Harper’s First Trip to Iowa

We survived Harper’s first plane ride & a long weekend traveling to Iowa! It. Was. A. Blast! This was the first time Harper got to meet most of her family… all of her aunts & uncles, great grandparents and honorary aunts/uncles made up of all of our friends! It was such a fun time. We also took her to our favorite pizza place, Happy Joe’s (all of you Iowans know what’s up!) which happens to be the food we served at our wedding! Pizza & beer is just our style!
 
Confetti One Piece from Carter’s
 Harper also got to meet her future husband (by arranged marriage of me & my one of my best friends, of course!) little Mr. Talan! He is seven months older and seriously could not be any cuter!! They went in for the kiss right away and then played blocks together (how romantic!) it was definitely love at first sight! Best news ever, their family is coming to visit us for Halloween so these two cuties can dress up together for Trick or Treating!! Costume details to come 🙂
 
Ruffle Diaper Cover from The Gap
We also had Harper & her cousin Easton together for a little photo shoot to give pictures to my husband’s family for Christmas this year. How cute is this?! This lemonade stand was supposed to be outside, but of course, the weather effed that right up. Still turned out adorable! This is just a proof, hoping to share more pics soon!
 
Then it was off to the lake for my brother’s wedding!! Harper wasn’t a huge fan of the crowds so she didn’t get to hang very long at the rehearsal dinner. It was such a fun time seeing all of our family and friends, and of course sporting some cowboy boots while in the Midwest! 🙂
 
 The wedding was Saturday and it was BEAUTIFUL. The bride chose a gorgeous charcoal & yellow combo. Harper had a long morning meeting family and getting passed around for snuggles so she didn’t stay for much of the wedding either. We did manage to get one family pic, which I will love forever!!
 
Grey satin dress from The Gap & Yellow Headband from JamesonMonroe on Etsy
Once Harper was asleep with Brandon’s mom in the hotel, we got our party rock on! 🙂 Literally, wedding reception entrance song was “Party Rock” by LMFAO and we clinked our beers, chugged them, put our sunglasses on and did the Running Man into the reception. 
I know, grow up Peter Pan! You would think we were in college again for the night. Such a fun time!
 
Then comes the fun part. The tradition that started as a surprise to me at my wedding, my dad & four brothers dressing up as the village people and doing the YMCA to get the party started on the dance floor. This year, my husband (the hot biker!) replaced my brother (the groom) and they were at it again. It was epic!!
 
And what’s a wedding reception without a photo booth to document all the fun that was had?! 🙂
After an amazing celebration, we got to wake up to this sweet little face at 7 am saying “Hey mom & dad! I sure hope you aren’t hungover, because now I’m ready to party!” 
Our trip was AMAZING & we were so happy to take Harper back to Iowa. We are going again at the end of September for the Iowa Homecoming Game, we can’t wait to take her to our old college stomping grounds! It’s time for our favorite time of the year…. FOOTBALL SEASON!
I can’t believe it is almost Fall.. I am so excited!! Only a few more days to get The Owlphabet Nursery Print from j&paper for only $10 on Sale until the end of August! 
 Coming soon, our 5 & 6 month favorites!
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