Sunday, July 29, 2012

a little town called solvang

who knew there was a full on
danish town in the middle of california?
i heard about this town called solvang one year ago and immediately 
added it to my travel list. i hoped there would be a time when i'd be in 
california and could drive the distance to this random town to get a little 
taste of europe in the USA. i was so happy to find myself living in california 
with a cute husband who was willing to make the drive to see this place! 
luckily, it didn't disappoint. we loved walking all around, taking in
all of the fun dutch houses, looking in souvenir shops, trying
a few too many pastries, seeing the hans christian anderson museum, etc.
everyone add it to your list!
among many other pastries we tried, i loved the aebleskivers...
they are like little round dutch pancakes with yummy jam and powdered sugar!
 we loved the horse-drawn town shuttle
 ...and of course loved the clock shops!
 chase enjoying his cream cheese danish
fun to feel like we were in europe!
 hans christian anderson museum

this is our goal for every year of our life together. we're glad we've already crossed it off this year with solvang! we think with all of our upcoming adventures and moving around we might get more than just one new place checked off this year. :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

a wedding weekend

we got to spend such a fun weekend in beautiful 
santa barbara
to celebrate our darling friends
brynn & trent
at their wedding last week...

brynn is my lifelong friend since birth, and
we have been so excited to get married
the same summer! she flew in for my wedding
in june and was a bridesmaid, and then
we got to come to her gorgeous santa barbara
wedding and i was her bridesmaid!
they are a darling pair and chase & i could
not be happier to have them joining us in
the marriage club! here are some pictures:
 cute "meet the maids" and "meet the men" display  
gorgeous santa barbara backyard
the wedding party
the happy couple!
haha loved chase's official title
 needless to say, we ate well this weekend!
my cute date

love this girl!
 walking down the aisle
mr. & mrs. fowler!
 bridesmaid outfit
 i loved her cute idea of a "soda stop"
with all different kinds of unique drinks!
chase's favorite part...the candy table
making our grand entrance as the wedding party
each bridesmaid/groomsmen pair had to come up with an entrance as they
announced our names to the wedding guests. embarrassing but fun!
first dance
 we love the fowlers!
brynn's darling hand-sewn table numbers
congrats brynn & trent!