Monday, November 15, 2010

my best friends wedding

Well, this was the weekend we have been waiting for. Sarah and Daron were married in Las Vegas on Sunday, November 14th. It was absolutely stunning. The bride and groom and several of their friends arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday and the remaining guests arrived on Friday morning. We began the wedding festivities by having her Bachelorette party on Friday night. We toasted champagne and adorned our matching 1920's headbands in the suite and headed down to meet our stretch hummer limo to take us to the Welcome to Las Vegas sign and to dinner.

After dinner at Tao we headed over to the nightclub for first class service! We were total ballers. We ended the night meeting up with the boys at the casino at MGM Grand where we were all staying. On Saturday morning we woke up bright and early and had the wedding rehearsal.
Saturday was filled with football, sight seeing, and the Rehearsal Dinner at Firefly Cafe. The speeches were so amazing and very emotional. I don't think that there was a dry eye in the house. Sarah and Daron are two of the most kind hearted people and we were all so grateful to be there to celebrate with them.

Sunday was wedding day! I work up to Emily's alarm which were wedding bells! All of the bridesmaids snuggled together in bed for a while and then it was time for the bride and MOH to get their hair and makeup done! We all meet in the terrace suite at 1:30 for photos. We all had so much fun hanging out on the balcony looking over the city of Las Vegas taking picture with our best friend/bride! We traveled through the casino to the terrace at MGM for the ceremony. Daron's reaction to Sarah was the sweetest reactions of all and has won the award for best groom's face! His eyes immediately filled with tears and his lips started to quiver when she walked out of the doors. The vows and ceremony were absolutely perfect. After the ceremony, the wedding party took pictures on the Las Vegas strip and then had dinner at Diego in MGM. After dinner, the party continued in the terrace suite on the 27th floor overlooking the beautiful city. We had dancing, a hot tub filled with rose petals, delicious cupcakes. The night ended with a champagne toast and the bride and groom headed upstairs to their bedroom in the suite and then a few short hours later hopped on a plane to Antigua!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

my long lost blog

It has been an entire seasons since I have blogged. It has also probably been the most exciting season of my life thus far. So much has happened and will continue to happen. Fall has not failed me yet and I am sure that it will continue to please.

To start, I got engaged. Yes, you have heard correctly. I am engaged to Nathan Andrew Kivett and we will be getting married on April Fool's Day - which, if you know me well, and I am sure most do because not to many people read my blog, it is a perfect date for the two of us! He proposed on a Thursday evening at Centennial Park. I was completely surprised. I showed up to play frisbee with him and eat a turkey sandwich with him after I finished babysitting. It was a regular Thursday afternoon/evening. We threw the frisbee for about 20 minutes and I was beginning to be a little spastic with the frisbee so he decided that we should stop and have a sandwich. We sat down on our blanket, by the tree where we always sit. He told me that he had made me something, I was a little weary at first. Then he said that it was a return address stamp. He told me that he felt bad that he never write me letters back (I mail him a lot of fun notes and send him cards and letters in the mail) so he made me a return address stamp. he took the stamp and placed it in the ink and handed it to me. I took it, looked at the arrows on top to make sure it was right side up, and then stamped it on the envelope that he placed in front of me. I lifted it up and looked at took me a few seconds to realize what was going on. I read it, "will you marry me," hand carved by Nathan Kivett! I looked up and he was on one knee and asked me to marry him! It was unbelievable.
(yes, Nathan carved this himself, just for me!)

Well, I will have to update the rest of the happening this season soon. This is the last week that I will be engaged with my bestie Sarah because she is getting MARRIED in 7 days!