Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Jay and I live, literally, steps away from the Pemi River. Today was a rare, warm November day so we decided to do a little exploring in the late afternoon light.
I love how the pine trees are reflected in the calm waters above the dam... it almost looks like two different photos.
Hear the mighty Pemi!
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Women's soccer definitely has it's share of pushing and elbows and "don't let both the ball and player by you... get at least one of them" - but this is crazy. Check out this video from the University of New Mexico vs. BYU game from Thursday.
Don't you think she should have gotten a red car? At least she's suspended indefinitely.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Etsy helped to make our wedding full of special details. I found some of the most amazing things for our wedding on etsy. These sellers were so great to work with and their products were high quality. If you are looking for some unique gifts and details, check out etsy... there are some very talented people out there!
Birch Bark Baskets - NH Woods Creations
Flower Girl Sweater - Pepper 2
Ella Jewlery - The Beautiful Garden Boutique
Peony at Dusk Bridesmaids Clutches - Eclu
Embroidered Hankies - Embroidery by Linda
Tangerine Bow Tie for Little Boys - Me and Matilda
To have all the Madonna Girls together again... and at my wedding? Pure JOY.
For those of you who don't know, and have never seen the video (who has that anyway?)... Ryan, Jana, Jess, Steph, Misty, and I performed a Madonna medley during the annual GHS airbands contest... and to quote Ryan, this photo is "a tribute to winning airbands 10 years ago!"
the above three photos thanks to Ryan
Monday, November 2, 2009
Here are just a few photos of some of the details from our wedding. I hope Caty got some good takes of these details as well!
15 foot fireplace that we had the ceremony in front of.
Center pieces from my Uncle Peter. He took three birch logs, drilled some holes for flowers, and then placed them on a piece of maple (I think it's maple). So perfect, so simple.
Uncle Peter came through again with our cupcake stand... made from birch pieces and plywood it held our delicious cupcakes perfectly. Jay and I covered the plywood with waterproof maps of the White Mountains using spray adhesive.
It was important for us to include our family in our day. Both Jay and I have parents and grandparents who have been married forever... as the picture says... they are our inspiration.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
When thinking about what to do for a "guest book" at our wedding I knew it had to be something different than just a name in a book. I wanted our "guest book" to be creative and to have it somehow incorporate something personal from each guest. When searching the incredible amount of bridal and wedding blogs out there... I found this posting with these examples.
via August and After
via A Mountain Bride - image by Jonas Peterson
Immediately, I knew, we would do this at our wedding. So perfect in so many ways.
I did some googling and found a tree form I liked and began to draw. I used a large piece of water color paper and a thin, black Sharpie. I did some cross hatching for texture and even "carved" a J + K in the tree trunk. We used Color Box ink from Michael's in fall colors.
My mom took this photo as we were setting things up before the ceremony. Our wedding tree came our better than imagined and looks so fabulous with all of our family and friends' finger prints! It's being framed as I write this so I'll post a final photo soon!