Friday, October 30, 2009

The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

Last weekend, we went to my cousin's wedding at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia. These are some of the photos I took while we were there. (Follow this link to see more photos and to take a virtual tour.)



Outside the cathedral on the evening of the wedding...



Grace, in awe of the ornate sanctuary...





Looking towards the front of the sanctuary...



Looking to the right of where we were seated...this area is labeled "BVM" (the shrine of the Blessed Virgin Mary) on the floorplan of the church at this site. During the ceremony, the bride and groom walked over to this area and placed a bouquet of flowers on the small bench you can see at the bottom center of this photo. (This was the first Catholic wedding I have attended, so I had to look for information about this. Follow this link or this link to learn a little more about this part of the ceremony.)


Looking to the right of where we were seated...




These next three photos didn't come out well at all, but I'm including them anyway to let you see how there were beautiful paintings and carvings throughout the sanctuary.






The pipe organ, which was above the rear doors of the sanctuary...




You can see some of the many columns in this other shot of the pipe organ.


Husband and wife!





I took this shot as we left to go to the reception. You can get a glimpse of the immense size of the sanctuary.




If you ever have the chance to go to Savannah, you're going to have to tour this cathedral! I plan on talking Jason into touring it the next time we are in the area. Because, really, I didn't take nearly enough photos... ;)

Giveaway: Postcards


The generous folks at UPrinting.com have another offer for my readers!

UPrinting postcards aren’t just for mailing. These postcards are also invitations, thank you cards, note cards, and more! I have now ordered several products through UPrinting, and I can tell you that the process for uploading images and viewing a (free) proof prior to printing is extremely easy, and the quality is great!

One of my readers will be receiving 100 postcards from UPrinting.com...it might as well be you, right? All you have to do is leave a comment to have a chance to win. And if you subscribe to my blog by email, you can leave an extra comment for another chance to win! Please make sure I have an email address to contact you with if you are the winner.

For hosting this giveaway, I will be receiving 100 postcards, too, which I think is awesome! I will be creating custom postcards for our church.
So, how would you use the postcards? With a favorite family photo to send out at Christmas? Business promotion? Getting the word out for an event? Something else? Leave a comment and let me know!

Giveaway Prize Details:
100 Postcards for One Lucky Winner
Size: 4x6
Paper: 14pt Cardstock Gloss
Printing: Full color both sides
Eligibility: Limited to US Residents

A winner will be picked from the comments on November 3rd at 8:00 p.m. EST. The prize will be awarded via coupon code which will be emailed to the winner's email on November 6th.

P.S. For those of you who know me in real life, I would be glad to help you get a project together if you are interested in any of my giveaways but don’t quite know where to start. I’ll be glad to help in any way--Just let me know!

**Also, remember to click
here and leave a comment to enter for a chance to win 100 FREE brochures or flyers! This giveaway ends on November 9, 2009, at 10:00 p.m. EST. All giveaway products are totally customized by you and professionally printed by Uprinting.com.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Giveaway: Brochures or Flyers

UPrinting.com has another generous giveaway to offer to my readers!

This giveaway is for 100 brochures or flyers. These work great for supporting a cause, promoting your business, printing menus, and any other application you can think of.




For hosting this giveaway, I will be receiving 100 brochures, too, which will work very well for a ministry project at church that my husband has in mind.

One of my readers will be receiving 100 brochures from UPrinting.com...it might as well be you, right? All you have to do is leave a comment to have a chance to win. And if you subscribe to my blog by email, you can leave an extra comment for another chance to win! Please make sure I have an email address to contact you with if you are the winner.

Giveaway Prize: 100 Brochures for One Lucky Winner
100 8.5 x11" Brochure/Flyers on 100 lb. gloss text paper
4 color printing on both sides
Folding Choices: Half fold; Trifold/Letterfold; Z-fold; Accordion (4 panels); Roll Fold (4 Panels)
Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping
Eligibility: Limited to US Residents.

I have used UPrinting for several projects now, and I can tell you that the service is great, the quality is excellent, and the online ordering process is so easy! You can check out other UPrinting reviews on Yelp.com.

A winner will be picked from the comments on November 9th at 10:00 p.m. EST.
The prize will be awarded via coupon code which will be emailed to the winner's email on November 13th.


