Amber’s Wedding Weekend

Amber’s Wedding Weekend

The big event went off without a hitch! Amber and Damion got married!

We gathered Friday to help set up, and these ladies worked so hard to make everything beautiful!

Then we had a fun dinner all together, giving them toasts and watching (read: crying) at their slideshow.


We got together Saturday morning at Amber’s house to get ready. And we toasted, too.


We took pictures outside in the gorgeous weather.


After the ceremony, we went back to take more pictures with both of them. Look at the lovebirds! MARRIED!


Amber asked me to emcee the reception, which was fun. And then we did the Tri Chi wedding song…all 4 of us! ha! But it sounded great.


I’ve been friends with Amber for like 9 years, and it was amazing to see how God stitched her life plans to bring her to Damion and their marriage. We wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Remi’s First Wedding!

Remi’s First Wedding!

My bestie Alden’s sister, Reed, was getting married. And she’s been like family for a while (that’s what happens when it’s your besties sister!), so we were so excited to be invited.

It was just a few hours away- so we decided to go on a little family trip to the wedding. And I’m SO GLAD WE DID.

We headed down Saturday afternoon and checked into the hotel to jump on the beds and get ready for the wedding.

Look at my cute wedding dates!


I didn’t take any pics of the wedding but it was beautiful. Reed was gorgeous, the venue was beautiful and the decor was just so classy.

But I was mostly just in love with this sweet girl enjoying the day!  She did SO WELL during the ceremony and was CRACKING US UP talking to the other little kids and lots of people there.


We had a blast at the reception, too…eating dinner and popsicles.


Remi was READY to hit the dance floor.  But once the party really got going, the music was loud and she preferred to be outside. 🙂


Probably the best and funniest part was when Alden RAN over to me. I reallllly thought she had spotted me during the ceremony (she was the MOH) but I thought we had this locking-eyes-moment.  Turns out she didn’t realize we were there and was sort of sad we didn’t come. But then her husband (who we had talked to before the ceremony) was like “Um…she’s right over there.” And she RAN to me squealing. 🙂

Hugging her neck and dancing with our girls was so fun.


Alden’s little girl Avery was living her BEST LIFE on the dance floor, surrounded by so many people who loved her.


I’m so grateful Tyler says “yes” when I’m like- hey let’s go away for the night to this wedding!  He’s always up for fun.


Sunday morning, we got hotel breakfast and then spent time in the pool….because the fun of a hotel is jumping on the beds and jumping into the pool!


We got to visit and play some more with Alden, Mike and Avery before we left- which just fills my heart with love.

Before we left Conway, we got pizza and gelato at ZAZA (yum) and then we headed home. Thankfully, Remi slept GREAT at the hotel and napped almost the entire drive home. It was a fun trip together!

And crazy enough, it was our first trip as just the 3 of us. Every other trip has had one of our moms with us. It was fun to be just us together.

Weekend Full of Fun

Weekend Full of Fun

When Daddy’s away…the girls will play!

Tyler went hunting for several days with some friends, and Remi and I had a fun weekend together.

I went to the bathroom for a minute and came out to her ON the counter (she used her tower step stool to climb up) and she had opened a banana and was helping herself to a bedtime snack. ha!

I bought some pom poms at Target and she has LOVED playing with them.  I gave her an ice cub tray and she made up a little game. Love her imagination!


We spent Friday evening at the mall and rode the little animals. She’s too fun!

She made me breakfast in her kitchen one morning…

And then she hung with her grandmas while I had a little fun.  While she played with Mimi, I went to a Zumba class with my friend Brandy. We both teach dance fitness, and one the instructors of this class was a former student! It was so neat to watch him teach! He was fabulous and it’s always fun to be a student again.

Then after Remi’s nap, she went to play with Gigi and I went to a coworker’s wedding! Paige was a beautiful bride!  And my coworkers Lindsey and Becca made great wedding dates. 🙂

We had a lot of fun together but we were happy when Daddy came back home.

Weekend Recap: Love, Marriage and Baby

Weekend Recap: Love, Marriage and Baby

What a wonderful weekend! I feel refreshed and ready for the week!

We started off Thursday with a little date night (I didn’t take any pictures…boo!) after our late doctor’s appointment.  Tyler took me to a movie (Sully..which was SUPER good!) and then to a fancier place than normal. We went to the Stonehouse- a newish place in town. We really enjoyed the food.  The atmosphere was a little loud for Tyler- and it was just a half full Thursday night. I’m not sure how you could hear each other on a busy Saturday!

Friday evening- we both had dates with our moms. He and his mom went to see Tim Hawkins, a Christian comedian.  Mom and I went to see Snowden (another good movie) and got dinner.  I also had a massage right after work that was HEAVENLY.

Saturday morning, we were up early to go to Babyflix for one last look at Remington!

Mom and Nancy met us there, and thankfully, the people of Fort Smith weren’t being too crazy, so Tyler was able to drop by and see his baby girl!

We were just doing a quick scan to check her size and position. She is measuring a little small (36 week range when I’m 38) but she’s already like 6 pounds 11 ounces (according to the not perfect ultrasound measuring)…

Look at those toes!


And that sweet face! We were all so glad she cooperated and gave us some face shots!lee-brit2_12

I was able to squeeze into non-maternity yoga pants (for the win!) and my fave sparkly Razorback shirt for game day!

Saturday, mom and I ran around after the ultrasound- pedicure, Sam’s, lunch, visiting Dad…then I came home and napped.

After a glorious nap, Tyler came home, got ready, and went off to be a groomsman in a police friend’s wedding.

It was a sweet ceremony in their backyard, just a couple miles from our house.  Gotta love when you don’t have to travel for a wedding. 

He cleaned up well in his pearl snap and (borrowed) cowboy boots. It was a new look for him!

After the wedding, he stayed for the reception, but since it was hot and I was tired, I headed to mom’s to watch the Razorback game.

I texted Tyler that evening and told him I was stuck in bed and when he came home, if I was asleep, to help me roll out and go to the bathroom.  This is my life now:


Sunday, I was SUPER stuffy and a friend came to the rescue with some new essential oils. We did lunch and Wal-Mart, and then I took a great nap trying to kick this cold.

When I got up, I cooked Tyler’s birthday dinner so it’s all ready for tonight.

Like I said, a great weekend. I know we only have a couple left before our baby is here!