& here we are! It is time for me to say good-bye for a bit. Although I haven't been blogging much during my pregnancy, I have been working hard behind the scenes to make a three month (give or take) break possible. Now I am 38 weeks pregnant & exactly two weeks away from my July 11 due date. I grow more & more excited, as well as more & more nervous, with each passing day. Most of all, I can't wait to meet our little guy & be his mama.
I'll leave you with a few highlights of my very blessed, very easy pregnancy . . .
Here is my first official baby bump photo! I was about 24 weeks pregnant & loving our babymoon at Newport Beach. Our babymoon was absolutely amazing. Just imagine five relaxing days spent enjoying the beach & the pool, not to mention amazing meals at great restaurants.
Here is a sweet moment captured on Mother's Day, one of the first beautiful weekends of Spring. I was about 31 weeks pregnant & stealing a quiet moment in the sun. I was so happy to be spending Mother's Day with my baby bump & my fur baby. All of us love soaking up the sunshine!
Last but not least, here are my hubs & I posing shortly before my baby shower began. I was about 34 weeks pregnant & I was really glowing that day. Let me tell you, my Mom & my sister hosted the most perfect, most adorable baby shower ever the backyard of my childhood home on a gorgeous day. I will forever cherish the lovely memories of celebrating Baby Boy Koru with our family & friends.
What a journey. & to think this adventure is only beginning!
& that's a wrap, my friends! Enjoy the long, lazy days of your Summer. Let's meet back here in the Fall, shall we?
Photography: Kate Corpuz for Koru Wedding
On June 26, 2010, Bailey arrived on P.E.T.S. from Arkansas, where he was found wandering alone on a country road & rescued by an amazing foster family & animal rescue group All About Labs. After about one month of talking to the rescue group & foster family, I was over the moon for Bailey's arrival & I still remember it like it was yesterday. Instantly, Bailey became a part of our family, our home & our hearts. He brings us more love & joy than we ever imagined &, quite honestly, he gets us into more scrapes than we thought possible. Life is always an adventure with our tri-color wonder! I wouldn't change a thing. I'm so excited for him to be a big brother!
On Bailey's behalf, I would like to remind you to adopt cats & dogs from your local shelter or from a rescue group. Our Bailey was cut, dirty & infected when we was found in rural Arkansas. Despite this, he was still so sweet & trusting when a kind-hearted couple stopped to help him. God knows where he would be without them & All About Labs, the rescue group who facilitated his adoption. Sadly, too many animals don't get saved. These innocent animal deserve a second chance just like Bailey!
Happy Adoption Anniversary, Bailey! Let's celebrate many, many more together! xoxo
(P.S. It may have seemed like I was signing off yesterday but it was only my last wedding feature before my maternity leave. Stay tuned tomorrow for my official last post- including baby bump photos!)
Happy Wedding Wednesday!
Welcome to my last wedding feature before Baby Boy Koru! I'm taking a short break until the Fall to enjoy motherhood (wish me luck!). I decided to leave on a high note with the prettiest, sweetest affair that puts a big smile of my wedding-loving face. Prepare for a lovely wedding, full of bright yellow ranunculus & other gorgeous yellow & blue details. Pepper Nix Photography shows us the beauty:
Jane & Kesler got married on August 21 in Salt Lake, Utah. Their wedding was marked by true love, cheery yellow ranunculus & beautiful yellow & blue details. The main event was the private temple sealing held at the Salt Lake LDS Temple. To celebrate their marriage, family & friends gathered with the Bride & Groom for an intimate reception at La Caille in Sandy, Utah. Good food & sparkling conversation were had on a spectacular patio, complete with lush greenery, twinkling lights & gorgeous yellow, white & blue centerpieces. As the evening came to a close, guests enjoyed not one but two (!!) white wedding cakes accented with fresh flowers. A fun sparkler departure ushered the Bride & Groom into their happily ever after!
My Favorite Moment: The darling kiss after their sparkler departure from the reception.
My Favorite Detail: The happy yellow ranunculus sprinkled throughout the celebration!
Congratulations, Jane & Kesler!
Photography: Pepper Nix Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Ceremony Venue: Salt Lake LDS Temple / Reception Venue: La Caille / Floral Designer: Sean Oviatt Designs / DJ: Allurish Audio / Wedding Cake: Glaus Bakery / Wedding Gown: Abella Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: Shabby Apple
Happy Wedding Wednesday!
Have I got a feast for your wedding-loving eyes! This charming wedding is full of one delightful surprise after another- an original First Look, a tiny owl (yes, an owl!!!) ring bearer, a beautiful teepee ceremony, and much, much more. Bonnallie Brodeur shows us the beauty:
Violaine & Gaetan got married on July 27 in Quebec, Canada at Haut Bois Normand. The cozy sugar shack is located on a 10,000-tree maple bush situated on mountainous land, just perfect for the nature-loving couple. They adore animals & color too, both of which were infused into their unique wedding.
The wedding day started with a cool First Look by the lake. The Bride, wearing a flowing white wedding gown & sweet floral crown, waited for her Groom on a wooden dock. Leaving from the opposite shore, the Groom rowed his way over to her in a red canoe flying a pirate flag. The anticipation built as they spied each other across the water. When they triumphantly met on the dock, they sealed the moment with a kiss!
The outdoor ceremony took place in a green clearing, marked by a lovely white teepee & bright rainbow tassels. A little owl with bright yellow eyes was perched on the Groom's hand throughout the ceremony, where he adorably guarded the wedding rings. Surrounded by their family & friends seated on simple wooden benches, the Bride & Groom became husband & wife during an emotional ceremony.
A great party followed at a warm, welcoming reception. The rustic space was decorated with family wedding photos, white cafe lights, and long, wooden tables decorated with clusters of flowers, feather place settings & tiny animal figurines. The delicious dinner was served family-style with generous sides of good conversation & merry laughter. What a tremendous wedding!
My Favorite Moment: The lakeside First Look complete with a pirate canoe & weathered dock. SO fun!
My Favorite Detail: It was very, very hard to choose, but how could I resist picking that cute owl ring bearer?
Congratulations, Violaine & Gaetan!
Photography: Bonnallie Brodeur / Submitted via Two Bright Lights