May 31, 2011

The rest of the PC vacation pics...

We packed the car full.  All this for four adults.


After we checked out our house and did some grocery shopping we checked out the beach.
Blue water, powdery sand, and completely private.

All the homes in Carillon have names.  This was ours, Made in the Shade.  Every day they had these two lounge chairs and an umbrella set up on the beach.



If I had a beach house I would hang this in it.  I saw this man a couple of times in the late afternoon just sitting with his feet in the water staring out into the ocean.

There were only 4 of us the first night there so we went to a restaurant called Red Bar in Destin.  We've been a couple times and it's amazing.  If you're ever there you have to go!

Red Bar

This is the menu.  They only have five entrees and they're all excellent.

I did this a lot that week....

One night we took the bride-to-be out on the town.

We went parasailing.

The boys played Polish Horseshoes.

It was a fun week.  I wanna go back!

May 27, 2011

Chad & Kristin's Wedding - The Reception

The reception venue was gorgeous.  I loved the strings of lights.




first dance

the college crew

A wedding wouldn't be complete without our AKPsi tradition.  In our college business fraternity Piano Man was a song frequently played while we all gathered in a circle, arms around each other.  We've managed to relive that memory at many weddings over the years.

Cory wins for best dance move of the night.  A pretty killer worm.

We sent the couple off with bubbles.

These two boys have been friends for many years.  
I'm happy to have found a great friend in the woman he chose :o)

May 26, 2011

Embrace the Camera: May 26

We had a girls weekend at the beach last weekend.
We got all dressed up and went out to a nice dinner.
I brought my tripod and made the girls get outside and take some pics before we left.
First we have the usual everyone smashed together pic.

Then I made them have some fun :)

My girl, Megan is moving far away real soon.  So glad we were able to squeeze in a girls weekend before she left.  I know this won't be the last one, but it'll definitely be more of a challenge now. 
Love you, girl!  Stay in touch!!

May 24, 2011

8 Years

Today we celebrate EIGHT years of marriage.  It's been an amazing eight years.  I couldn't ask for a better man to be sharing it with.  I truly believe we have one of the best relationships out there.  You are my everything.  I can't wait to see what's next!  I love you, Heath Powell.

Here's a little walk down memory lane...

Aw, we were just babies.

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And Happy Birthday to my niece!  

May 23, 2011

Chad & Kristin's Wedding - The Ceremony

The bride and groom each had one attendant and that person was their sibling.
These boys have been friends since college and I've never seen a more closely knit group.  Even though everyone is spread throughout Florida they still manage to see each other several times a year.
So glad I was able to grab this photo before the ceremony.


The bride has become a really good friend of mine and we're so happy Chad chose her.
She comes from a gorgeous family.
This is her grandmother aka Granny Fabulous.  How cute is that!?

Her beautiful mother.

Her equally gorgeous sister.

Her dress was so pretty.  A traditional gown, but so perfect for a beach wedding.

Mr. and Mrs.

(I took all the ceremony pictures from my seat.)

May 19, 2011

Embrace the Camera: May 19

We're so thankful for grandparents and those that are like grandparents, 
but with different titles (you know who you are).
They love our kids to pieces.
Our kids love them to pieces.