Monday, November 29, 2010

Where credit is due...

Long before our wedding, I decided I would write a series of blog posts afterward about the details and the people who helped make them happen....

This one is about my friend Natalie.

Natalie and I went to college and played basketball together! She's not only a sweet, kind-hearted person but she's really talented as well! She did my hair for our wedding (which I LOVED) and she also made hair clips for each of my bridesmaids and one of my nieces - the only flower girl with enough hair to hold a clip (Sorry Claire...someday!)

Here's one of the hair clips that Natalie made for the girls.

Thanks for modeling it, Gina!

Here's a couple shots of my hair as Natalie did some finishing touches!

(Note how cool her hair is!)

Natalie works at Juut Salon and has already gotten quite the reputation for making 'do's that get noticed! She's competing in a national hair show soon and I'm confident she'll do awesome!

If you're looking for a stylist in the Twin Cities, I would suggest her to anyone! In fact, she just did my hair last Friday...shorter and darker! I love it!

Thanks Natalie for all you did for our wedding! We owe you!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Thank God It's Black Friday!

Good Morning! I write this to you at just after 5am!

Why, you ask...

Today, I partook in my very first "crack o' dawn Black Friday shopping fest"...and to be honest, it wasn't too bad.

My schedule so far today:
3:00am: Rrrrrring! Alarm goes off, as I stagger downstairs....groggy and begin to put my....
3:15am: Warm clothes on, coffee in hand and out the door into the cold only to....
3:25am: Arrive in the Sear's parking lot with wish list in hand and head over to be....
3:35am: First in line at the door with my running shoes on ready to...
4:00am: Run (yes, I said run) through the Sear's door and to the Home Appliance section just in time to....
4:01am: Hurl my body on top of most desired washer, dryer and above-the-range microwave
(....ok, I made that part up, but the idea really did cross my mind!)
4:20am: Head to the check out (hooray!) and....
4:30am: Price out a couple treadmills in the Fitness section on my way...
4:40am: Back to the car....feeling pretty great about myself as I drive back home to....
4:50am: Crawl in bed with my snoring husband...which doesn't last long until I'm...
5:00am: On the recliner blogging!

To be honest, that's my kind of shopping....early, competitive, big deals...and back in bed within 2 hours! When will this lack of sleep hit me today? (You may begin placing bets now.)

If you're venturing out to shop today...good luck!

Happy Thanksgiving All!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What happens in Vegas...

...gets posted on our blog! (Sorry Treds!)

Show us how you feel about being in Vegas...

Matt = creepily excited

Paul = super creepily excited

Amber = tired? JK, maybe scandelous?!?!

Kendra = thirsty!

What? You thought marriage and children would mature us?!?! Good one!
In keeping with the Vegas tradition, I won't say much more...but we did have a good time!

**Don't ask what Paul & I are doing in this's from a tv show "put your hands on top of mine"...again, we think we're funny!
Enjoy your week,

Monday, November 8, 2010

Family Photos on the Farm

A couple weekends ago, we got together with my family and took a "surprise photo shoot" for my mom and dad! My mom had been wanting family photos on the farm for quite some time but it's been pretty difficult to schedule with so many of us involved! I'm so glad this worked out!

Here's a sneak peak:

My Big Czech Family!

Sisters (...and Kara & Eric's baby boy!)

Paul & Kendra - 5 months married!

We just flew home tonight from our long weekend in Las Vegas! No big winnings, but much fun was had! More to come on that later!


Monday, November 1, 2010