Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ben and Kourtney tie the knot!

We just returned from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where we spent the weekend with our good friends Kourtney and Ben to celebrate their wedding.

We arrived on Friday afternoon and went to the golf course for a rehearsal, and then headed to Ben's aunt's house for the rehearsal dinner. It was a wonderful crab-boil held outdoors with views of the lake. It was a beautiful night and so nice to be outside celebrating the pending big day. Here is a picture of the pile of shrimp, crab, corn, and sausage - all made for finger-licking fun!

Here is Ben perched high over his party giving a thank-you speech to everyone for coming. Kourtney didn't want to climb up with him...

Here is me and Jeff - we were on top of this awesome slide they had - so we could see the lake (you can kinda see it in the background).

Here is a view of everyone else playing kick-ball, too fun!

Jeff and I stayed up at the to to wait for this beautiful sunset!

On Saturday, we had an even more wonderful day. Here is the happy couple - Ben and Kourtney BUCK!
Here is the location of the first 1/3 of their wedding ceremony - on the 10th tee box...

All was going along great until it started to rain (you can see it in the picture below) but then 10-seconds later the skies open up in an all-out downpour, and everyone had to run for cover! Also, maybe you can tell in the picture below just how much I am showing... my baby bump was in full effect!

The second 2/3 of the ceremony took place inside the clubhouse (as seen below) after we all dried off with towels and took a few minutes to get it all together.

Nothing could stop this happy couple - they were just as thrilled to say I-do (and kiss) indoors as they would have been outside!
We had a great weekend with The Bucks in Wisconsin. Next up, a baby for Carson to play with!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Carson's Nursery

What an eventful weekend we had! Mom and Dad Scott drove to Vegas from Modesto to bring us a truck and U-Haul full of goodies for Carson's new nursery. We had a great time with the family setting up his new bedroom.

Here is a peak into Carson's Nursery walking in the door from the hallway. On the left side of this room, there are double doors that connect Carson's bedroom to ours, making it nice and convenient for his infant years. The door right behind the rocking chair leads into Carson's walk-in closet.

Here are some pictures of the work in progress...
Grandad working on putting the crib together

Here is Daddy getting it done right for Carson's crib:

Mommy taping off the baseboards in the nursery:

Grandmama painting the baseboards a nice bright coat of white:

And the "after" pictures...

The new changing table/dresser:

Our new rocking-chair that Auntie Michele had re-covered to match Carson's room:

Carson's new crib!!

The new crib with his quilt showing. (Thank you Michele and Mom for the new bedding!)

Now we just have to be VERY patient and wait another 15 whole weeks for Carson to come. We love having his room done, it makes everything feel much more "real."

Big thank-you to Diane and Bruce for buying the new dresser. Thank you to Mandy and Jerry for the new crib. And of course some more big thanks to Michele and Sean (and Dylan and Devan) for the 15 bins of clothes, glider and ottoman, tools, books, and goodies they sent us... we couldn't do it without the love and support of our families!