Archive for June, 2013

Overheard: First birthday party prep edition

Cashier at Hy-Vee, as she surveyed two full carts: “Wow, you must only shop once a month, right?”

Rebecca: “Nope, it’s all for this weekend!”

Owen Fix

We set up a wading pool for Owen at the cabin, and I think he had a pretty great time…

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14 years

We look so YOUNG here. Of course, we haven’t slept through the night since 2005…

Wedding

I’m incredibly lucky to be married to this guy. Sweet, funny, handsome and, perhaps most importantly, willing to put up with my antics. Cheers!

 

Katie & Tom’s rehearsal dinner

 

 

Katie and Tom were married on June 8, 2013 at the charming Praire Creek Inn, just outside of Lincoln, Nebraska. The stone house below (relocated from Lincoln about 12 years ago), was our home for the weekend.

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The barn served as the venue for Friday night’s rehearsal dinner.

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We spent Friday afternoon setting up the decorations that Mom and Katie designed, enjoying gorgeous, sunny weather.

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The mother of the bride (and the blogger)…

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A bucket full of Sam, for our Boston-bred groom.

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Tom’s family traveled from thousands of miles away to join in the festivities.

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Ours came from a few miles down the road…

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Tom’s mom is on the left here, with her cousin.

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Katie planned to have the ceremony on the prairie below the big stone house (though the weather ultimately necessitated otherwise). The flower girls enjoyed picking daisies as we rehearsed.

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Here comes the bride! You can also see the tent in the background here–it held both the ceremony and the reception on Saturday.

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Following the rehearsal, Tom’s parents welcomed friends and family for dinner. It was a great crowd, and we had a fantastic time that evening.

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The father and stepmother of the bride:

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Following dinner, we took a hayrack ride to the nearby pond to roast s’mores.

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Katie planned a great evening, and we were lucky to have been part of it.

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More soon!

Owen Fix

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A&O Fix

The ice went out a mere five weeks ago, and the water temperature is a chilly 66 degrees in Little Birch Lake. Perfect swimming conditions…if you happen to be eight and five.

Girls

Country roads, take me home…

…to Nebraska, of course, but also back to Kansas, and then to Dallas and Houston, followed by a little trip up north through Missouri, Iowa and into Minnesota…

Six states in as many days have left me a bit behind. I have a lot to share about Katie and Tom’s wedding, and a few other fun things from recent weeks. In the meantime, here are a few shots from last week in the Cornhusker State. More soon!

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