Thursday, February 6, 2014

Oh Hey There...

So...yea, it's been awhile ladies and gentlemen....here's what you've missed in the past year:





we got engaged!!!

we had a few parties to celebrate...




got married...



and then slept off the past year in aruba...



yup, that about sums it all up! :)

cheers to 2014!


xoxo, mrs. robinson :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas...

A little belated - but, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! 

Last year (2011), I spent Christmas in Florida and it was just NOT the same.  I was blessed to be able to spend this Christmas with my family, Jordan's family and many of my friends in St. Louis!  And to FINALLY get my hands on my little niece.  :)  Here are some photos recapping my time in the Lou...

Let's start with my first full day at home...celebrating my birthday at Chandler Hill Winery with my family.  

holding Addison
obsessed with their lighting over the bar
and then my sister took a bunch of shots of us outside :)

love him! xxoo
 

Friday, November 23, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Another Thanksgiving celebration has come and gone!  This year I decided to stay in Florida for Thanksgiving and head home to St. Louis for Christmas.  (Last year I did the opposite).  We decided to invite some friends over that also didn't have families in town and thus we had our first Friendsgiving.  :)  I also cooked my first entire Thanksgiving meal, including my first turkey!  Fortunately, all of the food turned out amazing and we have hardly any leftovers (yeah, right!).  Here are some scenes from yesterday:

"Oh, you'll be in the kitchen all day cooking? Sweet, I'll just hang out right here just in case something falls off the counter"

My cute little centerpieces I made for the Thanksgiving Dinner table

Ta-da!  And the table is set...now, to finish up the food and wait for our guests to arrive...

:) I love this time of year so much!

Well...our friends have arrived, the appetizers have been eaten, the sides are done...just one thing missing...the bird!

Voila! My first turkey! nomnom
My first turkey turned out A-MAZING...just a few leftovers remain...
White/Robinson fam photo :-)


And now...onto Christmas decorating!! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by loved ones!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

"Bonus Time"

Well, as I shared in an earlier post this week - my niece was due to make her arrival this fall!  Her official due date was on November 13, 2012 (last week on Tuesday).  However, true to her mother's form, her stubborn little self arrived several weeks early!  Please allow me to introduce my beautiful and gorgeous niece; Addison Grace Emerson - Born on October 23, 2012 at 4 lbs. 13 oz. 
Photo courtesy of Olivia Mae Photography




On her way home from the hospital
That little smirk! Melt my heart!     
 Her Grandpa Emerson said we were all given "bonus time" with her since she came so early, and I thought that was just the sweetest. 


Now, only 1 month from today and I will finally get to meet and hold my precious niece - I can't wait to give her some Auntie R love!! :-)

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving Day!



Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

As the holidays get closer and closer (Only three more days until Thanksgiving people!!), I know my weekend plans are going to get crazier and crazier - so I was thankful to have a semi-low key weekend.

Friday night Jordan and I had a casual happy hour/date night together.  Saturday morning I got up bright and early so I could be one of the first shoppers at the grocery store to avoid the Thanksgiving shopping madness.  I'm so excited to be hosting my first Thanksgiving Dinner!  (Ok, actually, I've been scared to death of cooking my first turkey - but, I found what looks to be a pretty easy recipe, so I got over it.) Pinterest has also gotten me excited to create a Thanksgiving tablescape and now it is all I can literally think about.  More on that later this week!

Saturday afternoon, Jordan, Julie and I headed to Pig Jam 2012 over in Plant City.  What's Pig Jam you ask?  Think live animals, a TON of bbq and deep fried everything. 

Deep Fried Oreo Goodness!
Clockwise from Top Left: 1.The most life-changing dessert ever-Deep-fried S'mores, YUM!2.Julie's hotel won 2nd place in both the sauce competition and dessert!  3.My favorite item was the Tennessee Taco: Pulled Pork, Baked Beans and Coleslaw!  4.And...since we still had "Pig Bucks" leftover...we stocked up on kettle corn. 5.Funnelcake - Need I say more? 6.There were some interesting animals that we ran into, including this bird!    

Sunday I did some more shopping for Thanksgiving Day, and picked up some gorgeous fresh flowers for my tablescape!  Can't wait until Friday to post!!



 Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Only one thing missing...

Unfortunately, my mother became very ill just a few days prior to the baby shower and was hospitalized during my entire visit (and a few weeks after that too!).  We had her on speakerphone as my sister and brother-in-law cut open the gender reveal cake so that she could hear everyone's reactions.  My sister also gave her the actual envelope from her doctor with the gender reveal photo so she could open it at the same time of the cake cutting.  Afterwards, I saved some of the party "goodies" and brought up everything to the hospital for her (and the ICU staff) to enjoy in the celebration.  Here's some photos :-)



It's a...

Wow! It's been a loooong time since I last blogged! My last post was about leaving my past job and getting ready to start my new one (which I LOVE), but right in between those two events was a quick trip (or a 17-hour drive both ways) home to St. Louis to throw my sister's bbq/gender reveal/baby shower!

Here are some of the desserts on the dessert table with the cute little signs I made:

 

 

a full view of the entire dessert table:
 

And then the food of course....

love these 'fruit and cheese' kabobs!


When guests arrived, they had to guess the baby's gender and received either a "girl" fan with a bow or a "boy" fan with a mustache :)

This group guessed BOY! (the parents-to-be guessed girl)

This group guessed GIRL!


The gift table



and centerpieces...I absolutely LOVED how all the floral arrangements turned out - the florist did such a good job!  (me ;-) heehee)


 And finally....the GRAND REVEAL...


 It's a ....


  I'm going to have a baby NIECE!!! :-)