Tuesday, March 15, 2011

whew...we survived

this past weekend was spent celebrating the traditional "last single weekend" of one of my best friends, of whom i have mentioned before. the city of dallas holds an annual st. patrick's day parade, as many others do, which entails masses and masses of people gathering on a strip of street, beers in hand and clothed in green, to watch and cheer on a parade of home made "floats" as they pass by. well, the previously mentioned bride happens to love this little dallas celebration which prompted us to plan her bachlorette party around it. although the parade is held within a few hours of a saturday afternoon, we felt the need to make a weekend get-a-way out of it. we took a stay-cation and crammed lots of girls in a great, little, rented condo. we laughed lots, drank lots, laughed lots more and made sure the bride knew how excited we were for her.
i started a 'tradition' as a bridesmaid in another wedding last year where in i made a little scrapbook for the bride-to-be. i made up a list of questions about the bride and the couple and asked all of the wedding party to respond them. it turned out to be a very sweet and funny compilation of our thoughts of, and wishes for, our friend.

after i got the pictures and quotes put together in her scrapbook i asked zach why i never did anything like this for us and our memories (as if he was supposed to know). as i have said before, i am definitely not the most creative person in the world, but once i finally decide to create something i am usually a perfectionist enough to ensure that it looks decent. i do take more pride and joy from doing things for others, but i have decided that i need to take the time to create things for our memories. heck, our wedding and honeymoon pictures deserve a little more than an kodak envelope, don't you think?
i think the bride liked the final product...


  1. it's a lot of work putting together a book like that hey? i know for me i never take the time to scrap book that intensely. we take way too many pictures and i know for the effort put it i wouldn't look at it enough or value it enough. for me if i'm going to print the pictures out they are either going in a frame on the wall to enjoy or in a really nice album to go on the coffee table to be looked at at random by people. if not they stay on the computer because i don't want to spend the money to print something out that's just going to sit in an album on the shelf you know?

  2. So cool with the scrap book! I want more info...like.. What kinda questions did you put in there? I'm a maid of honor in a wedding in November, i might steal this idea from ya. ;) Also- for you and your memories- my husband and i made photo books on our MAC for wedding pics and honeymoon, and we made one as our sign in book at the wedding (pictures of our relationship together). It's a really nice memory, not so much a photo album, but a book.
    thanks for sharing!! What a great idea with the scrap book, love it!!

  3. you are a good friend. love you~

  4. love the pictures! you ARE talented and creative. probably the most out of all of us :)

    I love you and what you do for our friends.