The Story of Us

The Story of Us

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Frankenmuth

So yes I haven’t blogged about Frankenmuth yet, because it has been chaos the last few days with all the travling. So I went on Sunday with Ben and his family and it was a wonderful time! I haven’t been there since I was really little or so I thought, but talking to my Mom and Grandma they aren’t entirely sure we have ever been! Hmmmm so anyways I had this picture in my mind of this other picture, I thought we took when I was there. Really little, I was like 3 or something and I am standing in front of these camels. So we looked all over for these camels and I felt that they weren’t the exact ones I remembered from the picture. So maybe it wasn’t there at all. Maybe this was my first time ever! So we went first to the Big Bavarian Inn and shops and ate a German meal, I tried some new food, I can’t remember what it is now or definitely how it is spelled. Hmmm but it was like some new meats. That whole meal was excellent and I had to do a small initiation by the boys that is somewhat of an Eller tradition I guess. Haha. Can’t exactly say it on here though :)

After that we walked around the cute little downtown area and went in some shops and went up to the Frankenmuth Brewery. Then finally we went to the big famous Bronners Christmas store and walked around in there prolly for like a few hours! It was sooo huge and all Christmas. I got a few cute Christmas ideas and tree ideas for the future. Outside of Bronnerss there are sooo many Christmas lights and decorations!! And I saw Santa Claus on a harley riding around and got my pictures with him! Everyone was so excited to see him. All in all it was a wonderful day and I would love to go back again, I would also like to take my family and grandma back there someday. I know she would love it! Here are a few pictures from the trip…
















Wednesday, November 25, 2009

VEGAS BABY!

umm yeah so I didn't have to to post about Frankenmuth in the chaos that was the past two days in preparing for Vegas. And now I am going to bed since I have to be up in about 4 hours to head towards the airport. So im out and I'll write tomorrow!!!

SOOOOOOO excited!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

It's been like a week..

So it has been like a week since I last posted. That is only because there is really nothing much to post about. Just another busy week where I worked a lot. Went to Lansing again this week, so yeah nothing but work. This morning at work I spilled like a whole pot (including the grounds) of hot coffee all over my hand and it killed soo bad and I couldn't get the grounds off till I got to the sink, so it literally scorched me. It still hurts. But luckily not bad enough for anything major but some redness, swelling, bumps and almost blistering but I think i took care of it (with a lot of help from Ben, who is amazing and bandaged me up and helped me so much today). SO hopefully tomorrow is better. I am so excited about tomorrow because it is finally the first day trip I get to take with Ben and his family! They do this a lot, which I absolutely love about them, but this is the first time I have been able to make it. We are going to go to Frankenmuth for the day and I am super excited, I know I went once when I was really little but I don't remember anything other than some big fake Wiseman camels, I think. So I am going to go in search for them again. I love Christmas time and I hear its like christmas city so i am totally looking forward to it. I know its nothing major but I am just fascinated by those little quaint, have their own character type of towns. Anyways I am off to bed, will post about the day trip and I am sure a few pictures to go along with it!



I'm addicted to this song.....


Sara Bareilles: Little Voice
Gravity ~
Something always brings me back to you.
It never takes too long.
No matter what I say or do I'll still feel you here
'til the moment I'm gone.
You hold me without touch.
You keep me without chains.
I never wanted anything so much
than to drown in your love and not feel your reign.
Set me free, leave me be.
I don't want to fall another moment into your gravity.
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I'm supposed to be.
But you're on to me and all over me.

Lauren ~ Senior

Meet Lauren again... A totally adventurous, fun loving spirited girl with the most gorgeous eyes ever! (I am so jealous) I just loved the way her eyes and cute dimples stole every picture! Lauren was up for any action pictures we could take, from sliding in the dirt in her softball gear or getting completely soaked playing in the waves in Lake Michigan, we had an awesome (few) days shooting together! With those piercing eyes and amazing smile she will have no problem capturing your attention and have you smiling back :)


































Sunday, November 15, 2009

Meet Stepahine and Brent!

Meet Brent and Stephanie! An adorable laid back couple and I can not wait for their outside barn/farm wedding! I am soooo excited about it I even took the wedding on my birthday! This was a perfect November day for our orchard shoot and it was an awesome time getting to know this couple. Check back for more pictures of these two to come soon!











Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sneak Peek! Catherine and Jason

Meet Catherine and Jason a unique world traveling couple who got married at the Cincinnati Nature Center in Ohio. It was gorgeous and what an awesome weekend weather wise who would of thought in November. The Nature Center was so scenic with lots of trails, benches, barns and buildings full of history and nature which produced a gorgeous backdrop for the Wedding. Thanks guys for such an awesome day and some of my favorite pictures ever! You were great troopers!






Cincinnati Trip

So there isn't too much to tell about the Cincinnati trip this weekend. It involved a lot of driving but overall a pretty good time. Friday we drove straight down and went right to the Cincinnati Zoo. It was a lot of fun, some parts were entertaining and some parts disappointing. Like exhibits weren't set up because its colder and like the Manatees had literally just been sent to Tampa and we both were excited about the penguins and there was only like 10 in a small tank so not much diving going on there. The bears however did get into a fight and the cheetahs were running around chasing each other, the rhino did not like birds and kept chasing them out of his place and there were white lions and white tigers! Then Friday night we ate a huge dinner at Cracker Barrel and then Saturday went downtown in the morning before the wedding and went to the Reds stadium and took some pics there and walked around in the store and hall of fame. Next we did the wedding for the day which was at a gorgeous location. (I will blog about that next.) Saturday night after the wedding we went back downtown and walked around the big fountain and changing colored buildings and the trees with all the lights on them. I had never been right downtown so it was cool to walk around and see that, even though all the stores were closed by then. We also drove across the bridge into Kentucky to Covington Landing, my little favorite spot where there is the downtown Cincinnati cityscape in the background and the stadiums right on the river. It's so pretty at night with the city reflection lighting up the river.
Sunday just got up early and went to IKEA and then drove to Anderson, IN to pick up my dad (he was visiting my cousins) and then drove home from there. Nothing too exciting. Here is a few pics from the trip though.


The White Lions



Ben and I at the Zoo




Cincinnati at night



Ben and I in Kentucky viewing Cinci behind us



The downtown fountain (notice the building
behind us keeps changing colors)



The Fountain



Ben in front of the Stadium



Mark and Laura (part 2)

So I promised some more Pictures of Mark and Laura and here they are. These as I mentioned before are a few that Ben took and I wanted to showcase how much he is improving! He is such a fast learner and is stepping out of his shell and coming up with awesome angles and ideas on his own! I am so proud of him. I think they are awesome. Take a Look!
















Monday, November 9, 2009

Mark and Laura (part 1)

So yes it does say Part 1. That is for a few reasons... one that Mark and Laura were amazing and there are so many awesome pictures that I had soooo many favorites! The other reason is that I wanted to put some up that I took and then the next blog later tonight will be of some that Ben took :) I wanted everyone to see how awesome he is doing and that he really is doing such an amazing job and such a fast learner! So there will be a few more pics of Mark and Laura later tonight!
I am soo excited to share these with you because like I said there are sooo many amazing pics and this was one of my favorite shoots to do :) Ben and I had an awesome time with them and I am can't wait for the wedding in only 2 short months! Thanks you two for being so natural and photogenic, having such sweet, caring personalities and for making our trip so fun!
Hope you Enjoy!