Friday, July 29, 2011

Happiness in the form of a blog

Obviously the cat is out of the bag and I have a new blog name and look. Thank you for all who said you loved it. I’m quite partial to it. It’s amazing how much thought goes into choosing a new name. I did A LOT of brainstorming for names, came up with a ton of different ones and hashed them out with my momma and ultimately chose Amazing grapes, which I actually find pretty funny. The play on the word…and it does have another meaning to me personally, but alas, it’s personal.

It fits me perfectly and is an easy transition to my “future life” if that may come about at some point in time.

Back in June, I won an amazing giveaway from the lovely and brand new mother, Blair with wild and precious. She gave me a free banner and button (my first ever! grab it, it’s yours!) from the ever so sweet Kris with behold the metatron. I had to wait for my surgery and recovery to pass as well as wait for the grapes to grow in the vineyards so it took well over a month to begin ‘the making.’

Kris was great to work with, letting me ask a bunch of questions and really listened to what I wanted, tweaking things to just how I wanted and I couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Kris to anyone who wants a complete new look or just a couple things here and there to make your blog look fresh and new! By the way, she just had a birthday Wednesday AND just got engaged a couple days before that (great week, I’d say) so make sure you tell her congrats!

I can’t tell you all how happy having this little here blog has made me. I’m realizing I enjoy writing a lot and then you all have such sweet things to say and the encouragement…its really made me enjoy it even more. Definitely can’t say enough about you guys!

Today I’m off to my parents house for the big birthday weekend. I don’t know what we’ll be doing but I’ll be spending it with my parents, sis and her family, so I have no doubt I will have a great time. I hope you lovelies have a wonderful weekend. I’ll leave you with pictures of my 29th birthday.
We went to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii

An active volcano that I don’t remember what its called. G-man would know..

Actual lava flowing from beneath. It was so neat to see. Big thanks to my zoom lens for this!

Lava pouring into the ocean

For the record, that helicopter shouldn’t be that close to us. The smoke is from the trees on fire from the lava.


Afterward, we took the long drive to the cliffs


I’m such a rebel

My attempt to take a picture of us on a timer with the lava that covered the road. It cut our heads off. The sun had set, so putting it on the ground was the only way to get a picture. People walking by said I was dedicated as I was lying on the road before jumping up and running to G-man.

I’ll talk to you all next month! Winking smile

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bunky153 said...

This being your actual due date, 30 years ago, I was hoping you would wait to show up so I could watch Charles & Diana's wedding. I was afraid I would miss the 'wedding of the century'. Of course, being such an obedient, agreeable child, you waited and came 3 hrs & 2 min. past the date.
So, as per goofy tradition...Happy Due Date!!! I'm so glad you're my daughter!

The Blogivers said...

Hope your birthday weekend is the best everrrrrr!

DaisyGirl said...

I like the new look and name!!!

Victoria said...

i WAS just thinking... "Amazing grapes"...who the heck do I follow with that title...

then I clicked and I was ok, I get it! haha.

Sam {} said...

since i'm not a weekend blogger, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope it's awesome :)

GreenGirl said...

I spent the last night of my 20's with my friend Colleen at a Sixers game...
I remember being in bed when the clock hit midnight and smiling.
When the clock hits midnight, smile.

Laura Elizabeth said...

Your blog name is the best! I'm following you just because of that! Well, not just because of that, I also really like your blog. Anyway, hello from a new follower :)

Megan said...

Have a great birthday weekend!!!!!

Natalie said...

Have a totally awesome birthday!!! Eat lots of cake =D

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

Emily!!! Your blog looks fabulous!! I LOVE the new name, too. Very clever!!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Jenni @ Story of My Life said...

OH... and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! ;)

Tatiana said...

Hey there gowgeous! Loving this new look you're sporting. And very clever name you've got :-)
I hope you're having the best weekend EVER! Can't wait to hear all about it. Loves ya

PS: So I believe this is the most I've ever seen of gman ever! We're making great progress here ;-)

Tatiana said...

And I know that I've said it once already, but I'll make it blog official as well and wish you a very Happy Birthday once more. Here is to many more happy beautiful yrs!

Jennifer said...

The new blog look is great! I'm glad you had a good birthday too!

Kris said...

Happy Birthday! I am so glad you like how it turned out. Thankful you for the warm shout out. I really appreciate it. :o)


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