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Ketchbot wedding week: part 2

12039177_752173451692_155352677793575983_n A week ago, my parents threw a welcome wedding lunch at the family farm for the incoming Wisconsin family. My mom had many pies and cookies, as well as many other salads, bbq and cute veggie cups.  12009581_752173047502_780453673837505160_n Several aunts and uncles, and many cousins flew in at noon, so we all met at the farm before heading to Camano Island for the wedding. 12038124_10101463747605120_5405187896734117503_n  We ate in the pole barn with seating for 25 people! 12045722_10101463747769790_1677866216217679934_o Before the bride and groom arrived, we celebrated my dad’s big birthday early! 12038156_752172987622_600672653964592495_n We all loved the birthday apple pie and the train cookies! 12039332_10101463747390550_7729212636124963843_n 12004911_752172932732_3332431190697196105_n After lunch we went for a tour around the farm, some people went by golf cart,  12038169_10101463747420490_4499960471817184162_n12039296_752173282032_5134234348798110830_n  some collected apples for the horses, or danced with cows. 11951373_752173192212_1848255075063147440_n  We also celebrated Jason and Jeri’s upcoming baby, 12046801_752173017562_815353438290692861_n due in November! After our late lunch, we drove to our rental cabins on Camano Island. 12003295_752353006862_1610494125575036059_n They were stunning and more spectacular then the VRBO photos online. Each cabin had water views and beach access!  12027635_752174424742_6725251683763860271_n image image I love my Wisconsin family plus my cousins are hilarious “people of fun”! Can’t you tell?!?image image12039637_752209843762_3910010284561891300_n Friday morning, the bride, bridesmaids and Kiki, the most epic wedding organizer met for breakfast and to discuss logistics! An incredibly nice regular customer paid for our meals anonymously too!12019910_752209883682_2592743525893849174_n 11987071_752219135142_6014031982133573727_n    Friday afternoon, there was the wedding rehearsal at Center of Wooden Boats-Cama Beach. It was super windy but wonderfully not raining.imageimage12049466_752352817242_6656360168397400804_n My sister has cute dimples, right? image The Ketchbots are pretty cute together too.   image After the rehearsal dinner, we pampered ourselves with face masks and scaring Mr F.image Next up, the wedding!!!

The Ketchbot wedding week!

image Last Tuesday night, we finished painting signs for the wedding and Wednesday the bride and bridesmaids got mani/pedis….image image The bride asked for coral nails and blue toes with gold sparkles since she found a similar image on Pinterest. image On Thursday, we drove up to Camano Island! First we stopped at the family farm for lunch! My mom had a great spread of food with lots of desserts for the Wisconsin family members flying into town. image I can’t wait to post more photos soon! This week has been crazy busy. I’m flying to Irvine now for work and this weekend, we go to Walla Walla for our 10 year college reunion, plus it’s my dad’s 70th birthday!

My sister’s getting married this weekend

image In July, we had Katie’s bachelorette party and my other sister, Janie made all the decorations!image The happy couple is set to wed this weekend and the Wisconsin family had already started flying into town!

Last night at my parents’ house we finished painting a few things for the wedding and tomorrow we’ll drive up to the island location!image image Katie’s going to be such a beautiful bride and sweet wifey! image  I can’t wait to post wedding photos soon, especially of the bridal party!image

First weekend home in two weeks!

I’m back on my blog after two weeks of travel for work and play! The last week of August Mr. F and I flew to Milwaukee.11951098_748860805262_3133095971150194914_n We even got upgraded to first class on the way there! I had a work trip planned and my cousin Toby got married in Steven’s Point! 11891001_10101438276234950_220585036306728330_n It was wonderful to have a few days in Milwaukee to have dinner11951638_749266162922_7126319493112153813_o with my awesome Talbot cousins, meander along 11952973_749222225972_2740696984397313226_o the riverwalk and around the city,  11953310_749129731332_963405064344336743_o go to our favorite restaurant, Bavette, and11224025_749222345732_8982294926411412655_o even catch a waterskiing exhibition with my cousins in the park! 11942158_10101438914381100_51947815136281935_oWe were surprised that Milwaukee was colder than Seattle and even rained! We had brought tons of bug spray and sunscreen. 11895978_749253418462_3578484545626576330_n Fortunately, we indulged in plenty of comfort food to keep warm. I’m still dreaming of the biscuits, like the raspberry cream cheese ones at Benelux 11951607_749222056312_5336303381424748063_o plus cheese curds, and burgers in pretzel buns FullSizeRender (1) that we had at Cafe Hollander!  FullSizeRender

