Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Harper's First Trip to Iowa

We survived Harper's first plane ride & a long weekend traveling to Iowa! It. Was. A. Blast! This was the first time Harper got to meet most of her family... all of her aunts & uncles, great grandparents and honorary aunts/uncles made up of all of our friends! It was such a fun time. We also took her to our favorite pizza place, Happy Joe's (all of you Iowans know what's up!) which happens to be the food we served at our wedding! Pizza & beer is just our style!

 
Confetti One Piece from Carter's

 Harper also got to meet her future husband (by arranged marriage of me & my one of my best friends, of course!) little Mr. Talan! He is seven months older and seriously could not be any cuter!! They went in for the kiss right away and then played blocks together (how romantic!) it was definitely love at first sight! Best news ever, their family is coming to visit us for Halloween so these two cuties can dress up together for Trick or Treating!! Costume details to come :)

 
Ruffle Diaper Cover from The Gap

We also had Harper & her cousin Easton together for a little photo shoot to give pictures to my husband's family for Christmas this year. How cute is this?! This lemonade stand was supposed to be outside, but of course, the weather effed that right up. Still turned out adorable! This is just a proof, hoping to share more pics soon!

 

Then it was off to the lake for my brother's wedding!! Harper wasn't a huge fan of the crowds so she didn't get to hang very long at the rehearsal dinner. It was such a fun time seeing all of our family and friends, and of course sporting some cowboy boots while in the Midwest! :)
 
 The wedding was Saturday and it was BEAUTIFUL. The bride chose a gorgeous charcoal & yellow combo. Harper had a long morning meeting family and getting passed around for snuggles so she didn't stay for much of the wedding either. We did manage to get one family pic, which I will love forever!!

 
Grey satin dress from The Gap & Yellow Headband from JamesonMonroe on Etsy

Once Harper was asleep with Brandon's mom in the hotel, we got our party rock on! :) Literally, wedding reception entrance song was "Party Rock" by LMFAO and we clinked our beers, chugged them, put our sunglasses on and did the Running Man into the reception. 

I know, grow up Peter Pan! You would think we were in college again for the night. Such a fun time!
 

Then comes the fun part. The tradition that started as a surprise to me at my wedding, my dad & four brothers dressing up as the village people and doing the YMCA to get the party started on the dance floor. This year, my husband (the hot biker!) replaced my brother (the groom) and they were at it again. It was epic!!
 
And what's a wedding reception without a photo booth to document all the fun that was had?! :)

After an amazing celebration, we got to wake up to this sweet little face at 7 am saying "Hey mom & dad! I sure hope you aren't hungover, because now I'm ready to party!" 

Our trip was AMAZING & we were so happy to take Harper back to Iowa. We are going again at the end of September for the Iowa Homecoming Game, we can't wait to take her to our old college stomping grounds! It's time for our favorite time of the year.... FOOTBALL SEASON!
I can't believe it is almost Fall.. I am so excited!! Only a few more days to get The Owlphabet Nursery Print from j&paper for only $10 on Sale until the end of August! 
 Coming soon, our 5 & 6 month favorites!

35 comments:

  1. Love the color scheme of the wedding, I'm in a wedding next week with the same colors! Where did you get your outfit in the 3rd picture down? Its so cute!

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  2. Where did you get the yellow heels? My sisters wedding is navy and yellow and havent found yellow shoes yet! Looks great

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  3. Sounds like SO much fun! We have FIVE weddings in the next 7 weeks...eek! Glad to see it can be done!

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  4. Beautiful family photo and sounds like your brothers wedding was a blast! Gotta love midwest weddings. We are heading back to Mpls in a few weeks and I also can't wait to be back home. Love seeing how much Miss Harper is growing and changing! So adorable!

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  5. PS: I have a really cute headband give away going on right now on my blog. My friend makes headbands from infants- adults so stop by to enter!

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  6. Where did you get that ADORABLE cream dress with tulle bottom??! I love it!

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  7. I love how much chunkier Harper is than her "husband". Adorable.

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  8. I have looked everywhere on The Gap website for Ruffle Diaper Cover from The Gap...can you help me out, please??? Email me at meganwbrown@yahoo.com...I want this for my baby girl so bad but can't find it :(

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  9. I have looked everywhere on The Gap website for Ruffle Diaper Cover from The Gap...can you help me out, please??? Email me at meganwbrown@yahoo.com...I want this for my baby girl so bad but can't find it :(

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  10. I love the lemonade stand pictures. Very cute.

    www.cheerfulhomemaker.com

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  11. Loved Haper's outfit for the wedding. She's getting so big! Looks like a great trip for all.

