Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Lucas Weekly : Week 20 {7/4/11-7/10/11}

Everyone warned me that once Lucas started walking I'd be chasing him everywhere.  They were so right!!  :)

Taken 7/10/11

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lucas Weekly : Week 19 {6/27/11-7/3/11}

Every year since we've been married, Seth and I have gone out to Dubuque, Iowa for the fireworks on the 3rd of July.  It's always so much fun!!  We go down to the Mississippi River around dinner time and have sandwiches while watching the air show, then hang out with our family and friends until dark.  

Last year, Lucas was only 5 months old, and while he was alert enough to watch the fireworks, he wasn't quite old enough to appreciate them.  I'm not sure how much he appreciated them this year (read on and you'll find out why) but he LOOOOOVED the air show!!!  Whenever a plane would fly overhead, he would point up at it and shout "Whooooooooaaaaaa!!"  It was more entertaining watching him then watching the planes! 

Luc's cousin Ellie loved the planes, too!

Cousin Linkan

Seth wanted to practice taking pictures, which resulted in a rare picture of me and Luc. :)

He loves drinking through a straw.

Seth took this lovely pictures as well.

I love the picture on the right;  he's such a small fry!!

I was totally thinking of this picture when Lucas was staring at the glow stick!! 

And the official Lucas Weekly picture:

Taken 7/3/11

He made it all the way up until the fireworks started, then fell asleep!!  Maybe next year. :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Stephanie & Josh : Rockford, IL Wedding

I know it gets redundant and probably sounds cliche with how much I say it, but I absolutely without a doubt have the best clients.  Ever.  I love it when I say goodbye to the bride and groom at the end of the night and they hug me.  And I'm not even a huggy kind of person (just ask my poor husband)!!  But we've bonded over one of the most important days of their life, so when it comes down to the end of it, we can't shake hands.  We've gotta hug.  :) 

Stephanie and Josh were married at the beginning of July at Forest Hills Country Club in Rockford.  It was sunny, warm, and beautiful.  A perfect day for a wedding.  

Stephanie and Josh didn't want to see each other before the wedding, and Stephanie was so cute peeking out the door to make sure she wouldn't be seen every time someone would knock.

I love Stephanie's mom.  She was so sweet the entire day!

Josh and Stephanie's bridal party was the best!  This pose was 100% spontaneous.  And 100% awesome!

Seriously, these guys were cracking me up!  Groomsmen on the left, I didn't realize how awesome your pose was until I was editing these pictures when I literally LOL'ed!

They are way too cool for school. :)

Josh's best man made a list of all of the shenanigans he and Josh have been up to since they've been friends.  It was very impressive!  Kudos to Lee for actually taking the time to make such an awesome list! 

Here was another awesome moment!!  Stephanie and Josh decided that instead of having to kiss when people clink their glasses, their guests would have to come up and show them how to kiss and then Stephanie and Josh would have to replicate it.  (Where the heck was that game when Seth and I got married??)  Well, Stephanie's maid of honor and her boyfriend took it to a new level of amazingness!!  I just loved this!! 

Josh and Stephanie are both cops, so instead of taking off the garter first, they set it up so that Josh would pull out toy handcuffs and a toy gun.  It was hilarious and totally them!!!

So many fun moments at the reception!!!  I was pretty much laughing the entire time!

Stephanie and Josh, it was such an honor for Seth and I to be a part of your day!  We still talk about how much fun we had at your wedding, and how we actually felt like we belonged there because of how great you guys were.  Here's to many, many happy years.  :)