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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Early Celebration

Scarlett will be three on August 3rd. However, that is also around the time I will be having the baby, so I decided to relive some of my stress, and give her a small party early. For her first birthday we just had family. Last year we had several friends over. Both times I did more than I had intended to and ended up stressing myself out about little details. This year, I limited it to her cousin and two other girls from her bible school class, and we decided to take them to the McKenna Museum in New Braunfels. Besides my usual tradition of making the cards, I did not do a thing...and it was great! I think the kids had a great time and I was thankful that we had decided to do something inside because the weather was pretty yucky. Here are some shots of our day:
the invitation - they were pink but they look orange here

Scarlett playing doctor with the newborn

Scarlett and Lindy in the getaway car...I mean ambulance

Scarlett withdrawing money from the bank

Scarlett, Lindy and Karleigh in the kitchen

playing in the water center outside

checking out Nemo with Daddy, Beck, Aunt Jaime, and Mimi

all pooped out after a long and fun morning
We are so lucky to have such great friends that can share special occasions with us. And of course, we are beyond blessed to have our family here to help out and celebrate our exciting milestones! We love you all~

Thursday, July 12, 2007


I was going to write a post about the great date that Brody and I had on Tuesday night as a last hurrah before the baby comes, but I've been tagged twice so I'd better do that instead. Tamra and Amy both tagged me, but they were different lists, so I'm doing Amy's first and will hopefully have the energy to do Tamra's another day. Here goes:

1) What were you doing 10 years ago?
I had just been hired as a fourth grade teacher

2) What were you doing one year ago?
probably chasing Scarlett around and trying to plan her second birthday party

3) What are 5 snacks you enjoy?
1. popcorn
2. any kind of candy
3. fruit
4. chocolate
5. cheese and crackers

4)What are 5 songs you know all the lyrics to?
1. probably every song from the Jagged Little Pill CD by Alanis Morrisette
2. I Think We're Alone Now by Tiffany
3. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cindy Lauper
4. Don't Speak by No Doubt
5. lots of songs by the Carpenter's

5) What are 5 things you would give your money to if you were a millionaire?
1. church
2. mortgage
3. college funds
4. wedding funds
5. St. Jude

6) What are 5 bad habits you have?
1. popping my back and neck
2. playing with my hair
3. chewing ice
4. procrastinating
5. worrying

7) What are 5 things you like doing?
1. watching movies
2. playing board games
3. going out to eat
4. going on vacation- those are few and far between now, though :)
5. hanging out with family

8) What are 5 things you would never wear again?
1. leggings
2. short shorts
3. mini skirts
4. Laura Ashley big collar dresses
5. pegged jeans

9) What are 5 favorite toys?
1. the computer
2. my cell phone
3. the DVR
4. my digital camera
5. my Kitchen Aid mixer