Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Family Wedding Shower

We had our second wedding shower on Saturday with our families around the pool with Mexican food - perfection! Most of our extended families got to meet each other and we had a blast introducing them. Family is so important to both Ryan and I so we are excited anytime both are all together. A big thank you to our families for coming and for the amazing kitchen gifts. We LOVE you!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cooking With Love

I have been meaning to do this post for a couple of weeks but I wanted to take pictures of the subject but couldn't find my camera. Now I have pics so I can share now.

About a week after my birthday, mom and I were working out with our personal training, aka DAD, and she told me she had one last birthday gift for me. I was surprised because I told them not to get me anything for my birthday because of the wedding, but of course, they didn't listen.

I opened the gift and was in total suprise. This is what I saw

Mom made me a cookbook with all of our family recipes. The cover is a picture of me and my brothers making christmas cookies.

Each page has a recipe from one family member with a picture of them.

As I started looking through it mom said, "this book also includes recipes from 5 family memebers who are no longer with us" At that moment I started crying. Now folks let me tell you, I have never cried when opening a gift - even my engagement ring! So you know it was impactful. Below are recipes from my grandmother and my counsin Leah.

I will treasure this gift forever. Thank you Mom!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wedding Nightmare #3

Last night I dreamt that when I went to sleep I had 7 weeks until the wedding but when I woke up it was the day before the wedding. I had incidently slept through 7 weeks. We had missed our last marriage counseling session and the walk-through with the pastor, I didn't make my make-up appointment therefore nobody would do it, the guys didn't have tuxes, we didn't plan a rehersal dinner and I hadn't chosen the ceremony music.

Can you tell these are all on my current to do list.

To make it even worse - it was one of those nightmares when I would wake up and calm myself down but then when I fell asleep I was right back where I left off. I am pretty sure that happened three times.

I woke up this morning drenched in sweat. Needless to say, I got no sleep last night!

Can you believe it is less than 2 months! Yikes!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

An Exciting Day for the (Future) Pettigrews!

I got the most exciting text message last Friday. It read:

"Got 2 seats for you in Fayetteville - sec 112, row 20, seats 24-25"

That's right folks. We are officially Razorback Football Season Ticket holders! This was some of the most exciting news Ryan and I have gotten. If you couldn't tell, we are die hard fans and don't miss any home games.

My cousins Jerry and Mark were starting offensive lineman for the Hogs from 2000-2004 (i think those are the right years) so my entire family have tons of tickets. Ryan and I could usually get a set of tickets from somebody in the family who wasn't going that week, but it was based week by week. Now we are super excited to have our own seats and don't have to stress about it each week.

This makes us even more excited for football season and can't wait for it to get here...I guess we need to get through a wedding first :)

Thanks Jerry and Amy for helping us out!