Friday, May 30, 2014

Five for Friday: Wedding Edition!

Happy Friday Friends!
I have been MIA for over a month but I am sure you will forgive me once you see this week's Five for Friday post!
On Wednesday, May 21, I put the final touches on our wedding day programs!  I was so excited my computer didn't crash and I was able to print them all out!
Peek at the Front:

On Thursday, May 22, I was feverishly wrapping gifts for my bridal party!
 For my gorgeous bridesmaids-
 Homemade Lavender Bath Salts and Brown Sugar Body Scrub
 Personalized compact mirrors

For my mom-
 For my dad-

 For my ring bearer and junior usher-
 Beach Buckets FILLED with sand toys, towel, kite, water gun, Frisbee, and much more!

 For my flower girl-

On Friday, May 23, Chris and I had our rehearsal dinner party at a wonderful place called Rockwell's in downtown Toledo.
 My ring bearer and junior usher!
 My Matron of Honor!
 My handsome groom!
 The Bridesmaids-
 My very happy parents!
On Saturday, May 24, I married the man of my dreams!
It was my Fairytale Wedding and I am so blessed that every moment was filled with smiles and a ton of LOVE.

Rosary Cathedral parish~

 Now these photos were all taken from cell phones, so the  photographer should have the fancy version out very soon!
I will definitely share those too!
A very special friend brought his DRONE to the wedding.
It was AMAZING and I can't believe how great the footage is.
Take a peek if you have a few minutes!

 On Sunday, May 25, my family gathered at my brother's house and we opened all our wedding presents!

I can't tell you enough how blissfully happy I am!
It's only been one week, and I am still on cloud 9 and so honored to be married to such an incredible man!
I am going to adore being his wife!
Special Thanks to Doodle Bugs Teaching for this great opportunity to shout out my special week with you!
Have a fabulous weekend my friends!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Five for Friday

What a gorgeous weekend!
I hope you are enjoying every minute of it!
I am excited to steal a few minutes away from yard work to link up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for a little weekly share time!

Earth Day has turned into Earth MONTH in my classroom!
Our Taking Care of Mother Earth studies have continued and we found a Reader's Theater Play that we have started rehearsing!  It's called, "The Tree That Could Talk"  
First, students signed up for a character role:
Then we got into groups and had our first round of rehearsal practice!

We put our own "thumbprints" on these Earth Day trees to make them very unique!

We wrote several narrative and informational essays to persuade others to take care of Mother Earth!

We created our own unique EARTHS with watercolors!
Then we pledged and promised to take care of the Earth every day!

The Earth Day Pledge is just one of many fabulous Earth Day activities in my sweet friend Christina's TPT unit-
Earth Day Writing Pack & Mini Unit {With QR Codes!}

Speaking of friendly Earth Day literature-
"The Robot and the Bluebird" was an incredibly touching story of a unique friendship between two unlikely creatures....My kids absolutely ADORED this story and they were more than excited to follow it up with a journal entry.

Found a Fabulous Freebie today! 
 If you need something awesome for INSECTS
click here or on the image below to grab it!

My bachelorette party was absolutely AMAZING!  Had the most incredible night with my girls!

 The next day, my family & close friends
 hosted the most elegant bridal shower I have ever seen!
From the tiny details, to the delicious food-
 Everything was perfect!

My aunt even had a replica of my wedding dress made from tiny little cupcakes!  

There was even a surprise delivery that day!  Two of my blogging sweeties, Lisa Mattes and Sarah Paul, sent me a very special gift!  What was even more touching, is that even though we have never met in person yet, they were so thoughtful to remember me on such a special day in my life!  I love you girls so much!  Thank you so much for your wedding wishes!  The big day is just weeks away now!  I feel like a whole new chapter is starting in my life and I already feel like the luckiest girl in the world!

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