Weekend Shenanigans

Monday, April 29, 2013

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend!
I figured this week was as good as any to start documenting my weekends on more of a weekly basis! I'm linking up with Sami over at Sami's Shenanigan's !
one. Oh target. shopping for kids gifts has never been more fun. In case you can't read that, it says ASS. haha.
two. Friday night car dancing party. we may not get mexican food here, but we still get the music.
three. Benjamin Cash's 1st birthday party! he is the sweetest little boy! also, kids parties are fun, even if you don't have kids!
four. my husband is a kid magnet. he loves them, they love him. he's going to be a great dad someday!
five. the best way to spend a Saturday afternoon? poolside with a cool beer. tory. and your monogrammed towel, duh.
six. i finally took CL to the Ranch 99 Market. And im sorry,  but no matter how mature you are, Geoducks are funny.
seven. date night. we'd so rather cook for each other then spend tons of money on the same meal in a restaurant. this time? seared scallops!
eight. starting my last day of unemployment (yes! i got job! details coming!) with some delicious chocolate chip waffles and fresh strawberries. we may not have had syrup (oops) but we did have chocolate chips. and they were delicious. 
nine. soaking up the last minutes of the weekend poolside. I am loving the sunshine and warm weather!

We may not have had a super entertaining weekend, but it was just perfect! The next couple weekends are jam packed and I can't wait to share with you, but just not yet!

I hope you all had a great weekend! Be sure to link up!
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Wedding Catch Up: The Wedding!

Friday, April 26, 2013

may 12, 2012.
austin, texas
the four seasons
it had rained the entire week leading up to the wedding, which was terrifying for a bride who was having an outdoor ceremony. the entire reason, well not the entire reason, we were having the wedding at the four seasons was for the beautiful outdoor ceremony space. it was just perfect. anyways, it rained, and rained all week. Like torrential downpour, lighting, thunder, and power outages rain. no kidding. 
i basically checked the weather every 5 minutes looking for a miracle. and a miracle is what we got. it rained the night before and i remember going to bed thinking, hell, we are getting married tomorrow regardless of what the weather does. and i have absolutely NO control over it.
i woke up on the morning of the 12th bright eyed and bushy tailed to beautiful blue skies and the sun. after watching movies, and experiencing wedding days with friends, i thought i'd wake up in a panic or nervous, but I wasn't. i was calm. i stayed with my mom the night before the wedding, and she went out for breakfast and left me to relax and shower before having to be downstairs for hair and makeup and getting ready. 
the morning seemed to go on forever. before going to explore the preparations, my mom and i shared a special moment in our hotel room. just us two and a pair of earrings that have been passed down. i honestly feel so loved every time i wear them. i'll never forget that.
 the chairs arrived and we (my mom, momadear, brittany and nadia) went down to tie the tulle bows on them. we laughed and got the bows tied like it was just a party we were getting ready for. nothing major ;) the guys helped out a little too!
 hair and make up showed up on time, as did all my beautiful bridesmaids. the guys on the other hand.. apparently were late. haha. we spent the afternoon getting ready- hair, makeup, steaming dresses, and drinking champagne. the photographer, videographer and flowers arrived in our room. time started to stand still. 
 i remember everyone telling me how calm i was, and how beautiful i looked. i remembered opening and reading a beautiful card from colby and trying not to ruin my makeup. i remember my ZTA sisters tying me with a turquoise blue ribbon that i have had stashed away for almost 8 years. i remember my mom putting on my garter and it being so silly we all laughed through the whole thing. and my momadear giving me a handkerchief to keep with me.  
and then i was left alone. it was time. my amazing coordinator becky and her assistant got everyone all lined up. and i was left, alone, in my dressing room (well with nicole, my coordinators assistant who kept me calm!) for about 10 minutes. all the preparation, time, (money) and stress was all about to be over. and i was about to be married to my best friend. and i that is a moment you only get once. (we did NOT do a first look!)
i remember coming down the elevator and one of the groomsmen telling Colby "if you turn around and look at her, i'll kill you!" haha. my dad was the first one to greet me. We took silly pictures in the elevator (where i was waiting) and then it was time.
i only tripped a little walking down the aisle. i only forgot what to say when reciting our vows a few times. and i have never felt so loved and supported than in that moment. 
we were surrounded by family and great friends that made the ceremony both personal and warm. i couldn't have imagined it any other way.
and then this happened. my favorite photo from the entire wedding.
The rest of the evening was a blur. I remember the food being amazing and I remember that we actually got to eat (no one bothered us!) the band was great (minus them not actually playing the music they were supposed to). the room was stunning. and the dance floor was packed. the photobooth was too much fun (thats another post alllll in itself!) and it went by SO FAST.
  it really was my happily ever after. i couldn't have asked for a better, more beautiful wedding, and i only hope our marriage is a reflection of the love that we felt that night.
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