Monday, December 28, 2009

wrapping up 2009.

It's been forever since I've posted any projects. Mostly because my latest projects have been christmas presents. I didn't want friends and family peaking! So here are my latest projects, and a few Christmas photos!
chelsea's christmas present - acrylic on canvas
the ankeny family book - mom & dad's christmas present from Amanda and I, a collection of family photos from the beginning to present along with small blurbs and quotes that Amanda wrote.
emma & kayla (my flower girls) opening presents 12.19
new watch from grammy
this is where gus snuggled up while we unwrapped presents
I always love my grandmother's table setting - and Christmas dinner!
gus was totally pooped after the long day though.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


The 'story' for anyone who wants to know:
Christmas eve's eve (the 23rd) eric and I decided to exchange presents because we were too excited (didn't have anything to do... and eric knew he was getting a ps3, lol) While I was sitting looking at my awesome presents I'd just opened, he sneakily grabbed the ring from beside the couch and said "I have one more thing for you..." He got down on one knee. I took one look at the ring, covered my face and started balling like a little baby! We hugged and I cried and he eventually asked "does that mean yes?" I said, "of course"! We celebrated with champagne I received from one of my freelance clients earlier that day (ironic & perfect!) After I was over my emotional crying I said "oh! we need to tell my family" he totally surprised me when he said that he snuck over to their house the day before to ask their permission and blessing! That meant a lot to me. He said he was super nervous and even tried to stall by stopping at the gas station on the way. Once he got there he couldn't barely talk, his voice wouldn't work! haha. He ended up staying there for a couple hours just talking with them - and that's one of the things I love most about eric. He loves my family and they love him back. I feel so lucky.

It was a great night. He proposed the 1st Christmas in our 1st place.
It was perfect. :)

i love love love it!
it's been the best christmas ever.