Sunday, June 28, 2009

Here's a few things I never thought I would say...

-"Thank you Honey for buying me a mini-van!" It's official. I have joined up with millions of other moms around the U.S.A. and now own a mini-van. I thought about taking some funny pictures of me sprawling across the hood but I didn't want to scar anyone with those images. Ben didn't even laugh so I figured it must not be a good idea. We got a Nissan Quest and so far I have to admit that it is really convenient. I asked Charlie if I looked good in it and he said, "No, your belly is too big!" Thanks Sweetie!

-"My kid may be an Olympian someday." So I am totally bragging on my boys but they are just surprising me so much lately with their athletics. We finished another 2 weeks of swimming lessons and both boys improved so much. Charlie was the youngest in his group (he is 3 and the rest of them were 4-6) and by far one of the best swimmers. He can jump off the diving board with a swim belt, float on his back, and swim with his head underwater. Today he worked on the butterfly stroke. He saw me do it and then started himself. He actually did really well for a first time. Sawyer went from screaming through the entire lesson to now jumping off the diving board and swimming with his head down as well. Move over Michael Phelps! The Tonagel boys are going for gold!

-"Please tell me what we are having!!!!!!" As of Wednesday Ben knows if we are having a boy or girl. It is killing me knowing that he knows and I don't. I keep trying to bait him into telling me but so far he is doing a good job. I give all of you permission to torture him and tell him how mean he is being to his wife! However, he knows he will be shot on the spot if he leaks the information to anyone other than myself before our child is born! My plan is still to wait until the actual birth to find out. (If I am strong enough over the next 17 weeks.) We had a midwife appointment last week and all was good. We have a meeting at the birth center this week. I am anxious to find out if our insurance is going to come through.

-"Happy 2nd Birthday Sawyer!" My baby is turning two on Saturday (4th of July). I can't wait to celebrate with our friends and family. I love a good party! Ben made a comment last fourth. He said, "I can't remember what did we do last year for the 4th?" I yelled, "Goshen Hospital Room 302 ring a bell!?!?" Sawyer was our own personal fireworks for the day. I will never let Ben live down that comment!

That is all that is new from here. Have a great week!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mr. and Mrs Tonagel!

I guess you might like to actually see some pics of the guests of honor huh?!?!
Megan you looked gorgeous! Troy you looked nice. :) Just teasing. You looked very dashing!

I felt bad that I didn't get more pictures of the actual wedding day. I guess I was busy chasing two monkeys around.

Here is the toast

Cutting the cake

Playing an adorable game for the guests.

Meg and Troy were sent off with sparklers. So fun!

This concludes the wedding photo album. I took 500 pictures over the weekend and narrowed them down to a little over 300. Meg, you got your 4 posts and more! :)
Best wishes to the new Mr. and Mrs Tonagel. I love you both!
Thank you for a wonderful time in Virginia.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

So You Think You Can Dance

Here they are warming up a bit before the reception. I love this picture because it shows their personalities so well. Charlie still has his shirt tucked in and Sawyer's is well... not tucked in and his socks are falling down. Charlie and Sawyer had been practicing their dance moves for the past couple of months just waiting to let loose on the dance floor and that is exactly what they did as soon as the music started.

Notice that there is no one else dancing yet. Just the two crazy ring bears. I think people were actually still eating their dinner at this point.

After the toast the room was pretty quiet and Charlie said loud enough for most people to hear, "I think it is time to dance again!"

Ben taught Charlie to hold out his hand and say, "May I have this dance please?" Then our friend Jessica taught him to say to the girls, "Did it hurt when you fell from heaven cause your an angel!" Hah! The girls loved this one!
I think this is his "Beyonce" move. He saw the "Dancing with the Stars" episode where the guys were dancing like Beyonce and he thought it was hilarious.

I commented that Disney World would be boring to Charlie compared to a wedding reception. This was his ideal way to spend an evening. Loud music, good food, plenty of girls to dance with and many eyes on him!

