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Save the Date Video!

8 Aug

I woke up to a lovely surprise today. Max & Molly (of Max & Molly Films) decided to surprise Grant and I with a little Save the Date video for our wedding. Besides this being incredibly sweet of them, it’s a little memento of our engagement time and since we’re living so far apart, it’s really among the few in-person memories we’ve had since I moved to Arkansas. We met up with them for dinner after a full day of meetings, and no sleep the night before and yet they still managed to make a pretty darn cute video of us. 🙂 Yes, folks. They’re THAT talented.

We hope you enjoy!

Grant + Stephanie :: Save The Date from max and molly films on Vimeo.

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4 Aug

Ok, so I wasn’t ready for snow storms and I wasn’t ready for the heat coupled with humidity, but if there’s one thing I REALLY wasn’t ready for, it’s the bugs. Especially the flying ones. Apparently, Arkansas (maybe all of the South) are known for the different types of creepy-crawlies that the humid heat brings, but this is just unreal.

There are 2 “gangs” of bugs that stick out the most to me. Maybe, 3.

Besides all of the “regular” offenders, we have 2 bugs (maybe 3 – or 300) I’ve never seen before.

First off, there are bugs that i like to call “pop corn bugs” or “siren beetles” because they live in the grass or trees, but pop up and fly about 10 feet in the air, and smack back down into the ground These same bugs also make an incredibly loud siren like noise that you can hear through the phone, because they’re so very loud. This morning, I had one fly smack down into my forehead. They’re called “Cicadas” and they gross me out.

The second one is called a “Black Saddlebag Skimmer” and they pretty much look like humping dragon flies, but they fly in circles and packs, like dogs. They also like to chill by the dog potty stations, which means I have to dodge them every time I walk my pups.


All in all, I don’t like bugs. At all.

It’s all about Audiobooks.

28 Jul

I can now listen to Audible while I’m cleaning/working on wedding stuff. There’s something about being able to “read” a book, while my hands and eyes can engage something else, that makes me happy. It’s like the best of both worlds and now all I need are some more recommendations.

Please send them my way!

Cheer Up, Sunshine (Cats &Dolphins… TOGETHER?!)

22 Jun

My older sister, Nadia, knew I wasn’t feeling well and am having a tough week/month, so she sent her sissy a video to make her feel better. This video embodies everything that my childhood dreams were made of; Dolphins and Kitty Cats. As an adult, I sing a different song about felines and the establishments that tout enslaved animals, but this video takes me back to being 8 years old and obsessed with nature’s fine creatures. It also takes me back to being 13, when I fell into the Dolphin pool at Sea World. 🙂 Enjoy!

How Time Flies

19 Jun

It’s the sweet little moments in life, that make you think about your choices and everything surrounding those choices. Today, I found pictures of 4 of my oldest friends, all with the babies they each had over the last year, on Facebook. It was great to see them all together, celebrating their life’s choices. While it made me extremely happy to know that they were all together as mommies, it also made me a little sad that I’m not there to be with them as they have all gone from couples, to families. Here’s a fantastic picture of some of my dearest friends, and their new families. Ladies, I miss you all and love you and your little ones. I can’t wait to come home, see you all and squish your kiddos…



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