Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Our Camping Experience

Happy Wednesday all! I'm back from vacation and back into the work week groove. We had a wonderful four days relaxing by the river and camping. The fifth day of our vacation was spent on the couch, at home, because I was too exhausted to do anything else. I don't know what it is about camping, but I never get very much sleep.

(Home sweet home)

(Sweet Princess Leia didn't know what to think.)

Thursday afternoon was when we arrived at our campsite. By the time we had gotten everything set up it was dinner time. Jeremy brought our mini grill and we ate grilled chicken legs. The amazing planner I am completely forgot to pack the sides that went with the grilled chicken, so we ate chips (I know...I'm awesome). Live and learn. This was actually the first year we brought down our own food and I now know what to pack for next year. 

Friday morning we had eggs and bacon, because (like an idiot) I forgot to grab the bacon cheddar brat burgers out of the freezer at home. The bacon and eggs were delicious though and we spent the rest of the day swimming and fishing in the river. For lunch we had hotdogs and chips. For dinner we had steaks, corn on the cob and fish that Jeremy caught out of the river. So yummy. 

Friday night, Lucas fell backwards into the fire pit and burned his hand. It was just the hot coals and ash, but he still got some pretty bad blisters. Jeremy had called it Thursday night. We kept telling him to stay away from the fire, but that boy isn't afraid of anything and still isn't. 

Saturday morning we had potatoes, sausage, and bacon foil packets that I had made on Wednesday. We just warmed them up on the grill, then headed down to the river. We spent the whole day floating on a raft (except Jeremy, the river was so low that he walked and pushed us the whole way). 

(Hello there sexy!)

(Someone found a soft shelled turtle.)

We went home Sunday morning. Leia passed out on the couch. She was our campsite guard dog all weekend and I don't think she slept more than a couple of hours the whole time. Sweet baby.

Rebecca Havener, My Little Devils With Wings

PS. Note to self: Plan better campsite meals next year and don't forget the bug spray!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday dear friends. Only two more days left of work and we will officially be on vacation. Four days of camping and floating on the river. I'm so excited! I will try very hard to do a post about our campout food when we get back.

This weekend was a little hectic. We had a lot of shopping to do to get ready for the trip. I'll be prepping and cooking most of our food before we go. All we'll have to do is heat everything up when we get down there. Here is a look at our menu for the trip:

Breakfast: Frozen burritos (we'll heat these up and eat them on the road.)
Lunch: Hotdogs and chips
Dinner: BBQ chicken (we're bringing our little portable grill.)
Dessert: S'mores

Breakfast: Eggs and cheddar bacon brat burgers
Lunch: Hotdogs and chips
Dinner: Steak and grilled corn on the cob
Dessert: S'mores

Breakfast: Potato, sausage, and egg packets
Lunch: Sandwiches and chips
Dinner: Walking tacos
Dessert: More s'mores

Breakfast: Frozen burritos
Lunch: Sandwiches and chips

We'll be going back home after breakfast on Sunday, so we'll pack the sandwiches to go. We also have bottled water, Capri Suns, and bottled iced tea to drink (I'm not counting the alcohol).

Besides the vacation shopping, we also had our family pictures taken yesterday. Here is a little sneak peek:

I might have to do another website revamp just to include the new pictures. They look so awesome! 8701 Productions did a fabulous job (like there was ever any doubt).

Jeremy and I also had a meeting with a venue for the wedding. We went to The Cotillion Room and Garden. We were pretty happy with the outside for the ceremony, but the inside was pretty small. We'll be having close to 200 people, so finding a venue has been a little difficult.

That's all for now. Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Rebecca Havener, My Little Devils With Wings

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Red, White, And Blue Wedding

Last weekend was Jeremy's Mom's wedding reception. All the decorations were red, white, and blue. I absolutely love weddings, no two are ever the same. This one was no exception, just take a look at these beautiful decorations!

Cake Table

(My soon to be sister-in-law made the wedding cake. Isn't it gorgeous?!)

Table Decorations

(Pay no attention to my fingerprint smudges.

Drink Bar

(They had lemonade, iced tea, and bottled water.)

Candy Bar

Everything tied in so beautifully. It was such an amazing night, filled with wedding inspiration. To see another wedding I've posted about click here.

Congratulations Mom and David!

Rebecca Havener, My Little Devils With Wings

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I Need My Girls

Ladies, let's be honest with ourselves. Even before we get engaged, we know exactly who will be in our wedding party when we get married. No? Well I certainly did! Since Jeremy and I have four kids, we wanted each of them to have a role and a part in the planning and wedding itself. This isn't just our wedding after all, we are officially becoming a family. That means that both of my daughters will be my bridesmaids and Preston will be a groomsman. Lucas has a very special role, that I will talk about in another post.

Jeremy's sister, my sister, and my best friend will be my other bridesmaids. I wanted to officially invite them instead of just saying all nonchalant, "Hey, so will you be my bridesmaid?" In comes my Cricut and a little crafty goodness.

I printed out a sweet little message that said "I've found the man of my dreams, now I just need my (blank). Will you be my (blank)"

For the blank spaces, I used my cricut. I cut out the words GIRLS and BRIDESMAID, then pasted them into the blank spaces.

(Pay no attention to the fact that my letters aren't even, I screwed up on this one.)
(But you get the idea.)

After the glue dried, I folded it up and put it in an envelope, then I decorated the envelope.

I made five of these babies. I handed them out to each of my soon-to-be-bridesmaids along with a single yellow rose. I'm so incredibly grateful that they will be there to share in our special day, this was just a way to show them how much I care. I love you girls!

Rebecca Havener, My Little Devils With Wings
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