instafriday & a few other things
Two boys on an airplane...yikes!
Last weekend my cousin got married in Arizona. Before Griffin was born I booked our tickets. Joel couldn't come because this is his busiest time of year on the farm. But my sister agreed to travel with me so I thought I could handle it. By the time we got the two little boys along with two car seats, two strollers, and our bags on the plane I was wondering if it had been a good idea to go. The boys did awesome though...such good little travelers. And of course I couldn't have done it without my sister along.
We stayed with my cousins on the other side of the family who happen to live in Phoenix too. They were fabulous hostesses. Thanks Andrew and Sarah!
Here we are before the wedding all dressed up and ready to go. It was hot in Phoenix...in the 90's. It didn't feel like fall at all!
My cousin Amy looked gorgeous and the wedding was beautiful. I wish I would have taken more pictures. Here she is walking down the isle with her daddy.
And this was the best picture I got of the happy bride and groom....
because I spent the rest of the wedding way back here trying to keep my two boys quiet. It seemed like my hands were always full...either feeding my baby or chasing my other baby. But I was so glad we got to be there to help my cousin and her new husband celebrate their special day. Congratulations Amy and John!
Even though I didn't take many pictures at the wedding, I did manage to snap a few other important ones on my phone. Like eating at Chick-fil-a...yum. And my first trip to H&M. I found out their clothes weren't really made for mama's who just had a baby. They looked super cute on my tall, skinny sister though. And I did manage to find a cute coat that fit, so I didn't walk away empty handed.
On the trip home the stewardess was so nice and told us to take an extra seat for each of the boys so that they wouldn't have to sit on our laps. It was awesome...especially for my sister because a certain very active little boy was the one sitting on her lap. So Griffin had his own seat to snooze away on and Levi had his own seat to play away on. Perfect. I was so tired by the time we got home. These boys wear a mama out!
The rest of the week...
The rest of the week we have just been trying to catch up and recover from the trip. Levi has been making messes and Griffin has been super baby. These boys keep me busy...and I love it.
To answer a few questions...
I am so, so behind on responding to emails. Sorry. Someday maybe I will catch up. In the meantime, I thought I might answer a few questions that keep coming up lately...
Will you be posting any pictures of Griffin's nursery?
Of course! Decorating Griffin's nursery has kind of come to a standstill since he was born. Joel has been so busy with work, but that should be slowing down in the next week or two. And we will have to get that crib done before Griffin grows out of the bassinet...at the rate he is growing that will be soon. I promise he won't be 15 months old before I post pictures!!
How did you come up with Griffin's name?
I will be posting on that soon.
Where did you get the bedding from the Green Eggs and Ham post?
Is this a preview of Griffin's nursery?
The red striped duvet cover is from IKEA.
The blue/white polka dot sheets are from TJMaxx several years ago. They are made by Ralph Lauren.
And yes, this bed will be in Griffin's nursery.
Did you make the pillow on the bench in the Seriously Spoiled post?
No. It's from Target.
What camera/lenses to you use?
How do you edit your photos?
Canon 50mm f/1.4 (this lens is my favorite)
Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
I do a little bit of editing in iPhoto, but that's it. I don't have any great photography tips...I am still learning a lot. I just enjoy taking pictures of my kiddos! I highly recommend Ashley Ann's online SnapShop course if you are wanting to learn more about photography. It is awesome!
How do I find you on Pinterest?
My username on Pinterest is Jess McClenahan.
On Instagram you can find me under jessmcclenahan.
Where do you buy your fabric online?
Most of my fabric I buy online from these two sites:
If I am looking for something specific sometimes I look on Etsy too.
The Plum District deal...
If you were wanting an Erin Condren planner (or something else from her site) and didn't purchase your Plum deal yet...your procrastinating paid off! I got an email today that said you can get an extra 30% off through Monday. Just enter the code spooky30 at checkout. That means you can get a $50 gift card to Erin Condren for $17.50. I think the Erin Condren deal ends tonight?? So, hurry! Go here to sign up for your Erin Condren Plum Deal.
Hope you have a great weekend! I have lots of posts lined up for next week and some giveaways coming soon too.
I'm linking up with Life Rearranged (for the Instagram part of this post).