Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ashley & Baby Reese's Shower

Oh happy day! Ashley is expecting a little girl at the end of August, Reese Madison. Linds & I wanted to throw her the shower months & months ago--and have been thinking of ideas since! We had so much fun planning & preparing, I think we got a little more into it than most. Linda did the amazing cooking, so (of course) we had fabulous food. It was a short, sweet party full of sweet girls & tons & tons of presents! Ash has everything she needs & more--and no one deserves it more than she does. She has been an amazing friend & I know she will be an amazing mom.
Plus, can you please check out how hot she is?
I am pretty sure she is the hottest girl there & she is pregnant!

I love you Ash, thanks for letting us spoil you!

Linda, Ash, Me, & Linds

Jackie & Ash
*for the record, if I look even HALF this good at 7 months pregnant I will be the happiest woman in the world, are you kidding me? I mean SERIOUSLY?

& more friends!

Oh Janelle, how we LOVE you!

And the million presents begin. Here is Ash "Oooo"ing & "You did NOT!"-ing over Juicy baby sweatsuits!

enjoying red velvet cake & tea cakes while Ash opened gifts

We had a diaper raffle-everyone brought diapers in addition to their gifts & we raffled off chic beach bags & beach accessories. Ash is set for life with diapers now!

Such pretty ladies

this isn't even 1/4 of the gifts she got...

Ashy & her mama

I made these letters "It's a Girl" to hang over our candy bar. They are rhinestoned & all kinds of detailed--I know, I am getting too into it!

We did tissue flowers as our decor in the backyard. Big, medium, & small-they were so much fun to make & gave the perfect "pop" of color we needed!

My very first experience arranging flowers! I was SO in love with it! I could do it everyday. I loved the colors we picked too.

our first event!

Look at that cute belly!!! We are SO excited to meet her when she comes, I can't believe how quickly time has flown! She will be here before we know it.
This is the loot! Her ENTIRE car was filled to the roof & some in her mom's car too.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Carver Family Visit

I love going home to visit! I had such a great time seeing my family & a few friends! I really can't get enough of them! Chris has been studying hard for the bar, so I slipped away alone this time. Here are some photos from my trip, totally random- I took a lot & didn't want to post ALL of them :) Warning: I am a very proud aunt, you will see a TON of photos of some of my very cute nieces & nephews! They are the cutest kids ever.

My parents have two yellow labs, I love them & think they are the cutest things ever.

Dylan's shirt wouldn't stay buttoned, he just wanted to show some chest! So we threw on my gold chain to complete his mafia look..he is soooo cute!

We had a family BBQ up at our favorite spot in Hobble Creek Canyon. It was rainy, but we had a great time making smores & having Lauren's homemade chili in bread bowls. YUM!

I wasn't able to see everyone that I wanted :( But I did get to see some of the most important, so that counts for something! Benz (far right) I hadn't seen in almost 2 years, it was really good to catch up with him. The three of us (me, fabulous Britney, and Benz) used to hang out 24/7 before Brit & I got married. Benz is now off to India working in a medical clinic!
Riley & I grew up together since we were 2. Naturally, we have seen eachother at our most awkward, most humiliating, and at our most fun.

Jeni, whose hand you see here (lol! I don't know why we didn't get a photo, it didn't even occur to me when I was taking pics of Olivia), has been one of my best friends sing Jr. High. She is a mama, and a hot one at that. I miss living by her, but I am glad I get to catch up everytime I come home. And of course, her beautiful little girl :)
*Not pictured: My mom & I got the royal treatment from Court while we were there too! She cut & colored my mom's hair, did glitter toes on me & colored my hair. She was so sweet & generous with her time & talents. We went to breakfast & also got to see her new house & it was SO cute. It made me want a house of my own so bad!

While home, I took the fabulous Britney's advice (I think that's what Im going to call her from now on!) & had a booth in Orem's Summerfest. MEC did fantastic on day 1! The best part was Brit hung out with me ALLLLLL day, not just for an hour, I mean from 11am-10pm. She & I got to hang out a few different time this trip, and it was awesome! I can't get enough of that girl. Anyway day 2 we almost got blown away with a horrible storm...luckily after running through the rain with the help of everyone we saved 99% of the headbands & photos. Tents were literally flying & blowing over, water was POURING down. We all got soaked!

The booth day 1

10min before the storm hit Cami & JR came by! I haven't seen Cami in so long! It seems everytime I want to go home, so does she! :) She is so sweet, she stayed throughout the storm & got drenched trying to hold the tent down while I gathered the headbands. I am so glad I got to see them, and glad they were there just in time to save me!

Lauren & I drenched after the big rain & rush to save everything!
Me & Logan, I love his big eyes

my favorite photo of the trip. Cim & Lily are buddies!

i love my sweet mama