Thursday, February 24, 2011


Life in pictures...

Wedding dress shopping in Atlanta with Allison! (photos by Al) She needs to go into business. These dress cookies were too cute! Thanks for helping me try on lots of dresses and being there when we found "the one"! :) Actually, for some the dress is a big deal. I like my dress but truth be told, I think I'm much more excited about the invitations.

Valentine's breakfast with the roomies! (photo by Cait)

Back to Atlanta for a weekend with Andrew visiting family & friends!

We met Al & B at Piedmont Park for a lovely afternoon with them and...


We stayed with his sister and her family. What adorable nieces I (will) have!

The next day we went for a walk with Al & B and then had fish tacos at their apartment. Al & I LOVE fish tacos so we recreated the meal we had the week before. Thanks for the yummy food, Al!

One of many pictures together...
Then we came back to Charlotte and Andrew moved some of his stuff into our new apartment! Wahoo!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Still here...

Planning a {small} wedding in 3.5 months is quite stressful and I'm afraid a blog post often falls at the bottom of the to-do list, but for now, I'll list in bullet points some of the favorite moments of late and hopefully post something this week with pictures.

Favorite Moments...

- moving some of Andrew's stuff into the new apartment (I won't move in until May 7th). And trying to figure out which cabinet will hold our dishes and our plates and our everything.

- being called Aunt Carrie by his nieces

- thinking I only have 1 week left until I talk to Mom again (have fun in China!)

- watching the Bachelor in my wedding dress!!!!

- finally coming to a comprimise about things we disagree on (perfect example: my soon-to-be husband thinks his Jolly Roger (pirate flag) would look great above the mantle. His soon-to-be wife thinks this wouldn't look great. At all. Compromise: the flag gets to hide, err, hang in the laundry room... ).

- walks with Andrew

- double dinner date with the Parkers! The boys played Halo while Al & I cooked. While drinking sangria. How it should be.

- My dear roommates as they get to see all of the wedding details unfold and share in my excitement. {thank you!}

- knowing that at the end of the day on May 7th, we'll be married

Monday, February 7, 2011


Here's Mar's rainbow cake! It was quite the project, but really fun to make. :) If you look closely you can see her fingerprints from where she licked the icing.

p.s. 3 months from today we'll be getting married!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Boggle & baking projects

I really try to do a few baking projects a week with the kids to make sure life doesn't get into a dull & boring routine (homework, driving to & from, etc.). So I decided to make homemade pretzels from a Smitten Kitchen recipe and while the dough was rising, Wil-man and I played a game of Boggle. I love playing word games with him because he's so smart and even in every day life he'll pick apart words and their meanings. After Boggle I gave the kids the dough so they could create their own pretzel shapes. I was busy getting the next steps ready when he showed me that he made an 'M' for Mommy. I was about to put it in the oven when he said, "Don't forget about the line!" Because he had made a line for under the 'M'... just so mommy wouldn't be confused if it was an 'M' or 'W'.

It's just the little things in life!