Thursday, December 30, 2010

Married Christmas

We celebrated our first Christmas as a married couple this year, and it was nice.  Nothing really out of the ordinary, but we did try to start a Christmas tradition of Christmas Eve mass and riding around to look at lights afterward; let's just hope we can stick to it next year!

One thing that really sticks out in my mind about this Christmas was the awesome ornaments we received from family and friends.  I suppose that as a newly married couple they all knew that we were in need of some ornaments.  Take a peek:

 [Pretty bird from my mom] 


 [Adorable little frog for good luck from my awesome co-worker, Andrea!]


 [Fancy beagle with a top hat for Bubba from my mom]


 [Pretty in pink flamingo from our neighbors who spend their winters in Florida]


 [Beautiful buck and doe from Bubba's parents that looks a lot like our wedding cake topper]


[Smore's ornament from my sister, Marci.  SO cute and apparently there is a whole collection of these guys!]

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tough Question...

I’ve been awfully intrigued lately by a question posed by MTV’s ‘The Buried Life’.


“What do you want to do before you die?”

It seems like an easy question, but when I tried to answer it I was stumped. I mean there is the obvious answer- travel the world. But who doesn’t want to do that? And it is a lot like an open-ended question with tons of possibilities and adventures stemming from it. To spend a day with my favorite celebrity or artist? No, that would just lead to an overwhelming amount of anxiety and when it comes down to it, they are just people too with daily routines and quirks like the rest of us. Not too overly exciting.

So what is it I want to do before I die? What is that one adventure or experience that I’ve always wanted to take? And then it hit me as I drove to work this morning.

The German Autobahn. Fast. Exhilarating. Skillful.

Yes, that was it. I want to visit the German Autobahn and drive my Volvo S60 up and down that bad boy all day long. It’s so strange, but I love driving. Everything about it puts me at ease and nothing else gives me quite the satisfaction. I even get a sense of accomplishment when I weave through traffic without having to break or when I knock a minute or two off the arrival time on my GPS.

Now that you know my vice and what I want to do before I die, I ask you- “What do you want to do before you die?” Give it some good thought, because it’s really not as easy of a question as you may think.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December Birthdays

With all of the Christmas excitement I almost forgot to mention the December Birthdays! 

I've always felt bad for kids with birthday's in the month of December.  They have to wait all year to get their birthday presents and then they get their Christmas presents soon there after (or before if you're born in the last 5 days of the year).  In my mind, as a child, I thought for sure they weren't getting the same amount of gifts for Christmas because their parents had just spent so much money on their birthday presents.  I suppose it's the parents who I should be feeling bad for, financially...

Regardless, I know some pretty sweet chaps who have celebrated their birthday's this month.  First we have my cousin Myles, who turned a ripe old 13 this year on December 12th.  I've always been very close to Mylo and I think it's because of our 11 year age gap.  I wasn't too busy when he was born and I was able to pay him loads of attention.  Of course it didn't hurt that he was the sweetest little fella to come out of the year 1997.  So Happy Birthday, Mylo!  I love you.



The next December birthday is also the newest addition to our family.  My sister-in-law gave birth to little baby Nora on the 13th.  And what a beautiful little bundle of joy she is too!  I already told you all about her, but I still wanted to wish her a happy birthday and welcome her into the world!


Last, but not least, I'd like to say Happy Birthday to Miss Brittney Shoemaker!  My nearest and dearest cousin has finally turned 21.  December 17th was the day Brittney changed all of our lives when she entered the world.  She truly was like the fourth Morris child and our tag-a-long little sister.  I hope your birthday was all you hoped it would be Britt!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Time in Colton's Point

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, the song’s not lying. Christmas brings out the believer in all of us. Well, not all of us, you can always find a scrooge here and there, but the majority of people seem to come to life around the holidays.


Even though this isn’t our first Christmas in the cottage, it is our first as homeowners. (Technically we haven’t gone to settlement yet – but more on that aggravation later…) To me, everything about Colton’s Point living screams “vintage” or “old time” especially when it comes to Christmas. Bubba has already made it clear that a fake tree will not be allowed in our house.

Step 1 to an old-time Christmas? A live tree. Our tree is adorned with white and red lights, the few special ornaments we have, and a pack or two of red and green bulbs from target.


