Monday, July 27, 2009

A friend's giveaway

FIrst of all, I'm officially married! Photos to come!

Now for the important stuff... (-: You guys have to check out my friend Whitney's blog. She is giving away a beautiful bracelet on her site for one winner, so you should enter the giveaway. It can be found here.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Talk About Productive

So last night I was DETERMINED to get as many things as possible done on my wedding to-do list. So Mark and I set out to face the mall. In slightly over two hours we accomplished the following:

Got me shoes for the wedding (and another pair for fun because they were $10.00!)
Got Mark's clothes for the wedding (black pants, blue shirt, pink/black tie)
Bought maid-of-honor gift for my sister
Bought hostess gifts for the girls who are hosting my personal shower this weekend
Bought a gift for the guy who is performing our ceremony
Got a gift for the people who are singing in the wedding
Got some fun new eskimo joe cups and 2 polos for Mark
Got a new swimsuit for the CRUISE!!!!

Cleaned my apartment. This took a lot of time and is still not complete. but we made a LOT of headway. So that was fabulous and I feel much better about my life!

I think that's all - oh and some starbucks drinks for fun

Talk about productive.

And also yesterday I bought my wedding band! I am really excited for it to come in. 

It's all coming together. I can't wait for my family/friends to be here. yay!!!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Wedding Week!

This is it, folks. The week of the wedding. My stress level is likely off the charts right now. I hate that feeling of having so many things to do hanging over your head. That's me right now. I'm hoping to get a lot of things done tonight.

I did tan today... yet I'm still not sure if I will be distinguishable from my wedding dress.

I was gone all last week to Falls Creek. I led worship for a church there. It was a really great experience and it was really hot.

Little Miguel has diabetes. I found out about a week and a half ago. We are trying to treat him with insulin, but he may not respond. it's very sad.

I love my new part time job as a Blue Buffalo demonstrator. It's so fun!

The choir threw Mark and I a surprise shower at church yesterday. It was beautiful and so fun and sweet. It was such a blessing.

I think that's all for now. Sorry for the delay in posting.


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Little Miguel

For you to know me, I feel like you have to know my little dog, Miguel. I know, I know, "people and their dogs". But, before you get all judgy, let me tell about little Miguel and I'll show you some pictures.

Miguel was born when I was 10 years old. My mom raises poodles, and when he was born he only weighed 2 oz. He was TINY. I had to feed him from a dropper because he couldn't nurse. Thus began our "bond". Miguel thinks I'm his mom.

He was pretty much afraid of everyone except me as he grew up. Very needy, skiddish, and everyone always teased the poor little runt. But I knew he was a sweet dog and his loyalty to me has been incredibly impressive.

I got older and got in high school and still had Miguel. Every day when I would go to school he would burrow far under my bed so that no one would find him. Then, when I would come home from school he would come out and see me. Here we are in high school (I'm being a goofball):

My college years were tough on the little guy. I was gone, and he was partially forgotten. He had to stay outside with the other dogs. Occasionally he would climb (literally, this dog is tiny (10 inches tall, 5 pounds) the fence if he knew I was home so he could get out and see me. Also during the college years Miguel started losing his vision. He had cataracts. Poor thing.

Miguel was always following me so there are lots of instances, as captured in the below photo, where he was trying to find me: circa 2006:

Once I graduated from college I got my own apartment. Miguel was with me again, and he had the luxury of hanging out with me every single day. At this point Miguel was totally blind. But, since I live in a small apartment, he knew his perimeter, and bumped into a few things, but got along well. His blindness has given him a level of bravery. Before, where he was skiddish all the time, now that he can't see, he is no longer afraid. And his sense of smell competes with that of a bloodhound.

One day Miguel got sick. The vet didn't really have much of an answer, but Miguel seemed very cold. So I bought him a sweater. The sweater changed his life. He has been so happy ever since he got his sweater. Here's a pic:
Miguel loves this sweater. Now he has many sweaters. Now, every day when I go to work he climbs in his little bed and sits there with his sweater on and stays in his bed while I am at work. Here's a similar bed, and him in his OSU gameday sweater: 

A couple of years ago I decided to get another dog, since Miguel was getting old and since I always wanted a larger dog (Brinkley). Miguel doesn't really like the new addition, but they pretty much ignore each other so it's okay. Here's the little family (minus Mark):

So now we live happily in my little apartment. Miguel is now 13.5 years old and gets along just fine, as long as i'm around and as long as he has his sweater. He loves going to the dog park and "marking his territory" at LEAST 20 times in a one hour period. Seriously.  

Miguel has made it in most of our family photos, see below (I'm on the bottom far right):

I guess that's all. I love my little dog and know I likely don't have many more years with him. Do you have a pet like this?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Pampered Chef Party!

I'm having my Pampered Chef party tomorrow. First of all, if you want to come, come on down! Secondly, if you want to order something, use this link:

and make sure you put Kathryn Cope (me) as the host so I will get credit!

In other news, I'm getting ready for Falls Creek! I'm going next week to lead worship for a church and I am very nervous and very excited! yay!!!

Happy Monday!


Saturday, July 4, 2009


So, I'm hosting a pampered chef party this week. I'm very excied about it, but it definitely means my apartment is getting some deep cleaning. Maybe I'll post some pictures once it's party ready! (-:

This morning I cleaned the bathroom - well, I'm actually still not finished. But I have gotten quite a bit accomplished. Mark helped me dust - even the top of the fan! Woohoo!!!! The apartment still doesn't look that clean, but it is also hard to get motivated.

You know how when you have like a million things to do it's hard to know where to even start? Yeah, that's how I feel.

But, the pampered chef party is going to be so much fun! I'm really excited. I'm hoping I can get the pampered chef knife set. I love their products. And we are going to be making pineapple salsa to go with chips and lemony gingertinis. Yumm!!!! Oh, and to with that, I'm having Bagel Bites (yes, fancy, I know), and I'm making some cucumber sandwiches. So those should all be pretty good!

I guess that's all for now. Not too exciting, but an update nonetheless.

Mark should be here very soon with sushi from Te Kei's for us. I am VERY EXCITED. Do you love sushi?

Happy Fourth!

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