If life wasn't crazy enough with working on our home, Ryan and I getting used to living together after having opposite schedules, trying to figure out my place in the photography world, enjoying our adorable lil' nephews Evan, Forrest, and Levi plus Vivian, our adorable niece... Ryan and I also have a puppy or at least is the size of one, Jack, who is a Jack Russell mix! How fun and YES, and a little crazy, but we wouldn't have it any other way!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Things I’d like to Accomplish in 2011

  • Take a photography class
  • Get back my workout routine
  • Run a 5k
  • Organize the basement to be finished
  • Pay off my car
  • Learn how to change a diaper
  • Babysit one of my nephews all on my own
  • Work OT when offered
  • Get a Tattoo
  • Chop off my hair and donate it to Locks of Love (but not 'til after the cruise)
And this is just for starters.... :)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wall of Fame

Or should it be "Fridge of Fame"?!? While cleaning the kitchen, I looked at the fridge which is covered with all the events and happenings of 2010! We have personal cards Ryan and I gave each other, photos of friends and family, Jack's diploma, "Thank You" cards and "Save the Dates" from the weddings we attended, and inspiring quotes given in every letter from my grandma... as much as I want to "clean" the kitchen, I hate to take down this great piece of "art" that makes us smile every time we enter it! I look forward to what other memories will some day be placed on this fridge! Maybe, cleaning of the outside of the fridge can wait until 2011! :)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Gearing up for Baby Shower Mode

Jill, this week, is 25 weeks or 6 months pregnant! Baby Reil is about a 1 lb. and a half, starting to get his baby fat, looking more and more like a newborn, possibly even growing hair! Jill only has a few more weeks before she's in her third-trimester... which means the end is coming near! :)

With that, it's time for Christine and I to start getting our thinking caps on and planning the family/college friends baby shower! :)

The invites are bought, the date is pretty much set... just need to get a theme, games, and food taken care of!

How fun! :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hard to Believe 2010 is Almost Over

As we embark on the holiday season, it’s hard to believe that 2010 is almost over! So many big events happened this year for friends and family…

Evan, our adorable nephew, was born!

Jack, the Jack Russell mix, came in to our lives!

Al and Sarah made it official!

Jason and Elyse tied the knot!

Shawn and Jill finally after 9 years got married!

Jill became pregnant with Baby Boy Reil, to make his appearance March 2011!

The cutie, Malachi, was born!

Magnus came in to the world!

Bob and Keri got hitched!

Megan and Pete took the plunge!

Matt and Tricia get engaged!

Jim became a Spartan!

Ryan and I jumped in with both feet!

Made our 2nd visit to Mexico in less than a year!

Visited the historical Philadelphia, seeing the Liberty Bell and having a cheese steak at Jim’s!

It is a year that I will never forget! So many people in my life had huge changes in there lives! In so many ways, as I look back, the year seems so surreal! How could so much love and joy fit all in to one year! It makes me look forward to what 2011 has to bring! :) But I’m sure; it will always be hard to beat 2010!

Happy Holidays to everyone!

Let’s go out with a BANG!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lazy Sunday

The boys decided to come cuddle with me! They were really comfy but I wasn't. So I snuck away and grabbed my camera... since they looked so cute and innocent! For Jack, the innocent part doesn't happen that often! Awh, my sleepy boys!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Rest of the Wonderful Day

All the photos are up... and they just blew me away! Some of my favs... the photos of me with my mom and sister and the photos of just my dad and I on the beach! I also love the pics of us at the alter! :D

The link below will take you to the SmugMug galleries, from there click on "Weaver/Fiebig". The password is FiebigSeptember2010.

All of the Wedding Photos


All you brides out there that are looking for a photographer who loves to use nature, has a BIG heart, is down to earth, has a special look to her photos that is all her own, check out Ashley Folkema Photography. You will be happy you did! :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

More Fun with Evan

Getting So Big

This week 'lil Evan, Ryan and my nephew, took his first 4 consecutive steps! He's growing up so fast! :)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Beautiful Labor Day Weekend if your Insane!

I love adventures at the Traverse State Hospital a.k.a. Insane Asylum!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Great Way to Remember a Special Day!

The amazing and super talented Ashley Folkema finished our wedding pictures today! I've been checking out the blog all day long, super excited to see them. Right before dinner, I thought I'd take a look... and there they were! Tears came to my eyes! They made me feel like it was the day all over again! I'm so glad she captured it all... because it is true what they say... the day goes by so fast! I didn't get to see a lot of the hard work I had put in to it until I saw the pictures!

Thank you again to all our family and friends that help make our wedding day something we will never forget!

Please enjoy the beautiful photos on Ashley's blog...

julie and ryan – wedding lifestyle photographer » ashley folkema photography

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Philly at a Glance

The Liberty Bell

The Signer

The Carpenter House

Ben Franklins Grave

Best Philly Cheese Steak in TOWN - Mushrooms, American, With is how I order!

Declaration of Independence and Constitution were debated and adopted here!
Market Street
Look down Market at City Hall
Inside the Market