Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Mike!

My amazing hubby turns 30 today! I'm so blessed to have such a fabulous husband and loving father. Mike's so intentional in how he loves us and we are so lucky to live life with him!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Addie!

Our darling little girl turned 3 this week (what?!?) and we of course celebrated, princess-style. I asked her back this spring what type of party she would like to have and gave options like Big Bird, Dora, Zoe, or even Elmo again. But when I mentioned she could have a Cinderella party, it was a clear decision. I asked several more times over the last few months (because kids are fickle, right?) Never, ever, did a princess party even waiver. Here's the pics:


Little known birth fact...on the night my water broke, I didn't realize I'd have to go directly to the hospital. I told Mike I wanted to go get some dinner and then come back and pack. He (smartly) mentioned perhaps we should take the bag with us to dinner just in case. When we called the doctor, he said it was time to come in. Don't worry, we still stopped at Panera...

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 4th!

I love July 4th...who doesn't right? We had two yummy picnics over the weekend. On the fourth we swam the day away in Mom's pool, filled up on her yummy cooking, and took Addie to see her first ever fireworks:


When I asked her what she thought of them...she said, "There so pretty to me."

Not bad for a girl's first fireworks!

(although, between you and me, I'm pretty sure the sparklers were the biggest hit!)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Beer can chicken


Hey all - we had a really fun party yesterday for Addie's 3rd birthday! I made beer can chicken, which was fun. I thought I'd share the recipie. I do exactly what these guys do, but add a drip pan to keep the birds from burning on the bottom.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/pats-beer-can-grilled-chicken-recipe/index.html

Friday, July 9, 2010

Summer means...

Seeing as we're all in Cleveland depression since LeBron left us last night...I decided it was time for a diversion blog post. Mike's was right...it was so much easier when we could care less about all things sports. Here goes:



Summer looks like: playing outside, running through sprinklers, taking Mikayla to our favorite farm for the first time, hanging out in our pj's each morning & making craft projects! Here's hoping you're enjoying summer too!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tonight's Prayer

Addie's prayer from tonight...

"...And bless Sammy...and bless the sky so high...and the ceilings...and the walls...and your shirt"

(long pause)

"And your face"

Friday, July 2, 2010

With This Ring...

Our Community Group is usually made up of young married couples like ourselves (we are about to turn 30...does that mean we're still a young couple?) This winter we met Katie and Mike who were engaged to be married this June. Well they did and it was a perfect June day with warm weather and blue skies. Mike looked as cool as a cucumber and Katie looked stunning in her gorgeous gown. Here are the highlights:

Portland or Bust...

Last winter, Mike's Dad invited us out to Portland to see the city and visit with his family! Mike has three half-siblings in Portland: Alex, Sarah, & Andrew. So this June we took our kiddos out and had a blast. From the salmon to museums, pine forests to wine, we had a great time. Addie took to Andrew like white on rice and Sarah even watched the kiddos for a night so Bill could take us out on the town. It was a fun time! Thanks Grandpa Bill, Alex, Sarah, & Andrew! We miss you already!