erin & colt got married.

last week we were in indiana {you can see highlights of our week here if you missed it} to see aaron’s family & also to attend erin & colt’s wedding!

colt & aaron {not to be confused with erin} went to high school together, & erin & I hit it off as soon as we met. they have both been really great friends for a lot of years & we were so, so honored to be invited to celebrate their big day.

along with being able to join in the wedding festivities, we also had a few other family ties to the big event. cari, aaron’s sister, sang all of the music at the wedding ceremony – processional, recessional – as well as the first dance song & a late night rendition of bobby mcgee which is her go-to karaoke song {um, she sounds exactly like janis!}. funnily enough erin heard cari sing crazy love during our wedding ceremony & asked cari to sing at her wedding during our reception; almost four years later she did! also, all of the antlers that were used in the wedding – to line the aisle & along the centers of each reception table – were courtesy of my big brother jason. they looked fantastic!

the wedding site was at colt’s parents’ house & it was perfect. the ceremony was out in front of the house & the reception took place in a huge tent out back. erin & colt thought of everything which you could see in all of the beautiful details. there was an old mantle & windows that stood in for a traditional altar, the reception tables were lined with antlers, fresh flowers, moss, & tall candlesticks. towards the end of the night we were entertained with a huge fireworks show!

without further adieu, the pics {since that is what you are really interested in, right?}.

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{all dressed up! // the bride & me at the cocktail hour pre-ceremony // the ceremony set-up}

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{the ceremony aisle // first kiss! // program stand}

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{the ceremony site // our seats at the reception // the lounge area in the tent}

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{pie bar in lieu of cake // the gorgeous reception set-up // first dance}

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{the moms & bride watching the father of the bride’s toast // colt & his mom dancing // the tent all aglow}

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{cari belting out bobby mcgee // the groom // erin singing baby got back with the band}

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{the tables were even more gorgeous in candlelight // mo, cari, me & aaron // the bride & the bump}

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{cari & mo // colt & erin having a good time // aaron getting’ down // group pic at the end of the party}

& if you didn’t get enough you can see all of aaron’s pictures of the wedding & reception here.

we had such. a. fun. time. it was one of those weddings where everyone had a great time & danced the night away. congratulations erin & colt!

xo M

my week{end} in pictures {indiana edition}.

{sorry for the delay in this post – we landed in seattle late yesterday night & hit the ground running!}

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{we got off a red-eye flight from seattle to chicago last week & drove to indiana. in hindsight, this was a terrible idea. #wenappedinapaneraparkinglot}

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{aaron being a great uncle!}

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{our friend colt & aaron picked these beautiful peonies for me!}

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{hanging out with our sweetest niece charlotte.}

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{headed to colt & erin’s wedding on friday. more pics to come!}

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{aaron spent a lot of time shooting clays at the post-wedding picnic.}

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{aaron’s stepmom diane made sugar cookies & someone had to eat the last one. #takingonefortheteam}

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{watched the french open finals – go rafa!}

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{got to have dinner with aunt kathi, uncle stan, aunt sharon, & uncle mike. what a treat!}

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{got to see kait & oliver while in alex. aaron & oliver shooting with a bow & arrow.}

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{kait, me, & the bump.}

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{our rental car – a kia soul. actually not a bad car, just an awful color!}

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{aaron & frankie getting in some male bonding time.}

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{we got a chance to see meg & her littles on our way out of town. aaron & si were bffs by the end of our trip!}

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{after having lunch in chicago, we got to see wrigley field on our way to o’hare!}

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{the route to terminal c at o’hare is always fun!}

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{as we approached seattle, we opened the airplane window to discover the most beautiful view of mount rainer!}

we had a whirlwind trip to indiana to see aaron’s family & attend colt & erin’s nuptials this past week. it was so great to see so much family & get to spend some quality time with our niece & nephews {though it is so tough to not see them more often!}. the weather was beautiful & we both enjoyed a stretch of sunny weather with very little humidity {yay!} – looking forward to the summer weather that will hopefully descend upon the emerald city in the coming months. thanks to everyone who made time to hang out with us while we were in town – hope to do it again sometime very soon!

how was your weekend?

M

my {long} weekend in pictures.

