Little brother’s rehearsal dinner

Last Thursday, our family and friends came together for the rehearsal dinner of my younger brother and future sister in law

my younger brother and I
my younger brother and I

The wedding was held at the Oakland House here in St Louis. And it was absolutely gorgeous. Also, there is the option of an indoor or outdoor wedding.

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Of course, the family and wedding party got to talking

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It was then time to start!

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I walked down with Jeff, the bride’s brother.

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We made a pretty good lookin’ couple 🙂

After a quick practice, in the drizzle (we even used umbrellas) it was time to head to dinner!

My brother and his surprise camo cake
My brother and his surprise camo cake

Everyone had a blast! And we ended up staying till almost 10:30.

me and my sister in laws :)
me and my sister in laws 🙂
Me and my brothers. Yep. they are THAT tall
Me and my brothers. Yep. they are THAT tall

WAYYYYY past our bedtime haha

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The girls got an AMAZING gift of a cute bag with lots of goodies for the wedding day and a poem to match. It also had our initials

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It was probably the best gift to have. tide pen, safety pins, Kleenex, the works! PeRfEcT!

Question for you: How many sister in law, brother in laws do you have?

– I now have two sister in laws 🙂

Easter Brunch 2014

Easter this year was pretty amazing! Great weather, great family, great food. I think this year was also pretty special. Not only was I diagnosed with kidney cancer, but my aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer (the same day I had surgery) Needless to say, our family had a great time just being with each other, laughing, and bonding 🙂

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Andrew and I started our morning with a small egg hunt and his Easter basket.

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(He got a watch, a new book, a airplane toy, and a few small treats)

Then an Easter breakfast of eggs, pancakes, and bacon

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Even Andrew’s new friend joined us 🙂

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We then headed to my aunt and uncle’s house for brunch. With our delicious treats with us

Then it was time for the egg hunt

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They got them all within a few minutes

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Not too shabby

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A great day 🙂 Andrew and I then went home and went on a small bike ride. I am in love with this weather!

Question for you:

How was your weekend?

 

 

Beach Bum

I swear I don’t have many more posts about the lovely beach, and how much I miss it haha

Besides getting sick with a 102.8 degree fever, and having to start antibiotics, it was a great trip. Although St Louis’ weather is in the 70s and really nice!

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playing at the beach

 

I <3 mom
I ❤ mom
we had big waves one day. Andrew with papa
we had big waves one day. Andrew with papa
cousins relaxing
cousins relaxing
andrew, beach boy
andrew, beach boy
night of lots of veggies!
night of lots of veggies!
Our pet frog haha
Our pet frog haha

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family at the beach one night. my brother was fishing
family at the beach one night. my brother was fishing

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my future house haha
my future house haha
 cool ride for the week haha
cool ride for the week haha

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The one thing I will change would be to bring my bike. I didn’t get much exercise, and I was definitely feeling it when I got home. Although, my body probably appreciated the rest (just not the million M&Ms)

Question for you:

What is one thing or person you miss right now?

-Andrew is at the lake with his dad. He has been gone for 2 days. I think I missed him the night he left haha. Luckily, he will be back on Sunday! HIS BIRTHDAY!

Illinois Wedding

I think today was a bit productive…..

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My favorite find of the day! my new mirror

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don’t worry..I took it out of the box

Otherwise, I basically have been eating, cleaning, and buying stuff all week, and Im exhausted (and its only Thursday….) So I want to share the wedding weekend!

Andrew was in my cousin, Ellen’s, wedding this past weekend. I started with a workout, and then the day FLEW by!

andrew and my nephew. Just two of the ringbearers
andrew and my nephew. Just two of the ringbearers
Getting the boys ready
Getting the boys ready
me and Andrew (we already look tired)
me and Andrew (we already look tired)
the bride walking in fast!
the bride walking in fast!
andrew did SOOO good standing the whole time!
andrew did SOOO good standing the whole time!
the bride and groom
the bride and groom
the whole wedding party
the whole wedding party
time for the vows...
time for the vows…
husband and wife!
husband and wife!
all the flower girls and ringbearers
all the flower girls and ringbearers

 

wedding party
wedding party

Then I had a little photo session with the boys and their suspenders hahaDSC03513 DSC03509 DSC03504

Time for the reception

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Question for you:
What is your favorite part of a wedding?

-i don’t have a favorite, I LOVE everything!

Birthday, anniversary, Cake Oh MY!

This past weekend, I was lucky to have a few parties to attend and one massage on the calendar (it definitely helped keep my mind off the Kansas trip. Ok. Maybe just alittle)

The celebrations began on Friday night, when Pam (who is like my 2nd mom) came over with wine, kleenex, magazines, and a blanket. She basically ambushed my pity party (for which I am thankful…alittle haha) It was nice to talk things out about Mr. Flowers. I guess I’ll need to update everyone on that sometime soon, a new post maybe…

Saturday was my dad’s 67th bday! (with lots of silly faces)

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the night ended with the boys wrestling. boys.....
the night ended with the boys wrestling. boys…..

We had a lot of fun

And ended with our signature confetti cake- DELICIOUS

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Then on Sunday, my family celebrated my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary!! (along with the super bowl)

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I of course, only took pictures  of the cake……oops

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After this past weekend, even though I worked out, I still had LOTS of cake, ice cream and carbs. Its now time to get back to business.

Question for you:

What is the next birthday party you will celebrate?

Turkey Day (lots of photos!)

How was everyone’s thanksgiving?!?!

My day started with a big breakfast with Andrew.

Of course we goofed around too haha

Oatmeal pancake and LOTS of coffee!

 And then we watched the parade. Someone was VERY excited about santa and asked the whole THREE hours when Santa was going to be there haha

 After the parade, we headed to my parents and played baseball for two hours! Then it was time to make the rest of the food

 Of course while we were cooking, the guys were checking out the four wheeler haha

  We then ate A TON!

 Of course we took a lot of pictures!

Me and my brother

   Everyone just hanging out before dinner

 Me and Andrew

  We also played the Wii and some cards. Eventually it was bedtime and bigger pants

 haha I actually did pretty good w/ the food. I ate but didnt go crazy like usual 

 Question for you:

Do you have any thanksgiving traditions?

What is your favorite food for thanksgiving?

-I LOVE sweet potatoes and raisin dressing