Friday, April 30, 2010


Josh's sister Melissa graduated from UNF today in Jacksonville. She got a Bachelor's of Education in Pre-K Primary. Here is picture of her in her cap and gown - so pretty. Josh got to go to Jax this weekend to be there for the festivities (I had to stay home in the Ham as I could not take more time off from work...) I am so glad that he got to go though - we are so incredibly proud of her and we love her so much!

Another cool pic... Melissa's graduation hat was featured on the front page of the metro section in the Jacksonville newspaper. Very cool!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


It's that time again... secret church is here and it is tomorrow night. Watch the video here to see what it will be about - I can't wait!! Last year was so great.

Monday, April 26, 2010


This weekend I went home to Florida and was a bridesmaid in my friend Jackie's wedding... Jackie Mas is now Jackie Maslan. Relatively easy name transition if you ask me! The weekend was so much fun! I flew in to Jax on Thursday night - hung out with my family and Josh's family a little bit and then after a lunch with some old Haskell friends on Friday, Paula and I headed down to Ormand Beach for the rehearsal. The rehearsal was followed by a dinner hosted by Billy's parents - they both have very big families and the dinner turned out to be almost as big as the wedding! They said that as a whole all of the guests for the wedding took up over 40 rooms at the hotel. Very fun. On Friday night we spent the night with Jackie at her parents house - just the girls. It was so good to catch up and be with Jackie before her big day :)

The morning of the wedding Jackie had some girls come to the house to do our hair and makeup there - we all got ready and then rode in the limo to the church. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and all of Jackie's 7 nieces and nephews made it down the aisle just fine. The reception was at the country club in her parents neighborhood. Liz was my date at dinner as Josh could not make it to the wedding this weekend - we got to catch up which was good! We had such a great time - the dinner and cake were amazing and there was plenty of dancing to be had by all. Check out more of the pictures on facebook.

Congratulations Jackie and Billy - I am so happy for you guys! I hope you have a wonderful time in Costa Rica!
Much love,

Sunday, April 18, 2010


I finally get to return the favor as a bridesmaid to one of my very best friends...This Thursday I leave for Jacksonville to go to Jackie's wedding. I am so excited to be able to be a part of the wedding party and be there as she and Billy get married. I can't believe that it has been 5 years since Jackie and I have become friends... although we went through all of interior design school together at Florida, it was not until our Junior year that we began to have all of our classes together and really became good friends... Jackie informed me a couple of weekends ago that one of the first times that we really talked was when she beat me out at the end of our sophomore year as the president-elect for the student chapter of ASID/IIDA. We definitely did not let that ruin our friendship. :) Here are a few pics from a the past few years of some really good memories... ENJOY!

St. Patrick's Day in Nashville - Interiors 06 ASID Conference

Senior Chicago Trip - One of my favorite pics :)

Chicago - On top of the John Hancock Bldg.

Riverboat cruise in Chicago - complaining about the rain & cold!

Halloween 2006

Christmas 2006 - ASID/IIDA Student Officers

Our beautiful snow flakes!

Our awesome Senior FINAL project - The Seafoam Bar & Lounge

ASID/IIDA End of the year dinner 2007

End of the year Senior class dinner :)

GRADUATION DAY!! We thought this day would never come!

The Girls minus Vivi... with Paula oddly squatting?

At my wedding... October 2007

Vivi's Wedding - January 2008

Savannah March 2010

Dinner in Savannah - WE LOVE YOU :)

To Jackie - I am so incredibly excited for you and Billy as you are about to start your lives together as a married couple. Josh and I will be praying for you both as you learn to love each other more and more and give God the glory in your marriage. I love you and I am so incredibly excited about your big day on Saturday!! Thank you for letting me be a part of your wedding - I am so honored.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Jacksonville has the Suns... Birmingham has the Barons. Josh and I thought it would be fun to go to the opening Barons game last Friday night and so we did. We went with a few of his friends from school and had a really good time. We ended up talking most of the time instead of watching the game... isn't that what you are supposed to do at Baseball games? I must admit that the stadium is significantly smaller than the Suns' stadium - but we were trying not to judge. The game was good - the home team lost (something we are used to with the Suns) and it ended with fire works - what more could we ask for?!?

We are looking forward to many more games this summer... The Barons are actually in the same league as the Suns and so we are planning on sporting some Suns game day attire when they play here just to be a little obnoxious to the Ham residents :)