Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Blog Hop-Favorite Kid's Pictures

This weeks Blog Hop is Favorite Kid's Pictures! I have several upon several pictures that I LOVE but these 3 sweet pictures are definitely a few of my favorites!

Brogan @ 4-5 months

My nephew Eli playing ball

My niece Ava Grace being cute as always!

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Truly a Fairy Tale Wedding

Two of me and Tommy's best friends FINALLY got married yesterday! Tommy was the best man and I had the pleasure of being the bride's personal attendant. I LOVE wedding and helping plan them so I was more than thrilled when Beth asked me to help her do so many things! What touched my heart most was when she asked if her something borrowed could be my headpiece I wore for my wedding. I LOVED seeing it in her hair and it topped off her beautiful up do perfectly! The wedding itself was absolutely gorgeous! I'm the girl who sits in the congregation and tears up at every little thing...especially when the bride makes her big entrance. I'm also the girl who looks briefly at the bride and more at the groom. I love seeing the look in his eyes! And yesterday was truly a fairy tale! Chris (the groom) had a look on his face that was priceless! He looked nervous, naturally, but he had this satisfied and relieved look in his eyes...like he was 100% certain he was making the best decision of his life. And Beth, oh my! She smiled the whole way down and looked so beautiful while doing so! I love them together! When you hear people say that 2 people are truly destined and made for each other, they're talking about Chris and Beth. The way he looks at her, and vice versa, it makes my heart melt every time. Chris talks about Beth as if she was a queen and every girl deserves that treatment! :) I wish this kind of relationship for everyone! I'm so extremely happy for them and I cannot wait to see what their future holds! I'm also so thankful and grateful that they thought of me and Tommy to be a part of their big day! Thank you Beth (and Chris)! We love you both so very much!

Here are SOME of the pictures I took (I got a little snap happy...for serious!) from the wedding reception! If you're friends with me on Facebook, I'll be uploading all my pictures from the rehearsal and the wedding!

My groom and myself at the rehearsal dinner

Terri, Katie, Kristin, and myself

The groom

A shot of my entire outfit...LOVED it!

The bride

First Dance

Heading to the limo

Cutting the cake

Beth and myself

The best man (and MY best man) and myself

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

One Pretty Big Milestone

I just wanted to say...........


I'm so excited but yet a little sad. This means that he is FOR SURE growing up and will eventually leave me :( *Enough with your pitty party, Linds*

We thought for sure that this kid wouldn't get his first tooth till he reached kindergarten but I guess we were proven wrong. He didn't make a fuss over this new arrival so I'm hoping that maybe, just maybe, it's a sign that his teething process won't be TOO terrible. But I'm not holding my breath! I haven't been able to see the little white wonder yet, as Brogan keeps putting his toungue in the way when I try to sneak a peak! Little stinker!

Also, Mr. B is starting to let go of things while standing more and more. We might have to admit me when this brave little boy starts walking; I'm for sure destined for a break down. :) Oh and he's starting to sorta wave 'Bye Bye'. At first we weren't sure if it was his sign for 'bye bye', 'commere' (that's come here but I say it in all one word), or 'give me'. But the more we say 'bye bye' or when he here's anything/one say it, he starts doing his oh-so-sweet hand gestures.

I guess I better start planning his graduation party...it'll be here before I know it.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bachelorette Party in KC

This last Friday was one of the funnest nights I've had in a long time! One of my best friends, Beth, is getting married on the 24th and we had her bachelorette party in KC on Friday. We met up at one of the bridesmaids house for games and gifts! Beth, or should I say Chris, recieved some really cute and sexy lingerie! After that fun, we went to dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and it was DELISH!! Beth's mom came along to dinner and was very generous and bought us apetizers as well as 3 pieces of cheesecake to share. They were AMAZING! We had Lemon Raspberry, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookie Dough, and Doulche somethin' or other. My mouth is watering just typing the words :)

When we were all done with dinner, we headed to Ernie Biggs Piano Bar in Westport. Oh MY!!! It was so much fun! That will definitely not be the last time I go there! I think it's my new favorite place ;) We spent most of our time there but when we decided we needed to dance, we left! After some discussion, we decided to hop a cab over to Power and Light. We spent the rest of the evening dancing and being absolutely ridiculous! Here are some pictures to better 'explain' our evening :)

