Love and Food in the Big D

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Melinda and Andy's Wedding Day!

As more and more of my friends are marrying this year, I have found myself getting nervous for THEIR weddings as well as my own!! As I go through the process of preparing for my own wedding, I have inadvertently and unconsciously put myself in their shoes and have imagined myself walking up that aisle just as they have been doing for their own. This past weekend was no exception. One of my dearest friends and bridesmaid in my wedding had her very own special day in the Valley this Saturday and I was honored to be a part of it. Mrs. Melinda Gonzalez (formally Verduzco) looked simply RADIANT as she married her long time love, Andres (aka Andy) and we all had a blast at her wedding. Congratulations to the happy, beautiful Mr.& Mrs.!! Chad and I had a great time… and we can’t wait to see you in a few months at OUR wedding!

The BEAUTIFUL Bride-To-Be, Melinda Verduzco :)
Prepping for her BIG MOMENT! A few hours left of singledom..

Sooooo HAPPY!

Working out my bridesmaids duties... :)

Mellie and her Momma..

Woooo Hoooo, HOT LEGS MEL!

Her gorgeous gown!

Gettin' all buttered up... ;)

Working her way into her wedding dress...

Wow! Fits like a glove..

Her family helping her into her shoes...

Pretty ladies...


Melinda, the Mexican Barbie..


How can anyone look THIS beautiful?!

Ready to go and heading to the church!

Awww... Bridesmaid Lila and Melinda..

The new Mr. and Mrs. Andres Gonzalez !!!

Congratulations friend!

Wedding party..

Heading to the reception! Let's get this party STARTED!

Getting their sugar fix...

Friday, May 29, 2009

Miss Addie...

Our first day in the Valley for Melinda and Andy's wedding weekend was pretty much spent running around... Along with the excitement of having my very first wedding dress fitting, Chad and I also got to hang out with my beautiful niece Addie! She's sooooo big now, I can't even believe she's already a little over a year old. My how time flies!

This is me, trying to coerce Addie into her play tunnel thingy... lol..

Hanging out in her day room... :)

Play time!

Here's Chad trying to get Addie to play with him by kidnapping Addie's Minnie Mouse.. lol.. It didn't work. Poor poor sad Chad.... :( Maybe next time Love.

Playing with her BAAAAWWWOOON!! She LOVES those things!

Super cute! I love my god-daughter!
Addie and her little red car...
Zooming along all by herself!

Addie, practicing her flower girl role...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Day 2 of our Anniversary Weekend-O-Fun! :)

Part of weekend plans included a night stay at the Hyatt Regency near the Reunion Tower. Because we made a pit stop here during our first date (hoping to get to the top of the Observation Tower), the Reunion Tower holds a special place in our hearts. It was a romantic evening and I can't wait to do it again next year!

The Hyatt Regency-Reunion Tower

Before heading to the Rangers game in Arlington, we relived part of our Engagement Day by having breakfast at the Cliff Cafe near the Belmont. It was here where we started our Pic-Fest on the day Chad proposed!!!

This was our view of the stadium as we were walking up to it.

And there's the brand spankin' new Cowboy Stadium right next door! It's HUGE!!!

Taking a gander from the top of the Rangers Stadium....

Yup.. these were our seats! lol... at least I got to work on my tan. :)

It was pretty freakin' HOT!!

Finding a better vantage point. Rangers vs. NY Yankees... we lost.. :(

Heading home.. Pooped and ready to relax!

Chad, working on our dinner.. yummy meatloaf burgers!

Yup, this is my life. I'm so lucky.