Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Best Bridesmaids

I have the best Bridesmaids ever!!

Since the 6 month mark until the wedding my thoughtful bridesmaids have sent me a special gift every month leading up to the wedding.  

6 Months
I got these beautiful flowers at work from the girls! 

5 Months
My girls know me so well!! They sent me this great cupcake
baking package!  

4 Months
A fancy "bride" robe to get ready in on the big day!

3 Months
(missing CJ - we really need to get a picture all together)
My fabulous girls gave me the most amazing Bridal Shower(read about it here).

2 Months
"Mrs. Bogan" hanger for my wedding dress on the big day!

Thank you to all my beautiful bridesmaids - Christina, CJ, Meghan and Michele for making this chapter in my life so special.  I couldn't imagine my life without any one of you and I am so happy to have you all as my best friends.  I love you ladies!!


Vegas Countdown: 29 days!!

Wedding Countdown: 57 days!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Track Season is Here Folks!!

It is officially Track Season here in 
Saratoga Springs, NY!!!
We were unable to go to open day on Friday because of work,
but we hit up the races
on Saturday.  

This is a picture from last year 
(I didn't take a pictures of the actually
races this year ... oops!)

Enjoying the race 

Making some bets 
Losing all our money!

Despite the fact that we only won ONE of about twenty-five bets (a whopping $1.99 win) we had a wonderful time.  

Saturday night we went to Scallions for dinner, a local restaurant with lots of healthy and gluten free options.  The food was great and we even got a free round of drinks because Trevor was 0-2 on ordering beers they were out of. 

Saratoga was mobbed all weekend, but we did get out for an afternoon walk on Sunday to enjoy some of the sunshine.  After a few stops in the local shops, I found this little gem that I had to have for $22.

ceramic popcorn bowl!

"That's All Folks!!" is written on the bottom
of the bowl :)

Trevor loves when I make popcorn on the stove.  Once you have stovetop popcorn, you will seriously never go back to eating the microwavable crap in a bag! 

Have you ever been to a horse race in Saratoga? What is your favorite part?

Do you make your popcorn on the stove or in the microwave? Any special toppings
you would recommend?? 

Vegas Countdown: 32 days!!

Wedding Countdown: 60 days!!


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bridal Shower

Bridal Shower
June 23, 2012 

I would like to start by saying a BIG Thank You to all my family and friens who made this day so special for me.  I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.  A special thank you to my bridal party who put so much work into making the day perfect!  I love you ladies!

I hope you enjoy all the details   

I loved the invitation ! 

 All the table names were places in Saratoga


The most delicious cupcakes ever!  Of course the Red Velvet was 
my #1 choice!

This was my favorite thing about the shower.  Everyone brought a bottle of wine with
a wine tag(sent with the invitations) that had advice for the Bride & Groom.  Trevor and I 
are having so much fun reading all the tags and trying new wine.  


S'mores are my favorite so naturally I was excited for these!

The Bridal Party 
minus one(love  you CJ, can't wait to see you!)

"Merkl" Ladies
My sister & Mom 

Mom and her friends

My future Mother in Law :) 

Gift Opening Time!! 

A gorgeous serving bowl from Nancy.
One of my favorite gifts!

"Mom where did you put the card"

Got it!

Some "sexy" stuff for the wedding night from my sister

After a great bridal shower, my ride showed up!
Love you babe! 

Thank you all again for a wonderful day!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 4th Of July!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!!
We sure did ... 

Luckily, we had off Tuesday and Wednesday to enjoy the beautiful weather and holiday.   Tuesday was one of the best days we had in a long time.

We took a drive up to Lake George to do some hiking.  After getting a little lost we ended up hiking a different trail then originally planned.  We wanted to hike Black Mountain, but ended up on Pilot Knob.  

It was a fairly short, but intense hike to the top.  

The view was amazing!!

After taking in the view for awhile we decided to explore a little more.  We went on another hike from the top of the mountain towards a waterfall.
There wasn't much water, but it was still beautiful.  We got a little lost during this hike, but
it was so much fun trying to find our way back.  

Here are some pictures of us enjoying the view:

We plan on coming back to find Black Mountain because it is a higher mountain.  In total we hiked a little over 5 miles.  It was a great workout!!

After our hike and a long shower we headed over to Kimberley's A Day Spa for a couples massage.  
It was the perfect end to our day. 

Wednesday morning we woke up and took a nice bike ride to the gym and had a good workout.  Then it was on to the wedding duties: 

We went to Longfellows for our tasting and to nail down some other details.  The chef was awesome and the food was delish.  Talk about being FULL after!   

Exhaustion set in, but thankfully we were able to catch the Congress Park fireworks from right outside our door.  

It was a perfect 2 days!