Monday, April 29, 2013

J's Dirty 30

Well, hellllooooo blogging world! Its been a while since we have chatted. I have been a bit busy and tied up between work & planning my hubs (last minute) 30th birthday party.
Originally, J didn't want a party. Didn't want to go on vacation. Nothing. Womp Womppppp - so boring, right?! If you know me at all, you know I love to throw a party and any excuse for one, It was sacrilegious that J wouldn't want a party for his 30th, and in my mind the only "ok" reason to not have one, is if my toes were going to be in the sand. But according to the hubs - that wasn't happening, so I wore him down and got to plan a PAR-TAAAAY!
And so the 'Dirty Thirty: Beer-B-Q' was born.
I found these amazing invites on Etsy and I rolled with the theme.
Here are some pics from the event - please forgive the not so professional photos. They truly don't do it justice - next time I will hire someone to come take pics - for the sake of my decorations, but also because I didn't take many photos of the guests either! #majorfail
The backyard - photo backdrop fail... there were supposed to be balloons across... which I clearly didn't get to!

Every man needs a beer cake once in life, right?!

All printables were made by Sarah at CKFireboots - she is fab!

My talented sister in law - helped me out with the Dirty Thirty Sign - LOVE!
Jarrett is very blessed with a lot of people who love him and came out to celebrate!
An extra big "THANK YOU!" to my bestest for her help (&keeping me sane) & Jordan for manning the grill for us! Yall are the best!

3 generations

the Dunaways

J's least favorite part of the night - Happpppyyy Birrrthday to yoooou!
Happy birthday, J! I hope this year is an unforgettable one! I love you!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

High Five for Friday! (4.19.2013)

I finally have a moment to link up with lauren! ((I lie, I am sitting outside of a dinner waiting for it to be through.. & I am a good multi-tasker, ha!))
This week was a great one:
1. While digging through photos for J's upcoming big THREE-OHHHH, I found these gems.. and well, I guess this sums up why we aren't in a hurry for babes at the moment.. A little Ashley... good lord, I cannot even imagine the 'tude that will come with her.
2. J&I celebrated our 2-year anniversary in a very chill way. Dins at home, champagne & TV. I loved it. && J surprised me by getting his wedding band.. again.
Funny (??) story... just a few short weeks from being home from our honeymoon, J&I met Justin & Jordan for wings and beer. J&I had driven separately, and when we got home, he didn't come straight into the house.. after a while passed I went out to the garage and there was J, flashlight in hand on his hands and knees searching his car. For what?? No clue, nor would he tell me.
Finally he came in, and told me that his wedding band was gone. He had called Buffalo Wild Wings, they hadn't found it, it wasn't in his car... disappeared into thin air! Our best guess is that when he washed his hands in the restroom it slipped off? Honestly, who knows.
So for almost 2 years, J has been wearing a very random $10 ring hes had since high school && he FINALLY replaced it with the one I intended him to wear for-ever :)
3. I jetted to Canada for the first time (still here) but I am sad that I am at an airport property and really wont get to see much. I'll be back Toronto.. someday
4. My Nike Fuel Band came in and I already love it!
5. While in Toronto, I looked out my window and saw this -
Why, yes that is a Texas flag in Canada - meant to be or what?!
Other random goodies from the week: I got a day off, I got my hair did (which doubles as seeing my momma), I got a crazy massage (verdict is still out on if I liked it our not), and I was able to spend lots of time with my honey before I left town.
Back Saturday - love quick trips! Hope your weekend was equally as great!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Its hard to believe that two years have already flown by! It truly seems like not long ago, we were celebrating with friends and family..
Memory Makers Photography
Happy, happy anniversary to the funniest, most caring, helpful, sweetest, best puppy daddy, my best friend & most patient man I know!
Memory Makers Photography
I love you and look forward to 100 more years with you XoXoXo
1st Anniversary - Trip to San Antonio; see post here
We took pics this weekend in honor of year numero dos... more to come on that :)
Captured by my talented Sister-in-law
If you have never read about our wedding or if you just want to reminisce you can check out the Ceremony here, The Reception here, The details here, and The people here.
can you teach me how to dougie?!
 Happy Anniversary, J!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Photo Dump

Life is on fast forward, or so it seems.. its hard to believe over a week has gone by since I have even opened up a computer to blog.. & its sad... but that is life at the moment... Here is what I have been up to (& if you just cannot wait to see what we have been doing for who knows how long til my next post, follow me on Instagram - @a_dway)
I was fortunate enough to be able to go to the Rangers season opener - it was so much fun & reminded me how much I love baseball season... who wants to make plans to go to a game soon?!?! I'm in!

