Wednesday, September 28, 2011


here are some more photobooth pics from robert's party. we truly intended this to be for the guests. honestly. but somehow, the kids & robert & I managed to monopolize it just a tad.

{robert's sweet little niece}  
  {the adorable brent + jennifer} 
{this is pretty much the most awesome family ever. ever. I want to be like them when I grow up}  
{the "put on your best disguise" pose}  
 {so cute troy + jenny} 
{this is the part where we forgot there were other guests at the party we should be attending to}  
 {and in case you didn't already think we were vain-enough, we set up the booth again the next day & took more pics of ourselves.} 
 {show me your best "toddler & tiara" I-didn't-win-the-ultimate-grand-supreme-title-but-still-want-a-pony face}  

Monday, September 26, 2011

robert's 40th birthday southern picnic party

robert's a pretty special guy, so I thought he deserved a pretty special party for his 40th birthday. and I think we definitely accomplished that in a laid-back, southern-sort-of-way. thanks to my incredible parents, with their endless gifts & talents for helping me pull this off (oh, & for owning an awesome party-house). and my sweet sister who used her vacation time to drive six hours just to get here. and to all our friends & family who came (several from other cities & states!) to help shower my "old man" with lots of love & support on the big day. we both feel so blessed to have so many funny, creative, kind & thoughtful people in our lives.

I didn't take pictures of many things that I wish I had- like all the amazing people who came to celebrate with us. but I managed to get a few right as the party started. hope you enjoy.

  {so I made the birthday boy design his own invites. is that so bad?} 

 {I filled lots of little mason jars with wildflowers for decoration} 
{this was a perfect project to practice my sewing skills - 45 cloth napkins} 
{I had a poster printed with all of robert's childhood photos}

{this was my mom's cute spin on the tired (& much-hated by myself) veggie tray. robert made the pimento cheese} 
 {what would a southern party be without two giant pots of boiled p-nuts?} 
{we had mint, sweet tea & lemonade for people to make arnold palmers. refreshing!} 
 {watermelon on sticks}  
 {my mom made the cheese grits & robert cooked the shrimp. I think everyone went back for seconds}  
 {pulled pork sammies, sweet potato chips, cornbread & deviled eggs}  
 {in lieu of birthday cake, I made a bunch of pies (one not pictured). we had parchment, wood fork & baggies to take a slice-to-go} 
  {"ya'll come back" moonpies as favors. yes, I have eaten all the extras by myself}  

  {only one of my corn hole bags busted. can someone teach me how to double-stitch?} 
  {I took this brilliant idea from this woman via pinterest. so easy to set up & tons of fun} 
{my dad set up some bait + poles for people to fish}  

here are a few pics from the surprise "photobooth" that my dad & I set up. we actually didn't get many people it in, but the kids loved it. will post the rest of the pictures later.
{happy birthday, lovah} 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

september cake: a bunch 'o pies

september was robert's birthday month. we did a southern picnic theme (pics to come next week), so instead of making a cake, I made a bunch of different pies. unfortunately, I didn't get a shot of all of them, but I ended up making an apple crumble pie, a brown sugar white peach pie and a chocolate peanut butter pie (pecan pie shown was not made by me). they disappeared slice by slice & we were left with four empty pie plates (don't you just love guests who actually eat?). I heard they were delicious ;)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

happy birthday, husband!

I can hardly believe that my adorable mister turned the big four-oh yesterday. we had a southern themed party last night that was tons of fun. I'm just now getting around to downloading the pictures, so I will definitely share later in the week, but it was a blast! happy 40th to the sweetest, smartest, funniest, kindest, most talented husband on the planet. I adore you, robert.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


eeek! I got a little credit-card-happy with my missoni purchases at target yesterday. the super target that's closest to us is near some upscale neighborhoods, so they were totally sold out. but robert had the idea to drive to another target in a, how should I say this, "less-cultured", area of town. "they won't know about missoni!" I know, shame on us for stereotyping, but he was totally right! there was tons of stuff left. I was a bit overwhelmed by the selection all over the store & didn't have time to think, so I just threw everything into the cart. have no fear, I will return most of it (or maybe I should ebay it; the $40 throws are going for $200 +). but I wanted to have time to take my picks on what I wanted to keep (definitely the headband, some tights, those bowls, a candle, the tray, the mug... yikes this is difficult). if there are any super-bummed missoni fans who didn't get their pick (because of greedy people like me who filled up their carts), let me know if you're interested in anything below. fun night!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

ice cream sammies

the perfect snack on a hot summer day. I used this recipe. hope you had a wonderful long weekend!


Related Posts with Thumbnails