P.S. For those of you who know me in real life, I would be glad to help you get a project together if you are interested in any of my giveaways but don’t quite know where to start. I’ll be glad to help in any way--Just let me know! :)

Giveaway winners

*Edited on 11/2/09 because I had to pick a new winner for the sticker giveaway.

Taking care of some giveaway business...

  • The winner of the postcard giveaway is Jason.
  • The winner of the sticker giveaway is busymomof10.

Congratulations, y'all! You will receive a coupon code from UPrinting.com on November 6th.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

You Capture: Autumn

This week’s theme of the You Capture blog carnival hosted by Beth over at I Should Be Folding Laundry is Autumn.

Autumn in Georgia? Hmmm...let's see...

Some flowers are still blooming.






Swimming time is well over (much to the disappoint of some).

They both looked like they wanted to jump in!


Leaves are changing colors...





and falling.



Several of these photos were taken at my sister- and brother-in-law's home, when we spent the night there on the way back from our Savannah trip last weekend. Grace watched as I uploaded some of the photos and kept asking me, "Are those Cindy's 'falowahs'?" So, yes, those are Cindy's flowers...the pool and dog are hers, too. :)



Check out I Should Be Folding Laundry for more You Capture participants.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist




The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Savannah, Georgia, where the wedding was last weekend.



Visit 5 Minutes for Mom for more Wordless Wednesday participants.

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I currently have TWO giveaways going on:
Click on the appropriate link if you would like a chance to win postcards (ends on October 28, 2009) or stickers or labels (ends on October 29, 2009). All giveaway products are totally customized by you and professionally printed by Uprinting.com.

The Wedding

We went to my cousin Michael's wedding last weekend in Savannah. To say that it was beautiful would be an understatement! I'll post more photos of the church soon, but for now I wanted to share some photos of the happy couple:


Exchanging of the rings.



And now they are husband and wife! (My aunt and uncle are on the far left.)


Congratulations, Michael and Brandi!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

You Capture: Technology

This week's theme for You Capture is Technology...otherwise known as the week Robert (age 12) had this imaginary conversation with himself:

"So, what did Mom do today?"
"Took pictures of the microwave."
"Uhhhhh...really? Then what did she do?"
"Took pictures of the remote controls."

So, thank you, Beth. You have stretched my imagination once again with the weekly theme and also totally baffled my family. ;) In fact, my husband just walked by and, seeing the photos I was working on, asked, “Tell me again why you took a picture of our remotes? [As though I told him in the first place.] Was it because they were all in the same place for once?”

Maybe that was it…

As I was thinking about the theme of “Technology,” I thought briefly about taking a photo of our many, many cables for our many, many electrical devices (cell phones, camera, MP3 players…) but I am sick of looking at those as it is.

So I moved on. I thought of the microwave…as I was standing in front of it and, quite serious at the time, thinking, “HURRY UP!” (Now, really, how pathetic is that?)


And you already know there will be the remote controls.


More bars in more places?


And just yesterday, Grace (age 3) decided to watch her favorite movie while following along in her favorite book.


But one thing that popped into my mind was the thought of the interruption of technology. Much like the many cables and cords are an aggravation, what about all the wires in our outside world that disrupt our view of this world that God made?


If you’ve been around here before, you most likely have seen my love of “pretty sky pictures” as one of my friends calls them. Like these…










(The last three photos were taken on the same night within 6 minutes.)

Hop on over to I Should Be Folding Laundry to see what other people captured this week.

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I currently have TWO giveaways going on:
Click here and leave a comment to enter for a chance to win 100 FREE professionally printed custom postcards! This giveaway ends on October 28, 2009, at 10:00 p.m.
Click
here and leave a comment to enter for a chance to win 250 FREE professionally printed custom stickers or labels! This giveaway ends on October 29, 2009, at 10:00 p.m.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Untitled Hymn

This is a beautiful song we sang during our worship service on Sunday. I thought I'd share it with y'all...

Untitled Hymn
by Chris Rice


Weak and wounded sinner
Lost and left to die
O, raise your head, for love is passing by
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus
Come to Jesus and live!




Now your burden's lifted
And carried far away
And precious blood has washed away the stain, so
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus
Sing to Jesus and live!



