Tuesday, March 25, 2008

MTWP: Renee

My cousin Renee has always been a strong presence in my life. She is the cool cousin who we would wait by the window for when we were younger, we'd hear her car come speeding in the driveway and run out to greet her!! She taught me all the coolest things: shopping (in the good section of the mall), how to do my hair (we won't talk about the scar I have from the curling iron), how to wear makeup, funny curse words (my dad didn't like that part), showing us the latest trends (pegging your jeans, hello, priceless advice!) letting me borrow her clothes (I wore the "just another lizard for peace" shirt until it fell apart a few years ago!). There wasn't anything Renee wouldn't do for my brother and I. And now, she has become the rock of the family. We all gather at her house for holidays. She has the most amazing energy about her. Her daughters, who melt my heart whenever I see them, Grace (4) and Brooke (2), are non-stop balls of energy. But somehow, Renee seems to have triple their energy and is always two steps ahead of them. I don't know how she does it. Renee is always ready to hear a good joke, have a good laugh, offer up good ideas or even better advice. She has a natural nurturing ability and always makes sure to take care of the people around her. She's a cousin, and more like a sister to me than I ever realized. I'm so glad she'll be by my side on my wedding day, couldn't imagine it any other way!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Bridesmaid Dresses and other fun news....

One of these dresses is the official bridesmaid dress -- which one is it? You'll have to wait and find out....Now for the shoes? hmmmmm... any ideas?

And a few quick shout-outs!

Congratulations to Chris and Felicia (you'll "meet" them soon as they're both in our wedding) -- they welcomed their first baby, Christopher Robert into the world on Wednesday -- we saw him briefly over the weekend and he is just as sweet as can be! I'll ask the proud parents permission to post some pics first and then you can see how cute he is for yourself!

And...a long-time friend, Lisa got engaged to her boyfriend Mike last week in PARIS!! How lovely and exciting! Look forward to seeing them soon to congratulate them in person!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!