Friday, July 29, 2011

A Wedding Story.....

My nephew Kevin married Lauren last weekend at the Gorge Crest Vineyards
It was one of the most beautiful weddings I've ever been to! 
It made me want to have a wedding re-do myself.

From the pretty/vintage-chic/crafty decorations.
 To the country/cottage charm of the flowers and place settings.... 

To the unbelievable view...I loved it all!

The kids had fun playing in the grass, and hanging out in the special "hammock" area under the tall pine trees.

 Here is my Niece Kim's son Carson and the flower girl.   Aren't they adorable?  Love his hat!
 The wedding party...
(that's my Niece Toni coming down first).

Just Married!  Lauren & Kevin.  Her dress was amazing, along with the flower in her hair.
 Another shot of the table.......
 And the homemade jam, lovingly made for the wedding favors.

 On the edge of the lawn, overlooking the vineyard and Mt. Hood.  I was ready to move in!
 Fun at dinner!  Alex & Cousin Ryan.
 Rourke & Malia.
 Ryan, my Sister Kathy, and her husband Dean.
 My Mom & Ella.
 A view from outside looking in.
 Love how the bride & groom chairs were decorated. :)

After dinner, champagne toasts, and berry cobbler dessert, everyone hit the dance floor. 
Here's a blurry picture of Malia cutting a rug with Grandma Jan.

Now the happy couple is in Bali for 2 weeks!
Congratulations to Lauren & Kevin.


Friday, July 08, 2011

Baby Shower Favors

 Boy or Girl?  Hmmmmmmmmmmm.
Alex's teacher hired me to make some baby shower favors for her "gender reveal" baby shower/party.  Fun stuff!  I don't think those parties were around a few years ago when I had my kiddos...or was I just living under a rock?   Anyway......she requested neutral colors of green & yellow, so this is what I came up with:

Each was filled with Hershey Kisses and yellow M&Ms. 
So......wondering if the baby is going to be a boy or girl?  It's a ..........................boy!
Congratulations to Teacher Tona' and her family!
~Linda :)

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Where to Begin?

Oh my!  Can it really be July already?  I feel like the Summer just started, but at the same time it feels like the end is coming up fast.  Does that make any sense at all??  June FLEW by - end of school, graduations, Ella's 3rd birthday, Father's Day, garage sale, tball, camps etc.  I'll share a few random pictures just for fun!
Alex's last day of preschool and his "diploma". :)
Malia's last day of school - with her 1st grade teacher she loved so much!

Alex at tball.  He loves it so much!  I think he is the littlest one out there - but very serious about the game.
Ella's 3rd birthday.  Love this picture.  Once we started singing "Happy Birthday" she got all nervous and here she is kissing Malia right in the middle of the song.  I guess it made her feel comfortable. :)

Trying to get a good picture of the little ones at the party.  Not sure what was so funny....other than trying ot get a good picture of the little ones!
The cake.......she's into Dora right now.
Happy Father's Day Dad!
Happy Father's Day honey!
And congrats to my Nephew Ryan for graduating with honors in his pre-med major from OSU!
Whew!  Okay, that's all for now.  Stay tuned for future happenings, which include weddings, babies, vacations and more!  (And just to clarify - none of the weddings or babies are mine! :)  )