Anderson Ever After – 1 year later

happy tuesday!
today is mine & cale’s ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
so much has happened in the past year it is insane!
we bought a big, beautiful, brand new home
AND
we are expecting a little anderson in a few months!

but lets rewind and relive the best day of our lives
october 18, 2015, our wedding day!

my photographer finally gave the okay to share on my blog but she is still in the works of getting it published. but i promised i would share a few with you guys and now i can!

i am obsessed with our photos. our photographer stephanie hunter photography did such a wonderful job! we were blown away when we received them. i hope you guys enjoy them just as much as we did and still do.

getting ready

Blaine & Mike Wedding | Villa Antonia in Austin


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our weekend adventures {long}

friday

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we got our slo-mo video back from our wedding and it’s awesome!

if you missed my post about it you can find that // {here}

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it’s been a crazy work week with nothing but deadlines so i relaxed on the couch and these two played with legos all night.

saturday

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my two favorite boys! chandler bing is slowly but surely warming up to us! we just hit our year anniversary since getting him! he’s such a handsome fella!

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LOOK WHAT WE GOT!!!!!
my photographer sent me this sneak and OH MY GOSH!
we are supposed to get the rest next week. I AM SO EXCITED YOU GUYS!
stephanie hunter photography is incredible!

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i have heard so much about micellar water from some of my favorite beauty bloggers, so i thought i’d jump on the bandwagon and give it a go! have y’all tried this stuff yet? what did you think?

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after running a lot of errands during the day, jaz and i watched this sweet girl for a little while. i forgot how hilarious toddlers are…”yep…i go poopies everywhere all the time”
so fun! jaz just loved having little miss eleanor over, she is going to be such a great big sister! {not pregnant, lol}

sunday

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seahawks vs. panthers
because kickoff was at 10am again we decided to have a pancake party and had our friends, britt & ludwig, over.

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UGHHHHHH!
this was my heartbeat during that game! what the hell was that first half???? grrrr…such a tough loss.
we’ll be back next year!

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after the game we went over to cale’s brother to see his relatives from out of town and jaz loves when she can see her cousins! it’s always a good time.

monday

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jaz and i got to stay home from work and school so you know what that means…cleaning!!
you guys should have seen this bathroom {jaz’s} it was disgusting. chunks of toothpaste everywhere…like on the toilet! don’t ask because i have no idea how she does it. so my greatest feat of my day off was cleaning this. let’s just see how long it takes her to destroy it again. ew.

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have y’all seen these adorable snapchat filters?
love this one!
follow me!! // {@jaevas}

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i have been shopping, for what seems like forever, for something to go under our new shelf and i finally found some that i love! thanks target!

it was a great 3-day weekend for us and we got so much done!
did you do anything fun or exciting this weekend?

always,
jess♥ 

anderson ever after : slo mo booth!

hey guys!!!

a couple nights ago we got an email from spinning leaf films that our slomo booth video was ready!!!!
AHHHHHHHHHH!!!

what’s a slomo booth you ask?
well, instead of having a photo booth at our wedding we opted for this interactive, incredibly fun slow-motion booth for our guests to enjoy and be silly!
it was such a hit and there was a line to go in it all night long!
cale and i were not disappointed with the final product.

in other wedding news, i know i promised a few pictures from it but we are still waiting to get those back. because we chose a photographer that shoots with real film, it takes twice to three times longer than the usual digital photographer because she has to actually send the negatives to a processor!
how awesome is that?!

with out further ado…
here is our slomo video from our wedding day!
{ps..i fall a lot but i have great reasons… 1) that chest bump was 100% full force and i really hurt my wrist when i landed on it, meh.  2) one of my bridesmaids stepped on my dress while she was sword fighting my other bridesmaid, so dori and i went downnnn. )

if you missed our wedding video, here is that!

thanks for stopping by!!!

i’m almost to 200 subscribers not counting email subscribers (i’m technically at 205 if i included those)
hmmmm…..i think a giveaway is on our midst…..yay!
stay tuned!

always,
jess

our beautiful wedding!!!

HIIII!!!!

well it is Wednesday October 21st, which meanss…..
I am officially married!!!!

our wedding was perfect and everything i dreamed of!

i promise to post more, but for now here is our ‘same day edit’ that they showed right before our send off.

thank you spinning leaf films, you killed it!

love all of you!
always,
mrs. jessica anderson 

hello october

Hello-October

OCTOBER IS HERE!!!

first and foremost, i apologize for being m.i.a. the past month or so.
planning a wedding from across the country is some tough cookies!
i was also in texas last weekend for one of my dearest friend’s wedding, hence the no post for ‘our weekend adventures’ this past weekend.

