Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wedding Day Luncheons!

This is mainly a picture post! The day of our wedding, Aaron and I were blessed by sweet people who hosted luncheons for us, our wedding party, and our families. We both had such a blast at them and the weather was perfect!

The Groomsmen Luncheon was at Loca Luna in Little Rock. Aaron's Aunt Amy and Memaw hosted it and did such a great job!
The Bridesmaid Luncheon was out at the Albey's house, hosted by Kellye and Lauren. They went all out! Everything was absolutely gorgeous and delicious!
The luncheons were a perfect start to a perfect day! Thank you to everyone who hosted and attended! You each made it so special!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ashley's 8th Birthday and One Month!

My oldest neice Ashley celebrated her 8th birthday 10 days ago! We were so excited to get the opportunity to come back to central Arkansas to celebrate with her! I cannot believe how fast time has gone by! She started 3rd grade last week!

Aaron played in the ABA softball tournament in Sherwood on Saturday. The Sharon Missionary Baptist Church Co-Ed team and Men's team both won their divisions! It was such a fun day! We were there from 7:30 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.! But, Ashley and Gracie came and spent the entire day with us! We had such a blast!

Then, late Sunday afternoon, we went to Ashley's birthday party! Here are several pictures from the party!

Most of the girls who attended her party.
One of her big gifts was a guitar with LOTS of guitar accessories! She was so excited!
Her adorable cake and several of her little friends.
My sister, Leah, had several fantastic ideas for Ashley's party! One of them was to have two teams and have a water balloon fight! All of the kids LOVED it!
Her other great idea was to have a pie throwing war! It was hilarious! Ashley chose to throw her pie at on of her very best friends, Samuel.
But, don't worry! Samuel got Ashley back!
Then.....Jimmy surprised Leah with a pie to the face! (He stole a pie from the littlest girl there!)
After all the pies were thrown, the kids went for a swim!
It was such a great time!

Also....today is our One Month Anniversary! Haha! We have officially been married for one month today! Isn't that amazing?? It seems like just yesterday we were getting married, but then at the same time, it feels like we have been married for a long time! To celebrate, Aaron and I enjoyed a nice, quiet, relaxing night at the house. It was fabulous! I cooked this meal:
Pork tenderloin, okra, squash, mashed potatoes, and rolls. Aaron LOVED it! He helped a little once he got home from work, which was super sweet!

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner!

Well...I'm sure you all saw it coming. Aaron was sick last week and guess what...I got sick too. Pretty stinky, huh? Our first week in our new house, and we were both sick and tired (literally). We had lots of plans to work on the house during my week off and over the weekend, but that completely went out the window! We pretty much just spent all of our time resting in the house and watching movies.

This week I started my new job! Of course its in surgery (which I LOVE!), but I am seriously missing my co-workers from my previous job! I miss you guys! The new job is going great, so far! My first two days were just orientation classes, but tomorrow I get to start in the O.R. and I am SUPER excited!

Now, on to wedding stuff! Our rehearsal was so much fun and ran super smoothly. Amber did a great job of organizing it! My bff and bridesmaid, Michelle, made my rehearsal bouquet and it was hands down the best rehearsal bouquet I have EVER seen! (These are all pictures taken by Aaron's fabulous mom!)
Amber did a great job of directing the entire wedding! Thank you Amber! And Mrs. Sharon's music was amazing! Thank you!
Some of us waiting for rehearsal to begin.
Focus......
We were VERY focused!
So here are some pictures from our rehearsal dinner! It was Razorback themed (as you could have guessed if you know me and Aaron at all) and Whole Hog Cafe catered (its our FAVORITE BBQ!). More pictures by Aaron's mom!
Lauren, Michelle, Daniel, Trey, and Nichole.
Gifts for our bridal party and house party!
Haley, one of my Matron's of Honor and best friend!
Austin, one of Aaron's groomsmen and college friends.
Gracie's face was adorable and priceless when she came up to receive her gift!
Jason, Murph, Austin, Bunney, Johnny V, and Aaron.
Jackson and Aaron's Aunt Karla.
Ashely, Pete, Amy, and Memaw.
Aaron and I had a great time the entire day and I think everyone else did too! It was perfect!
Also, on a little side note: We have lots of birthdays to celebrate! Today is Mama's birthday! Happy Birthday Mama! We love you!
Over the 4th of July weekend, we went to Mississippi to spend some time at the lake with Aunt Amy and to celebrate Memaw's birthday! Happy birthday, again, Memaw! We love you! We had a great time at the lake! It was so nice to relax and take some time away from wedding planning!
And last, but certainly not least, we have Ashley! She celebrated her 21st birthday on July 7th! We are so glad you had a great birthday Ash! We love you!

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Benfield Blog Feature!

Dale Benfield and Meredith McClary took some AMAZING portraits at my bridal session, our wedding portrait session, and at the wedding. We are so thankful for their hard work and amazing talent. If you have never checked out their website or their blog you must!!!

Here are links to posts on their blog that featured us!

Bridal Portraits

Wedding Portraits

Candid Wedding Pictures

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

We're Back!!!

Well, we've actually been back in Arkansas since Saturday. Our honeymoon was a blast! I'll post pictures from our trip in the future. Tonight, I want to show you some pictures of our exciting night we've had so far!

First off, Aaron is sick. Now mom's and grandmother's, I promise he is fine. Just a little cold. I've been giving him Dayquil and Ibuprofen every 4 hours. He's on the couch right now in long sleeves and long pants. He's covered up with a blanket. No fever! Plenty of Kleenex by his side.
Secondly, we had some severe weather earlier. It hailed for over 20 minutes at one point. Here are some pictures of the hail. (We layed some life jackets on the hood of my car...it didn't really help though. Aaron's boat was in the garage. Oops!)
video
Third, our backyard, apparently, also serves as a small pond/stream. Pretty fantastic. We're going to have to do something about it because the water came all the way up onto our back patio and right up to the door. Here's some pictures:
Here's a picture of the sky after the storm passed...thank goodness!
Now that I've updated you on our current situation, be ready for lots of posts from the past couple of weeks! The wedding week and honeymoon seemed like a whirlwind, but we have TONS of pictures! I can't wait to show them to you!