Saturday, April 24, 2010


so these are 3 weeks late, but life is finally slowing down a little. happy easter!
mom, sis and me--it was sooooo windy!
james' family!
sis and bro-in-law-to be! oh parks, you lil' squirmy rascal
sports themed easter eggs! parker get ready for high expectations :)
flowers left over from the birthday party made a great centerpiece
parker's buddy jack and him in children's place vests at church!a wonderful easter. so nice to be surrounded by friends and family for the holiday. tyson donated hams to our office (they are one of our clients) and everyone pitched in to prepare a delicious sunday dinner. it is going to be an annual tradition of easter at our place from here on.
love you all and hope you are having a lovely weekend. parker and i walked 3.1 miles in the rain this morning for race for the cure, good times :).

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

hiking: devil's den

oh i love hiking. i love being outdoors and there is no where i feel closer to God than in the middle of his beautiful creation.
we started the day with church and a delicious burrito from qdoba (closest thing we have to chipotle in arkansas):then we met up with our newlywed friends: sarah and david. aren't they so cute?!?
the background looks like a painting, so beautiful!
aww to be newlyweds again! (ha)
parker loves hiking, too, especially since he gets carried around in dad's backpack all day
we got a lil' lost and ended up going further than planned, but everyone still had a great time
oh parks :)
i love you!
now if you would just learn how to walk!
until next time, love you all! (and we are finally, finally going to hawksbill crag next weekend with our friend who is a photographer to do real family pics. can't wait!!!)
p.s. go lee dewyze! i know everyone loves crystal and she is great, too, but lee has been my fav all along!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Parker's 1st Birthday Party!

happy birthday parker!! (and james). we had parker's party from 6:30-8:00 and james' celebration from 8pm on the same night. although more people showed up than i was ancipating and and it was a lil' overwhelming at times, parker had a great time and i was glad so many friends and family were able to make it. we took this picture right after parker smashed his cake.
i stole this idea from another blog, but thought it was so cute! i got the chipboard letters, paper, and ribbon from hobby lobby when they were all on sale.
dessert table. we had pizza, sandwiches, chips, etc. but this table was the main event. walmart has a super cute section of candy separated by color, so i picked up the sixlets, runts, gummi worms, etc. there. we made frog cupcakes from this website. I found other lil' frog decorations in the dolar section at target (love the dollar section!).
to stay with the green theme, we made spinach dip pinwheels and mint almond bark.
i am a big fan of giving people a healthy snack option at parties. plus the pineapple was on sale for $2.50 and the strawberries were $1.50 a carton! love that fruit season is here! (and every single piece of fruit was eaten by the end of the party)
we got parker's cake from the pinnacle local market by our house.the cake lady, nina, was super nice and made these matching pedifors and sugar cookies. love them!
party favors: handpainted chocolate frong lollipops from etsy, delicious!!we tried to get a picture of all of the moms and babies, but we missed kaye, brandi and amanda. still lots of lil' ones!james and some of his best friends (trying to be fruity).my lil' sis and her fiance, brett. can't wait for their wedding!love you all and hope you have a wonderful sunday!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

cause everybody's famous in a small town

whew! happy easter! happy birthday james! happy birthday parker! family leaves tomorrow after a wonderful week of celebration. more to come, but i can't help taking a proud mommy moment because...


love yall :)