Saturday, October 30, 2010

our flower girl's weekend..

Warning...lots of really poor quality photos...I left my good camera at home :(...but it was a great weekend. Brian, Jada and I headed to Waco for Kristen and Carlos' wedding! Brian was the officiant and Jada was one of the flower girls! And lots of our sweet friends were a part of the wedding. They are such a precious couple and we were truly honored to celebrate them! And Jada had a blast having some alone time with Mommy and Daddy too...we really enjoyed her. She LOVED the hotel...Jada would look for our room number and was in charge of the key every time. It was so sweet. So here goes a plethora of bad quality photos of a ton of sweet memories!

Jada and Sophie at rehearsal
All the girls playing ring around the rosies of course
Jada's picture that she loved...she took it while the rehearsal was going on :)

Jada and Kellie

Jada loving some Kellie/Bernie attention and love...The Big Day...My handsome hubby and the Handsome groom, Carlos!

All three flower girls and Jada's fake smile :)
Jada holding Kristen's flowers (she thought it was a big deal!)
Jada and Daddy
So sweet...Kristen seriously was BEAUTIFUL oh my goodness!!! I took her bridals and they are on my website if you want to see some more of this beautiful bride
Jada and Bern!!
The reception was so great...they had face painting and glow sticks for the kids!
While we were in Waco we visited the Cole's at the farm! David took us on a little farm tour which was so great. Here is Jada talking to baby Asha...Our walk on the farm

Turkeys...that will not be there in a month...
Jada loves animals and totally loved the Goats...
And this goat really loved Brian. He kept walking by and rubbing up against his leg...hilarious!
BunniesAnd possibly Jada's favorite part...picking Spaghetti squash...

she needed a little help
oh so proud!so last night for dinner after 45 minutes in the oven...


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Kiva Bear is ONE!

This is how our day started out...who couldn't be happy about the day with this face??? Now let me go back and tell you about the ways we were able to celebrate...and a few other fun things at the end...

We had a birthday party for Kiva on was super sweet and fun...Grammy, Grumpy, Aunt Dawn, and Madyson...Uncle Jason and Aunt Shannon and MiMi and PaPa were all there for the fun

MiMi made teddy bear cookies for our Kiva BearKiva and Uncle Jason

MiMi made a special cake for Kiva!
Aunt Ashley was there...which makes Kiva super happy!
And what's a one year old party without a picture of a belly hangin out with only one shoe on?
Kiva LOVES it when Brian tosses her in the air...squeels for sure!
I totally expected Kiva to dive into the cake...but the icing was a bit to sticky or intriguing!
One of Kiva's favorite gifts...a book about belly buttons...she LOVED it
a proud daddy...
after Kiva's party we had her dedication at church...these are the wonderful family and friends that joined us along with our church body as we prayed and blessed her. (Aunt Aubrey was there too...but she wasn't there yet for the pic!) It was a sweet time for sure. Aunt Ashley played Kiva's song that she wrote while I was pregnant with her and Thad spoke a blessing over her while the church body prayed that she would love Jesus with all of her life.Fast forward to Wednesday now...this was Kiva's last car ride facing the back!
Kiva's last ride was to family night for our small group...we met at the Fogle's house. Interesting and fun friend Anne and Kiva have the same birthday!!! And another friend of mine had her daughter, Izzy, exactly one week before of course we had to celebrate all of the girls' birthdays!
and of course Jada and Sophie enjoying a cupcake!...or maybe just the icing?
And this was first thing this morning!!!...We all took Daddy to work so we could all enjoy Kiva's first car ride facing the was super fun!
Play by play...Daddy putting Kiva in the car for the first time facing the front...what's that...a dvd??
Oh my goodness this is the most exciting thing in the world!Kiva proceeded to kick and squeel the entire ride...literally...she could hardly contain herself! I wish I would have taken a picture of her when she saw MiMi and when MiMi gave her a new doll...another elated moment!

We were able to meet my dad for was a good time to reconnect...and this picture is Kiva reaching for a nugget...seriously...she ate 8! The girl loves meat!

And the only appropriate way to end the day was celebrating my friend Anne at a murder mystery party...she and her husband looking hot in their 80's look! Love you, Anne :)

So now back up even further...last Saturday Aubrey, Ashley, my mom and I drove to Houston to celebrate AUNT SHANNON'S BIRTHDAY!!! It was a super fun birthday party...we were taught how to paint a picture starting from scratch...we were quite impressive indeed...but prepare yourselves for the picture that we painted :)
So here's my mom, Aunt Shan and Me before the painting fun began...
Mi Madre and Me

Aww...Ash and Aub!!!...Is this our first picture with the three of us?And our artwork!!!...on our drive down to Houston we were all talking in the car about which one of us will have the worst paintings...and hands down Ashley took that prize :) Check out the legs on her lady! I am laughing just typing this...looking at her painting never disappoints for a good laugh! I mean...isn't it a normal thing to paint bottoms?! Funny.
And the whole group...we love you Shannon and were honored to celebrate you...So at almost 1:00 am...I am done blogging and will start the day fresh tomorrow as we celebrate Kristen and Carlos as they get hitched! Can't wait!