Sunday, April 30, 2006


Basket Party 2006 was a success!!  Final charity figures are still being determined but over $600 was raised from the raffle alone!  Steph and I are so excited by the outcome and excitement of everyone in attendance that plans are already under way for next year.   Please check here for some of the photos from the day... Basket Party 2006 pictures

Details will be available soon so you can save the date for next year!

Friday, April 28, 2006

Big Day Tomorrow!

The day that Stephanie and I have been working hard on for the past few months is finally here...Basket Party 2006 is tomorrow!  The party has grown every year since our first one in 2004...I believe we have about 60 people attending this time around.  We did a kitchen theme this year and added a charity component to the whole thing.  We feel really proud that we can help some other causes in the process of our 'little' party we enjoy putting together each year.  More reports to come soon!

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Could they be any cuter?


American Idol Last Night...

OK, now how good was Chris's performance last night?  I thought it was so good and had to watch it again...thought someone else might like to too!  Here you go....

Chris D's performance 4/25/06

Karen's Birthday Dinner


We had Karen and her family over for dinner last night to help in celebrating her birthday.  It was such a beautiful night to get together with incredible friends.  I also revealed myself as her birthday stalker!  Here's that story... Birthday Stalker...month by month I think I had her unaware of my identity through most of it but by Tuesday afternoon, since no one revealed themselves, she pretty much knew it was me!  Just wait until your 50th, Karen!! 

Monday, April 24, 2006

Happy Birthday Karen!

Just got back from a late night stealth maneuver to one of my bestest bestest friend's house.  Tuesday is her 40th birthday...WOW!  The kids thought I was crazy getting them out of bed but it was all in good's so peaceful in the night but I had such an exhilarating feeling that I could get caught at any moment!  I hope you have an incredible day Karen! 

Bike Day at the park

Despite the dreary morning we headed to playgroup bike day at the park. 

Friday, April 21, 2006

Hello Again!


It's been awhile since I've been here...5 days or so, and for me that's a long time!  It's been a busy week with playdates, appointments, a road trip, party planning, plus the usual daily activities.  Crazy me...I have 3 parties coming up that I'm co-planning or planning the next 3 weeks in a row!   

One thing I did manage to finish this week, (just a bit ago actually) was the book, The Da Vinci Code.  Excellent, excellent book.  So good that in the middle of me reading it, we went and bought Aaron a copy so he could start on it immediately.  Him and I have a date for May 19th when the movie comes out.  Can't wait! 

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Ella and the bunny


Ella seemed really excited to meet the Easter Bunny when we stopped by the mall yesterday so we headed back to the mall today to see about getting the kids picture taken with him.  After a slight incident of the bunny almost passing out due to the extreme heat of his costume, Ella got her picture taken with the furry one.  Jacob wanted no part of getting close to him but he certainly didn't turn down the candy being handed out! 

Coloring eggs


Tuesday, April 11, 2006

More photo shoot fun


Since Ella was in the mood today, I thought I'd try some more photography practice with her.  What I'm trying to work on is portraits and lighting, while I know these aren't the greatest there is just something about them I like.  Ella's photo shoot 

Here is an example of a photographer I completely admire... Tara Whitney Photography

Ella and her spring dress


Monday, April 10, 2006

Playgroup Easter Egg Hunt

This morning for playgroup we went to an Easter Egg hunt.  We had to hold it indoors because guess why?  More rain of course!  It was still a lot of fun...I think we're going to be having lots of Easter Egg hunts between now and Sunday. Click here for Playgroup Egg Hunt Photos! 

Busy weekend fun...

Img_7365This past weekend was quite full.  Lots of birthday parties, Cool April Nights car cruise, dinner club, etc.  Dscn0487_1Spring has sprung...just wish the weather would clear too.  While we did get a few breaks in the rain over the weekend, we're back to a downpour today.  Let's hope that April Showers, bring May flowers ... minus the rain! 

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Little bit of sun and these kids think it's summer!!


The plot thickens...

American Idol--Vote for the Worst

Random Thoughts....

  • Yesterday Aaron and I took a tour of the Preschool we want Jacob to go to in the fall.  My how time has flown, it's time for us to put Jacob into someone else's hands!  Yikes, it's scary and exciting all at the same time.  We were so impressed by the school and know that he would have such a great time there. 

  • American Idol last night...what the heck happened?!  Why is Mandisa gone?!  I never in a million years thought she'd be going already.  Granted her country performance really wasn't that good but every performance before that was excellent.  I look forward every week to seeing what song Mandisa, Taylor, and Chris will choose and now I have one less favorite to watch.  Guess I'd better step up and start voting for Chris!  Hey...hope this wasn't a twisted plot by AI producers to get people to vote more...

  • Can we have some Spring weather soon...PLEASE!!  It has been rainy and chilly for weeks now and looks like for the next 10 days at least it will continue to be.  I want to bust out the capris!  And the kids have so many cute new clothes I want to see them wearing too!  Not to mention hanging out outside.  I'm even starting to crave doing some yardwork! 

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Rob Thomas on Punk'd

Last night on the new season of Punk'd on MTV, they pulled a stunt on Rob Thomas.  Very funny stuff!  You can check it out in the video below (wait a few seconds for it to begin playing) or at the video link to the right (V Social box).  His wife is hilarious in it, most likely what my reaction would be!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Happy Birthday Jeffrey!

We had a fun weekend.  We started Saturday morning by seeing Ice Age 2:  The Meltdown.  For MONTHS Jacob has been asking to see it and we've been constantly watching the first one for weeks.  We were all excited to go see it and we weren't disappointed.  Images_1Really cute movie with some really funny parts. 

We're all fans of Scrat and he had lots of screen time this time around. 


Saturday evening we celebrated Jeff's birthday.  Jacob took over as photographer for the evening and got some interesting shots.


Happy Birthday Jeff!Img_7318 

You're almost caught up to me, I think next year you'll probably pass me in age!