Monday, July 27, 2009

Chase's Party

I know these are super late but I still wanted to post pictures from his party. Since he likes trucks I went with a construction theme and we bought the sandbox for him for his birthday.

The construction site.
Our neighbor works for Volvo and dropped this off for Chase a few days before his party. He didn't even know my theme so it worked out great!!

The supervisors - that's all they really do anyway right?!
Getting to work.

I had to pry the adults away from the Roddick/Federer tennis match to sing happy birthday!
I think I like it...

I really like it!!
Thanks everyone for my presents!
I still can't believe our little boy is one!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Wedding!

Finally a few pictures from the wedding and reception. Our camera had a bad battery at the wedding so didn't get many there. We charged it up before the reception.

I love this picture of Steven waiting for his bride!

In between the wedding and reception the wedding party went on a limo ride around town and got some pictures. It was fun since we were both in the wedding!

4 generations!
They learn so young how good wedding cake is - yummy!
A surprise guest - Willy! For those non-K-staters that is our mascot!

Dollar Dance
Off to the honeymoon!
We get to continue celebrating tomorrow when we have a reception for my mom's family and a few friends! Thanks for including all of us in your special day!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner

I'm finally getting around to posting some pictures from the wedding. We had a great time and I am so excited that they are finally married! First here are some pictures of the rehearsal dinner. Since my mom was in charge of it and I love party planning I enjoyed "helping" organize it. We went with a sports theme calling it the Wedding Tailgate and Steven and Melissa even said that we could all wear sports shirts! We went with tailgate food - pizza, subs and wings and had tons of sports pictures and decorations. I even convinced my mom to let me order golf balls with their name and wedding date imprinted as a party favor!

My mom and I with our masterpiece!

My in-laws came to help with the Chase for the weekend! We could not have done it without them. They freed us up to fulfill our duties and enjoy the weekend. Thank you so much!!
The collage of them playing sports growing up.

Watching the slideshow of them growing up and then together.
I thought this was pretty creative - their wedding day was 7/18!

I'm probably a little biased but it was probably one of the more fun rehearsal dinner's that I've been to! I'll try to get to the wedding and reception pictures soon!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Busy Week

We've had a busy week here back in the states. After a long flight we arrived in time to celebrate Chase's first birthday with family and a few friends.

Chase, Elle, Korey and Maddi
We took off to Kansas to hang out with some college friends.

We had a family reunion for Brad's side on Saturday. Here is Brad with his first cousins and grandma.

Here are the great grandkids.

We celebrated Chase's birthday again with grandpa and cousin Brayden.

We attempted to take some family pictures. Here is one of the grandkids.

And one of our little family.

We have another busy week coming up with my brother's wedding in 3 days!!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Happy Birthday Chase!!

We can't believe that Chase is 1! He is a wonderful blessing and has brought us much joy this past year! We love his smile and laugh that can make the early mornings and frustrations fade away. We love showing him new things and places, we love watching him play (especially with Wagner), we love that he loves to eat (he is our son!) and we love teaching him about the Lord, praying that one day he makes the choice to accept Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. Here are a few pictures from the past year.