Thursday, June 17, 2010


If it were up to me I would talk about my nieces every day and all day because it seems they are on my mind that consistently but this i just HAD to share. When I went up to visit when Claire was born back in September I of course had to bring gifts. One of the things I brought for Kate (the oldest one of the two) was the good ole "Elefun" game!! You know...the Elephant whose trunk spits out these little butterflies and you catch em' in a net? SO FUN. When I was teaching Kate how to play with it she was a little freaked out by the huge trunk making noise and spitting out things. So to get her more excited I was yelling "WAHOO!!!" everytime the butterflies came out! She caught on quick and was yelling along with me and just having a blast. We played with that thing so much during my visit that she started actually calling the game "wahoo". It was adorable. "Aunt Amanda! Wahoo! Play Wahoo!" AH it kills me. So fast forward to last night when my bro-in-law Jamie sent me these...
Kate looking at the "wahoo!" (Shelly in the background)
She puts the net on her head haha!
Claire-bear!! She was in on the fun too!

Jamie told me that Kate still calls it "Wahoo!" HAHAHAHA. He said she ran down the hall yelling "Wahoo!" and brought the toy back. They are just so precious I love em' to pieces.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Meet Sam

This is my wonderful cousin Sam! Being cousins, we were always together during the holidays and other fun family functions but have you ever had that cousin that you...just...LOVED!? Well I will admit all of my cousins are pretty amazing..seriously I have to be super lucky to have such a cool and great family. Sam and I always had a special bond though....we always stuck together. Whether it was "swimming" in mabeccas claw-foot tub (could have used that pic by the way..haha) or camping out in an RV and trying to scare the pants off her little brothers...we always had a blast and kept smiles on our faces the whole time. When Jason and I started dating he was showing me pics on his laptop of all his friends and telling me stories. This one block of photos were of this "Pink Party" and he said his friend had a pink themed birthday party and it was a blast. He was skipping through the pics and I second glanced at one...SAM WAS IN THE PICTURE! I was like "JASON! Thats my cousin!" He said "Wait...Sam is your cousin? No way." It was such a small world...we couldn't believe that he was friends with my cousin. We still kinda laugh about that.

Making the decision for her to be a bridesmaid was pretty easy. Sam always has a smile on her face and it is infectious. I love her outlook on life and always have. I can't imagine not having her wonderful attitude and smiles and laughter not only at the wedding and during the planning this next year, but for the rest of our lives. I love you girl.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I'm so in love with planning this wedding. Every part of it is so fun!! I came across this online and immediately got the image of what our invitations are going to look like....

Just a little sneak peak bc Im too excited to give the whole image away. I just cant wait! We got back a prototype of our save the dates and they are just as fun. I love how both of our personalities are coming out in this wedding..very fun. The save-the-dates are my favorite detail so far and we have a ton of details!! <3