Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Chatham Manor

On the last day before leaving Virginia, we had a little picnic at one of our favorite historical sites in Fredericksburg, Chatham Manor. Sydney took some awesome pictures for us while we were there. She did an amazing job, as usual, and we are so grateful to have these! Thanks Syd!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Bridal Showers Galore!

As mentioned in my last blog post, while at home in VA my mom and I threw 2 bridal showers for Sydney. First we had a garden shower. Everything turned out beautifully (thanks to my mom's amazing garden) and we had a lot of fun. Here are some pictures of the event. WARNING: an absurd amount of pictures of purely decorations to follow.

Lynn Meppen made this fabulous cake for the shower. Sydney and Mitch's relationship started with writing letters to each other while he was on his mission. So cute! I was seriously impressed by this cake and it tasted super good!

These next pictures are for the Pampered Chef Bridal Shower that we had for her a few days later. This one was just inside the house so we pretty much used the same decorations and moved them inside.

VA Part 2

Well it's hard to believe that my 2.5 wks in VA is over. The time seriously flew by so fast! We had such a great time and kept ourselves plenty busy. Aside from all of the fun things we did with Sawyer, we also threw two bridal showers for Sydney. I'm going to blog separately about those. But here's a few (wink) more pictures from our trip. The flight home was definitely harder than the one going out there, mostly because it was a full flight and I didn't have an empty seat to bring my carseat on. So it turned into quite the physical struggle between me and the lap child for 4 hours. Thankfully I was able to force him into a sleep the last hour, haha. All in all, we survived, and I'm glad the flight is over with. We miss my parents and Sydney and David so much already, but it's also nice to be back with Nathan again.
My dad was able to take a day off (which is actually a huge sacrifice because he has been busier than any one I've ever seen lately) so we went down to the little children's zoo in Richmond one day.

He wasn't so sure about the goat licking the food out of his hand. Neither was I :).

Sydney and I went for a run one morning and Sawyer wanted to come along...so we took him along for about 5 feet...
David's school had their 'Special Olympics' while we were there. It was a beautiful day and Sawyer had a blast running around on the track and field. David won first place in the 25 m run...as usual. Go David!!

We hung one of Syd's shirts around Sawyer's shoulders and thought he looked pretty funny as 'Sir Sawyer' and Goliath.
At the mall shopping for wedding stuff...a 12 hour day of shopping! ugh!!! Sawyer handled it pretty well actually.
The mall on another day. They have a pretty sweet little play area. Sawyer loved it.