Saturday, April 28, 2012

April Showers

Recently our lives have been consumed with friends getting married, buying homes, and getting pregnant. It's been pretty exciting!

Last Saturday we spent all day celebrating with two couples who are both very good friends of ours. We started at Ginny and John Michael's new home. Ginny and I were Chi O's together at UF and she & JM finally moved back to Atlanta last summer. After a pretty rough year in 2011, they've really turned things this year now that they both have new (and better!) jobs, just bought a new home, and are expecting a baby this August! Lots of happiness to celebrate :) Last weekend they hosted a housewarming party, that was really about finding out whether they are having a baby boy or a baby girl!

Bo wore black...which made for some interesting conversations.





Sugar dressed up for the event. She loves her new backyard.

the "revelation" cake!


bee treats - these were delicious

counting down!

it's a BOY! Mom and Dad were right! (and so was I... I'm so good at this game)

happy grandparents :)


They had a station setup to decorate baby bibs...guess who did each one? Hint: it's rather obvious.

(mine)

(Bo's... I guess this is to make Ginny feel better?)

(Ginny's sister, Aunt Katie - she also posted about the party here)

party favors! take-home flavored honey

Now it's time to start shopping so we can spoil Baby Boy Dunn!!


After their party, we made a quick pit-stop at home to feed Molly and then turned right back around to head to a couple's "stock the bar" shower for our friends, Krystina and Brian, who are getting married this summer. It was a great party, which unfortunately I did not take a single picture of. Brian was in Bo's class at UF but we didn't know him until he and I worked together at my old job, and we spent a lot of time together traveling to Myrtle Beach for work. Krystina and I also play softball together, so I actually knew her before they started dating. We had a lot of fun at their shower, catching up with old work friends and softball friends, and we are all really looking forward to their wedding. Funnily, they also just bought a new home - on the next street over from Ginny & JM. We need to introduce them soon so they can be friends and (selfishly) so that we can hang out with everyone when we make the trek up to their neck of the woods! :) Hopefully I'll make up for the lack of pictures at their wedding in July!




Monday, April 23, 2012

Dani & Mark's Wedding

Last weekend we flew down to West Palm Beach to celebrate the marriage of two of our very good friends, Dani & Mark! You may remember Dani from my post last month at her bachelorette party :)

We got in town Friday afternoon, and had a party at my parent's house that night. It was a lot easier having everyone come to us, instead of trying to meet up with just a few people for lunch or dinner. Plus, my parents got to see all our friends, too - which they always enjoy. Apparently we were having too much fun catching up all night because I didn't bring my camera out until people started leaving, so I only got a few pictures...

Me & Gen - best friends from high school!

more high school best friends! Megan, Jenn, and Leslie (and Jenn's fiance, Bryan)

college friends! me and the mommies-to-be: Tricia & her baby boy and Kelly & her baby girl!

more high school best friends, Bo and Mark! I think they look like this in every picture I have of them from the past 10 years


Saturday morning I woke up earlier than I cared to, thanks to this little guy...

good morning, Hank.

  The weather was not as pretty as the forecast had predicted when we were packing for the weekend. Adrienne stayed with us, and we tried really hard to get a tan, but the sun was not cooperating. So we went for a nice long walk along the beach instead, which I can't really complain about :)

we took Jessie with us, she was so excited! could not sit still for a picture.

super windy!! that crazy hair is the reason I usually wear a hat.



For the most part, the weather held out for the big event that night. Dani & Mark's wedding was at Out of the Blue, which is in Jonathan's Landing. It was a great waterfront location.



Leslie & Mike - their turn to say I do one year from that weekend! (but who's counting?)


Megan, me & Kelly

family shot - Leslie, me, Dad & Mom

a picture with the photographer :)  - me, Jenn & Adrienne

my awesome parents!

Mark and his groomsmen anxiously awaiting the bride!

Dani was a stunning bride!

the beautiful bridesmaids

first kiss as husband and wife!

love

The reception was inside the restaurant, and they had such fun beach-themed decorations.




loved the coral placecard holders

and the coral wine stopper favors - we will get a lot of use out of these

Table 6 was the best! No, seriously, we had a competition.


Megan, Susan, Adrienne, me, Bo, Kim & Evan

cheers to Dani & Mark!

Kim and her man-wich





Once the bride and groom came in, it was a non-stop party all night long! Such a fun reception.


everyone joined them on the dance floor for the first dance!

and then they danced "for real"

Chi O! Katrina, Kelly, Megan, Kim, Leslie, Dani, Adrienne, me, Susan, and Jenn Hopkins!

Mike, (Kelly), Matt, and Evan


Mark and Bo


these two can't be together without doing their washing machine dance!

 
for once, this was not his fault
 


my camera died right after this picture...


Sunday morning we saw them one last time at a brunch hosted by Mark's family at their awesome rental home. Great send-off!


love the shirt Dani got him

could have stayed here all day


And finally...before we left, we had drinks and lunch at Guanabanas. I miss the beach already.








Congrats, Dani and Mark! What an awesome wedding weekend :)