Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Rest of the Shower of Peonies

The Flute Chick wrote a poem about the different kinds of linen that you might use during married life.

Today we come to celebrate a new season in your life
we've gathered some linens to take you through your years as husband 
and wife.

(Great grandma's handkerchief)
Your wedding day is the first of many stories to be told
Great Grandma Adamek's handkerchief can be your "something old."

(beach towel)
After the ceremony it's time for some Caribbean-style fun
Pack your cheery beach towel for a honeymoon in the sun.

(Grandma Huyett's apron)
After a year of wedded bliss its anniversary number one
Host your first holiday feast in Grandma Huyett's pretty apron.

(KU cloth diaper)
When its time to have in mind all things pink and blue
We won't be surprised if your child's first words are "Rock Chalk, 
Jayhawk, KU!"

(peas and carrots dish towels)
Over the years you'll dine with friends and still enjoy cooking together
A pair of towels in the kitchen will remind you that it's "peas and 
carrots forever."

(crocheted pot holders made by Chris and Lois)
When the kids are grown and your hair is a little gray
pull these out to bake some cookies when grandkids come to play.

So there's a start to a wonderful marriage; we hope its very blessed
After all, just two more weeks til you wear your beautiful white dress!

Grandma Hirschmann knitted a blanket for the couple.

The Bride got many " totally fab" gifts 
The Bride was having a great time !

The food was great and so were the guests!

There was even a party crasher.  THE FATHER OF THE BRIDE!  ( actually he had to come and fix a bathroom pocket door problem, totally necessary! )

Here's the door fixer, party crasher, Father of the Bride serving his favorite sister, the favorite aunt on the father's side ( more Corgi humor )

I love parties, and presents and most of all FOOD !

Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Shower of Peonies

One of the bride's favorite flowers, the Peony, was the headliner for this shower given by her favorite aunt on her dad's side.  ( It's her only aunt on her dad's side) Ha Ha! Corgi's are extremely funny.
The favorite aunt, the bride, the favorite sister ( once again, the only one)

The day was cloudy and cool.  Much different than the day before or after.  Very windy even for Kansas people and hot.

 All the Beautiful People were there.  Some of them were family,

The Bride and her Sister the Maid of Honor

The Mother of the Groom, The Bride, and The Mother of the Bride

Cousins, and Bride and Sister

Bride and Cousins
 Some were bridesmaids

Bride and two of her Bridesmaids

More of the Wedding Run Down

Wedding dress shopping was the highlight of the preparations, but there were still lots of things to do and a lot of fun and stress to be had.
There were showers ( I'm confused, because I thought showers involved water, which I do not care for) but this involved food, fun and presents.  Three of my favorite things.

One of the showers, was at the now famous TUCK U INN at the GLICK MANSION in Atchison KS.  The house is always beautiful and the shower (without water) was fabulous. 

The theme was all about the Red Shoes.  Oh yes, the bride is wearing red shoes.  They are incredible, but they definitely are for people and not Corgis.  I don't know though I might rethink that.

The day was HOT, but it didn't stop the fun.  The food was tasty.  We had chicken salad sandwiches, fruit compote, red velvet cupcakes and red shoe sugar cookies made by the mother of the bride.

The presents were many and greatly appreciated.  Christine will need to cook and invite me over so she can use her fabulous gifts.

Made by Alex's grandmother who had the ring that Alex gave Christine as a Promise

Yum!  Ice cream

Fun was had by all, family and bridesmaids and friends.

The Eye Doc Gets Married

How do you write a love story?  You write about Christine and Alex.  After knowing each other during high school, they began dating the summer after graduation and that is where the story begins.
In August they both went off to KU. They both are about everything KU especially KU basketball.
Cooper, the Beagle is also all about KU

The Christmas of their senior year, Alex gave Christine his grandmother's diamond engagement ring as a promise of things to come.  After 4 years of really hard work and giving up alot of the KU life, they both graduated with a degree in Human Biology (I don't know why they didn't pick Corgi Biology, it would have been more interesting).

This is where the plot thickens,  she went off to the University of Missouri, St Louis for Optometry and he went to University of Missouri, Kansas City for Dentistry.  Thus began the I-70 romance.  They traveled that highway so many times their cars could drive it while they slept.  Just kidding!  During their 3rd year of grad. school, Alex proposed marriage, but first he made a special trip to the home town to ask the father of the intended bride for her hand in marriage.  He is such a good boy.  Of course the dad said yes and then we celebrated with what else, food.  Soon after that, Alex surprised Christine by proposing to her in Campanile (famous bell tower at KU) on bended knee with her favorite flowers, Stargazer lilies and roses while the bells played in the tower.  That was an extra treat because two girls were on there way to the tower to play, so they offered to play while he proposed.  Lucky guy, I'm telling you.  Oh,  the girl said YES!
Good job, Alex!

After 4 years and lots of trips and phone calls they both graduated May of 2011 and then it was all about the wedding and I mean "it was on"!

Here is a run down of how it went:

First there was wedding dress shopping!  There was criteria for the dress of course.  Sweetheart neckline,  lots of fuff (where ever that is, it's not in the Corgi vocab), and most of all the train, because the train is the dress and the dress is the train.  We did the some of the shopping in St Louis.  Here are some of the choices.
Oh the train

Cute butt, almost as cute as a Corgi butt!
Note the dress in the background.  The Flute Chick wants that one.  Are you kidding,  4 grand!
This one almost made the cut.
But, this is "The One"

Guess why it made the cut!
 We had a great time and no one got hurt!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Eye Doc

After 4 years at the great University of Kansas  ( KU ) the eye doc was off to the University of Missouri at St Louis (UMSL) College of Optometry.  You know, it is really hard for a KU person to go to a Missouri school but, she is tough and she did it!!!
After 2 years of hard work and studying she was awarded her "White Coat" at a ceremony.  This allows her to enter the clinics and actual practice on patients.

2 more long hard years and the girl is now an official Eye Doc ( Optometrist )  We had a great time celebrating  in St Louis.

We had many great times in St. Louis and ate great food and had tons of fun.

The Clydesdales 

Here are some of their fancy dress up clothes

Doesn't every girl need a closet like this?
The Budweiser Brewer is an incredible piece of history.  The buildings are beautiful and are a testimony to the American Dream and the love for America.

We went to a Cardinals game and tried an oyster bar after the game.  No thanks!!!!
The Eye Doc and her man (the Tooth Doc) and the Flute Chic

We ate the most amazing Italian food on the "Hill" at Guido's.  The food is the best and the family is sooo Italian and Spanish.
We had some the best ice cream in the world at Oberwiess (sp) and at the Fountain on Locust Street. Check out this incredible art work.  The place has been completely restored and you feel like you are stepping back into the 1930s.
Aged coconut ice cream from Wisconsin with homemade chocolate fudge sauce and real whipped cream.

I can't say enough about St. Louis, except I'm going back. (for ice cream)