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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Days Leading Up To the Big Day…Tuesday:

I had lunch with Adriane and Jessica at Brio, such a yummy place!! Then we ran around getting a few last minute things! All of us girls had Mac appointments for our makeup to be done on the wedding day. Well we went into confirm our appointments and I was asking about a trial run. The girl told me to sit down and she could give a “trial”. Jessica had a picture with really soft makeup that I liked. I wanted to look like me, not over done, you know a natural look! Well…I walked out looking like a clown! YIKES!! She caked it on big time. Jessica took a picture on her phone but I am not sure I would share it even if I had the pic, it was bad! I was almost convinced to do my own…but realized it had stayed on all night and I just had to be more specific (I guess) when saying what I wanted…I was worried!!

Later in the evening we had some pretty important people arrive at the house! Jacob, Rachel, and Isreal flew in from Portland! It was so nice to see them and of course hold Miss Iz, she is just the cutest thing I have ever seen and you just want to squeeze her! They came over pretty late but we chatted for awhile and then hit it! We had many plans for the following day…

This is the little Miss we were so excited to see!
Along with my brother and Rachel...we just didnt take a family pic :) 




Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

We hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! We had our first Thanksgiving at our house as a married couple, isn’t that just so sweet ;) hehe! It was very relaxed and simple, just the basic sides and such. We brought the air mattress down to the living room and we were on it for almost the entire day and it was wonderful! Watched two movies and a whole lot of stuff on the DVR…oh how I love Parenthood and Modern Family :)

We are thankful for each other, our families, our  friends, our home, and our fabulous Fiona Pearl. It is easy to make a list of what we are thankful for but the hard part is remembering to be thankful for these things year round. It is easy to complain about our jobs but we have one. It is easy to want to do all kinds of things to the house but we have one. I want to try my best when I am complaining to remember that I do have amazing things in my life and to not take them for granted!

And now for (I think it might be) our 6th Annual Thanksgiving Eve celebration!

The Family Friendship Pic!!
We have a great time the night of, we wake up and have mimosas and biscuits and gravy, then we eat all day on Thanksgiving! The first one started at RT O’Sullivans (remember those days friends!)! Each year we have tried somewhere different (Doc and Eddies/Half Moon, Grahams) but this year we decided to stay at home and it was a blast!

I made a turkey!!

Haha I found it on this really cute blog and just had to make one! :)

Serving it up...

We moved the fire pit out front it sure was a chilly one this year and the guys were playing
all the college day games in the garage.






Thanks again to everyone that came, it was a really good time! Cant wait for next year ;)
I need my camera back ASAP, these pics are terrible! I called The Geek Squad and they told me it was with a "technician". I asked if she could give an update and she told me that they could not until it was over thirty days, P.S. it was at 28 days.  Its a camera, does it work or not! I said...well the holidays are around the corner and I would just like to know whether I need a new one or not! Hopefully I get some type of update soon! I will be hassling them on day 30 :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Days Leading Up To The Big Day…Monday:

Well I have to admit that the days began to blend together and I have no idea what happened on Monday!

Well actually...
I think I ran around and picked up a few things I needed during the day and then my mom came over in the evening and we worked on all kinds of things! We finished boutonnieres, programs, candy jars, table numbers, and organized everything into boxes! My mom deserves a VIP award for her commitment to helping me with everything I needed to get done. Mom, I could not have done it without you and I appreciate all your support and dedication in making our wedding full of beautiful details!! Love You!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Days Leading Up To the Big Day…Sunday

I called this the calm before the storm…the stresses that would soon come! ;) 
The following day would be the Monday of the week I would be getting married! WOW!
Brian and I went to the Jack Johnson concert and it was amazing! We were with my friend Brienne (we have been going to camp together since we were 9) and her husband and they shared some exciting news with us! Hooray for them and their little McDowell on the way!


Jack (his hair was a lot longer than it was last time I saw him) played every song I wanted to hear. He also brought along G Love and the Special Sauce and Paula Fuga which was just fantastic!

When I was 13 a counselor at Camp AZDA…(Friendly Pines Camp) the greatest place on earth for one week of the year! played this tape while we were cruising to the lake and I just looooved it! I asked him numerous questions about the band and he ended up giving me the tape…it was G Love!! :)

On the last encore song they played Better Together all together and I was a happy woman! Side note: This is the song we used for our bridal party to come down to…
we are all Better Together that’s for sure!
Unfortunatley the camera ran out of memory...oops,
so Brian recorded it on his phone but we had some technical difficulties so no recording...bummer!

But we did get a portion of this cute song(one of my favs)! Do You Remember
**I am working on my video skills ;)


video

If you want to hear the great version....have a listen here!
Do You Remember



Monday, November 15, 2010

Wedding Celebration at School

I have such an amazing group of parents this year…I feel extremely lucky! On Friday (a week before the wedding) nine moms came in to give me a wedding celebration! They sang Happy Wedding Day to You…; they presented me with a gift card to Target with the sweetest card.
It said…
You have only taught our children for a short period of time now but they have absolutely fallen in love with you and so have we”!
Tears began to fall and I told them I was not sad just super happy! One of my little guys said I know those are tears of joy! Big smile! Oooh, I cant forget about the delicious and fancy homemade cupcakes! Then they gave me the Keys to A Happy Marriage and Wedding, a book that they made for me! A few of the quotes from my one and only little ones!

“You should be beautiful and super smart”! –Brennan

“Don’t be mean when you are getting married”.-Adrianna

“Be really nice to your husband, Stay together and have a baby”! –Amyrah

“You’re not supposed to be crazy when you get married. You’re supposed to do what you are supposed to do! You should look pretty!” –Lauren

“You’ll get lots of kisses! You should look really beautiful! You are beautiful! Go to the zoo with Brian!
–Ashton

“Be good to Mr. Brian”. –Arturo

SO I got it covered…Don’t be crazy, have a baby, do what I am supposed to do…be beautiful and take Brian to the zoo!! : ) I will see what I can do! Hehe!
I also received this amazing clock…the front said The West Family est. 2010 and then Celestial Clock Co, the mom that made it for me is named Celeste! So creative! All the kids signed the back and then they wrote, Thank you for all the time you put in to teaching our children. We hope every minute of your wedding is joy and bliss! Oh boy, just writing about it gets me all choked up. If you want a clock let me know she can make one for you!


They are beuatiful and the customized part is my favorite!

I felt so special and loved!



Monday, November 8, 2010

I'm Back! ;)

Hello! I am officially Mrs. West! Yes that’s right I married my main man and it was absolutely wonderful!! I can’t wait to share everything but it will take some time to recap.

Oh boy, where do I begin well I think I am going to back track as much as I can but I will start with Halloween work my way back and throw things in when I can!
Most importantly I am waiting for pictures from the photographer and friends 
* *Remember if you have any I would love if you could upload them to Walgreens. Let me know and I will send you the email.

Halloween

We celebrated at Lindsey and Austin’s new house, which is very cute! Lindsey has done a great job decorating the house and Austin did an awesome job Halloweening it up. There were graves, bloody hands, flying ghosts, and a smoking skull! Very well done. A few pictures…

Our crab/craw fish/ lobster! Not sure to be honest, we got it at Petsmart for $3.75!!
 It's a cream cheese Mummy...looks kinda disturbing! haha
 Kristian giving it a try



 Love me some Luigi!

Luigi and Fiona...even better! :)