Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Major Update Time

Well lets see since the last time I posted so much has happened. I know I promised to post pictures of the engagement party but time has flown by since I have been off break and the things I need to post about has been piling up on me. So this is going to be a pretty lenghty post with alot of different events in it. :] So here I go!
Every year, my Uncle Kenny host a Christmas Brunch the Saturday before Christmas. We look forward to it every year. :] This year we got to meet Matt's crazy dog.
Matt trying to get Izzie to swim. :]
She loves the water but it was pretty cold. :]
Once she got in you could hardly get her out. haha

She loves splashing the water and making bubbles then trying to eat them. lol

Uncle Kenny feeding Izzie, Nova and Sugar on "the Magic Carpet"

This year we decided to open our present on Christmas Eve. Seeing as how we all knew what that present was before hand, we were ready to get our game on and start playing the Wii right when we sat down. :]

This would be my "Britt you are kiling me here with the suspense! Lets forget about the video camera and open it already!" face. :]

Finally the moment I have been waiting for!
Me and Forrest setting up the Wii.
We also had the gift exchange for the Ulmer family. This year we just drew names for the grandkids. We had alot of fun as we always do. We also introduced White Elephant into our get together this time.
My White Elephant I got. It was a Chia Shrek. :]

The really cute thing Grandma got. It has 7 polar bears and each one of them has one of the grandkids names on their stomach. :]

Brittany and Forrest got this door knocker that had an "S" engraved on it for their townhouse.
That was really cute. :]

I also got to take pictures of Landen who just turned one. He is so funny. I had alot of fun taking pictures of him and hanging out with Denise. Here are a few of my favorites for you to see. Denise I'm still editing some more but I just wanted to put these on to let you see some of them. :] I will let you know when the CD's are ready. :]

He is such a Big Boy!
We had to take this one because Denise is a gator and Steven is a Nole. :]
You will see below that Steven had a seminole shirt for him to wear but he doesn't have any Gator stuff to wear that fits him. So I knew that we had tons of Gator stuff so we came back to my house and took a few of him in Gator stuff in my yard. :] They turned out adorable.

haha. I love it.
Oh Man! This slide was a challenge for him. After going down head first (he was determined to do it even though Denise said not to) he just didn't seem to want to go down the slide again. haha.

He is such a Goof Ball!
Reading to Curious George.

Lovin' Curious George.
The Best of Both Worlds.
Landen and His Red Wagon.

Ridin' in the Wagon

That face cracks me up. :]]

My Christmas Break has seemed to fly by. Going into the break I had made all these plans to hang out with friends and go all these places, then before I knew it it's a couple days before New Years and none of the plans have been followed thru with. So Monday my friend Kendra came over and we hung out all day. I had a lot of fun with her. We took so many pictures.
Some how I always end up hanging from the tree. lol :]

Me and Kendra.
Kendra loves photography just like I do. So this is one that she took of me. I love it.

I love this one of my eye.
I knew that I had to get caught up on blogging now because if I didn't now I wouldn't be able to. Well tomorrow we are leaving to head up to Plant City for their New Years meeting. :] I can't wait to see Joshua and take his pictures! We have a lot planned in a short amount of time so there will deff. be a post about all of these events after we get back. :] Until then, I hope yall have a happy and safe New Year! :]


Monday, December 15, 2008

Sing of His Wonderful Story

As Christmas time comes around, I can't help but look back on all the wonderful things that my family and I have been so blessed to have. Although at times I may think that I have to have that new Nikon D40 :] or that new purse that I have been watching, you come to the realization that there are kids out there who are wondering if they are going to make it to Christmas Day because they have a terminal illness. One of my teachers told me about this organization that provides kids with terminal illness with one last wish and they can visit the theme park that they have built on site and play for the day. Give Kids the World accepts volunteers so I figured that I would love to do that this summer. I just thought I would let everybody know about it so if they wanted to check it out and help volunteer there.
Here is a picture that I took that I thought ya'll would like to see. :]
Since I last posted FCA hosted a Christmas Movie Night at the school. We had a great turn out and I'm just so grateful that although the world still trys to keep the Lord out of school we can still meet together and bring the Word Of God into our schools.
I will post pictures of the engagement party later this week (hopefully).
Only 1 more week until I"m out of school. :] Then it won't be long till I am down at Little Union and getting to see that sweet baby Joshua. :]


Sunday, December 7, 2008

It's great to be a........

Florida Gator!
The Ulmer house was one happy place after that game. Silas we are very sorry for your loss but I will say that Bama deffinitely made us work for the win.
National Championship Here We Come!