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{picked up a few pizzas from zaw for a dinner in with friends.}

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{happy birthday aaron!}

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{all packed up for a weekend staycation.}

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{we stopped by the house on saturday to see the progress – I promise to share pics later in the week – & this is how you get into the front door.}

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{it is sort of fun getting a week’s worth of mail on our weekly pick-up at the post office!}

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{good weather in seattle means much more of this: waiting for boat traffic.}

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{we got the sweetest package for baby lower from an old college friend.}

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{celebrated a birthday dinner at steelhead diner at pike place market. the food was delish!}

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{we stayed at the w hotel this weekend & it was so nice of them to remind us what time of day it was.}

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{this sign at pike place market for the restrooms is hilarious – they are all over! I guess this is a sneak peak into what life will be like next year.}

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{two of my favorite things: peonies & the bump!}

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{I finally got started on a craft project for baby lower’s nursery at crafternoon with amanda.}

we had such an enjoyable long weekend vacationing in downtown seattle. we puttered around the shopping area downtown, took a few trips to the market, dined in bell town, caught up on grey’s anatomy, & enjoyed not having any plans whatsoever. sadie stayed with our good friends jes & cale – thanks you two! – so we knew we could relax without worrying about her. I can’t believe that we are already post-memorial day! that means aaron is one year older & summer {& baby lower} is right around the corner!

how was your weekend?

M

project baby {seattle baby shower}

as I had mentioned in this week’s bump post, amanda threw me a beautiful & lovely baby shower this past weekend. it was likely a bit of a challenge since it was gender neutral, but it was so, so perfect! every detail was thought of & executed to perfection. thank you amanda – such a fantastic way to celebrate baby lower with a fabulous group of women!

the spread was perfect – snacks & dessert {french macarons & cupcakes – my fav!} & I adored those hanging balloons. & the very sweetest thing was the guest book: everyone’s thumbprints on the cutest print from where the wild things are. this is the first art piece for the nursery!

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{hanging balloons // the spread // the sweets}

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{the guest book // shower prizes // oh baby banner in the bathroom // the most delicious drinks}

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{quote on the guest book // shower game // favors // the spread}

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{the drinks // my balloon chair // law school gals}

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{playing shower games // admiring the youngest shower guest // the oldest of friends}

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{mom, me, & the bump // the guest book // the lovely hostess & me // balloons!}

perfect, right?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{I have always loved stripes, but can’t get enough these days!}

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{after work drinks while we wait for some thai to go!}

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{we ventured into sadie’s favorite store this weekend & she convinced us that she needed some treats.}

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{went to see divergent with friends on a double date but the show was sold out. whomp whomp. so we watched the hunger games – catching fire instead.}

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{brunch at the pomegranate bistro with amanda, george, & madeleine!}

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{finally got the car washed! love the ones you can drive thru!}

this weekend felt productive & it was great spending time with aaron as he was gone most of this week on a business trip. we have moved east to redmond during the pending house work which I promise to share more about this week – big things are starting to happen & it’s pretty exciting! we are feeling almost settled in, but it is strange to find the pace of our routine in a new place. I think we’ll get the hang of it soon! how was your weekend?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{a trip to bellevue square means I get my auntie anne’s fix. I never really ate big pretzels before I was pregnant, but now whenever I see them I crave them.}

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{we just happened to be at nordy’s & they just happened to be running triple points. so, we shopped a bit!}

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{no one loves the warm sunny weather more than sadie because it means she gets to cruise around in the car with the window down.}

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{aaron & a few of our very nice friends loaded up this guy on saturday. just the start of some  very big things to come around here!}

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{found some time to relax & enjoy the second book in this trilogy.}

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{sadie has been such a cuddle bug lately. she always wants to be right by my side. or on my lap. whichever is more convenient for her.}

we had the most beautiful gorgeous & sunny weekend weather that really made it feel like spring is here. I know this is just a teaser & that winter-ish weather will return soon, but it was nice to break out my sunglasses &  not need quite so many layers for at least a few days. we had an awesome group of friends come over this weekend & help us pack & move a few things from around the house as we prepare for our next big project. it feels a little crazy-town around here since there are so many things going on at once these days, but we are excited about the coming months. how was your weekend?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{pre-dinner drinks on capital hill. cheers!}

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{out to dinner with old & new friends on friday night.}

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{I don’t know which is more amazing: the fact that spring bulbs are blooming or the fact that I planted these bulbs last fall.}

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{I spent saturday morning on a rainy walk around greenlake with an old friend & her little one. I feel like this was a look into my very near future.}

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{couldn’t resist the freshly picked pop-up shop at land of nod this weekend. picked up the cutest pair of moccasins for baby lower.}

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{sunday lived up to its name today & brought some much-needed sun. needless to say sadie was here for most of the afternoon.}

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{see those tiny little green plants at the base of our front tree? yep, those are tulips that I planted!}

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{borrowing the divergent series from a friend. I need to get going before we go see the movie!}

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{this week sadie got bored & unwound an entire spool of twine she found in my craft supplies. aaron & I spent 15 minutes trying to find an end so I could attempt to re-spin it. still a work in progress.}

we had a fun & productive weekend spending time with old & new friends, & finally taking a much-needed trip to the goodwill in an effort to get a kick-start on spring cleaning. after days & days of rain, we finally got a few dry days, or moments, starting on friday & finishing up with some actual sunshine today – it was glorious! while I am still reeling from the spring forward this morning, it was all-in-all a great weekend! how was your weekend?

M