April 29, 2009

Birthday parties and more

This cute picture of Miss Adalyn was taken by Carolin from Hunter Happenings at her spunky little Miss Emma's birthday party. The cute outfit was made by Leslie from My Girls. The kids had so much fun and the birthday party. The weather was great all day. Leslie, bless her heart, was hemming Adalyn's shorts Friday night at 10:30. Thanks Leslie, the outfit turned out so cute and we got so many compliments that I'm sure you're going to be busy sewing for a while.

We had our monthly play date Saturday morning at our house and then it was on to two birthday parties that afternoon. I felt like I was gearing up for the Derby!! We survived it and look forward to another busy weekend coming up. I just hope the weather is as good as it was this past weekend but I think we might have to trade our Derby hats for rain boots.

A couple of Adalyn funnies: when I was getting the house ready for her play date she asked me who was coming over. I told her, its your play group, you know, your friends from China. She said "oh", to which I proceeded to ask her, are you from China? And with her cute and southern draw she replied, "no I'm from Sebbyville Tutucky"! How can you argue with that!?

She was watching TV in my moms bedroom and ask my mom if she had come and got her pop, my mom said "yes I brought it in here with me." She said "well I'm thirsty". My mom said "well come in here and get a drink" and she said "but I'm thirsty in here." She is so funny and everyday with her is an adventure, to think she is only turning 4. I cant wait to see what the future holds.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and may the best horse win!

April 23, 2009

Thankful for an amazing Mamaw

I'm thankful that I had an amazing grandmother into my adult life that was the best role model ever. Leslie took these pictures at her celebration of life. I'm so glad I have them to look back on, my mamaw is proud I'm sure. She wanted her family to be happy and celebrate her long life of 90 years, if she only knew how hard it would be for us to say goodbye. She passed away on Valentines Day and I can't think of another day so appropriate for her to meet the Lord. She was the closest thing to perfect I probably will ever know, she was kind, loving, gentle and above all, she was a Christian. She laid to rest a daughter at the age of two, her husband of more than thirty years and 4 months later her son. She lost grandchildren and great grandchildren but never once did she question the Lord. She had 11 children and 23 grandchildren and she always made each of us feel unique and special. I think of her everyday and know the heavens are rejoicing, for they truly got an angel.

April 16, 2009

A Great Evening-Update

These pictures where taken by Felicia.

I'm posting these ADORABLE pictures of Adalyn for Leslie! She had never seen this cute side of Adalyn. She was a little upset because someone was laughing at her. I cant imagine why? Thank goodness it doesn't take her long to get over her spells. I looked up and she was one the bench posing for Lisa with the biggest smile, I cant wait to see those!

I must say again what a great evening we had, these are some awesome ladies!

We had a blast tonight meeting our blogging buddies! Its so amazing how we can meet for the first time and its like we all live in the same community and see each other all the time. Our kids played together like they see each other everyday. Lisa and Missy are great and I cant wait until we can get together again. We are already planning a road trip. We thought Missy could meet me and Leslie and we'd pick up Michelle and head on up to Lisa's. We may have an extra seat or two if any one else wants to tag along. I'm sure it will be a trip of a life time.

We started off with dinner and a photo shoot. Then headed outside for another photo shoot and then Felicia took us to an amazing place for another photo shoot. I'm telling you, it looked like Elvis had rose from the dead with all the cameras flashing. I cant wait to get my camera and join in on the fun. But until then I'm thankful for great friends who love to take great pictures.

April 11, 2009

Catching Up

It has been so busy around here and I don't look for it to slow down any time soon. We are starting into birthday mode and we have a lot! We have a birthday every week for a month.

We headed off to Florida for spring break. Man was it cold, but I knew we where taking a chance going in April. Doug got in some much needed golf and we did make it to the beach for a day. We did get some sun even though it was a little on the chilly side. I forgot my camera but did get a few pictures of the kids on a disposable one. I'll post some when I get them on a memory card. Adalyn loved the beach, well she loved Florida and everything about it. She kept saying Mommy isn't this the best ever?! I dont think she remembered being there last year. We stayed with my aunt and uncle that Adalyn is crazy about. She missed my mom and was so excited to get home and see her. She said she wanted to go home with her and me to stay at home, so I couldn't help but let her.

What an exciting week I have coming up! Lisa from The Long Road to China, and Missy from Live Big And Laugh are coming to town! I cant wait to meet them and hope they have an awesome trip!

I hope everyone has a great Easter!

April 1, 2009

Happy April Fool's Day

"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."

Henry Ward Beecher

This day is everything we could have dreamed of. Three glorious years ago we saw the face of an angel. She has brought such joy and happiness in our lives as all of our children have. We will never look at April Fool's Day quite the same, we love You Adalyn Gail.