Thursday, October 30, 2008

Baby Shower

So two of my wonderful friends, Bridget and Renae hosted a baby shower for me last night. I truly am so grateful for friends. We had a great time eating, opening presents and doing what we do best...chatting!! Here are a few highlights from our evening...

My wonderful FRIENDS!!
Amber, Bridget, Renae, Me, Kristen and Merilee

A great group of FRIENDS!!
Janine with baby Joshua, Juliana, Sarah, Darilyn and Michelle

Beautiful cake thanks to Stephanie!!

Thanks to everyone who came I really had a FUN time and I appreciate each and everyone of you!

Fall in my backyard

I love looking out from my deck at the beautiful Fall colors all around. October is my favorite month in Oregon, really it's my favorite month period. I am going to miss a few pics I wanted to share from my view

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


So I have found a new tradition to add next year. Caramel Apples. I have never made caramel apples and my friend Amy is adventurous and decided to make them so I invited her over and here are the results....

We first dipped them in homemade caramel then melted the best chocolate Guittard milk chocolate chips and then rolled them in a variety of toppings. Nuts, butterfinger, candy corn, mini chocolate chips. DELICIOUS!! and worth every calorie!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Mikaila!!!

Thanks to Mahina these beautiful pictures were possible!

My Favorite

Another great shot!

Typical Mikaila look

Look who turned 2

No I didnt forget her birthday, I've just been really busy and didnt have the pics my camera is really slow and I so I had two wonderful friends take pictures for me from her birthday week so I waited until now so this is for you Princess Mikaila...

I can't believe the baby girl I gave birth to not to long ago is already 2. How is that possible?! Growing up my birthday always lasted for weeks on end. It is two weeks after christmas and my parents always seem to make it a big deal. So I would end up having several birthday parties and dinners. Well, I decided to start a birthday week. So the week before Mikaila's birthday she recieved presents or cards in the mail. We went and did something fun or she had pictures taken (above pics brought to you by Mahina she met us at the park for some candid pic of the 2 yr old). All leading up to her big day September 27. Here are a few highlights from her week long birthday...

Mikaila LOVES Barney. So I thought it was perfect for her to have a Barney birthday and Thanks to Stephanie she made that thank you!

Thanks Ciara for the cute tutu!! The birthday girl looked like a Princess

Mikaila playing with her kitchen...Happy Birthday to you!

We love you Sweet Girl!! You bring so much love and joy into our life!! We thank God every day for you.
We love you

Mommy and Daddy

Birthday pics courtesy of Amy thanks so much for coming to celebrate Mikaila's special day with us and spending the time to capture her in all her glory!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Lee Farms

Mikael found this place on someone elses blog and it looked like a great place to take the kids. So last Saturday we headed to Lee Farms. What a great place I was not disappointed! We started with the petting zoo (goats and Llamas) Mikaila was excited to touch the animals. Then Pearce and Mikaila went down the HUGE slide all by themselves no doubt. Then we(Nana, Pearce, Mikaila and me) headed to the hay mazes. There are two one for smaller children and another for older. Of course they did them both. Then we went on the Hay ride around the property and saw pigs, rabbits, horses and the christmas trees that will be available for cutting this year. Next Mikaila had to have a pony ride, while Pearce did the slide 3 more times. There are other rides like a ferris wheel, a bouncy house and swings but Pearce loved the slide and used all his tickets on that. We were all getting hungry so we got some fudge and apples for a snack (there is kettle corn, hot dogs, carmel apples, fresh apple juice and cider) Lastly I had to get a pic of the sea of pumpkins I already have my pumpkins so we didnt actually buy one but instead we went for all the festivities It was beautiful and the weather was perfect.