Updates, Pictures.. and Such

Since I have yet to see the twins, I have to rely on everyone else to send/show me pics. This is really tough because the first time I will get to see and hold them will be the day of our wedding. that doesn't leave much time for their Auntie to spoil them. This summer they will be moving to Colorado, which make me sad. I haven't quite figured out how I'm going to work all this out, but I'll manage. They are now 7 weeks old and are already spoiled rotten!

I know I've said this a million times, but he looks just like my brother, especially with this grin!

Monkey Face
(Notice his new strap covers his Auntie made him!)

Sweet Riley

This past weekend we had our pre-wedding cookout with everyone here in TN. Most everyone who came won't be able to make it to Texas next month, so we decided to have a cookout at the farm. It was a lot of preparation, but went really well. It was good to see everyone at the same time. We're terrible at making/having time to spend with our friends around here. If they aren't regulars to the farm, then finding the time is almost impossible right now. We hope that changes in a few months though. We cooked SO much food and still have tons left. Since my Bridal Portraits are this coming Saturday, I won't be eating any of it! I'll leave that all to Brian. Since Laura and Rebecca brought salad for the shindig and there is still quite a bit left over, I will be eating it all week! It's ok, I love salad!

So.. less than 5 weeks until the wedding. It's now that I wish we could have eloped and gone to Vegas! or Alaska, that would be awesome! We've come to the conclusion that most people at our wedding will not approve of a lot of the things we're doing, but as Brian so poetically put it,"it's my wedding, I paid for it, and I'll do what I want." With that said, I cannot be held responsible for the things he might do!! Just a warning!

I have tossed back and forth whether or not to do the flowers now (artificial) or wait until the Friday before with Mandy and Kelly's help (real). I started working on them yesterday afternoon while I was putting my bouquet together for my Bridal Portraits this Saturday with Rebecca. I think they turned out fairly decent, nothing I'd be embarrassed to ask someone to wear. While in High school I took 2 classes on floral design and then continued to make corsages and boutonnieres for my friends at Prom. I have always enjoyed it and it turns out I still know how to do it! Here are a few pics of what I've done so far.

Mothers/Grandmothers, Groom/Groomsmen, Fathers/Grandfathers

My (picture) bouquet. I added a small silver frame to it that holds a picture of my Grandpa who won't be able to be there. He passed away almost a year ago this month. It looks really nice on there and I think it's exactly what I needed.

I'm definitely not a professional, but hey, I try! I'm the artsy-fartsy type, as my mom always says.


Kelly said...

the flowers look great!!! I love your bouquet. How sweet of you to add that special touch of your Grandpa.
I can't believe it's only 5 wks away!! YAY we get to see TN Tracy soon!!!
Oh yeah & the twins they are so adorable.

Laura said...

Lovin the monkey face