Monday, September 27, 2010

Engagement Photo Teaser

Big shout out to our photographer Jared with JDesign Photography. He is amazing and was so fun to work with. He gave us 3 photos from the shoot Saturday and we couldn't be more pleased! I am literally dancing in my seat to see the rest, especially the ones with Faith & Bowie.
Here they are...


Thursday, September 23, 2010

My favorite food is...Seconds.

I think so far my favorite part of wedding planning is the food tasting. Our caterer Patty with Simply Delicious told us to come hungry and boy was she right.
For just sampling appetizers, we were beyond stuffed and happy. She has the cutest ideas to satisfy the foodies that we like to think we are.
So fair warning to our guests....come hungry cause we have some awesome bites for you courtesy of the fabulous Patty.

Joining us for our tasting was my mom and dad and my maid of honor Megan and her husband (and groomsmen) Tim.

Soft pretzels with two dipping sauces: Jalepeno Popper and Beer Cheese. Our fav!

Tim and the pretzel loafs

Buffalo Chicken dip

Delicious hummus

Crab Rangoon dip with wonton chips, another unique success

My personal fav of the night (proof by the empty plate): Peanut Butter and Chocolate graham squares. In the background are the BBQ chicken tacos.

Red Velvet with buttercream frosting cupcakes. John fell in love with these. I think he may have had 3.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

4 months to go

Only 4 months....120 days until we are Mr & Mrs.
The planning is going awesome and I finally feel that sense of excitement versus hurry.
We booked an awesome Luxury Limo Bus for the wedding party this week, it has karaoke!!
We also are looking forward to our engagement session this saturday with Jared at Jdesign Studios. We will post pics as soon as we have them.


Monday, September 13, 2010

Mr & Mrs Wolfe

Justin & Holly got married this weekend and it was a beautiful ceremony & reception. I am honored I got to help them start their new life together.
Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe, hope you are having a blast in Jamaica!

Holly & Justin at the rehearsal dinner at Mille's

Pictures in the courtyard at Kingsway before the ceremony

The classy table decor at Wellington

Mr & Mrs Wolfe on their way to their reception

The bride and john breaking it down

John and I at the reception

Megan, Trina and I

Friday, September 10, 2010

28 reason to turn 28

It's another day o' birth and to mark another year older I thought I would write down the 28 reasons I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

1. This is the last birthday with my birth last name....bittersweet!
2. I get to celebrate my birthday watching one of my best friends get married.
3. Everyday I am greeted by the sweetest little pug Faith who loves me no matter what.
4. My family is my best friend. I have the best mom, dad and sisters anyone could ask for
5. I get to go to a job I love with people who make me smile
6. this year I won a beautiful new yard and am finally proud of my house again
7. My friends are my rock. Cheers to you Megan, Trina, Melanie and Holly for all you have done for me this year and always.
8. My fiancée loves me no matter what, always make me smile and makes me want to grow old (with him)
9. I got my travel fix this year and it is just beginning (Vegas, Tortola, Vegas)
10. Co-workers bringing me treats...cinnamon dulce latte, laughing cow cheese, banana nut bread, home-made ice cream
11.Sushi lunch with Mom, Sis & Mel and buying the book she knew I was dying to finish (darn library due dates)
12. Having the best MOH ever, knows exactly what I like and is always sending me amazing ideas.
13. Having the support of everyone around John and I during our wedding planning, everyone has been so positive and loving. We feel so blessed
14. Mizzou football is starting....homecoming here we come
15. So many things to look forward to....engagement photos, reception food tasting, bachelorette party, showers...etc,
16. Finally feeling comfortable in my own skin, it literally took me 28 years but I am feeling better than ever
17. Being Healthy, this is an obvious one.
18. All my dog sitting families....I truly love taking care of your babies and appreciate the extra income for real!
19. Drama-free friendship, I am so happy to finally be surrounded by all positive friends who always lift me up
20. John mowing my lawn...this surprisingly gives me more joy than you will ever know
21. Tuesday Family Nights, best tradition we ever started. Brings us together every week to catch up and have fun
22. Work Out Wednesday (WOW) we have been doing this for a year now and it is so therapeutic both physically and mentally
23. Starting an awesome relationship with my cousin Megan, having her here this summer was so great and I look forward to all our fun times ahead!
24. My new bike. It is already a couple months old but it was the best gift john has ever gotten me.
25. An awesome wedding party. Amie, Rachel, Megan, Trina, Matt, Bogie, Champlin, Tim and that is one amazing team. Nuff said!
26. My parents have been married almost 32 years, not many kids are that lucky these days.
27. Blessed with a wonderful roommate for almost 4 years, we have had some amazing times and I feel blessed to have had such a great roommate!
28. In 133 days I will be married to my best friend.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Wuv...true Wuv

"It is said that if you move a single pebble on the beach, you set up a different pattern, and everything in the world is changed. It can also be said that love can change the future, if it is deep enough, true enough, and selfless enough. It can prevent a war, prohibit a plague, keep the whole world... whole."
-The Outer Limits credo


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I am not afraid of heights but......

The Shepard of the Hills Zipline is CRAZY high. I got the jitters as I stepped out on the platform but it was totally worth it! It was a fun sunday afternoon with me,trina, mom, dad and my two sisters. John had his fantasy football draft (he totally missed out). Props to Trina for facing her fear of heights!
Here are the deets: 170 ft in the air, 1/2 long and speeds up to 50 mph.

If you look closely that's me with my arms out!

Trina holding on for dear life

Trina on her way down

BDay BrewBQ

Melanie and I celebrated yet another birthday this past weekend. Thanks everyone for a super fun night!

Mel and I enjoying our bday cake (from Liz) & cupcakes (from the Cup)

John brought 48 crab rangoon, best app ever!

Holly, me, mel and Trina