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as you saw in the last post, we started out stacie’s special day with yoga on the beach(which was wonderful and relaxing) and a delicious omelette bar. then the madness of getting 11 girls ready in one house. it was chaotic and so much fun! finally it was time to take photos and start heading downstairs to the ceremony!

of course i couldn’t let these special moments go by without snapping a few candid photos…

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so obviously i dont have photos of the ceremony, but here are a few from the photo session on the beach afterwards…

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then it was off to the reception on the USS North Carolina Battleship… such a fun party!

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it was SUCH a great day, and we made SUCH great memories. i loved the whole day and i was so glad i got to celebrate with so many of my favorite people!

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whew….the week of april 28th was a doozy! my “little sister” and best friend stacie married the man of her dreams in a BEAUTIFUL ceremony on the intercoastal waterway. i went up early on wed to help with all the preparations. it was a long week, but SO much fun and full of so many great moments!

working on flower arrangements…

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loading up the big van and taking all the items to the reception venue…

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lunch after unloading everything and walking up the giant ramp…

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rehearsal dinner overlooking the marina…

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yoga on the beach the morning of the wedding…

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omelet bar breakfast to fuel up for the big day…

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getting glammed up for the walk down the aisle…

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next up…ceremony and reception!

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trip to greenville

a few weeks ago i drove down to see husby in greenville, sc where he is working right now. i actually really like the city of greenville. it has a very mom and pop, indie feel which i love!

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there is a new park in downtown called falls river park, and i had the best time exploring it- once while husby was at work, and again before our dinner date one night. it actually reminded me of a teeny tiny central park!…

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after dinner, we discovered a children’s garden under the highway and i absolutely fell in love. i want one in my backyard!…

love the murals on the columns!
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we made friends with this little duck couple, they followed us everywhere…

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on monday before matt headed to work and i headed to raleigh, we stopped at earth fare for a veggie juice date…

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i loved getting some quality time with my husby! i miss this face during the week when he is gone!

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easter party!

mom decided to throw an easter party at the farm, and it was a great idea! i think everyone had a really good time. it was nice to get everyone together and just relax and enjoy the beautiful day…

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chris cooked up a ton of beef and chicken kebabs from the meat house…

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we sort of ran with the kebab theme and made caprese skewers and rainbow fruit skewers…

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herb and fruit infused waters…

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we set the tables out on the lawn to enjoy the beautiful sunshine…

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before lunch of course we had to have a little photo shoot…that got a bit silly.

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we gave everyone easter baskets, and in them were some silly bunny glasses that were pretty hilarious. none of the boys would wear them but the girls had lots of fun using them for props!

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correction…uncle clarence put his glasses on. of course.

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after lunch the “kids” changed into play clothes to play a few games on the wiffle ball field… i didnt play of course- i took pictures, but i am glad i did because these are some of my favorite photos ever…

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matt slid into home…and then kept sliding…or maybe he was catching a ball. all i know is he came flying into the spectator section!

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at bat…

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i love these next photos so much i cant even stand it. these two just make me smile…

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i think we had as much fun watching as they did playing…
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dad giving uncle rick and mikko a ride to the field…

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for dessert we had a beautiful ‘francis cake’ decorated for my birthday. she has decorated every birthday cake since i was one. she always does an amazing job and this years was no exception. love the cherry blossoms!…

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we had such a good time that sunday, i love celebrating with family and friends!

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matts sister had a sweet baby girl in january, and we finally got to meet her a couple of weeks ago!

matt and i flew in late friday night so the party started saturday morning when we had brunch at the grand hotel. its a gorgeous historic hotel and the food is delicious!…

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we met campbell at breakfast- she is so tiny and precious!…

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we had a little photo shoot out on the lawn after brunch…

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unfortunately, after we took this cute photo- there was a diaper explosion. we definitely had a good laugh at poor mitch’s expense.

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while jill cleaned up baby campbell, we enjoyed the hotel grounds…

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we spent the rest of the morning at the fairhope arts and craft festival.

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like everything in fairhope, it was awesome. food, arts and crafts, live music, doggies, southern belles, what more could you ask for!?

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husby bought me a painting for our living room! i love how cheerful it is…

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that night matt and uncle jimbob grilled out dinner and we had a family photo shoot for mitch and jill and campbell…

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the sky was so pretty, husby and i had to get a shot, too…

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by the way, this is what happens when you ask my husband to take a test shot… ridiculous.

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on sunday, matt, uncle jimbob, aunt betty and i went for a bikeride on our favorite path. i LOVE these huge old houses on the water. so pretty…

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the rest of the afternoon we spent some quality time with baby campbell…

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before our flight we went to big daddys for lunch. they were giving away free crawfish for their anniversary! everyone was in hog heaven! (i only had a couple- i like them, but not like matts family. im not quite cajun enough :))

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it was such a great trip- short but full of fun! we loved meeting baby campbell and we cant wait to see her again at her baptism!

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Valentines Celebrations!

My Husby was out of town for work on Tuesday so I didn’t get to celebrate with him 😦 BUT I did get to celebrate with some of my other favorites!

I received BEAUTIFUL tulips from my parents…

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I was spoiled by a fabulous lunch at Zest with Caitlyn and Mama Cathy…

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And I got to spend two hours with my Oklahoma kids and Michelle, and they were pretty much the best dates a girl could want…

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I made the kids some valentine’s chex mix and they all seemed to love it, which made me happy :)…

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i was so thankful for all my valentines! it wasnt a romantic day, but it was definitely a wonderful day!

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the wednesday before christmas we flew down to alabama to spend time with matts family.

fairhope always looks so pretty dressed up for christmas…

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we ate lots of good food at lots of good restaurants…

mancis antique club:

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wentzells oyster house for grandads birthday…

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christmas breakfast at the grand hotel…

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brunch on panini petes lovely new outdoor patio…

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we visited loads of cute stores and saw tons of cool antiques…

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we had a lovely christmas eve: dinner, a walk on the pier, opening presents and christmas mass at susans church…

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after the aformentioned breakfast at the grand hotel, the tennis lovers in the family headed to courts to enjoy the beautiful weather…

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and then we packed up and drove to birmingham to see jill and mitch…

we had a yummy fried turkey christmas dinner …

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wishbone!

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we spent hours at the sprint store getting chief and susan new iphones…

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we toured the vulcan museum and city overlook in the worst weather possible…

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we ate dinner that night at the delicious flip burger, and for desert: liquid nitrogen milkshakes and PINKBERRY!!!…

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we loved getting so much quality time with matts family! cant wait to see them again soon when little Cambini is born!

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