Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wedding - Ceremony

WARNING: Very picture heavy!

Here are some more pictures from our wedding, this time of the ceremony. We got married at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel. We used half of the ballroom. It came out really pretty with the light coming in the windows behind us. All of the decor was simple and relaxed.

 We had pictures from all the weddings in our family outside the room. 

 We decorated the isle with cream rose petals and floating candles. The candelabras were rented from our florist to frame the ceremony area. 
 My mom walked down the isle with my brother-in-law and nephew. Declan is so cute! 
This was right before I walked into the ceremony. I love this picture of my dad and I. 
I did the programs my self and had them printed at Quick Print. I had the logo designed on Etsy. 
My niece, the flower girl. Harry, our dog was the ring barrer. SO CUTE!
Coming down the isle!
 My dad giving me away. 
 To join our families we did a wine ceremony. Very fitting for two wine snobs like us. I like this shot because you can see the back of my dress. The whole reason I bought it! 
 Laughing at Sam while he married us. 
Saying our vows to each other. 
Love this shot. 
Our first kiss as man and wife! 
We are married! I love this picture we both look so silly! 

More updates to come, next up are portraits! 

Monday, October 25, 2010

Items For Sale!

I have finally been able to deal with the room full of our wedding stuff. All these items are in great condition and were used during our wedding. Let me know if you are interested!



Thursday, October 21, 2010

Finally some more pictures from the wedding!

I finally am posting some pictures from the wedding! I know it has been like 7 weeks, but life is super busy!

Thought I would start with the beginning and spread these posts out a bit so you guys don't have to take it all in at one time. We started the day off getting our hair done. Then headed to the SFA to get make up done. These few pictures are of me getting my dress on and chatting with my bridesmaids.

Getting my make up done.

My sister having a fight with Annabelle before the wedding about something cute! I love this picture. 

Kelly and Janet

Kate and Sarah

My beautiful niece Annabelle

I feel like I look like a movie star in these pictures. They are my favorites of the getting ready shots. 

For you brides out there, I got my dress from Lazaro. My bridesmaids got their dresses from JCrew and my sister got Annabelle's dress at Jack and Jill. 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I know I have been MIA

Sorry about me being MIA for about two weeks. I have been super busy at work and at home. I had ACL and then one of my conferences, which went well, and then ended up super sick the last four days. I am working hard on new posts and will be back in full force in no time.

Last night Mr. A surprised me with date night. He gave flowers and proposed two options. Of course in my normal fashion I did not choose one so we are doing one of the dates tonight! Last night we went to Alamo Draft house to see "The Social Network" and I have to say I left the movie thinking Mark Zuckerburg was kind of an asshole. Anyone else? I kind of wanted to delete my Facebook account but then I realized that canceling my one membership would not do anything to his 500 million friends... Any who I thought the movie was really good and lived up to the hype so glad we finally went to see it!

Tonight we are carving pumpkins and watching another scary movie at our house. What do you all do to celebrate Halloween?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Yesterday was our one month-a-versary. We are just an old married couple now. God I can't believe how fast time goes by! We spent most of the night doing stuff for my work which kind of sucked. But I did realize that it was not that bad when my new husband poured me a glass of red wine and took a crack at the project with me. It could have been way more crappy. Marriage is awesome. 

I attempted to use our new crock pot last night. Here is the beautiful beast: 
I made a new turkey chili recipe from Gina's, SkinnyTaste.com. It was super easy. I prepped it the night before and then just turned the crock pot on low for the day. I love the cock pot! Here is the recipe: 

Crock Pot 3 Bean Turkey Chili
 Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 12  Serving Size: 10.8 oz  Prep Time: 20 minutes  Points: 3.125 ww points
  • 1.3 lb (20 oz) fat free ground turkey breast
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 (28 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (16 oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can chopped chilies, drained
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, undrained
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can black beans, undrained
  • 1 (15.5 oz) can small red beans, undrained
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro for topping
  • shredded cheddar to top (extra pts)
Brown turkey and onion in a medium skillet over medium high heat until cooked through.
Drain any fat remaining and transfer to crock pot. Add the beans, chilies, chickpeas tomatoes, tomato sauce and chili powder mixing well.
Cook on high 6-8 hours.
Garnish with onions, cilantro and cheese and enjoy!

It was really good, I topped it off with a smidgen of sour cream and some toast. Perfect for a somewhat chilly night in Texas. I do have one issue though the hubs does not like beans and this was a very bean heavy recipe. He actually sat there and picked them all out of the chili while eating. I don't know what is wrong with him. I need to find a chili sans beans, any thoughts? Would it just be turkey soup then? 

Monday, October 4, 2010

Confession Monday

This weekend my sister and her family came to visit Mr. A and I. We hung out and did lots of fun family stuff! 

Here is my confession. 

On Sunday at breakfast my 3 year old niece and I were coloring "Belle" from Beauty and the Beast. Well everyone knows her dress is gold. So I started to color it in the lines like a good girl. Meanwhile, my niece took a green marker and colored right in the middle of her perfect golden dress. I may have, just maybe, had a huge twinge of OCD rage and maybe asked her why she would do something like that and ruin her dress. My husband noticed this and laughed at me telling my niece to keep coloring it that way just to make me more mad. 

Am I going to be a bad mom because I can't let my niece color the way she wants to? Oh boy. Hope you all had a great weekend.