Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Will need to re-name this blog

John was looking over my shoulder while I was writing the blog tonight and said "This Crazy Life huh?  Is it a blog about your life? Because in that case it should be called Our Laid back and Easy Going Life. "

So if I can figure out how to edit it I will.

Deck the Halls...

Our house is all set for Christmas

For the past two years John and I have gone to a local tree farm to cut down our tree.  Again we walked all around in the mud to find the perfect one. I wanted a 12 footer, but John told me no. I still think we could have gotten at least another foot.

The stocking are hung by the chimney with care.  We put Miley's new toys in her stocking early, she goes up to it every night and sniffs it, just to make sure her toys are still there.  
Now we just have to wait a few more days to open all the presents.

California Bridal Shower

Back in November my maid of honor Ashley and her mom hosted a beautiful bridal shower. Here are some pictures.
 Every detail was perfect and there was so much attention to detail. The table was set with the fine china
Every detail was customized, from the water bottles the favors.
 There was a fashion show after lunch, I am sad that there are no pictures. Viv made my very favorite dish chicken marsala, boiled potatoes, backed parsnips and salad.
After lunch there was a fashion show. The bridesmaid showed off their dresses


 And then there was a toilet paper wedding dress contest.  
I think my sister is ready to be a bride herself

Then we had dessert, and it was so amazing! Scratch made Pavlova and pumpkin cheesecake

It was such a great day and I can not thank Viv and Ashley enough for all their hard work.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

White Winters... A holiday charity tradition.

Last night John and I went to  a great party at Ladd Towers in downtown Portland. One of John's fraternity brothers Ramon and his fiance Michelle put it on. Guest were asked to dress in white and bring an unwrapped toy to be given to a children's charity.
John was very excited to wear all white, he wore a white tux to his senior prom and has been itching to rock that style again. He actually really wanted to wear a white tux to our wedding but I said no.

 Finding white pants, in the dead of winter, in the NW, is a pretty impossible. I finally found a pair on clearance at the golf store. If you asked me John is "totally pulling it off"
John really enjoyed catching up with all his old fraternity brothers.
Thanks Ramon and Michelle! It was such a great night. 
They collected over 60 presents to be donated to the charity.

Bridal Shower

I was very fortunate to have not only one but two bridal showers. One was in San Diego put on by my maid of honor Ashley and her Mom (blog post pending until I get some pictures). The other was in Portland Oregon and put on by my mother in law and two sister in laws.  Here are a few pictures from the one in Oregon.
 Cupcakes made by Jeanie Fast. Tea from Teavana (I must have had 12 cups).

 Everyone playing the Bride and Groom Trivia Game. It was won by Claire, which was a little unfair because we practically lived with her for 2 years.
 I felt so blessed to be surrounded by so many loving family and friends. I was also a little bit overwhelmed by everyone's generosity.  I am still trying to find homes for all the amazing things we received.

Something special for the groom. Santa Thong.. from his mother!
All set! You are looking at the future Mrs. Anhorn.
Thank you so much for everyone who came, it was so great to see everyone.
I can't wait for the big day.. 48 days