Sunday, August 5, 2012

Date Day

Midweek Tom and I were debating a backpacking trip in Saint Francois State Park. As the temperatures continued to soar and the mugginess never subsided we decided we would rather stay in town. It was a great decision as we thoroughly enjoyed our whole weekend. Saturday we decided we would do a date day. It was an absolute blast. 

Tom has never been up in the arch so I decided we had to go. When I woke up to thunderstorms on Saturday am I was so upset. I just knew we wouldn't be able to see a thing. When we got down there the rain had subsided but the skies were cloudy. By the time we got up 630 feet it was a beautiful view. 

Standing directly under the arch 

Looking west from the arch windows

the view into the new stadium 
Old Courthouse and baseball stadium
Tom gets a look out the window
The two of us afterwards
 After the arch we went by Lafayette Park to check out a spot where I hope to take some wedding photos. It was absolutely gorgeous. From this spot we headed to Pho Grand for a delicious Vietnamese lunch.

 Tom planned part of our date day as well. We went ice skating... in August! So fun! We were the only ones with shorts on and Tom wore short sleeves too! It was chilly but so so fun. I had an absolute blast.

What a great day. Field hockey starts tomorrow and the last game is two days before the wedding! See you October 13, Tom :) 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Bachelorette Party FUN!

A while back when we first started talking about my bachelorette party I made it very clear that I was not interested in the bar scene or anything risque. What I really wanted was a fun girl's overnight at the winery. My wonderful matron of honor delivered just that. Last Saturday we went to the winery in Ste Gen for a day filled with wine, music, food, friends, family, and lots of sunshine. It was a great day. As the wineries began to close down we packed up and headed back to the house that we had rented for the night. It was enough space for everyone with a patio where we could play games. The sunset was beautiful and the evening was perfect. My mom and sister had lasagna, salad, and bread waiting for when we arrived. The whole evening was a blast. What a fun and memorable weekend. 

The Group before we left

My friends and me at the winery

A terrible picture of me with my in laws at the winery..but aren't they cute!

the house where we stayed
my sweet future mother in law and my adorable tiny crown

strange pic, but the crown is hilarious

some of my sisters and me at hte winery

the matron of honor and the bride to be 

the group at the one is ready :)
the group at the winery 
jello shots at the house
I guess this gift was funny

at the winery
darling pic of ashley and mel
heather and mel 
me and kara

gift opening

sisters at the winery 
sisters and mom at the winery 
tiny crown
fun cups with sister in law ann

sisters at the house
adorned water bottles
nothing crazy happend

on the porch at the house-im so classy i am trying to get the alcohol out of the picture :) - instead it looks like i am cheersing the photog 
favors for the bach party
the house we stayed in

Thanks to all who took part.. it was a fun fun weekend for me. Hopefully it was the same for you!