Monday, August 20, 2012

1940s wedding...check!

After much anticipation, the 1940s wedding, that we have been talking about and so excited to attend, was so much fun.... all 4 of my children we in the wedding, a ring bearer, an usher and 2 flower girls. The talk of the wedding was had almost every morning, on the mother of the bride and my walks at 6am. So it was fun seeing how it all cam together...beautiful location in the mountains, lots friends, beautiful bride, great bridal party dance routine, and the best part was the vintage photo booth

 the bride and her cousins,,, being silly

 my handsome 10 year old.. the ring bearer... he was so glad he got to keep the hat
 my sweet 7year old in the middle... i just love her..
 my sweet 5 year old, this is the first picture that she, didn't do her funny lip smile..
 i loved the way my dress turned out... i think its because...i actually broke out my iron...when i was altering it, and that never happens!!!!
 loved the venue!!

my handsome 12 year old.. the usher..ushering the mother of the bride
 the bride doing the revolution of dance routine...funny stuff
 bride and her daddy!
 The picnic blanket turned out great, and all the picnic goodies.. the bride said it was her favorite present!!

it was a beautiful wedding...and i wish all the happiness in the world to the bride and groom!!!

have a great day!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

vacations, weddings, and luaus..oh my!!!

Well needless to say...I have been busy again... we had a wonderful time going out to my parents in northern Cali... and good to see some great old friends... i mean they are not old just.. ya know.. I have known most of them since Jr. high... so they are old friends( and we are getting a little old too!!)

My mom and brother threw my dad and I a big Luau... for my 40th and my dads 60th birthdays... that was fun... my brother the chef.. cooked up some good Hawaiian food...

i didn't get any good food pics, but we had some great pulled pork, teriyaki chicken, coconut rice and more... and of course lots of pina coladas, and Mai tais and pool fun.

Then we went to one of my favorite lakes in the area... Englebright Lake.  We rented a patio cruiser and took the kids and my parents and brother out for a little day trip. The lake was a little to cold for my liking... but the kids didn't mind.

18 years ago, we rented the same boat when my AZ friends came out for our wedding, and we took them out for a cruise... good times.

oh and ruby caught her first fish... she was very excited!!!!

So now its back to reality... which is so hard after a vacation... and the laundry is what really stinks!!!

We are now getting ready for a 1940s wedding coming up this weekend... all 4 of my kiddos are in the wedding... so lots of preparations... I am altering a dress, that i found for 10 buck at consignment shop, and i also found one at a thrift store for 2 buck, so i am deciding which one to where. ...

if anyone has a suggestion of which they like better let me know????

 This one was the $2 one... and it is really from the 1940s

 Here are the great shoes I am wearing, that i got at the thrift store.... I just love the thrift store!!!!

So, this polka dot dress, was not 1940s its more 1980s... so my plan is to make it more 1940s... so
i took up the hem to the knee.. and used that fabric to make little sleeves... here it is with one sleeve done.....doesn't it look better?????

I am really excited for the wedding!!! I will take lots of pics!!!

 have a great day!!!!