Monday, August 30, 2010

Wedding Inspiration

Being in wedding mode as it were, I figured I'd share some photos of what inspired our wedding day look.

My dress (Jason has already seen it so no surprises are being ruined):

Wedding flowers- my favorite thing!

My shoes, yes- they are red!
My Matron of Honor dress from David's Bridal:
Calligraphy for invites/place cards:

Wedding cake:

Como Town Fun

Being at stay at home mommy (hereinafter referred to as SAHM) during the summer means getting to do awesome things with Miss Diva Parks.

Last week we went to the Como Zoo, which is an amazing free zoo in St. Paul.  She loved the animals- she is still talking about the flamingos daily!- but she enjoyed the kiddie rides most of all.

Photo #1: big girl holding her ride card, she even gave it to the attendants to get on the rides!

Photo #2 & 3: Race car driving fool!  She would just stay on the ride and I'd re-swipe her card over and over because she loved it so much (and because getting her on and off a million times is no bueno for mommy's back)

Photo #4: Lastly we tried a carriage ride, as you can see from her face, she's more of a race car girl

Family photo

This photo was taken Easter weekend/Eva's 2nd birthday by Kelly Hesli.

And we're off!

I've caught the blog itch... thank you Maria Quinn... so I've decided to start a family blog for the Parks(es?)  I should probably learn the correct plural form of my soon-to-be last name.   Ha!

Add it to my to-do list. 

Also on my list are lose another 10 lbs by the wedding (totally do-able in 21 days!), finalize our vows for the ceremony, get day-of time lines out to important people for the wedding, book honeymoon excursions, have my wedding ring and engagement rings soldered together and potty train Eva.  As you can see we're pretty wedding focused around here right now. 

And anything not wedding focused it Eva focused, but isn't that the way life is supposed to be?  Have children so that they can consume every waking minute - and even non awake minutes- of your life for the next 25 years?  Other than not being potty trained yet, Eva is an incredible little girl.  She'll be 29 months old this Friday and has quite the personality.  We'll call it her diva personality.  Diva because she loves putting mommy's make-up and high heel shoes on and her hobbies include calling people on the phone (namely Baba, Auntie Maria & Auntie Casey and the occasional 411), going to the gym to play with "dollies" in the child center, terrorizing Tyson with her vacuum and being a total daddy's girl. 

She can also count to 13 and sing her ABCs and is slowly learning some Spanish.

She'll be staying with Baba for 10 days while Jason and I go to Sandal's Royal Bahamian Resort for our honeymoon.  We couldn't be more excited for the trip but neither of us have ever been away from Eva for so long so it's going to be bittersweet.  Let's just say we're stocking up on calling cards before we leave.

In other family news Jason started school again last week- he has 2 semesters left at Anoka Technical College- and I am still on the hunt for a good job.  I'll kick it into high gear after the wedding.  Right now I'm sort of enjoying being able to work out for hours at the gym everyday, spend time with Eva, have hot lunch ready for Jason when he comes home from work everyday and be on the Stewardship committee at our church.  Other than being unemployed at the moment, life is very good.

That's all for now!

Wedding countdown: 19 days!