Friday, August 22, 2008

The BIG 30!

Normally Emily is the one adding posts to our blog, but I thought it was time for me to take a stab at it. Almost a week ago a big day occurred in my life - I turned 30! That's right 30! Emily and friends made this day(week) so special.

Thursday before my birthday Emily planned a special night and totally kept it a surprise. She had planned a modified progressive dinner. We started at Bill and Alice Myers' house - where we had salad and bread sticks. They were so kind to get together with us. That weekend they were hosting over 100 people at their house for Jon and Allison's Wedding Reception.
Then we moved on to Mark and Debbie Hutsko's for an appetizer spread. They really went all out. We were greeted at the door by our "French maƮtre d'" and enjoyed some live piano music while eating our appetizers.

Next stop was Easton and one of our favorites - Abuelos. We had dinner there with our friends Joe and Stephanie. We all LOVE the food here. Emily and I have a queso ball - every time we come we get free queso. Joe and Steph you can not steal it!

After dinner it was time for dessert. We headed over to Matt and Kristin Vondersaar's apartment for chocolate fondue. She did a great job. And the Jeni's ice cream was excellent. What a great night.

We could have stopped there, but we didn't. On Saturday we celebrated Dawn's (Emily's moms) and my birthday. We had a great southern barbecue lunch and a german chocolate cake from Piece of Cake in the Short North. Dawn turned 30 on Monday!! The math really doesn't add up - but that is what she told us!My actual birthday was on a Sunday. That morning the orchestra and praise leaders brought all kinds of food for a brunch and really made the morning special. Then that evening Emily and I went to the Arena District to go to a movie and have dinner. Dinner was again at a favorite - Ted's. Thank you to everyone who helped make this birthday such a special one. Especially Emily, you worked so hard and kept it all a secret!!! I love you. If turning 30 is this much fun, I would do it every week!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Audrey and Rob's Wedding!


Rehearsal Dinner

So beautiful!

Laughing. cannot help it!

My sweet husband :)

Audrey is a long time friend of mine from middle school and high school. We were always asked if we were sisters or twins even! We played volleyball, basketball, and softball together. And were so goofy, always laughing really loud and making up silly songs. Still to this day..we just laugh when we look at one another :)

When Audrey got engaged she asked if we could meet up together because she wanted to ask me something. I thought perhaps she wanted me to help with the wedding in some way, or sing in it. I was thrilled when she asked me to be a bridesmaid! What an honor. Audrey looked amazing and it was such a beautiful wedding! The weather was perfect! 75 degrees in August is crazy! But we were all glad, it was an outside wedding.