filled with everything I love! Awesome vintage dining room table and chairs sets, vinyl couches, vintage board games, big coffee mugs and saucers, wonderful art, and tasty lattes. Here's a few shots we took there, keep in mind they are edited to a vintage cut. Props to my husband for his amazing photographical eye.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Pop Art I Love

So I like to paint in my freetime often. I've created a couple of my favourites recently. Of course, I say that everytime. Here's my free time.

(total= 18in x 12in)

(48in x 26in)

(12in x 9in)

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Homeless on our Porch!

So, Pete and I both opened this morning, so therefore we have to leave the house at around 4:15a.m. to be to work at 4:30a.m. I got off at 12p, and arrived home to find a women sleeping on our front porch. I didn't get out of the car or even turn it off but turned around and headed straight to Pete's parents house, about a mile away.
We (myself, and Pete's parents) arrived back at the house and Jim, Pete's dad tried to wake her up. No response but a groan. At this point I'm think, "Oh my gosh, someone died on my porch this morning." I retraced my steps and remembered going out to my car before Pete, to take the tarp off my car (broken window, have to prevent the rain from coming in) and I was standing on the porch waiting for Pete to come out and lock up. NO ONE was on our porch, even though it was 4 in the morning, I am pretty paranoid in the dark.
Anyways, so therefore, she had to have gotten there pretty late, or early depending on how you look at it. So, we called our landlord, to see if maybe he might know who she is, he had no clue. We called the cops, they thought it was funny, said they would send someone over, and told us to wait in the car. About 25 minutes later a police man showed up. It took him about 10 minutes to get her to respond at all. She was pretty out of it, for whatever reason. She was angry and kept telling him to stop; our lawn chair even fell on her and she didnt budge. When she finally came to and stopped cussing, she couldn't remember her name, where she lived, or how she arrived at our house. She even laughed when the policeman told her it was the 5th of July and she was at the wrong house. She sat there for a bit, watching cars drive by, said something like "it's all coming back now, it doesn't make sense." The police man kept asking her what her name was, where she lived. All she said was, "obviously I don't live here." She claimed that she used to live her, but that's not true, only one other family lived in the house.... Finally the policeman told her to get up, get her stuff, and get in his car.
All that to say, I was pretty freaked out, but glad she didn't know where she was so she can't find her way back. Thank the Lord Pete and I left at the same time this morning. I am not sure what I would have done if I had woken up to a woman on my porch.
So, keep our house in your prayers. We are taking our welcome sign down, haha.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Furniture Remodel

I'm sure you all know how big a fan I am of HGTV. My parents gave us a coffee table/side table that somebody was throwing out, so the perfect opportunity presented itself. I don't have before and after pictures, so I don't actually have proof that I did remodel it myself, haha. But here it is. The top was a vinyl wood finish that was chipping away so I recovered that. I also polished the wood and touched up some of the knicks. Now its the entertainment center in our bedroom. What do you think?

Vintage Games Make A Come Back!

A few weeks ago, we went down to visit my parents in Sarasota. We had a shoot that day (the one feature below) and decided to make a day out of it. After the shoot and dinner we played this awesome game called Skittles. The object of the game is to wind up this wooden top, pull back the string as hard as possible, and knock down has many wooden "pins" as possible. It's a lot of fun. Everyone should play games where there is no batteries or electricity involved. Instant gratification is so last year. Here's some shots we took.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Spiderman Kiss, Relived

So a few weeks ago we had a shoot down in Sarasota by the bay and the Sarasota Garden Club. The couple is getting married next April and we are shooting their wedding as well. They had tons of different ideas that we were really stoked about. Here's a few of the shots that we really enjoyed capturing.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Visits from Brazil

So, this week we have a good friend of ours staying with us from Brazil. He was in the wedding and traveled here to become ordained! Everyone found out on accident, (I knew from his wife to make arrangements for him to stay with us, and Pastor Marc knew, so that he could ordaine him)... but everyone else found out besides Pete! It was hard to keep it a secret, but Nate arrived Tuesday night and walked in during the Lakers game proclaiming, "Who's winning dude?" It was awesome, I will try to upload the video if possible, but needless to say, it was awesome and has been such a blessing having him here. He is such a servant unto the Lord, washing dishes for us, mowing the lawn, etc... Anyways, it has been a lot of fun. We are planning on going to IKEA before he leaves to get some things for his family and their home/church, and hopefully to a Phil Wickham concert tomorrow night. Anyways, keep in touch all! Enjoy the playoffs, haha.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Hello World

And hello family and friends!
We have created this site for you! In this day and age, the internet is the glue to our long distance relationships! We intend to update, unload, and upload the adventures of our new life together as Mr. and Mrs. Randall. So far in our marriage, we learned a very important thing: family and friends matter most; hence the creation of this blog. Enjoy and leave comments!

Wedding Chaos

We have been really busy this month with weddings. We shot a wedding in St. Augustine April 19th, and stayed the weekend in Daytona, at what we thought was the deal of a century. Turns out, the pictures on the internet were quite decieving. Oh well, lesson learned, and good stories made. We shot two weddings on May 3rd, and another May 10th. So far we've only finished editing two, so we are on the computer non-stop. Work is going well for the both of us, wishing we were getting more summer hours, but taking advantage of not having them with editing pictures. Anyways, miss you all! Here's a few of our favorite shots from the last couple weddings...