Friday, March 16, 2012

The last Lizzie birthday post…maybe…

So now that you have seen all the birthday signs and cards, the Hammond birthday and my little game night, I will tell you about my actual birthday.

I had a brilliant plan to celebrate my birthday by taking engagement photos with Doug. I was so excited about this plan I told him I wanted to take family photos EVERY YEAR on my birthday. I was so in love with the idea of a birthday photo shoot every birthday for the rest of my life, until it actually happened…

Doug and I both worked that day. I went into hair and makeup that afternoon (by myself – mistake number 1) and had my parents come in town to help with our photo shoot (not a mistake at all). We arrived in City Park to meet our awesome photographer – Collin Richie and fabulous videographer – Chris Serio of Bridefilm right on time.

We picked a site for the “scene” I wanted to create and put my wonderful family to work:

They even decorated a little birthday celebration for me:DSCF0274DSCF0275

While they set the scene, Doug, Chris, Collin and I jumped in my car and headed to the post office in Lakeview to officially mail the wedding invitations and start the draft competition. When we got there we found out that Lakeview had a freak electricity outage and the post office was closed (epic fail #1) with a sign on the door that said “Closed. Technical Difficult” (no lie).

We proceeded to take some photos in and out of the post office until one of the nice ladies asked if I was mailing wedding invitations. I told her I was and she actually offered to take them even though they had no electricity. They all had to he hand metered so I guess it gave them something to do while they sat in the dark :).

After our almost epic fail at the post office, we headed back to take the photos. My family had done a wonderful job setting the mysterious scene I will not tell you about.

After the “scene” was photographed, my family packed up and headed to my house. Doug and I stayed until it was dark to finish with photos. When we got home we only had to wait a few minutes until my dad arrived with my birthday dinner: Bud’s Broiler! Thanks Dad! It was a fabulous birthday dinner.

Once it was all said and done, it was a fun day. Once we started taking photos, I did have fun, but it was not fun prior to photos. There was a lot of (self induced) stress and rushing around. I have officially decided not to take family photos every year on my birthday. That was actually a terrible idea, but I do plan on having photos each year NOT on my birthday.

The cool part is that I got to spend my actual birthday with my family and in City Park on a beautiful day:


That is the official and last birthday post. I think.

Love and Hugs, Lizzie

1 comment:

  1. You are such a teaser, LP! I need to see the engagement pics!!!