Sunday, September 30, 2012

A Weekend in Review

We took a trip to Las Vegas to visit Jason's parents and take them out for a super late birthday dinner celebration. It was a quick trip, but we'll be back soon. 
When you tell people in Southern California that you're going to Vegas for the weekend, the automatic assumption is you're going to be in extreme party mode when it actually means we're usually going to see family. It's funny how the idea of "going to Vegas" has evolved since I met Jason, but I like it much better now.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Trash the Dress Photos

Leah sent us the link to view our images from our trash the dress shoot. I am so in love with the pictures and really glad we ended up doing the additional shoot!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Thoughts for a Monday

Jason went out to dinner tonight for work which resulted in craft time.

Kirin has decided she no longer wants to walk on walks. She used to be the best walker. Trying to not give in to her results in just standing with her on the sidewalk for ten minutes thinking she'll budge soon enough. She doesn't.

Fall is coming. Which means the holidays are coming! I can't wait for all the upcoming holidays: Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Thanksgiving and Christmas are especially favorites because they give me warm and fuzzy feelings. This will be our first holiday season as a married couple and potentially the first holiday season one of us will spend away from our families on one of the holidays. This is a sad thought, but we'll see how it goes. On another note, we have leaves in our area that are as big as Kirin!

Also, I really love cursive lowercase 'g's for some reason. :]

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bits & Pieces

1. learning how to make envelopes
2. pillow made by the lovely Christine
3. magnet from a great program my mom does every year called Get On the Bus. the program brings children from throughout the state to visit their parents who are incarcerated
4. relaxing kir
5. 2012. it's hard to believe it will already be October soon
6. first time at Sonics
7. REI to stock up on backpacking gear for Jason
8. handsome husband's new hairdo and matchies with kir

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Love Notes

In preparation for making the place cards for our wedding, my Maid of Honor (Christine) and I took a trip to Paper Source where we were introduced (re-introduced for me from childhood) to the wonderful world of embossing. You probably can't tell from the picture, but the little bear is embossed and the little heart balloons are just punched out of leftover scrapbook paper. This one was super easy and fun to make, but I feel like I could have done the strings better. This one ended up going to Christine and I wrote in the card that I'm going to do a whole series of animals with balloons cards to her so I guess there's always next time.

Unfortunately, I accidentally drew on the bear's head, but I'm just going to say that adds character. :]

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Weekend in Review

This past weekend basically consisted of food, food, and more food. Wedding diet is over so the feasting has begun!

After parking outside for about a week under lots of trees when our garage was broken, our cars had gotten pretty dirty. We took them to the car wash Saturday early afternoon and went to go have lunch at Win Thai since it was within walking distance while waiting for the cars.

That night, I met up with Christine and Starla to feast! Our first stop was Lola Gaspar, we each ordered one item and shared the duck mac and cheese, and dessert! Unfortunately, after the first serving I was too busy feasting to take any pictures. The drink in the first picture is called a Huckleberry made of bourbon, honey, grapefruit, thyme, and bitters. Although, I'm a fan of bourbon served straight, this cocktail was more than delicious.

Our next stop was Rite-Aid to get ice cream (I wasn't kidding about the feasting) and then we headed to Copper Door but they were closed for remodeling!!! Saddened, that our bellies would not be filled with strawberry beer, we headed to Proof instead. We were the first ones there, had a couple drinks, and once the younger crowd started coming, we headed home like the oldies we are. All in all, it was a very successful feasting night with two people I adore.

Today was quiet. We did our usual Sunday routine, had brunch at Cafe Casse Croute, and then Jason started making pot roast while I cleaned up the house a bit.

I am one lucky girl that I have a husband who cooks. Not only does he cook but he cooks really well! The pot roast was delicious, as usual, and I'm already looking forward to eating the leftovers tomorrow.

We ended the weekend trying to finish up our Thank You cards. We are almost done! We are just waiting for our "Keep in Touch" cards to come in to insert and send them off. 

Hope everybody had a good weekend!

Wedding Photo Booth Fun

I had been anxiously awaiting the pictures from the photo booth at our wedding. (I've always been a fan of photo booths and pictures in general) When we got our album and thumb drive with the pictures, I discovered the strip version only of the pictures were on there. After seeing the disappointed look on my face, Jason inquired with the vendor and he sent the pictures right over. They're here! They're here!

Here are a few from the night...


see the entire collection here.