Monday, December 19, 2016

Engagement Photos

After hours of researching (Facebook stalking) photographers, I finally decided to hire Laura Ann Miller as our wedding photographer. All of her photos look like they are straight out of a magazine, and I couldn't pass up the opportunity to have her capture our wedding journey. Laura was a breeze to work with, and she even agreed to drive all the way to my hometown (where we will be getting married) to shoot our engagement photos.

Next October, we will be married in the Catholic Church where I grew up, and the reception will take place on my parents farm.  Talk about a dream come true! I loved the idea of also being able to capture our engagment session on the farm as well, and it worked out great that Laura got to see the town prior to our big day.

Prior to this, Michael and I have never had professional pictures taken together, so I knew it was going to be an awkward process for the both of us. We started off by driving to the downtown area and took some pictures by the old buildings before heading back to the farm to capture a few more. In the end, I still don't think we were the most elegant of models, but we sure did get some good ones!


Emily Ann

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Weekend Recap:: Holiday Season

Holiday Party fun!

This past weekend involved a holiday party, cookie baking, and lots of time spent with family. An ideal first weekend of December if you ask me!

After work, Michael and I headed to my company's holiday party. This year, the party was held at Final Cut Steakhouse in the Hollywood Casino. It was such a great night! The food was phenomenal and we ended the night with a little gambling. This was my first holiday party at my new job, and it definitely exceeded expectations. I work with a wonderful group of people.

I drove to Jefferson City Saturday morning to meet my mom and sister for a little Christmas outfit shopping. To say mom spoiled us this year is an understatement. She bought us both multiple outfits and I cannot wait to wear them this winter! After shopping, the whole family went over to the local bar for dinner. It re-opened under new ownership recently so we were eager to support the local business. We were pretty much the only ones there so it was a nice low-key night with family.

My favorite little guys. 
Winter had officially arrived as I woke up to the first snow of the season! We spent the whole day baking cookies. We baked everything from chocolate chip and peanut butter, to M&M and sugar cookies and even a few loaves of banana bread (my favorite!). Gavin was such a big help. He loved pouring the ingredients into the bowl and mixing them up. He was even a pro at scooping the dough out onto the pans. It was the perfect way to end a pretty great weekend.

Gavin showing his little brother snow for the first time. 


Emily Ann

Monday, December 5, 2016

2016 Weddings

Michael and I were fortunate enough to attend a lot beautiful weddings in 2016. We had a blast with
all of our friends and are looking forward to celebrating many more weddings, including our own, in 2017!


Emily Ann