I have entered the world of blogging! My purpose? To stay connected to friends and family and invite you into my world. A world filled with fun, tears, laughter, excitement, elation, disappointment and all the blessings of being a mother and wife.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Summer highlights...part one

School starts Tuesday...sad-face...looking through Summer photos...happy-face...


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I heart garage sales!

One of my favorite things about Summer is finding treasures at garage sales. I try to be choosy so I don't have tons have of random things I don't need. The best is when I find a vintage thingy I can't live without. A couple weeks ago I found these adorable vintage puzzles and HAD to have them. They were only $2! They aren't in perfect condition but they still have a lot of life left.

Jilian and I enjoyed putting the pieces in the puzzles.

For fun I'm sharing at Vintage Thingie Thursday at the Colorado Lady.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jilian in Wonderland...

Looking over the girls' birthday pictures from last month I remembered that I never shared Jilian's Alice in Wonderland 4th birthday party from last year!! Better, very, late, then never, I suppose!

Jilian still adores Alice and is even asking to be her for Halloween this year. Last year she had a very merry unbirthday tea party with her friends.

Before games and as guests arrived, there were coloring sheets of Alice having tea.

Let the games begin! Pin the grin on the Cheshire cat.

Even daddy played along! We were going to play croquet, but it rained, so we played musical chairs (I didn't get a good picture...)

The tea table

Cupcakes, brownies, m&ms...some of Jilian's favorites.

Pink lemonade instead of tea, strawberries and sugar toasts, Jilian's special requests.

Precious birthday girl!

Tea time!


Treat bags...

Each girl got a handmade bow. The one special boy got a bouncy ball. For the lolly pops, I took tootsie pops, unwrapped them and rewrapped with plastic wrap and tied with a ribbon.

The aftermath...

The birthday girl and friends! It was a fun day!