Monday, September 12, 2011

Beautiful Bride

This past Saturday we went to the wedding of my cousin Kendra. She was the most stunning bride I have ever seen. She looked like she stepped right out of a Disney Princess Movie. She brought tears to my eyes as soon as I saw her.Her wedding was short, sweet and perfect even with the rain. Most brides would have been very upset with having rain on their wedding day especially since it was an outdoor wedding. But Kendra never batted an eye and just kept smiling. She gets the bride of the year award if you ask me!Here she is with her cute umbrella smiling rain and all. See I told you she was stunning!Kendra & her wedding coordinator....Aunt Dawn! These two have such an amazing relationship and a bond that will always be special. They both would do anything for each other. Aunt Debbie made all of these little pies for Kendra & Dan, they were amazing and supper cute. We couldn't let the night get away without getting a shot of the two of them together. Ahh my favorite picture of the night. This boy loves to dance and he LOVES weddings. Thank you Kendra for making my little guy fell so special on your special day. You are a wonderful person and we love you so much. My hubby and I all dressed up for the night.

This was Kendra & Dan's Guest Tree, instead of having a guest book Kendra's brother Spencer drew this tree and each guest stamped a leaf on the tree and then signed their names inside or around the left. I had never seen this done before and thought that it was so cool.

Thanks Kendra and Dan for sharing your big day with us. Everything was perfect, just like you!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day of First Grade

Last night I took Gabe out school shopping & to dinner. While at dinner I asked him how he felt about last night being the last day of summer break and this was the face I got! We have had SO much fun this summer that none of us are ready for summer to be over.
My big 1st Grader. I thought the first day of Kindergarten was bad. 1st grade was So much worse. 1st grade means that they get to keep my baby all day long. I no longer have a little playmate with me in the mornings :( So many mom's are always ready for school to start and I'm not so much like that. I love our summer routine and miss it when school starts.                                 
 First Grade!
 Gabe's teacher this year is Mrs. Treat. Now try and say that a few times with your two front teeth missing. We've had lots of fun practicing and listening to him say it. But oh how I love this little toothless grin.

 He had to make sure that I took a picture with him and his pets on his first day of school. The cat was pretty easy the dog on the other hand did not want to have his picture taken and was crazy excited this morning. After several attempts this was as good as it gets.
 Heading to the car. You know you take way to many pictures of your child when he says "Hey mom get a picture of this".

Our annual picture out front of the school with the school sign. I can't wait to look back at these when he is in 5th grade!

 My baby at his first desk. He looks so small behind that desk. But was pretty excited about it. He couldn't help but take a little peek inside just after I took this picture.
 Knock'em dead little man.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

To Mackinac Island & Back!

Tony and his friend Brandon decided that it would be cool to ride from our house in Vicksburg to the Mackinaw Bridge and then home again. After lots of planning and lots of help from Dad....THEY DID IT!  This is the boys on day one leaving our house at 8:30am.              
 John & his dad took turns being the chase vehicle for the boys. They carried all of there gear and would go ahead to help start getting camp set up for the night.
 3 days and 300 miles later they arrived to Mackinaw City where they took the ferry across to the Island and then road there bikes around the Island. Did some site seeing and then headed back to camp where they had the next day to rest before they started on the 300 mile trip home.

 I love these pictures here they are proud as all get out...They have reached the bridge!
This is the welcome home crew waiting for them to come around the corner. Grandma Fuller, Shenira, Livy & Karis made the boys posters and lined in the streets to welcome them home.

 Here they come down our road to lots of cheers. This was beyond words amazing!
 So happy to be home.

This is a trip that they will never forget and we are so proud of both of them.