Monday, October 27, 2014

weekend wrap-up!

hi! hope you had a great weekend :) ours was super fun and busy...

friday we started the morning in the ministry and had to take a pic by this gorgeous morning glory vine, the blooms were huge and such a beautiful blue.  sadie went over to mom's house in the afternoon while i cleaned the house, wrapped presents, and went for a short run.
sadie was SO ready to open presents, but first we had our special dinner to eat
 she even got a "real" plate and wine glass to drink out of (with water in it of course ;)
 spaghetti is like the perfect comfort meal to me (and we all love it) so i made spaghetti, caesar salad & garlic breadsticks for dinner
 our little fall table setting..i didn't get a good picture of the wine i insisted mike open for us to drink (can you say wine hoarder?! ;) but it was a 2007 opus one and it was DELISH!
 girlfriend was ready for the gifts!
 she's been wanting this madeline board game & was thrilled to get it! she also got a frozen tiara and bracelet, elsa's scepter, a fluffy robe, a new purse, the american girl doll of the year isabelle, and some new pjs for she and her bitty baby lucy! 
 we've been working on being appreciative, so she was giving mike a big smooch to tell him thank you
 this gift to me was from mike and sadie, they got me my favorite volcano candle, a beautiful turquoise and silver necklace, and this adorable spoon rest i had seen at spice last week and loved! so sweet!
 mike got me this gorgeous custom monogrammed louis vuitton...LOVE IT!!
 sadie took a pic of daddy & i
 and here's mike walking into his office and seeing his gift
 a wine refrigerator
 a bottle of chateau montelana cab and money to buy clothes (not more wine ;)
 and sadie's gift to us..she made me a new tea cup at praktically pikasso, cards for mike and i, a lion art project, and a picture of the 3 of us when she was a month old. she made this months ago with nana and hid it under her bed all this time. we loved it and love her so much!!
 saturday night was our big family dinner and i didn't take any pictures of the beautiful dinner or centerpieces but mom and the other girls in our family made turkey and dressing and all the sides, with italian cream cake and chocolate cake for dessert. yum! and the centerpieces were pumpkins and owls and beautiful fall-ish flowers. such a special night!

here we are opening (more) gifts!

  and a couple of family pictures

 sadie in her new rapunzel dress with zizi and mimi

yesterday morning, we went to brunch at the club and it was AMAZING! waffles, omelets, bread pudding, biscuits, bacon....oh my word so good.

then we had our meeting in the afternoon and finished a great weekend making s'mores in the outdoor fireplace with sean, anita, and austin.  sadie asked me this morning "how long til our next anniversary?" haha!

happy monday :)


  1. What a fun weekend you had! Love the pictures from your family night. So cute that Sadie hid your presents under her bed. LOVE your purse!! Glad we got to help you celebrate & love that family picture of you all!

    1. so glad ya'll got to come & celebrate with us!! i thought it was so cute that she hid those presents for like 3 months ;)

  2. Such a fun celebration!! Happy 12th!

    1. thank you for all your hard work on our beautiful dinner! we had fun!