Today was really nice. Not too cold and the spring birds were singing this morning. A beautiful day in Kansas City.
While washing the lunch dishes I contemplated a nap. No, the weather demanded more then that. So I grabbed my camera and shoot sack, drove to my in-laws house, picked up Rachel and headed to down-town Lee Summit.
Down-town is a broad array of little brick shops with an Amtrack station right in the middle of it. Colorful and cute its the perfect place to take random photos. We parked the car and headed out on foot. We passed a cigar shop and I had to take a picture. We kept walking and I took a picture of the beautiful brick. It was everywhere and I loved it! We stepped into a little shop to warm up and I grabbed these shots.... The guy in the shop told us about a door right outside that everyone took pictures in front of. Of course we had to check it out! Heading over to the train station I took a picture of Rachel under the depot sign. :) As we reached the station we heard an engine whistle!! Perfect timing! On the way back to the car we found some cool wall and I shot Rachel's legs and feet. Fun time with a great sister. :) Thanks for reading!
So a couple months ago I was playing around with my camera. I decided to walk around the house and just shoot some detail pictures. The following photos are completely random. Just stuff I spotted and thought would be interesting. Enjoy and leave me some feedback! :)
The day of hearts, red roses, chocolate, and teddy bears. The day when sweethearts show their LOVE!
Paul made me open my gift first. He had me close my eyes while he "set it up". I didn't know what to expect! He said it was ready and I peeped at the gift. Below is a picture of what I saw. SANUKS!!
I was super excited! I loved the pair that Paul owned and wore them all the time. He had noticed and bought me some. I think he also wanted his Sanuks back! hehe :)
Now it was Paul's turn. I was so stoked to see what he thought of his gifts!
The first was a decal map for the wall. He had really wanted one for his office so I decided on this black silhouette of the world. He loved it! The second gift I gave Paul was a pottery coffee mug. He had mentioned many times before that he liked unique mugs that were random colors. So I did my best after searching through hundreds of mugs to pick one. He liked it!
Finishing with a card! :) That evening Luke and Dayna(Paul's brother and his wife) had us for a romantic supper. Just us four. The boys made dinner while Dayna did our hair. The table was arranged beautifully and Dayna did an amazing job with our hair! Here are a few shots of during our dinner. After dinner I played around with camera taking pictures of the rose that Luke gave Dayna. I love detail shots! These ones include our rings. Finished up the evening with a Match Mate game.....its fun what you think you know and what you learn about the other person! :) I love my Valentine. :) Looking forward to many more wonderful years together!!
Paul and I have been married for 6 months today. Thats crazy!! I am barely use to the idea that I am hitched and its been half a year! I guess time does fly.
Living in Missouri has taken some adjusting time. Especially around holidays it has been rough to keep from missing my parents and brothers. Every family had their traditions and little things they do every year. Learning to live without them has been hard. But I have enjoyed experiencing the Rogers way of life. Its fun and every bit as crazy as ours.
This past weekend I got to live the "Rogers Valentine Dinner". It was a blast! Paul and I arrived a little past 7pm at his parents house. The smell of chicken, red sauce, and salad greeted us. Mom Rogers and the girls were busy in the kitchen making the food. Total confusion but I loved it! Felt like home. Luke and Dayna had made cakes with fruit on top in shapes of hearts. They looked super professional!
The long dining room table was a bit longer with an added table on the end. There was a pink cup decorated with hearts at every place setting. They were full of Valentine goodies......candy, lollipops, notepads, and chocolate. There were flowers for the girls and paddle balls for the guys. Beautiful!!
Waiting for dinner I got some pictures of us goofing off. Typical!
Dinnertime was fun......lots of chatter, laughter, and jokes. I took a bunch of pictures of the family just being themselves. :)
Afterwards we had the traditional guys against girls puzzle match. Exact same puzzle...500 pieces. The girls totally took it!!
I'll finish up this post with a picture of Paul's cute little niece. What a doll!! :)