My cousin’s wedding reception was held on the Wisconsin River and the newlyweds arrived by boat!  11217956_749355997892_4335251733579863991_n 11950205_10101451275668980_5847731645561841864_o I loved their decorations, sunflowers, cupcakes 11960114_749355903082_889832569118193013_n and all the family photos from the evening. 11133644_10101451277430450_1313798983941517259_o We had photos with most of the girl cousins with Granny Kay. 11998815_750257241792_5212358242857433787_n Several photos with most of Granny Kay’s children with their families and 11900029_749458602272_4090790796245304183_n the cousins being silly! Aunt Kitchie is the oldest daughter and her grandson, Will was the life of the party. She’s pictured here 11951144_749356107672_3024449610181374973_n with her daughter, Sarah and her husband Bill! 11958287_10101451275943430_8441117044262430034_o My dad is the next oldest child, pictured with my mom and Janie. 11958108_10101451278328650_8822937188089627291_o Uncle Mike is the third child and he and Aunt Linda brought their beautiful hunting dogs. My cousin Jessie’s an OBGYN resident in Chicago! 11249097_10101451278478350_8779252885393999714_o Granny Kay loved see her family, especially her newest great-grandchild, Cora!  11705449_10101451276991330_7086056662117275728_o11224789_10101451279675950_3517860367943838329_o Uncle Joe and Aunt Mary Lou are some of Granny Kay’s youngest children. 11951707_10101451278633040_3493059429835523456_o  Toby and Virginia’s first dance song was played by my cousins Jason and Charlie. It was so romantic! 11958127_10101451277764780_3099864335315046167_o It was a fun night full of Talbot shenanigans 11958258_10101451280259780_1982540965875290139_o and lots of dancing! 11953071_749457843792_1429265052571225272_n11053862_10101451280070160_935775842210304844_o The parents of the groom looked so happy.

The morning after the wedding, we went to Aunt Mary and Uncle Larry’s Funny Farm for breakfast. 11053292_10101451281013270_5357930457647271084_o It was a nice way to see all the family again 11046287_10101451281751790_2903908515063154459_o before the flight home. Fortunately, I’ll see most of my Wisconsin 11954672_749512529202_5384607143170858556_n and Canadian cousins in two weeks for my sister’s wedding on Camano Island!!

Next I’ll post about this weekend and my grandmother’s 90th birthday celebration!

Happy 3 week wedding anniversary to Kiki and Ryan!

jumping Kiki was such a gorgeous and happy bride! How cute is she jumping on the bed with her maid of honor and my sister? She also had super cute bridesmaids! bridesmaidsThey were all so nice and cute!download (5)The ceremony site was at the beautiful Lake Park on Lion’s Bridge and the weather was absolutely perfect.1911698_699730283222_8056299740257250488_nAll the Talbots were so happy to be there including my grandmother!  10376267_699730353082_5742520537533719574_n 1958403_699730477832_8342281216381478811_nThe bride’s brothers, my awesome cousins, played a few songs during the ceremony and made us all tear up. download (8) Yay for the #Werkbots!download (2) download (4) The bride’s parents, my Aunt and Uncle, danced back down the aisle they were so happy! My sisters and I got some great pictures too! download (9)Most of my dad’s family is in Wisconsindownload (6)and it was great to see all of them!  10325258_10101068877777420_1594598868985075021_nThe bridal party got on an adorable trolley to take pictures around Lake Michigan and downtown Milwaukee before going to the Reception site. download (3)My cousin, Kiki is amazing and Ryan is pretty cool (10)The Milwaukee Art Museum was a wonderful background. download (11)Kiki and her brothers are so hilarious. I’m so glad they’re my cousins!download (12)download (1)The Pritzlaff Building had cobblestone walk away where we had cocktails before the reception! downloadMy sisters were wandering around 10700507_10101077912297170_5352014483813776388_o (1) and took some hilarious pictures of Mr. F, me, and Chris!10702049_10152311287946020_7250435638590328890_nThe bride and groom looked so in love and happy all throughout the day! My dad and his sisters were so happy1464628_10101070790484340_737922976247338299_nto see each other too! As if the food and family wasn’t already fabulous, 10733902_10101077913834090_3113631849610610757_othen my cousins played with their band, Saturday Night Gravy. Yeah, they’re total studs. 10644747_10101077915725300_3965890773252086281_o My favorite part was when Kiki got up and sang with her brothers, including, Taylor Swift’s “You Belong to Me”! 10698616_10100647209932904_7105508187161171297_nAlmost every female at the wedding sang along with the bridedownload (13)and it was EPIC….just like the Werkbots!1016476_699832977422_2490282498148008056_nHappy 3 week wedding anniversary, Kiki and Ryan!

