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26 March, 2012

40 Years

Today I would like to wish a Happy 40th Anniversary to two of my favourite people:  My Dad and Mom.

Hope you two have a wonderful day together.  I love you so much and appreciate all you have done and continue to do for us.

22 March, 2012

It's My Birthday!

Yup!  Tuesday was my birthday.  Quite an expensive month for my husband since my daughter and I have birthdays 3 days apart. :)

I really was spoiled on my birthday.  My husband had actually been giving me a gift each day since last Thursday.  Here they are:
On Thursday I got a chocolate Easter egg.  Friday I got the heart mug.  On Saturday he gave me the mini heart shaped cake tin.  On Sunday I got the little hoop earings.  On Monday I got a really sweet card (I'm not telling what that said!).  Finally, on Tuesday he gave me the necklace.  You can't see it well, but it's really pretty.  It has seven silver rings on the chain and every other one has some pink stones on it.  My mother-in-law came over on that night with some spending money for me.  She then stayed to babysit so my husband could take me out for a yummy meal. 

I also got a present sent from my parents and my sister.  This is the purse my Mom & Dad sent {I know you helped pick it out, Dad! :) }

It's actually two purses in one.  The flower cover comes off and you can slip this denim one on.  The beaded pretty thingy on the side is from my sister.  I feel so posh with this purse! :)

I had a wonderful birthday.  I've also received some really sweet e-mails.  Some from people I haven't seen or heard from since I finished college. 

Here's a photo of the three of us from Saturday night.  We got to go out for a meal to help celebrate our song leader's 50th Birthday.  They even made sure there was a balloon on the table for Abby since it was her birthday, too.  I love her smile in this photo.

Thank you to everyone who made my day special!

17 March, 2012

No Shamrocks at Our House!

We don't celebrate St. Patrick's Day around here (not that I have anything against you if you do).  Why not?  Number one, we're not Irish and number two, it's Abby's birthday!  So instead of your typical green shamrock decorations around the house we have purple "twinkle stars" decorating our home.

The photo in the frame is actually the invitation.

 The Birthday girl!  She is smiling :)

The "cake."  Abby is gluten intolerent so it's so much easier to do some gluten free cupcakes and some regular cupcakes than it is to do two whole cakes!

Is it time to eat? 

Why are all these people singing to me? 

Blow hard!

Eating with friends. 

How do I eat this thing?

Not the best photo of Abby, but she loved this mini guitar.  Now she can play duets with Daddy!  Thanks, Archers, for this gift!

Looking at her book from Grandma and Papa.  Have you seen those recordable books from Hallmark?  This is the third one Abby has received from Grandma and Papa.  She loves having Grandma read her a story!

Look at all this mess!

Let's make it rain paper!

Thank you to all of our friends and family for making Abby's day special.  She has loved all the cards and gifts.  She has been so excited to check the mail each day and see if there are any more cards with her name on them!  Oh, and she has loved all the stickers that she's gotten in her cards.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Abby, we love you!

09 March, 2012

Where do you come up with this stuff?

Abby . . . such a delight and joy.  Such a talker.  Such a goof-ball! 

The other morning I asked my husband how he wanted his eggs (meaning fried or scrambled).  Abby chirped up, "With sprinkles and sauce and raisins and rabbit!"  Rabbit, really?  Not that sprinkles and raisins are weird on eggs.

How to speak Abby
Butterflys - All flys
House flys - Yucky flys
Barefoot - All feets
Cupcakes - Happy cakes

A stray kitten that wandered into our yard.  This is as close as Abby would get.  She was terrified of it!

The other day she was playing with some coloured blocks.  I started asking her what colours they were.  I held up an orange block and she said, "Orange."  I held up a blue block and she said, "blue."  I held up a yellow block and she said, "Supermarket." (the supermarket we shop at is yellow)