Step 2: Lining the roof with white lights. OK, so maybe it isn’t THAT vintage or old school, but it certainly gives it a nice touch.
(See "My Very Own Winter Wonderland" post a few days ago)

The wrapping paper tops it off. The 3rd step to our vintage Christmas in the Point is our wrapping paper. Classic red and green plaid patterns for thick, hand tied bows, along with the occasional pop of cream colored wrapping paper and bags.


No matter how you celebrate Christmas in your home, whether it be mod, classic, contemporary or vintage, I wish you all the happiness the season has to bring!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Practically Perfect in Every Way!

Congratulations to my sister-in-law, who gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl yesterday. We were lucky enough to get to visit the precious little babe yesterday evening. All I could think of was Mary Poppins, “Practically Perfect in Every Way” and I’m not just saying that because she is my niece.




Her color was unbelievable, and hardly a scratch on her little face. She had the same little pout as her older brother and the blonde hair to match.

I have to confess, I’m pretty sure the only time I held a new born was when I was about 10 and it probably only lasted for a minute. I’ve always been terrified to hold babies, thinking that I would drop them or hurt them. So last night when I got to hold her I was pretty nervous, especially considering that as she was passed to me she started hiccupping. I thought maybe it was something I did, but everyone else in the room seemed at ease, so it must have been ok.

It’s incredible how tiny babies really are. Their itty-bitty fingernails, their soft barely-there eye lashes and that little tongue that kept making its way out as she would coo and wiggle around to get comfortable. So beautiful. I can only imagine how proud her mom, dad and big brother must feel.

Congratulations to the Smith family on their newest edition. Like I said before, she is practically perfect in every way. And you can guarantee that Uncle Bubba and Aunt Mindy are going to spoil her rotten!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

My Very Own Winter Wonderland

A year ago yesterday was the day my dear Bubba proposed to me.  I can't believe it's only been a year.  We've done so much in the past 365 days it feels like much longer.  But I mean that in a good way.  It was such a beautiful, cold wintry night last year when my now hubby took me out to our pier, lit with white lights, and dropped down to one knee.

Bubba was in his cousins wedding yesterday, so we didn't really have much time to celebrate our special day, but that's alright.  We got to share it with another new couple who looked beautiful and have a long, happy life ahead of them.

The weather has been fairly typical lately for December.  Nice and cold.  Though today has been dark and rainy, it's supposed to be getting even colder this week, so I'm crossing my fingers for some snow :)  Last week, I was leaving the house just as the sun was setting and I was able to capture our own little winter wonderland.  Between our Christmas lights, the icy water, lovely moon and the unbelievable sunset I was able to capture perfectly what I see as our own slice of wintry heaven.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Is It Magic?

Somebody let me know if I'm wrong, but it is December, right?  And it's barely getting out of the 30's, correct?

So as we're 'decking the halls' and hanging our Christmas lights, I noticed something...There are flowers in my yard that are still blooming!  And not just leftovers from the fall.  Legitimately new buds, blooming and providing an unexpected, yet beautiful pop of color to our yard.





It almost makes me feel like God's smiling down on us and giving us a few tiny gifts of cheer to get us through the cold, dark days this time of year.  Realistically, it probably has something to do with the insane amounts of sunlight we get during daylight hours, but it's still nice to think we've got a touch of magic happening in our own front (and side) yard!

ps-does anyone have a clue what the last purple one is?  Small little pods, but so pretty!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Big News!

I'm finally comfortable enough to blog about one of the biggest events to happen to me this year.  It's right up there behind September 4th!  Bubba and I are buying a house.  We've only got a week or two left until settlement and then it will be all ours.

And let me tell you, this isn't just any house.  It is THE PERFECT house.  A house and neighborhood that we have grown to love and hold so dear to our hearts.  That's right folks, we're buying the house we're already renting and living in.

This is something I would never even let myself consider before.  One, because the house has been such a part of our landlords family history, and two, because it's such a prime piece of property our odds were pretty slim.  But just as we were about to make an offer on another piece of land, we got the phone call.  Requesting to stop by to "discuss a few things about the house," we both were worried our landlord was going to give us the boot.  Then, to our extreme surprise when Bubba asked is everything was alright, she responded with, "Yeah, I just have seen how much you and your families enjoy it, and I was wondering if you'd like to buy it?"

