Thursday, March 31, 2011

Imaginon Pictures

Outside of Imaginon they had these really neat letters. It reminded me of a typewriter. 
I can't wait to go back and take pictures of us together when it is not raining. 

I loved these stamps. 
The side says Hear the Truth and then the ear is on the bottom.
How cute is that?

This one is of an eye, and the side of the stamp says Seek the Truth.
I think these are so fun and inspiring. 
I loved it!

I also loved this book.
I am definitely still a child inside because I got excited about these things. 
Also check out their fun carpet.

What do you still get really excited about?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Anniversary Adventure

This weekend to celebrate our anniversary, Tim and I went on an adventure in downtown Charlotte.

We started off with lunch at Fuel Pizza. 

It was so delicious.
I have been craving it since I saw Chelsea enjoy it on her trip here!

After enjoying an appetizing lunch, we decided to head on over to the Public Library in downtown.
Neither one of us had been inside it, even though we've lived here all our lives.
It was wonderful to see so many books in one place. We each were able to find something to read and we spent a good thirty to forty minutes reading. 

After our trip to the library, we headed over to Imaginon.
It is actually a children's library. 
It was so bright and colorful. 
I can't wait until I can go there with someone under the age of 10. 

I loved this beautiful structure they had in the middle. 
It reminded of something that would have jumped right out a Dr. Seuss book. 

They also had this amazing section where you could share your story with an anonymous post-it. 
I thought it was such a neat idea. Each shadow person had someone's story on it.

This one was my favorite. 
They also had some interesting structures outside! 
I will share those later. 

We had fun spending all day together. 

What do you enjoying doing with people you love?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

Today Tim and I have been together for 5 years. 
5 years (that is half a decade). I can't believe it. 

I am so happy and blessed to have him in my life. 
He has been there for me through some really difficult times.
He stood by me when I felt like no one else was there. 
He puts up with and sometimes entertains my crazy over dramatic reactions.
He encourages me to follow my dreams. He believes in me. 
He allows me to be myself and embrace my inner child. 
Most importantly, he loves me. 

I am so happy that this year I can call him my fiancĂ©e.
At this time next year, I will get to call him my husband. 

Tim, thank you for loving me. The past five years have been amazing. You're amazing. I am so excited to spend the rest of my life by your side. I love you.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Invitation Inspiration

I have been looking at some wedding invitations for inspiration.
Above is a collage of some of my favorites (please forgive my poor collage creating skills).
Our colors are green and brown and we are going to have an outdoor ceremony. So I chose invitations I thought would fit well with our colors and location. 
I think number 2 and number 7 are my favorite.

Which one is your favorite?

Most invitations were found via Wedding Paper Divas. I forgot some of the other sources.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Obsession

I have a new obsession; The Cosby Show on Netflix.
This show is very funny and entertaining.
I find myself giggling a lot when I watch it. 
Below is one of my favorite scenes from the whole series.

I hope my future family will be as silly and fun as the Huxtables.
Hope this gave you a smile. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Our Engagement Story!

I am a terrible blogger! 
I just realized I shared with you that I was engaged and when it happened, but I did not share with you all the details! Please forgive me. Here is the story:

{taken the day after in the spot}

Tim had been planning a surprise trip to Charleston, SC for a few days before my birthday. We were both really excited for the trip and to be able to spend a lot of time together. The morning of the proposal, we went to visit the South Carolina Aquarium. After we spent a few hours there, we continued exploring the beautiful city and decided to take a carriage tour. Our tour took us through the historic district, around Rainbow Row, the battery, and many beautiful historic homes. After our carriage ride we decided to walk back down the peninsula, and  stopped to sit on a bench under a gorgeous canopy of trees right next to the water. Tim asked me how much I loved him. I answered "a whole lot", and then he pulled out the ring box and asked "Enough to marry me?" And I said "Yes, of course!" 

I was extremely happy and had a hard time believing it was real.
Now we are planning our wedding for October 2011. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Lovely Quote

"You were given life; it is your duty (and also your entitlement as a human being) to find something beautiful within life, no matter how slight." 
- Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

For Japan With Love

By now, I am sure you've heard of the tragedy that hit Japan last week.
Tomorrow, March 18, I will be participating in Bloggers Day of Silence to help spread awareness.
There will be no posts here tomorrow. 

For more information, and to donate to the relief fund or participate, please check out
Spread the word. 

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I hope you have had a wonderful St. Patrick's Day. 
My students today were convinced that Leprechauns are real. 
They asked, "If we catch a Leprechaun, can we bring it to school on Monday?"
They are so silly. 

I hope your day was full of green, luck, and rainbows. 

Monday, March 14, 2011

Grab My Button

I finally made a grab button for my blog!! Yay! 
Please feel free to grab it below or from the left sidebar.

Live in Imagination

I am working on a page of Blogs I Love (yours!), so let me know if you want me to add your button to the list!

I hope you have had a wonderful start to your week!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring has Sprung

Spring has sprung here in Charlotte. 
And it is beautiful. 
Spring and Fall are my two favorite seasons! 
Here are some of my favorite pictures I've taken recently.

These trees are so beautiful.

I am obsessed with these yellow bushes. 
I think they are so vibrant and beautiful!

My favorite picture. 
This rainbow was so beautiful. 
Seeing it put me in a very happy mood. 

What is your favorite part of spring?

Thursday, March 10, 2011

To Be Read

I have set a goal on Goodreads to read 35 books in 2011.
I have not finished a book yet but I am working on it. 
Hopefully I will finish Eat, Pray, Love soon.

Then I have several books in my to be read pile:

I am also taking any suggestions you might have for a good read. 
I forgot how much I love to read. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: DIY Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Cards

Last week, I made my own flower girl and ring bearer cards. 
I was so excited about them!
And I am so excited that they agreed to do it. 

Here are the cards:

I found these stickers at Hobby Lobby and added them to a blank card. 
Then hand wrote the names and a message on the inside. 
They aren't perfect, but I love them.
October can't come soon enough!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Learning Experience

Student teaching has definitely been a learning experience. 
It has kept me very busy (and exhausted).
I have learned a lot. 
I've learned things that I could never learn from a lecture class. 

Student teaching has helped me learn:
- how to stay calm when a student spits at you
- to not make a disgusting face when a student uses the classroom floor as a toilet
-to pick my battles (some just aren't worth the energy)
-how to become a copy machine technician (think that can go on my resume?)
-the importance of sleep
- not too take life so seriously
- to expect the unexpected (you never know what will happen or what will be said)
- everyone has their bad days

(and I'm only half way through the semester. 62 days until graduation!)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Some Of My Favorites

I got our engagement pictures back.
I love them and am so happy with how they turned out. 
I am going to share my favorites with you!! 

These are just some of my favorites. 
I loved all of them.
Meghan did such an amazing job and I am so excited that she is my future sister-in-law.

P.S. Tim and I have entered to win $100,000 Ultimate Wedding. We need you to vote for us so that we can win!