This past weekend we hosted a brunch for friends of ours. They got to see our house and we got to meet their adorable 5 month old baby girl. We had good conversation and food, and I took a few pictures of the table beforehand. I used the florals I did for my grandpa's 90th birthday (post HERE) to complete the decor. Here's just a bit of Saturday morning pretty:
Note to self - use tripod to avoid crazy angled photos...I can't take a straight picture freehand if my life depends on it!
Today we had a great celebration of my grandpa Charlie's 90th birthday (his actual birthday is in a few weeks). Here are a few pictures from the day:
Beautiful argyle birthday cake made by Kat Makes Cakes (delicious too!)
If her website doesn't work, you can find her on Facebook under katrina Salvador
Florals (my brother Adam took this one!)
This one is better. Typical Andrew.
Mom and grandpa
Grandpa and his 3 kids - his fav team is the Roughriders
(Wow my dress is inappropriate short with a bump)
Aunt Andrea with grandpa and dad
His first born
And the baby giving a great speech
My grandpa spoke so well! I love his stories.
Mom's cousin John (grandpa's nephew on the paternal side) spoke about his dad and grandpa
Mom's cousin Marian (grandpa's niece on the maternal side)
Family photos and albums from so many family members
Grandpa with his cake
Now for some randoms...
Movember growth...halfway done
(Matt can't do it this year because he has to wear a respirator at work in certain areas when he travels and you need to be clean shaven to get a complete seal)
Andrew, just because he likes to be on the blog.
This year, my brother Adam and his wife Jessica threw another Halloween Party. Jess' birthday is on the 30th (Happy 29th sister in law!), and so they've had many celebrations in the past few years, like this one from two years ago. I honestly didn't take many pictures of the party, since I left at 11 p.m. My feet were actually killing me, it wasn't the exhaustion, but my drive home I felt it kick in so I'm glad I left when I did. If people have pictures, send them to me and I'll add them here!
I love all the juxtaposiiton of their decor - beautiful straws and gory eyeballs
Blood and spiders and Kate Spade coasters (which I think I gave her)
Tiny skulls and glowing West Elm tree laterns
A gorgeous mirror in a sitting room with bloody hand prints
Lacey black making the front hallway eerie - see? Halloween doesn't have to be tacky!
Birthday Monster cupcakes I made for Jessica - Devil's Food cupcakes with buttercream
I used the Wilton grass tip for the hairy effect
My brother, the zombie. (Jess was Katniss but I didn't get a picture)
I also got to dress up my bump a bit - nothing crazy, but here it is:
Daytime - Skeleton baby (a girl!)