After we picked out jaws up off the floor, we knew we had a lot to think about.  It took us about two days to make our final decision.  Yes.  YES!  We want to purchase our dream cottage.  And now we are going to be permanent Point Breeze residents, and are ever so thankful!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Fall Beauty at Home

Just a little Point Breeze Photography from the Thanksgiving Day weekend:





Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Thanksgiving Ten

#1


We have finally reached the end of our countdown. Welcome to Thanksgiving Eve, and another little something that I am thankful for.

Despite a request to blog about my thankfulness for leggings, I think I’m going to take another route. (Even though, I must admit, leggings may just be the perfect attire when indulging in a grand Thanksgiving Day feast…)

Today, I am ever so grateful and thankful for my husband, Adrian. He is everything I ever wished for and more in a man, and I am so thankful to be married to him. This is our first Thanksgiving together as a married couple, and it probably won’t be any different than last year, but that’s ok. Now is the time when we’ll start making our own little traditions, whether intentionally or not. I can’t think of anyone I’d rather create a tradition with either.



Without getting too sappy on anyone, I love my husband and thank God every day that he brought us together! 

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, enjoy every minute of it!

The Thanksgiving Ten

#2


It’s just 2 days from Thanksgiving and you want to know what I am thankful for? My family.

Yes, it’s a given, most people are thankful for their families, but not all. Some people aren’t lucky enough to have strong family bonds. But I am, and the holiday season just brings us together that much more. This is my first thanksgiving as a married woman, so not only am I out of the house, but my little brother moved to Florida this year too for school. So Thanksgiving really will be a true gathering of our family back on our home turf; Milestown Oak Lane. :)

Our family doesn’t have any solid traditions for Thanksgiving, but we do have a few things that never change. Typically myself, my grandfather and my brother dress up for dinner. Nothing too formal, but we always tend to dress nicely for the meal, and no matter how hard we try to get everyone else to do it too, someone winds up coming to the dinner table in a denim tuxedo or their comfy sweatpants and apron…but I won’t mention any names. We always say we’re going to watch the Macys parade, but that only lasts for about 5 minutes. And the one thing that we definitely do every year?! Drive my mother insane by standing around in the kitchen while she cooks. It drives her crazy and it never fails, we end up migrating to the kitchen and goofing off with my dad just enough to get under her skin.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Thanksgiving Ten

Just days away from Thanksgiving, we've reached:

#3

Today I am thankful for creative writing.  Without it, I don't think I would have ever made it through school.  It took every ounce of focus and energy I had to read a textbook, and honestly once I was finished my assigned reading, I had thought of 15 other things, and totally skimmed the words without actually reading them.  Without creative writing we wouldn't have some of the best books in the world. 

Without creativity, there is no escape from reality which is what we're all really looking for anyway.  That's why we watch TV, go to the movies, download catchy pop songs and read fiction books.  Even some of the greatest stories based on 'actual events' have been embellished for dramatic effect.

This post is likely inspired by my recent trip to the pit known as the Lexington Park movie theatre to see the most recent installment of the Harry Potter Series.  It's a great example of how successfully and entertaining creative writing can be.  I used to work at a day camp for kids, and I'll never forget talking with my fellow counselors and discussing how important it was to let the kids have some unplanned time to use the things around them, especially their imaginations, and come up with something fun and entertaining to do.



A mind is a beautiful thing to waste, so let it run free once and a while and do a little creative writing, you might be surprised at what you come up with!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Thanksgiving Ten (x2)

I had a feeling this was going to happen.  I was so psyched for the weekend I ran out of time to blog on Saturday.  But that's ok, because I'll just conjure up a double dose of thankfulness today.

#4

There is so much to be thankful for on Sundays.  Just the fact that it is a Sunday should be reason enough; but not for me.  Today I am especially thankful for the season of Fall.  There isn't much prettier than the leaves changing colors, the wind drying out and the temperature dropping.  Layers are in style and you know the holiday season is right around the corner.



With Thanksgiving just 4 days away, I have a feeling the next two months are going to fly by.  But I am going to make a conscious effort to enjoy every minute of, because it's my most favorite time of year.  I'm ready for Mariah Carey Christmas songs, beautifully lit trees with delicately wrapped presents underneath, and hopefully a little snow along the way as well...:)



#5

On Saturday, 11.20.2010, my Dad was recognized for his accomplishments during his years playing softball in St. Mary's County and was inducted into the Hall of Fame.  And for this I am thankful.  He truly is a deserving of this award, and I'm not just saying that because he is my Dad.  He was an outstanding athlete his whole life, especially excelling at baseball.  Winning Golden Glove awards in high school and through out the years, he had opportunities to play at a higher level, but chose a simpler life here in St. Mary's, starting a family and doing what he loved, working the water.  So he started playing softball and really made a name for himself as a power hitter and 1st baseman.


