Friday Favorites: Birthday Celebrations

Happy Friday!! And happy June!

May ends with my husband’s birthday, and this past weekend we did a bit of celebrating.

A few months ago my husband mentioned that he has always wanted to have dinner on the top of a skyscraper and enjoy a nice meal while looking out over the city. Well … I tucked that idea away and decided to use it as a birthday surprise!

So, on Saturday we got all dressed up and enjoyed a tasty meal while looking out over the city.

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It was super neat because the restaurant rotates slowly, so eventually you get to see whole city from every angle!!

WeΒ  ended up ordering the same thing for dinner and both thoroughly enjoyed our steaks, mashed potatoes, and veggies.

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What is a birthday celebration without dessert!?!

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I went for the peanut butter cheesecake. YUM!!! It was seriously so good! Peanut butter anything never disappoints!

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We were enjoying ourselves so much that we decided to get some coffees to draw the evening out.Β  We wanted to stick around for as long as possible and just soak in the view πŸ™‚

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A Wedding Weekend

Happy Saturday!!

May has been insanely busy, I’m pretty sure that this next weekend will be the first weekend in over a month and a half that I will have nothing booked. Normally my weekends are pretty relaxed, so its been crazy!

All the busyness has made May fly right by! I can’t believe we are almost at June. No complaints here. Bring on the sun and warm weather!!

Part of the busyness was from a wedding that I was in this past weekend. So, I thought I would share some pictures from the weekend :).

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My lovely friend, the bride, added so manyΒ  creative, beautiful touches and went with a book theme, from the table decorations to the seating plan and everything in between. I wish I took more pictures!! But here are the few I did manage to capture.

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The hall was stunning, and on each table were book pages, sparkly vases, and handmade flowers made out of book pages. Like I said, so creative πŸ™‚

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On the day of the wedding the bride and the four of us bridesmaids spent the morning getting our hair done, doing our makeup, and chatting πŸ™‚ We each picked our own dresses, trying to go with the same maroon color and the different shades ended up working great together.

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The whole day was perfect. The bride was beautiful, the ceremony went on without a hitch, we managed to avoid any major rain for the pictures, and the night ended with the reception, which included a yummy meal, cupcakes, and dancing.

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And of course my favorite part was having the best wedding date there is:)

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Happy Anniversary! 2 Years and Counting

Two years ago we were saying ‘I do’ in this beautiful Church!!

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I love thinking back and reminiscing about our special day! Despite being a bit chilly, it was absolutely perfect.Mark_Becky-324

This wonderful guy has made these past 2 years chalked full of laughter, adventures, fun and enjoyment even in the mundane, relaxing quiet evenings filled with long conversation, excitement for what the future hold, and endless love and encouragement.

God has blessed me with an incredible Husband!!

I am still head over heels ❀

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Happy 2nd Anniversary to My Love!!

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Ringing in the New Year

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Well, our holiday celebrations have continued! We spent New Years Eve and New Years Day with my side of the family.

It was a combination of celebrating New Years and Christmas, so there was still Christmas music, stockings, and all the classic Christmas eats and treat!!

Here are some of the highlights πŸ™‚

Of course first off is time with family!!

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There as also lots of having fun and playing with all the new toys my nephew got… I think the adults has just as much fun as my nephew!

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This Christmas was not without excitement!!

You can’t celebrate the holidays without a nice roaring fire. Well… the handle to open flue was pulled out just a bit too much and the flue disconnect and shut… now the problem was the the fire was already going!!!

But men to the rescue!! My husband, dad, uncle, and brother-in-law put out the fire and even fixed the broken flue!! No harm done!

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Well, 2016 is already turning out to be a fantastic year πŸ™‚

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Happy New Year!

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Road Trip Essentials

It’s Christmas Eve!! One day to go!!

Well, my husband and I are heading out today a road trip out to visit some family, which means 7ish hours on the road.

We have done this same road trips a number of times and have our list of ‘dos’ and ‘donts’ for a good road trip!

Here are a few of our Road Trip Essentials that we always have packed with us!

  1. Snacks.

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This is the make it or break it.

Naturally, with both of us having a sweet tooth, a road trip seems like the perfect time to eat some candy or other sweet treat. DON’T DO IT!!! Believe me, you will feel gross by the time your road trip is over. We like to pack veggies, crackers, cheese, fruit, granola bars, and other healthy munches, that way we don’t have any sugar crashes or stomach aches.

 

Here is one idea for ‘to-go’ veggies. Cut them up and pop them into a jar with some dip at the bottom. Less fuss, and just put the lid back on the jar when you are done.

2. Water.

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I don’t know about you, but I hate taking bathroom breaks. And there is always that possibility that you drink a lot of water and then there isn’t a bathroom in sight!

Either way, it is worth the risk, drink water! You will avoid getting dehydrated and avoid getting a headache.

3. Comfy Clothes and Layers.

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I like to wear light layers for a road trip; I can take off a few layers if I’m warm or add a layer if it gets cool. Also looser clothes are always better so that its more comfortable for sitting all day long! And always pick shoes that don’t tie! That way you can easily slip them on for a bathroom break πŸ™‚

4. Books/Music/Podcast

Both of us usually load our iPods with music and podcasts and then we switch between chatting and listening to something. Remember to have you iPod fully charged!! I’m generally the passenger, so I always pack a book or two as another option πŸ™‚

Well! We are off πŸ™‚ 7 hours here we come!

Happy Christmas Eve!!

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