They finally crashed at about 11pm. Well... Sawyer did anyway. He went to the Inn at 10pm and we had to pry Charlie away by 11pm. On the way home we asked them what their favorite part of the day was and Charlie said, "The Charlie ride (Trolley) and dancing." Sawyer said, "Food."

Monday, June 22, 2009

We Are FAMILY...

I got all my sisters and me... Heh Heh Heh! (Well, here are the Tonagel ones at least.) I decided to just group all the family shots together into one post. Enjoy!

Not really sure what Charlie is doing in this shot. You never know with him. Ben has recently nicknamed him, "Good Time Charlie. Always ready for a Party." Pretty appropriate I think.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Places Please...

Rehearsal time!!!

The best ring bears ever! (Charlie for a long time kept telling people that he was going to be the "earring bear".) Megan made these shirts for them. Charlie is "King of the Ring"

Sawyer is definitely more the bouncer type with "Bling Security" on his shirt.

Lookin good so far!

Meg and Troy are ready to get this show on the road!We can't leave cute little Jace out. Here he is looking HUGE crawling around before the rehearsal.

After the practice run we had a really nice dinner. I caught Charlie in this position during the prayer. Awhhh... I cheated and grabbed my camera!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Beautiful Wedding Details

I have never seen the phrase "attention to detail" more than at this wedding! Everything was just gorgeous! Here are just a few pictures of the many things Megan and her mom did to make the setting memorable. At the church...

The table settings were beautiful! Jasmine Starr would have had a hay day taking pics of these! (If you don't know my best friend J* click on her photography link to the right. She is uber fabulous!) ps. We are only "BFF's" in my fantasy world. I have never really met her. :(

The bridal couple's table was set off with these adorable sashes. Megan, Troy, both sets of parents and their pastor- Rod Nielsen (from LaPorte) sat together at Table #3.

Each place setting had the yummy menu laid out for you. The chocolate dipped strawberries were as big as your fist! Yum!!! (hence why I doubled my baby weight gain last week! Darn you strawberries!)

Megan made all the of the table seating cards. They were in this adorable planter box lined with split peas! So cute!

In the outside courtyard...

I miss Virginia already! Can't wait to visit next summer!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Pinkadilly Tea House

Megan and her mom, Krisite treated us to a WONDERFUL luncheon at Pinkadilly Tea House. It was the cutest/girliest place ever! So much fun, food, family and friends!

They provided all of these adorable hats for the ladies (and Jace!) to wear while dining! How is it that Malorie looks cute and sexy in a ridiculously large hat and the rest of us just look like dorks?!?!
Megan said such kind words to each of her bridesmaids and family members present and then treated us to a monogrammed bag filled with goodies! Woo hoo for presents! Thanks Sista!
All of the "official" Tonagel girls ...

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lovely Ladies

Megan's Matron of Honor- Rachel hosted a wonderful Bachelorette party for us once most of the bridesmaids were in town. It was such fun getting to know Megan's friends and we had a great time showering her with some girly items! (Sorry you are not getting photos of those things! You're welcome, Megan!) :)

Here is Mal rubbing my 19 and 1/2 week belly. It has grown a ton this past week! I think all the food in Virginia did it! I am now 21 weeks. A little more than half way done! Charlie got to feel the baby kick the other day. It was so sweet! He said it felt like a girl kick. :)

Here is Meg being silly while enjoying some yummy food and a glass of something sparkly for me. (She and Mal had to sample everything I couldn't. That was the deal!) :)

Rachel had the "fabulous" idea to do makeovers on each other. It actually was really fun! I ended up being the "winner" with the worst makeover. Not sure what I did to deserve the "KISS" look. Thanks Dani! (I have to confess that I did somewhat give her the idea. I just meant that someone else should do it! Not her!)

Nice Tan Monica! The mole is working for you Alyssa! We can't not mention Rachel's eyebrows! Stunning!
Megan, I can't imagine why you didn't go for this look at the wedding?
This was one of my favorite parts of the whole trip. I had such a great time hanging out with girls! No offense to my stinky little boys. More pics to come...