Sunday, January 24, 2016

Breaking Ground

Our home building process began.  The frame is going up and the flat foundation is starting to look more like a home.  At first when you are just looking at the foundation, it looks so tiny! I started to think how is everything going to fit on that piece of concrete?  Then it all does.

My kids are here examining the bedrooms to see which one they wanted.  They couldn't decide at first.  They both wanted the same one.  

The ceilings came out way taller than we anticipated.  Nonetheless, it is coming out so beautifully. 

It is all starting to come together.  Our dream home.  Piece by piece. 

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Bridal Extravaganza

The Bridal Extravaganza takes place twice a year in our city.  We took advantage of the January showing.  All of the bridesmaids attended along with my mom and sisters.  The bridesmaids all wore matching shirts that were made by one of my daughter's high school dance teachers.  The shirts were a hit at the show!  They had Bride & Co. on the front and the back had Est. and the year the friend met my daughter.  My daughter was touched.

We walked around the whole time getting great ideas for the wedding.

This moment was priceless.  Seeing my daughter and all of her friends sitting beside her as they ooo'd and ahh'd over the wedding gowns. At one moment, my daughter looked to me excitedly over one of the dresses. In my eyes, I saw my little girl with little girl eyes all lit up.   

My mom purchased a hat and sash for my daughter.  She looked so adorable! 

My dad truly made the day even more memorable when he came to pick us up.  He set up his old van like a party bus.  He placed chairs with pillows on them.  He had Pitbull playing on his ice chest radio.  He decorated the outside with a Congratulations Alyssa and Riley's Wedding Party.  Popo's Limo Service.  He even dressed up in his tuxedo.  It was the fun and the most precious thing! 

It was a fun day and a great kick off to the wedding planning year!