Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bridal Talk Tuesday: Bridal Blast!

Linking up with Elizabeth at Life with Elizabeth 
again today for Bridal Talk Tuesday!

Last Sunday was my first Bridal show as an engaged

I went with my mom, MIL, mimi, and little sis.
We also met some other friends there including Preppy
Wife Preppy Life and [KP] joined later that day.

 It was held at our local arena and was one of the largest
shows that are featured in our area.

I went early to meet with our photographer and
sign the contract (I LOVE her! Post about that coming soon!)

And then we looked around and searched for more vendors.
The main things we were looking for were:
1. Ceremony location
2. Transportation
3. DJ
4. Other Videographer options
5. Great Discounts!!

 [KP] was clearly so excited to be here!
haha not- he hated me for making him go for the last
hour. But I wanted to show him a few things that I liked
at the show.

 [KP] would probably wear this if I would allow it.

They also had a great fashion show with some dresses 
from a local dress shop.

It was a fun day and we got lots of great deals and discounts
that I hope to use soon.

I'm also trying on dresses for the first time this week!
This is seriously the only thing getting me through
this week because it has definitely been a 
long first week back to clinicals.

Our wedding plans are slowly coming together and
I'm loving it :) Starting to get more organized the more
planning that we do! (Post on that coming soon as well!)

I hope everyone is having a great week
and anyone in the NE that was affected by the storm
recovers quickly and safely.

Little Miss Southern Love

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cruise to Alaska: Days 1&2.

I have been putting off putting these pictures up for
quite some time now and I can't avoid it any longer.
I think I was just so overwhelmed every time I looked 
into this album on Iphoto because I seriously took about
1,000 pictures each day. Yeah I know.
Something happens to me on vacation and I become the
crazy picture taking lady. You know the one.. the camera
never leaves her hand and she's taking pictures of the weirdest
things.. Yep, that's me!

Anyway, I figured the best way to go about blogging
about this amazing trip would be to combine it into days.

We took this trip to celebrate 50 years of marriage
between my amazing grandparents!

Day 1- Our flight left Florida in the afternoon and 
we had a short layover in Detroit before we landed in 
Anchorage for the night. (2am Florida time- 10pm Alaska 
time. Which also mean't still daylight!!)

[MD & CD] my mom & stepdad.

Because we were celebrating, we all flew first class.
All 12 of us. And it was amazing! Flying first class is 100% 
worth it when traveling a long distance.

Cousin [KC] and Sister [AD]. Obviously with Justin Bieb
magazines in hand.

Aunt [SC] & Uncle [LC]

Brother [BR] & Cousin [CC]

I think between all of us we had 9 Ipad's total to keep us
busy on the plane!

My grandma [GC] aka- Mimi & Grandpa [PC] aka- Papa

[ND] & I.

This new smile of his makes quite a few appearances on this trip!

I love plane pictures!

Finally to the hotel in Anchorage.

Day 2: We boarded our scenic bus tour to travel from
Anchorage to Seward to get on the boat.

And oh, was it scenic!

[BR], [MD], & [PC]

We got some great family pictures here!

Me, [MD] & [PC]

Total tourist with the camera bag!

The kids aren't mad at me for taking there picture.. it was
freezing! Clearly we weren't prepared for the weather this day.

I envy my Mimi's camera.

The good ole' family shot :)


Clearly I stood out everywhere we went in Alaska with
my hotty pink Columbia fleece

What looks like the beachy sand area is actually glacial silt!

We stopped at a wildlife preserve for about an hour.
It was so fun to walk around and I got some great
animal pictures.

I think this one could be a postcard.

Fell in love with these signs.

First glimpse of the ship!!

Sharing a room with these two for 7 days was quite interesting.

Did some exploring and found the putt-putt!

The little black dot in the water is an otter.

First dinner!

LP made an appearance at dinner every night!

Mmm.. Dirty Shirley's!

Well that was the first two days! 
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Will be posting
more shortly.

Little Miss Southern Love