Monday, August 31, 2009


1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;

2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

4 Take delight in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:

6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.

7 Be still before the LORD
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fret—it leads only to evil.

9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.

This weekend, I attended the Beth Moore Living Proof Simulcast.....WOW! It is amazing what happens when you TRULY open your heart to God's message. I really needed this weekend...and didn't even realize it. So many of the messages spoken I felt I could relate 110% to.....that is when you know you are being spoken to. It is kind of scary....but such a blessing when you are put in your place. The whole weekend revolved around the Psalm 37:1-9 (above). Having never been to something like this before....I questioned how on earth one person could talk for two days about one passage....Well let me tell you! I could have sat there and listened to her all day, all night for a week! Beth was AMAZING!

Although the weekend was about 1-9, we really focused in on Verse 4.

Delight yourself in the Lord
and He will give you the desires of your heart.

In teaching this verse and really focusing in on its true meaning, Beth gave 7 key points to REALLY help delight ourselves in the Lord and I want to share them with you. I wish all of you could have been there....I know you would have really loved the weekend....whether you are strong in your faith, questioning where you are, or in between like me...she had something to say for everyone!

1. Nothing dictates our lives like our desires (our wants).
2. Beneath the desires of our hearts is the heart of our desires.
3. Delighting in God adapts our desires into inevitabilities.
4. Nothing external can steal our right to delight.
5. To make room for delight, we have to commit.
6. Nothing is passive about patiently waiting for desire to turn into delight.
7. Till Faith becomes sight, Trust in God and do GOOD!

I consider myself a very happy, positive person (minus the mood's the baby's fault...haha). But truly, I do. I find happiness is simple things. But, number 4 on this list just kicked me in the butt the minute we started talking about it. Even though I am majority of the time happy, I am only human, and have my moments. I absolutely loved what Beth had to say about #4 and it is something you all can relate to so of course I am going to tell you about the highlights.


If the word delight isn't working for you, happiness is another word that works. I liked this: if Joy is Smiling....Delight is uncontrollable Laughter!

So when Beth said nothing external, I was confused...I get this way a lot....comprehension was never my strength. But as she went on it made more sense. She said we GIVE people rights they don't have....the right to take away our happiness by the way we let them affect our feelings or disposition. We make the people around us responsible for our Joy, when happiness and our delight is always found internally, within ourselves.

She went on to say this phrase that I love:

"What's taking a bite out of my personal delight?"

and then she went on with an acronym to help work through this question. What is it that gets in the way of our happiness?

Jealousy (vs. 1) Are you jealous of someone or something? Jealousy or envy comes from a heart of insecurity. I jealous of someone or something....absolutely. Do I let it make me feel like I am not fortunate enough or that I deserve more....does it take away from my happiness, especially in GOD...You bet! Note taken and will be applied!

(vs. 8) Refrain from Anger! What are you mad about? Loved this**** Anger will NEVER motivate affection! And don't we all just want someone's love. Can I apply this one to my life even more than jealousy....absolutely. I cannot tell you how many times anger feels like the easiest or most natural way to get something to go the way I want it to. Anger is instantaneous for me at certain times. Anger is equal in force to delight but the exact opposite. Not the way to handle something if all I want is for someone to understand where I am coming from or to get my point across.

(vs. 1-8) or fret. One definition of the word fret is to affect something as if the gnaw or bite. When we worry, we are literally gnawing and biting into the loved ones around us....who really wants to cause that? As women, I think it is very natural to worry or be a worry bug or constantly over analyze situations or try to have complete control over everything that happens around us. But what is the truth....we have no control over what happens...we need to put it all in the control of God. From all 3, this one hit home RIGHT don't think I am worried about everything that is going to change come don't think I over analyze every little thing so nothing goes wrong! I am eating away at Zach and my family with all my worries. So unnecessary.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future."

There is no justice in the words above for what this weekend said or did to anyone who experienced it. All I know is I will not hesitate to go to another. Here is the prayer we all prayed together as we closed the weekend.

My Dear Sister
God has not overlooked you
He has not ignored you
He hears every petition
And intimately knows
The heart beneath it.
Give Him full access
To all your longings
Pray every single day
To become a person who delights in Him.
When it seems to disappear
Remember to check your JAW
Are you jealous?
Are you angry?
Are you worried?
Roll it all on Jesus
He's strong enough to carry it
Big enough to handle it.
Trust God with all your heart
Now leave this place
And go into the world
And do some GOOD.

