Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Lily!

Happy 5th Birthday Lily!
We love you 
and your party was a hit.


I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.
Over here in our neck of the woods, we had two.

One with my mother in law. 
Cooking with her on Thanksgiving has become a bit of a tradition. 

And then one made by yours truly. 

Which "blue eyes" throughly enjoyed.
We had to hose off his chair when the day was over.

And I personally ate WAYYYY too much.

I actually got sick Saturday with the stomach bug that is going around, which helped me not eat anymore
so I guess it wasn't too bad. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Loot

Today while the boys were at a playdate, I went on my own playdate....at Goodwill.

And I got lucky.

There is nothing better than "popping" on some good finds at the thrift store. 

My Loot:

2 heavy 60's green glasses
A green glass candy dish
A green aluminum tray
And a bright orange divided candy dish...

There was a whole stack of those aluminum green trays...and I only bought one.

I think I'm regretting that now...

Nesting Dolls

On my birthday, my husband (who thankfully is a really great gift giver) surprised me with a set of Russian Nesting Doll plates. Aren't they so sweet?

I can't wait to use them for Thanksgiving...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bone Daddy

Ayden is a special child.

He truly lives in a world of his own and each day when I wake up I get to hear a little about his world.

Our morning went like this,

"Mom, me & my skeleton dad like to eat bones."

"Oh, really? What do bones taste like?"

"Oh they taste like ice cream."

"And where do you get these bones?"

"My skeleton daddy buys them at the bone store. Don't worry mom."

"Oh, okay bud."

Right now, Ayden has an invisible Skeleton Dad.

He's the bad daddy that let's him get away with all the mischief his real good daddy won't. 

Isn't he quite clever?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Big plans

Kyle asked what I wanted to do for my birthday and I said, "dinner with my nearest and dearest, in a forest with twinkly lights."

My brother in law told me he thinks I live in a fantasy land. And I think he's right. But 30 is kinda of a big deal. Right?

And when I showed up on Saturday night, I honestly don't think it could have been anymore beautiful! 

My husband is a machine.
And my sister in law is a wiz, no craft is too big for this girl. 

I thought being 30 meant that I would all of the sudden feel a serious dose of permanent maturity. 
And a few wrinkles...

But instead all I kept thinking was, "here I am surrounded with these incredible people who I get to share my life with, people I love more than words could ever express, eating really great food in a "forest" with twinkly lights."

I felt really lucky.

Turning 30 wasn't so bad after all. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Big ONE!

The day after the wedding,
our boy turned one.
(image heavy...beware)

We had a FULL.HOUSE!

He loved his cake!

He had a great day!
And it was so nice to celebrate a year of his life with all our closet friends and family.

He really is such a gift to this family.
I can't imagine our life without him.
Him & I have such a special bond.
We are so blessed to get to hang out with him everyday! 

Happy 1st birthday sweet boy! 

November 5th

Last Friday, my beautiful sister in law got married to her love. 

And I was lucky enough to do her makeup.

I have quite a few weddings under my belt now...
maybe a new career perhaps?
The photographer did ask for my card! haha!
so funny. 

And my love married them.
He's pretty darn talented! 

Kyle says I can doll em' up and he can help tie the knot.

I had to show you this picture of the back of her dress,
it was STUNNING!  

And here's us, the old married couple.
Our anniversary fell on her wedding day.
So it was an extra special day for us too.


I've been a horrible blogger these past few weeks, I know!

The past few weeks have felt like a million and one things going on at once.

And then we have a time change...
which has made me feel like I am finally entering the geriatric phase of my life,
and I am completely okay with going to bed at 7 pm.
I don't even think my grandma goes to bed that early.

So bare with me while I catch up on a few things that have been going on these past weeks. 


Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween this year was a funny one.

Because we dressed Lucas up like Kyle!! 

I painted an Obey shirt,
gave him a beard,
and added a few tattoos.

But man, it was so much harder than I thought to get him to sit still, but you get that idea!

Ayden was Batman...Brandon a skeleton. 
They were totally against me making costumes for them this year.
I was REALLY bummed about that.
I even TRIED convincing Brandon at the last minute to let me make him a costume...but he refused. 

We trick or treated with friends 
and the boys made out.

But the night was short lived...

Ayden got sick again.
Kyle and I just spoke the night before that he had gone so long without an asthma attack.
But we spoke to soon. 

I hope your Halloween was great!