Friday, July 31, 2009

Show Us Your Life Friday – Wedding Party and Flowers/Ceremony

Kelly over at “Kelly’s Korner”  hosts this every week and I wanted to participate this week because I loved my wedding day!! This week is wedding party, flowers, and ceremony!

I always knew I wanted a summer wedding. We got married July 2nd, 2005. Over 4 years ago…hard to believe! My favorite color is pink so there was no doubt that was going to be the main theme of the wedding!

Our sign in table!8489689-R1-008-2A

Kyle and I got married at my Grandma’s church in the town we currently live in. The church we go to didn’t have a center aisle and I wanted to have more of a traditional feel for my wedding! Our Pastor from our church married us. That is actually where Kyle & I met in 1997….at church!!! :) And that is still where we go today….12 years later!8489689-R1-024-10A_4

I had my four best girls stand up with me! In the picture below from left to right:

Elizabeth, my cousin and almost like 4th sister. We grew up together and have stayed close ever since. She now lives in Minneapolis and just had her first baby boy in May!

Stefanie, my sister, she is #2 out of the 4 of us and 6 years older than me. Stefanie and I fought a lot growing up but have gotten much closer now that we’re both “grown-ups” with our hubby’s & houses!! Stefanie lives in Georgia with her husband Geoff, but they are hoping to move back to the Midwest this fall when Geoff gets out of the military! My fingers are crossed!!

Wendi, my sister, she is the baby of the family and 3 years younger than me. Wendi is currently living in Florida finishing up school this December. The past few years Wendi and I have gotten very close. She lived with Kyle & I the past 2 summers and stayed in Florida this summer and I have missed her dearly this summer!! Everyone calls Wendi the “pretty one”!! :p And she is!!

Mindi, my sister, she is the oldest…9 years older than me. In her words, “I’m the oldest and best”!! Mindi and her husband Preston have been such good friends to Kyle and I and really been mentor’s to us while dating and now in our married lives as well. They live just 20 minutes from the town we live in so it’s nice to have them close!

So that’s my girls…I’ll list the guys, but it’s not the same for me!! I should have Kyle do this part!! Standing next to Kyle is my brother-in-law (Mindi’s husband) Preston. Next is Kyle’s younger (and only) brother Travis, then our friend and Kyle’s boss, Mark, and then finally is another friend, Andrew.

Our flower girl is Elizabeth’s sister and my cousin Toni and the ring bearer is my cousin Daniel. 



Here is a close up of me and my girls!! I like this one ‘cause you can see our flowers. I ordered my flowers from and we arranged them into the bouquets. We saved a lot of money and I LOVED them!! I had various shades of pink roses with white roses. 8489689-R1-043-20


Here is another wedding party photo with our ushers kneeling in the front. The outdoor pictures were some of my favorite. 8489689-R1-035-16_2 

  I knew I wanted to have petals thrown for our exit and I absolutely LOVE how the pictures turned out!8489689-R1-017-7    8489689-R1-019-8 

Hope you enjoyed our “wedding”!! Make sure to head over to Kelly’s blog to check out everyone else’s  post!!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sticks & Stone Country Bash

If you know me, you know that I'm about the furthest thing from a country girl. Well ok I grew up on a farm, but that is about where it stops. I'm not really a fan of country music or all those western clothes. But not this past weekend! I got my "cowgirl" on!! And it was SUPER fun!! There was a country music concert here in town and I went...hat and everything!! It was a girl's night with my good friend Jenna. We did meet up with our boys though beforehand for some pizza for supper!

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All ready to go out!!DSC04062 

@ the concert...don't ask who it is...I have no clue!!! 

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Saturday w/Cousins!

My cousin, Elizabeth, came down for the weekend from Minnesota. She just had a baby in late May! Her Dad and Step Mom live here so we hung out at their house for the day. Elizabeth's step sister, Jill, also had a little boy in May...they are just 10 days or so apart. It's so fun that the cousins are so close in age. And I know Don & Sherawn are loving being Grandpa & Grandma!!Elizabeth and I were like sisters when we were little and have stayed close ever since. Even if we don't see each other or talk for a while, when we do it's like we never even missed a beat!!!

It was so fun to see Elizabeth as a Mom.  Ross was too busy checking out the lights to take a picture!!DSC04016


Her little boy's name is Ross and looks just like his Daddy, Adam!!DSC04017

Elizabeth's family owns a little cafe in Harcourt called the "Red Hen" and something with their slogan has something about a chicken...sorry guys I can't remember what it is!! (Help me out here Sherawn) Anyway, they bought this chicken costume for the parade and we had some fun with it!!

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Cute little, baby Ross!!DSC04027

Cousins!! I <3 this girl SO much!!DSC04028

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This is my sister...don't you think we look alike?!?!lolDSC04033

Aunt Elizabeth and Emma...this is Kyle's (Elizabeth's little brother) girl. DSC04035

Emma was happy to see Grandma Sherawn!!DSC04038

Grandpa Don and RossDSC04040


Doesn't it look like Ross is ready to box?!?! too funny!!!DSC04043

Emma likes to play dress up!!DSC04046

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Aunt Elizabeth wanted to get in the picture too!!DSC04049


Grandma Sherawn cuddling w/baby Ross!DSC04050


Emma is just SO cute!!DSC04053


Nate & Kylie stopped over and Lauryn got her first pool experience!!DSC04054

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Shower for Baby Lauryn

Mindi's brother-in-law and also our friends, Nate & Kylie had a baby girl in June and she had a church shower for them on Saturday morning. It was fun to see all the cute little PINK things!! :) Lauryn is now 6 weeks old and just getting in to newborn clothes! She is so tiny and super sweet! This is Mindi & Preston's 1st time being an Aunt & Uncle and they are pretty excited!!!

The cute little family, Nate, Kylie, and Lauryn!!DSC04015

Gift time!!  

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Sisters!! It was so fun to have Stef home for such a long time!! I hope they move to Omaha in October!!DSC04010  

Auntie "M", Nate, & Kylie....and some new decor for Lauryn's nursery!!DSC04013 

Nate figuring out Lauryn's new swing, a gift from Auntie "M" and Uncle "P"!!!DSC04014

Family Grill-out

Last Thursday we had all my Dad's side of the family over for a cook out since Stefanie was home. It was a good time catching up with family and having some good food!! We even celebrated Brian's birthday!!

Grampo!! He even helped get supper ready, buttered the texas toast and helped Stef make dessert!!DSC03964 

This is Harley, one our friends' daughter's. She is quite the spunky little girl and very entertaining!!DSC03965 

Supper time!! Doesn't Uncle Kenny look like a king so tall at the little table?!?!DSC03967

Christine's youngest boy, Randy. He turned 2 on Friday!!DSC03969

Christine's oldest boy, Nathan, and Grandma's dog Charlie!DSC03970

    father & son!!DSC03973 

Stefanie was going to "skype" Geoff so he could be included in on the fun!DSC03974 

Playing in the yard!!

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       Happy Birthday Brian & Randy!!DSC03982 

Stefanie liked having a little "seat" for Abby right by her!!DSC03984 

Grampo really liked Jaxs, our neighbor Chad's dog!!DSC03986 

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Nice shades Grampo!!DSC03994

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