while i was in texas i did my bridals!
so…i had no idea that bridals was literally just a southern thing. do you know how vain i sound when i try explaining them to people in seattle?!
so if you don’t know what bridals are then i’ll explain;
bridals are when the bride gets her hair & makeup done like she is going to on her wedding day, orders a bouquet just like the one she will have on her wedding day, slips into her dress and takes portraits. said portraits are then displayed on a table at the reception for guests to ‘oohh & ahhh’ over.
TOTALLY VAIN, RIGHT?!
why do we do this, you ask? i have no fricken clue…but i did and it was fan-effing-tastic. I felt so special AND i got to see what i’m going to look like on our big day. not to mention my amazing photographer {misty mclendon photography} is the bomb dot com. she is crazy good at what she does. i can’t wait to show y’all!

so…point of this post was to say HI! and that i’m not dead and i have not thrown in the towel on blogging. I just have wayyyyy too much stuff going on in my head to even think about putting together a cohesive post.
after the wedding we are flying to aruba and will come back to the states on the 25th. i promise to have something posted by the following weekend! eek!

17 days!!!!

wedding countdown

O N E  M O N T H ! !

can y’all believe it?!
one month until i get to marry the most silly, sweet, handsomest man ever!!!
of course this past month has been crazy with fittings, workouts, planning, working, momming, the list goes on and on!
it is crazy that we are down to that one month mark! we have been engaged for so long that i thought this day would never come!

this post is going to be different from all of our other countdowns. instead of taking y’all through what we have done this past month, i decided to take y’all through what has been our lives for the past 3 years…in pictures!

enjoy!!

2012

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our very first date… i flew to seattle after only meeting cale in person, once, on the river in texas. eeeek! what a gamble right??

2012-2
look at how different we look! {fake smiles obvi}

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after my seattle trip, cale flew me and jaz down to meet his family in arizona for new years!

2013

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cale came to texas for valentine’s day and we went to a fancy shmancy restaurant in san antonio!

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getting some lovin from stretch!

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after the trip to arizona, cale & i knew that we were it for one another. so we decided that jaz and i needed to move to seattle asap! so in march cale flew down and picked his girls up!

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my first trek to couer d’alene, id!

2013-8

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fancy din din in the space needle!

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pumpkin patch!

2013-11
one day’s wages charity gala.

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san francisco!

2013-13

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the nutcracker ballet! my favorite!

2014

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the tulip farm! the most tulips i have ever seen in my life!

2014-3
easter!

2014-4
my birthday painting with a twist!

2014-6
ending our perfect engagement session! you can find some of those pictures {here}

2014-7
i love love love horses, this was so so so much fun!

2014-8
couer d’alene trek # 2!

2014-9
weddings…

2014-10
and more weddings!

2014-11
typical.

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christmas in leavenworth!

2015

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totally the cool parents at jaz’s school dance.

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a surprise for cale’s birthday!

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shenanigans for my birthday!

2015-2
reenacting our engagement on mother’s day!

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baseball games!

2015-3

& pure barre!

it’s been a helluva ride behbeh, i can’t wait for many more years of crazy and silly pictures!

3 0 d a y s , y a ‘ l l !

wedding countdown

3 months this is a one of the terraces at our venue…swoon!

T H R E E  M O N T H S !!!
93 DAYS!!

i know i say this in each countdown, but i seriously cannot believe it’s only 3 months away! this was a very exciting month. all the things we did made it that much more real that i will get to marry the man of my dreams in
t h r e e  m o n t h s!!!
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

previous wedding countdowns // {10 months}   {9 months}   {8 months}
{7 months}   {6 months}   {5 months}   {4 months}

this month we:

  • ordered my wedding shoes. so adorable!
  • ordered our guestbook, and things that go along with it
  • ordered our unity ceremony. you’ll just have to wait to see what it is!
  • WENT TO TEXAS FOR MY BACHELORETTE!!!
  • while i was in texas i met my coordinator at my venue and had meetings with practically all of my vendors. it was pretty much my final walk through as that was the last time i would be going to texas, with some free time, before the wedding.
  • we met with our caterer and figured out placements for the food, the napkins, the favors, etc.
  • we met with our dj and discussed music and played with some uplighting.
  • we hopped on over to the place we are renting our linens through and played with some new linens…we ended up just sticking with our original plan.
  • and the last meeting was with our florist! let’s just say she had a lot of work to do after we left. is that typical though? do brides start changing their minds the closer they get to the wedding?
  • paid off all of our vendors except our photographer…how awesome is that???

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so since i got to see our beautiful venue again i thought i’d snap just a couple of pictures to give y’all a little sneak peek.

IMG_9401 the front of the chapel looking towards the back. this will be cale’s view when those big doors swing open and he’ll see his girls walking down the aisle. OH MY GOSH!

IMG_9399 i’m still in so much awe in all the details this venue has. picture these with lush greenery hanging and intertwined all around. dreamy right???

IMG_9407 i’ve been waiting and waiting to snap my own picture of this view. it’s absolutely breathtaking.

happy happy three months!! it’s going to go by so quick!

always,
jess