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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Celebrating The Bride To Be - A Few Pics from Janet's Bridal Shower

We celebrated our Bride to Be last weekend with a bridal shower and bachelorette gathering! 

It's only 2.MORE.MONTHS before my baby sister gets hitched and we couldn't be more excited for Janet and Brian (check out their cute wedding website - don't you just love those things?!)!

This past weekend, my mom hosted the most beautiful old-fashioned-style TEA PARTY as an afternoon shower; and then Katie and I hosted a "slumber party" type bachelorette to celebrate Janet's Journey to Brian later that night.  

Here's what the special day looked like:

Of course there was tea served at the TEA bridal shower -

…and the "signature" drink -
Janet's color is purple so Lavender Champagne it was!

The beautiful cake from Classic Cakes

All the favor boxes wrapped in beautiful shades of purple and used as decor (by mom) -

All the vintage plates and tea cups - 

Mom kept saying take pictures of the table, and I always listen to my momma :)

The Bride posing - 

Sisters -

Tea sandwiches, fruit, and nuts - all yum - 

And then we had cute games of He Said/She Said, Find the Groom, AND great storytelling from Brian's sister Kathryn, about how she and Alexandra set up Janet and Brian's first blind date in NYC, all the way from South Bend, Indiana!

Janet even got a great bouquet out of it all! 

Then later that night for the bachelorette, Katie and I came up with the cheesy theme of Janet's Journey To Brian - to go though Janet's life before meeting Brian - growing up in Indiana, spending time in Arizona, studying in Austria and speaking German, and living in NYC for 8 years.

Here a few pics from that night...

You can kind of get a sense of the journey with the table decor!
Close up of the sugar cookies
Of course she was embarrassed by all of it!  Which was fun for us!

The drink table -

 With purple mojitos of course (and purple sugar rimmed glasses) - 
And the drink table had this picture on it - a double wedding of barbies and toilet paper that Janet created when she was 8 or 10 or something - 

We only left the house for dinner at La Hacienda, and of course she was still embarrassed beyond belief!

Because what would a bachelorette night be without a margarita?

***One of the funniest parts of the night was dad sleeping in his barn to get out of the house full of 10 girls -
He might get too used to this!

Happy almost wedding, Jan!  We can't wait for the big day! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Indiana State Fair 2014

We had such a great visit to the Indiana State fair this year!  What's really not to like, though, if you're crazy about FOOD farm animals!  

This year was pretty special because Addie got to take the Fair Train for the first time!

So I thought I'd share some feel good pics with you all (they're almost as fun as the fair haha):

Waiting for the Train - 

Addie kept telling Junie that she's too little to ride the train. Pobresita, Jumie.

To a 2.5 yr. old, this was a BIG deal!

The "doctor" checked her ticket.

Grandma and Addie finally made it into the fair… although they were the last ones off the train, of course. ;)

So we saw ALL the animals - the goats, the pigs, the cows - but the HORSIES were the favorite (shocker to any of you who have ever seen this blog, I know, heehee)!

Even watching them get cleaned was cool for Cowgirl Addie.

She could have done this all day!

And grandma too!

Lots of barns to walk though! 

The girls weren't really into the tractors yet (unfortunately for grandpa).

Then after the train and animals, the girls loved a wonderful surprise in Pioneer Village - 
LIVE MUSIC just for them! 

June was in shock.  She didn't know what to do... 

It's okay, Jumie.

Addie, on the other hand… well, you'll see - 

They played for AJ for a good 25 minutes! 

June needed a break to say the least.  Probably like you all do from these dancing pics!

And finally, even though it is a struggle every year, I made the girls take pics with the cow cutout like always (it could have been a lot worse than it was) and I think I got some framers - 

June was just about to be a sweaty, sleepy mess in the stroller when we put her behind this.

June wanted a turn again.

Got it.

Lastly, if you haven't had a footlong corn dog in your life, I dare say you haven't fully lived!  ;) ;) 

My lunch.  Hard to top.

Here's to many more summers and years of fair going! 
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