Monday, March 31, 2014

A Very Blessed Weekend

My heart is filled with joy and happiness after this weekend.  Words cannot describe how it feels to be in a room filled with the people that you love most and who have truly shaped you as a person.  I can't thank everyone enough for all of the generous gifts, making travel arrangements and taking time out of your busy schedule to come celebrate!  Also, for those who could not make it, thank you so much for still sending such sweet gifts!

I will do a more "detailed" recap of the shower later. For now, I thought I would share photos from the fun weekend we had first!

After work on Friday I jetted over to the airport to pick up Thayer, Addison and Megan who all arranged their travel so that I could pick them all up at once, thank you! We stopped for spray tans and coffees. Addison arrived looking as stylish and adorable as ever.

    Afterwards, we dropped all of their luggage off at our apartment and drove down to Alki Beach for dinner at the Marination Station and then headed to Husky Deli for some ice cream :). Megan dropped her milk shake and took a picture to make it look like it was someone else's fault!The next morning we woke up early to get a morning work out in while Dustin and Addison were sleeping.Then it was time to get ready for the shower!  Here are a just a few pictures to to show how special this day was! I hope to do a better recap very soon once I collect all the photos to show all of the special details :).The amazing host, Maureen!

These Vander Ark ladies flew in from Phoenix and Las Vegas to come, so special!

The most amazing gift was having my mom there with all of us to celebrate!!

After the shower, Thayer, Addison, Megan and I all headed back to West Seattle for some down time before dinner.  We then traveled south to have dinner with Becky, Debbie, Mom and Dustin!  Georgia 
and Michael also joined :).

Can you tell Addison was excited to be reunited with Baby?!


Are you bored of this recap yet?  Keep reading, still one more day to recap :)

On Sunday, I woke up early to take Megan to the airport, came home and played with Addison while Thayer and Dustin slept.  Once everyone woke up, we went to Memorial Stadium to see some of Thayer and Addison's Colorado friends.

We came home and enjoyed the West Seattle Farmers Market before meeting for brunch at Fresh Bistro with the Vander Arks!



I can't thank everyone enough for this weekend. It was so special and I loved creating these memories with everyone!  I truly appreciate all the details that everyone worked on, nothing was overlooked!


  1. I seriously had the best weekend I've had in a long time sissy!!

  2. You are all so stylish - but Addisons' outfits have to be the best. ;) I love all these pics!!!