It’s kind of not really the weekend anymore, but I feel obligated to finish this post, which I started on Friday and then…well, life happened!
On Saturday morning, we drove to Lafayette to do a newborn photo shoot for some friends we knew in college.
I have never done newborn photos before this, but I had been doing lots of reading about tips and tricks, so I felt mostly prepared.
I’m pretty happy with the way it went. The baby was about a month old, so a little older than most newborn photographers would like and didn’t sleep much during the shoot, so we didn’t get many of those cute little posed photos with baby sound asleep, but that’s okay. I was glad for the experience and the chance to try out my ideas!
The rest of Saturday consisted of the wedding of more college friends who graduated with us, one of which also became Catholic this year, woot! Their reception was at an outdoor pavilion and we were worried the weather wouldn’t cooperate, but it cleared up in time and was sunny the entire evening. The decorations had a nice rustic feeling going on, and the centerpieces were adorable. The couple pressed their own hard cider as a favor, so the bottle centerpieces tied in to that theme.
I found the end of the rainbow. Sadly there was no gold there. We’ve been having ridiculous amounts of thunderstorms lately, but I hope we get a break through the fourth for some parties and barbecuing!
My brother and sister just got back from their choir trips overseas to Ireland and Austria. I gave them each $20 and instructed them to bring me back some good European chocolate. My sister brought me Kinder Buenos. Can you say yum? There’s something about European chocolate that makes it so much more exciting than American chocolate. Maybe it’s the inaccessibility. Maybe it’s the wide use of hazelnuts. Either way, I intend to make this box of 16 bars last for quite a long time.
Blondie posted this on Instagram yesterday and I just so happened to post a picture that fit the first day perfectly, so I’m going to continue with it as long as I can!
If any of you decide to do it as well, leave your Instagram name in the comments so I can follow you and see what you wear!
New favorite song thanks to the World Cup, despite being from 2010 and not this year. I guess it was the theme song for South Africa in 2010. It’s super catchy.
My black chapel veil came in the mail this week and I wore it to Mass for the first time on Sunday, feeling like a true married woman.
It’s not a hard and fast rule, but it’s somewhat of a tradition that the unmarried women wear white veils and the married women wear black. I didn’t order mine soon enough to have it when we got back from the honeymoon, so I took advantage of the chance to wear hats instead (still considered a head covering!) but I’m glad to have the new veil now!