Jarrett and Kate's Wedding

On October 9th my brother and his girlfriend of 5 years, Kate, got married in Southlake, TX. The entire weekend was wonderful! As the guests checked into the hotel, we received a fun gift bag.

Gift Bag Goodies

On Friday morning Kate hosted brunch at one of her favorite places in Grapevine.

The rehearsal dinner was held at Cross Timbers Winery. Jarrett proposed to Kate at Cross Timbers.

P.S. A few people have asked me if I carved the pumpkins. I didn't carve the pumpkins but I wish I had/could. One of Kate's friends is an artist and she did the pumpkins. I LOVE them... cute touch.

Jarrett & Kate Arrive at the Rehearsal Dinner

Fall is the best season!

Jarrett and Me



The Wedding Day

My Dad & Jarrett

My Parents & Kate

Kate's Family

The Groomsmen

The Reception

My BFF, Tiffany

The Blessing Tree from Jenn's baby shower made it to the wedding

Jarrett, the best brother!

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Saturday in NYC

On Saturday, Danielle and I started the day with a free Latte (Hot Tea for me) and a pastry from the Starbucks in our hotel. Again, it pays to be a Hilton Diamond member! I've been a business traveler for 12 years. The Hilton has the best "points" program. They should give me points for writing this. :) After breakfast we headed to Rockefeller Center.

Danielle and I on the Top of the Rock. Great views of the city!
(my favorite photo from the entire weekend, it kinda looks fake but it's not)

After spending more money than I had planned on spending at Henri Bendel and a bad lunch, we headed to the Plaza Hotel to view the Eloise exhibit... very cute!

Next we headed to Central Park. My new favorite way to tour the park is a bike tour! It was so fun. Our guide stopped anytime we asked so we could take pictures and walk around. Because he was great, he received a fat tip!

The Friends Fountain!

This is not surprising... Danielle and I had dinner reservations on Saturday night but we both forgot where the reservations were at! Nice! Now since dinner was undecided, we decided to see another show. We were able to get tickets to Avenue Q. It was really funny and politically incorrect... which is always fun (let's be honest).

If you don't have dinner reservations in NYC, it's very likely you'll be disappointed. We had dinner at Room Service. I love the restaurant name. When I was choosing a blog name "Room Service, Please" was one of my 4 possible options. The presentation at Room Service was GREAT! However, the food was average... maybe even a little below average.

Finally, we ended the day with a few more photos in Times Square.


NYC Weekend

Last weekend I took my annual trip to New York City. Since my sister just had the cutest baby I've ever seen, she was unable to join me this year. I invited Danielle and we had a great time! Danielle and I met at the Newark airport and took the train into the city.

I had a couple free nights at the Waldorf Astoria. For work, I stay in the Hilton brand hotels. Occasionally the Hilton offers special promotions, in addition to earning hotel points. Yay, for 2 free nights at a fancy hotel. Otherwise, we would have been at the Holiday Inn Express. LOL!

We had a late lunch/early dinner at Fig and Olive. I love this place! We had planned to visit the Top of the Rock on Friday but realize we probably didn't have time before our show. Everything takes 2-3 times longer than you expect in NYC.

With the little time we had before the show, we shopped. Of course, we did!

Before the show we stopped at Bull and Bear for a quick cocktail... very New York. It pays to be a Hilton Diamond member, we had a voucher for free drinks at the Bull and Bear.

A trip to NYC is not complete without cab ride photos!

Friday night we had tickets to Wicked! LOVED. EVERY. MINUTE.

After Wicked, we headed to Times Square for a slice of NYC pizza.

Saturday in NYC coming soon....


I'm an Aunt !!!

I'd like to introduce my nephew and the subject of many future blog posts...

Trent Quentin
Born October 19, 2010
Weight 6 lbs 9 oz
19" Long

He's the cutest baby I've ever seen. I know, I know... all babies look the same (except this one). :) His little lips are so cute.


Jenn's Preppy Baby Boy Shower

In August I hosted a Preppy Baby Boy Shower for my sister, Jenn. BTW... Jenn is due any day now. I. CAN. HARDLY. WAIT. The color scheme of the shower was Navy Blue and Lime Green with hints of Orange. I made the pinwheels from scrapbook paper, directions here.

Jenn looking fabulous!

The Hostesses
My outfit matched the shower color scheme,
Navy Dress with Lime Green Flower Pin :)

The Food Table
Ooey Gooey Ham & Cheese Sandwiches & Turkey & Cheese Sandwiches,

The Beverages
Izze Soda~ Lime and Orange
We also served wine and punch

Cupcakes for Dessert
My mom and I made the cupcake tower.
It's so easy and economical!
We got this fantastic idea and directions here.
For the bottom of our cupcake tower, we used a cake stand.

One of my favorite features of the Baby Shower was the Blessing Tree.
The white vase was my Grandma's and the white "button" on the ribbon is one of my Grandma's clip earrings. Even though she couldn't be at the shower (in a dementia care facility), a part of my Grandma was there.

The Gifts


A great party isn't complete without fabulous and tasty Party Favors!
I ordered these CUTE and delicious cookies from See Jane Living on Etsy.
As I was looking for cute and reasonably priced cutout cookies, See Jane Living had the best prices! I wondered if the cookies would be tasty. Sometimes decorated cutout cookies are prettier than they are tasty. We were not disappointed... these cookies were just as yummy as they were cute! They came individually wrapped in clear bags. I added the sticker, "For this child, I prayed. 1 Samuel 1:27."

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