Friday, May 01, 2009

The gig is up...oh, and Happy Friday too :-)

Good morning everyone! Happy Uno de Mayo!!
I know, I're all shocked that, not only am I posting before 8:00am EST. But that I'm actually posting on a Friday. Well, stranger things have happened ;).
First things first, did ya'll have a good week? As always, mine has been a blur. But a good week nonetheless. Nothing really extraordinary happened...just a good week. The weather was gorgeous and I was actually very productive.
Oh, one thing I did have to do this week was take my van by the Nissan dealer so they could look at my funky rear-view mirror. I can't even explain to you what's wrong with it. But it just looks weird. Come to find out, I have a "self-tinting" mirror. And the self-tinting liquid thingy has ruptured or something. So now my mirror looks like one of those vertical lava lamps from back in the day, with the water stuff in it. Know what I'm talking about? Well, needless to say, it's kinda difficult to use now, as "there may appear to be multiples of the same object."
ANYWAY, Nissan wants to charge us $250 to replace the mirror. However, they have advised me that "this is normal." WHATEVAH!!
All I'm sayin is, don't ya'll be surprised if ya'll see a navy blue Nissan Quest with several strips of duct tape wrapped around the windshield holding on a "normal" rear-view mirror. Consider yourselves warned! :-)
OK...while we're on the subject of loveliness, lol, how bout some flowers? On a Friday, even!

Drumroll please.....
~ guys have been SOOO patient over the past several months. And now...yes,'s time to share my little secret.
As I mentioned, this little secret may only be ubber special to ME. But special nonetheless. How bout a little history before I go on.
20 years and a little over 3 months ago, I married the man of my dreams. Due to us being in our early 20's, and so BROKE that we didn't have busfare to go pick up a million dollars if it was offered to us...we weren't able to have a big wedding. In fact, there were less than 15 people at our wedding and our car broke down. But that's another post within itself. :-)
Anyway, we got married an hour later than originally planned :-) and my new sister in law drove us to our reception (because the car broke down, remember?). We had the reception at my mothers new house where about 15 more people showed up. My step-father was our "photographer" and the 35mm photos that he took for us have served their prove Mister M. and I really had a "wedding".
Fast forwarding to 2008...some DEAR friends of ours own a photography company and offered to do a "wedding" shoot for us. They are wanting to do more weddings/engagements and thought we were a good couple to add to their portfolio. So about a year ago, we put the plan in motion. As you may remember, Mister M. purchased me a new ring. And being that I wasn't going to get the ring until our anniversary in December, we chose to wait to do the shoot until we got our new know, to show off some BLING! :-) Well, we all know how cold it can be in December, so we decided to wait until the spring to do the shoot.
Faster forwarding to 2009...So this past Easter Sunday was the day. And I'm convinced that along with me and Mister M., God was also ready to get this done and overwith :-). He provided us with a GORGEOUS Easter Sunday and the shoot went off without a hitch and the day was amazing!
Allow me to give you a sneak preview of the 400+ photos that were taken that day. Oh, and for the record, this is the only photo we've seen too. So as soon as we receive the rest of them, I'll share.

SO...that's my secret! Not sure it's what you guys thought it would be. But again, this was/is VERY special to me. As I mentioned, we didn't have a big wedding and we really didn't want that. But the main thing I did want was to have professional/formal portraits done. And now, 20+ years later, we have them. And I couldn't be happier! I was almost in tears when I saw this last night. Cynthia & Lisa, you guys ROCK!!!
Well, that's it for now. Thank you all for your time and I'll be talkin to ya later. Have a great weekend. Toodles!!


Lynilu said...

How did I miss this post??? I have you on my list for notification, but I didn't see it. I must have seen your name and thought, "No, not Dawn, she would be posting!" Oh, well!

That a a fabulous picture! What a wonderful thing to do. Now you have a commemoration of your anniversary, too! Nice. :)

Gretchen said...


I'm so excited for you. Feels like a new chapter in a 20 year old marriage. You and the mister sure are a great couple.

If the first picture is any indication, you'll be so pleased with them all.

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

Cheryl Wray said...

That has GOT to be the MOST BEAUTIFUL photo!!!!!!!! I cannot wait to see some of the rest of them...but not as much as you can't wait, I'm sure. :-) I think this is SO wonderful, that you and M. are getting to have wedding pictures done. I just love it!!!!!

TanishaRenee said...

this is so beautiful!!! You guys look so in love and so sweet together! Congrats on 20 years!

Susie Q said...

Oh sweetie!! That pictire is GORGEOUS!!! I am so happy for you and almost see your excitement!
You two are such a perfect, I KNOW I have been a bad bloggy friend. I think of you al the time...and I ho in and don't always leave a comment (I know...baaaaad) but I adore you and your sweet family and your beautiful flower days!
I am so glad I saw this post and picture has goven me such a warm heart!!

Love to you all.

Muriel said...

I love the photos you ending up taking. All that prep work paid off!

Brown English Muffin said...

I didn't even see this one....ok so this is my guys look young and in love!!!!