I tell you what every time I hear Tim Tebow talk to reporter I'm extremely amazed at how he nevers fails to put all the glory on God and whenever he is asked about a certain play he always tells about how he couldn't have carried out the play without his team mates. It is such an awesome thing to have a guy who is such a huge role model for alot of people that is a solid Christian person.

On another note, Poppa Green we are really beginning to think that you don't like us anymore and don't want to see us. :] So Poppa Green if you are out there reading this we miss seeing you at Little Zion every other week and would love to see you some more! :]
This past couple weeks have been rather hectic! I"m not sure if I had posted about Apopka being in the playoffs but we were! Yes WERE! :[ I'm sad to say that we lost this past Friday in round 2 of the 6A playoffs! I had to babysitt that night so I couldn't go but Dad still went and gave me numerous updates during the game. :]
I know that this post was very scattered and random but I've only got a short amount of time to post. We are getting ready for the engagement party on Saturday so it's going to be pretty busy around here the next week. I will post pictures in a couple weeks but until then I probably won't be posting!


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Dedicated to my One and Only Borrowed Dad

I have made a promise to the beloved Borrowed Dad. He told me this past weekend that he was very lonely on the blogger world because we haven't been posting. I was planning on posting the engagement pictures that I took of Britt and Forrest but she didn't want them to be on here until they have been shown at various events for the wedding. But my sister has posted the blooper pictures for ya'll to see.

This past weekend, we went down to Little Union for their meeting. We had a great time. On Friday night, my family went back to Forrest house where we were spending the night (Thanks man for letting us stay in your crib for the weekend!) then Justin and Isaac came over and brought RockBand. We had a alot of fun making fools of ourselves. :] Me and Papa Bear also found some time to shoot some darts on the dartboard. That has become a regular activity for us everytime we go down there. :]
On Saturday, we went to church for the morning service and then we stayed for the afternoon service which was the ordination service of two deacons. After service a lot of people went over to the Varnums and hung out and enjoyed some great fellowship and I'm thinking that there just might have been a Gator game on while we were over there. :] We had service Friday night and then after service once again we found some time to play some more RockBand with Justin, Jared and John. We tried so hard to get Papa Bear to play but he just really didn't want to show everybody up. :]

As some of you know, this April I will have the honor of taking senior pictures of Rachel. I'm so excited I absolutely can't wait. If all works out we will be able to get some awesome shots that really show off Rach's personality at the barn and around the horses. :] I'm also ecstatic about Joshua finally being here and hopefully being able to find a time to take some pictures of him and the proud parents. :]
In the past several months I have found myself developing a very special bond with the people at Little Union. I count them as my family or as we call each other "borrowed family". :] I'm really looking forward to the next little bit and hoping to enhance my photography skills.
Also I'm hoping that all goes well this weekend and that my friend (the one that is in the picture with me above this) will have 2 new baby horses. (I know that's prob. not the right technical term for them but that's what they are. Sorry if I offend any of you horse obsessed girls out there. aka Rach, Hannah and Sara. :]) Hopefully at some point I will be able to go over there at take pictures of them because that would be an awesome experience for me and would be so much fun to ride them well not the ones that were just born but the older ones. ha. :]
This Friday Apopka has it's first play-off game against Timber Creek. As always me and dad will be there cheering them on. :] I think that's about all for now. I will try to blog more for you BD. I'm telling you all the good stuff happens on Facebook. You just need to get Kelly, Kerry or Kimberly to help you set up an account and your name be Borrowed Dad. :] Man oh man let me tell you, you would be the coolest Dad, Poppa, Borrowed Dad and Borrowed Poppa out there. :]


Friday, October 31, 2008

What is Trust?

I don't think that I ever really understood the true meaning of trust until now. Trust, as I know it today, is when someone ask to take care of something that very dear to your heart, something that the Lord gave you to care for and to love. Forrest has asked Wendell and I to trust him with Brittany's care. Wow! I think, by now, you all know that we have given them our blessings. We are so happy for Brittany & Forrest. We believe that the Lord is working in their lives.


Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Addition to the Blog

Forrest and I have created a new blog to update everyone on our engagement and the beginning of our life together. Take a look at it if you get a free minute.

We love you all!


Thank You Lord for my New Brother-To-Be!

