Monday, June 28, 2010

Pregger Portraits

May 22nd:

Chris and I (AKA J&C Photography) took photos of Chris' sis, Misty, her baby bump and her husband at Central Park in Frisco, TX. If you've never been, Central Park is the perfect spot to just take a stroll, have a picnic or, in our case, a photo shoot.

I think it went well, but you can be the judge:

Misty & JD~

Hope you guys enjoy the photos! Enjoy your last couple months of alone time before Mr. Jack makes his long-awaited debut!!! :) 

Mother's Day- Part II

May 10th-

We were out of town on Mother's Day, so we didn't have a chance to celebrate with Chris' mom. To make it up to her, we all went to P.F. Chang's, Mrs. Castillo's restaurant of choice, the next day. After our delighful dinner, it was time to see Iron Man 2. I have to say, the movie was pretty entertaining; everyone definitely enjoyed it. Afterwards we took a few photos to commemorate the occassion:

Misty, Chris' Mom, Christine, and Christopher- Mrs. Castillo is wearing the "Moms- They're Better Than Dads" T-shirt we got her.

Posing with the poster. Misty's "2" cracks me up every time. ;)

A special note from Chris to his mom:
First off, thanks for giving birth to most striking lad in the whole world. Yep, thats me! Its comforting knowing I have a whole slew of women behind me as my support team. And it is all thanks to my wonderful mother. With us all from the beginning and still by all our sides providing guidance, advice, and most of all, love! Here's to 32 years of motherhood and counting. Thanks for believing in me, Peter Pan! I love you!

Christopher Lance

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mother's Day

May 9th-

Mother's Day weekend happened to fall on the same weekend as Allison's graduation (see blog post below). Since my parents were in San Antonio for the occassion as well, Chris, Shamrock and I were able to spend the holiday with them. We didn't have much time to celebrate as we all had to drive back to our respective homes, but we did have time for a Mother's Day lunch.

Mom decided to go to one of our favorite places, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen. She enjoyed a pina colada and both she and Chris shared some oysters while waiting for our table.

We had a fantastic time over lunch. The food was excellent (as usual), conversation great and mom opened her gift-

Dad, mom and I before it was time to say goodbye. :(

Couldn't leave without proof that Shamrock got to celebrate, too!

Mom, thanks for all you've done and continue to do for me (and Chris and Shamrock, too). I know we've had our ups and downs (as all mothers and daughters have), but through everything I've always admired and appreciated you. I wish we could have spent more time with you on your special day, but I'm just glad we had a chance to be there to tell you in person how much we love you. Thank you, again, for everything! Love you!

Baby Allison No More

May 8th-
Not too be too cliche, but it seems like only yesterday that my parents informed my brother and I we would have a new cousin joining our family. Allison Rose was born and was lovingly dubbed "Baby Allison". She's been the baby of my mom's side of the family ever since.

Now our Allison is all grown up. She got her B.A. in Business from the University of Texas at San Antonio on May 8th and we were all there to see it.
My uncle, aunt, mom and dad ready to cheer for Allison when she crosses the stage

Allison's cousin, her aunt, Alex and Dustin also ready for the big moment

Waving from the crowd

Blowing us a kiss before she walks across the stage

One last wave before getting her diploma

Congratulations, Allison! Your graduation made it a perfect 4 for 4 for the gradkids on our moms' side! We're all so very happy and proud of you and your accomplishment. Now it's on to grad school- good luck!

Love you, Al!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Anniversary!

Today is my parents' 31st anniversary as a married couple. They finally said "I do" after seven years of dating on June 16, 1979. I always joked about how long it took for them to become husband and wife and look what happened...Chris and I took even longer! ;)

You two were definitely meant for each other...always remember that. :)
Hope you guys have a fabulous day together!
Love you!!!

Angeleque and Hunter's Alabama Wedding

WARNING- Loooooooong post. ;)

April 31st- May 2nd

Angeleque and Hunter's much-anticipated wedding weekend finally arrived! Sadly I forgot my camera. Thankfully Hunter's mom and some of my friends took photos and shared them with me. I also used a few from the wedding photographer, Arden Photography. So here are the wedding activities shown through photos.

After the traditional wedding rehearsal on Friday afternoon, we headed to a downtown Birmingham location for dinner. The room was called the "Bottle Room" and you could definitely see why when you entered. It was like walking into a wine cellar/old library...very cool! The food was delicious, the slideshow was sweet and the speeches were heartfelt.

The almost Mr. & Mrs.

Giving my awkward speech...and looking scary.

 The bridesmaids at the after-dinner party

Saturday was the BIG DAY!  It started it with a PJ & Pancake Party! Angeleque gave all of her bridal party a pair of wedding pajamas to wear to our breakfast~

Yea for PJs!

Then it was time for us and Miss Parsiyar to get ready!

Fastening all of her buttons

Then we took some pre-wedding photos:

The Maid and Matron of Honor with the beautiful Bride!!!

All the girls in front of the Carraway-Davie House, the ceremony and reception location.

After all of that, it was time for the moment we've ALL been waiting for!!!!!

The wedding was scheduled to be outside, but the weather was a little unpredictable, so it was moved indoors.

Inside the house. One Hostess, Meredith, got a great photo! Such an intimate ceremony... :)

As you can see...
I couldn't be happier for these two.

And they sealed the deal with the kiss!!!

Then it was time to eat, drink and be married! ;)

Chris and I at the reception eating the yum yum yummy cake. Doesn't he look cute in his tux? :)

The other part of our roommie crew, Suzanne and Mandy, looking fab!

I was honored to be asked to sing "At Last" at the ceremony.

And that was that. They're now Mr. & Mrs. Linville! Congratulations, guys!!!

Love you, Ang! You looked absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for letting Chris and I be a part of your special day!!! :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bad, Jocelyn... BAD!

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That's right. I'm upset with myself. Upset with the fact that I've taken over two months to write a blog entry! I'm sure all of my loyal readers (all three of you in my office ;) ) are going through "Yorkie" withdrawls. Well, fear no more, my friends! I'm back and bloggier than ever! In the coming days, I'll be updating the blog with photos and information about the events that have taken place during the blog hiatus and then we'll be back to business as usual. Again, sorry for the blog break!!!