Rangers Win!!!

On the 30 before 30 list: Make Homemade Marshmallows & make S'mores!

The Masseys came to din that night & shared in the yummy mint marshmallow experience!

This past week I was in Raliegh, North Carolina - Normally I dont get out of the hotel, but this week we were going off the property every day with our group.. it was refreshing & it was gorgeous!

This week was National Simblings Day - I got my mom to send me these gems to share with everyone:

Friday: It was finally Home Sweet Home with this sweet girl

By far the cutest brunch date ever - love sweet Jacob! && His sweet parents; Chris & Diana

Saturday night we celebrated our almost 2 year anniversary at Eddie V's - it was a great night!

We got out on Sunday down to Klyde Warren Park - I could go there every.single.weekend. Easily. We put our badminton skills to work, ate at the food trucks, and just enjoyed our company & the beautiful weather!

Heading to Toronto this week.... Happy Monday y'all!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

30 Before 30 Update

After March here is where I am....

1. Go Ice Skating

2. Roll my own sushi I was going to do this for supper club but I chickened out... but I have borrowed all of the equipment from my mom so I will do it soon!

3. Create a cookbook of favorite recipes

4. Shoot a gun (properly)

5. Successfully bake at least 1 dessert

6. Complete a 5k

7. Do a grape stomp

8. Send at least 12 hand-written notes/cards

9. Have 4 day/night dates with my momma

10. Volunteer at least twice

11. Do a photo wall in the house

13. Read at least 12 books this year
-1. Bridesmaid Lotto
-2. Gamble on Engagement
-3. The Wedding Wager
-4. Savannah Blues

2 days. 1 book. & lots of cuddles. Sounds like perfection to me.
-5. Spring Fever
14. Have a picnic

16. Buy bikes and ride often

17. Go rock climbing

18. Bowl over 150 I attempted to accomplish this.. looks like A LOT more bowling in my future.. Also realizing that my beer intake may have an effect on my skills. 0 beers = ok bowler. 1ish beer = pretty decent bowler. 2 beers = not so great bowler... here's to hoping I learn my lesson!

19. Make homemade marshmallows and s'mores

20. Go to a movie alone

21. Go camping

22. Make homemade pasta I bought a pasta roller guy.. so this is on the horizon

23. Do 5 kind things for strangers
24. Write our will

25. Ride a train

26. Girls only vacation/trip

27. Learn sign language

28. See a meteor shower

29. See 3 movies in a theatre with my hubby
-1 - The Croods


30. Try a new fruit or vegetable

BONUS: Indoor Skydiving

Successful March - looking forward to a FUN April!   

Friday, April 5, 2013

High Five for Friday/Week Review (4.5.13)

Can you tell when life gets busy in my world? I just go off the grid... since I missed last week, yall get a mega "High Ten" for this Friday... that was weeeeak sauce - forgive me.
Linking up with Lauren!
Left to Right, Top to Bottom
Brusselssprouts! These were the.biggest guys I had ever seen. They were almost the size of my fist. LOVE.
Bowling. We did a happy hour bowling... still working on that 30 before 30 task of 150... I see many more bowling HHs in our future..
Pasta Maker! Another item on the 30 before 30 list; make homemade pasta. While in Raleigh Annie and I stumbled upon this guy, for $20! Score! One step closer to marking off another!
Opening Day. Baseball season is upon us! L-O-V-E! I was given a ticket to opening day through work - I am so pumped to see our Rangers play! Many more games happening this year for sure - Go Rangers!
Maybooks. My planner came in this week. I have already created 3 more. I might be an addict. Cant wait to get my address book, notebook & meal planner... shhhhhh dont judge
Movie Night This is literally, the second time J&I had gone to the movies together.EVERRRRRR. J is not a big fan of sitting still, especially for hours. But we saw The Croods in 3D. Short.Cartoon.&made for kids. Whats not to like? (dont tell - but it wasnt my favorite and I loooove me a good cartoon movie!)
Happy Easter! ♥ The Dunaways
Boogs has been extra cuddly lately & I love every minute of it.
Work - I got promoted!!! It was such a surprise, but I am super excited about my new "senior" title :)
I hope yall have been doing fab & enjoy your weekend. I head out to Raleigh early Sunday morning for the week. Happy Friday yall!

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