Thursday, February 12, 2009

Anniversary Date:

We had a fabulous anniversary date.  We just LOVE Chima's Steakhouse.  We love it so much that we had our wedding rehearsal dinner there. Mark thought it would be a great idea to take us back to the beginning of where our wedding weekend started....what a great idea.  The food there is ALWAYS right on and we love that you walk in and just start eating. No waiting, no getting stuffed on appetizers, and no lines for waiting. 

We Mark, had a nice bottle of wine, tons of "Yeses" at our table. If you have eaten at Chima's you know what I mean with that.  I am surprised I didn't have to call for a stretcher to carry my honey out of there.  LOL 

The manager was doing his walk by and stopped at our table to see how we enjoyed the evening.  We smiled and expressed our contented hearts, and shared our wedding story and rehearsal dinner with him.  As we were getting ready to leave, he brings out to us a cinnamon/apple desert. Wow, was it yummy.  Neither Mark and I are big desert eaters, we never order desert, but that was very good and a really nice treat by Chima's to us for our anniversary. 

This is us leaving as stuffed pork's ourselves. 

During the day yesterday, these amazing beauties arrived at my door.  Roses and Calla Lillies.  We had Calla Lillies as the main flower in our wedding.  
As you can see the lions were liking the new plant to eat on. 

This is my little old man, Shilo.  He doesn't get much face time on 
the blog, for he is always sleeping or hiding out some place,
unless on top of my head when in bed at nights. 

Playing around with another lens. 

A little close-up of the rose.

Their new home for display, with the card that Mark had sitting out
on my computer when I woke up yesterday morning. 

So what did honey get?  

He got my love shout out on my blog for ALL the WORLD to see.  And.... then I got him a nice new pair of swim trunks and a t-shirt at the mall. He is pretty picky when it comes to that stuff, but he seemed to like them. I had them gift wrap it in nice brown/masculine paper for him to unwrap. 

The kids enjoyed our fun sitter, Devin.  She is a very sweet girl and loves kids. Morgan even gave her a good bye kiss when she was leaving last night. Too sweet.  

It was a very nice day from beginning to end.... *wink*

PS:  I leave tomorrow to Chicago with the kids. Honey will be home alone with the kitties this weekend.  I hope he enjoys the quite house, catches up with his buddy Cory and gets plenty of sleep.  Because next weekend he will have his first weekend ALONE with Morgan for 3 full days.  I am off to Tahiti that weekend to shoot an episode for 'Get Out'.   

What's in Chicago?  

Of course, I wouldn't post this and not tell you silly gooses. 

Hunter has a hockey tournament and so we will be there for that. I have never been to Chicago, and wanted to experience at least one on the road tournament with his team, and so I picked Chicago.  From what I have heard it is like -20's there.  WOW, that's gonna be cold! 

Don't worry, I will not leave you all hanging.  I have experimented for the first time some post dated post.  I have something scheduled and ready to be posted automatically for every day I am away.  Including a little fun with 'hide-and-seek your Valentines gift' for my husband, since we will not be together on Valentines day.  

I am going to pack for the weekend in one suitcase.  Can you believe that? That is almost impossible for me. I have yet done it, but I am so determined to pack as light as possible for us this weekend.  I will take my SLR camera to try and get some shots of the city, but will not have my computer with me, so be sure to leave some comments showing some love and I will be back late Sunday night.  

We love GIVEAWAYS!!!

Remember one of the blog makeovers I did for the Fort Thompson family (all 4 of their blogs).  Well the main blog "Fort Thompson" won a blog makeover, a totally COOL one and after a lot of hard work it is finally up and ready for some love.  Head over there by clicking on the image below and say hi, take a look around, grab their button and then read about a fun giveaway they are having along with Drama Mama.  I love this kind of stuff.  Giveaways, make blogging world fun.  

I am posting this for a couple of reasons.  

A) I have gotten to know the Thompson a little bit, and what a fun and sweet family they truly are.  God Soldiers!! 

B) I REALLY love to see before and after on anything. Its the artistic side in my I think.  Anyways, Drama Mama really pulled it off and did an amazing job on their new look.  My feelings are TOTALLY NOT hurt, for the effort and time I put in on the original Fort Thompson blog....because once you see the new look...IT ROCKS!! Way to go Drama Mama!!!  

C) I so badly need WANT, a blog makeover for my photography blog. It needs a new button, it needs to be a little more professional and needs some major TLC.  So I am following all the rules in hopes to be a WINNER, WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!!!! (The Movie 21 - Awesome!)

Anyways, head over there to the Thompson's and say hi, just don't follow the rules down below, because then that means more people to win the makeover that I WANT!  LOL 

Go have some fun! 

As a way of commemorating this occasion on my blog I am doing my first GIVEAWAY! You got it, and the best part about it is this. There are TWO different giveaway's!

The first:

It's an Ultimate Blog Design Makeover by Hollie just like mine. Well not just like mine but something that would fit you and your blog. I have to thank Hollie in advance for allowing me to host this great giveaway. I thought it to be a great idea since it is being done in commemoration of the new look she has done for me. It will give you a chance to see her work and know the unbelievable value of this giveaway! Besides there is nobody else I would rather offer you their services than Hollie.

Here are the details from Hollie on the giveaway:

The giveaway will include an Ultimate Blog Design Makeover w/nav bar (an $80 value).

That includes:
Custom Header (with or w/o picture)
Custom background/layout to match
up to 8 custom matching labels for sidebar
Option of 2 or 3 columns
Custom signature
Custom button to match header

And let me just tell you that everything she does is totally custom.

In addition to The Ultimate Blog Design Makeover I will also have a giveaway for this:

Oh yeah you guessed it! That is Stephenie Meyer's Twilight Saga Collection in hardback form. It is an 85 dollar value! I thought that this would be enticing since there are so many of you out there that are so into this story.

The best part about this entire thing is that you can pick which giveaway you wish to register for. I thought it would be beneficial to give everyone a choice since I know that when I see a giveaway that is something I already have or don't need I just don't register. I wanted you to have a choice, so here it is. Hopefully the things I have chosen will be things that you would enjoy having. You can even split your entries between both if you would like to register for both giveaways. Here are the ways to obtain entries.

Here are the rules to get entered:

Only one giveaway per blog entry. So if you desire to be registered for both then you need to specify on each comment entry which giveaway you want those entries to go to.

1. You must first be a follower of Fort Thompson (2 entries)

After this qualification is met you may add to your entries in the following ways:

2. Posting the new Fort Thompson button to your blog (2 entries)
3. Posting about this giveaway on your blog and linking back to The Fort (2 entries)
4. Posting a link to Fort Thompson in your blog roll (1 entry)
5. Posting The Drama Mama Designs button on your blog (1 entry)

You must leave a comment for each entry so that it can be individually verified as well as which giveaway that entry is to count for. If you are leaving a comment for a requirement that earns more than one entry then please leave info in your comment as to which giveaways each go toward. Any entries that don't have a giveaway specified will not count. So you can have a total of 8 entries and can split them up accordingly among each giveaway based on which ones you are interested in the most. Example all entries on one giveaway or split them evenly, whatever you decide. It's as easy as that folks! So good luck to you all and thanks to all of you who follow Fort Thompson!

I love my teddy bear

Too delicious for words, this girl is. 

I see something! 

It's Mr. Teddy

I'm coming, Mr. Teddy!

I got you, where have you been all my life?
Oh how I love thee.  We shall never part again.
My Teddy and Me....Forever and Ever!
I love this girl!!!! 
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