Sunday, July 25, 2010

Happy Third Birthday My Baby

{The first outfit of the morning} check
{Partner in crime wearing Belle Shoes} check
{Chocolate chip scones to start the day off right} check
(one heart shaped for the birthday girl to boot)

Looks like we're geared up for a pretty wonderful day...I wonder what's next? Only Ava Kate knows!

Saturday, July 24, 2010


The birthday party went well...can't believe that tomorrow my baby will be three. She had a wonderful time and got beautiful presents from everyone. The dress up dresses were the biggest hit and she has worn each of them at least twice now. My youngest golden retriever is currently decked out in a Snow White dress and a boa. When I get time to download the pictures I'll do another post with miss thing in her dresses!

Happy Saturday!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy and Sad

In happy news roday this guy right here went to his first day at the hospital today. He loved it and life is good there. Those gray scrubs are they bane of my existence. Every place that sells scrubs in this town closes at six save for the ghetto store that's in...the ghetto. They told him at 5:30 yesterday that he is working today and that he needed gray scrubs. After a wild goose chase, cold whataburger and a few choice words we went to the ghetto store, who also sells apple bottom jeans and stilettos and bought white ones. Then I went to Hobby Lobby bought gray dye and prayed. Came home threw them in the wash with the dye and prayed some more. Pulled them out and they were perfect! I am SO proud of myself for not only avoiding completely melting under pressure, but also producing a decent product in the end:)

On to the sad news, that same guy up there lost two friends five year ago today. Their Humvee drove over an IED and they did not survive. One was engaged and one had a serious girlfriend. I think we tend to forget that the statistics we see on the news were real people with real lives. They would have families and babies right now if things had happened differently. It kills me and it is something that my husband and his brothers have to live with every day. They will never be forgotten and they will always live on in our hearts. My hubby came home but many did not and I hope everyone out there no matter what they believe will always remember those who gave all.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Dazed and Confused

{When did this...}
{Turn into this?}
I just do not know where the time has gone but in a few short weeks I will have a fully potty trained, big girl bed sleeping, pig tail wearing, sometimes {DIVA} acting bonafide three year old! Stay tuned for her three year old pictures and a belle, ariel, hello kitty, fish birthday party:) I'm kidding on the party...sort of. But she isn't!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Lovin' It

We have yet another baby shower to plan...I swear every time I turn around there is another one. The invitations were left up to me this time entirely. I really wanted to go simple and I almost bought the baby bump pre-made ones at Hobby Lobby, but I resisted. I wanted them to be special. So this is what I came up with. Scrap-booking tags, shipping labels and cute ribbon, with matching pink envelopes of course. Cheap, cute, fun, personal...everything that I was hoping for. And they only took me an hour to put together. That is not including the time I battled with my computer and print shop of course:)

Hopefully the rest of the shower goes as smoothly!