Sunday, May 22, 2011

coming up!

Our little girl is almost two! This picture was taken with my phone on our way to the beach (a trip that I promise to document soon!), and I thought it was cute :).

We're going to have a small, cheap birthday party in our tiny backyard, and since I have tons of burlap and orange construction paper, her party will involve those items :). To follow are some pictures that have inspired me so far:

Anniston LOVES stars...twinkle twinkle, looking at the stars, pointing at stars always, watching her projector on her ceiling which has stars AS it plays twinkle twinkle. SO, we are improvising and having STARfish everywhere.

I am in love with these orange paper straws.

And, we already had some white paper lanterns.

Thought this was cute. May have to make it look more kid-like, but I love it.


So I definitely already had an ice cream-themed party planned (just on paper) for Anniston, and I felt pretty good about it, but after a while, as Stan so knowingly recited to me: I had already had that party in my head and had to move on to something else. Blame it on nesting?

(Oh, and thanks you guys for your sweet comments wanting to see my paintings...I am actually working on a website (ahh) right now, and will let you know when it is up so you can see pictures.)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

family time!

So, yes, I do realize how behind I am...blame it on new baby, a wonderful vacation, and lots of painting. Will expand on these subjects soon. We have had some wonderful time with family lately, and I wanted to document a couple of special occasions: Stan's cousin's wedding and our Easter here at home.

Stan's amazing grandparents pictured them so much.

Of course we loove Janjan and Pops, too :).

We went to a really great Easter sunrise service this year...low key and by a lake...very nice! It was actually my b-day too :), so we went for brunch to celebrate afterward. I am ALL about breakfast food, so it was the best day! Not to mention spending time with my wonderful family and reflecting on the True meaning of the day.

Loving time with GG and Grandpa, too :).

These two have a special bond...I think the pictures speak for themselves...

"I thought this egg-hunting thing was supposed to be hard??"

The end!