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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Getting Our Christmas Tree 2013!

It's that time of year again. Yep. Time to go get our Christmas tree!!!! YAY! Picking out the tree is one of my favorite holiday traditions. I love the tree farm we go to every year. They have pygmy goats and Santa and hot apple cider. This year it was COOOOOLD! So we pretty much picked the first tree we saw. This was Joshy's first time at the tree farm and he was a little to young to enjoy it.

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Friday, October 18, 2013

My first grandchild is born!

I was so blessed to be there when Joshua Blake was born! He stole my heart from the moment I saw him. He was born at 4:40 p.m. on October 15, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 19 1/2 inches of sweet baby perfection!

Joshy and Donna

Joshy and Poppy

Joshy with my mom, Nanny. I had to post both pictures because I couldn't decide which I liked better.

Joshy and Ashley

Joshy and my sister Becca, Grammy(since she doesn't have a grandchild yet we are sharing mine!)

Joshy and Jordan

Joshy and Kyle

Joshy and Lily

Joshy and Lacey

We are so thankful that he is here, safe and healthy!

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Monday, July 8, 2013

The Big Gender Reveal!!!! It's A.......?

We had so much FUN throwing this gender reveal party for my daughter Donna. My sister, Becca, Donna and I all knew the sex of the baby and we decided to throw  a party to reveal it to everyone else. We kept the guest list pretty small since we were having it at my house and had about 25 people there. These are the invitations that Tess and I designed. I think they turned out super cute! We printed the up on Walmart.com for pennies apiece.

We are NOT professional cake decorators but I Think this cake turned out super cute! 

This is my dining room decorated for the party. 

More Pictures. We made the take home favor bags up ourselves.

We put a picture of the sonogram on the table as part of the decorations.

Everyone wore a button showing if their guess was a boy or girl and we also put in the invitation that the guest were invited to wear pink or blue to show what they thought the baby was. 

We made signs for people to hold up. This is obviously Team Pink!

And a picture with Team Blue!

Me, Becca and Donna Kristin held a sign bragging that we knew! I'm wearing a Grandma to be banner LOL!

My Sweet niece with her baby doll! Even the doll is wearing a pin.

We had a big cookout! Lots of fun!

After we ate we played some games. We played an old wives tale game.

This is the wedding ring over the hand wives tale. You tie the mother to be's wedding ring to a string to see if it swing back and forth or side to side. Some people swing it over their stomach and some people swing it over their hand.

Time to cut the cake and find out if It's A He or a She!!

Daddy to be cutting the cake!

And It's A 


We Can't wait to meet you Joshua Blake!!!

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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Our Barbie Mall- The Toy Store

We have been working ALOT on our Barbie Mall. I added some pictures of some of the things  we been making. Lacey painted the bookshelf, it is made from cardboard. The box on the bottom shelf is for bouncy balls.We made the strollers and Moses baskets from stroller baby shower favors that we found at the Dollar Tree. They were 3 for one dollar! I made a cushion, pillow and blanket to fit inside. The baby doll cradle was made from scrap cardboard and material. The rocking horse and little babies are also baby shower favors.

Still need to add white trim.

Perfect size for the kid barbies!

cradle rocks, it's not perfect but not bad for my first try.

still need to add ribbon straps for handles.

Anyway that's our store so far. Next week I am working on the hair salon and clothing store!

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