Friday Fun

Friday, August 26, 2016

Hi Friends. Can we get a big amen that it is finally Friday! 
How about a five on Friday with some randomness...

1. Lets just get this one out of the way because it has been on my mind for over a week now and unfortunately will be until next week too. Last week I went to see the dentist for a tooth that was giving me issues and they scheduled for it to be pulled last night. Well after lots of numbing and pulling that darn thing wasn't coming out. So now I am scheduled to see an oral surgeon on Tuesday because it is going to need cut out. I am not looking forward to this at all and quite frankly am very nervous about the whole thing. Here is hoping they don't have to put me out for the procedure as I would like to keep Small Fry okay. Prayers are greatly appreciated!

2. August 26th. 11 years with that hunk of mine. Yep, eleven years ago we met at the County Fair and started dating at the first football game and we haven't been separated since. Life has been absolutely amazing with him by my side and I cannot wait to celebrate tonight. We are going to go to dinner at Roosters and then to see Bad Moms. Happy Anniversary Babe.

Back to School Session - Luke's First Day of Kindergarten

Thursday, August 25, 2016


Sunday evening I went out to the farm to do the rest of Aubrey's maternity pictures and I ended up throwing together this adorable Back to School session for Luke. He is starting Kindergarten today and I thought it would be absolutely perfect. 

Gender Reveal Planning

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Ever since before I became pregnant I knew I wanted to throw a gender reveal party. I had so many pins pinned on Pinterest and ideas flowing through my head. After we found out we were expecting I just haven't been able to narrow down all those ideas and stick to a plan. I love the idea of having a big box that we open with a bunch of pink or blue balloons exploding out of it or popping one of those big black balloons, and have all kinds of pink and blue decorations every where and a matching food menu to go along with the theme. I just can't figure out what to do for a theme...

Weekend Recap

Monday, August 22, 2016

This morning I hit snooze 3 times too many, laid in bed soaking up every last minute possible. Monday came way too soon! After a busy weekend the last thing I wanted was for Monday to arrive. But alas it is here and I am still trying to figure out where the weekend went. 

Friday after work I busted my butt to get back to town so I could watch the kids sell their market hogs. I knew for sure I would be able to make it to Vincent but Maddy and Molly were of question. The Sale started at 1:00 and I couldn't get to town until 5:00. I ran from the camper to the hog barn and had just missed Maddy (insert out of breath prego from running across the fairgrounds!) Molly sold about 20 minutes later and she did so good. She went right in there with a huge smile on her face and won over the crowd for sure. Unfortunately Vincent sold close to last and most of the buyers had left for the night, so the kids were lucky to be making it to market price. Maddy and Molly are just the sweetest and said that they want to combine all three of their checks and divide them equally among the three of them since Vincent did a majority of the work with the pigs. I ended up grabbing something to eat and going home to get some R&R because we had a big wedding on Saturday to shoot and it was an all day-er.

Oh Hey Friday!

Friday, August 19, 2016

I am linking up with Karli and Amy for some Friday Fun! Here is a little bit of what has went on this week. Lots of visits to the County Fair, shopping and an unexpected trip to the dentist (not so much fun!) I am definitely ready to get back into a routine next week and complete some goals I have set.

1. County Fair. Our County Fair is taking place this week and since we live 10 minutes from the fairgrounds I have taken full advantage of going over every single night. There is a big possibility (fingers and toes crossed) that we will not be living in the same house next year during the Fair and since we will have a 7 month old baby I don't know how convenient it will be to make so many trips to the Fair (don't doubt this Momma though, my love for the Fair is unimaginable so we will take that as a challenge!) Last night my cousin was able to hang out with me and we met up with my parents and some friends to watch the lamb and steer sale. These kids really put their hearts, hard work and lots of money into these projects so it is humbling to see so many local business owners show up to support them during the sale. I also made it a point to finally get an elephant ear that I have been craving all week.

Currently::August

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Hello everyone, Happy Thursday!
We have almost made it through the week, almost there!!!
I haven't done one of these currently posts in quite a while and I feel like they are a fun way to really document what is going on at the time. For one I cannot believe we are halfway through August. Kids are heading back to school, some have already gone back and I feel like they were just getting out for summer break. I am not going to lie, I am pretty excited for some not so sweltering hot temps. Yesterday I left work and there was a nice little breeze and my car said that it was 74 degrees out. It truly was perfect! When we got to the fair it was a completely different story. The sun had come back out, there was no breeze and I was sweating like crazy...not fun. We ended up just grabbing a bite to eat and heading home after making a pit stop at the new Rural King in town. Anyhow, here is what has been going on around as of lately.

HBD to the first man to have my heart...My Daddy!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016



Today is my Dad's birthday. 
I will leave out how old, your welcome Dad. 
Growing up I was always (and still am) a Daddy's Girl. 
My Dad (both my parents really) has done so much for us that has allowed us to not need for anything. He worked many, many hours of overtime, worked weekends at the canoe livery, shoveled horse stalls a couple winters. He did this for us. 
Today I hope you get to relax and don't have to step foot at the County Fair.
Growing up we were big in 4H and his birthday always falls on fair week. Even though he loved participating in the fair, it really was just for us. Let's just say that going to the fair for his birthday now that his children are grown adults is just not on his list of fun things to do. 

Happy Birthday Dad, I love you! I cannot wait to see you be a Grandpa to Small Fry. You have been an amazing Dad, I can only imagine how great of a Grandpa you will be!

Weekend Happenings

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


This weekend was slightly busier than what I prefer, however, this weekend was just the kickoff to a very, very busy next few weekends. I literally have a wedding every Saturday from here until November with an exception of one or two weekends. Two of those weddings we are attending together as they are family members. The others are all weddings that I am second shooting with Megan for. Pray for me to be able to hang in there for those brutally long days.

Showering Baby Briggs

Monday, August 1, 2016


This weekend I threw my best friend a baby shower to welcome their little girl into the Briggs Family. Hopefully in a month I am going to get to finally hold this little lady in my arms. Saturday started out a little rainy and we were a little nervous with how it was going to turn out because we were having it poolside and I really wanted to be able to have the whole thing out. I met Joni at 8:00 a.m. and we headed to the Farmer's Market and around town for a couple other errands. 

We hosted the party at my Aunt and Uncle's and it made the world of a difference being able to take over their kitchen for all of the food prep instead of having to haul everything there after it had been prepared. After whipping all the food up we were able to get outside and finish decorating. The sun came out and the black clouds went away and we were thanking God!!

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