Thursday, April 29, 2010


Hey all you mommas out there. There is a cute giveaway going on over at Dimpleprints.

Need cute invites or the ease of an amazing birthday party planned and all you have to do is PRINT???
This is totally my style. I have already decided that next year will be the GOLF themed bday party, but Ella and Tyler's bday party this year just might be CIRCUS themed!!! I can't wait to get all of this rolling. We have just over a month

But, if you want some CUTE easy printables for your mom go to Dimpleprints and enter the giveaway. She does GREAT work!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


YAY!!! Our pictures are back and I am so excited to do a PICTURE crazy post of the kiddos :) So...enjoy

Our photos were taken in our backyard by a lovely teacher friend of mine, Becky. She is a retired P.E. teacher, so we have a lot in common. Ella, who may or may not be the WORST smiler in the world, was not impressed with taking pictures at this time. She was just POST nap and needs a little time to get the first pics were a little rough :)

Here they are posing in front of some of our beautiful flowers...
Ella was doing some weird CHICKEN WINGS thing with her arms...and Tyler was ALL smiles...
Close up of Tyler....LOVE this one!
Ella showing off total ATTITUDE :)
Getting a little better with the smiles...still a little forced!
Smooching on Tyler. Now it was his time to be crabby :)
Peeking through the gazeebo
Picking flowers in the yard...
Ella helping Tyler walk..
Running to the sandbox...
Mom helping Tyler walk...
Bright eyed Tyler...
Crawling in the grass...
Ella's favorite place to be right now...the SaNd BoX!
Wiping the hands clean...
So cute...
Hiding her feet :)
Tyler loves to play in the sandbox too...if I can keep him from putting SAND in his mouth...
A smooch from big sister...
Ella's 2nd favorite place to be...the TrAmPoLiNe
Doing her "butt drop"
Now she is all smiles...
Tyler's hair stuck on the trampoline because of the static!!!
Ella playing :)

Tyler is so happy...
SERIOUS face :)
Playing ball...our favorite
Ella's catch :)
These pictures were SO much fun. Can't wait to get them printed out...maybe even for a few Mother's Day Presents :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

S I...S I...S I...S I U!!!!!


We had an absolute blast this weekend with the SIU softball reunion. I hope that everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did! Just a little recap of the weekends events.

Friday night we had a "happy hour" with drinks and mingling for all the former players. But, I also had a friend in town that I haven't seen in way too long. My friend Stephanie, that I work with, was in town with her hubby, Carl, and it was SO good to see her. I miss her so much and wish she still worked with me :( P.S. my stellar shirt that I have on was made by Erin...please stalk her page and enjoy all her cuteness!!!
So, we had a blast Friday night (Momma had an early curfew though because we had some of the softball girls watching the I went home early so my sisters and parents could hang out)

Here is a quick snap of the girls at the games. Everyone LOVED the girls' recycled tshirt dresses. I made all the dresses with Ashley's pattern from Lilblueboo. I took some old SIU softball shirts and turned them into some dresses. Plus I had some HOT models to show them off. Here are Ella and Sophie...
I also had some inspiration from Julie at JoysHope. She is famous for her pretty messy flowers (that Sophie has on in the picture above) but has recently created some AWESOME new necklaces that I was stalking. I knew that I would not have had time for a special order to get to my house before the I attempted a maroon colored necklace of my own...which turned out OK. Adie is modeling it in the picture below. Still no comparison for the real thing!!!
Adie and Marta posing before we walked down on the field to get recognized.
Me and my hubby. :) That is our old dorm in the background!!!
MOST of the girls we graduated with. Lindsey, JD, myself and Adie!
Now Saturday evening our STELLAR parents offered to watch all the grandkids so we could go to our dinner reception. SO. MUCH. FUN. 6 crazy kids...all under 6 years old. Hectic and crazy. So we were so lucky they were there. Snapped a few pics before and at the event.

Here is my dad trying to sneak little Meade in the picture playing with a Barbie. He thought this was hilarious! Adie and big Meade had no clue Barbie was invading their picture. But still what a cute family!!
Here is Ella taking her turn on the trampoline...Sophie and Mia waiting so nicely for their turn!
Adie and I at the reception. She was modeling her "olive" necklace that it was named the rest of the evening. I thought I was going to pee my pants laughing SO hard at everyone that was there. Only rat would ask for a martini because of that necklace...
Adie showing off her olives and "pretending" to mix them in her drink! ha ha ha
Me and my friend MOLLY who worked the event for us that evening.
And to end the night the right way...we headed next door to Pinch and witnessed a girl with her entire underwear hanging exactly do you NOT notice this???????
ha ha ha...Well, I will try and add some more pictures...after I steal some good ones from all of my friends. I didn't get many "group" shots because I didn't want to throw a 500th camera out more group pics to come. Thanks for all the CRAZY memories girlies. Can't wait to see you soon.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Oh I loved you this year. This was our first "REAL" Easter. And by that I mean that Ella kind of had a clue as to the whole Easter Bunny process...enjoyed finding the eggs. And, we finally started learning what Easter is REALLY all about. We read out of the Bible, and Ella asked questions. It was so neat to finally have her interact with the importance of a Holiday, and not only get into the sneaky Easter Bunny part. So I snapped off a few pics to share with you all.

My baby boy bunny Tyler...all smiles at breakfast. I am sure one day he will hate me for this photo!!
My baby girl bunny...eating her bunny shaped POP tart that she requested...
Out looking for eggs...
Looking so hard for the eggs...she was so cute sprinting around the back yard.
Putting them in her little bunny basket.
Tyler hanging out inside after the egg hunt.
Ella drawing with her new Color Wonder markers the Easter Bunny brought her.
A mini egg hunt at Grandma and Papou's...
Finding the eggs with Daddy's help.
Mommy with her kiddos.
I hope everyone had as wonderful of an Easter as we did!!