Reina and Lovie kept the house in order and greeted us with wagging tails and too many kisses today. Missed those vicious pit bulls!
My mom is so amazing. Every year, for as long as I can remember, writes a little wish on my li xi red envelope. It’s one of my favorite traditions. In fact, I save them each year (yes, I am a hoarder, remember?).
Chuc mung nam moi!
As a thank you gift to our parents, Cory and I gave our families Blurb albums of both our Vietnamese engagement ceremony and our engagement photos. So, for Mothers’ Day we sent them the final of the set of three – our wedding album.
Well, admittedly, I didn’t finish the books in time for Mothers’ Day because I had such a hard time putting the photos together. Becky Hill took so many terrific images, that I had a hard (read: fun) time sifting them through all. I’m so thankful for these lovely images, especially since my videographer “lost” all of our wedding footage (that’s a whole ‘nother post!)…
You’ve probably already seen all the KU lovin’ incorporated in our wedding, but here’s the full wedding album. For Cliff’s Notes versions, a click on the links below for your viewing pleasure:
- A slideshow of Becky’s favorites
- A Facebook album of just a few of our favorite wedding pix
- A Facebook album of our Polaroid guestbook
- A wedding video by Erin Pot Pie
- Our video trailer (take a good look, cuz this is probably the only cut we’ll ever get from our rogue videographer – who shall remain nameless – although you can decipher the mystery vendor on his/her Vimeo page)
What’s your favorite pic from your wedding day?
Man, it’s crazy that Cory and I are approaching a milestone 6 months! 🙂
I’m sorting through wedding photos and starting on our wedding Blurb Book, but wanted to share our engagement photos taken by the amazing Becky Hill and our engagement ceremony taken by Audra Buchanan in Wichita.
Oh, and if you have any tips on how to make a killer wedding album, let me know.
While we were visiting one of Cory’s grandma’s this Christmas, I realized how special one of our holiday traditions is to her. Recently, she decided to pull out all her photos from albums, boxes and drawers and frame them all on her walls. As I looked around her living room, I noticed that a handful of them came from Cory and my holiday thank you cards.
Each year, after the craziness of December settles, we send cards to family members with a stack photos – usually from the recent holiday celebrations. Now that everyone uses digital cameras and online galleries, people are hardly printing their photos these days (at least, I don’t); but hard copies are nice to have around sometimes.
Here are some pix of the cards I made this year…
- Paper Source A2 Envelopes in Chartreuse
- Paper Source Cover in Khaki (Cut to be A2 size – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″)
- Lined envelopes with holiday wrapping paper and the Paper Source Envelope Liner Template Kit
- Embossed monogram with the Paper Source M Circus Rubber Stamp, Color Box Frost White Ink and White Diamond Embossing Powder
- Embossed return address on the back of the envelope with the Paper Source Return Address Embosser Plates Text Weight – Bottom Load in Century Gothic
- Random white envelopes I had leftover from something
- Paper Source Cover paper in Red (Cut to be approximately 4″ x 6 1/2″)
- Same embossed monogram and return address as above
Here’s a link to some pix that I may include with the cards: Flickr Holidays set.
It’s unbelievable to look back at the first decade of this century. I remember the Y2K uproar sending families into a frenzy, stocking up on non-perishable food items and dreading the turn of the clock. Now, we’ve fast-forwarded 10 years and wondering what’s to come in 2011.
For me, the past 10 years were packed full of transitions, life lessons, friends, family and love. For the first time, I couldn’t depend on my parents completely, had to make my own choices and grew slowly into the person I am today.
Here are some of my highlights. What were yours?
A photo speaks a thousand words and each year, TIME magazine features the best images to recount the year’s most important news stories. It’s incredible how some photographers capture the smallest (or biggest) moments with such artistry and drama. Check ’em out:
Thi2’s Best Takes in 2010
While I realize my year in photos may not be as heart-wrenching, worldly or inspiring as TIME’s, but these Poladroid pictures below reflect one of the most extraordinary years of my life to date.
What are some of your most memorable moments of 2010? Please leave a comment (and a link if possible!) describing your fave moment or photo of the year.
Here’s to a terrific 2011! May it be full of life, love and laughter – and tons of photos to capture it all.