The Year of Babies, Brides, and BBQ (March)
I totally planned to only post this every two months but March was just overflowing with babies, brides, and BBQ! Between baby showers, bridal birthdays, engagement parties, plus barbeque competitions and the launch of two more barbeque products… well, no wonder I am exhausted!
Visits with Jameson (9 weeks) and Amelia (almost 5 weeks).
Our friends Jessica and Jamie each had their showers. They are just five weeks a part so it is so fun seeing them experience this together, and even more exciting to anticipate their boys growing up together!
Jess and our church threw Jamie’s shower, a theme of woodland creatures to match Owen’s nursery. Read Jess’ post (with more photos) here.
This was by far the most entertaining baby shower game I have ever seen! Each girl is blind folded and given a set of clothespins. Whoever can pin the most on the other wins. I am glad I can laugh at their pain because it was so so funny!
Here is both Jamie and Jessica, well more Owen and Grayson!
Just a week later was Jessica’s shower. Jamie and Trisha hosted this one and I must thank them for getting Jess’ favorite cupcakes from Truly Madly Sweetly… oooooh so so good! I was really excited for Jess’ shower, just like everyone else, including Jess, just because it has been a long time coming! I am tearing up now thinking about it, but after everything she has been through, this baby is such a blessing straight from God. So thankful for our little miracle, Grayson!
The theme of Jess’ shower also matches the nursery, navy blue and white with elephants. More photos on Jess’ blog here.
I was just a bit excited!
Jess provided her own favors for the shower… each candle tag says:
Hi Family and Friends,
Just want to thank you for helping mommy and daddy to welcome me into the world! On the day you hear my mommy is in labor, light the candle and say a prayer for me, my mommy, and daddy.
Thank you all and I can’t wait to meet you!!
Lots of love, Grayson
And of course a group shot of the girls toward the end of the shower… oh how I love them. I already blogged about this wonderful moment here.
I also designed the invites and some other paper goods for the actual showers and hope to blog about those soon!
Bride time has slowed down a bit but Lauren and I, with my mom, still made it down to the Vintage Marketplace for wedding decor ideas.
Later that same day, Andy and I attended Brittany and Eric’s Anchorman themed engagement party!
BBQ is really getting into full swing! The second weekend of March was our competition in Santa Anita. Rooftop BBQ took their first ever 1st place
trophy plaque in ribs! What a night! It was also Jamie’s husband Joey’s first time competing with the team too.
Then just this past weekend was our Vegas competition against 100 of the biggest teams in America. It was a tough competition but the boys beat their scores from last year pulling a 23rd and 26th in chicken and ribs. There was also a smaller, celebrity cook off that Andy took part in. His celebrity team mates were the wrestlers, the Hardy Brothers. It was so cool to see Andy in a Iron Chef like environment with camera crews, judges, and secret ingredients. All I have to say is that Andy was a lot nicer to their cooking goof offs than he is with me in the kitchen!