Travis Cottrell was the special guest for the weekend and did all the music. So great! Music really gets me emotionally...not matter what kind or where. But this song brought me to tears everytime I heard it this weekend. And I don't mean one little tear from the corner of my eye....I mean a RIVER...uncontrollable. I love that type of is so real. It didn't help either to have this amazing life growing inside me kick like crazy and I know, without a doubt, God is GOOD and all around!

Beth Moore's Living Proof 2o10 Simulcast.....CHICAGO....anyone up for a Girl's Roadtrip!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Show us your life this week is Wedding Shower Ideas. I had two wedding showers and a bacheolrette party....all were wonderful! One of my closest friends and her mother threw me a shower and all of Zach's aunts threw us a shower. A great idea that my friend and mom did was they made all my favorites food or snacks for the really made it more personal to me and I appreciated it so much. They also had petit fours....which were to die for and I would suggest for showers....very easy to eat and eat MANY!

For my second shower, I love the tradition in my husband's family. For every first marriage and first child, all the sister's (Zach's aunts) get together and throw a shower. Having 7 nieces and 3 nephews of my own....that is at this point....I would love to be able to do this for them, too! This shower was a little bit different from my first shower because I didn't know as many people being they were from my soon to be-in-laws side of the family. One thing I would suggest for anyone who is going to a shower and it is a family friend but you don't really know the bride is to always buy off the registry...And for brides....don't only register for high ticket items! Find things in all price ranges.
My two sisters threw me a Bachelorette Party down in Gulf Shores. Unfortunately, the weather did not really work with us and Hurricane Fay was approaching on the same weekend. So what we thought would be a great weekend on the beach, turned into chick flicks inside and TONS OF FOOD! We all had a great relaxing time together, though and that is what matters. One word of advice I would give to anyone hosting a bachelorette party is to make the night, weekend, or whatever realistic and affordable for everyone invited. The whole point is to make great memories for the Bride with her closest friends and that shouldn't mean losing a pay check!

Just Call me Mrs. Moody

Some may not believe this....but I absolutely hate being moody. But what I hate more is when I realize, dead in my tracks, that I am having a HUGE mood swing. Different things lately have just completely flipped my mood upside down in a split second! I just find myself crying for stupid reasons or no reason at all. I feel so bad for Zach too because he usually is in the center of it all...who better to take things out on than your husband (it really isn't fair, I know).

I am guessing these lovely swings in mood are due to a mixture of being tired, fat, knowing I am getting fatter, being bloated, having indigestion, waddling, forgetting things left and right, swelling, aching....I mean wouldn't any ONE of these things send you into a frenzy....but for them all to happen at the same time! Give me a break! The joys of being a woman. And yes, I know it is all worth it...I just hope that the person who comes across me during a mood swing thinks so too.

On a lighter note.....Zach and I have so much to look forward to in the coming weeks! I am pretty sure every weekend but 3 are full of things to do up until our little one arrives (that is if he/she is on time).

Aug. 28-30
Beth Moore Conference (can't wait) and Misty, Shawn and the girls are visiting!
September 4-6
Alabama football season begins in Atlanta against Virgina Tech......I can hear Rammer Jammer being sung already! Pre-season ranking: #5 Roll Tide! And Zach and I will have been married 1 year! Yay for us!
September 11-13
Friday night we are going to celebrate our Anniversary seeing Chicago at The Fox Theatre and spending the night at The Georgian Terrace! Then Berry Bound for my first baby shower. Then back to Atlanta for a "good-bye" dinner for Kaitlin.
September 18-20
The weekend starts with training for fun, but I get paid. Then we have a couples shower for a friend from church Saturday night which will be a blast!
September 25-27
Hopefully going to be able to travel to Tuscaloosa to celebrate our niece, Kendall's, 1st birthday and then get some tailgating in for the Alabama vs. Arkansas game. Go BAMA!
October 2-4
Should include relaxing and watching Alabama vs. Kentucky (Can you tell I love football season yet?) Also, celebrating our little bundle of joy with all my friends and family in Atlanta at my 2nd baby shower.
October 9-11
This weekend is up in the air. Two great friends of mine just recently got engaged and are having a party in Nashville. As much as I want to be there, we will see how I feel. And one other great friend of mine has a baby shower that Sunday. This is also Bama vs. Ole Miss...should be a great game this year! ALA.....BAMA!
October 16-18
One weekend so far that we have nothing planned....I hope this weekend includes putting my feet up and watching Alabama vs. South Carolina! Roll Tide Roll!
October 23-25
Zach has a "Boys" weekend planned in Tuscaloosa. Depending on how I feel, I may make the trip with him to have some much needed girl time before the baby arrives and to get some great tailgating in for the Alabama vs. Tennessee game. The song for this one isn't blog appropriate.
October 30- Novemebr 1
Second weekend we have nothing planned...possibly eating all the Halloween Candy I am supposed to pass out.
November 6-8
One of the biggest games of the season....Alabama vs. LSU...I always look forward to this Saturday. Hopefully, I won't be watching it from a hospital bed....but then again that wouldn't be so bad :) But nothing else planned otherwise....expect of course getting everything ready for the baby's arrival!
November 13-15
Baby Phillips is due to arrive. We will see!!!
And then we will be able to sit down and breathe....YEA RIGHT!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

