Bridal Shower for Kimberly at the Glass Box

Mom and I threw a bridal shower for Kimberly at the Glass Box. It is a gorgeous venue that barely needs any decorating! The only downside was that even with the AC pumping it was warm, it's basically a greenhouse! It has an awesome view, being on the 5th floor of Fayetteville Street. It turned out great. 

Gift station & Jenga pieces for the guests to sign
(Kimberly and Chad love to play games)

Cupcakes on the far table. They were actually gourmet cupcakes from Sam's Club. Multiple people asked where they were from because they were so good!

The pictures are for a guess the bridge and groom's age game. I had 6 pictures of each and a little game sheet for everyone to write their guesses on. 

A mimosa bar is always necessary!

 Stephanie, one of her bridesmaids was a huge help and brought delicious wraps and chicken salad croissants

Kimberly's sister made that awesome fruit platter! 


Kimberly's mom, sister and nieces

Kimberly and I have been friends for 30 years, thanks to our moms!

Summer in Pictures

We celebrated Kimberly's 30th at the Wine Feed

Connor turned 1! And enjoys destroying the water table I got him

 Playing at Chick-Fil-A

 We kept Little Man for a couple of weeks. He was super excited when I brought Keeran over for the day while I was babysitting :)

  We stumbled into music at the American Tobacco Campus one evening

Connor's 1st birthday party was Mickey themed!

We had a giftcard to Woofgang Bakery so the dogs got treats and new deer antlers

 I loved getting to babysit Keeran over the summer

Amy threw Brenna a Nintendo themed baby shower and asked me to make these Piranha plants as center pieces. They were so much work but turned out great. 

Trey's mom came up to help us do some painting and work around the house. I'll post pictures of the new paint jobs soon, I love it! (Look at the difference in the old dirty trim work on the left and the fresh white on the right) 

 We've had lots of fun with our 'Awesome Night' crew - a bulls game (with fireworks!) and Raleigh Brewing Company

30th Birthday Shenanigans

I had a lot of great birthday celebrations with friends and family for the big 3-0! 

We went to the beach for my birthday weekend, got to see family and then we had friends down for the weekend. 

Tyson curious as always about baby Keeran

 We love taking the dogs to play in the sound

The birthday cake that Anh made for me & Lindsey

Out at Jack's before dinner at Ruddy Duck

311 came in town right around my birthday, it seems to be a birthday tradition that Chad takes us to the concert!

On my actual birthday, Christy, Kristen and I spent the day at the Umstead Spa. It was amazing! We lounged poolside, then got massages, pedicures and more pool time. We definitely need to make that a birthday tradition

Mariah and Allison came to town the weekend after my birthday and to celebrate my and Mariah's birthdays we decided to go tubing down the Neuse. It took way longer than we expected because the water level was low. It was so much fun!

 Allison gave me a seflie stick for my birthday - which obviously came in handy. And we gave Mariah these sweet shirts for her birthday.

We had a family birthday gathering at our house to celebrate my bday, Lucky's, moms and my uncles. Trey cooked pizzas and we enjoyed family time. 

Tyson wanted to know what Lucky was getting for his birthday

Tyson was worn out by the end of the night, snuggling on his Nana