Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Weekend

We had a great Memorial Day weekend.  Went to Michael's graduation party on Friday night (congratulations, Michael!), then drove up to Sedona on Saturday morning to do some serious wedding venue hunting.  I'm happy to announce that we've found THE place!  It'll be a small and intimate gathering with close family and friends.  We checked out hotels for guests, rehearsal dinner places, and even did a cake tasting!  I took tons of pics of everything, but I don't know how much I want to give away yet.  (Am I supposed to keep everything a secret so it's a surprise?)  We're deciding between about three Saturdays from the end of April and beginning of May (ahem, don't want to get in the way of any trips to Italy!), so we'll announce the date shortly.  Now that we've decided, it finally feels real!  

Here's Joseph and me at dinner in Sedona last night.

And Bodhi in the luxurious down bedding.  It was hard to find him in there sometimes!  (Yes, our little man traveled with us, and I think he approves of the venue.  He LOVES the ducks!)

We spent the evening last night with our friends, Judy and Stephen.  Went to dinner, then for desert on an outside patio, then walked in the pitch black dark along the creek.  

As usual, pics just don't do it justice.  Sedona is such a beautiful place!

Pics from our cake tasting.  The tasting was at the chef's house.  She has this huge, gorgeous commercial kitchen that smells delicious.  She's been on Food Network, in magazines, and everything.  And yes, we picked a cake!  It's the design I had my heart set on (the one thing I just HAD to have), and I hope people don't think it's too weird.  And we picked two very yummy flavors!

Justin (left) and the graduate, Michael.  Aren't they the cutest?  They are seriously the sweetest boys ever.  I hope our kids turn out as wonderful as all of our nieces and nephews.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Good morning!

Joseph and I had a fun weekend in Phoenix.  Went to Titus's birthday party on Saturday and then on Sunday, Roberta, Katrina, Jill, and Jennifer took me bridesmaid (not wedding) dress shopping!!!  It was so fun!  And it helped me a lot - I kind of started to figure out what I do and don't like.  All of us were trying on dresses.  So fun!  

Joseph, Bodhi, and I are going to visit a resort in Sedona next weekend to check it out as a possible wedding venue.  I'm so hopeful that it'll be what we're looking for!

Since Bodhi and Daddy are on vacation this week, Joshie and I are living it up.  Unfortunately, with Bodhi around, Joshie doesn't play a whole lot anymore.  Bodhi is always getting in the way!  But since Bodhi's in Phoenix, Joshie got a lot of playing in this morning!