When is the Baby going to get here???

Every morning, my niece Ally comes straight to my belly....tells me how much she loves my baby and always will, gives my belly a big kiss and then asks....WHEN IS THE BABY GOING TO BE HERE! Everyday!

At first I would always November....but what does that really mean to a 4 year old? Then I started saying....after Julie's birthday (Oct. 24th). That worked for a while...but just wasn't cutting it...the question still comes everyday.

So, I decided to have the girls help me make a paper link chain that counts down to the Expected Due Date (like you do for Christmas). It went over really well and Ally and Kayley really did well. We decorated all 80 strips of paper and then each girl handed me a strip to staple together. Now instead of Ally asking if the baby is coming today....she says "Can we tear off another circle today?"

....79.....and counting!

Monday, August 24, 2009

28 week Appointment

I went to my 28 week appointment this morning. Everything went really well....did the typical weigh in, blood know. The doctor checked the heart was in the mid 140s and measured my growth. And that was it...short, sweet and simple. Next appointment is on Sept. 9th. And the countdown begins....12 weeks!

Here is a picture of me at 6 weeks and then my 28 week for comparison. It is hard to notice changes from week to week, but then when you look at where I was when I started....WOW!

Some other news. I am so excited for this weekend. My mom, Mrs. Brenda and I are headed to a local church, Grace Fellowship, for Beth Moore's Living Proof Simulcast. It is Friday night and Saturday morning/afternoon. If any of you live in the area and want to join us....go to and register. I am pretty sure it is going to be AMAZING!

Also, visit my friend Kim's blog to see a very inspiring video...I think everyone needs these little reminders every once and a while....I know I do!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

28 Weeks = 3rd Trimester = I feel HORRIBLE!

I have had absolutely AMAZING luck throughout this pregnancy...I have felt great and loved every minute of it. Until this morning.....not feeling so hot. I am hoping it is just today and something I ate...but still no fun.

Today, I hit my 28 week mark.....HELLO 3rd Trimester. I am so excited to say that! I started working out and it felt so wonderful. At the Y, all the cardio equipment has its own TV with Dvd player. I am going to love this! I worked out on the elliptical and definitely felt some liagment pains on my side....but nothing that was too bad to not work out. All that I seem to think about though is running and how good it is going to feel. Crazy, I know.

Wednesday, Zach and I attended our last Showing & Glowing class. Again, very knowledgeable and I am glad we went. This week we learned more about anatomy and physiology. Saw some visuals of what 10cm actually looks like....WOW and OUCH! Learned some important lingo so we actually know what the doctor is talking about and saw the infamous birth video....Poor Zach...he had quite a tough time. At one point, I looked over at him and both hands were over his mouth and eyes were squinted....He looked like me when I watch a horror movie....haha. I guess in his world...this was a horror movie. We also practiced some more relaxation techniques and I will definitely be going to the store and picking up a massage tool for the hospital bag. Our next class, Ready & Able, starts on September 2nd and is 4 weeks long. We will have the same nurse teaching us and the couples in S & G are in this class, too. Ready & Able is all about preparing us for Delivery! Our instructor told us to bring pillows every week and expect to be on the mats the entire time. I am very much looking forward to these next couple weeks.

