Thursday, September 11, 2014

Harry Potter Shower

A long overdue update, but an update we shall have! A few weeks ago Brad and I had a wonderful vacation spanning Arizona, California, and Utah. We already wish we could go back! One of the definite HIGHLIGHTS of the trip was the amazing Harry Potter-themed baby shower my Jurgensmeier Family threw me! It was a complete surprise and it was so so cute! They put so much time and effort into it, and the details were all amazing. Thank you so much Karen, Karee, Alyssa, and Dawn! You guys are amazing and we had so much fun at the party! Baby girl is so loved!

My invite arrived via owl of course :)

Karee made me some SERIOUSLY cute Harry Potter onesies AND made all the wands for everyone!

  Cute owl cupcakes and chocolate frogs!

Broomsticks and "Hufflepuffs" :)

The table looked so cute with fog and floating candles!

 Surprise to me as I entered Diagon Alley!

 EXTRA surprise and shock because I had no idea Momma Bell would be there, or even that she was in Phoenix. The tricksters!  I definitely burst into happy tears. 

We had a great "photo booth" and had fun taking several different Wizard pics!


 Playing games and laughing with the fam :)

We scored some sweet presents from our lovely family members! Also, please ignore my sweaty face and overall non-cuteness. I was under the impression that we were just going to the pool that day! :)

Also, Happy (Belated) 21st to Kevin! Thanks family for throwing such a fun party! The Harry Potter theme was seriously THE BEST; you really know me so well. :) I love you all!
More posts about our trip to come!

Monday, April 14, 2014


Sooo...we got a dog.

Old news I know. I haven't been updating lately because I mainly use my phone as a camera and for some reason my computer won't recognize my phone when I plug it in. Weird. So yea, we got a dog! Her name is Bellatrix, but we pretty much call her Bella, Bella Bear, Bells, etc. She is a sweet girl. She is a pomeranian husky mix, but I am pretty sure she is mostly husky! She keeps growing bigger and bigger. We got her when she was only 5 pounds. We had to carry her up and down our apartment stairs because she was so small, but now she races up and down them like it's no big deal.

Puppy Bella

What a cute little fluff ball! I can't believe how little she was. She has grown so much! We have loved having her in our lives. It was been hard getting used to taking care of her with all the stair running with potty breaks and coming home to feed her, but it is now just part of the routine. She is such a great addition to the family.
 This was when her ears were just starting to perk up! Now she has HUGE bat-dog ears.

 Bella's first bath! Let's just say, she was not impressed. Look at her sad face! Poor girl haha.

 Bella often likes to sleep upside down, especially in her kennel at work. Yes, I said at WORK! We are allowed to bring our dogs to with office, which either makes for fun or crazy times. Depends on the day.

The start of the bat dog ears! Notice she is almost a white-ish gray in this pic. She has definitely changed colors!

Speaking of work, Bella's best friend is another dog at work named Maggie. She is a Great Pyrennees/Saint Bernard mix I believe. Basically, she is a BIG dog. They are definitely opposites, but they sure do love each other! They play, take naps, and beg for treats together. What more could you want from a best friend??

Bella also loves taking naps with Bradley. They are the cutest pair!

 We love our Bella girl!