Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I had an amazing birthday!!

I got to spend the weekend with my sister in law Jen and our friend Sarah in Seattle.  If you've never experienced downtown Seattle at Christmas time, it is a must!!  The lights, the bustle, and of course the red cups.  First stop, Nordies! That is precisely where the Light Rail dropped me off.  We stayed at a great hotel, shopped, ate yummy food, shopped, laughed, cried a little too, and then shopped some more!  Thanks for a fun time Jen and Sarah!!

Didn't bring my camera, but you get the idea!
Sunday Brian invited about 20 of our family and closest friends and threw me a Surprise party.  I was completely shocked!!  The deep house cleaning and strange behavior on my husband's part did not give it away.  I felt so loved and grateful for the people there who have quickly become so special to us.  I love my life here and if you know my story the Lord has done a GREAT work to get me to this place.

Two of my closest friends Gina and Cortney!

My amazing husband...

Addy and Josh...they had the tough task of getting me out of the house.  Hilarious story and a great memory!

Deb and Craig

Red Velvet...my fave!

I am so thankful for another year of life and for all that God has blessed me with!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Wow Christmas is next week...how is that possible?!  The last month has been full of fun.  A trip to California for Thanksgiving.  We saw lots of family and friends

We got to go to LegoLand!! Liv got her first face paint

some California driving :)

Ok, I'm a sucker for a kiddy ride...the big roller coasters just aren't my thing!

Quality time with Gammy and Papa, definitely a highlight!

Liv and her bestie Gianna.  Her mom and I have been friends since we were born and now our girls are...crazy!

That's all for now!  Next up, my birthday bash and Christmas!!  xoxo