Thursday, October 14, 2010

Engagement pictures

Well, it has been a while since I have written. Time has flown by with wedding plans and working. But this past weekend Marc and I took some time to go do engagement pictures with a friend of mine. Here are some of the pictures from the time. Enjoy!

All photos are by Dan Pacurar. To see more of his work, please visit his website at

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Big news!!

I know it has been a while again since I wrote, but I figured now is a great time to write again.


This past Friday, Marc planned to take me out for dinner to celebrate 11 wonderful months together. He likes to take me out each month to a nice place and spoil me a little. He asked me to bring my camera with so we could take some pictures after dinner at the beach. So we went to Bistro 110, a nice French restaurant. We had a nice time and ate some wonderful food. After dinner we walked down to Oak Street beach and found a nice sandy spot to stop at. While at the beach Marc wrapped his arms around me and told me lots of sweet things that, well, I just can't remember. After saying all those wonderful things, he tells me he has something for me. So he bends down to get said gift out of his bag. Next thing I know he is pulling a ring box out of his bag and he is down on one knee asking me to marry him! I of course said yes and was completely surprised and speechless. We took a few pictures on the beach afterwards and will get more later. Until then, enjoy the few pictures we have!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Busy times!

Time has just flown by! I can't believe it is almost July already. May and June passed quickly with lots of things going on. Sadly I have not been very good about taking pictures lately and so I don't have many pictures to show what I have been up to. But here is a brief summary of what I have been doing the past 2 months.

During May the students at Moody finished school and left You would think with all the students leaving campus would be empty, but not true. The week after the students left was Moody's annual Pastors' Conference. It was a busy week for my department with helping the pastors figure out where they were going both on campus and off campus. One of the fun parts of my job is finding directions for people. I have gotten to know my way around the city more just by finding directions for other people. By the end of May the campus was quiet again and the summer slowness started. Without students here my desk is a lot slower. But there are more campus tours during the summer which help make things more interesting. I was also able to start doing my inspection of the guest rooms to figure out what needs to be fixed or replaced. I also was given permission to improve the decor of the guest rooms and will be starting with replacing the current pictures with some of my own pictures of the city.

The end of May Marc and I celebrated his dad's birthday and also went to my boss, Stacey's wedding. It was a fun wedding and it was nice to be able to go and celebrate with her and her new husband. The first weekend of June we celebrated my mom's birthday. The next weekend found Marc and me out late to attend his brother's last improv show for the summer. It was a midnight show and so with the time for the show and traveling we didn't get home until about 3:30am. Definitely crazy times, but fun! The next weekend found us at my cousin Mark's wedding. It was great to see family again and catch up with them. Father's day was spend with my family. Wednesday the 23rd was Marc's birthday and so I took a long lunch in order to take him out for lunch. It was a fun time and always nice to see him during the week. Then this past weekend was spent celebrating his birthday even more. I took him to Bob Chinn's Crabhouse for some much desired lobster. He was very excited to have fresh lobster and totally enjoyed it! We then spent a few hours watching some of season 1 of 24, which was a birthday gift. Dessert was ice cream cake. Sunday was church and then lunch at Piece (a pizza place) with his parents. In all it has been a busy 2 months, but lots of fun.

July starts off with a week of vacation for me! I am looking forward to that. And after that we will see what we come up with. I will try to update more often, but there is no promise.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Minor adjustments

New month, new things. This weekend I spent Saturday and Sunday with Marc and his family. We spent the whole weekend packing, sorting, moving and cleaning. Marc has moved out of his apartment here in the city and moved back to his parents' in the suburbs. There are a few reasons for this move, but the main one is the benefit of saving money! So for the next few months he will be commuting into the city for work, just like me! It will definitely be a change for both of us. We will have to adjust our time to talk at night a little, but I am sure we will find a good routine soon. One thing that will help a lot during this transition time, is now having the same phone provider. Neither of us will have to worry about going over on minutes or texts any more. For those who are curious, I switched to Verizon but still have the number I got with AT&T last summer. It is nice to be able to keep the same number. I just finally got my number changed on all my random bills and other things. So it would have been a pain to have to change everything again.

With the month of May, summer is quickly approaching. The students here at Moody finish with classes this week and have finals next week. It will be strange to have them all gone during the summer. But I am sure I will have plenty to keep me busy here at work. Plus there will be a plenty to do on the weekends with Marc. We have plans to do some bike riding, some walking along the lakeshore, some sitting in the sun and lots of good times together. It will be a great summer!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Spring time!

Again I have been slacking on the updating of my blog. Life is just kind of in a routine and while it is interesting to me, I don't always think it will be interesting to y'all. But let me see what has been happening this month. The weeks are always the same, here is a normal day for me.

4:30am - leave home
5:30am - sleep or read at work
6:30am - go talk to Nancy at Crowell desk
6:50am - unlock and set up desk
7:00am - start work
10:00am - break time/errand hour/chapel/department devotions
11:00am - back to desk
12:00pm - lunch
1:00pm - back to work
3:30pm - go home
5:00pm - arrive home
5:10pm - shower/get ready for next day
6:00pm - make dinner
7:00pm - watch tv and wait for Marc to get off work
9:00pm - talk with Marc
10:00pm - go to bed

Not a very interesting day, but I enjoy it. It is nice to have a routine, but nice to have it change every once in a while too. There are a few days where things change a little in the evenings. But my weekends are where I have all the fun. That is when I get to hang out with Marc and go explore the city or sit and watch a movie.

Here is a brief overview of our weekends for the month of April. April 3rd watched a movie, went to church, made dinner, went to an Improv show (if you don't know what that is check it out at, Marc's brother is in one of the groups) and then out for dessert with Marc's parents. April 9th - 11th Marc came down to my house for the weekend. So I met up with him after work and we went out for dinner before driving down. My friend Rose and her husband, T.J., were in town and we met up with them at church on Sunday. Saturday we did a little shopping, went to the movies and then out for dinner and ice cream afterwards. April 16th - 18th I went out to Marc's parents for the weekend. I again met up with Marc after work and we did dinner before heading out to Naperville. Saturday we went mini-golfing, watched Star Wars, had dinner with the family and played Yahtzee afterwards. Sunday was church and lunch with the family again. This past weekend, the 24th, we took our friends Seth and Celia out for lunch to Taste of Peru. It was wonderful to have good peruvian food again and just spend some time with good friends. We then went to Molly's Cupcakes for delicious cupcakes and some games. We played a round of Apples to Apples and a couple rounds of Jenga. Then it was off to do a little shopping for work and then back to watch a movie on the couch.

It has been a great month full of good times, fun, friends and even some changes that might be hard now, but will be good in the end. I am thankful for a great month and looking forward to a wonderful spring as the weather gets warmer and the grass turns green, the trees fill out and the flowers bloom.

Happy Spring!