This weekend we took Miss Addie up Belle Mountain! It was her first time on a snowmobile, and I’d say she did pretty well! Joey wore her in our Phil & Ted’s Escape Backpack. She was bundled up really well, and we put hot packs in her mittens and boots and she stayed toasty all day long! She was awake the whole way up the trail and then we hung out in the cabin for a little while. She was getting pretty sleepy and due for a nap, so we went for a little ride and she slept like a rock in her carrier on daddy’s back. It felt so special to take her up the mountain for the first time at 11 months old. We are so excited to share our love of snowmobiling, being in the mountains, and getting outside even on the cold, snowy days with her. I think it’s safe to say Adeline is going to be a born & bred little sledder chick.
I wish I took more photos, but we were too busy having a blast!
Today I’m sharing how Joey “proposed” to his Groomsmen! We swapped out the classic Fireballs labels for custom “Will you be my Groomsmen?” labels! We saw this idea ages ago, and we immediately knew that’s how we wanted to ask the guys! They turned out just as perfectly as I imagined, and they make the cutest little keepsake.
The labels are from here. I just purchased the instant download files, and printed them myself onto Avery sticker paper. You can also purchase the actual printed labels if you prefer!
We are so grateful for these guys’ presences in our lives, and we are so excited that they all said “YES” to standing up with us on our big day!
I’ve got my man, and now I’ve got my girls too! The excitement is real, y’all! I just wanted to share how I asked 6 of my beautiful, incredible best friends to stand beside me while I marry the love of my life, and be my little wedding planning fairies for the next ten months! I could have just called them up and said “Hey, will you be my Bridesmaid?” That would have been so simple, so easy. But if you know me at all, you’ll know that that just would not suffice.
I’ve always imagined my girls and I in matching flannels doing wild bachelorette things, and sitting around a bonfire roasting marshmallows on the night before my wedding. So the flannels were a must-have. Plus they turned out even more amazing than I envisioned! And of course, writing sappy notes is kind of a specialty of mine. Writing these notes, and choosing the photos was so much fun… Getting to momentarily go back in time to all of these memories with such good friends, and reflect upon how wonderful they are and how significant their presence in my life is… Wow, I’m honestly just so blessed to have these friendships.
You guys! I am so happy with how the Bridesmaid boxes turned out, and thank GOODNESS because let me tell ya, it has been a trying experience from start to finish. First off, finding the flannel shirts turned out to be a lot more difficult than I had anticipated. But after searching at 4 different stores, I did find them! On the very top hook in the store, so I had to have an employee assist me in looking at every single shirt before I finally chose these ones. And then ordering the iron-on vinyls… It’s a very long story… Let’s just say it took over a month to get them, and when I did finally get them, one was missing. THEN I fought with my printer for a full day in attempt to get it to function properly, and once I gave up, it magically started working… Until it quit in the midst of preparing the last box. And then last but certainly not least, shipping them… Including shipping one to an incorrect address, so it is STILL currently stuck in transit back to me. Ah, the joys of dealing with Canada Post. But it’s all worth it in the end because my heart is so full of joy and love after all of these amazing ladies said “YES” to joining me on this voyage to “I Do!”
What a lucky bride I am to have these ‘maids!
I can’t believe we’re in the double digits! It is such a bittersweet feeling! I can hardly believe in two short months, our little girl’s first trip around the sun will be complete. The past 10 months have been nothing short of amazing. Our love for our Adeline grows, and grows with each passing day. We are continuously learning more about her little personality, as well as learning more about this whole parenthood thing. It truly is a learning experience, but what a magical ride it has been. Even on the most difficult, grueling days – my heart feels so full, and I am truly so grateful for this life. I am so, so blessed to get to be Adeline’s mama.
To Our Addie Girl:
You are ten months old. This past month has gone by so quickly, but it seems like you’ve changed so much over the course of 30 days. You’ve been full on crawling for nearly a month now. You’re also pulling up on things. You are so smart, and the moment we leave a door open for a room you’re not allowed in, you are crawling there as fast as you can go. You now have 4 teeth! You are really enjoying testing those chompers out by biting mom & dad any chance you get. You often choose books over toys and it fills my heart with joy… You love to look at your books, but you especially love it when I read your books with you. You love to play with Scout! Lately you guys have been playing tug-o-war, which you find pretty amusing. You also love to chase him around, though you’re not quite as fast as him yet. You love music, and you instantly start dancing almost every time you hear music! You also love to nod your head. You agree with everything I say right now, so I’m thoroughly enjoying this while it lasts. You love to drink water. You looove food, nothing has changed there! I would say pancakes are currently your favourite food. You also really like hot sauce, which I think is absolutely bizarre and your dad thinks is absolutely hilarious. We are already looking forward to all of the excitement in the next months with the holidays coming up quickly! Cannot wait for what’s in store!
You are so loved, Miss Adeline.
It’s official! Joey & I will become Mr. & Mrs. on September 22nd, 2018!
Our Save the Dates turned out so perfectly! This is seriously the cutest idea ever. I wanted something sweet, but kind of silly for our save the dates. These are our school photos from 2000 – my Kindergarten and Joey’s 2nd Grade. I designed them myself, and we ordered them through VistaPrint. We ordered magnet versions for our immediate family and wedding party, and then paper for the rest of the guests! I’m dragging my feet on getting them sent out because we still need to finalize our guest list, but I think they will go out with our Christmas cards in November!
On October 3rd, 2017, the love of my life asked me to marry him. 💍
After nearly 6 years of dating; countless memories, a myriad of adventures, adopting a dog, buying a home, becoming parents… We are finally “tying the knot!” ❤️
We had planned to go out for a little drive, and have a fire and roast some smokies after Joey got off work! Little did I know, Joey had something a little more special planned! So when he got home from work, we packed up and drove to the prettiest little spot on the side of the river with 360° mountain views. Joey asked me to carve a wiener-stick, and I knew somethin’ was up because that’s his job 99.9% of the time. When I came back from grabbing a couple of willows, he had a fire going and got down on one knee!I have previously “hinted” to Joey that I wanted to drink champagne when we got engaged! So he came through with a bottle of bubbly – Then nearly lost the cork because he “didn’t know they popped like that”. He’s mine, all mine. 😂 Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for something more perfect and suitable for us. Just our little family, enjoying a fire and the mountainscape. That’s my kind of magic.✨
Let the wedding planning begin! (Just kidding, if you knew me, you’d know that I’ve been planning my wedding for basically my entire life…)