He hasn't played in several years due to surgeries and a little thing called life, but he still makes time every now and then to ride down to Capt. Sams and catch a good ball game.  I'm very thankful my dad was honored by the league and inducted into hall of fame, because I can't think of anyone who should be in there more.  Congrats, Jeb!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Thanksgiving Ten

#6


I am about to get pretty ‘deep’ people, so bare with me…

Six days away from Thanksgiving, and today I am thankful for God. Seems backwards, since typically when you give thanks you are giving it to Him, but whatever I’m still thankful for the Big Guy today. When I think about the things I love and cherish most, they are all gifts from God. Each time I see a breathtaking sunrise or a tree with its leaves so bright and plentiful, I stop and try to capture that moment, exactly as it is and preserve it with my camera. Just recently though I started thinking about how I wouldn’t have anything to photograph if it weren’t for Him. God creates so many beautiful moments, whether they are in nature or an act of love someone shares with another.

Even though I don’t make it to Church every Sunday, I am still so thankful that I have a God to believe in and that he continues to bless us each and every day through the air we breathe, the beautiful landscapes surrounding us and the people we love.





[Just a few shots of what God has blessed me with.  My beautiful family, the prettiest land in St. Mary's County and my adoring husband!]

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Thanksgiving Ten

The Thanksgiving Ten on the 18th day of November.


#7

The weather is certainly a sign of the times.  Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  I love thanksgiving because it's a chance for families to come together and spend time around the dinner table, something that is very rare these days.  Too many families rely on fast food meals on the go and don't get that quality, uninterrupted time with each other that is so important.

I'm not real sure if this qualifies as something that I can be thankful for, but I'm going to try and make it work.  Today I am thankful for family values.  Some people still have them, others not so much.  But for the ones who do, I truly appreciate your attempts to keep some class and old school values in the lives of your families.  No matter how busy we were, how much homework we had, or who was fighting with who, my family always made time for dinner together.  No TV, no radio, and no silence.  We'd talk about our day and upcoming events, nothing fancy.  But it was so important.  My parents knew what we were interested in, what we hated, and who we were friends with that week.  Just enough to be involved yet not overbearing.

So thank you to all of the people out there who appreciate the effort it takes to have a family meal together and understand its invaluable rewards.  Family values appear to becoming a thing of the past, but not in this household!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Thanksgiving Ten

Still counting down to Thanksgiving Day and something I am thankful for along the way.


#8

Today I am thankful for something very simple, but so comforting.  My bed.  My dear old bed has been around since I was in college, and it's been through the ringer.  Two different Towson apartments, back home to Bushwood, and now it resides in our peaceful cottage here in Coltons Point.  I'm thankful for it because it's been a very long day, and we all know that nothing feels better than a comfy bed.  Right now it's topped off with the beautiful quilt I received as a wedding gift from Bubba's grandmother.  A perfect combination for a relaxing and soothing evening.

Not the longest or most exciting thing to be thankful for, but I believe that everyone deserves a good bed.  One that will comfort them in times of confusion, warm them after a long hard winter day, or just serve as a personal escape from reality, even if it is only for a few short hours...

Now if you'll excuse me, something is calling my name...Goodnight :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Thanksgiving Ten

The countdown to Thanksgiving continues...9 days away and what I happen to be thankful for today, even if it is a little silly!

#9.

11.16.2010 – Today, I am thankful for Taylor Swift. Before you start cringing or rolling your eyes, give me a chance to explain. I’ve always been a little skeptical of Miss Swift. I’d be quick to dislike her songs, but after a few more listens it would be my new ring tone. I just couldn’t help but like her music. She was somewhat of a fresh breath of air in the country industry, along with the likes of Lady Antebellum and Miranda Lambert. But I was still hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. I mean this girl was asking for it, being a young celebrity and wearing her heart 100% on her sleeve. She was bound to be swallowed whole by the entertainment industry.

