Sunday, July 28, 2013

ALAYNA'S THIRD BIRTHDAY

It has taken me so long to post this, but here it is!
We spent Alayna's Birthday in Arkansas with my parents. We swam and had pizza and just had fun!
I cannot believe Alayna is THREE, wow! She is growing up so fast!!!

I asked Alayna some questions:

What is your favoriate.......

color: green
candy: gum
activity outside: playing, riding my bike
food: cheese pizza
song: vbs music
toy: elmo

where do you want to work? No where I want to stay at home! :)









Happy Birthday sweet girl. I love you so  much and watching you grow up is the best! I wish time would slow down, but I am so excited to see the women God wants you to be. I promise to do my best to be a great mom and teach you all the things I know! And remember, their is NOTHING you could do to change my love for YOU! I will always love you not matter what.
Mommy!

Girls Trip....Excelsior Springs


Keri, Cyndi and I have come a long way the past few years and we have developed a wonderful friendship/sisterhood! I wanted to do something special for the both of them so I planned a little trip.
We went vintage shopping at West Bottoms in KC and then off to Excelsior Springs, where we relaxed, enjoyed a local winery, went to the spa and had a great time!













 The Elms Hotel








The winery







Spa

Sunday, July 21, 2013

louisiana


 Back towards the end of May we went to Louisiana and I am just now blogging about it. What i didn't know at the time (because it wasn't decided until after we left), this trip will be the last to my grandparent's house. It is sad, but the real good news is they are moving 7 hours closer to us!!!!! I am excited about this. It is hard to see them move from a place they have loved so much, but more memories are to come and the love goes where they go, not where they have lived!

We had the best trip and it will never be forgotten. I am blessed to have photos and then have a place to record our memories!

We drove to Arkansas first then spent the night and left early in the morning for Louisiana.




 WE MADE IT!!!!!


and the adventure starts!!!!

                                                                   blackberries!!!!!!!

 turtles!!!!








lizards!!!!!







Someone was obsessed with the gator!!!



digging up the treasure Lindsey and I buried in 1995......i never found it, even with the help of a tractor!



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 I cut hair and painted nails!




 




we relaxed on the porch and the gator














ate watermelon














 we helped Paw-Paw dig up his potatoes



















 family time





 a visit with Uncle Dan








Gg and Alayna




This was a wonderful trip. Relaxing and fun......other than the short moment when Chandler was lost about half a mile into the woods!!!! We found him, everything was fine!

We spent a day in Arkansas before heading home, I randomly snapped some pictures, but most of the time we were going to garage sales and an auction.....I did bring lots of goodies home!