Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Fests~

I hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. We spent our Turkey Day with friends from our young couple group. It was wonderful. Today we are having a repeat of Thursday at our house. It should be fun and quite interesting for the fur and feather kids :-) Here are some pics from Thursday :-) Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Portland Tribune!!!

Aaron and I are in the paper! Yipee!! Well, are pictures are not but our interview is. Here is the link to the article :-) Enjoy!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Dentist

Well, we met with the dentist last night and it was interesting. However, Aaron and I both feel like it isn't the right fit for us. He is still planning on popping in the office and learning more before we rule out this opportunity. But, we both feel that this is not what God has for us. Also, Aaron is now questioning if we should stay here in Portland. That is stressful for me, because I love it here and we had already made that decision. So I'm asking for prayer in that area that I might be able to go with the flow and that God would be in control of the situation. Thanks for your prayers everyone :-)

Love Lauren

P.S. I hope you all have an awesome Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

First Outing

Today was a very exciting day in the Marks household. Today was the first day we took Max in the car, with Leila, to go for a fun walk. We took them to my favorite spot, Powell Butte. It was gorgeous, cool, cloudy, but dry, and Max was so excited and happy. He did so well. Today is also the ceremonial removal of the "Doggy Therapy Pool." It served it's purpose well, but Moose dog is officially done with rehab. So now it's trying to get him back to normal. Here are some pics from our momentous day :-)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Ball...

Goodmorning everyone in blog land :-) I hope your Sunday is going well. We had a wonderful time at the ball and the scenery was stunning. Here are a few pictures of my costume (yes entirely hand stitched) and the amazing evening. There will be a few more later on, we had our pictures taken and the photographer is going to send us a CD. So when those arrive I will post them. Anyway, enjoy and God Bless!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

18th Century Corset...

Here is a little preview of my corsett that I'm wearing tonight. Enjoy... I will post more pics later!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Max Update...

Hi everyone :-)

First, I want to say thank you so much for your prayers and kind words for Max. It has helped me so much during his surgery and recovery. Now for the news... We had his 4 week checkup today and he got the okay to start running and playing fetch again. This is so exciting because he hasn't played fetch since April. I just got back from our walk, it was 20 mins., which is the longest since April. He's doing so well and I'm so thrilled that my boy is almost back to normal. Thanks everyone :-) God Bless!

Love Lauren

The kids and me last October :-)

A Ball...

Tomorrow is the much anticipated Winter Ball for the Oregon Regency Society. I, to say the least, am super excited and can't wait to don my gharb and dance the night away. For those of you who have been dying to see my costume, the wait is almost over. I will post some pictures of the corset tomorrow, and I will probably have pictures of the finaly costume on Sunday. Keep checking dear friends and readers :-) God Bless!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

More Memes

My friend Steph, The Hungarican Chick, posted this great meme. Here's my take on it :-) If you read said meme, you have been tagged.

Where is your mobile phone? Purse.

Where is your significant other? Home.

Your hair colour? Brown.

Your mother? Best Friend.

Your father? Loving.

Your favourite thing? Costumes.

Your dream last night? Weird

Your dream goal? Land

The room you're in? Office.

Your hobby? Sewing.

Your fear? Fire

Where do you want to be in 6 years? Acreage

Where were you last night? Home.

What you're not? Liberal

One of your wish-list items? Money

Where you grew up? Lake Havasu City, AZ

The last thing you did? Type

What are you wearing? Clothes.

Your TV? Entertainment

Your pets? Babies

Your computer? Life

Your mood? Eh

Missing someone? Family

Your car? Brown

Something you're not wearing? Lipstick

Favourite shop? Not Fair

Your summer? Too Hot

Love someone? Forever

Your favourite colour? Blue

When is the last time you laughed? Frequently

When is the last time you cried? This Morning

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Blackadder Meme

Post your favorite scene from Blackadder. Well, I have too many, so here are some of my favorite blunders of Prince George III. Enjoy....

I am tagging all who read this post and love Blackadder :-)

A New Era

As we know, McCain is not our next president. It saddens me, but I also know that we serve a great God and my God is in control of all things. I will resepect President Obama, though I may not agree with him. God calls us to respect those who have been placed over us. I will also pray for our new president, whatever this new season brings. God Bless you guys :-) History has certainly been made.

Love Lauren

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

History in the Making

Today is fascinating for the United States and for the world. We will be chosing our leader for the next four years. I pray that Americans get out there and vote and that conservatives turn out. Either way, we will be making history. Our children will learn about the first female Vice President or the first African American president. I personally hope for the former, but I know that God is in control. The Bible tells us that God raises up and pulls down leaders. It' comforting to know that we serve a wonderful Creator who has ordered everything according to His plan. God Bless you dear friends and get out there and Vote!!!!

Go McCain :-)

Sunday, November 02, 2008


So, Max had his 2 week checkup on Friday morning. It went very well! He's now allowed to go for short walks, get on the furniture, go upstairs, and start swimming in his therapy pool. The main goal now, according to his doctor, is for him to start using his leg. The doctor said if everything goes well he may allow Max to start playing fetch in a couple of weeks. It's quite exciting that he's doing well. Thanks for your prayers everyone.

As for my costumes... I have finished my ball gown and I'm almost finished with my 18th century stays. I will not, however, be posting pictures untill after the ball on Nov. 15th. I don't want to spoil the big reveal at the ball :-) So, you'll have to wait a couple more weeks to see what I've been working on. God Bless!

Love Lauren

P.S. Aaron recieved an email from a local Dentist he had sent a letter to about future employment. The Dentist lives in a rural community near Portland, which is what we want, and is a Christian. It's very exciting and I'm praying that this would work out. We are going to be having dinner with him on November 22nd. Please pray for God's guidance and wisdom. Thanks everyone :-)