#Werkbot pre-wedding festivities in Milwaukee

It’s always amazing when my work trips coincide with family or friends. It was awesome to spend more time with my family celebrating Kiki and Ryan’s wedding in Milwaukee last week! 10626840_699422964092_6990840146967938857_nAnother one of my favorite things about Milwaukee (besides my cousins) is the river walk! 10410656_699220579672_1740634587591023450_nThe last 3 times I’ve been in town for work, my hotels have always been close to the Milwaukee River too. This city reminds me of all my favorite parts of Chicago! 10339769_699221532762_2188603275414710721_nLast Wednesday, I flew to Milwaukee for a work trip and had dinner with the bride and groom and my sister and her boyfriend, Travis, a few nights before the wedding!10685340_699251507692_1894179038156638768_n My cousin, Kiki and my sister, Katie are some of the most fun-loving, happiest ladies that I know and they are a blast to hang out with….Can you tell we like taking pictures together too?10685450_699258877922_8636301881594181878_n I wish we lived closer to Kiki!1904174_699258897882_9008371760691570722_n 10509740_699268768102_6164447136957116098_n She’s always laughing or dancing, and knows how to make others smile.

My sister, Janie flew in on Thursday, after I finished working for the day, so we all met up before dinner with more cousins! 10665224_699382969242_2863390546036448418_nYay for car selfies!1422485_699383128922_7254686816476634438_nCan you tell we’re related? The Talbot family met up at my cousin Jason’s house for appetizers and drinks before dinner. Jason and Jeri just got married last October!10704030_699405648792_5440147928289315037_n My cousin, Jessie drove up from Chicago, where’s she’s an OB resident! 10703521_699422115792_2049498266155585310_n Kiki also showed off her Epic Bachelorette photo book that I made from Shutterfly before we all went to dinner!1743675_699422155712_8393505231911657042_n There were nearly 20 Talbots at dinner on Thursday. My parents, Janie and her boyfriend Chris10441085_699422694632_5216973321162924771_n Jessie, Travis, Katie, 10704114_699422774472_3657866503267844283_n 10329218_699422849322_97776686174779953_n my cousin Charlie and his girlfriend, Lacey, Jason, Jeri, Aunt Kitchie, Uncle Bill, the bride’s parents, my Aunt Mary and Uncle Dave, plus a few friends! 10690025_699428258482_1486412143643332541_n1800385_699489236282_7718664533251020126_nWe also had to take pictures in the pumpkin patch10703508_699489111532_2372499306510150239_n across the street after dinner!10441228_699489181392_1408700475279746343_n We Talbots have alot of fun together!

A few fun wedding photos from last weekend

imageimageAs the matron of honor, I did not get a chance to take many photos from my best friend, Andy Mac’s wedding. imageimageHowever, thanks to Facebook, I have found tons of great photos from friends. image I’m so glad someone captured the awesome wooden prop as the wedding guest book and of the cupcake tower from Cupcake Royale. image image I’m so glad someone got this photo of the Father-Daughter dance too!image  Check out more of Tom Bass’ photos!