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Monday, January 28, 2008

3rd Birthday and Menu Plan



Over the weekend we had a "family + 1" birthday party for our 3 year old. Her birthday was actually a couple of weeks ago (Jan. 12) but to her, this past Saturday was the 12th since it was the day of her party.




She had so much fun with her balloons and her "Cinderella and my prince" cake. It is amazing watching my girls grow up! We had lots of family here and a friend to play with so fun was had by all.





She was dressed for the party in real clothing (that she actually picked out) but as soon as everyone got here, she decided to change into her sleeping beauty costume......nothing is more appropriate for a princess party, right?


And now, since I am trying to regain some semblance of order to our lives since returning from vacation and trying to manage my days with feeling nauseous, I am posting my Menu Plan for the week. SO, here goes!


Monday: Hamburger Casserole


Tuesday: Chicken fingers, green beans and potatoes


Wednesday: FEAST at church


Thursday: Chili


Friday: we are headed to Boone to a Youth Event for the weekend.


Ya'll have a good day. I gotta go eat!
Go on over and see Laura for more Menu Plan Monday.




Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Surprise Blessing!

I haven't written much lately and I have a good reason. I've been feeling rather sickly.
Yesterday, I saw a doctor and confirmed that we are indeed expecting baby #4 around August 30. They did an ultrasound and even at only 8 weeks along I saw the baby move! That was AMAZING!

Definitely not planned but also definitely a blessing. Everyone is excited - especially the three big sisters!

Hopefully I can write more soon..................as soon as the morning sickness passes and I feel better!

Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Vacation Recap!

Hi everybody!


Our trip was wonderful.

We started with some family time with my family in North Georgia. It was, of course, an extended Christmas for us as we exchanged gifts while we were there. One of the neatest gifts my girls got was this dollhouse that my mom had my uncle build for them. It is awesome! I am so thankful that they received this......and since we have no room here, I am thankful that it is staying at Grammy's to play with there.








We headed out to Florida and stayed at Cocoa Beach for one night before our cruise went out. It has been since my middle daughter was 6 weeks old since any of us had been to the beach so that was much fun. And even though on that day it was about 69 degrees out, my girls had a great time playing at the edge of the water.



And if you have the chance, and you have small children (or if you just love the Mouse) go on a Disney Cruise. We had so much fun. The girls got to see lots of princesses and characters which they loved. On the cruise, sometimes the characters just roam around. We were standing waiting on the time to come to see Wendy Darling and Peter Pan when we heard someone calling, "White Rabbit?" . We turned around to find Alice coming down the stairs searching for the white rabbit. She stopped and talked to my girls and asked them if they would help her find her white rabbit. She took them by the hand and they walked around looking for the rabbit for a while. This was my FAVORITE moment of the entire week. It was so sweet!














We had a fabulous time at Castaway Cay, Disney's private island,where the Flying Dutchman (from Pirates of the Caribbean) sits right off shore.

The girls LOVED the beach and playing in the sand and at the waters edge. And just take a look at that water......it was beautiful!















We then got back on board then ship for the Pirates IN the Caribbean Party where everyone donned pirate costumes and had a blast.

We really did have a wonderful vacation and were quite sad to have to leave the warm weather of the Bahamas and return to the cold here in NC. But we are back and getting back into the swing of things again. And reacquainting ourselves with the cold......matter of fact, we are expecting a "wintery mix" around here on Thursday. I'm hoping for snow.........but I'm not holding my breath.
Hope you all are well and looking forward to catching up with each of you!