June 8, 2012

The In-Law Lottery + a sneak peek

The day I said "I do" to my handsome husband, I hit the in-law lottery. No joke.
People tell me this all the time and I know it. I've known it for a long time.

I have the sweetest, most caring, supportive in-laws a girl could want and am truly blessed to have them in my life. It's a rarity to love your in-laws as much as I do...

Not only are they the most kindhearted people to ever walk to face of the earth but they have an everlasting marriage that I truly admire. They've owned their business together and have worked within arms reach of one another for yeeeeaaars and they still treasure each other as if they just got married yesterday. I can knowingly say if Beau and I worked that closely, well...let's just not go there...

Anywho-my point is..today is my sweet, sweet father-in-law's birthday. Ric is the epitome of a free spirit. In the 7+ years I've known him, I can honestly say I've never seen him in a sour mood. Ever. Everyone who meets him, loves him and every time I'm around him, he instantly brings a smile to my face. Maybe it's his 3-stooges impressions, maybe it's his killer dance moves (or lack thereof) or possibly his random bursts of YAHOOOO!'s but I just adore him to pieces and am so glad I have him in my life. He really is going to make a great grandpa...one day... ;)

Good ol' Ric-A-Roo (as I call him).
He's known to pop in on this here blog every once in a while
so if you could leave him a little birthday love, he sure would be flattered! ;)

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In other news, my little love puffin, Shalyn has a sneak peek of the wedding pics she took of us last month up on her blog today. Sister is one talented mofo.
Swwooooooon. Incredible, right??!

[Now picture me kicking myself for not having her shoot our wedding...]
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Last thing-promise! Jodie over at Ramblings of a Fabulous Brunette is having an AMAZING Marley Lilly giveaway today. Go show her some love and go ahead...sign up for the giveaway. But don't get your hopes up...I'm scheming up a way to rig it. ;)

30 comments:

  1. Happy happy birthday to your FIL! && Shalyn IS sooo talented I am loving that picture! Stunning!

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  2. Aww, I love that picture! Can't wait to see more! Shay is very talented! But then again, she's was photographing to BEAUtiful people - ♥

    Happy Birthday FIL - You are so lucky to have a sweet DIL as Stephanie!

    Note: I love my in-laws too! I to have NEVER seen my FIL in a bad mood in {11 years}, him & my MIL ALSO have a wonderful marriage & who have only spent the night away from each other TWO nights in 33 years... && that was on Aaron's BAchelor party!
    Aaron's Momma won't even go to like a in-house party {31 party, Pampered Chef, ect.} on a week night OR weekend because she won't leave him. They don't do anything apart - I'd ring Aarons NECK!!!

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  3. ummmm that pic is AMAZINGGG!!!

    happy friday girlie!!!

    xoxo

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  4. Love love love that picture!

    xo

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIC-A-ROO! Does he know he has a second SIL (aka me)? or a 3rd? lol

    LOVE THE PIC!! Shay is amazing. I'm so happy for you that you got these pics! Way better than that other mofo.

    LYMI

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  6. Happy birthday, FIL!!

    I agree with you though... I, too, have amazing in-laws. My MIL and I are super close. I can go over to their house, hang out, and it doesn't even matter if Matt's not with me. She's like a second mother to me.

    I'm about to check out your friends photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I LOVE RICAROO!! And the Howards, EVERY SIMGLE ONE OF THEM! And they know it!! :)

    Kiss his cheek and tell him Happy birthday for me!! LOVE YOU BEARS!

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  8. Happy birthday, FIL!!

    I agree with you though... I, too, have amazing in-laws. My MIL and I are super close. I can go over to their house, hang out, and it doesn't even matter if Matt's not with me. She's like a second mother to me.

    I'm about to check out your friends photos! Thanks for sharing

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  9. So, so SWEET. I hope to have that relationships with my future-in-laws whoever they may be :) I think that is so special!!

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  10. Looooove that shot!

    And I also hit the in-law lottery - they fix everything in our house and had our guest bathroom painted when I woke up from a nap - score!

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  11. I love love love that picture. Y'all are so precious.
    Oh and happpy birthday to your f-i-l!!

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  12. Ric-A-Roo. love it! and I love my in-laws too ... we are so lucky (and the minority) for sure.

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  13. You are so blessed to have a great relationship with your in-laws! I hope that I'll be blessed in the in-law department one day too. Happy Birthday to your FIL! Beautiful picture! Have a great weekend!

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  14. This is so sweet. So great that you have such a great relationship with your in-laws. And the pics are INCREDIBLE! I can't wait to see more.

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  15. That picture is GEORGEOUS!!! Love it!!

    Happy Birthday Ric!! Hope you have a great day!! The Howards ROCK!!!

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  16. That picture is gorgeous!!

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  17. Happy Birthday Ric! My father in law has the same name :)

    I also got lucky with my in-laws! My MIL buys me clothes, jewelry and COACH bags/sunglasses/shoes/etc all the time! LUCKY me!

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  18. Aww! Happy birthday to Ric-a-Roo! :)

    That picture is GORGEOUS. Love it! :)

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  19. Happy birthday Ric-a-Roo! all those pcitures that were posted look amazing! Your makeup looked amazing as well!

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  20. That picture is absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see more. Have a great weekend.

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  21. Awww, what a sweet post! I got some pretty good in-laws in the lottery too, but sounds like you won overall! ;)

    That picture is STUNNING. I bet you are peeing yourself waiting to see the rest of them!

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  22. Thank you guys for all the Birthday wishes, and Steph you are my favorate Daughter-In-Law, Such nice words in your Blog. and for Katie you and your Hubby need to come to Houston and visit H-Town, I'll buy you guys some dinner. Thanks again,
    Ric

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  23. what a blessing to have such wonderful inlaws!! Sometimes I get sad thinking about how I don't have in laws (Jon's dad passed away right at the beginning of our relationship and I never got to meet him and I've met Jon's mom once, she lives in Ohio and is very "unique") but I know each family is different. My sister has great in laws that I consider my own! And I saw the sneak peak on Shaylyns blog...WOWZAS

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  24. Such a great post. Happy birthday to him. Sounds like an awesome guy!!

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  25. great post love :) happy birthday to your fabulous father in law!

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  26. can't wait to see more pictures! gorgeous!

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  27. Happy Birthday, So pretty and amazing pics.
    parfum pas cher

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  28. Happy birthday to your FIL!!

    Wow!! Those pics are amazing!!

    I'd love to do a session like this but I'm not one of the lucky wifeys who has a wedding dress that still fits :(

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  29. That wedding picture of you is BEAUTIFUL...who cares if it is a little post-wedding ;)

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  30. I hit the in-law jackpot, too. I adore mine! Happy birthday to your FIL!

    and OMFG I love that photo! Shalyn IS amazing!

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