Monday, September 30, 2013


What a wonderful weekend!

Our hearts were full of joy as we witnessed our sweet Andrea exchange vows with her beloved Alex on the beach on Saturday.
It was a perfect day and everything ran so smoothly!
And I... well, I just ran. And ran, and ran.
In fact, it's kind of a miracle I even got myself ready in time! I was given the reigns, and thoroughly enjoyed bossing everyone around (ha!), but boy was it a busy day!!
To give you a little taste, (and because I want to always remember how crazy fun it was!) here's a little sample of my day:

Task: Put my make-up on.

Time: One hour until the wedding.

Process: Apply foundation (using entryway mirror, so everyone could find me if they needed). Adjust flower crown falling off of flower girl's head. Find pain killer for someone's headache. Apply blush. Give instructions to sweet friend on how to use my video camera. Find spare battery for video camera. Start to pin boutonniere on groom. Stop, track down photographer, then pin boutonniere on groom. Apply eye liner. Find photographer. Deliver surprise gift to bride from groom, make sure photographer captures it. Curl bridesmaid's hair. Find baby wipe to remove stain from dress. Apply eye shadow. Comfort bride during false-eyelash-breakdown. (They were removed. Everyone was happy.) Apply rest of eye shadow. Apply mascara with a fussing boy hanging on my leg.  Hold Gray. Direct groomsmen toward seating area, still holding Gray. Deliver bouquets to bridesmaids, still holding Gray. Give Gray to his daddy. Kiss husband. Run to bedroom. Find bobby pins for bridesmaid. Adjust another flower crown. Check time (yikes!) Meet late-coming groomsman. Make sure he understands I'm the boss...ha! Find paperweight for favor bags blowing in the wind. Deliver ribbon wands to ring bearers and flower girls. Find my lipstick. Apply lipstick. DONE! (With my makeup.)

I was really in my element. My mom always told me I should be a party planner or wedding planner when I grew up, and I have to say, it was a hoot! I absolutely loved the thrill of running the show and having all the answers, but the best part was seeing the bride and groom, totally in love, thoroughly enjoying their special day.


*More wedding pictures coming soon!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Bachelorette Party

Today we celebrated our lovely little Bride-to-be!

Andrea was treated to lunch, milkshakes, and a fun afternoon of shopping with (almost) all of her bridesmaids!

I made her a cute little lace button that said "The Bride" and required that she wear it all day. (I told her to just be thankful I didn't go the tiara-and-shash route! Ha!) 

The big day is just a week away... it's hard to believe it's coming so quickly! We thought we'd enjoy a relaxing outing together before it's time to scramble to get all the loose ends tied up, last minute details figured, and enjoy one more week of this crazy thing called planning a wedding!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Friday Flop

Asher took this picture, and it totally cracked me up.

I wasn't sleeping!! Just completely out of it...

It pretty much sums up the feeling I get when I get home on Friday afternoons after the long drive home from a fun-filled morning at school.
(Especially since my buddies nap in the car and are ready and rearing to go when we get home!!)

I'm calling it the Friday Flop. I'm afraid it's going to be part of the regular Friday afternoon routine!

If I were a hash-tagger, I would say something cute like 
#fridayschoolrocks #sototallyworthit


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

And so it begins...

First day of school? Seriously? We're at that stage already??

My big boy Asher had his first official day of Preschool on Friday!

Our church has a wonderful homeschool co-op that meets every Friday, and we feel so blessed to be close enough to attend!

I am actually teaching the preschool, and also directing the choir and music class for all the children ages 8 and under. I am absolutely loving it!!

It's so fun getting to know all the adorable little people in our church.

Gray gets to spend time playing with toys in the nursery while Asher is learning to sit still (ha!) during his classes, which include catechism, music & choir, art, science, and outdoor games.

It's going to be such a fun year!

And if he's anything like his father, he has another 25 "First Days" to look forward to. (Sheesh!)

And so it begins...