Blog Hop--Favorite Recipe/Dish Week

This recipe is a HIT with all my girls :) I used to make these cookies ALL the time when we'd have girls nights, Christmas parties, etc. I don't have a whole lot of time anymore to make them but trust me when I say, they are SOOOOO worth slaving over the oven for :)

Monster Cookies (this recipe makes a HUGE batch and it's just a 1/4 of the original)

1 stick oleo
1 1/2 c. peanut butter
2 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
3 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 t. baking soda
4 1/2 c. chocolate chips
M&M's (these are for the tops of the cookies)

Mix all ingredients (except M&M's) in a LARGE mixer. Before baking, flatten cookies slighty and put M&M's on top. Bake @ 350* for 10 minutes, to start. Try not to overbake!

Ladies, these cookies are PERFECT for that certain day when everything is going wrong! They have all the right ingredients that us women need :)


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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wordless Wednesday--Wedding Edition!

Getting me in to my dress

Have a fan blow up my skirt before the wedding...it was rather hot in that room!

Enjoying our quick wedding dinner

Our first dance (Tommy was singing to me)

Me and Madison

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Blog Hop-3 Things You Didn't Know About Me!

1) One of my biggest fears is clowns; scary, happy, sad, whatever the face may be, I'm scared. The only time I remember going to the circus I got so scared when a clown was walking up the stairs, I threw up all over the place and had to go home. So needless to say, I will NOT be taking my son the the circus...EVER!

2) I absolutely HATE my feet! End of story.

3) I have a major obsession with purses. I feel the need to switch purses ALL the time and have been on a 'purse buying hiatus' lately and it's driving me nuts!!

There, those are my 3!

***This weeks Blog Hop is 3 Things You Didn't Know About Me!***p>MckLinky Blog Hop

Monday, July 13, 2009

10 Months Ago...

For 10 months: I wondered everyday what your face, hands, fingers, toes, knees, elbows, ears, eyes, mouth would look like

For 10 months: I felt you move, kick, punch, hiccup, roll...every movement, and I cherished every one

For 10 months: I was your soul provider of food, warmth, safety

For 10 months: I worried about what kind of mother I would be

For 10 months: I prayed and prayed that you would be healthy

For 10 months: You grew and thrived inside of me; you made my belly get bigger and bigger

10 Months Ago: Daddy and I welcomed you in to this world -- September 13, 2008; 6 lbs., 4 oz.; 19 1/4 inches long

10 Months Ago: All my prayers were answered; you were strong and healthy

10 Months Ago: I knew that I was going to be the best mother to YOU

10 Months Ago: I saw you for the first time and my world has never been the same

10 Months Ago: Your face, eyes, elbows, knees, toes, hands, fingers, EVERYTHING were absolutely perfect; you were and still are the most beautiful baby boy I have ever seen

10 Months Ago: I learned what it is to truly be in love

10 Months Ago: I changed...for the better, of course!

Brogan, you are the best thing that has ever happened to me (besides your daddy)! I thank God (and of course your daddy) every day for giving me the chance and opportunity to be your mother. You make me a better person! I couldn't ask for a better son. You rock my world every time I look at you. Thank you for being you! I love you more than you'll ever know...sometimes I wonder how someone so small can have such a huge, if not all, of my heart!

I love you, my Bean!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Wedding Attire

I went shopping today for some garb for one of my best friend's upcoming wedding! I was hesitant to go out and buy something because 1) I didn't want to be disappointed and 2) I knew it was going to cost me! BUT I knew I had to get something to wear; I have absolutely NO dress clothes anymore, except for maybe 2 somewhat dressy shirts (that I wear ALL the time!). I ended up finding 2 dresses, one for the rehearsal and the second for the wedding. They are too stinkin' cute! I found shoes for the wedding dress but not any for the rehearsal dress...yet! Here are some pictures that I took when I got home!

I feel absolutely great in these dresses (which is something new!) especially with my NEW HOT MOM HAIR CUT (pictures to come...I didn't have makeup on today so that wasn't gonna happen)!

The wedding dress

Wedding shoes

The rehearsal dress

I'll be sure to post pictures and details about the bachelorette party and wedding!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hot Mom Alert!

I have a hair appointment on Saturday and this is what I'm going for! I think it screams HOT MOM :) Just teasing!

Wordless Wednesday

These are just some pictures I had some editing fun with!

My SIL Renee and Brogan

My nephew Eli



My youngest niece, Avery

My niece Ava