6.17.2015

Current Happenings

Wow!  Where has spring gone!?  We hit warm weather in western Washington about two weeks ago, and it has stayed around 75-85 and gorgeous!

This last week was a whirlwind of fun and craziness!  My 25th Birthday (gasp!) was on Friday, so I took an extra few days off of work to travel to my hometown and spend it with family and friends.  Kevin and I were also in some of our best friends' wedding this weekend.

On Wednesday I left (Kevin was driving over with his dad later) for Spokane and once in town I spent the evening with my best guy friend from high school.  It had been a long time since we have gotten time to catch up alone outside of a group party.  I always lovingly refer to him as our "Ted" from How I Met Your Mother.  He is about the nicest, most gentlemanly guy there is who often goes on dates with girls who say they want "the nice guy" when they really don't appreciate those qualities in the end.  What can I say... girls can be dumb.

The next day (Thursday), I spent shopping with my mom around town.  My parents don't usually get me a wrapped present for my birthday because my mom and I enjoy shopping together so much, she gets me presents while we are out and about.  Oh, how I have missed shopping since we have been so good about saving for a house!  While bargain shopping I ended up getting a bright blue purse, khaki shorts, blue blousey top, three dresses, and a few B&BW shower gels.

That evening at my parent's place we had a small backyard party with some of my closest friends for my birthday.  We dug out the croquet set and had a fun time attempting to play.  I got dead last in the game!

The next day, my good friend April came over to enjoy the sunshine on the back porch with my mom and I.  My mom made my favorite for lunch: veggie Thai pizza!  Yum!  After lunch, April took me to get a pedicure which was fantastic.  Sparkly gold was my color pick this time ;).

Beers in the sunshine!

Gorgeous earrings April got me for my birthday!
I'm also wearing the blue blouse and shorts my parents got me.

My brother and sister-in-law also got me a Fitbit Zip.  I've enjoyed using it this week so far!

Friday evening, I headed up to the wedding rehearsal dinner at the bride's parent's home where the wedding would take place.  Rehearsals are always so exciting and hectic, in a good way of course!  The rehearsal dinner food was mostly BBQ, but I enjoyed the big platters of veggies and fruit provided.

Where the ceremony took place.  At the rehearsal we practiced walking on their gorgeous flagstone walkway.

The bride and groom practicing their first dance.

All of the wedding party practicing how to dip when we join in at the end of their first dance.  Another bridesmaid's boyfriend was standing in with me because Kevin was across the state for his youngest brother's high school graduation.


The day of the wedding was a long one.... but so much fun!  I got up around 6:30 so I had time to pack up my things, pick up some teas/lattes, pick up another bridesmaid, and get dropped off at the Bride's house by 8.  From there we packed her up, picked up one more bridesmaid, and headed up to her parents' house.

The morning and most of the afternoon was spent enjoying mimosas with lots of giggling, as well as getting our hair and makeup done.  After that was pictures and waiting for guests to arrive.  The ceremony was beautiful, and the reception was a blast!  We stayed until nearly midnight after the bride and groom left.

The men all dressed up in their finest.  My hubby looking the most adorable of all on the groom's left shoulder.

The bride and groom getting their pictures before the wedding.  She looked like an absolute princess

April and I enjoying the party.  Damn she tans well!

Me and the Husband :)


My dad and I joining in on the father-daughter dance.
It got chilly once the sun went down, so I was happy when we started
 the more lively dancing later and I could keep warm
with jumping and dancing around.
This week is another crazy one... although not nearly as crazy as last week.  Yesterday evening we had a friend over to help us put together a poker table he acquired off of Craigslist to go in our bar room.  Tonight we have another friend staying the night with us because he is here as a sports writer for the U.S Open.  We'll also be going to our favorite local trivia spot for some fun.  Then on Friday we have retirement party to go to for one of Kevin's coworker's.  I'm most looking forward to Saturday when we have local friends and co-workers over for a house warming party.  It'll definitely give me some motivation to keep working at cleaning up the yard!

Hope everyone else's week goes well!

Health and Happiness,

Amy