Saturday, July 28, 2012


Kathie's baby has finally arrived! I tell you what, at only 24 hours old he's already pretty handsome. This little boy is going to be a ladies man! But seriously, he is unbelievably precious and has two of the greatest people looking out for him.

Congrats Sam and Kathie!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wedding Weekend

photo courtesy of Amanda West via Facebook

So the wedding was so much fun! Abby was gorgeous and Brent looked pretty handsome too! I was blown away by her dress! It was amazing tiered layers of lace and she looked stunning! The bridesmaids dresses were pretty perfect too - they were blue floral patterned and strapless.
Both the ceremony and reception were in such beautiful venues. I was constantly looking around going 'wow'. And the food was awesome - I ate way too much! They did such a nice job of making everything enjoyable for us. It was great to get together with everyone and it was truly special to see how much Abby and Brent love eachother!

My new dress!
It got a little warm - thank goodness there was a piece of loose ribbon in the centerpiece!

I am one lucky girl! On Sunday, I got to nurse my hangover on Dane and Jenny's boat! I've never been boating before and I had a blast! I'm not a swimmer and I'm a super pansy, so I was hesitant to hop in the water without being able to touch the bottom. With the assistance of a floaty, I finally jumped in, and it was so worth it! A fish did jump on my back which caused a small panic episode, but don't worry, I eventually pulled it back together. 

Erik left on Sunday to drive for a RAGBRAI team. RAGBRAI is a huge week long bike ride across the state of Iowa where you start with your back wheel in the Missouri River and dip your front tire in the Mississippi at the end. It has become so big, that Lance Armstrong has even made a point of riding for the last several years. Both Bosley and I miss Erik terribly right now!

Cuddling with daddy after the wedding

Wordless Wednesday

Mommy came home for lunch to see me since Daddy is gone at RAGBRAI

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Semi-lazy Saturdays

Last Saturday was the slowest it's been in awhile. For the last month or so, every time Saturday rolled around it felt like we were trying to fit the whole week into that 24 hours. But not this day. I had a baby shower to go to on the evening but I was determined to do as little as possible before hand. So I set about doing my new found love - crafting. More specifically, card making. 

I needed a card for the parents to be and I had two friends that celebrated their birthdays easier that week. I casually and all relaxed-like went and got good old construction paper. Am I the only one that really enjoys the sound and feeling of the first cut into a fresh piece of construction paper?

The mommy-to-be can be a bit of an insomniac so as the shower gift a couple of us got together and got a bunch of stuff to help the baby sleep - an ambient noise machine, lavender baby soaps and lotion, etc. To keep the theme I made a little moon out of paper punches. I had seen people use layers of buttons to make animals on pinterest so I figured I could get a similar effect with the punches.

Pinterest also provided me with a tutorial for a lovely origami dress. This took a couple of tries. This was for Kathie's birthday - whose due date was yesterday!!!! It could literally be any moment now!

This little lollie for Chauncy, is just a series of circles. Turns out the Asprin lid was a perfect template.Who needs a fancy paper punch or Cricut?

While mommy was relaxing/crafting, the little fluffy one was hard at work trying to nap and protect his red squeaky bone or his mini teddy at the same time.

This Saturday we have Abby and Brent's wedding. Finally! Hers was the bridal shower I went to awhile back. I'm super excited to celebrate with them - so excited I got a new dress! What?! I know! Awesome, right?

I have been insanely bad about taking pictures of my adventures this summer and even worse about actually posting the ones I have taken, but I just got an iPhone with a super awesome camera so I have no excuses now. I WILL be posting lots of super awesome photos of the beautiful bride and groom...and my new dress of course.

Friday, July 13, 2012


Life has been a little crazy lately so I apologize for falling off the face of the earth! I promise to have a real new post soon but in the meantime, here is a really cute photo of pandas!