Monday, November 16, 2015

Where My Witches At?

My good friend Kristen (aka "KG") is getting married in April and our friend Kathryn had the great idea of throwing her a shower in October so we could celebrate KG with a fun night together in our costumed-best.

It was such a great time to celebrate in a more laid back shower atmosphere and enjoy some drinks, photo booth fun, and fall/Halloween themed food.

How cute is Kristen (middle) as a mail-order bride?

So much fun celebrating KG's upcoming nuptials and I had fun getting to use my design brain again to make some printables and the invitation. 

Friday, November 13, 2015

Brody Bean is One

A year ago today, Brody Scott Edmondson made his debut.

His first year of life has been nothing like Sawyer's was. He's been through a move, a long string of babysitters, and a lot less time with our family's but he has been so chill and happy through it all.

He is so adventurous and loves to climb and balance on things (and give me small heart attacks).  His current favorite balance beam is the laundry basket.

Brody has thankfully been a much easier baby than Sawyer. He has been free of any medical scares so far, enjoys being left alone to play, and started walking at 10 months (much to his brother's dismay).

Sawyer is slowly getting used to not being the only kid. He gets frustrated easily when Brody tries to play with his toys or "messes up" the iPad, but he's getting there.

Brody loves the beach and the sand, he's stay outside and crawl around in it forever if we'd let him. He also loves pushing things in front of him while he walks or pulling things behind him. The stairs also provide hours of entertainment for him, as do books.

At first, I thought Brody was going to look like me but he keeps looking more and more like Josh, just like Sawyer did. He has almost white blonde hair and blue eyes, which makes my Papa (who had similar coloring when he was little) so happy.

We have his birthday party this Sunday (at home), and we can't wait to celebrate our happy, easy-going Brody Bean.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Dee Gets Married

On June 6, 2015, my beautiful little sister Deanna got married on Bearwallow Mountain in Hendersonville, North Carolina.
photo credit: Graham Terhune
The rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception were all held at the Grand Highlands Lodge, surrounded by the natural, beautiful scenery of the NC mountains. While we had a few dark clouds and the wind picked up, the rain held off for the entire wedding! There was an amazing rainbow during rehearsal dinner and an even more amazing sunset as we all left dinner.

Dee at rehearsal, looking out at the mountains

the whole fam
just look at that.
the Lord showing off.

While the weather held off, we did have a few hiccups. The extension cord for the DJ had a short in it so my dad and Papa drove down the mountain for a "quick" run to the store to grab a new one. Because of traffic, it took them over 3 hours to get back. My dad was throwing on his suit and running through the lodge literally minutes before the wedding began.

Another hiccup was the sheer amount of people inside the Lodge while we were still getting ready and getting Dee in her dress. Since the mountains are about 5 to 6 hours from our hometown, a lot of our guests left home early to be sure they had ample time to get to the wedding, which means they had no place to go but to the wedding site. I was so on edge, worried that someone was going to wander back to our suite and see Dee before she walked down the aisle.

gorgeous little bridey

Dee with some of the bridesmaids, Bethany, Hope & Kayla
The hardest part of the wedding was that my Mema couldn't be there. At the time, she was living at Golden Living (an assisted living facility) and we knew that a 7 hour drive would be too much for her, not to mention that getting her up and down the mountain, out to the wedding site, back in to the lodge for the reception and back to the cabin would have been a lot for both her and the family. Praise the Lord our family friend Mr. Frankie was able to hold our iPad at the lodge and Skype her while our other friend Ms. Robin helped her watch on her iPad at Golden Living. Mr. Frankie was standing at the balcony when Deanna, Daddy, the other bridesmaids, and I started our walk to the cross and we were able to blow her kisses and let her see Dee in her dress (and of course we cried like children). She was also able to enjoy the first part of the reception as people came by our table to see the iPad and tell her hello!

Mema hanging out at the reception via iPad 
I was BLOWN AWAY by the beautiful flowers and decor. Dee wanted an ethereal rustic feeling to her wedding with lavender and blush colors and her florist, Larry did a truly amazing job.

photo credit: Graham Terhune
photo credit: Graham Terhune
We danced and danced at the reception (I am fairly certain half of the crowd saw under my dress a few times, oops), and it was just an absolutely beautiful day.

I am so happy that John is now officially a part of our family and that God chose him just for Dee.

View more photos here on Graham's blog!

The details:
Catering: A Catering Couple 
Florist: Flowers by Larry