I have my 28 week appointment on Monday. Same old, same old....I am pretty sure. And after Monday, I will be going every 2 weeks....CRAZY! The baby moves a lot more a night now. I wake up randomly almost every night for about 1 to 2 hours and there is a party going on in my belly. But it makes being up by myself much more enjoyable.

This past week, Zach and I and my sister went to take some maternity shots. Here are some of my favorites:

Friday, August 21, 2009



This week is Baby Shower Ideas.....which is PERFECT timing! I have a shower in September, one in October, and a TON of Friends that are pregnant!

One idea that I absolutely love due to being a Book Worm is instead of the guests bringing a card, they bring a book for the baby's library. My SIL told me about this idea from a shower she was invited to.

I also love the idea of doing more of a group luncheon....especially with close friends. There is no real planning and it is relaxed and laid back. But you can still celebrate the baby and all of your close friends have a great excuse to get together!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

No sitting around for me!

When one door closes, another door opens....I love how this seems to work. As you know, I found out last Tuesday, I never had the job with the family in Loganville. Now, I have been hired and started working on Monday at the Gwinnett YMCA as a counselor for after school programs. I have enjoyed this so much so far. I travel to various elementary schools and play games, help with homework and supervise a group of children from 2-6:30...give or take. Right now I am a sub...going where ever they need me...but when a stationary position comes open at one of the schools, I will be hired on full time. This works great for Zach and me, especially when the baby comes because it is opposite of his work schedule and still gets me home in time for dinner! The other absolutely wonderful thing about this job, that I think I am more excited about, is the FREE MEMBERSHIP I now have to the Y, which will be so great when training for our races and teaching the baby to swim.

Since I now have a membership to a gym and mornings free....Labor Training will be starting very soon.....November 14th is approaching quickly. I have been told time and time again that labor is a marathon not a sprint. Having run a marathon before....I know exactly what someone means by this phrase. A marathon has to be trained for.....mentally and physically. It is not something that one just sits back and should expect to be able to do easily. One thing I do know about myself from running a marathon is that I am very mentally strong. I would say, for me, that running a marathon was 10% physical and 90% mental. Nothing can talk you into or out of something quicker than your own thoughts. With that being said, the elliptical and I will be becoming very good friends soon. I have been looking into other exercises that will help with labor and everywhere I have read to do Tailor Sitting, Squats and Pelvic Tilts.

I have also looked into which group aerobics classes are offered everyday. I can't wait to take a Yoga class because I definitely need help on breathing! I also can't wait for a spinning class once the baby is here....I have wanted to take one for a while now....inspiration from the Biggest Loser.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Change is in the Air!

We all need a little change every so often right? Well, I am so excited to give my blog a facelift! I came across an avid blogger....Leslie (Lambert's Lately on the Blog List)....I instantly was interested in following her because she is an Alabama Alum and native Tuscaloosan. She had the custest blog and is so fun to keep up with. She also does blog design! And is very reasonable! So we have been in contact and she will be designing a permanent layout for me. Can't wait! It should be up and running by September...that is if I get the pictures to her soon. If any of you were thinking about change and can't do it yourself either..... click to see her designs .... so cute!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Date Night

Zach and I had our August date night tonight. We went to Nagoya...the Japanese Restaurant here in Snellville. Not quite the same yummy yummy sauce as Hokkaido's in Tuscaloosa...but it will do.

I must tell you all about my amazing good luck today, too! I made my list this morning of things to do today and went along my way. I love making list and checking things off....LOVE IT! First stop ... CVS to pick up a prescription. As I walk in, I see a little machine that says to scan your CVS card for coupons....and me being absolutely obsessed with all things coupons right now, took advantage. My coupons printed and to my surprise.......the coupon was a free $25 gift card with a new prescription....WHAT LUCK! Needless to say, two other things on my list could be purchased at I picked up my $5 prescription, received my gift card, got my calendar (#99 from my 101 in 1001), got printable mailing labels to get a jump on announcements (I know it is a ways away but I don't want to have to think about it when the baby is here) and got 2 new honey softlips just because.....and I still had $10 on the card! So, I guess you could say....I got paid at CVS today.....I LOVE COUPONS...and checked 3 things off my list in one stop.

Friday, August 14, 2009



This week is favorite vacation destinations. I have two.

First, is the absolutely wonderful city of New York City! I love this place. I have been a million times since my family lives there, but it never ceases to amaze me! There are so many wonderful things to do and see and EAT!

