Thursday, January 31, 2008

Kellie's Bridal Session ~ San Antonio, TX

We headed downtown to the Riverwalk to have some fun with Kellie's bridals. She was stunning in her ivory gown. Now that Jeff has seen his beautiful bride walk down the aisle, I can safely post these images. (Stay tuned for the wedding!) Here are some of my faves...

I couldn't decide whether I like this one better in color or sepia... what do you think?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Birthdays, Girlfriends, and Lots of Laughs...

This past Thursday, January 24th, was my 29th birthday. Paul and I were planning a lovely evening out. That is until he got in a car accident and was T-boned in the drivers side. He is sore, but ok, his Blazer is not and we spent the evening in Urgent Care. Our nice birthday evening out will have to wait.

Friday my good good friend Gwen, whom I lived with in Chicago, arrived for our girls weekend. Her Birthday was January 12th and we decided to celebrate together by having a girls weekend here in San Antonio. Friday night we took in the girlie movie "27 Dresses". Saturday we ventured to The La Cantera Westin Spa for a day of pampering followed by quite the adventure down at the Riverwalk. Gwen left me to go home to her wonderful hubbie and adorable son on Sunday.

Gwen also has a blog and documented our time together starting with the first entry she titled "Calling All Moms....Leave Your Children" and wrote "Some moms out there just don't see the enjoyment in leaving their children. Get counseling for that. A little time for yourself is enough to make you actually look forward to changing diapers full of funk." Gwen is quite the talented writer. You can see why we have so much fun together!

Here are some pics from our craziness...

"Spa La La La La" - Gwen's title on her blog... with an excerpt "Thank you Mr. Westin for creating the San Antionio Westin Spa, where we spent 5 lavish hours indulging in oils, lotions, stones, polishes, dry heat, steam, rub downs and total relaxation."

Our pedi's that followed our massages, facials, and came before our mani's :) LOVE the spa...

The Riverwalk and our Birthday desserts, yes plural. We had to stop at the Chocolate Factory following a scrumptious din-din.

Then on to the novelty story where I got my birthday spanking and we all (yes Paul too) got into some trouble.

Not sure what is happening here, but a little frightened...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Featured in The Knot!

The Knot Florida edition just hit the stands and Leslie & Dave's wedding from this past spring is featured! We are very excited to have this fabulous wedding featured as a Real Wedding!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Levi is ONE!!!

You might remember Levi and his mom & dad from their maternity and newborn images. When I was in Florida over Thanksgiving, I had the wonderful pleasure of attending Levi's very 1st birthday party! What a big boy he is!!


Have you ever seen a child so unsure of CAKE?

This last picture is of Levi's Great Grandpa Hoogerwerf, also Paul and my Great Uncle Burton Hoogerwerf. I met him and his amazing wife Laura when Paul and I were dating. They are Paul's great aunt and uncle. All of my grandparents have been gone for many years and "Uncle Burt & Aunt Laura" quickly became like grandparents to me. And I'm not the only one... he had that effect on many. Uncle Burt passed on to be with the Lord the past New Year's Eve and we will miss him greatly. I feel so blessed to have been able to see him and hug him over Thanksgiving!