InstaFriday!

It’s been a fun week!

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Linking up with LifeRearranged to share snaps of my week, captured on my phone.

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This past saturday was my last official wedding as a wedding planner. For those of you that don’t know, I used to own Joyful Weddings & Events but sold it to one of my planners (and friends) Bre when Hudson came along. You can read more about that here.

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The wedding was wonderful! The bride was actually an old friend, so I got to see a bunch of people I hadn’t seen in a decade and a half. Everything was beautiful and seamless, so it was a great way to go out. It was definitely bittersweet- I do miss it, but it has been such a good move for our family that I don’t regret leaving it one bit.

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My  niece grabbed this picture of me in my last minutes of wedding planner-ness.

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I’ve had such a great team working with me over the years. Thank you to all of my wonderful assistants who have worked so hard! This lovely lady, especially, has been by my side through the whole adventure. Darcie- thanks for being my right hand woman!

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The wedding was full of adorable crafty details. The bride’s mom sewed up a storm, including these super cute runners. I can’t wait to share the full wedding once the professional photos are ready!

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When I got home from my wedding in the middle of the night, my husband had this waiting for me:

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The note says, “thanks for being so good at wedding planning. And thanks for giving it up for our family. i love you”. I LOVE THAT MAN! I had held it together for most of the day, but when I saw that the tears started flowing. He has been so amazingly supportive throughout my career and this process of letting it go and I am so incredibly thankful for him.

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We got to go on a date night to celebrate- which was amazing and SO needed! We are big Mario Batali restaurant fans- have been to almost all of them in Las Vegas and New York- and so we were really excited to check out Pizzeria Mozza, his Newport Beach restaurant. It did not disappoint! So tasty!

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We read through The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe with Isaiah over the past couple of weeks. He loved it, but I think I loved it more :)

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I love my boys! This was at our picnic at the park- working away on that summer list!

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My sister got tickets to So You Think You Can Dance, so we girls got all dressed up, drove up to LA and got in line to get in. We were so excited!

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Then they cut off the line 6 people ahead of us :(

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So sad! We made the best of it and had a girls night at the grove- some great sister time. And we will get to go to a show later in the year for sure, so it will all work out :)

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I love that my parents saved a ton of my childhood toys. It brings me so much joy seeing my boys playing with the same toys I played with for years. I need to remember this when I am cleaning out my boys closets and purging their toys.

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Have a great weekend everyone! I am looking forward to a mellow weekend spending time with my 3 cute guys.

 

 

 

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  1. kristin @ petal and thorn

    July 13, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    that note is quite possibly the sweetest gesture ever made by a husband. wow!

  2. Anne @ anne b. good

    July 13, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    stopping by from life.rearranged & instaFriday. What a thoughtful honey you have. Bummer that you couldn’t get into the show, but cool that you were able to make it into a great girls night. My mom didn’t save my toys from when I was little, so what I did was I went out and got my kids all the toys that I loved to play with when I was little. I had more fun reminiscing than they had playing with them though. :) Have a great week.

  3. denise@victory rd.

    July 14, 2012 at 1:16 am

    happy last wedding!

    sad sytycd cut! i envy that you get to go some time. so FUN!

    i am currently reading “a horse and his boy” to my kids. finished LW&W in may. like you i think i loved it more than they did… had me in all sorts of tears, praying so many of “jacks” (lewis’ nickname) words over them as i read.

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