August 18, 2013

Christine + Justin's Wedding at Loulu Palms Estate

It was the most beautiful and fun wedding--nothing short of expectation of these two, of course. Christine and Justin are some of our favorite people and we are so happy for them! Here's to happily ever after! Cheers! 

Picture time...

 At the bridal shower

 Pau hana/happy hour time with the groom- and bride-to-be!

The Big Day...
 Ono Pops! So good!
 Laura and I
 The Processional
 The gorgeous bride in Monique Lhullier and her papa
 I think we ALL started to cry at this point. There goes my false eyelashes!
Lovely vows :)
 So happy :D
 With Trish and the new Mrs!
 Yeah, I had another one.
 So fun!
 Our table assignment
 The sweetheart table
 LOVE this girl!
 Handsome hubs with the new hubs and Aftabby
 Seattle crew
With the bride and her pretty sister/maid of honor

And yeah, I stole some more pics off Insta for you... I hope you don't mind, other wedding guests/picture-takers. If you do, lmk and I'll remove them :)

SUCH AN AMAZING TIME!!!! There were so many thoughtful details--like a cheesecake bar, spam musubis and fresh french fries at the end of the night, and those cake toppers! Perfect! Thanks for inviting us to be a part of your best day ever, guys! We love you!

August 6, 2013

Ode to Marriage

pc: Amore Studios
Two years ago, we promised to spend the rest of our lives together. Until meeting Brett, I didn't know what it was like to really put someone else first. Marriage isn't easy--we fight and nag and get stressed/hungry/tired and take it out on each other--but at the end of the day, we're a team of two. A darn good one, if I do say so myself!

Things I've learned:

  • I'm not always right
  • Sometimes we both need a time out
  • Never use words as weapons--those can never be taken back
  • Remember who you're talking to--he's your best friend and ally, not your opponent
  • Seven-second hugs can make a world of difference
  • Sometimes a joke in the middle of an argument can really explode in your face, other times, it can diffuse the tension--it just better be good (and good-natured, preferably self-deprecating) 
  • Choose your battles
  • Sarcasm does not translate well into the language of loooooove
  • Help each other out without having been told or asked
  • Surprises (big and small) are always well-received
  • Be appreciative
  • Go to bed at the same time
  • Sometimes we hear things that weren't even said or meant due to our own insecurities--so always keep an open mind and lines of communication (ie, don't get butt-hurt so easily)

And now that we're entering the next chapter of our lives (title: Dirty Diapers and Sleepless Nights), I know that I couldn't have chosen a more loving, nurturing, thoughtful, hard-working, or generous man to share it with.

Brett, a.k.a. Husband, you're the reason my fam never has to worry about me. You put a smile on my face every morning and fill our house with so much laughter and love. It's been said a million times, but marriage is work--so I'm glad my coworker is HOT ;) Soon we'll have a new mini-bossman. Thanks for the best two years and here's to many many more!

And for a bit of a change in topic, Kate Spade is doing a surprise sale! I will refrain from buying anything (Happy Anniversary, Brett!) but here are some of my faves:

 Laptop bag $149 || Striped wallet $79
 Cake tote $119 || Crossbody bag $99
I absolutely LOVE this baby bag!

Go get you some!

Still having a wonderful time with fam and friends in Hawaii and today Brett finally joins me here! I hope you enjoy the rest of your week and thanks for reading!

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