Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Favorites {No. 13} South Dakota!


LOTS of pictures today from my AMAZING trip to South Dakota!  Andrew and I drove out with my friend, Hannah, to stay with friends, Jake and Mikayla (and their new baby, Lydia!), for the week of Thanksgiving.  What a fun time!


Monday, November 26, 2012

beautiful spontaneity

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Last week one of my dear friends spent an evening with my family.  It is so wonderful to just enjoy life with people you love...

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Favorites {No. 12} Living the Dream



This week's pictures hold memories that will be with me until the day I die.  On Wednesday I travelled with my Mom, two of my sisters (Jessica and Natalie), and a group of dear friends to see "Les Miserables" live at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago.
Yes, I believe in dreams coming true.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Baby, it's cold outside


The first snow has come and is almost gone.

My husband and I were staying with my younger siblings while my parents were on a weekend trip.  My youngest sister was snuggled up in bed with me when eight-year-old Samantha came into the bedroom to wake us up.
"There's snow outside, Rachel!"
Bekah's eyes flew open and I knew it was time to get up.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The First Kiss... from a girl who waited


"I now pronounce you man and wife," the pastor and father said, a smile on his face.  Then he turned to look at the groom, "Andrew, you may now kiss my daughter."
To the surprise of all, the young couple turned away from each other as the maid of honor and the best man each squirted a few sprays of breath freshener into the bride and groom's mouths.  Laughter rippled through the guests.

Friday, November 9, 2012

What a sweet yesterday... Natalie's Birthday!


I spent yesterday afternoon and evening with my amazing family (including my grandparents), celebrating my lovely sister's birthday.