Friday, October 30, 2009

zombie mode....zzzz

I am kinda going through this zombie mode right now, and not because it's Halloween or anything, but because I am not so good at sleeping other places than my own bed. Right now I am with Joe at his parent's house in the Northwest Indiana area. They live out in the middle of the country in a beautiful old farm house. But, since its windy its kind of creepy out and the old house makes lots of noise. Not so bad-- but I hear voices. In the dining room is a EMT radio that is always on... and I hear a series of tones then the voice of the dispatcher. Creepy.

So, I am working more with the Delaware County EMA now and have been put in charge of making them a super awesome website. I am working with a software called, "RapidWeaver". It's proving to me more trouble than I anticipated. I want to post some of the pictures that they had given me, but for some reason it keeps loading my entire iPhoto.... not soo good!!

Speaking of photos--- I have some to share! As you know I bought Joe's Wedding Band last week, and I've been very good at keeping it a secret! Well, I wanted to be cute and propose to him- so I did and he has been wearing it any chance that he gets! :D hehe
Well, we went to Minnetrista, in Muncie to take some pictures in the beautiful fall landscape.This is my Joe. He picked this spot, and I would have gotten a picture of me next to him, but my batteries died! :( sadness

It's great what you can do with a tripod!! :D
There are not too many pictures because the brand new batteries that I got failed me!!
We are going to try again as soon as the weather cooperates. :D

Well, I hope everyone has a fantastic and SAFE Halloween!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

UPDATE!!! For all whom are confused!

Okay I know this has been nuts trying to keep up with what's going on with the Wedding....

So, Joe and I are not getting married this Friday, Next Month, or this year!
::Drum roll::

We are attempting to get married on

JUNE 6, 2010
Because I would really love to get married at
Aberdeen Manor
and that is the closest date that
my mom can get to Indiana.

I want to have the ceremony outdoors in the garden
then have the reception in their ballroom.
If it rains outside then we can get married in their chapel.

I need to find out where to get flowers and cake in NW Indiana.
I know who my photographer is going to be...
(my mom's prior boss when she was a photographer)

Any suggestions?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

TMI Thursdays!!!

TMI Thursday

Reading TMI's are bad in class...especially if your class is watching a movie and your prof is blind. (not kidding)

BUT yes- check out the site to laugh the rest of the evening.

Now to share a TMI story...
One of my great friends in high school had a boyfriend who was also in Band with her. We had gone to Florida to have a concert at Disney World. Well on the way down from northern Indiana. Well, this was before we sat with same sex. (So, she might be the reason why they changed the rules so that we had to sit "same-sex" on the bus!
Well, she and her boyfriend were....well being promiscuous and the bus stated to, well, SMELL... and there was this someone's little sister that was sitting near them and was like. Why does it smell like FISH?! hahaha So that is my lame memory of a TMI. I'll have to work on finding and seeking out more-

Well, have a great day. it's now time to research and figure out what I want to write about for my ENG 393 class paper. I think I'll write about NCLB and how our man "Mitch" is going to screw up the teaching system if he does pass the law that he is in favor for.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

i like......fall

I like the:
cool air

yellow orange brown red green leaves

how they flutter then fall

i like the crunchy sounds they make when you stomp on them

I like to rake the leaves in a big pile ..... then DESTROY them.

I like pumpkins

I like scarves

I like cranberry sauce

....i like fall

Thursday, October 8, 2009

wedding update...again....

Okay so I know two things for sure....
1. Who I'm marrying
2. That we're going to have the Unit Chaplain do the exchanging of vows.

Now the things that I don't know
1. What I'm going to wear... lol
2. Where we're going to do this...
3. Who's going to be there. . .

What I think is going to happen....
1. My mom, dad, and sister will drive up here Nov. 25th and leave the 29th.
2. We'll exchange vows in the presence of immediate family. (parents and siblings)
3. Then we will all go out to dinner.

But, I am not going to take the date/time off the books at the Muncie courthouse until I hear that my mom gets time off work and that they are going to come up here.

I wish I had more news... I have been working non-stop on this and wishing I could iron things out.

Thank you all for you warm wishes and congratulations. I really appreciate it!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Wolcott House

Well... I had quite a few conversations today with our family...
and our family would like to be involved with our
Which I am totally for ...
but it going to be hard not to have a big thing
which is mainly why we're doing the whole
courthouse thing and then do the
with all our family and friends
(that we can afford to have attend...haha)

So, that brings up the Wolcott House
Joe's family lives near this historical house
And this house is where his sister and brother in law were married.
Well, we were going to have just immediate family
come and watch us become one.
Even though its just to get the military to put me on Joe's insurance.
Moving to Texas (where everyone can carry an gun)
I believe that it will not be a good thing for me to
not have insurance.
**And for the record I am not expecting a child.**

Today we bought Joe's Wedding Ring.
Well, we ordered it and we are hoping it will be here at the end of this month!!

Here's a picture of it.This tungsten band 9mm.
The tungsten means that it will not show wear and tear.
The only thing that I will need to do is figure out what I want to engrave it to say.

We also looked at wedding bands for me and got something a little different.
I will show them when and if I actually get it.

But, yes this is all up in the air now. . . Just wanted to clarify and keep it updated.

Amber and Joe

Wedding News!!

