October 8, 2012

Little Miss K's 3rd Birthday

Hi!  So we're back!  I know its been awhile.  A LOOONG while!  Like, we had another baby 5 months ago awhile.  Whoops!  Oh well, today we're back and hope to be better about posting:).   Enjoy our update!

Happy Birthday Little Miss K!  I can't believe it's already been 3 years!  Oh my, how the time has flown!  We love your sweet spirit.  You caring heart and how you love to perform in front of a captive audience!  We are excited to see the ways God will conitune to use you.

She asked for a painting party and it was a blast to plan!  I'm pretty pleased with how it all turned out. Here's a peek on our fun filled day!

The snack table was so much fun!  From Paint Stirrers (veggies & ranch), Trail Mix, Skittles, Fruit Ka-blobs (fruit kabobs,) Paint Brushes (rice crispies dipped in almond bark), and fabulous cake we were stuffed with yummy treats.

Look at that sweet smile soaking up ALL of the attention on HER!
After she blew out the candles, she did a little birthday dance.  No really!  She jumped off the stool (great idea Kali) and boogied for all to see!

So glad I found these on Amazon!  They were perfect for our little artists.
Spin art!  Homemade version of course:).  Walmart was the lucky find for the salad spinner and we used icing bottles filled with paint a tad of water to help the paint to spin.

Oh Little Miss is just too much!  Concentrating very hard on her work.

 The painting activities consisted of spin art, painting with toliet paper rolls (which didn't work so well) and painting their name with watercolors the kids had a blast!  Our thank you for coming was little notepads with crayons (tutorial from Ashley Ann Photography) and a shout out to a wonderful friend, Katrina who designed the invites and signs and to Pinterest for once again fabulous ideas!
Thanks for stopping by!

January 25, 2011


One of my dear friends, Kali, gave me this fabulous muffin recipe.  We just love it!  Seriously, it makes a a lot and they freeze well, so we eat them for days!  This morning I thought to myself, "mmm..morning glory muffins sound so good!"  So I made them.  I do have to say they are a bit high maintenance, but TOTALLY worth it!  Sometimes I just try to do way too much at one time.  Like this morning, I was finishing breakfast, keeping an eye on Kaelyn, putting away dishes, getting myself ready for the day, and "watching" the muffins.  I wasn't doing so well multitasking so, I burnt the second batch!  Grrr.  For muffins that need some extra loving, making another batch just wont happen today, maybe tomorrow:).  Thought you would enjoy the recipe.  Thanks Kali!

2 c. flour
1 1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. finely shredded carrots
1 1/2 c. peeled & shredded apples (about 1 large)
3/4 c. coconut
1/2 c. snipped pitted dates
1/2 c. chopped pecans
3 beaten eggs
1 c. oil (fyi, don't try to subsitute applesauce.  it makes them spongy)
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 375F. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In another bowl, combine carrots, apples, coconut, dates and pecans. Stir in beaten eggs, oil and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. Grease muffin pans or line with paper cups. Spoon in batter to fill cups completely. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove muffins from pan immediately and cool on wire racks. Makes 20-24 muffins.

Yum, Yum!

January 23, 2011

Gig 'Em Ags!

Texas A&M was an experience all in itself.  I loved the people.  I loved the fun college town.  I loved the traditions, and we have A LOT!  It's been a good while since I've been back to good ole College Station.  The hope is that I can take David to a football game next season.  He has no idea what to expect.  TV just doesn't do it justice! The whole fam watched the Aggies start off strong against LSU in the Cotton Bowl weeks ago.  Why oh why does A&M like to start strong keeping our hopes up for a win and then something happens and we lose.  Sad:(  Better luck next season Ags, we believe in you!
Whoop!  Kaelyn was ready for bed!
K was wearing one of my shirts since I didn't have a
baby one.   That will need to change!

January 20, 2011


Okay...first of all, I'm on a roll!  Let's hope I am turning over a new leaf and will continue to blog more:)

Since the day Kaelyn was born, everyone, I mean everyone said Kaelyn looks just like her Daddy.  I know, I know, but common I would like for my daughter to look just a little bit like me!  All I could claim is her hands, feet and lips.  Everything else was her Dada's....until now!  She is changing and is looking more and more like me.  She is still very much her Daddy's girl, but is becoming more of a mix.  Yay!    
What do you think?
(check out my dad's perm.
That is hilarious. Seriously dad, 
that is a trend that you shouldn't
have taken part in:) )


Do you see the resemblance in
 the cheeks?
Yay! I some of her Momma!


January 18, 2011

Snow Days

We love Tennessee. We love that it truly has all four seasons. We loved many things about Chicago, yet the winter was NOT one of the them! If it snows here everything comes to a halt (which can be very frustating!) When it snows in Chicago, we would be digging our car out of a huge snow drift so we can drive an hour or longer to school (which normally would take 20min.) So, lets just say we don't miss the Chicago winters!

Kaelyn enjoyed the snow this time. Not so much before Christmas, which was our first real time to play in the snow. I got some great shots of just enjoying the cool air and the slushy white stuff!


My daughter just loves food. I mean, this girl will eat anything, well except velvetta cheese, but I don't even like that stuff! She loves peas (which her dad hates.) She loves all kinds of fruit and veggies! The funny thing is, she doesn't look like she loves food. Don't let her petite little self fool you! I decided I need to capture this little bundle doing one of her favorite things...eating!

Not only does she love eating food, but watching how to make it too! Maybe thats why she loves her kitchen so much!

New Year, New Ambitions!

okay...so i know i haven't blogged as much as i intended to, but i can share why. it takes me FOREVER to post anything! i don't know if its because i just don't "get it" or if i've just missed something, but this is the not the first, or second, but THIRD time I have attempted to post this blog! grrr! the pictures keep getting out of the order i attach them and my words go all the way to the bottom. then i TRY to just copy and paste it to move it to the top and it just disappears! i mean seriously! seriously!!

(Stop and take a deep breath. In. and Out.) So, lets try this again! It's a new year and I have new ambitions! I got an amazing camera for Christmas, which takes awesome pictures and it has given me even more reasons to blog...so YOU can be apart!

Kaelyn just loved this Christmas! I mean, I thought she would have fun, but I didn't think she would get whole opening presents and be excited about what was revealed. She loved it! She was going from one thing to the next, again and again! Let's just say the house look as if a tornado hit it! Well, that hasn't really stopped, but she does like to clean up too (she is my daughter you know:) ) Here are a few of my favs!

Kaelyn LOVES her new kitchen!

She knows exactly what to do when that big black thing is staring at her...cheese.

Really?? Is she really posing....yep! She was just waiting for me to take a picture.

I just LOVE this one!!