One of my favorite places that I visited this last time was Serendipity 3....this little dessert cafe has such personality ( ) and the desserts are to die for!

One thing I would suggest to anyone who visits New York for the first time is to plan! The city can be very overwhelming if you haven't geared yourself up for it ahead of time.

One thing I will not be planning ahead though from now on are the shows I am going to see when I visit. You can pay an arm and a leg for show tickets!!!! The center island of 47th Street between Broadway and 7th Avenue is the home of TKTS....a booth full of discounted Broadway tickets for the week on most of the best shows. Now, if you have your heart set on seeing one of the biggest of the "sold out" shows....don't wait until the week of....PLAN. But, if you are like me and could see any show because you just love the experience....use TKTS. They have Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets...and they do have many of the BIG show tickets....but not always a guarantee. TKTS opens every afternoon at 11 and there is always a line....but well worth the wait and it goes quick!

The other place I can't wait to go back to NYC for is the visit FAO Schwartz again....but now I will have a baby to spoil with things from it! is just wrong to go to NYC and not have one of the following.....a dirty water dog, a huge slice of pizza, a yummy bagel covered in smear, and a divine cannoli!

My 2nd favorite vacation spot is not specific but I love going to the LAKE....any lake. I love being outside and enjoying the water. The best is when there is a boat and you can play water sports all day long! I am more of a "lake" person than a "beach" person....I just love that the lake entails....RELAXATION! Growing up, I always visited Lake Hartwell and Lake Lanier in Georgia.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Crazy Week

My, O My has it been a crazy week. It all started with me finding out I didn't actually have a job with the family in Loganville, news to me. She let me know she would rather have someone take care of her child steadily without breaks and maybe it would be better for me to just start in January. We will see. I understand what she is thinking completely....I just wish she had voiced that to me in the interview rather than the day I was supposed to start. So the day ended up being another restful day with lots of boredom! I hate being bored!

Yesterday, I read a ton.....I love reading on rainy days! Zach and I also had our 2nd Showing & Glowing Class. This week had a lot to do with communication and how vital it is to talk about things NOW and not when the baby arrives....I could not agree more! I obviously have way more anxiety than Zach...but it is important to me for him to understand why. I have been told that most of the anxieties I have now will fade away once the baby arrives....I sure do hope so! One of the exercises in the class was a list of different things and Zach and I (separately) had to agree or disagree and then compare. We agreed on almost everything! Yay for us! One thing on the quiz that I was worried about was the situation of having the baby sleep with us. I am strongly in favor of routines and conditioning the baby to sleep on its own as soon as possible. And he agreed....Things are so much easier when you agree! We also did an exercise for relaxation....Zach of course fell asleep...gotta love him! I think most of my concerns come because of the time of year our baby will be born. November is at the peak of flu season and colds are everywhere! I just worry about the little one and its brand new immune system having to travel and be out of its environment for too long so soon....once again....I hope these things fade!

Today.....oh what a day! Zach woke up last night in a ton of pain in his mouth....bless his heart. We have been looking into dentists and saving for visits....but he needed help IMMEDIATELY. Luckily, we were able to get in with a dentist, now our family dentist, this morning! From 8:30-12:00, Zach and I sat at the office and he had work done to alleviate the pain. Now he is up resting and on some great painkillers :) I have a happy husband!

Soooo.....updates on my 101 in 1001! I have been doing really well!

1. Join a Bible Study.

Well, it isn't exactly a Bible Study....although I do want to join a Bible Study (especially one by Beth Moore), I am looking into taking a Apologetics class on Thursday nights from 7:30-9 starting in September. I have heard wonderful things about these types of courses. This course will teach me to convincingly defend my belief in God, in Jesus Christ as His unique Son, and in my Catholic Faith. Who could ask for more?

7. Run 3 Half Marathons.

I have looked into our first 1/2 marathon....The Country Music Half Marathon! It is in Nashville on April 24th! Call me crazy....but I crave running! When I see someone running....I just want to be out there too! I am going to register before the end of the year and training will begin in January! Can't wait!

18. Do something nice for my husband on the 6th of every month.

On the August 6th, I wrote Zach a sweet message and when I went to the grocery, I saw that his favorite Gobstoppers were 10 for I didn't buy 10....I bought 5 for him and then 5 of my favorite candies that were also part of the deal....but He was thrilled. Needless to say, I will not be buying candies for some time due to the Dentist visits!