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  12. I really wish it was socially acceptable for a 25 year old to wear one of those yellow ruffle outfits because I so would. Adorable!

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  13. Love your family photo, it's too cute!
    How did Harper do on her first plane ride? We have a family vacay coming up in November and I'm completely nervous for how my babe will handle the plane ride and layover!

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  14. makes me so happy that you love happy joes! iam obsessed! My father in law used to own one so we eat there all the time!

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  15. Looks like fun! I'm with Jessica- I LOVE tulle skirts; where did you find it!?!?

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  16. I think despite how bad anyone feels the morning after a great reception- seeing that face is sure to melt any troubles away! Harper is just too cute!
    I also wanted to ask the question of the hour- where is the rehearsal dinner dress from? Love the way you added the belt!

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  17. I miss Happy Joe's :(

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  18. The pictures are adorable, we are doing all the cousins pictures this weekend for grandparents, if they turn out half as cute as y'alls we will be thrilled :)

    Hannah
    cjnmommarazzi.blogspot.com

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  19. SUCH cute pics!!! I love follow you through IG!!

    I went to order that denim diaper cover from GAP as well but I couldn't find it on the site! boo!! It is beyond adorable!!

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  20. yay I love all the pictures. So much fun!! I love the ruffled outfit, & your white dress!!

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  21. I have been following your blog for a while and you have really inspired me! We have a lot in common. We just moved and bought our first home and are trying to set it up and we now a 1 week old! We are very excited and happy! Just wondering though... how did you loose your baby weight so fast, now that our little girl is born I am very interested! Also the last two weeks of pregnancy I accumulated a few stretch marks and just wondering if you got any and had any suggestions as to how to clear them up? Thank you!
    Katherine

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  22. Wow, parallel lives! We just took our little one to our hometown to meet family and get pictures taken, too! Been following your blog since early in your your pregnancy and it inspired me to start my own: www.offbaby.blogspot.com

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  23. love your blog!but i would love to hear how Harper was on the plane? I am travelling with my 5 month old daughter next week for the first time and I would love to hear if you have any tips? I am trying to get everyones thoughts on first time plane rides!

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  24. My 3 month old son is named Easton and I've only heard of one other Easton since he's been born!

    ps- your rehearsal dinner outfit is amazing

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  25. Looks like a fun wedding! My sister's wedding was this past weekend too! I love your cream dress! Harper is adorable and getting so big! My Harper is getting big too, can't wait to meet her in a short 2 months! Do you have any new favs for the little miss?
    http://mysillylifeblog.blogspot.com/

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  26. Happy Joe's is totally a midwest thing! We had a few in ND too.. :)

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  27. Probably one of my favorite of your posts yet! And I have read them ALL! I absolutely love your blog!! Your white dress with the jean jacket and boots? Cutest outfit ever! I can't say one thing bad about that outfit! You guys looked like you had a blast! Harper is adorable and chunky as always, and I can't wait for your next post! Your blog puts a smile on my face every time I read it :)

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  28. This might be a personal question...but are you still nursing little Harper? Would love some tips/advice if you have any.

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  29. I love your blog! I am expecting my 5th baby and am stuck in the same old routine. I love your young, fresh ideas :) thanks!

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  30. Love Happy Joes!! I miss being under an hour from Iowa, but I will forever be a Hawkeye fan even if I'm surrounded by Bucky! I'm glad you had a great, short visit and Harper met her future hubby! :)

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  31. First of all, I want pizza for dinner at my wedding too! Why would I serve something that's just not my favorite. And being from southern MN, I can totally relate to loving Happy Joes :)

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  32. Wow looks like your trip was amazing!!! Love all the pics! U guys are so cute & so fun! Lucky little Harper has cool parentals;)
    Hugs

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  33. Harper is so cute! I love that picture of her in the yellow dress by that lemonade stand. How cute.

    You look amazing after having Harper! How did you get back into shape? Did it take long?

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  34. PLEASEEEE respond...
    can you let us know where you got the rehearsal dress from (white with the tulle bottom)? soooo cute

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  35. Happy Joes is the bomb...I'm lucky enough to have one in my hometown! Go Hawks :)

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