Friday, November 25, 2011

Two weddings, one weekend :)

I love, love, LOVE weddings....friends, music, food, and booze are the perfect recipe for a good time in my books :) I was lucky enough this fall to have 3 different weddings in 2 weekends...and one of the weekends I was fortunate enough to be a part of 2 weddings. While this isn't a typical "What the heck, why not?" because there is not chance in the world that I would have said no to either one, I do think it is quite an accomplishment to have 2 weddings AND receptions in less than 48 hours and survive ;)

Wedding #1: My beautiful friend Lauren


Through the wedding process I was lucky enough to meet Marley and Kelli. Lauren is incredibly lucky to call these two her friends and now I am lucky enough to call them friends as well :)



We know how to have a good time...with or without wine ;)



I've always been incredibly jealous of Lauren's dance moves...during the father-daughter dance I witnessed exactly where she learned to dance :)



I included some pictures from Lauren's photographer...this one happens to be one of my favorites. Jumping in heels is not exactly the easiest thing to do...I can't believe I was able to walk away from this experience.



The best wedding party ever :)



This pose was what I call "scary" Trent wanted to pick Kelli and I up, this took a little assistance, and LOTS of grunting (quietly calling us fat) before we were able to get this gem of a picture :)



Wedding #2: Kristen and Brendan; my first experience as a personal attendant. I was a little worried about doing my job correctly, but the good news is Kristen is overly organized and I didn't need to worry about missing one thing :)



We definitely know how to do weddings ;)



After taking lots of "couple" pictures I got tired of waiting for my date George Glass so I posed by myself :)



As always Amy saved the day...



I love my friends :)



Brendan is a lucky guy :)



One of the best parts of the wedding was the mashed potato bar!



There are times in my life when I realize how lucky I really am...after this weekend of wedding chaos I was truly reminded how blessed I am :)
Thursday, November 24, 2011

Go Cyclones!!

Since nearly 75% of my friends are from the great state of Iowa, I have been one by one checking off the "must sees" of the state. This year it was decided that I needed to see an Iowa State football game. However, it couldn't be just any game it had to be the Iowa State vs Iowa game. I don't know much about Iowa State football...but it was clear to me the minute we arrived that this was going to be a BIG game!



Saturday morning we started VERY early...and since I didn't have my own Iowa State shirt...Erin let me borrow one of hers!



You can't tailgate without mimosa's, and despite what you might think, I had only had one tiny sip when disaster struck. I spilled...which really isn't all that suprising if you know me ;)



I like to surround myself with extremely tall people....



Half-time



Half-time performance



At one of my other Iowa adventures we went to the Iowa State fair where I witnessed a woman using her purse to protect herself from the rain. Apparently it is a growing trend...this woman was using her program to block the sun.



During triple overtime Erin was not breathing...at all ;)



CYCLONES WON!!!! I have been to my fair share of sporting events, but this was by far one of the most exciting, amazing games I have ever witnessed!



After the game Erin and I decided to head out for a little college fun...this is where we discovered we were OLD period.



A little reunion time with my favorite drinking buddy was also a highlight of the weekend :)