Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Minnie Mouse Party

Saturday was Brooke's Birthday Party and we had a Minnie Mouse theme. There was lots of hot pink and polka dots going on for decorations!

Drinks and Dessert
For the cupcakes, I used a wired ribbon to tie the bow and then hot glued the bows onto toothpicks.


Minnie Burgers
Pluto's Pasta Salad
Donald's Dippers
Daisy's Dip
Figaro's Fruit Salad
Lemonade and Tea

Here is the birthday girl blowing out her Minnie Mouse candle

Monday, June 10, 2013

Happy Birthday Brooke!

Happy 2nd Birthday Brooke!

We love your spunky, independent personality and your love for singing - even if it is Jingle Bells.
You make us smile when you insist on doing exactly what your brother is doing and insist on knowing where he is at all times.
We love the snuggles and cuddles and that you want to share them with us.
You are becoming such a lovely little girl and we can't wait to see what God has for you this next year.

Happy Birthday Brooke!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

May Recap

While April was the month of transition, May was the month of weddings. So early May brought us my sister Kristi's wedding. The wedding was outdoors and the weather was beautiful with a slightly overcast sky (a fabulous thing for wedding pictures).

Both kids did a fabulous job with their "jobs" in the wedding.

 And we all had a wonderful time eating and dancing at the reception. 

The following weekend we packed up and headed to New Jersey for Chris' brother JJ's wedding. It was a sixish hour car ride north and the kids did beautifully.
Enjoying hotel life

 Derek's favorite part was the pool. He still asks if he can go swimming in it.

Derek did an awesome job helping to carry the sign in the wedding.
Brooke and I had lots of girl time to get ready for the wedding without the boys.
 The happy couple

The rest of our month were doing things like playing, mulching, and grilling outside.

Monday, June 3, 2013

April Review

In order to attempt to "catch-up" on life, I am going to do two mega posts. 

April started off with our first yard sale. Chris wasn't anticipating that we would sell much and was skeptical for the first couple of hours but we did really well and were very thankful to clean out our attic and garage.

The following weekend we were cheering Mom on her first 5k. The 5k goes right by our church and it is a great place to cheer since you see folks go by around mile 2 and then again at mile 4. We missed Mom go by mile 2 but we were ready when she came by mile 4. Way to go Mimi!

Dress up is a big deal around here and here are our cute cowboy and cowgirl.

April finally showed warmer weather and we spent a great deal of time outdoors with sidewalk chalk and the water table.

Chris has turned the area under the power lines and his private driving range and the kids think its awesome fun to hit golf balls like dad.

There is lot of reading in our house and I love this picture of Derek.

April was a transition month for us. Chris started a new job on April 1st and one of the requirements was to complete a financial certification. Chris got his study materials in March and was studying every spare minute for his test along with adjusting to our new family schedule. Chris' work hours changed with his new job and now he is home for two meals a day! With his previous job we were lucky to have three family dinners together a week. He passed his test on April 25th. YAY! So proud of you babe!