Friday, May 31, 2013

Weddng Photos: The doggies

 November 18th - 2012
 Most of y'all already know that Kev and I are DOG CRAZY!
Like those people, who are a wee bit over the top when it comes their fur children.
But hey, that is a-okay in our book.
There was absolutely no question that we were going to have them be involved in our wedding day.
Once we worked out the details and hired a doggy wrangler, we knew they just had to walk down the aisle and be part of our ceremony.
My brother, of course, was the lucky member of the wedding party who was chosen to escort our sweet Bailey boy and Uggie Sue during the ceremony.
Baby bro is a trooper.
And I think the dogs stole my thunder, just a bit.....
maybe the burlap bow tie and tutu had something to do with it?
I remember watching them go into the barn with baby bro, followed by sweet laughter while waiting with my dad and the bridesmaids in the holding area.
Strangely, it calmed my nerves in those moments right before I would make my way down to my groom.

They walked down after the groomsmen and before the bridesmaids, so Kev got to see the whole thing. I had to wait till our wedding video arrived to see our guests' reactions. 
The doggies did soooooo well. They were so calm and collected.
I could not have been more proud :-)
My brother handed them off to our doggy wrangler and we met up with them afterwards for some photos in the winery's vineyards.

It was worth having them there for this one's my favorite of the entire day
It's our little family :-)

Keep in mind, Uggie is how Kev and I met.
Him sitting on his front porch with her and me asking to pet her. I will always remember him saying that she gets a little spooked with strangers, but not with me. She let me pet and love all her over.
She knew it was love at first sight, dogs have that sixth sense really working for them ya know? 
- to see bride and bridesmaid getting ready photos go here
- to see bridal shots go here
- to see our first look go here

All photos by the AHHHMAZING Amy Campbell (formerly of AAP) and now with Amy Campbell Photography.
Hair and Makeup by Ana Crane of ACS

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Happy Place

Ten lil things are currently making me happy

1. My husband, my marriage, our life. I feel so connected to this man in the present. I love watching our story unfold everyday.

2. My first child and my second child - i can't imagine any purer form of love than the love that comes from an animal. When Bailey curls up in the smallest doggy ball and curves himself in my chest and belly for cuddle time, I instantly melt.
It is one of my favorite times of my day. I always get perspective in those moments.

3. My grandparents' health. God is so good!

4. An upcoming friday night date being reunited with some life long girlfriends

5. A clean house - ain't nothing better for my mind. Just ask Kev.

6. my morning coffee, preferably on the weekend, on my patio looking out into the horse farm behind our house. and sometimes wrapped up in an old handmade quilt if it's chilly.

7. my new love for Trader Joe's - how did i live without it? the mahi burgers are my fave. and how did i live without cookie butter?!?! my swim suit is going to HATE me

8. driving down a country road with the windows down and the country music turned way, way up...... like I did on my drive home this past Saturday :-)

9. My hubby and my lil upcoming road trip to Nashville for a weekend.

10. and the blake shelton tickets we just bought for his trip to lex in September....yeee haw!


if any of you gals have recommendations for places to eat and sites to see in Nashville - please let me know. Hubs and I are road trippin there very soon :-)

Monday, May 6, 2013

First weekend in May

linking up with miss sami for

The First weeeknd in May around KY is known as Derby weekend!

Kev and I got the party started around here on Thursday this week. I had some nasty stomach thing on Wednesday and was so ready to feel better. Thank goodness it was some yucky 24 hour bug and that was it. We met up with miss Meg and her husband for a lil Thursday Night Live action in downtown Lexington. TNL is a local Lexington gathering that runs from April through October at Cheapside Park accompanied with live music, food and drinks in the middle of the Pavilion. They close parts of the streets down y'all and it's usually a guaranteed good time. You know it's springtime when Thursday night live gets kickin again.
And boy was it crowded...people were out from the woodwork.

We celebrated Meg's hubby being done for the semester with mechanical engineering school. JC has been working his booty off while my home girl, Meg, has been bringing home the bacon. We let our hair down a little and enjoyed ourselves

We ended up making a night of our lil meet up and adventured down to Atomic Cafe for dinner. Boy was it delish!
I think Friday's should be the new thursdays!

Friday evening rolled around and we had plans to celebrate with this hottie for her birthday.

We all met up at Oneils for drinks and appetizers while we waited out the 1.5 hour wait for Coba Cocina.
Don't even get me started........

All that mattered is that we had amazing company and lots of drinkys to go around....and that my girly Caitlin was surrounded by her besties.

And what friday night isn't complete with your typical photo sesh in the ladies bathroom?
Pretty sure those women thought we were craaaay.

We ended the night with birthday shots at Chase taproom, showing off our dance skillz to the regulars there who know how to break it down on the dance floor.

Happy Birthday Caitlin!!!!
Saturday - aka Derby Day!
I wish Kev and I had some fun story about the derby, but alas, we don't!
Our Saturday looked a lil something like this......

It poured the rain in the bluegrass and we just didn't have the energy to put into a trip to Louisville.
We spent the day watching all the coverage on the telly. I made us a big french toast breakyyfast and we also made our own dinner and soaked up some much needed couch time with the doggies.
We did manage to go to the local starving artist gallery to order our new artwork for the living room.
Here's a hint - no house in lexington is complete without some type of horse artwork. What better day than derby to make our purchase?!

I also added finishing touches to our memory wall. It's almost complete. I just ordered more professional wedding and Mr. And Mrs session photos to hang. I love the way it turned out.


I did some major and much needed retail therapy at the mall, while Kev hammed it up with his buddies at lunch

Some sneaky peaks of some of the items I bought....

all of the above from the limited. ps - majority of their dresses are still 40 %!
 you are welcome :-)

I also blew a hole in my wallet at f21. I have learned i CAN NOT online shop there. anybody else feel me when I can wear anything from a XS to a L in that store?!?!? it is so frustrating! What's even more frustrating is that unless it is a high-lo or a maxi, my 5'9" legs ain't working in most of their dresses. no matter how hard i try, they are gonna be shirts on me....or I can always look like a 17 year old skank wearing too small clothes. ummm no! I will stick to making dresses into long tunics I can rock out with my skin tight colored jeggins.

This will be made into a shirt...unless I plan to show my undies

And that's my weekend in a nutshell!
The good news is ....monday is already over :-)

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