Brittany Nicole Ulmer,
It seems like just yesterday that me and you were little tykes in the bath tub just a giggling and having the time of our lives. My how times have changed, while we are still giggling and having the time of our lives the subject of the excitement has changed dramatically. It’s hard to believe that my shish is getting married soon and will be out of the house. I’m not sure if reality has fully sunk in yet as far as the fact that I will be losing my “full time fashion advisor” but I will also be gaining one super fly brother-in-law. I couldn’t ask for a better brother-in-law than Forrest. You are more than just my sister you are my best friend. I know at times we would fight but when it comes down to it I’m really going to miss fighting with you or maybe just having the ability to. :] You mean the world to me and I know that you will always be there for me even though you are going to be married. You better expect at least one visit each month from me. :] My life wouldn’t be the same without you and I’d be lost without the little stupid and corny things you do to me every day. You are such a huge role model in my life. I have learned from your success as well as your failures. :] We have had so many priceless “you just had to be there” memories in the 15 years of my life. From the first few breaths that God blessed me to take to the many car rides with the windows rolled down singing at the top of our lung going down the highway, you have always been the best sister a person could ever ask for. I will forever hold these memories close to my heart. I look forward to many more memories together as we welcome Forrest into our family. I love the both of you and thank you for giving me the brother I’ve
never had.

A Little Shout-Out to Forrest,
Thank you for being the best big brother! I’m so happy to have you joining our family!


Friday, October 17, 2008

Show that Darter Pride

Well this past week was Spirit Week at Apopka. So for those of you who don't know what that is! It's basically a week where you can wear random stuff that you would most likely be laughed at if you wore on a daily basis. For those non-facebookers out there, I also got my braces off this week. :] So to say the least it has been one crazy hectic week around here.
The first day of spirit week was Safari Day. Which unfortunately I don't have the pictures of that because they are on the yearbook camera at school that I had for the day. :[
The next day was Wacky Tacky Day! Oh man did we see some wack-o people that day. I wore a Tennessese Hat, Noles Shirt (being that both of those are oh so tacky ha.) then well you can see what else I wore. I always seem to have at least one teacher every year that is a huge football fan like my family and they are either Those Nasty Ole Noles or Ohio State fans. So this year Mr Hall is relentless on me and he looks forward to picking on me and at least once a week he plays the Nole chant or whatever that hideous thing is as soon as a walk in the door. I tell him it doesn't effect me I bleed orange and blue and the only chant in my head would be the Gators! :] So of course I had no choice but to wear that shirt on Wacky Tacky Day because after all it's perfect because they are tacky.
Me and Christi
Me and Emmalee. My Spanish Buddy.

Sports Day was on Tuesday. Tuesday was the big day that I got my braces off. :] So I couldn't go as crazy as I wanted to because I went straight from getting my braces off to school and I didn't really want to go to the ortho with my face all painted up. ha. :] However that didn't stop me from showing my gator pride. :]

Tuesday night was Powder Puff. This a game that happens once a year during spirit week. The junior girls and the senior girls play each other in flag football. Of course the seniors win every year! ha.

haha. The guy cheerleaders for the night.

Me and Mikey after the game.

All of the boys painted there stomaches for the game. They are dorks. :]

We didn't have any thing on Wednesday because it was PSAT. :[
On Thursday we had celebrity day. I didn't dress up for that day because once again I had an ortho appointment right before I went to school. But I did get a few pics of me and other people who dressed up.

ha. Laila is so funny. She dressed up as Madea from the Diary of a Mad Black Women.
Me and Mikey. I'm not sure what he dressed up as but I got a picture. ha.
haha Me and Jordan. He was James Bond or maybe it was Brad Pitt? I forgot which one but it was one of those. :]
Karlo was the dude from Pokemon. I"m not sure what his name was. :]

And yesterday was the much anticipated Crazy Blue and White Day. I look forward to this day every year. I made some shirts for me and my friends. They were so cute. My best friend is the varisty kicker so we put his name on the shirt and said "We get a kick out of #31." And then Tyler Darlington is in our class so we put him on the shirt too. "#79 will hold the Darter Line."

Me and Elise
Me and Tyler. ha.
I love these people get crazy!
Me and Shanna.
She is pretty much like my twin. I'm going to miss her next year!
Me and Regine.
She has been so helpful when I don't know what to do in yearbook.

Me and Aimee.
I love her. She is so genuine and caring. We have known each other since birth and I'm really going to miss those car rides with her to school in the morning.
Friday Night was the big game against Winter Park. We had a good time as always. We also were glad to have Forrest come and watch the game with us while Brittany babysat. :]
Me and Kaitlyn.
She is so sweet. She came up to me when I was down by the concession stand and she was like don't leave me alone so then she came up in the stands with me. :]
The three amigos. :]
After the game we got a picture of all of us and Alex and Tyler. :]
haha. Us and the backs of our shirts but you can't really read them in the picture.

Me and Alex (aka A-Catt) I love this kid. He cracks me up!

Tonight is homecoming. Please be in prayer for everybody going to homecoming. I am not going this year instead I'm going over to the Bankson's for a homecoming alternative. It's going to be amazing and I can't wait! I will post pictures of it later on.