Saturday, October 30, 2010

My Cousin Brad's Wedding

Well, I have to say that Brad and Jen's wedding location was gorgeous.  It was at a little B&B in the mountains southwest of Denber about an hour.  The got married by a stream with a rustic bridge where the wedding party walked in.  The ceremony was short and sweet and full of family and friends.  The weather had been sooooo nice since we got there, but on the day of the wedding it decided to be cloudy and drizzle throughout the day.  The weather cooperated during the ceremony, but I can't say as much for the reception. 
Oh yea, the reception.  It was gorgeous too.  It was held just down the road in an old cabin like building.  It was all wood and windows.  (Sorry for thegrainy/ blurry photos-I only had my iphone at the wedding)


Congrats to Brad and Jen-we wish you all the best!

Making their entrance at the reception

The Parham/Wilson Family


Cody (Brad's brother), Tina, Brad and me. 
 

Friday, October 29, 2010

Red Rocks

You can't visit Denver and not go to Red Rocks.  If you've never hear of or seen it....it is AMAZING!!  We all loaded up and took a trip to see the visitor center, ampitheatre, and hike up into the rocks.  It was a little windy, but other than that the weather was perfect.  What a beautiful place. 







Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nancy Kerrigan Eat Your Heart Out

My family recently took a trip to Denver, CO for my cousin Brad's wedding.  The wedding a reception were gorgeous-but we'll get to that later. 

We all had different things we wanted to do and see while there, so we tried to fit them all into 5 days.  We went ice skating (my dad's idea) at a local rink that hosted hockey leauges, but had a public skate for a few hours a day.  I must say that being from a state that doesn't get much snow, much less have hockey leauges, I was amazed at the size of these female hockey players.  A few of them resembled the Russian men athletes that were posing as women in the 1972 Olympic games!!!  They could have taken us all down!  We tried to avoid them on the ice at all costs, but falling down is just part of ice skating.  I didn't fulfill my Nancy Kerrigan dreams on the ice this time-I was outnumbered by the gargantuan women and the little kids with hockey sticks.  If someone had made me and baby fall I would have had to get ugly and I just wasn't in the mood.  I think everyone had a great time.

Mom and dad posing for a quick pic.
I'm not sure who is holding who up in this photo!

Chad making the rounds


Mom holding on for dear life


Tina and Alexis taking a break


I had to get a photo on the ice even thought I didn't skate, just for posterity


The fam had a fun day on the ice.  Great idea dad!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's Official!!!

The Canterbury Crew is growing by two feet!  Chad and I are so excited to announce that "we" are pregnant.  I am almost 12 weeks along....do the math.....the little one should arrive mid-May.  We have been waiting for this for awhile and are excited to let everyone know.  Thanks for all of your support so far-we can't wait to share this journey with you all.

I will be taking meetings with my fellow "mommy friends" on the best of everything....best day cares/schools, car seats, high chairs, diapers to use, registry items I will actually USE, and all of that other fun stuff. 

Here is the most current photo of our little bundle of joy.  When we had the 10 week ultrasound it was "marching" or as I like to call it...dancing.  Arms and legs going back and forth in perfect rhythm with each other.  It already knows what an 8-count is....THIS IS MY CHILD!!

I hope you will all follow along in our journey and pray with us that everything goes according to plan.


Monday, October 18, 2010

The Year Was 1920

What were you doing in 1920?  Well Chad's dad's dad (Papaw) was being born, so he turned 90 this year.  When asked what he wanted for his birthday he said, to be with all of my family.  So, that's what we did! We all headed over to Bossier City to help him celebrate pool-side at Chad's parent's house.  We took family photos, played in the pool, grilled out, had cake and MANY other deserts, and then all had to take naps from the busy day.  Thanks for letting us celebrate with you Papaw-we had a blast! 

Side bar--I think grandma knew I was pregnant that day.  We did not know until one week after the party, but she made some comments that made me think she had some insight into the situation.  Funny!!

Papaw blowing out his candles

Grandma and Papaw giving everyone the secret to a long, happy marriage...."marry someone you respect"

The traditional grandson photo with Jason and Chad which used to be taken on grandpa's lap. 
I think this is a much better option these days

Kamryn and Kaleigh feeding the fish with their Mimi

 Sitting back and ejoying his birthday with his main squeeze

The grandkids and their families

Kaleigh showing offer her newly decorated cupcake

 The after party with Jason and Katherine
at Superior Mexican Grill-YUM!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Let's Sail Away

If you know me, you know I love a good theme!  My friend Michelle is having a little boy and decided to decorate his room in sailboats and whales.....how stinkin' cute is that!  Of course this theme needed to be carried out into her shower so we could properly celebrate.  With the help of a few of her friends we hosted a voyage full of nautical goodies!


 

Check out this diaper wreath one of the hosts made! 






The favors made by another host. 
They were sugar cookies in the shape of sailboats and anchors


It was cooling down in mid-September, so 
we decided to have party in my back yard. 





Hosts-Kristin, Andrea, the soon-to-be-mommy Michelle (and baby boy) and me. 
  

Friday, October 15, 2010

Can You Say Junk!?!?

The Canterbury Crew had a garage sale a while back and we did much better than we thought we would.  I guess we have a alot more junk...er...I mean....treasures...than we thought.  Thanks to my parents, Chad's parents and Aunt Mop for sending over their junk....I mean treasures.....for us to sale.   We usually use my friend Jodi's clothes rack for our sale, but her handy husband decided to un-assemble it and use the parts for another project around the house.  We decided "we" would try to make one...or two...of our own this year.  The finished product is in the yard there and I must say it worked out pretty well.


I'm counting my winnings....isn't this always the best part!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Soooooo....

I have been a horrible blogger this past month or so.  Chad and I have had so much going on and work has been busy, leaving me no time to post.  I have a bit of catching up to do so I hope you stay tuned.