Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Yes Yes I know I am been gone for far too long. But Life has been very busy and it is simply something I can't put on the back burner.

First I will tell you that Adam and I moved our wedding up an entire year! Why you might ask, the rational reason is my brother was already getting married in 2010 and we picked only two month after him. I can say I really don't want to put that kind of finicial hardship on my parents and the rest of our family.

The other reason, not so rational is....... WE MOVED IT TO HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHA that is right, call me crazy, but Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and 1) it is my favorite holiday, and 2) I always wanted a Fall wedding. We are going to try to make it work, but 8 months isn't a lot of time to plan a wedding. We don't even have a venue picked out yet. So that is why I have been very absent, all of my spare time as my given to the task of planning a wedding. Please forgive me. I will be posting here and there and doing some painting over the weekend. Stick with me folks the best is yet to come!!!!!!!!!!

But onto maybe even more exciting news..... I HIT THE JACKPOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is right folks lill' ol'me hit a slot machine jackpot on a 2 cent slot machine. Before I tell you how much I won, I will tell you that nor Adam and I are gamblers. Never were and probably never will be. In Saratoga, where we live there is a mini casino, and this past weekend they were having a bridal show. So we went but the show was a total bomb. Adam hands me a $20 and says might as well spend some money we drove all the way here. So I walked around and didn't want to play the $1 machines, or .25 machines, I wanted to make that $20 last. (As I said I am not a gambler). So I saw a 2 cent machine with a bird on it, and after my dear birds I thought this was as good of a machine as any. So we stuck in the $20.00 and gave it a spin. First shot I hit a bonus which gave me 10 free spins, and then a hit again with another 5 free spins and finally the buzzer went off. I didn't know how much I won, but I knew I had to have won something big since the buzzer went off. The man sitting next to me was like you just won $500... I was screaming, $500 that is awesome.. BUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTTTTTT I didin't win $500.......... You see those free spins didn't mean I was just racking up points, I was racking up DOUBLE AND TRIPLE POINTS!!!!!!!!! I Won $2,200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is right $2,200... Now that is a down payment on the wedding...

So please stick around during this crazy time in my life. Talk about a cross roads. I will be here and thre and back and worth and I will get around eventually. I will keep you all up to date on anything COOOLLL that might happen. Just remeber I heart you all and I will be around!


Pease Porridge said...

WOW! Lucky!

That was sure to put a smile on your face. Cute picture. Love the hat. Congrats on your Halloween Wedding. How fun! Yes, you will be busy. We will all be around don't worry.

Cris said...

WOW! Congratulations on everything!!Darling picture of you~

My sister, Susan got married a few days before Halloween and us bridesmaids all wore kind of pumpkin color dresses with black and rhinestone jewelry. At the reception we all had sequined black masquarade type masks on sticks that we held up while we danced. The tables were festooned with pumpkins, gourds, etc. It was very neat! Good luck with your plans. Can't wait to eventually see the pictures someday.

Jenny said...

WOWW~~~~how cool is that!

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Awwwww Steph! I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!!!....on everything!!!! How exciting!!!!

And having a Halloween wedding will be soooooooo cool! Friends of mine did too and their wedding reception was also a costume party! Everyone came in was so much fun!

Can't wait to hear more updates!

Enchanted Blessings,

Becky said...

Iam so happy for you as well.Amazing you must have Good Luck gene.My daughters wedding is in October also.So I guess fall and october are well liked months for you guys.I know my daughter always liked halloween as well the other one never did.

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Steph! WOW! That is amazing! A big Congrats! A Halloween wedding sounds super lovely! It's my favorite holiday too! You deserve the best and this jackpot is the beginning of all your winnings!

Lisa :)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

holy crap batman!...did you ever hit the jackpot..good for you! am in shock..that would be paying of a bill here...I can't wait to hear about your wedding plans for halloween..are you having folks come in costumes..that would be really neat..take care:)

Designs By CK said...

BIG Congrats on all!

WOW ~ What FUN a Halloween wedding!!!

Lucky Girl U!!!

Have a great rest of the week!

Chris :-)

The Creative JAR said...

Congrats! What a nice extra bonus!
Halloween - that is awesome. I have married on may day

Amariah said...

Congratulations! It's so awesome to win money ;-)
I'm sure you will have a great wedding. Fall is my favorite time of year as well!

carolyn said...

congratulations on your jackpot and upcoming wedding! yay for you!!!
i know what you mean about being busy and blog is the 1st thing i neglect but am trying to be better this year!
do what you need to do and it will all fall into place!
enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! a halloween wedding sounds simply divine!

carolyn :-)

Flor Larios Art said...

Hey!! lucky you!!!
Congratulations to all your good things happening.

Pumpkin said...

Super exciting- both the wedding news and the jackpot! That extra money will be a BIG help for the upcoming wedding!

How cute to get married on Halloween! Ours was in November, but we had a pumpkin theme- our flowers were in hollowed out pumpkins instead of vases, our cake was shaped like a stack of pumpkins, we gave out white chocolate pumpkins as favors, &c.

Pease Porridge said...

Where are you??? Did you take the money and run. ;) Just wanted to thank you for the prints. They are so lovely can't wait to frame them.

Thanks again! Hope all is well.


Azul Valentina said...

Congratulations Steph!!! I can see amazing things happening to amazing people! Best wishes, and keep posting updates about the wedding!


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