Thursday, July 19, 2012

Last Weekends Recap

We had such a wonderful weekend...I am finding I cherish them more and more since it's the only time the three of us can be together with Nick and I's work schedules.

Friday my girl Bailey came over and we got a Papa Murphys Pizza and rented a movie...and by the way...the dumbest most ridiculous movie ever. Aside from some funny moments or one liners from Paul Rudd, this movie was beyond bizarre. The best part of it was the gag reel! So....for those of you looking to rent a movie...don't rent "Wanderlust". #fail. Aside from the strangest 2 hours ever, we had a great night and Jimmer loved having the company (he is a HUGE flirt).

Saturday morning we got up and hit the road to Dubuque for our friend Josh Handkes wedding to the beautiful Tara Squires. Our friend Marcus was with us (him and Nick had a slumber party at our house the night before lol). Nick and Marcus were Ushers so we had to be there early for pictures. I dropped them off and Jimmer and I went to Super Target to get a few things. WHAT a nightmare. I wasn't in my dress yet and hadn't put my makeup on...so after picking up our items at Target I went into the bathroom to put my dress on. I had to set Jimmer on the floor and watch him like a hawk so that he wouldn't touch ANYTHING in that bathroom other than his own toy which I made sure he wouldn't drop (very hard to do!!). Then we went out to the car and I set him on the passenger side floor of the car while I put my makeup on. He kept standing up and pulling on my dress. Then come to find out the hem of my dress (that I've had for several years but only worn once or twice) was undone and I had to go buy safety pins! Should have bought double sided tape fyi, not sure what I was thinking. Not to mention it was 100 degrees out and I was sweating and uncomfortable and Jimmer was over our little outing. Long story short...get dressed and put your makeup on BEFORE when you have a little one. Lesson Learned. The wedding was beautiful and we had a great time. Jimmer was soooo good and had so much fun dancing and crawling around. Him and I stayed until about 8:45 pm..little past buddies bed time but I knew he'd be out once we got in the car and he was having so much fun. We headed back to Cedar Rapids and Nick and his two college buddies stayed the night and rode back together the next day. Nick looked so handsome in his tux...it's only the 2nd time I've ever seen him in one...the other being our wedding day. PICTURE OVERLOAD....

On the way to the wedding....he slept almost the whole way:) (That's my childhood blanket..also known as my "GeeGee")
 Before the Ceremony....





 At the Reception...
Jimmer and his buddy Marcus...he LOVES Marcus (look at that grip on his jacket!)


College Buddies :)

My dance partner for the night #sorrynick

TIRED boy

My boys :)
 OK so I just want to take a moment to point out how AWFUL of a photographer my husband is....seriously....look at these pictures. He always cuts off half of our bodies and fills the frame with the ceiling or the wall. Good thing I didn't marry him for his photography skills...he did manage to get a good one after I told him the first two were FAILS.
HAHAH Jimmer and I...and the wall above us

Jimmer and I's bodies..and his high chair...

Finally got us in there but Jimmer was over it by this point

Love that guy

Wedding Party Dance!!

Nick and Marcus....studs
 When Jimmer and I were getting ready to leave Nick suggested we go outside and get some pictures by the water. It was so pretty out there.
Another picture by Nick...HAHA....Jimmer ready for bed in his pj's and me in my flip flops!

My Chubby little man


I love this one....


Larson Family of 3



Sunday morning Jimmer and I got up and had breakfast (he LOVES french toast turns out). Then we headed to Church. I have to say that I've really found a home in New Covenant. I feel so at ease there, the people are great and I love the nursery and youth areas. I took Jimmer to the nursery which he loves and headed in. The sermon was about your role as a wife which was so interesting and informative. I certainly took some things from it and have already this week found myself applying what I learned to our lives. One thing he said that stood out to me was "Wives, if you want to be beautiful to your husbands when your youth has faded...have a beautiful heart." He went on to say that external beauty is temporary and internal beauty is eternal. How we can still look nice and get dolled up and love all those things but to concentrate more on the internal and to work on that part of us. It's so easy to get caught up in external beauty when we are living in a world that is obsessed with it. I know my Mom will love this but she always taught me "Pretty is is pretty does" (which she got from my Grandma Vanover)...never have I understood that more. I love my time there and find that it's a great weekly reminder of the type of person I want to be and the way I want to and should live my life. Nick was home minutes after we got back and we spent the day at home in the AC, watching golf, and playing with our ACTIVE baby :)


GREAT weekend.....this coming weekend we are going to the Toby Keith concert which I cannot wait for!

1 comment:

  1. I love that quote about having a beautiful heart... I can think of several older women are are beautiful for that reason. Your little guy is adorable! Thanks for stopping by my blog, glad to connect with you!

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