Monday, September 9, 2013

Blur Of A Weekend

Wow...what a great weekend.

I can't believe it's Monday and now I'm just sitting here typing about it all. I wish I could rewind to Friday and slow it down a bit. We had so much going on this weekend that it felt like the past three days were squished into one really long, but really fun, day.

Prepare yourself for total picture overload. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Friday night was rehearsal for Ryan and Laura's wedding. With Nick in the wedding, Cruz and I tagged along to the church and then out to Shevy's for dinner and cocktails.

Family shot - so happy to actually get a real smile and not just the fake "cheese" he's been giving us these days.

The guys...this is one of the best group of dudes I've ever met and they've all been thisclose since our college days. They would literally do anything for each other and that's what makes it all the more amazing to spend time with them. They are goofy, hard core drinking machines, but you mess with someone in the crew and you better watch yourself.
And the wives. Loving up on the pretty bride-to-be in the coral dress. I have loved getting to know these girls over the years.

Wedding day! I wasn't pleased with anything in my closet, so I packed up little man for a quick shopping trip. I ended up with some shoes and this yellow and gray sweater for him from the Gap. He looked so adorable...and matched his daddy so well. I, on the other hand, wore something I already had at home. :)

My loves...and I'm not the mushy kind, but how hot does my hubby look in this gray and yellow combo?

This picture has to be one of the cutest...don't you just love when big guys turn into a ball of mush around a cute little person?

The beautiful couple. I have to say this was one of the most touching ceremonies I have ever been to. The priest read letters that they had written to each other during the Homily and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. It was really special.

The reception itself was full of dancing, drinking, and chasing little man around after his "three pieces of cake"-induced sugar high. Of course I didn't take any pictures even though I had drug my DSLR along.

Oh, but there were pictures. Like this little gem that surfaced on little ole Instagram....kinda sums up the night after 9pm and once Cruz was safely in the hands of grandma.

Fortunately we went home relatively early for us, which made waking up nice and early not too difficult. I had a big day ahead of finalizing the decor and desserts for Kristen's baby shower at our house later in the day, but first Cruz and I had a wedding shower across town. It was thrown by my sister-in-law for her little sis who is getting married in October.

Cruz, of course, was quite a character as he ran around the space still on a sugar hangover from the night before. And obviously from the frosting he ate off his hand after grabbing a piece of the cake right off the table.

Brittany (my SIL), her mama and Ashley (bride-to-be). It seems like we were just at Waterford having Brittany's wedding shower...hard to believe that she and Marc are coming up on a year!

My bestie. He was so tired of pictures by this point and kept putting his hand in front of his face, saying "no mama."  As if that would stop me!

Afterwards, we rushed home and put the finishing touches on our place for the shower welcoming little Kennedy Jude into our lives. I can't even tell the story without getting quite emotional, but the gist is that two of our very best friends have tried to have a baby for years with no luck. They've been on a list for adoption for just as long and just a few short weeks ago were contacted to meet this little angel. Their precious baby girl. I couldn't be happier for them and it is just the sweetest seeing them with her. And best of all we finally have a little girl to put all of our boys in their place.

Miss Kennedy Jude. I'm head over heels for her big brown eyes and all of that gorgeous dark, curly hair. It is the sweetest!

Proud mama, Kristen. How gorgeous is she?

I had to borrow Cruz's chair during gift opening...let's just say it wasn't ideal for a short dress. 

Kennedy, Cole and Cruz man. I can hardly believe how old Cruz looks next to these two.

And I told you there were loads of pictures.

What did you do this weekend?


  1. Stopping by from the weekend shenanigans link-up! Sounds like you had a jam packed weekend! Little Cruz looks adorable in gray and yellow!


    1. Thanks for stopping by! Yellow and gray is probably my fave color combo these days!

  2. Look at your good-lookin' family. You are all too cute, seriously! Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend.

    1. Thanks girl! It was a great one...looking forward to a weekend where we can actually relax, though. Those are few and far between. :)

  3. I love all of your pictures. It looks like the wedding was so much. That is awesome everyone is still SO close even after college. Friends are the spice of life, we need them just as much as our partners.

    1. I agree! We are lucky to have such a close group of friends and they are so, so important!

  4. Great recap!!! Totally stealing a few pictures. It was nice hanging with you guys all weekend. We need to keep it up, can't get enough of that Cruzer!

    1. We had such a great time with you guys too - I love seeing my baby Cole. He is just changing right before my eyes. I feel lucky to be able to see him through every stage so far!

  5. Busy but fun weekend! Hope you had Minday to recoup. Love all the pics and glad to see a pick of little Kennedy!

    1. Thanks mama! Had to work Monday, BUT I got Saturday off so I can't complain. You will have to meet Kennedy soon, she is too sweet!

  6. I'm sorry, I must be getting really old as I read what you packed into one weekend, particularly Sunday. You are a crazy woman. Our congrats to Ryan - they are a beautiful couple.

    Barbara Ann

    1. You old? No way Ms Barbara besides the fact that you have a birthday this weekend! Happy birthday early! But yes, it was a crazy weekend and I have to say I definitely can't handle all that running any more. I was dead tired earlier this week!

  7. Love the pics, your hubby is a hottie!


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