Exciting News
Dear all my friends and family,

I just wanted to let you all know that Joe and I are getting married October 30, 2009 at 3pm at the Court House in Muncie, Indiana.

........ let that set in.......

Joe and I have been engaged since Dec. 23, 2006 and have been dating since October 30, 2005. We are getting married at the courthouse because at this time in our lives we can not afford to put it off any longer and waiting for funds is not going so well. We want to have a time to celebrate with our family and friends but it will most-likely be in 2011 when Joe and I have more funds when I finally become a career woman. :-)

If you're in Muncie, and would like to join us that would be fantastic! I would like to have a get together that evening with anyone who is interested! :-)
It's not going to be big or fancy until we can put the time and money into it. haha

Thanks for understanding!

Much love,
Amber and Joe

Monday, October 5, 2009

The 3's game....

heyya readers. . . I decided to post this on my blog because it would be a great way to get to know me a little more. :-)

Three names I go by:
1. Amber
2. Ambie
3. Ambernator

Three Jobs I have had in my life (Actually these are all my jobs right now!!)
1. Staples-Retail
2. Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
3. Freelanced Caregiver

Three Places I have lived
1. Lowell, IN
2. Buford, GA
3. Muncie, IN

Three Favorite drinks
1. Dr. Pepper
2. Coke
3. Koolaid

Three TV shows that I watch
1. Grey's
2. Lost
3. Heroes

Three Places I Have Been
1. Oahu, Hawaii
2. Long Beach, NY
3. Toronto, Canada (boo!)

People who e-mail me regularly (People don't email much anymore. I'll put down websites though.)
1. Ean
2. Letha
3. Facebook

Three of my favorite foods
1. Turkey Burgers
2. Pasta
3. Homemade bread

Three things I'm looking forward to
1. Student Teaching
2. My Wedding
3. Christmas Break

I am super excited about life right now, I just got done meeting with the Student Teaching placement advisor with the Aldine ISD school district in Texas.

I met a great new lady named Patty, who will be my roommate in Houston. :-) WOO!!!

And I am getting my debt under control and becoming more financially stable... yay!

Have a great day!
This picture is of me in Hawaii.... at a Botanical Garden where this tree was made up of the trumpet flowers. It was raining yellow flowers and was soooo beautiful. :-)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

My new friend and reader Nicole tagged me in a photo meme.
The rules are:
1. Go to the first photo album on your computer
2. Go to the 10th picture
3. Post the picture and tell a story about it.
4. Tag 5 more people and let them know.

So, My pictures are in order of date and my picture is of my late grandfather.1939-2008
After being diagnosed with esophageal cancer he had to undergo a procedure that removes most of your esophagus. They attach the top of your stomach to your larynx which makes your stomach very small. He was unable to eat all that much food and went through extensive chemotherapy and radiation. Esophageal cancer is relatively uncommon in the United States, and occurs most often in men over 50 years old. It affects less than 5 in 100,000 people.
He was one of those five ...
This picture was taken Feb. 26, 2006 in the Intensive Care Unit at a hospital in
Valparaiso, Indiana.
My grandpa was unable to speak and my grandmother, aunt, and myself all know sign language. He wrote down on paper that he wished he had learned so that he could communicate with us. So, here is him signing, "I love you"

This next picture is one that I would like to share just because it will go along with the story...
This is a picture of Joe and I the same day wearing the masks for the ICU.
We took a sharpie to draw faces on the masks to make my grandfather laugh.
We made a lot of people laugh that day.

Cancer took my grandfather's life in January 2008

The people in which I would like to tag in this photo meme are:
Ella Unread
I would tag more people but I do not that many on here that would do it. . .

Have a great day

Thanks to Nicole for the tagging and for making me smile. If you want to laugh out loud check out Becky's blog...t'was quite funny!

Friday, October 2, 2009

what does the future hold?

Sorry I have not updated in a while. I have been busy this week with classes and work. I have been thinking a lot in my spare time about what I am going to do after I get my degree. Someone who I know that just went through the graduate program of what I am getting my bachelors degree in. . . this is his advice to me...
"my advice is to look around while finishing your degree about alternative employment. Teaching special education is very taxing and burns even the toughest out fairly fast. Deaf ed is just politically evil. My biggest piece of advice is not to allow student teaching and finding a teaching position get in the way of you and Joe. You would be making a huge mistake. It would be better to take a resource room in a low paying district so that you can be near him, rather than try to pursue TX or CO for more money etc."

It hurts me to think that I have just wasted so much money on school, and a near decade of my life towards a degree that I am not going to even use. What else would I do??? What can someone with a Special Education/Mild Disabilities/Deaf Education/Early Childhood degree do...but teach?!?

So... right now I am feeling disheartened about what the future will hold for my career. . .
I have had many opportunities in my past of working a vast variety of jobs.
I've been a babysitter for kids with special needs
Worked at a Restaurant
Worked at a Factory as a Gum Tester and QA
Worked as a secretary
Worked as a Residential Advisor in the Dorms in the summer.
Worked at Sally Beauty Supply as a manager
Worked as a Christmas Gift wrapper
Worked as a Manager at a Horse barn taking care of the animals
And currently I work as a freelanced caregiver and as at Staples and I volunteer with the Emergency Management/CERT team.

So, I guess I am pretty much a jack of all trades but what does one do with these things that will actually make money??