Friday, May 30, 2008

Jenn and Josh~ a weekend to remember

I have been avoiding doing this blog. WHY? Well, in doing Jenn and Josh's wedding blog it means it is over, and I don't want to let them go. Seriously, I am so attached to this couple. I am so honored to have been apart of their day and so sad I have no excuses to call. Their wedding was perfect. Jenn looked amazing, Josh was beaming and the party rocked! They had by far the best music ever! Jenn and Josh are my kindred spirits in the music department. When Billie Jean came on I couldn't stop myself, I was dancing around the room. I will get some of Robyn amazing shots up here tomorrow, but here are a few of mine. Here are some of the ballroom looking amazing, Jeanne Russell did an outstanding job with the flowers. The cookie favors were made by Jenn and her mom and sweet! The cupcakes were done by the guys at the Bankery! Then a few from the rehearsal. Here are my top ten moments of the wedding:
1. Jake (the ring dog) howling during Josh's cousin's performance of trumpet Voltaire.
2. Jen's dad (the Cornell) giving me the one four about the details and when I answered all his questions quickly and precisely he replied, "I knew you knew what you were doing!" He was the biggest softer ever!
3.When Jen,her sisters and Mom all danced together with the Cornell to Brown Eyed Girl
4.Josh and his Mom dancing to Into the mystic by Van Morrison, I cried.
5.That Josh put his jacket on and bowed to his Mom before dancing, what a gentleman
6.Everyone singing "happy birthday" to Josh's dad
7.When it started to rain, Jen looked right at Josh and said, "what are we going to do" and he replied "relax"... I cried then too.
8.Flo (Jenn's mom) and Jenn's face when they say the escort table and the ballroom
9.The guys marching into the ceremony to the "imperial march" and how the crowd laughed.
10.Josh's face when he saw Jenn

This is one of those couples I just KNOW will live happily ever after!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

on the home front

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Emma and Izze
Peter and Thomas 10months

The "small" clan has been having fun in the sun and enjoying the outdoors. Izze is taking dance class and is about to have her first recital....seriously, how cute will that be? Emma's class hatch baby chicks and ducks and she wants to bring them home to live with us....don't think the neighbors will like that much. Parker, well, Parker is a two year old boy.....use your imagination. He is a "bull in a china shop". Thomas had a rough couple weeks with fifth disease and complications but is back to his cheery self and sporting a new tooth to boot. Peter and I are excited for our get away to Boston this weekend before the wedding madness begins.


Well, I don't know if that is a word, but it is now. This morning at breakfast, Peter told the kids, eight years ago today, he proposed to me. He proceeded to tell them the story and I thought it would be fun to share. I lived with my room mate Beth in a second floor apartment. I had five windows in my room, (my favorite bedroom up until this house where I have five as well) and it was quarter to five in the morning. I am NOT a morning person. I had worked late the night before and was, of course, sleeping when I heard tapping on a window. I thought I was dreaming, but it persisted, so I got up and started pulling shades until I found where the noise came from. It was Peter on a ladder, with a bouquet of Lilacs, one of my favorite spring flowers. I said, and I quote, "ah that was sweet but why didn't you just use the door? What time is it anyway?" Am I a romantic or what? He told me it was 4:45 and I told him, "WHAT?! I am going to bed. See you at seven." Really, I am so clueless, I mean he just climbed up a ladder to my window! He then knelt next to my bed (because I was already back in bed by the time he climbed in through the window) and said, "Amber, I love you, will you marry me?" Of course I said "YES". So every year when the lilacs come out I remember one of the best days of my life.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Let the games begin!!!

I saw this on my way home the other day and thought it quite appropriate. This is my last week before the wedding season is officially off and running. That means I will be driving all over this beautiful state to weddings on our coasts and in our mountains and everywhere in between. Let the games begin. I am so excited!