Friday, March 28, 2008

doorstep

Thought we'd show you what's been showing up at my mom's front doorstep :)

Ah! So fun!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

i give praise where i find appropriate

I present: Society Bakery in Dallas.

There are several loves in my life, and somewhere, I cannot disclose where in the list, lies cupcakes. They are a delectable treat, and a true joy in my life. I could eat millions of them. I appreciate a true bakery, and I must add Society Bakery as a MUST if you are ever in Dallas.

Most importantly, I cannot take credit for this gem of a find. No, no. This past wknd while the T's were in town, Jenn and I made a run for Buffalo Exchange (another fave) and Blake, once he was done shopping...made a mad dash out only to stumble upon The Society Bakery!!

Out of boredom he thought he'd step in, to see what they had while his wife and I finished spending money. He came home with some of the most spectacular, make-you-drool, cupcakes in all of land. Therefore, we must give thanks and all credit to Blake, for this sweet sweet irresistible treat!

So, if you're ever in the Dallas area, or visiting us! Well, actually! If you're in the Big D, you should be visiting us! Do yourself a sweet favor and visit Society Bakery for a treat!


How cute is this Lingerie Shower cake?! Oh my! So cute!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR MOMMMMMM! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!

WE JUST WANTED TO WISH MY MOM A VERY VERY HAPPY AND WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY! WE KNOW THIS WILL BE A GREAT YEAR FOR YOU!

WE LOVE YOU VERY MUCH MOM! MOM ALSO SHARES A BIRTHDAY WITH JR'S NANA! SO WE ALSO WANT TO SEND HER A BIG BIRTHDAY HUG ALL THE WAY FROM TEXAS!



Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Easter

Here are pictures from our Family Easter at The Farm!!!!
Luke and his Mommy

There is nothing more handsome than my future husband and a couple of babies!!!!!

Aw. One of my favorites.

Uncle JR leading the way to some more eggs!

Luke loves his Uncle JR!

Is there anything cuter than this picture?!?!

Joe Joe admiring his finds!! Precious boy!

oh! The excitement!!

Helping my almost nephew with his Easter eggs!

The boy cousins! Hunter, Mikey, and Joseph.

Mommy counting eggs for her babies!

Hey! Uncle! Look!


Emma Rosey and her basket full of eggs!!


I've gotten "craftier" as I've gotten older, and I since making an Easter basket for my 27 yr. old fiance would be strange...I decided to make some for Emma and Joseph. If you know me, you know my dislike for all things generic. Anything prepackaged is not the real thing! So, I took it upon myself to make the babies their very own baskets!! I have just as much fun finding the "ingredients" as I do actually making them!!

The first thing I needed obviously were the baskets, and I found this blue one for Joe Joe and a pink one to match for Emma Rose. What's a basket without "stuffing", ha! So, I found this cute crinkle paper matching each of their colors.

They each got an Easter animal, Joseph a froggie and Emma a piggy! I put little Playdoh Easter eggs in both of the animals little arms. I wanted some for myself!!

Emma got a Cinderella book with her name as one of the characters, so I got Joseph some chalk Easter eggs!! Cinderella isn't his thing!

Lil' Bean wanted to help Mommy make the kids' baskets, so cute.

The paper was great to add in!

I also, got them each a little pail and put their names on them. Anywhere I can stamp on a name or monogram I will :)

How cute are these?! Little chicky goody bags!! I filled these with pastel colored M & M's!


Beanie was starting to wonder which basket was his....

So, I gave him his own Kitty Easter Egg!

And what's a good Easter post, without a video of the kids! HAHA! Here is a short little video of Joe Joe eating his M & M's face first out of his pail!!

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Alex and Rachel went out to Miami last week on their Spring Break (a week that no longer exists in JR's and I world, cue...old people) to stay and Mom and Dad's new place. Rachel posted an album of their trip, and I "borrowed" a few to share with you all, as JR and I have yet to visit this new magical place!!! I won't even bother trying to describe it, as the pictures say it all. It is their dream home, and we look forward to sharing it with them :)



There is no real furniture in there yet, as they have not moved in obviously but there is enough for a visitor or two!!



Sit back, and enjoy the view.

The view from the living room.

Rachel and the view...from the living room.
What will be the dining room.
Guest Room 1--maybe The Pettijohn Family Room!!
The pool, WOW!
The beach view from the pool area!
The view out, AMAZING.

There's no place like Miami!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I NEED A VACATION.

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Taliaferro's

We ALWAYS love when we have our friends in town! This past week, we got a few days with Blake and Jenn Taliaferro. It was nice that they were here from Tuesday-Friday because we got a couple of days to spend with them!


On the menu, we tried sushi at Sushi on McKinney which was great! Later that night we went to The Ginger Man in Uptown which is the coolest pub with 1,748,888 beers on tap from all over the world! Happy boys we had! They kept talking like, "well, we just went to Germany...why don't we head over to Ireland now?" Hilarious. They took a man's "beer trip"...men.

Their beloved menu.


Happy Boys.

They stayed at a hotel thru Thursday then came to stay with us on Friday!! We took them to delicious Campania for lunch then hung out by the pool that afternoon because the day was so nice!

The ladies!!

Taking a pee in our pool??
Oh wait! Nat too!
Now everyone!?!?! We're gonna get kicked outta here!



We finished the night off at Patrizio's, our favorite Italian in Dallas! The evening was so beautiful and Highland Park Village is perfect in the spring and summer! We walked around while we waited for our table and we got a lovely seat out on the patio and ate ate and ate. and ate. We always miss our friends, but cherish the days we get to spend with them! Please! Come visit! We'd love to show you around!

Kissy, kissy! oops!
awww!
The almost newlyweds!!!
awwww!
and Blake :) in true form!

Thanks for the visit Taliaferro's! We truly enjoyed every minute of it! We miss you!!

Dallas Desperados

JR got a few tickets to the Dallas Desperados game last week! We invited Ryan and my brother along!

Arena football just doesn't have the excitement that real football does! Sporting events are always fun though, regardless of the true sport. Unless ofcourse, you're at an OU football game!!

Hey Ryan?! What kind of football is this??

Oh! Arena Football!

What are the rules, again??
Nat! Wake up!!