But somehow she’s managed to stay true to her roots. One of the most popular performers out there, in the country scene AND mainstream she’s still got her head on her shoulders and her heart on her sleeve. As usual I heard the song, “Mine” off her new album Speak Now and thought, “geesh, she’s washed up already…all her music sounds the same.” But then it happened again; the more I listened, the more hooked I was. It really is a well written song with a catchy tune. Curiosity peeked, I made my way to the iTunes store (yes, I’m one of only 2 people I know that actually download music LEGALLY!) and purchased the entire Speak Now album.



The girl didn’t let me down either. The album is great and filled with heartfelt songs about boys, life, challenges and more boys. I worried about her, thinking that wearing your heart on your sleeve at such a young age could backfire and cause her a lot of grief and ridicule, but it seems to have done just the opposite. Her music is full of truth and emotion that you’ve got to respect. So many ‘artists’ are shoved in a studio because they have the tiniest bit of talent and parents with very deep pockets, and sing meaningless lyrics about the club or ‘love’, the studio auto-tunes the hell out of them and then jam them down your throat all packaged together in a skanky little marketing scheme. But not Taylor Swift, she’s authentic, and you can tell just by listening to her music. She’s still young and there is time for her to be influenced by the horrors of Hollywood…but she helped me get through my drive to work this morning with a smile on my face!

Personal favorites of the new album: Dear John, Speak Now, and Never Grow Up

Monday, November 15, 2010

The Thanksgiving Ten

Counting down the days until Thanksgiving by stating one thing I am thankful for everyday until Turkey Day arrives.


#10.

11.15.2010 - Today I am thankful for proud Americans. A nationwide issue hit close to home today as the ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ targeted the funeral of 19 year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Terry Honeycutt, killed during duty in Afghanistan, this morning in La Plata, MD. To prevent you from googling this ‘Church’ out of curiosity, I will give you a short synopsis on the views of this organization. They consider themselves extreme Baptists who originated in Topeka, Kansas. They believe that God now hates America because we accept the homosexual lifestyle. And because God now hates America, he is taking his wrath out on our U.S. Soldiers. They then picket and protest at funerals for fallen soldiers with signs that read, “God Hates Fags”, “Thank God for Dead Soldiers” and so on…

Absolutely Repulsive.

But like I said, I am thankful today for proud Americans. Southern Maryland truly represented our country with dignity and pride this morning as a sea of red, white and blue lined the roadside of route 301 holding their American flags, protecting the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Honeycutt from the disgrace that is the ‘Westboro Baptist Church’.

Southern Maryland, you’ve made me proud and I’m thankful for people like you.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Beautiful Day Out

November is arguably one of the most beautiful times of year in Maryland.  The leaves are changing and the sun is shining bright.  On a whim, my mom sister and I decided to go out and see some of November's beauty in other areas of Maryland.  You never know what's out there until you go and explore.  That was our theory by the end of the day.

After a very stimulating trip to Ikea in College Park, we decided to drive to the old town of Ellicott City.  Talk about charm.  What a beautiful and yuppy town.  There were countless shops with vintage accessories and furniture as well as top-notch art galleries and country stores.  Good thing I was toting my favorite toy around with me :)

At the start of the trip, we took Gallent Green Road, which isn't one we normally take, but we did find this sweet old store right at the railroad crossing.


Old town Ellicott City is quite the diamond in the rough.  The rolling hills of the old mill village is very picturesque and unusual just outside of the hustle and bustle of the city.



Hope you all are enjoying the fabulous November weather this weekend!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Details, Details...

So it’s no secret that I recently got married, and now that I have my professional wedding photos back, I thought I’d share some of our special little details. We worked really hard to make our wedding truly represent us as a couple. Not just things I like, and not just things he like, but a perfect combination of us both. Together. My mom and I kept finding ourselves referring to my “theme” as Woodsy-Bling.

First things first; our invitations. Never a fan of receiving a wedding invitation with 2 or 3 envelopes and more tissue paper than you know what to do with, Bubba and I decided we wanted something simple and to the point, but pretty as well. Thanks to one of the greatest sites ever created, www.etsy.com, we found VO Handmade who had the perfect design for us. With a few minor edits we were ready to roll in no time!


We decided to get a little crafty for some of our d├ęcor in order to save money, but also to put a personal touch on the day as well. Ever hear someone say, “what did you grow up in a barn?!” well, my dear husband takes no offense to that, in fact he is proud to say he basically grew up in a barn. Obviously he lived in a house, but growing up on a farm he spent a lot of time outside, and yes, in barns. (Scary, but true fact: as a boy Bubba actually fell out of the top of a barn while helping hang tobacco. Scared out of their minds, they rushed him to the hospital and he walked away only with a sore back and a bruise…lucky boy!!) ANYWAY, we decide to make several different signs out of old barn wood and our colors to place around the reception incase our guests were looking for something and weren’t sure where to go.


