Friday, October 23, 2015

Five on Friday

Eee! It's the weekend and there's lots to celebrate! TWO engagements of dear friends and a surprise birthday party! Can't wait to celebrate some wonderful people, and fit in some much needed family time. Hopefully a little pumpkin carving as well!

On to my five favorites! 

One // I would be remised if I didn't mention the two engagements I get to celebrate this weekend. 

The first (because it happened first), is the engagement of my friend Kate, who I met at DePaul my freshman year of undergrad. She's one of the most genuinely sweet women in my life and I couldn't be happier for her and her new fiancé Brian. I can't wait to celebrate them at their engagement lunch on Sunday!

So, yeah, that's the Eiffel Tower… He's definitely a keeper. 

& then there is my oldest, and one of my closest girlfriends who got engaged over the weekend! I have been helping her fiancé for the past few months pick a ring and solidify his plans. Of course, he took care of everything himself in the end, but I guess she told him she wanted me as a sounding board ;) I can't wait to celebrate them, and everything wonderful that's to come in their future together. Chelsie is my very best friend, and I know this next year or so, while she plans her wedding is going to be such an emotional roller coaster. She is my everything, but I guess I have to learn to share her now ;)

They were in Door County, WI (which is a special place for them and an area where they spend a lot of time) "celebrating their new town home" or so she thought… He took her to an ice cream shop they always go to whenever they're visiting (and if anyone knows Chelsie they know the way to her heart is through ice cream) and they had the ring hiding under that ice cream cone! Very cute, very them. 

Can't wait to get together tonight! We're having a girls night to celebrate. :) & how gorgeous are both of their rings?!

Two // Family photos

Sammy's mom wanted to take family photos to fill the walls of a newly renovated room in their home, so we booked some time with their cousin who is a photographer! Kristy is an amazing artist and we had such a fun afternoon with her. Book her immediately!

I was thrilled to be able to get some photos of Sammy and I individually. One of my favorites below:

Three // Pumpkins!

I'm hoping to fit some pumpkin carving in this weekend. Sammy and I are very into holiday traditions (thank God he's into it like I am otherwise I would be insufferable), and pumpkin carving is one of our favorites to do together. 

I tend to be a classic at heart, so I'l probably stick with a classic jack-o-lantern style face or…

soooo… probably this. This will more than likely result in me getting stupidly upset when I can't recreate this exactly, but I'll do it anyway 'cause Cinderella is my girl. 

Four //  5 Year Diary

I have this on my birthday list (which is next Sunday!) because Joanna featured a woman who mentioned it recently, and I decided long ago anything mentioned on Cup of Jo must be purchased. 

The idea is that there's five lines on each page, one line for each year, and you can write a short little entry about your day, so once it's filled in you get a glimpse of five years on each page which I think will be so cool to look back on. 

Five // Halloween

Still no plans aka still no costume. All I really care to do is sit on the couch and eat candy and watch movies, but we'll see if Sammy and I plan anything with our friends. If we do, I really want to do these guys as our costume:

"We're the wet bandits." ;)

Happy weekend!

Linking up with April!


  1. AH! THAT PUMPKIN!!!!! A girl after my own heart :)

  2. Oh my gosh those engagements are so sweet. The Eiffel Tower would be AMAZING, and I love the photo of your friend in the ice cream booth. She looks so happy!

    1. Aren't they so sweet? & omg I know, I just love her face :)