Thursday, November 24, 2011


 Wishing you a
a heart overflowing with gratitude
and a Thanksgiving Day filled with love.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

happy birthday, princess olivia!

Last Saturday we celebrated Olivia's 3rd birthday  
with a Woodland Fairy Princess party.

The menu included:
Tomato/Mozzarella "Toadstool" Appetizers
Chips and Dip
"Butterfly" Sandwiches
Mimi's Potato Salad
GG's Peanut Butter Squares
Auntie Crystal's Fruit Wands
Mama's Rice Krispie Wands
"Fairy Berry Juice"
Gramma's Funfetti Fairy Cake 
and Fairy Cupcakes (Liv helped decorate!)
& Neopolitan Ice Cream
oh, and Pixie Stix. :)
Aunt Mary Jane brought pink sugar cookies with sprinkles too.

The party was lots of fun and Olivia received many wonderful gifts from
her royal family and friends.  They, of course, were fit for a queen princess! 
Every time I see her she's wearing a different ensemble.
I think she had three costume changes at the party! :)
And everyone, I mean everyone, enjoyed the fairy wings! teehee!
Happy Birthday, sweet girl! 
You will always be a princess to "Biddy" and me.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Veteran's Day


                                  Dad~ holding Crystal~a few years ago...

 Dad was in the Navy during the Korean Conflict.  
My brother, Brian, joined the Marines the summer he graduated from high school
 To all our veterans...

Thank you.

Monday, November 7, 2011

three weddings, two baby showers, and a field trip, oh my!

We were without power for 5 days last week after an October snow storm.
So it's time for an update...
Lydia & Zach * 9/10/11

  Allison & Ben * 9/30/11
Kaitlyn & Paul * 10/08/11
Jackie's Baby Girl (Aleena) Shower (10/9) w/ Liv & Dayton "helping"
  Mary Beth's Baby Boy (Noah) Shower (10/22)
Dayton & Liv & several others "helped" at this shower too!
  Field Trip to Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut
Grades K to 4
Looks like God painted the Clownfish by hand.

 Octopus up close and personal!
I'm always awestruck by the imagination and creativity of God when I see all the creatures He's made!
Beluga Whale~amazing!

Next week, Olivia's Fairy Princess Birthday Party!
Stay tuned!