Monthly Archives: October 2011

Furry Friends

I still have a lot of catching up to do on the blog about our trip to Jacksonville to visit Abbie & Mike, our 1st Anniversary, a football game, a trip to DC, and Alyssa’s Bachelorette weekend. 

 

But, for now, I just wanted to share some VERY cute pictures of some our favorite furry friends!

Rascal, Emma, Sophie, and ChiChi

 
On Sunday, Adam was doing some yardwork, so the dogs and I decided we would go outside to keep him company.  (Notice we had 4 dogs staying with us this weekend! Actually, 4 dogs stayed with Adam this weekend as I was out of town.)
 

Sophie, Adam, Rascal, and Emma

 The big dog in back is Rascal, Adam’s parents’ dog and his childhood pet.  Rascal came to stay with us a couple weeks ago while Adam’s parents were out of the country, but then he got very sick, so Adam kept him here so that he could keep a close eye on his health. Thankfully, he is doing much better!

 

Rascal's PhotoShoot

 

Also, we can’t forget about my mom’s dog ChiChi.  She stayed with Adam over the weekend, too, while my mom was visiting Samantha in DC.  How cute is her snaggle-tooth?? haha!

ChiChi (a.k.a. "Little Nutcase")

And, last-but-not-least, we can’t forget about Pookey.  He hops into bed to snuggle with Adam every night.  

"That's Mr. Pookey Bear, to you!"

 
Oh, how I love all of our animals!! And, my smart hubby who takes such good care of them all!

 

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What does this say about the town I work in….?

I work in a tiny little town about 45 min south of Charlotte.  There’s a Wal-Mart here…and a McDonalds, and that’s about it.  The other day I was running an errand (to the post office) on my lunch break, and saw this delightful little store-front:

I thought that this was pretty funny!

 

"When you have more fun than the law allows!" ha!

 
So, yeah….I work in red-neck-ville!

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Daphne & Andrew’s Wedding

The last weekend in August we celebrated Daphne & Andrew’s wedding!  The party started for Chrissie and I on Friday at 11am drinking tall boys of Corona Light in a cemetary in uptown Charlotte.  Yes, we are quite aware of how classy we are!

Classy Ladies....

 We had arrived early to the Bridesmaid Brunch, and Daph wasn’t ready for us yet… so what else were we to do?? haha!  Eventually, we went up to the pool-side patio where we joined the bride and other bridesmaids for a delicious brunch.  We had breakfast casserole, cream-cheese muffins, freshly squeezed orange-ade, coffee, fruit, and bacon!!  It was so nice to be able to relax and have fun together before the weekend really got crazy! 

Bridesmaid Brunch: Daphne, me, Chrissie, Beth, Courtney, and Miquel

 That evening was the rehearsal, followed by an awesome mexican fiesta dinner at Cantina 1511.

Bride & Groom-to-be!

Bridesmaids showing some love for the Bride!

 That night, all of us girls had a sleepover at the hotel, and the next morning it was time to get ready for the wedding! 

Andrew reading the sweet note from his bride!

Daphne's STUNNING hair & makeup!

On our way to the ceremony!

 Their wedding was held at Freedom Park in Charlotte.  The ceremony took place on the island under the weeping willow trees, and the reception was held in the open-air ampitheatre.  All of the decorations were DIY projects, and even though it took FOREVER them and get everything to the wedding planner, I think the results were great!

These next two picture below are from their photographer Tirzah Photography.  Rachel did an AMAZING job capturing the day!!  Go here for more pix: http://www.tirzahphotography.com/2011/09/andrew-daphne-wedding.html

Bridesmaids! (my friends are so pretty!)

Mr. & Mrs.

These last two were mine…  definitely not the most quality images, but I love these two pix!

Shannon, baby Brayden, and the bride! 🙂

 
And, last but not least, the bride and groom!  About 3 weeks after their wedding, they moved to Korea for a year to teach English together.  I miss them so much already, but I’m so glad I got to be apart of their most special day! Daph & Andrew – you two are such a sweet and wonderful couple! I wish you nothing but many more happy years filled with fun, and adventure!!  xoxo
 

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WAY Overdue Weekend Whereabouts – Bachelorette Madness!

