Kitchen Remix

Ryan and I have known since moving in last July that we wanted to remove the upper cabinets in the kitchen. Although the storage was nice, the cabinets were a huge barrier between the dining room and kitchen. So as soon as Erin, Matt and Hendrix moved in with us in April, we decided it was time to tackle this project and take full advantage of Matt’s carpentry skills. Thanks for all your hard work, Matt!


We love, love, love the results! It’s amazing how more open the space feels. Now I can’t wait to find the perfect counter stools!

The Proposal

First of all, thank you so much for all of the congratulations! Ryan and I are so happy and excited for our future together and we’re lucky to have all of you to share it with.

As for the proposal, Ryan recently sent this synopsis to a friend. I think he did a nice job describing how it went down.

“As of Tuesday night, Alia and I are engaged!  I bought the ring a couple of weeks ago while she was down in Cali for her sister’s (Erin’s) baby shower.  I WAS going to propose this weekend, but I had to work out the plan first.  Then on Tuesday morning, she told me about a dream she had about how I proposed to her on a job site with a crappy wooden ring with feathers sticking out of it.  She said yes, of course, but was disappointed by the craptacularity of the ring.  Apparently, I was stoked on it because I bought it for $30 on sale (regularly $120 [what a steal!]).  So in real life, I made a ring from cardboard and paper like the one in her dream.  I proposed to her at home later that night with the fake ring.  I asked her if she would marry me with the crappy ring.  She thought I was joking, but she said yes, and then I asked her if she’d marry me with the real ring.  And that’s more or less how it went.  Pretty standard marriage proposal, if you ask me.  Anyway, we’re way excited!  There’s no date or anything set yet (that seems to be everyone’s follow up question…just thought I’d get that out there now).”

Here’s a picture of the “dream ring” (which only fit on my pinky) and the real thing. He did a fabulous job on both of them!  

Now I have a wedding to plan… :)

Long Overdue Update

I know, a blog update is long overdue! Sorry about that, these past few months have been crazy busy…

1)  Ryan and I FINALLY closed on the house at the end of July. We’ve been busy unpacking, painting and scraping popcorn ceilings. The house is coming together nicely, but there’s also so much more that we want to do. Here’s a picture of our first completed room.

Current project is getting the craft room unpacked and painted! I’m soooooo excited to have a craft room!

2) The family and I celebrated Baby Nunn-Lawrence on Labor Day Weekend. I had so much fun putting together the decorations and planning this shower (the theme was yellow ducks, very fitting for Erin). I love how everything turned out!

(Click here for more baby shower photos)

Can’t wait to meet baby in less than two short months. [CRAZY!]

3) First came the house… then came the ENGAGEMENT! Ryan proposed to me last night (and I said yes, of course)! More on that later…

Baby Found Kitty

Since Ryan is out of town this weekend, I decided to head over to the westside for an overnight family visit. I can’t believe how much Drew has grown in the last two weeks. He is getting so strong and is very attentive. He now jibber-jabbers and will grab at almost anything in his reach, including the cat! Which means Princess has lost a little more hair lately. Luckily she is so easy going and loves ANY attention. I have a feeling Drew and Princess are going to be best friends.

A lot of great photos came out of my visit. Check out the rest on SmugMug.

Weekend Visit

We love it when Grandpa comes to visit.

Photo Update

Life’s been moving full speed ahead since my last post. I’m now a year older and have a brand new lens and flash to show for it. Which means the excessive photo taking continues. Can you really blame me with such a cute nephew?

Anyways, three new albums have been upload onto my SmugMug site. Feel free to check them out.

January 23, 2011 – Alia’s Birthday

January 29, 2011 – My Aunt Rocks

January 30, 2011 – Balloon Time

Bird Sculpture Series – Growing Roots

Remember my last wire sculpture called Birds on A Wire? Well, I’ve decided to create a bird sculpture series. The second sculpture, called Growing Roots, has been done for a while. But it only recently got revealed to its recipient which means it can now be revealed to you.

Hmm. What’s next?

Welcome Drew w/ Photos, Photos & More Photos

Last week, I became an aunt for the first time!!! Needless to say, I am beyond excited. Poor Drew (and parents) better get used to my shutter addiction. It’s excessive enough that I have decided to create a SmugMug account to hopefully provide a good way to share them with everyone.

Warning: there are A LOT of photos on there. But I hope you enjoy viewing at them as much as I’ve enjoyed taking them.

Kaili @ 37 Weeks

Well, somehow time keeps flying by, and I’ve neglected to update my blog. It’s been a very busy last few months with lots and lots of fun activites. But on Saturday, I made sure to get another photo session in before Baby Boy Bray makes his big appearance in just a few short weeks.
So without further ado, here’s Kaili at 37 weeks (well technically 36 weeks and 4 days…. but who needs to be that specific!?!).
(Click on photo for more)
This might be my last session before the baby arrives. But I can’t wait for my first photo session with Baby Bray himself!!!

Birds on A Wire

I recently pulled out my needle nose pliers and rolls of wire to create my lastest wire sculpture. I decided to deviate from the type of the bases I usually make, and I’m really happy with how it turned out.


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