Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween


I hope everyone out there is enjoying this holiday favorite of many.

Tonight I'm decked out in costume passing out candy to Trick-or-Treaters with the Hubby!

Natalie's Halloween Bridal Shower

Happy Halloween Bridal Shower!!!!

Today I attended Natalie's Halloween Bridal Shower!  Kelly did such a great job on the decorations!  They are so creative.  We had some cheese and crackers, fruit, cookies, and cake pops.  Oh, I almost forgot the dipped strawberries that looked like ghosts!  {such a great idea}

It was a Pampered Chef Party and I'm so glad she got one because it was sooo much fun.  And I was able to get a few things for myself, even though one of those things must now be removed from my already growing Christmas List {I know it's a bit early, but I've got lots of people asking me what I would like}.

Here's the Bride-to-Be helping get everything ready!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Halloween Party 2010

Yup, hubby and I decided to be Tourists this year.  Thanks to some last minute brain-storming with Alex before leaving work yesterday.  Alex and her hubby were having a halloween party at their house and we had no luck coming up with something ourselves.

The only thing we bought to complete the outfit was Joe's fabulous shirt.  A total of $5 was spent on our costumes.  Don't we look awesome?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Pumpkin Cake Pops

When I opened Bakerella's Cake Pop's Cookbook {blogged about here} and saw the cute little pumpkin cake pops, I knew immediately that they would the hit of whatever party I went to.  They were so fun to make and now that I'm getting a bit used to the technique I'm getting better at the crumbling, mixing, rolling, and dipping.  Hubby and I couldn't find green tic-tacs so we used a light green so I don't think they turned out that well.  Also, I tried to use the edible pens on the pop without luck.  It was carving the pop instead of drawing on it.  I might need some new edi-pens.  However, here's the result:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Quote of the Day

Yup, I'm one of those quote calendar girls.  A quote for every day.  I don't do the daily e-mail thing or the horoscope thing.  These quotes are meant to lift me up or get me thinking about my life in some way.  Everyday at work I tear off the page of my Daily Quote calendar with curiosity and anticipation of what will come.  Today's was something I thought I'd pass along.  Hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I have.  We've all gone through tough times and this quote says it all.

When you get into a tight place
and everything goes against you,
till it seems as though you could not
hang on a minute longer,
never give up then, for that is just
the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe -

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Kelly M & Michael's Wedding

I got to spend the weekend with one of my best friends!  Joe and I traveled back to St. Louis on Friday morning.  I was dropped off to meet the Bride-to-be and another bridesmaid for lunch.  Then we went and got manicures and pedicures with the Mother-of-the-Bride, Grandmother-of-the-Bride and the Maid-of-Honor.  That night we attended a Wedding Rehersal and beautiful Rehersal Dinner at The Old Spaghetti Factory to begin our celebrations of the wedding of Michael and Kelly.  At the Rehersal Dinner we received these lovely wine favors!  The groom's dad makes wine and bottled these especially for the dinner tonight adorned with an engagement picture of the bride and groom.  I love the keepsake!

There are many definitions for the word LOVE.

Webster's Dictionary: strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties

The Bible: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.

Children: "Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other." Karl - age 5

Today, Kelly and Michael professed their love for each other for family, friends and the world to see.  Their wedding ceremony was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen!  I may have even teared up during the sermon when the pastor read out loud letters they had written to each other.  The letters told of the love they have for each other and some of the events throughout their relationship.  Part of the reason I may have gotten glossy eyese was because this was similar to the sermon told at my own wedding.  Thoughts of happiness filled my head when the realization that the amazing and wonderful feelings I felt on my wedding were now being felt by one of my very best friends.  I was honored to stand up there as a bridesmaid to be a witness of their love.

Congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Kelly H & Bryan's Wedding

I love weddings.  I love the ambiance.  I love the excitement.  I love the support shown by friends and family.  I love the happiness in the couples' eyes.  I love the beauty of a woman in a white dress and the look in the groom's eyes when he sees her for the first time.  I love the first kiss.  I love the significance of the cutting of the cake. But most of all, I love that the Bride & Groom have invited me to share this special day with them. My friends Kelly & Bryan are some of the most caring people I've ever met in my life.  I know we will be life-long friends because of this. Kelly lives in California and Bryan lives in Utah.  They are both in the Air Force and hope to be stationed together very soon.  I just can't get over how happy they are to be together.  I wouldn't have missed this day for the world!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Kelly H's Bachelorette Party

I took 2 days off work and drove 4.5 hours to help my friend Kelly celebrate her upcoming wedding with a Bachelorette Party!  Dinner was fantastic and the night was...well, crazy.  It was great to spend time with my friends, Kelly and Sarah, whom I don't get to see very often since they live in Cali.