Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just a sneak peek...

Two family weddings in one day. My cousin and Blake's cousin. Amazing weather. Magnificient celebrations. One of the cutest flower girls. Blake and my 6th anniversary. :) Too many pictures to admit to. Here is just a peek into our busy, but glorious Saturday. So fun. CONGRATS to Luke & Becca and Andy & Courtney!!

Both weddings started at 4:30pm. If you know Blake and I at all, you know it hurts our heart to miss anything. Especially a family wedding. Aubrey Rose was a flower girl in my cousin's wedding. We went to Luke and Becca's ceremony, stayed for a while after, drove an hour to the next wedding and enjoyed most of Andy and Courtney's reception. HA!!
This was the moment Luke and Becca saw each other for the first time that day.

My cousin and his new wife!) :)

Congrats Luke and Becca! Everything was absolutely perfect. We love you guys!

Someone we missed TREMENDOUSLY yesterday was my Aunt ROSE. She is Luke's mom. She passed away, from cancer, 2 years ago. She absolutely LOVED Becca and she would have LOVED to see these two become one. I started crying immediately when I realized Chelsey (her daughter) was holding a single ROSE as her bouquet.

Aubrey Rose was their flower girl. She did great! Here she is with the ring bearer, Becca's nephew.
Then, we got in the car, drove an hour back to Clovis and was able to see Courtney's fabulous reception. BEAUTIFUL bride and wedding!
Congrats Andy and Courtney! We LOVE you guys!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Blake's 30th SURPRISE party!!

Can you guess what the theme was????

How about now? Now can you guess????

You got it! We had a Michael Jackson 30th bash for Blake! Blake has always been a huge fan of MJ's music and dancing talent. I remember WAY back when (and I know all my old roomies probably do too) having Blake over at our house and he was sitting on the couch watching not ESPN, not any kind of sporting event, not any random movies on HBO or whatever, but he was sitting there watching Michael Jackson's music videos. Yes, the MJ theme was perfect for his 30th birthday festivities! Here is the invite...

After probably too much planning and anticipation, the day finally arrived.
Aubrey Rose and I with our MJ cut out (waiting for Blake to arrive). HA!!

Yes my brother had the baby strapped to himself ALL night. HA! And Allie was MJ's plastic surgeon. I wish I would have gotten pictures of her file she brought. It was complete with before and after pictures. Very impressive, Allie!
Do you recognize this celebrity going to court?
Okay so my sister maybe should have had no smile and maybe a couple more in her entourage, but COME ON...that was GOOD!!! Love the creativity Aaron and Christy!
This was the surprise moment. So the blindfold and the guys picking him up from the office, might have blown our cover, but believe me he had NO idea what was in store!
We looked up at saw....
MJ hanging the baby over the balcony.
Aubrey Rose was quite the trooper allowing us to not let the paparazzi she her face. :)
We had a dressing room, complete with 2 outfits for Blake to choose from.
Ladies and Gentlemen, MJ was at our house that night! Pretty good, don't you agree?!!
Such a fun night!!
Blake's family
My family
Garrett, Josh, Blake's parents and the birthday boy!
Helena, Kari, Ashley and Natalie
Love you girls...Katie S., Katie D., Jo-Linda, Meg and myself
Love these girls too! Ashley, myself, Jessica and Natalie
Jon and Andrea (my cousins) out did yourself! LOVED your outfits, loved your creative gifts, LOVE YOU!!!
They framed a bunch of pictures of MJ and Blake. It was hilarious to see their flawless work and for Blake to "Remember The Time" HA!
We don't remember where we were, but obviously we were there. :)
Again, I don't remember MJ being with us that day, but here we are on our wedding day with MJ by our side :)
And one more of Blake and his buddy. Love it Jon and Andrea!
Blake voluntarily had a costume change. :) He is now Thriller blowing out the candles!
My brother won for Most Creative MJ. In the picture he is holding the baby (like a responsible daddy would), but he actually had it strapped to him. Sometimes, through out the night, he would just let his hands go and.....yes, a crowd pleaser. :)
Travis won for Best MJ...there were many amazing MJ's that night, but we all agreed the leather pants kind of stepped him up a notch. Well done Travis. Well done.
Our wonderful friends...Tommy and Janay
A bunch of cousins from my dad's side of the family.
Blake, Luke and Becca were trying to create a picture worthy of Luke and Becca's wedding slideshow. Hmmm, I am not sure if this one made the cut. :)
Sweet friends and family...Chelsey, Christina, Blair, Ashley and Katie
Andrea, myself, my mom and Chelsey
Some of the girls, with MJ...
Some of the boys, with MJ...
That's right Blake...we LOVE YOU!! Happy Birthday!
I think Blake might have recruited some new MJ fans. Just so you all know, there is a MJ Fan Club on Facebook!! Woot! Woot!
Thank you to everyone who helped pull this party off! Everything from the surprise details, the decor, setting up, the AMAZING food, the music, the invitations, cleaning up, and especially Blake's favorite, all of you dressing the was a HUGE success. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Aubrey Rose's green party!

I never knew how much I could enjoy St. Patrick's Day parties until our little sunshine arrived 2 years ago on March 17th! Now I love green and I love celebrating with LOTS of green everything. :) So fun! Hopefully Aubrey Rose won't be mad at me forever that all of her birthday parties look the same. Green, green and green! HA!

I just LOVE my March babies! Happy Birthday you two!
Below is the best smile we got from Aubrey Rose. It's okay, I love her scrunchy little nose and squinty eyes too. :)
This was us WAITING for them to open up Pump It Up! I didn't think 30 minutes before the party was too early to come. Hmmm, I guess like 15 minutes is all people need. It all worked out perfect though in the end. Smooth sailing once the doors were opened. :)
My family Blake's family
My cousins rockin' their green!
Jo-Linda, Katie, Tamara and myself. We missed you Meg and Katie S!
Jen and her sweetie Cooper
Rob, Logan, Peyton, Christina, Blake and Bradley
Auntie Allie, Birthday Girl, Uncle Jesse
Tamara, Kim, Natalie and myself
Aubrey Rose, myself and Chelsey
Jessica, myself, Ashley and Natalie...and ALL of our girls!!! Yes, our girls are going to have AMAZING girlfriends too!! :)
Blake and Christina...
Love you guys!!
Jon, Christopher (upside down) :), Aaron, Andrea and Christy

The party room
The kids'meals were in the boxes.
Aubrey Rose is quite the fan of Capri Suns. :)
LOVE this sweet girl!

Happy 2nd Birthday Aubrey Rose!