And like a newborn baby
Don't be afraid to crawl
And remember when you walk
Sometimes we fall...so
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus
Fall on Jesus and live!



Sometimes the way is lonely
And steep and filled with pain
So if your sky is dark and pours the rain, then
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus
Cry to Jesus and live!




O, and when the love spills over
And music fills the night
And when you can't contain your joy inside, then
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus
Dance for Jesus and live!




And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on Glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!


Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!

This photo was taken by Robert


Lyrics to Untitled Hymn were found here.

Haven't heard the song? Check it out here on YouTube.

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I currently have TWO giveaways going on:
Click here and leave a comment to enter for a chance to win 100 FREE custom postcards! This giveaway ends on October 28, 2009, at 10:00 p.m.
Click
here and leave a comment to enter for a chance to win 250 FREE custom stickers or labels! This giveaway ends on October 29, 2009, at 10:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Giveaway: Postcards!

The generous folks at UPrinting.com have another offer for my readers!

UPrinting postcards aren’t just for mailing. These postcards are also invitations, thank you cards, note cards, and more! I have now ordered several products through UPrinting, and I can tell you that the process for uploading images and viewing a (free) proof prior to printing is extremely easy, and the quality is great!



One of my readers will be receiving 100 postcards from UPrinting.com...it might as well be you, right? All you have to do is leave a comment to have a chance to win. And if you subscribe to my blog by email, you can leave an extra comment for another chance to win!

For hosting this giveaway, I will be receiving 100 postcards, too, which I think is awesome! I will most likely use the postcards for our church…perfect timing!

So, how would you use the postcards? With a favorite family photo to send out at Christmas? Business promotion? Getting the word out for an event? Something else? Leave a comment and let me know!

Giveaway Prize Details:
100 Postcards for One Lucky Winner
Size: 4x6
Paper: 14pt Cardstock Gloss
Printing: Full color both sides
Shipping: FREE UPS Ground Shipping in the US (Canadian residents pay shipping and taxes. Offer not available to residents outside of the US and Canada)

A winner will be picked from the comments on October 28th at 10:00 p.m. EST. The prize will be awarded via coupon code which will be emailed to the winner email on November 6th.

P.S. For those of you who know me in real life, I would be glad to help you get a project together if you are interested in any of my giveaways but don’t quite know where to start. I’ll be glad to help in any way--Just let me know!

Also, remember to click here and leave a comment to enter for a chance to win 250 FREE custom stickers or labels! The sticker/label giveaway ends on October 29, 2009, at 10:00 p.m.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Giveaway: Stickers or Labels from Uprinting.com

You might have seen the button on my left sidebar for Uprinting.com, an online printing company. Earlier this year I became a sponsored blogger with Uprinting, which basically means I advertise for them and, in return, they offer some very generous giveaways to my readers as well as me. I think that's pretty cool!

Not only does Uprinting.com print business cards, wall graphics, and a bunch of other things, they also print stickers! This giveaway is for custom printed stickers or labels...250 of them! And it is absolutely free, with free shipping.

One of my readers will be receiving 250 Stickers/Labels from UPrinting.com...it might as well be you, right? All you have to do is leave a comment to have a chance to win. And if you subscribe to my blog by email, you can leave an extra comment for another chance to win!

For hosting this giveaway, I will be receiving 250 stickers, too. How cool is that? I imagine I will use this image on the stickers I will receive, unless my husband has other ideas:

Our new Children's Church logo.

I think this would be great as a sticker, too:


(That's Josiah when he was nearly four years old. Robert took that photo about two weeks before Grace was born...he is still every bit as exuberant as he looks in this shot!)

So, how would you use the stickers? Customized address labels? Favorite photo? Business or church logo? Something else? Leave a comment and let me know!

Giveaway Prize Details
250 Stickers/Labels
Sizes to choose from: 2” x 3.5”, 2” x 4”, or 3” x 3”
Paper: 70 lb Label Matte
Specifications: Full color front, blank back; 4 Business Day printing

This includes FREE UPS Ground Shipping in the USA (Canadian residents need to pay shipping and taxes). This offer is not available to residents outside the US and Canada.

A winner will be picked from the comments on October 29th at 10:00 p.m. EST.

The prize will be awarded via coupon code which will be emailed to the winner email on November 6th.
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