39. Go to the dentist at least once a year.

Check for 2009! I have scheduled myself for a cleaning on September 1st! I can't get X-rays due to the growing one inside me, but have planned another visit at the beginning of next year for that. I have heard that getting your teeth cleaned during pregnancy can be a good thing....I heard one story though about a woman who went after she had her baby and had 10 cavities due to calcium loss in her teeth....Have any of you had this happen???

54. Start a Coupon Binder...and actually use it!

Last week, I picked up a mini binder from the Target $1 Isle (it can fit in my purse....perfect) and it has one coupon in it....YES! I joined Publix Baby Club which sends coupons in the mail for various baby products each week. Come November, I am joining Costco's or Sam's and can't wait....just thinking about how much I will save buying in bulk makes me glow! I also have heard a lot about various websites like Coupon Mom that I want to visit more often and get coupons from for grocery visits. It just blows my mind away at how much I spend for 2 people to eat every week! I want to make a lasting budget that I can easily stick to and feel comfortable with....a big goal!

50. Get a massage.


55. Wear heels once a month.

So bummed! Planned on wearing heels for Kaitlin's graduation on Monday (but of course brought my rainbows just in case) and totally left the heels on the Kitchen floor!

86. Finish the Twilight Series.

Halfway done with Eclipse. I so wish I had read them all back to back. I should have read the last couple of chapters of New Moon before starting Eclipse to refresh my memory, but too late.

Not too Shabby...I hope you all are having a great week!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Who is she looking at???

Hmmmm......Could it be anyone other than her favorite Uncle Zach :)

Graduation Weekend!

This weekend we celebrated Kaitlin's Graduation from Auburn. My parents hosted a party for her on Sunday and the ceremony was on Monday. Let me just say....I have not been that tired since preparing for the wedding last year. My stomach felt like it had been punched ten times and my feet were definitely swollen. But it was a very fun day seeing all of our closest family and friends. I love that every year or couple of years, there seems to be some reason to get everyone together again. I grew up in the same town and have grown up with the same families my whole life. I love that about my childhood!
Monday morning, we got up and headed to Auburn. The graduation ceremony was.....a graduation ceremony....but I am so glad I was able to go. We ate lunch first at Momma Goldberg's and had to leave right after to drop PopPop off at the airport. It was a very eventful weekend! I slept like a little baby and finally caught up on my sleep last night.

Friday, August 7, 2009


It's Friday....that means Show Us Your Life. I didn't realize the theme for this week last week and posted some pictures from the reception....but oh well. From what I gathered, this week is reception and honeymoon. So here we go.

For anyone who has been following the last couple weeks, you know that our wedding was at a vineyard in North Georgia. At Wolf Mountain Vineyards, they made everything so EASY....which is a must on your wedding day! I didn't worry about one thing the entire day. This was the first vineyard I visited in our search for reception halls and the LAST...I got that feeling the minute we walked in.

While we took pictures around the vineyard, the guests had a cocktail hour in the lower deck at Wolf Mountain. People could also take a small tour and learn about the beginnings of the vineyard and the family that owns it.
Then let the reception begin! We had the traditional first dances, the cutting of the cake and toasts. I choose to have a buffet rather than sit down dinner. While everyone ate, Zach and I went around saying hi to everyone. AND THEN DANCING! I always have so much fun dancing at weddings and I wasn't going to let mine be any different. The dance floor (or should I say deck) was packed the entire night!

Zach and I's first dance was to Michael Buble's "Everything" of my favorite songs and "our" song.

My dad and I danced to Tim McGraw's "My Little Girl"....even though we didn't hear the song due to crying the whole was a beautiful moment for me that I will always remember!

Zach and his mom danced to "Have I told you Lately that I love you".
I showed a picture of the wedding cake last week, but here is the Groom's cake toppers...I love them! My husband is a huge lover of all things Golf and I thought this was a perfect tribute to him.
And dancing! This day was truly a dream come true for me. On to the Honeymoon!

Zach and I had the best of both world on Our Honeymoon....we relaxed in the mountains and then traveld to the craziness of NYC. We had so much fun!

In the mountains, we went hiking, got pedicures and massages and RELAXED! Then off to NYC...

In New York, we took a carriage ride around Central Park, ate amazing food, saw The Lion King and Altar Boys, and saw some friends and family....such a fun time!