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Monday, December 14, 2009

Trip To Maine

We took our first big trip together to Maine for Justin and Christina's wedding! We flew into Boston and drove to Maine which was an adventure in itself considering I'm the worst back seat driver lol but the Garmin saved us! We had so much fun visiting Justin and Christina and their wedding was beautiful! It started to snow just as they were saying their vows and didn't stop until early the next morning so it was a beautiful white wedding! One of my favorite parts of the trip was shopping in Freeport, I could have done major damage there but I was good :) On Sunday we walked around Old Port then drove back to Boston to stay for a night. Cole and I took a taxi(best idea ever since driving in Boston is way too much drama) to the Feneuil Hall Marketplace and walked around (it was freezing!!!) They had a huge Christmas tree and beautiful lights everywhere! We went to a few pubs for drinks and the best clam chowder I have ever had! It was interesting being out that night since the NY Giants just beat the Dallas Cowboys so there were lots of Giants fans celebrating! Our last day in Boston we went to the New England Aquarium and Imax 3D which was so much fun! The penguins were my favorite! Can't wait for the many more trips with my wonderful husband!
100 year old turtle at the New England Aquarium!

Kissing penguins :)

Freezing!

The crazy Boston tunnels!

LOL Imax


Christmas tree at Feneuil Hall

Eating at pub in Old Port

Snow!!!!
Love him!
The big boot at LL Bean in Freeport

Monday, November 9, 2009

Wedding Pictures

Our wedding pictures are up and they turned out amazing!!! You can view and order prints at www.cortneyrussell.com password: mulder
Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Our New Niece Has Arrived!!!

Brooke Ann
Beatiful Mommy, Molly Kay
Just precious!
We had the best Halloween ever, we welcomed our new niece, Brooke, into the world!!! She was born October 31, 2009 at 9:32 p.m. 6lbs 4oz and 18in long! She is absolutely beautiful just like her mommy! Molly had a very long labor but she did amazing and we are so proud of her. Cole is totally in love with her and can't stop talking about her and how cute she is. Congrats Molly Kay and Brooks!!!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

We Are Married!

Well we did it! The wedding was absolutely beautiful and a dream come true! We are so thankful for all of our family and friends who were able to attend and share such a special day with us. Special thanks to my mom who did such a fabulous job decorating and coordinating everything! She is amazing to say the least. We can't wait to see pictures and I will post them as soon as possible! So far married life is just wonderful and we hope to keep it that way!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wedding Details

Here are a few pictures of Cole and I while we were trying to decide on napkins and thank you cards for the wedding. (He was tired and not thrilled about helping me that day ;) but I still love him)




Bridal Portraits

My bridal portraits were this past Tuesday. I was very nervous about the rain since it was pouring when I got up that morning but I got lucky and the rain had stopped before the shoot and we were able to get most of the shots I had hoped for! I actually had a lot of fun doing them and I can not wait to see them! The wedding is only 2 weeks away!!!! We are not nervous yet but very excited and just working hard to get everything done!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wedding Invitations

Cole and I have stayed up pretty late the past few days assembling the wedding invations, addressing and mailing them! Here are a few pictures of us! We LOVE how the invitations turned out (Thanks Caryn!) and can't wait for all of our guests to receive them.





Monday, July 20, 2009

Engagement Photos














Just a sneak peek of the engagement pictures! Our photographer, Cortney Russell, is amazing! You can view all of our pictures at the following address: (password is riggs)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Engagement Pictures

We finally took our engagement pictures yesterday! It was very hot but we had lots of fun. We went out to Montgomery, Texas and took some great pictures in the old town and farms. Then we went to the lighthouse on Lake Conroe and took some fun shots there and last we went to Market Street in The Woodlands! We are so anxious for them to be posted so we can see them! I will post a few as soon as possible!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wedding Dress

My wedding dress came in TWO MONTHS early and I am so excited! On Monday I went with my mom and sisters to pick it up. It is so PERFECT! It fits so well and will only need a few minor alterations. Of course I can't post a picture of it since that would ruin the surprise and I wouldn't want Cole to sneak a peak at it either! It felt so surreal to be standing there in MY wedding dress! Now I just need to find a veil at a reasonable cost, I can't believe how expensive they are!

Puppy Love

Cole and I decided to get a puppy last Friday! He is a miniature dachshund and after much debate we decided to name him Presley. He is such a little love bug and we just love him so much! Potty training has been really easy but getting him to stop crying while we are gone is harder than I thought.

He loves playing fetch!





Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Engagement Party

We had our engagement party at my parents lake house. It was a great opportunity for both of our families to get together and enjoy some good B-B-Q and sun! Most of my bridesmaids and Cole's groomsman were able to attend and we had a great time. We were also able to sample some of our wedding cake which was delicious!

A family friend made this super cute banner for us!

Stephanie and I on the boat!

My sister and maid of honor, Kristina.

Half of my bridesmaids!

The girls about to head out for an evening boat ride!



Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Wedding Planning

Pears in glass cylinder vases with hydrangeas.
Buckets of flowers down the isle.

We will be getting married on October 10, 2009 at April Sound Country Club on Lake Conroe! We will have a lake side ceremony and reception to follow at the club house right on the lake. Our theme is "The Perfect Pair" and have incorporated real pears into the decor. The wedding colors of pear green, chocolate brown, and ivory. The flowers are light green hydrangeas and ivory roses and brown curly willow to accent! We have 8 bridesmaids, 8 groomsman, 2 flower girls, and 2 ring bearers!!! It was super hard to pick a a maid of honor because all of my friends and sisters are very special to me but I chose my sister, Kristina. She has helped so much and was there giving me her opinions while I tried on dress after dress after dress! I love her to death! Planning a wedding is a lot more expensive and time consuming than I ever thought! It has been a blast though. Thank God for my Mom because she has been such a help! Basically she has done everything and with all the people she knows we were able to find great deals for a DJ, food, flowers, table decorations, wedding coordinator, and of course accessories! I have already ordered my dress and it should arrive a few days before my birthday!!! I tried on about 30 dresses and ended up chosing the second one I ever tried on! Funny how that works. We are hoping to decide on a photographer in the next few weeks so that we can take our engagements and then bridals when my dress comes in! We are still trying to decide on a honeymoon location, some of our favorites are Jamaica, Bahamas, and Hawaii! If you have any suggestion PLEASE let me know! Cole and I are excited to start registering for wedding gifts soon and planning our future together!