Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Family Pictures

Ever since we added Duke to our family I knew that I wanted to get professional pictures taken, but I also knew that we had to wait until he was old {and therefore calm} enough. So a few weeks ago we finally got them done! We used a photographer that graduated from my high school and had the pictures taken at Newburg Lake- the same place that Thomas proposed!

And I couldn't be happier with how they turned out! Duke did so well and I think we looked pretty good too ;)

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Heaven Gained One Hell of an Angel

Saturday morning my sweet grandma passed away while I was holding her hand. She was 90 years old and lived a life that many can only dream of. She met the love of her life when she was only 16 years old and spent 74 beautiful years with him. And it's because of them that I know what true love is. She was so feisty and full of spunk. She loved to shop and I definitely got that from her. She was one of the most beautiful {inside and out} woman I have ever known. And I was so lucky to call her my grandma.

This picture captured the definition of true love.

She told me more than once that our wedding was one of the best days of her life.
Rest in Peace Grandma <3 
We will always love you and carry you with us.
And we will keep an eye on your sweetheart until he can be with you again! I know he can't wait.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Duke Turns One!

Thomas and I both worked crazy overtime the week of his birthday and that forced us to celebrate on Thursday, the night before his actual birthday, but I don't think he cared ;) I realize some people might think I've completely lost my mind {because lets be real this whole party was all me haha} but maybe I have...

Anywho, we had the party with my grandparents at their house and I'm glad they were such great sports! We started the party off with a "scavenger hunt" to find his presents aka new toys that were spread around the living room with treats.

Next we busted out the party hats and for the most part Duke didn't mind it!

 Duke and my grandma
 Love this one!
This one kills me... my grandpa is a funny guy!
And then it was time for cake! I ordered him a peanut butter cake from Three Dogs Bakery and it was a huge hit!

 Waiting so patiently..

 His eyes kill me!
 Best picture of the night!!


I think it's safe to say that Duke had the best birthday any dog could wish for! It's also safe to say that Papa thinks he's in charge of the rest.... not happenin' ;) Now I need to get crackin' on Duke's scrapbook!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Perfect Fall Weekend

Here I am recapping our weekend a day late.. sometimes Monday's just don't go as planned ;) But it was a great weekend!

Friday night we went out to dinner with our friends to a local Mexican restaurant called Las Palapas that is delicious! It helps that two of my close girlfriends work there too. But the food was good and the company was great.

 Boots! Scarfs!
After dinner we headed to an Oktoberfest festival {I'm not sure if that's the right term..} where we met up with Thomas' cousins and had a great time chatting and drinking. Next year we're definitely hoping to make it to Frankenmuth's Oktoberfest!
 Thomas' cousin Matt doing some crazy German drinking... thing lol

Saturday morning consisted of errands and watching One Tree Hill with my sleepy pup.

Once Thomas got off work we headed to the Cider Mill! We picked up fresh cider and spiced donuts and then headed to Newburgh Lake! One of the best things about fall in Michigan! :)

 Duke was not amused lol
 I took a billion pictures of the goof ball with his head sticking out of the window!
 My baby!
It was a perfect fall day!
Then we wrapped up Saturday night with watching Iron Man 3 with Thomas' parents. It was alright... felt kind of slow.
Sunday we cleaned, did laundry, went shopping, and then had dinner with my grandparents!