The Jaderstons
This weekend…

This weekend…

 

Over the weekend we…

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Ran 3.2 miles together (Couples who work out together, stay together)
Lounged in the sun
Cleaned out my car
Enjoyed our first Easter candy
Hung out with my littlest sister Katie
Took a long nap
Relaxed while watching The Masters
Enjoyed yummy food and card games with friends
Had family stay at Hotel Jaderston
Tested our A/C unit because our house got up to 84 degrees!
(Not sure I’m ready for 100 degree days)
Ate a cinnamon roll the size of my face
And watched Frozen for the first time

It was a wonderful Spring weekend and I’m already looking forward to the next.

Happy Sunday! How was your weekend??
Love, Kelsey

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Five on Friday

Five on Friday

5onFridayHey! I am linked up with darciaprilchristina and natasha again today for a five on friday!

How are we on this beautiful Friday? I’m up late this morning because a certain smoke detector decided to die in the middle of the night… I’m not going to name names, but HE BEEPED ALL NIGHT! Besides not getting a great nights sleep, I’m excited about the sunshine today.

1. Family Outing

I know on our last 5 on Friday that I talked about loving the spring weather – well guess what? We’re still loving it. I have been taking Alfie on walks or runs almost everyday and I think he is in puppy heaven. Sometimes in the evenings Mike gets to come walk with us as well. We snapped this family photo and I took this video of the boys playing in a field by our home.

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2. Spring Cleaning

I deep cleaned our entire kitchen. I’ve been a little bit afraid to pull out our stove since we moved in. You could see that it was dirty down the sides, but I wasn’t expecting it to be as dirty as it was. I’m ashamed that it took me that long to really get it cleaned. I’m relieved now though – and I rewarded myself with fresh juice and a spring outfit.

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3. Spring Cleaning (again)

This is less of a clean the house clean and more of a clean up the lifestyle clean. I’ve mentioned Argus in another 5 on Friday. Well it turns out that Argus was the push I needed to really adjust the unhealthy ways I was living. We’re eating cleaner and working out very consistently – I’m also watching my thoughts really closely and praying that they would be more healthy, positive and God pleasing. It was been a good challenge that I’ve already seen a lot of growth from – Praise God.

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That is $23 worth of produce from Aldi that I brought home and cleaned then cut up and put into containers for easy healthy snacks. Thanks Pinterest for that lovely idea. My fridge looks so pretty and healthy (excluding the white paint that forever sits waiting for the next door to tackle)

4. Sewing Projects

I’ve been trying to use my sewing machine that Mike got me for my birthday more now that the office is relatively set up. Yesterday I tackled a jean project. I took some jeans from being super flare that fit me really well to being boot cut that now fit me even better. I really love a good pair of jeans that are comfy – these jeans are those and now I will wear them more often! Super flare just isn’t my style anymore.

Flare to Bootcut Jeans

What do you think? I am amazed at how successful I was – I was pretty nervous making a cut into these really nice jeans.

5. Wedding Recap

If you’ve missed it, we’re recapping our wedding on the blog. Yes, the wedding that happened almost two years ago. We did engagement photos on Wednesday and some planning posts before that. Don’t forget to check those out!

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Happy Friday!
Love, Kelsey

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Engagement Photos

Engagement Photos

This is post #3 in our wedding series. You can get updated on post #1 {here} and post #2 {here}.

Over Christmas break (2011) we chose our wedding photographer and with our wedding package we got a session of engagement photos. I was pumped about this because Mike and I had never really taken photos together – just little iphone ones from random times. So, on December 30th we headed out to the Great Plains Nature Center to snap some photos. For December 30th it was actually a really nice day – until the end when you can tell that my nose was starting to get a little red.

Something that was unique with Mike and I was that we didn’t kiss in any of our engagement photos. We actually never kissed in front of anyone until the day we got married. I love that we kept those moments to ourselves until we declared our marriage in front of all of our family and friends. I also loved that our photographer loved our desire not to kiss. We felt no pressure at all and had a really relaxed and fun evening.

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My thoughts/comments:

I want that hair back. NOW.
I love that we laughed so much together.
The Nature Center was stunning – even in the dead of winter.

Happy Wednesday!
Love, Kelsey

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Our Wedding {Step 1}

Our Wedding {Step 1}

This is post #2 in our wedding series. You can get updated on post #1 {here}. 

 

So, we were officially engaged to be wed in just 9 months. It’s safe to say that I was a little overwhelmed, a little overexcited, and a little nervous. Wedding planning was a big deal (or so I thought) and it was something that I was only going to do once. Praise the Lord.

My top 2 wedding planning online tools were {Pinterest} and {The Knot}. Pinterest was amazing because of the inspiration I could find there. You can find anything from color schemes, wedding gowns, decorations, to groomsmen and bridesmaids gifts.

The Knot is much more “wedding planning” intensive than Pinterest. You sign up for an account on The Knot and then you have access to all of their planning tools.

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This website made the type A, organized, and crazy side of me so happy. So I started checking things off the list right away! I checked off picking a wedding date and having an engagement party – but you can also delete things you don’t need so I deleted hiring a wedding planner because that’s what Momma Scheer was for. This part of the planning I just loved.

Mike and I were long distance at the time so it was tough to make our decisions together. We spent a lot of time bouncing ideas off one another though over late night phone conversations. At this point Christmas break couldn’t come fast enough. Dress shopping, venue looking, photographer picking, and engagement photo sessions were all on the schedule.

Designing Save the Dates also needed to happen rather quickly. It was all happening so fast!

Here is a list of our first ideas. Most of these were actually incorporated into our day which is exciting.

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I thought brainstorming was fun, but I was definitely ready to get things set in stone.

Things I was looking forward to: Registering for gifts, engagement photos, designing the save the date, choosing a location for the ceremony, dress shopping

Things I was not looking forward to: nothing – umm I was getting married – only happy thoughts allowed

Happy Day!
Love, Kelsey

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