Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I always like to count my blessings. One of my biggest, friends. Oh how I love my buddies! Amanda4
What can I say about these two? We grew up together. I met both in the 6th grade and have developed a deep love for them over the years. There were good times and bad times. Many funny times. Some sad times. But all "times" were so much more manageable with them both.

Happy 30th Birthday to Amanda Panda! Amanda3 Amanda6 Amanda5
Maybe there will even be a marriage in our future "times"?!? Laughing!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Busy Bees

Like the title? Little Miss is obsessed with all things "Bees" these days. If she sees anything that even resembles a bug she screams "A Bee" "A Bee".

We were true to title this week/weekend. It has been a hard end of the week in many ways, but I am trusting God's plan for our family. I know he was a plan that will knock our socks off, this is what I am trusting!

We had many fun fun times. I soaked in every minute with hubs and Little Miss. It was nice to have so much time off together.

I mean what is better than lunches with family and friends + shopping + parks + celebrating birthdays + little gym + cheerleading(story for another day) + more scrapbooking + more shopping(can I get a big AMEN!)--->Nothing!!! Not even skiing! Lunch3
Mine and Ava's favorite lunch date. shopping
Shopping at our favorite jewelry store! playground LittleGym DadBirthday
Happy Birthday to my Dad! We had a great dinner out celebrating with him. What a fun night!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Need your help!

Please vote for your favorite 3 pictures for Ava's 2nd Birthday invitation. I am having such a hard time. I love them all. I had such a hard time narrowing it down to 8. What can I say, I love this girl!
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Monday, February 14, 2011

Our Happy "Love" Day!

Oh how I love my peeps. What is better then celebrating the ones you love? It was a busy day and I was thankful to be with them both. (Secretly I was thinking about skiing this morning but as the day went on I was happy to be together.)
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The day started with Ava's Valentine's Party at MDO. She had fun decorating her goodie bag and looking at all the gifts she got from her sweet friends. I have come to love her friends and their Mommy's. My girl is seriously like her mama in loving all things crafty. We could not give her stickers fast enough. She kept saying "prease". How can you resist this? Valentines2
After the party Mommy let Ava play on the indoor play ground for a while. This girl is a sliding fool. Let's just saying there was some kicking and screaming when it was time to leave. Mommy did not love this! valentines7
What a surprise when we got home! Flowers for us both. Ava's first dozen roses. I am glad her daddy is teaching her early! I want her hubs to spoil her in just the same sweet ways. There was a bouquet for Daddy too. His was a dozen candies. Of course Ava got a few other goodies from us both that she loved! Valentines1
Then off to dinner. Yummy crab cakes and shrimp. Valentines3
Love, Love, Love! What more can I say? I am so in love!

Happy Love Day!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Chocolate Party, Scrapbooking, and Picture Taking

What a weekend. I was a little sad that our vacation to Breckenridge was canceled at the last minute for several different reasons. It was hard not to be disappointed but as hubs put it we have the rest of our lives to ski. So what is a girl to do? Enjoy the weekend!

First off it was a weekend of scrapbooking with E. I am so happy to report that I am almost done with 2009. That's 2009 ya'll! It still sounds so depressing but I am happy to have made a dent in my list of pages. I had worked so hard to get my room all nice and clean but it is a total wreck again. Arrrgg...

Saturday night I was off to a Chocolate party. What is better than chocolate and girl time? Not much. There was chocolate fondue that went perfectly with the strawberries, pretzels, marshmallows, and graham crackers. Everyone also brought their favorite chocolate candies so everyone could take a treat bag home. (Or maybe 3 or 4 bags!) Chocparty4 Chocparty1 chocparty3
I do have to say the catching up was the best part. Kid stories + Pregnancy issues + Worst dates + Speed cooking + Bad valentine flowers + TV shows. I seriously have not laughed that much in months, maybe years! What a great idea. Thanks for having me over girls. You are such a fun group! chocparty2
Sunday we had a mini photo shoot for Ava's birthday inviation and a few maternity pictures for E. And of course, a little more scrapbooking! Ava's pics turned so stinkin cute ya'll! Can't wait to share. Here are a few of E with her little bump. In case you were wondering, it's a boy responsible for the expanding waist line.
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Tomorrow is love day. One of my favorties. I wish all of you much love.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

What is better than an "ice" day?

Really nothing. What could be better than: No where to go. No one to see. Wearing PJs. Sleeping in. Watching movies. Eating pizza. Snuggling with my peeps. Sneaking out for dinner with the 3 V's.

Oh "ice" days, we could really use more of you. Just next time, do you think you could produce at least a little snow? I mean it would be more fun than just ice. Just saying. Thanks! Movie

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