Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wedding Season Is Upon Us!

We are in the stage of life where weddings and babies are a regular occurrence! It seems like every time I go to the mailbox it contains an invitation of a good friend that is starting one of these life chapters and has invited us to be a part. I LOVE weddings. I love showers, buying gifts, and watching a bride walk down the aisle. I also love wedding food and cake... DUH!

This summer has been no exception, we've attended several weddings already this year and wished we could have been others but our location and busy lives kept us from a few. This past week, I attended 2 weddings of very good college friends.

Lyndsey was my "Little Sis" in our sorority- Delta Zeta, at UCA. I met Lyndsey her freshman year when I was her R.A. We had an immediate connection and spent lots of late nights in my room talking about all kinds of things. Lyndsey got married at the Junior League in Little Rock, its one of my favorite places!
 the bride and I.
 I was an RA (Resident Assistant) in college for 3 years. (I'm a nerd I know... actually it was the easiest money I've ever made!) All of these girls lived on my hall their freshman year and I haven't seen many of them in years. We had to get a picture together at Lyndsey's wedding.
One of my favorite parts of a Delta Zeta Wedding... singing to the bride and her new husband. So sweet.
Payne and his mommy came to eat lunch with me on Friday before I left for the wedding. Payne looked so cute with his spiked hair and t-shirt that says "I still live with my parents." Hilarious! I love that boy so much.

The next day, I met up with some of my other college besties and we headed to Memphis for Lauren's bachelorette party. Now, normally I don't get really excited about bachelorette weekends (I'm usually the only married woman and I'd rather go to bed at 10 pm than stay out all night,) but we seriously had a great time and I laughed a WHOLE lot. I met Lauren through several of my pledge sisters and we all went to Florida together my Junior year of college.  Lauren wasn't in our sorority, but might as well have been. She is one of my favorite friends from college.  We all wore wigs on Beale Street to celebrate her last night as a single lady!

Myself, the bachelorette Miss Lauren, Kristine, Sarah, Jessica, Katie, Morgan, Elizabeth, Erin, and Erin. Lizzybeth even came! She and I got sleepy before most of the other girls so we went back to the hotel early and raided the snack bar. :) These girls keep me young. (Ha!) About half of them are married/engaged so we're not quite as crazy as we used to be. It's funny to me how when were together its like we can pick up right where we left off.

After a crazy week, Adam and I had a date at Olive Garden on Friday night then went to bed early. We slept in Saturday and then headed to Little Rock for Lauren's wedding. It was beautiful and we got to see a few other friends that we hadn't seen in a while.
 Mr. & Mrs. Kelsey
 Us girls with the bride and groom.
 me and Jessica. We were good friends in college, but have been hanging out a lot lately since she is in NWA for the next year for her pharmacy rotations. She is seriously one of the funniest people I have ever met! And she is beautiful! She runs about 10 miles a day most days... she's my inspiration!
 After the wedding and reception at the church, the groom's family hosted an "after party" in the River Market. I loved that Lauren had a cute, white cocktail dress for the after party!
 The bride and I. Yes, I am re-wearing my bridesmaids dress from Meg's wedding last year!
Myself with Tyler and Becca. Sadly, they did not get to attend the bachelorette party! We sure missed them and I was SO glad to see both of them at the wedding!

My date for the evening. Isn't he a hunk? We drove back to NWA Saturday home and didn't get home until late.  We woke up Sunday morning and our poor doggy had got sick all in his crate. We went to late service at church after cleaning him up then I went to a movie (The Smurfs) with my Little Sis (Big Brothers Big Sisters).

Me and D.

Gussy in our bed after he was feeling a little better today. I don't want to tell you what it looked/smelled like in his room/my office this morning... I guess dog's can get a stomach virus??? Luckily he seems much better.

After that, I came home to my sweet husband cleaning the house. We laid around for a little bit before I headed to the grocery store and he mowed the lawn. I came home and cooked a yummy Veggie and Bacon Fritatta! (Blog post soon about some of my new recipes!) I'm headed off now to pack to go out of town tomorrow. I've been staying overnight every other week for work. It's 2-3 nights a month away from home which I'm not crazy about... but I am really loving my job right now so it works.

Adam and I are loving life right now. We are in such a fun season and I always hope to remember weekends like this together! I think we have 6 more weddings this year.... I'm not sure we'll be able to attend all of them, but I am looking forward to trying!


  1. You are such an amazing, beautiful friend who always makes everyone smile!! You make us laugh a lot too!! Im SOO very, VERY thankful to have a Godly, loving, great friendship with you!! You are one of a kind!!! Adam and Gus sure are SO lucky!

  2. I don't think I have ever posted, but I love reading your blog! I am worn out just reading all of this. Ha! Weddings and showers are so much fun, and of course it is always fun to get dressed up for a night out:)