Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"The Wedding" Means: A Talent Show

Singing and dancing were quite abundant the entire weekend - even when you least expected.

"The Wedding" Means: Displays of Public Affection

Yes, we were getting married and you would think that we would be the only ones smooching and hugging... but no no.. many of our guests were feeling touchy feely as well.  Guess it was all the love in the air :).

Thursday, December 10, 2009

"The Wedding" Means: Polishing up on your Public Speaking Skills

Who knew so many of you were such talented public speakers!  We had papa TB, papa Shinnick, the Shinnick family patriarch, the Shinnick siblings, the Gamecocks, our matchmakers and roommate pay tribute to us.  Thanks guys!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"The Wedding" Means: Many Fun Accessories

Everyone did a great job of accessorizing their attire throughout the weekend. We had masks, beads, panama hats, flip flops, bandanas, socks, plants, umbrellas, fangs and who can forget the cheeseburger hats!

What it Means to Us

Over the year that we planned our wedding, we put many many personal things on hold and always said, "We'll get to that after the wedding".  It seemed that our life was split into two time periods, before the wedding and after the wedding.  It was such a turning point, that every time the wedding was mentioned it became "The Wedding".  A proper noun, sometimes cursed at, sometimes wanting to give up on, but at the end was all worth it.

Now that we're in the "after the wedding" time period, reflecting on that weekend makes us realize that the it was an amazing weekend spent with the most important people in our lives.  Every person there meant so much to us and we couldn't have pulled off such a great time without all of you.  Aside from all the mushy gushy stuff, this reflection on the wedding weekend made us realize that the wedding also meant so many other things.

Stay tuned to find out exactly what these other things are........

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dance Party USA

What do you get when you combine a losing football team, a weekend back in your college town, a sunny fall day, making it rain with napkins, a port-o-potty, a DJ, purple tights, a snuggie, a blow up beer can from Bi-Lo, a generator, lots of boots, Miley Cirus, deviled eggs and Bojangles?


Dance Party USA!
(or a South Carolina tailgate.... whatever you choose to call it)

The dude that made it all possible

The Boys - Hanging out on a tailgate. At a tailgate.

Drew. Being Drew.
(Yes, someone is in that port-a-pottie)

Trying to get some love....

Boys, being boys.

Girls. Being Girls.

A little live action of tailgate dance party. Did anyone realize that SC lost? I
think not .. (Click on the picture below to check out the choreography from the tailgate)

From The Button Life

Friday, November 13, 2009

Photographer Smographer

Our wedding photographer thinks I'm a bitch.  Guess that means I can cross her off the Christmas card list.

Anyway, due to her opinion of me - our wedding photos will not be displayed for viewing or purchase on her website. 

But have no fear, I will be sending out an email in the next few days with a link to the photos.  You can then download them yourself (for free!).  Or if you want a lot of them, let me know and I'd be happy to be a complete witch and send you a copy of the CD :)


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Apple Pie and Man Love

Every guy, even if he's married, needs man friends.  And TB is no exception.  No matter how much he loves me - he will always need man love.  And not just any man friend will do - that special kind of man love that means you can talk about things that girls don't understand, smoke cigars and have jokes that no one other than the two of you understand, no matter how many times you have explained it to others.  This special kind of man love is very evident between TB and his special friend.  For the purposes of this blog we'll call him "Apple Pie". 

After returning home from a really long recent work trip, where I didn't see TB for 2 weeks - I received a surprise! TB came home early and had a fabulous dinner planned for me.  We ate at a great restaurant and had some delicious steak and potatoes.  Num num num - he sure knows the way to my heart. But wait, one more surprise.  Apple Pie was in town for a visit!

As boys will be boys - we ended up going to a cigar bar and drinking martinis.  Well, the boys had the cigars and I had the martinis.  (Don't let the pictures fool you - the cigars were all the boys, but I think TB was sneaking sips of my girl drink)  It was a long night of catching up with Apple Pie and me being quite confused trying to figure out the weird man stories from their days in Omaha.  These were pre-Leslie days and I'm sure I'll never know the extent of the trouble these two got into.  I never really understand what they're talking about, but all their stories seem quite hilarious to the two of them. 

Ahhhh.  It was a great night and great to see Apple Pie...We miss you guys!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Halloween is for Kids?

We love Halloween.  Love it. 

This year we decided to go to Richmond and visit some friends for this great holiday.  We had a great pre-celebration party the night before Halloween.  And I even won the arm wrestling competition.  Fair.  And.  Square.  Promise. 

So Halloween day comes along and we all get dressed up in our costumes around 3 PM, just to make sure we got maximum use out of the holiday.  Of course.  As we're all hanging out on the porch, taking pictures of our awesome cosutmes, a group of kids walk up to the door.  Kids?  What are they doing out?  Ohhhhh.  Trick-or-treaters.  Yikes.

Uh-Oh.  In all the shenanegans of the day, we forgot all about trick-or-treaters.  There wasn't a stitch of candy in the house and we all looked like deer in headlights.  For a split second, I almost gave the peanuts I had stolen from Delta for my flight attendant costume - but that would have sacrificed the costume.  Our other option was the beer in TB's stein - but somehow that didn't seem appropriate.  Eventually, we had to send the trick-or-treaters away empty handed.  Sorry guys. 

Perhaps next year we'll embrace trick-or-treaters along with our costumes.