Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Newest Member of the Vileation Nation

No, the newest member of the Vileation Nation is not a baby, the newest member is our spectacular new sister-in-law, Kristin! Congratulations to Brian and Kristin on their marriage which took place this past Sunday, October 12.
Check out the pictures here. I wish I could have captured every detail on film, Brian and Kristin did an amazing job. Here is a list of just a FEW things that just really stood out. Incidentally, I'm typing this as I enjoy some of the homemade cranberry apple butter that they gave as favors. I am also listening to some music from the cd that they gave as a favor. Loving it.
  • Adorable welcome baskets when we arrived at the hotel (chocolate, hand cream, gum, maps, awesome!)

  • Amazing rehearsal dinner venue...the whole back patio area to ourselves! Complete with wine that Brian and Kristin selected from a wine tasting event.

  • Unbelievable place cards that were stamped with a nature theme. Look for them in the pictures.

  • Awesome music from a live jazz band and then a live band from Nashville, the Protomen!

  • Kristin MADE all the bouquets, boutennieres, etc. Made them. Whoa. She was at the wedding site cutting flowers and tying them together the morning of her wedding.

  • Hundreds of little meringue mushrooms that Brian and Kristin baked to put on their cake. Check them out in the pictures...amazing.

Honestly, the list goes on and on. Brian and Kristin had a beautiful day for their wedding and treated us all to a feast and a wonderful time of celebration. Congratulations to the Newlyweds!

At the Movies

Here's Jake enjoying a "movie" from his crib. video

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Back in the Saddle

Or "Back in the Baby Cage."  Whatever.

Oh boy.  It's a real Catch 22 around here.  We've been having fun non-stop and have so much to report and share.  However, all the fun we're having leaves little time for blog-posting. Especially when SOMEONE in the family insisted on buying a Mac as our new personal computer.  We have no idea how to use it.  SOMEONE should have done research on her own rather than just listened to people saying "you're going to love it!"  People said "you're going to love it!" about the movies Spaceballs and Throw Momma From the Train, but SOMEONE didn't enjoy either of them. *note:  the weird font nonsense that occurs halfway through this post is a result of the aforementioned someone not knowing how to fix the tricky html language junk. I blame the Mac.*

Anyway, we cannot possibly capture all the excitement that has gone on in the past month, so here's the quick run-down so that you're back in touch with the Vileation Nation.  We then plan to start fresh with covering Brian and Kristin's wedding which occurred this past weekend.

So...

We hung out with the Kmiecs a couple times, which included playing SpiderMan Yahtzee, Uno Spin, and Blow Out Your Diaper.
We hung out with the King girls for a little while, which included Jake being enamored with older women.  That's right, women between the ages of 4 and 9.
We hung out with Megan and Krissy and their kiddos.  Check out Krissy's synopsis over at Two Are Better Than One. Megan and Krissy were the BSG Ambassadors (that's Bible Study Girls) and they treated Kevin and me to some amazing dinners and tons of hands-on child rearing experience!!  It was a joy to spend time with Faith, Jonathan and Toby.