Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Remember that Time We Were In A Wedding...

So this is one of those blog posts that is really more about the long term record keeping/photographic evidence of our life rather than like, up to the minute, humor fill stories.  (Let me believe I am sometimes funny) ( and I stay relatively up to the minute)  I realize that back in June I did a complete blog post on Matt and Blair's amazing wedding.  BUT!  The professional pictures were just posted and I don't know if you remember this or not, but Nick, Henry and I were all part of the wedding party.  This means we were all three cleaned up and looking presentable in the presence of a photographer!  Such things are required by blogging law to be documented to the fullest extend possible.  So...
Ta-da!  Don't we look becoming.
The bearer of the rings with his Lego ring box
My handsome husband.
And I will even post a picture of myself... because RECORD KEEPING!

And me with the sweet bride
My boys

Post ceremony celebrations with the groom
And then there was the reception...

Which had a photo booth...
Which is giving me a lot of laughs this morning!
You look a little terrifying there, H...

And here are a couple of Matt and Blair.  Because I love them.  And like, it was actually their day and what not...

The wedding party

The sweet couple
Thanks for having us be part of your day.  We adored every second of it.

Monday, September 29, 2014

#MicroblogMonday: Positive Reinforcement (for me)

I am thinking about buying myself a tiara so that on days that I work AND cook a good dinner I can wear it around my house as a reward to show how I am winning at being a grown-up.  I might actually buy two tiaras, one small one for working and cooking, and then a large one that has LED blinking lights on it or something.  On days where I work and cook AND have tball I will wear the one that lights up.  I am even thinking about finding a way to sell this idea.  I mean, there is really a limited market on positive reinforcement tools for adults...  it would could make me millions. 


Saturday, September 27, 2014

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures

So I feel like I am dropping the ball on blogging lately.  I try to get on here at least three times a week, and while technically I am meeting that goal, it includes the Micro Blog Monday posts, which feels a little like cheating.  BUT, I am still blogging.  And that mean something, right?

So you want do see what we did last weekend?  Because if I don't show it to you now it's going to drop into the category of "Too Far Gone" and will never be mentioned on here.  We can't allow that to happen, so here we go.  Be prepared for lots of pictures... it was a busy weekend.

First up, this amazing family came to town and spent the night with us!  We had a great time together and it was awesome to spend some extended time with Sweet Freddy!
We headed out Oktoberfest at a local church where fun was had by all
Me and Freddy
Nick and Ryan
Me and Boo
Giant inflatable slides...Oktoberfest was a hit!

On Sunday we had our monthly Queen Bee meeting, which is a day where several girls in my family try to get together and catch up while doing something fun.  We used to do this a lot, and it was called SIS day, but that sort of fell away after Missy got sick, and while we wanted to bring back the tradition, it felt wrong to call it the same thing when she was no longer with us.  My cousin Liz came up with the name Queen Bee, and it fit perfectly because the name Melissa actually means honey bee.  It's like a little piece of her is with us in the name, which makes us all happy.

Love this one
My Aunt Jan, Mom, and Aunt Carole
These two...
We have this picture without Henry in it as well, but I prefer this version :)
Marline, Aunt Carole, and Aunt Cheryl
After lunch Boo and I took the kids to a local craft fair
We didn't buy anything but still had a really great time together!
After that we headed to... where else?
We are down to our last three games... the home stretch!

So that was our weekend!  Can you tell we like to keep busy?