Snapshots of Summer 2013

Bridal party run-down

Maid of Honor: Alexandra Kremer {bride’s younger sister}

Best Man: Matt Feldman {friend of the groom}

Ladies:

Alexandra Kremer {Bride’s Sister}

My sister and I :)

My sister and I :)

Kelly Noel {Bride’s friend, they met playing soccer about 10 years ago}

Kelly and I right after I asked her to be my bridesmaid at Olive Garden.

Kelly and I right after I asked her to be my bridesmaid at Olive Garden.

Terrisa Mulder {Bride’s friend, they met at Cardinal Stritch University about 8 years ago}

Terrisa and I at my 32nd birthday party

Terrisa and I at my 32nd birthday party

Laura Reissman {Bride’s friend, they met at their current place of employment 2 years ago}

Laura and I at an impromptu brewer game date night courtesy of Dad's extra tickets (summer 2012).

Laura and I at an impromptu brewer game date night courtesy of Dad’s extra tickets (summer 2012).

Amy Fite-Widstrand {Bride’s friend, they also met at their current place of employment 2 years ago}

Amy and I at one of our themed dinner nights at her house.

Amy and I at one of our themed dinner nights at her house.

Sarah Schmidt {Couple’s friend, a close friend of the Groom’s for quite some time and a friend of the bride’s now also}

Sarah and I at my 32nd birthday party in the Dells.

Sarah and I at my 32nd birthday party in the Dells.

Groomsmen:

Jason Wright {Groom’s friend}

Jason and Jason at our Engagement Party at Hookers Resort.

Jason and Jason at our Engagement Party at Hookers Resort.

Troy Hornback {Groom’s friend}

Troy (furry head) and bridesmaid Sarah.

Troy (furry head) and bridesmaid Sarah.

Matt Feldman {Groom’s friend}

Matt and Jason planting a tree for a friend that passed away.

Matt and Jason planting a tree for a friend that passed away.

Eric (Ed) Kernan {Groom’s friend}

Jason, Ed and Jason - throw back photo due to lack of a more recent one.

Jason, Ed and Jason – throw back photo due to lack of a more recent one.

Jimmy Kilen {Groom’s friend}

Jimmy, Matt and Jason at the tree planting

Jimmy, Matt and Jason at the tree planting

Ushers:

Andy Widstrand {Groom & Bride’s friend}

Jason and Andy (and can thank me later for NOT making this a picture of him and the bear...)

Jason and Andy (and can thank me later for NOT making this a picture of him and the bear…)

Mike Zitski {Groom’s friend}

Mike, Andy and Jason at my 32nd birthday party in the Dells

Mike, Andy and Jason at my 32nd birthday party in the Dells

Wednesday Fun with Foto

 

 

The following is a sampling of what happens when a bottle of wine and a self-timer on a digital camera meet…  I am by no means a professional photographer.  I’m not even a non-professional photographer.  I do however love (LOVE) to document life through a flash on a camera or a little click on my phone.  My fiance is 100% supportive of my random demands for him to stand in a field.  

I love him for this.  

I love him for many things, but his willingness to try anything and do so with a positive attitude is one of my absolute favorite things about him.  I love being around him, planning new adventures with him and enjoy calling him my best friend. Of course I type this as I yell at him to not read my blog while I write it because I like him to read it on his own time… because as any good fiance would do, he subscribes to my blog so he is notified when I write something new.  His interest in my hobbies is reason 812.7 that I think he is the one for me.  :)  

Happy 1 year and 8 days until “the” day.

Yee… Haw.

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Craftaholic…

I love this idea… BLEACHING A SWEATSHIRT… LOOK OUT GOODWILL HERE I COME!

Cuuuuuute.

Cuuuuuute.

And this one… HIS AND HER CAFFIENATED DEVOTION

Perfect.

Perfect.

Recycled and awesome… PLANT-A-KEY FAVORS

Plant the seed of love...

Plant the seed of love…

Yum.  I love this idea for some pre-ceremony treats for guests… CHAMPAGNE JELLO SHOTS!

Color-perfect and bubbly!

Color-perfect and bubbly!

 

AND now I’m hungry… MINI IS MIGHTY!

Off to snack...

Off to snack…

 

Sunday Funday

Just when things were seeming to be difficult and frustrating, I got huge hugs, great photo ops and impromptu dance moves thrown my way.  This is what makes any kind of parenting worth it… it’s amazing what a hug or smile does to erase a rough week!  Totally makes everything worth it.  We had a movie marathon kind of weekend and also we finally mowed our lawn, which is good because the other option was to start telling people we lived on a preserved prairie land to explain the rapid foliage growth.

Vince and I had some painting projects, as apparent by the random paint on both of us.  Apparently crafting with a 10 year old in close proximity is just as messy as it sounds.  He also used a hammer and a glue gun.  I’m happy to announce there were no craftacular accidents in the home.  We are currently watching “The Last Samari”… which has the 10 year old geared up  with a yard stick and a life size bear and mock decapitation. Like I said, it is a good weekend.

Amazing Family Picture <3

Amazing Family Picture <3