Behind the Scenes Lately…


So clearly I’ve been pretty MIA unless you follow me on Instagram. I got married on Saturday friends!! Oh my goodness, what a whirlwind!! It was amazing, and beautiful, so much fun, and went by FAR to fast. Just as everyone said it would! I wish I could relive that day over and over again! I felt like a princess and it was glorious!!

My two year old has been sick. Since last Thursday night. That’s right, all through our rehearsal dinner & wedding. He is miserable and barely eating. It’s been a real joy. I actually do feel so terrible, I wish I could take it for him. Thank GOD for all of our amazing family and friends who took care of BOTH our boys all day Saturday so that we could really enjoy the day..we are so incredibly blessed and thankful. Otherwise..a sick child on our wedding day, could have made it prettty miserable for us. (Selfish?)

I’m working on getting back into the swing of things..hopefully back to regularly scheduled programming next week! *hopefully* in the meantime my new husband (sounds so weird!) is taking days off and half days this week to spend together. And help me with our super sick little man.

We’re not doing a honeymoon right now..clearly. I couldn’t imagine leaving yet with a little one at home..only 6 months old. (But seriously the size of a 1 year old. Not exaggerating.) So we’re hoping to take one next February. Between moves. Where should we go? I’m really wanting Europe, but it may suck in the winter. My hubs is against sitting on a beach for a week, something about being bored. To me that’s nonsense. I couldn’t think of anything better! Especially since we will have just drove pretty much cross country (in my eyes.) Sooo recommendations??

Speaking of driving, our next adventure is finding a new car. An SUV to be precise. I really want/need the extra space. I want one that has the third row. I’m loving the highlander but we’ve still got a lot of looking to do. Thoughts on this one!?

You Guys save me on so many of these questions! 🙂

After our car endeavor it’s time to start packing and finding a place to live in MO. Oh yah..16 weeks there baby. I’m pretty sure there is nothing around where we will be. I’m already counting down the days to our move to Seattle. (Side bar, if you live anywhere near Fort Leonard Wood..please tell me what I can do there. In the Fall & Winter. You know, besides hibernate.

I can’t wait to share pictures with you guys! Our photographer was amazing! Absolutely incredible! We received so many compliments on her, and friends looking for her info. She did an amazing job on the few pictures that I have seen and her prices can seriously not be beat. Shes a rock-star. We already set up a family photo shoot with our kids in August. Can’t wait.

Besides the day to day, and starting to go through and empty every room of our house one by one, this is pretty much what we’ve been up to. My husband is trying to plan a camping trip for next month. Hmm..with a 6 month old and 2 year old…I’m not sure about that one…but he’s pretty dead set on it. My blogging schedule may be slightly scattered the remainder of the Summer. Since this is our last couple of months here, I want to spend as much time as possible with our family and friends before we leave. I don’t want to let anything get in the way. But don’t worry, come October, its just going to be me, two little boys, and this computer 24/7. Things will get back to the norm! 😉

I hope you’re all having a fantastic Summer so far! xo

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  • Reply Lauren at Keep It Sweet

    Congrats again!!! Can’t wait to see more pictures:-) Glad your family was able to look after the little one so that you could enjoy your day.

    Hmm, that time of year is good for South America!

    June 27, 2013 at 11:05 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Ooh never thought of that! Ill have to look into it! Thanks 🙂

      June 27, 2013 at 11:14 am
  • Reply Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies

    That pictures is pretty awesome — I love the look of that church, too! For your honeymoon, have you thought about a cruise? They’re my favorite way to vacation. I went on a Mediteranean one and it was great because you had days of culture and days of beach (but I’ve also been on many, many carribean ones which actually usually have great cultural stops too!). It’s impossible to get bored with a place because you’re only there one day. You’re probably not taking your kids, but there’s also free daycare from like 6 am – 2 am on most lines.

    June 27, 2013 at 11:30 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Thank you!! We have thought of a cruise, but we’ve done so many of them. As much as I love them, I would love to be able to try something completely new to both of us! Down the road a cruise is something we can definitely take our kids with us!

      June 27, 2013 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply Liz

    O.K. couple of thoughts, I Tent camped with a 3 month old and 3 year old and it was easier than it is now that they are 14 and 11, If you have the grid mats for the floor they are made of the same material as the bed rolls that you can get for camping ground pads. newer tents have nice high roofs so you can stand and fit a pac-n-play. Technu or Ivy Rest for anyone prone to poison, and I love the DEET free bug sprays, Cutter makes one. Last summer at scout camp we sprayed some directly on a tick and it jumped right off.

    About vehicles, my one friend with 4 kids has and loves her Honda pilot. I actually prefer a wagon like a Forester, but I currently drive a Chevy Conversion van, nice and high and better mileage than you would think.

    Good luck and looking forward to seeing more of the wedding pics

    June 27, 2013 at 11:32 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Thanks so much for all the tips! Im going to have to look into all that if we go through with this! haha
      I saw the honda pilot on the road the other day and added it to my list to look into! Thankyou so much! 🙂

      June 27, 2013 at 8:47 pm
  • Reply Rachel Cooks

    So much gorgeousness! Can’t wait for more photos. Hope your sweetie feels better soon! Have fun camping…..

    crazy lady.

    June 27, 2013 at 11:38 am
    • Reply Alaina

      haha Crazy! Exactly! Thats what Im sayin’!! 😉 Thank you!

      June 27, 2013 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Liz @ The Lemon Bowl

    You need to change the “About You” on the top right of your blog sista!! February is the perfect (and affordable) time to visit Rome!

    June 27, 2013 at 12:11 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      hahah thanks for reminding me, I totally spaced about that one! Im to focused on all the frustrating name changing agencies.
      Rome is where we would both love to go too! 🙂 Great minds!

      June 27, 2013 at 3:03 pm
  • Reply Cassie | Bake Your Day

    Many many congrats!! I’m so happy for you all!

    June 27, 2013 at 10:02 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      oh thank you so so much cassie! 🙂

      June 28, 2013 at 3:21 pm
  • Reply Julia

    Beautiful pictures and congrats!! I think you should do Europe. My husband and I recently went and it was amazing…its perfect for those that don’t like to just sit on the beach (but I can gladly do that too!). 🙂

    June 28, 2013 at 1:51 am
    • Reply Alaina

      Thank you so much! Europe is where I started looking, I was just hesitant because of the weather in February! But we will see, thank you!

      June 28, 2013 at 3:22 pm
  • Reply alex

    Congrats! I can’t wait to see more photos! You have to let me know when you get to Seattle..we can do a playdate!

    June 28, 2013 at 10:55 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Definitely! Sounds like fun! It wont be until February, but we will for sure!!

      June 29, 2013 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Tracey

    I’m so late to get over here and comment, but huge congratulations my friend! Based on the photos I’ve seen so far it was a wonderful day 🙂

    Have you thought about Hawaii for your honeymoon? There are beaches, but so many things to do. We had so much fun when we went for our honeymoon a few years ago!

    July 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      Thank you so much, it was absolutely went by so fast though! I wish I could relive it all again! 🙂

      WE have thought about Hawaii, but we have both been there, so we’re trying to find somewhere new to both of us! We love it though! Definitely going back there eventually!! I bet you guys had such a relaxing time!!

      July 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm

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