ringing in 2013

2013 is here, and with the help of lots of our friends, we rang it in in style. Craig’s bar was finished JUST in time for a “grand re-opening” after
our dinner party. The basement and patio remodel gave us so much more space to entertain, and we love it! Here are a few shots from our
New Year’s Eve party::


Sangria in my fun new mason jar drink dispenser::

Rotel cups with the much-needed addition of ground beef::

Dinner for 10::

Smoked pork butt, hash brown casserole, the best salad ever, corn casserole, popovers, and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus::

Time for s’mores over the fire pit::


The hanging pallet bed can successfully hold 5 girls::


Happy to start 2013 off with the guy::

wonderful wedding weekend in the big easy:: part 2

Wedding wknd continued… Meg’s wedding day (10.27.12)

Aside from the temperature dropping about 30 degrees from Friday to Saturday, Meg and Jason’s wedding day was beautiful and perfect! We spent the afternoon with Meg at a family friend’s house while she had her makeup done and got photographed in her wedding dress. It’s always sort of magical to see a bride in her wedding dress for the first time, and this was no exception. I think most of us are more used to seeing Meggy in a t-shirt and Christmas light boxers than all dolled up, but I had no doubt she would look absolutely stunning, and she did! (And Jason looked quite dapper in hix tux and bow tie, too!)

One of my favorite things about New Orleans is the beautiful homes and giant tree-lined streets (the house where Meg got ready was on this street).
Beautiful cookies made for for the big day::


Bridal party bouquets::

Bridesmaids and the mothers of the bride and groom::

Meg and her Sacred Heart girls::

The Reception at Latrobe’s (which was an old bank back in the day) in the Quarter::

Cake pulls! This is a tradition I’ve only seen in New Orleans. We all pulled a ribbon sticking out of the cake and received a charm with a special meaning. Mine was a crescent moon…. it meant something about luck and possibility, I think. Should have gone to play the lottery that night!

Mr. and Mrs. LaBumbard!!

Second line — another favorite New Orleans wedding tradition::

Next up for the happy couple — 2 weeks in Bali!! Wishing you a safe, amazing honeymoon and a lifetime of love!