Monday, May 30, 2011

Buh-bye Idol

I'm loving The Voice on NBC. Idol was boring me enough that I quit a couple seasons ago... so I was anxious to try The Voice. It's such a great show with some really good talent. (The opening performance of the judges singing "Crazy" on the first episode got me hooked.)  Although I did tell John that I was going to stop watching when Elenowen got voted off in the battle round. But we both knew I was bluffing... I can't pull myself away.)

Besides Elenowen singing Falling Slowly for their blind audition, another favorite was Vicci Martinez singing ROLLING IN THE DEEP (who doesn't love that song?). This girl is ca-razy good...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Mr & Mrs Rae

Here's some pics from Adam & Kristi's beautiful, romantic wedding.  It was an honor to be a part of this special day for such an amazing couple...

Paper birdies compliments of our "Crafting Party"  :)

Kristi's Party

Meet Kristi.  This past summer, she was getting married to Adam and planning a beautiful, creative, artistic wedding (very fitting since those are 3 words I would use to describe Kristi herself).  

I had a group of girls over for a "Crafting Party" to help Kristi out with decorations for the wedding.  We talked, laughed, ate and talked some more.  We had a great time being productive and just being together...

Cupcakes, milkshakes & You've Got Mail (why would you watch anything else with your girlfriends?) 
Getting crafty


For my birthday in June, I got a fabulous surprise!  I had to go up to Denver for work that morning.  Since it was my birthday, John said he would come and take me to Grand Lux for lunch.  (Lux is a FAV of mine. Their Chicken Lettuce Wraps w/ fresh mint and peanut sauce? oh.dear.  And get an order of their Chocolate Chip Pecan cookies to take home - it's a must.)  John picked me up and we head into the restaurant.  He's acting a little goofy as we talk to the hostess, and I actually thot - maybe my co-workers are meeting us?  We head back to a table and my oldest sister, Christi (who lives in Indiana!) stands up from a booth... and I lose it!  I'm standing in the middle of the restaurant hugging her, crying, laughing, yelling at John, etc.  It was the best.  

Annie (our family's nickname for Christi) spent several days with us - which means several days of laughing.  I lived with Christi while John and I were dating (and well before) so the 3 of us have lots of fun memories together.  John & Christi were good friends and apparently used to talk about us as a couple, before he actually asked me out.  Thanks for being there for those talks, Annie.  :)

Taking pics in our backyard
Trying to introduce Annie to Lucy, the bunny who lives in our backyard
Lucy doesn't stay put very well
And more laughing...
Trying to stretch my cheeks out
We love you Annie!

Kaci's Baby Shower

Some of our dear friends Dustin & Kaci, were expecting their first baby last spring.  We threw a couples baby shower to celebrate the arrival of Emile, their precious little boy.  It was so fun putting a Dr. Seuss shower together for them... we had a great day!

Here's a more current pic of the fam, now that Emile is here :)   Such a cutie-patootie... 


My last post was over a year ago... um, whoops.  Since I know at least 1 person (Kaci!) is awaiting some promised posts, I'm going to try and bring my blog up-to-date!  It's gonna take awhile, but stay tuned.  

And as long as you're here, wanna see a cute video?  Marcel cracks me up.