Things have been CA-RAZY around the house the last couple weeks. Who knew how much chaos (and work for us) redoing the kitchen would bring. Two weeks ago we had to empty the contents of our cabinets and counters into boxes scattered around the dining room and now we are just starting to piece it back together. There have been lots of frantic searches for buried dishes, followed by Chipotle runs when the search team gives up. I am super excited though about the transformation our kitchen has made. Beautiful crown molding, lovely white cabinets, shiny new black granite, and just today we finalized our wood island. I am in looooooove with the island. In the coming weeks you may find me sleeping in my kitchen, working in my kitchen, and hey, maybe even cooking ;)
More kitchen images to come (and a before + after) once it’s all finished up. Which is hopefully soon!
We enjoyed a weekend roadtrip up to the cabin in Pinetop where we all got to do some of our favorite things, and we were almost snowed in! The boys enjoyed the outdoors with lots of hiking around and fishing in the snow. And me, I took at least two naps a day cozied up by the fire, got seriously into my current read, and yeah….that’s about it :) We all need a little of that sometimes.
Oh yes I did: more like Oh no, I didn’t! Why in the world have I not seen Breaking Dawn Part 2?? Its already out on DVD and I haven’t seen it. Something is seriously wrong and I will be making a trip very soon to pick up a copy. Me, Edward, Bella, STAT!
Currently: officially hooked on Stephenie Meyer’s The Host. I am already staying up way too late every night doing kitchen projects and now I get to bed and read this with a flashlight. Seriously good. Half way through and lovin it.
Details to come TOMORROW for spring mini sessions!
The next couple weeks I’ll be enjoying some Wisconsin visitors (love my fam!), putting the kitchen back together, going to some spring training games, and celebrating my lil brother’s 13th Birthday. Oh boy, almost a teen! Happy first randomness of March!
Would you like to hear the most amazing proposal story? Ok, here is the short version of the story from the bride-to-be, Michaella…
I had my first few days off from work in a while and I was planning on sleeping in and having a lazy day. To my surprise, my alarm clock went off at 8:00 am. I rolled over to turn the alarm off when I noticed there was a note saying, “Get up!” I got up and walked to the bathroom where there was another note telling me to go see our dog, Cato. On top of Cato’s cage was a note saying that I needed to drop him off at Petsmart. I did what I was told! A Petsmart employee gave me another note explaining that I needed to go home and pack for a trip. I raced home and packed. I was then instructed to go to Four Peaks where my boss would have my next set of instructions. I arrived at Four Peaks and my boss handed me a letter with the name and address of the hotel and my plane ticket…to Hawaii! I hailed a taxi and was off to Hawaii. When I arrived at the hotel, the lady at the front desk handed me a key to our room. On our bed in the hotel room was the last letter. It was directions on how to find Tyler. I followed them and they led me to the beach. Tyler was down on one knee and proposed to me at sunset.
Swoon. And here is the the lucky girl with her soon-to-be-husband :)
Melissa and Ronnie were married in Philadelphia on 2.16.13. Since I first started chatting with the bride last year, I was eagerly looking forward to their big day because it was a destination wedding for most, including myself.
As soon as I arrived to Normandy Farm where the festivities would be taking place, I knew it was going to be an amazing weekend…I was welcomed with excitement by the bride and groom and handed a cute welcome bag from the front desk filled with goodies, which included my very first Tastykake. I feel like I should mention this was not my last Tastykake of the trip ;) The weekend continued on with family and friends coming in from near and far to support the two, beautiful details, and a brave bride and groom (and wedding party) willing to endure the cold for some lovely pictures.
I loved meeting all the new faces, shooting my first east coast wedding, and being a Pennsylvania tourist. Enjoy a peek into their day!
Ceremony – Holy Cross Catholic Church
Reception + cake – Normandy Farm
Florist – Coupe’s Flowers
Bridal Gown – Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe
Bridesmaid Dresses- J. Crew
Hair – Mackenzie Hughes
Makeup – Aleksandra Ambrozy
Invitations – Coppia Creativa
Entertainment – CARNIVÁLE
Videographer – MoHo Creative
Thanks to east coasters, Tom and Kristi, for helping out with the wedding!