Tuesday, May 11, 2010

House Pictures...Finally!

Over the weekend, my grandparents were giving me a hard time about how outdated my blog was. So here are some pictures of our new furniture and house which I thought I had already posted. Sorry it has taken so long. I truly am a slacker! Adam's new recliner is coming on Thursday so I don't have that to share yet.

Our new couch and chair

The new table before we had chairs

My birthday present - an organized closet!

The room I spend the least amount of time in...haha.

I realize I don't have a picture of our new chairs. I will post more later....I promise :) Thanks for checking in!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Playing Catch Up!

Wow, my last blog was about 4 months ago. That's pathetic and I can't face the guilt anymore! Our first year of marriage is going by so quickly. We just had our nine month anniversary last week. Here are some highlights from the last few months:
  • Made a trip to Michigan for a weekend with the Mayhew's
  • I turned 30 in December!
  • We bought ourselves a new Mac computer as our x-mas/hanukah gift to each other and we love it!
  • Had a wonderful x-mas with the family in Manito
  • Ian made the Macomb tourney all-tournament team
  • Our friends Jamie and Zac moved to Madison, WI :(
  • Headed to Manito for Ian's Homecoming game (he and his girlfriend, Jordan, won King and Queen)!
  • Finally ordered furniture for our living room and dining room! Now we just have to wait until mid-April (darn)
  • Attended Adam's cousins wedding in Dallas on Valentine's Day weekend (my first time in Texas and it snowed)
Adam and I are both keeping busy with our jobs. I am running in a Marathon relay in Champaign the first weekend in May, so both Adam and I have been spending lots of time at the gym lately. Tuesday, we are getting closet organizers installed in our bedroom. This was my birthday present. I will have to post pictures! I can't wait. Thanks for checking in!

I had to share this picture of my niece, Savannah. That is how she spends most of her time (smiling). She is so happy!

Amber finally got her gymnast :)

Taylor getting Barbie Clothes

Darren and Taylor on X-mas morning

My big birthday cake!

Mandy and Matt got us tickets for the Blackhawks game for my birthday!

Ian getting introduced at half time

Ian, Mumsie, and Jordan

The Gaskill kids :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Wedding 4 of 4

Last but not least, we had Brody & Amber's wedding back home in Central Illinois. The ceremony was in Tremont (Amber's hometown) and the reception was in Morton at the Ashland House. The Bernshausens were our neighbors until I was in 6th grade and have been family friends since before I was born. Brody is like my little brother, so seeing him up there getting married made me feel old but so happy! Bree, Amber, and I used to make up a lot of dances, play house, restaurant, and of course barbies. Poor Brody would always want to be a part of what ever we were doing and therefore, participated in many of our dances. Everyone at this wedding had a blast! I danced and danced and danced....even Adam danced. Us girls were even able to perform one of our favorite dance routines (yes, there was also lots of drinking) and Brody was ablel to join along :) He and Amber are like Adam and I - the guys are Cub fans and the girls are Cards fans. The DJ played Go Cubs Go which is like nails on a chalkboard to me and most Cardinals fans, but was one of the most fun songs of the night. Congrats to Brody and Amber and best wishes on long and happy life together!

Family Photo (minus Ian and Earl)

Wedding Party Dance (if you look hard Ian & Trevor are dancing)


I feel so short and I was even wearing my highest heels!

Lots of Dancing by all
I caught them both being thirsty :)

Our last 2009 wedding

Life-long Friends

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Wedding 3 of 4

Our next wedding adventure was to the Nation's Capitol! We both love DC and always say that we could live there...especially when we are there walking around. We flew on Friday and took the Metro from the airport. On Saturday morning, Leah came downtown and we finally made it around the Republican party march that was going on near the Capitol. We ate breakfast at a quaint little diner type place in East Capitol and then walked around Eastern Market. People set-up tents and sell jewelry, art, fruite, veggies, etc. I had gone there with Leah a few years back and had to go back. Of course, I didn't buy anything...just looked. The wedding was at 6 and black tie optional, so we got all snazzed up and headed out on the town. It was held at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium which is on Constitution Ave. and right in the heart of government buildings. The groom is a good friend of Adam's from law school. He is from the DC area. The whole evening was so gorgeous! It was definitely the fanciest wedding I'd been to. I loved how grand everything was. Ken (the groom) clerked for a federal judge on the DC circuit this past year and so the judge performed the ceremony. When it came time for him to pronounce them husband and wife...he got to say the laws of the United States of America rather than like by the State of Illinois. The band was amazing and performed an acoustic set during dinner. Supposedly one of them was on American Idol. They also performed both Boom Boom Pow and I Got a Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas and well! Adam enjoyed seeing U of C friends he hadn't for awhile. I have to share pics since it was so un-believable! Enjoy....Rhandi

Andrew Mellon Auditorium

Cocktail Hour

Our Table

The Room

Dance Floor

Congrats to the Merber's

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wedding 2 of 4

Our 2nd wedding required the longest travel - Orange County, California. We squeezed in the trip in about 36 hours. Our flight out was at 6:30 AM on Saturday and our flight back was 4:30 on Sunday. Even though we were there a short time, we made it to the beach, enjoyed a BBQ at the bride's parents house, and of course attended the wedding. Mike, the Groom, is a law school classmate of Adam's and he was an usher at our wedding. Shelby, the bride, is also a U of C law student. Southern California was ridiculously hot....like 100 degrees! It was a worth the trip though. Congrats to Michael & Shelby McMahon :)

Hanging out at Newport Beach.....I even went swimming in the ocean because it was SO HOT! I usually hate going in the ocean.

The Groom, Mike, waiting for his bride.

Here comes the Bride!

Brian, Mike, Adam, and Me

The Bride and Groom

Wedding 1 of 4

It is wedding season for the Weinstocks! We kicked it off with a trip down to Cham-bana for the Heppe/Wynne wedding. My friend, Leah, got married on August 22nd. I was so excited to be her Matron of Honor. The wedding was in Champaign since Leah grew up in Homer, IL. Everything went off without a hitch except for me forgetting Terry's ring. I realized while the Pastor was giving his sermon that I did not have it with me. I would give anything to see my face when I realized it was way back in the room where we had gotten dressed. Luckily, Leah's mom sensed something was up and was able to read my lips that I didn't have the ring. Leah's Aunt came to the rescue and hurried back to the room while the Pastor kept on talking. She brought it to the junior bridesmaid and then we did the baton pass up to me. A few minutes later it was time for the exchange of rings....whew! How could I forget my one job? I must have been stressing about my speech. The reception was at the Alumni center on campus which was gorgeous. I can't wait to see the pictures! I will share a few that I took. Leah and Terry went to Greece and Paris for their honeymoon!!!! Thanks for checking in :)

Getting pretty!

I did do one job - I gave Terry Leah's ring!!

In the Limo

Me and the beautiful bride :)

Opening Gifts!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Wedding Photos!!!!

Here is the link to our online wedding photo album! It is going to be very hard to select the ones for our album. I suggest watching the slideshow!