Another homemade touch, which I really owe all to my mother, was our card box display. She ordered a specially made chest from some Amish folks in Ohio that would double as a memory box/hope chest after it served its purpose at the wedding. Beautifully crafted, and almost reminiscent of a treasure chest, she topped it off with 2 very unique finds. During her travels to Ross, she found what she likes to call, Mr. and Mrs. Owl. With a little help from my grandfather, they were decked out in black bow-tie and pretty white veil overlooking the beautiful cards our guests brought for us.


A very personal project that I just couldn’t leave out was the inclusion a type of homage to our parents and grandparents, and their love for each other and for us. Inspired by my best friend Amanda who thought of the idea, I decided to get a photo of my parents, both sets of grandparents, and Bubba’s parents and both sets of grandparents on their wedding days. Easier said than done considering weddings weren’t as elaborate or “planned” as they are today, so finding photos of the grandparents was difficult. But we compromised and got some great pictures of them in their younger days, put them around one of our engagement photos, and picked out quotes about love that we felt described the relationship between each couple perfectly. Using my scrapbooking skills I fancied up the quotes and tied them to trimmed down old tobacco sticks that were tied together using the type of twine tobacco farmers used.


 On to my next project, which I still get excited about just thinking of it. My coveted “Glittering Oyster Shell Candles”. I’m sure you’re thinking, WTF is that?! But since we were going for the whole Woodsy Bling theme, I had to include something outdoorsy that my family was known for. We had plenty of tobacco representation, and now it was time for the Morris family tradition of working the water to take center stage. Oysters are a neat creature. You can eat them, they sometimes produce pearls, and every now and then you find one that has a deep purple and black pattern on the inside. Ironic our colors were purple and black…So I decided to enhance these everyday oyster shells by adding some purple and black glitter around the inside edge and placing purple and black candles in the center of each one to give the tables to proper lighting needed.


A small, personal detail for three special men in the Hill family was somewhat of a surprise gift from me. Again, thanks to etsy.com my vision was able to become a reality. Avid rabbit hunters and beagle lovers, running dogs is a tradition in the Hill family that doesn’t seem to be dying off anytime soon. So I had three handmade felt beagles made in Lithuania no less, and incorporated into their boutonnieres.


 Saving more money, and enjoying doing crafty projects, we also handmade our name cards for each guest. These name cards doubled as part of our wish tree creation we wanted to use instead of a guest book. Hole punchers, sharpie markers, ribbon and glitter paint galore, they may have been the most time consuming project, but they were certainly worth it in the end. Especially once the guests found the wish “tree” that Bubba and my dad created out of some birch tree limbs placed in a lovely and affordable large vase from Ross, fully donned with strands of purple and clear ‘crystals’ and beads.



Nothing is better than having a mother-in-law who is also an extremely talented baker. And she was kind enough to bake not only our main wedding cake, but the groom’s cake AND other additional cakes in case there wasn’t enough. Trust me, there was plenty, but as good as they all were, they didn’t last long! Our wedding cake was actually something we saw online that we felt really fit our wedding perfectly. A traditional, three-tiered cake, but with little forest details all around the edges of it. And the groom’s cake…well it pretty much “took the cake”. Sorry, I know I’m super cheesy. She was able to make a chocolate cake that looked like a tobacco bed, with specially carved little tobacco leaves and everything. She is amazing!




Our favors were very representative of us as well, with small black boxes of homemade trail mix inside and a black and white photograph taken by yours truly on the outside and small little deer trinkets on top of a pretty little marble. Different, but us to a T.
We put a lot of effort into our wedding day to make sure it represented us well, and hopefully if you were there, you will agree that you really got a feel for Bubba and Mindy throughout the day.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Point Breeze Photography

The hubs and I just couldn't stay in the house this weekend with the sun shining so bright.  So we decided to go for a 'Sunday Drive' down a few back roads.  Of course I brought my camera and was able to get a few good shots of the beautiful day God had blessed us with.

Here are a few pictures of the Newtowne Neck State Park in Compton, Maryland.  I didn't realize it was a park now, but it was a great surprise for a few chilly shots.