Monday, January 17, 2011

Weekend fun (image heavy)

This weekend was really, really wonderful...and incredibly busy!  I spent part of Friday with my sweet Amber Joy, went down to Phoenix and helped my Mom throw a bridal shower for my sister, spent the evening with two of my oldest, bestest friends and our families, got some shopping done for the house, and got in a lot of family time.  I feel accomplished.  And tired!  Here are some photos from the past few days:

Henry and I got a little photobooth crazy ;)

Later that afternoon Amber came over and we spent the afternoon running errands, eating frozen grapes, and looking through interior design photos. So much fun. Now I just need to find her a Prescott guy to marry so we can both be housewives and live next door to each other and do this everyday.  haha.


 That night Hank, Henry and I headed down to Phoenix.  The photo below is from the next morning, as I was Moby-ing while helping my Mom get ready for Lauren's bridal shower.  Henry seriously looves his Moby Wrap and loves spending time in it.  And I absolutely love it too.  It's great to be able to move around freely while keeping him snug as a bug (in a rug?).

Henry and his Great Aunt Pat, Great Grandma, and Grandma!

Lauren! The guest of honor.

a bit of the food table.  My Mom did SUCH a great job with everything on her own, since we live hours away.  She's amazing.  If you're curious about the little sign below, I wrote that so guests would write a little wish for the couple (like "always love unconditionally") on the rocks I provided and place it in the glass container.  It's a really cute keepsake for the bride.

already giving his Dad looks like this- we're in trouble! ;)

below is a quick game my Mom had everyone play- different teams make wedding dresses for the MIL-to-be and the Mother of the bride (Aunt Pat also participated).  It was super silly but a fun little ice breaker.  Afterward I did some trivia on the couple, read a sweet letter from Abe to Lauren out loud, and then quizzed Lauren on some "Abe facts."  All in all it was really fun and went quite well.

the winner of the dress making contest, Abe's mama

Lauren's bffs since elementary school/bridesmaids Kelli and Kristin

Lauren and the two Moms!

opening up her presents

Henry spent the afternoon upstairs entertaining his papa while the shower was going on. So cute.

Later that night we headed over to the Loops to enjoy Autumn's delicious homemade chili and hangout with all of our families.  Here's my little goddaughter Chloe in her new kitchen and apron (from us, from Anthro- I forgot to rip off the tag, oops!).  She loved it.

playing Wits and Wagers- have you ever played this game?  We LOVE board games and somehow hadn't played this one before.  I'm definitely going to go pick up our own from Target this week to add to our collection.  Lately I've really been wanting to start a regular board game night.  Who's in? ;)

We tried to get a photo of the boys but Carter was squirming and Henry was tuckered out.

I love this picture of Shirley and her fiance Nate- they're getting married in the fall and I'm so, so excited to be a bridesmaid. Shirley is one of the most amazing people I've ever known in my life, and I'm just ecstatic to be a part of their big day.  Nate's such a wonderful person too, and hellooo, how adorable will their future offspring be?!  Seriously.

Henry LOVES his Aunt Shirley so much. He went right to sleep and was so comfy.

The next morning my family and I went to IKEA so we could get some odds and ends for our home. Can I tell you how much I love that place?  It's so fun to just walk around and get ideas.

Annnd, after a long, long (fun) weekend we are finally home, safe and sound.  Henry is sleeping peacefully next to me, and I'm going to go ahead and join him in a moment.

Goodnight everyone, I hope you had a wonderful, wonderful weekend. xo


  1. Sounds like a lovely weekend! Glad you and the fam had a good one Danielle! <3

  2. okay, so regarding IKEA... you have to read this:
    soooooo funny. my boyfriend showed me this and though it is so clearly meant for men, it is fun to laugh at ourselves. EVEN THOUGH I have no shame in being guilty of many of the things mentioned haha.
    I've never even gone to IKEA! but I plan to at some point... my boyfriend and I laugh together without saying a word everytime we pass IKEA, because for some reason that's the key piece of that little craigslist thing that stood out to us. now I MUST show my boyfriend your snippit of words on IKEA, and it is even more funny because he always makes fun of me for all the blogs I read (again, I am shameless). thanks, for making me, and probably us, laugh.
    yknow, I think it's neat how one can unsuspectingly create an awesome moment for someone else, if you follow : ) so keep blogging and keep loving IKEA!

  3. You can totally tell your aunt and mom are sisters! They look like twins!

  4. it looks like it was such a fun weekend!
    filled with love! :)

  5. By the way, I just read Maragets comment (craigslist ad) and it was sooooooo funny! "Now let's talk about my family. I love my family. I want you to love my family. I want my family to love you. I want you to make love to my family! I want you to go golfing with my semi-retarded brother Travis. That would be so God damned cute!"

    I love that. I loved it all. Hahahahaahhaha.

  6. sounds like a lot of fun :) These pictures are really nice. I especially like the last one of your parents, they look very happy :)

  7. That so beautiful weekend!!
    And that nice this the baby!!
    Happy day!

  8. Looks like such a fun weekend, much more eventful than mine! I adore going to bridal showers, you had some really original ideas that I plan on storing away for my bridal shower! So thanks!
    xx emmabovary

  9. we took an ikea trip yesterday too! so fun.

  10. What great photos. Your little guy is darling!

  11. There's nothing better than spending a weekend filled to the brim with family and friends, and that food at the shower, of course : )

  12. what a great weekend you lucky girl!

  13. Your friends (and Lauren & her friends) are all so pretty! What a good looking bunch.

    PS. The Henry entertaining Hank photos are incredibly cute. :)

  14. Lol and then when you find her a husband and make her a housewife you can convince her to have a baby then you can be the SAHMs lol.

    I wish I had a friend like that to just hang out with when I'm bored.

    Sounds like you had a great weekend though! :)

    The Sweetest Life

  15. Love the pictures! Looks like such an amazing weekend.. Henry is a gorgeous little man :)

  16. you are looking so cute!

    congratulations to your sister!

  17. that looks like a wonderful weekend. I need me a weekend of ikea shopping. I love their cheap food and awesome ideas

  18. My friends and I have just started a board game night twice a month, and we're loving it! It's so nice to just relax and have fun in someone's home rather than always going out and running around.

  19. Henry i so cute:))...and similar to you.

  20. lovely post!! henry is just too cute!!
    my friends &i usually have a game night every week. we play lots of nerdy games but our favorites as of lately have been loaded questions, pit (fun but loud!), argue (same!), bang!, &milk money. lots of fun!

  21. Henri is so beautiful, I almost can't stand it. It's enough to get a girl pregnant.

    Re: Margaret
    That craiglist story was hilarious! Thanks for sharing the link :)

  22. Looks like you had a pretty wonderful weekend. The bridal shower seemed like a hit - I loved the decorations you were talking about making. Everything looked beautiful...and, of course, so did Lauren. I love her new tattoo!

  23. holy moses, that is one busy weekend! :) I can't believe how big Henry is getting. He gets cuter and cuter!!

  24. Aw these pictures are adorable! Henry is just precious, and I LOVE your tattoos! :D Looks like such a fun (BUSY!) weekend! I'm gathering ideas for my friend's bridal shower, and so far we have team games and game wheels for small prizes...I love the idea of the stones for well-wishes! Thanks for the ideas :)