Saturday, August 30, 2014

Baby L Gender Reveal

Three parties.
One week.
Yes, yes that did happen. 

Remember THIS post ? If not, just know that I LOVE throwing parties.
If you give me a reason to celebrate, I will give you a party. It's just that simple, folks.
Well it just so happened that we had THREE reasons to celebrate within one week, 
so party we must! Times three. It started with Bryan's Mom's surprise 50th (HERE),
and then my sweet Pampered Chef's mini Baby Shower and theeeennn, two other
girls and myself decided to host Kyle and Lyndsey's gender reveal party.
Lyndsey was my college roommate and one of my best girlfriends. 
A few months ago she shared the big news with me and
we immediately started talking about gender reveal options. 
Knowing that I had done reveal cakes in the past, she asked that I do the honors
for Baby Landmann. SO. EXCITED. 
SO... if you have ever seen a gender reveal cake done (or braved doing one yourself!) 
you know the drill, the unknowing parents go in for their gender ultrasound and 
one of the nurses will let you know BOY or GIRL.. or Pistols or Pearls in Baby L's case.
 Just plain ol Pink Lemonade for Momma!
Should anyone ever need a gift idea for me - THIS.
This beverage boat from Pottery Barn is everything. I need one.
 Lyndsey and her hostesses (tall and small)
It's a....

So excited to meet this sweet little boy in 4 short months! 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Our Wedding: Bride & Groom Portraits

I knowwww.. I know! So maybe I have been slacking just a bit
on our wedding recap but sharing vacations and delish new recipes wasn't all that bad now was it ? 
Anyyyway, now that no vacations are on the horizon really, let's jump right back into
our wedding day recap with some Bride & Groom portraits, yes? Yes!

Being a Bride was quite possibly one of the best feelings I've experienced to date.
From the proposal, to just being engaged, to wedding planning, to all of the celebrations along the way,
to the actual day of our wedding, the feeling was completely unparalleled and just flat out FUN.
I felt fabulous literally from head to my pedicured toes, had a great group of girls around me,
LOVED my dress, had Mom's diamond earrings in and felt like the epitome of a "Bride."
What was even more exciting was the fact that I was about to say "yes" to the boy
I had been dating since I was 16 years old and officially become his "Wife."

Dress // Alfred Angelo
Hair & Make Up // Beyouty by Brittany Moreau
Photographer // Thunderclap Photography

Bryan, on the other hand, woke up EXTREMELY sick on
the morning of our wedding. I'm talkin' coughing, sneezing, swollen eyes,
the whole frickin' shebang. He somehow managed to pull himself
together with the assistance of DayQuil and man did he turn out
to be one damn good lookin' groom.

Once we said "I do" and headed off onto the property of our gorgeous venue for photos, 
I thought I was going to want to rush through them,  knowing 
that we only had an hour before we had to rejoin our guests, but that was so not the case.
We took our sweet time and had so much fun, despite the standing in the ant nest incident. 
Thaaaat's correct. Bryan's first task as a husband was shaking down the 4 foot rosette train
of his wife's wedding dress. Weeeee! 
Mark & Leigh with Thunderclap Photography did such an awesome
job of capturing our Bride & Groom pictures. We have pretty dang near a hundred
of just the two of us but these were my absolute favorites. 
I can't believe September 1st will be our 6 month anniversary and I STILL
don't have any wedding canvases on our walls yet.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Weekend Happenins' and a Surprise 50th Birthday Party

Welcome back to another glorious work week!
I can not believe we're already into the second week of August. 
I LOVE August! Not only because its yours truly's birth month but we also
get to welcome preseason football into our evening schedules andddd...
it's Shark Weeeeeeek! 
Recall last year's post HERE if you feel the need to partake in the infamous
 "Shark Week Drinking Game."

This weekend we also celebrated my mother in law's 50th birthday.
With a milestone birthday like the big FIVE - OH, a blow out surprise party was only necessary.
So that we did! Although I had every intention of snapping photos that night, once guests
started to arrive it completely slipped my mind. Here were a few that were captured!
Please note, our fabulous guest of honor's face as she walked in the door.
About an hour or so into the party I realized I didn't even snap a photo
of the Sangria Bar that I set up. Judging by all of the missing mason jars
and the half full (optimism, people!) beverage dispensers of the sangria, 
I'd say it was a hit!

Another exciting weekend happening was Jake's early Saturday morning 
trip to the pet hospital. YES. So NOT fun. For being 7 1/2 years old, he's actually been quite healthy!
When we woke up early that morning to start tackling some pre-party errands, we noticed
that Jake must have licked his little back paws raw the night before. They were bright red
and we could tell he was in pain. We checked his paws and all around the paw pads
and couldn't find any cuts or bites so we knew it must be some type of a rash or allergic reaction.
One huge cone collar, a pack of antibacterial paw wipes, 3 different types of meds 
and a $300 vet bill later, our little boy is better and back to his happy tail wag.
Seriously though, it took us a hot minute to pull ourselves together after seeing
Jake in his newest accessory. He absolutely hates us.
Another Jake-related topic! We are 99.98% sure we have located Jake's little sister.
Would you just LOOK at it ?!
(Name that YouTube video)
They're like twins! Jake is a Jack Russell/Beagle (or a Jack-a-Bee) so
our neighbors were thrilled to finally know what breed their new pup was!
I foresee another puppy in the future very soon.