Tuesday, December 31, 2013

See ya later 2013...

These photos really do speak 1,000 words...and they are just some of the highlights from our 2013. 

Here's a *quick* recap of some of the best moments:
NYE up in the mountains in Big Bear with the Boulder crew/many bike rides to Farmer's market from our CDM cottage/surprising Lindsey with all of the DGs for St. Patty's in Denver/weekend getaways to San Diego/many many fun times with nephew Easton/camping at the beach with the Chicas/Brother's birthday at rooftop in Laguna/camping at the River in Arizona/best friend's bachy wine tasting/best friend's wedding!/renting a duffy boat with the fam/GETTING ENGAGED!/the start of Wedding planning/Kenny Chesney & Eric Church concert/Shan&Sage's Baby Shower/Fabulous trip to NC with my mama/Meeting Lyla and seeing Chels/Fam Girls Weekend in Cape Cod/Thanksgiving in NC with the Limoges/Merritt fam/the arrival of Sage/Christmas Eve & Christmas with my family!

Now onto the year of our wedding...hello 2014!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Little Escape

As evident by my lack of blogging over the past couple weeks, things have been pretty busy around here! Between Christmas and wedding (some very exciting things going on in the wedding world...more on that later this week!) I just haven't been able to get myself to sit down and take the time to blog. But, this weekend we were able to escape all the craziness and head down to La Jolla for a quick little trip.

We went on a walking brew & food tour around the downtown area.

Apparently San Diego is the micro-brew capital of the world--anyways we got to sip some good beer out of cute little cups, eat some yummy food and see some great views. It was a short but great weekend!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Five on Friday

Happy Friday Friends!

[1] Engagement Pictures
I was practically jumping up and down in excitement when they arrived (okay, I actually did). I'm so happy with how they came out from the outfits we chose to the setting and the style of our photographer. He is so talented and now I'm even more excited for him to shoot our wedding!
Eric Boneske Photography
[2] Bed
Yes, one of the things that is making me happy this week is our new bed. Our new bed--that my fiancé designed and crafted himself (all in a weekend!). Who needs Pottery Barn anyway?
[3] Annual Christmas Party
We're having our 5th annual Christmas party this weekend. One of my favorite things of this season! This year i'm going to attempt to make one of the traditional Christmas cookies!
Shortbread Cookies
[4] Baby
One of my dearest friends added a lil babe to her sweet family last week. She is too adorable and I'm so happy for them. There's nothing like the sweetness of a newborn, especially one of the chicas! I can't wait to cuddle on her more!

[5] Musical Moment
I know I'm a few weeks late on this one, but this song gets me so emotional! Although it's a very sad story, he makes it beautiful--as always. It makes me happy, and really makes me remember to embrace every moment every time it comes on during my commute.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving in NC

I can't believe it's already come and gone, but we had a blast on our trip to NC. Most of our time was spent visiting and eating, eating A LOT! Aside from some rain the first day we got there we really lucked out with the weather. It was nice and chilly, but sunny most of the days.
We took our engagement pictures on Friday evening, and the setting couldn't have been more gorgeous. It great meeting our photographer and having this time together. I can't wait to see how the photos come out--this was what the sky looked like that evening:
After taking our pictures we headed to Alex's grandmothers house for an Oyster Roast, so much fun!

On Saturday morning we woke well before the sun rose, to go duck hunting. It sounded like a good idea the night before, but let's just say this is one thing I can check off my bucket list and won't mind not doing again (at least at the crack of dawn). But, it made for some really great pics since it was so beautiful out there!

Until next time Wilmington...