I’ve gotten WAY behind on my blogging, but I’m going to at least try to catch up!  Starting way back in August, I had about 7 ridiculously busy weekends in a row including two back-to-back bachelorette weekends for two of my closest friends! (I’m actually still not sure if my liver has forgiven me!)

Daphne’s Bachelorette weekend was planned by the maid of honor, Miquel. Six of out bestest friends spent a long weekend at a gorgeous house in Oak Island, NC.  The weather was rainy off and on all weekend, but we still had an amazing time!  We spent time chatting and sunning ourselves on the beach, chatting and cooking in the kitchen, chatting and drinking margaritas on the front porch, (yeah, us girls did a LOT of talking), dancing, laughing, and enjoying all of the bachelorette pariphanaila!!  For the big night out, Miquel had arranged a special outfit for the bride-to-be…and she was such a good sport about it! 

  • Top Left: We started the weekend by stopping for a delicious dinner at the sketchiest of all highway-side Mexican Restaurants in the middle of nowhere.
  • Top Right: All of ladies enjoying a couple bottles of wine and a delicious seafood dinner beachfront! (From the left: Courtney, me, Daphne, Miquel, Chrissie, and Beth)
  • Bottom Left: Out on the town celebrating the Bachelorette!
  • Bottom Right: Daphne’s reaction to seeing the beautiful beach house that was all ours for the weekend!

There are so many more fun stories and pictures I’d love to share, but I just don’t have the time right now… It was just an all around WONDERFUL weekend spent with some of my closest friends celebrating our dear friend Daphne!! 🙂

The next weekend, I flew up to Boston to celebrate Audrey’s Bachelorette-ness!   Audrey is my old friend from summer camp (shout-out for Camp Barney Medintz!) and I am so glad that we’ve been able to keep our friendship alive for so long.  We that this amazing relationship where we can go months without talking, or years without seeing eachother, but we’re always able to pick back up right where we left off.  I cherish that friendship so much, and I’m so honored to be a bridesmaid in her wedding that is coming up next month! 

Several of us had some flight delays getting into Boston (including the Bachelorette herself who was 6.5 hours late! boo!).  So, we had to  rearrange our plans a little bit.  But, in the end it turned out to be a fabulous weekend filled with amazingly delicious food and wine, lots of hilarious face-purple-ing moments, and fun fun fun!  And, I just have to say, Audrey’s sister Molly did an absolutely amazing, breathtaking, wonderful, incredible job planning this weekend – soooo fabulous!!!

From the top, down:

  • Some of us girls wearing our “The Glasses Got Ditched – Audrey’s Gettin’ Hitched!” t-shirts on our way to the airport to pick up our bachelorette!
  • Picnic near Faneuil Hall after getting amazing lobster rolls from the marketplace there!  (From the left: Catherine, Bethany, Ashley, me, Audrey, Laura, Loryn, and Molly)
  • The infamous “I’m Getting Married Bitches” t-shirt that we made Audrey wear!
  • The Bachelorette making a lovely face!
  • All the girls, plus a few other of Audrey’s friends enjoying a delicious dinner at Stella.
  • Audrey and I have killer facial expressions while dancing our bootys off!
  • At the club…
  • Audrey, Molly and I at brunch the next morning.
  • All of us girls at brunch.

Due to some “bad” weather (um, yeah, apparently planes can’t fly in rain anymore) both Audrey and my flights got cancelled that Sunday, so we got to spend an extra night hanging out and catching up in Boston.  It definitely was not a great experience (espeically for Audrey who had checked her suitcase and couldn’t get it back), but it was so nice to get to spend some extra time with my dear friend! 🙂

I have several more weekend to blog about, but I just had to make sure i got these two fabulous bachelorette weekend up here.

I’ll be back soon…..  🙂

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