Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Annette's 6th Birthday: Painted Pig

Decembers are always extra crazy at our house. Two kid birthdays, along with Christmas of course, already make it busy.

And if you throw in my sister's wedding and a newborn--  it might just be the most eventful December ever for us. Thankfully, all very very very happy wonderful events.

To celebrate our {precious} first born, we had the kindergarten girls from Annette's school come join us at the Painted Pig to paint ornaments.



Plus, brother Charlie :)) 
We decided Set might break more ornaments and dishes than we'd want to pay for, so he had fun elsewhere.




The Painted Pig ladies helped make us the sweetest birthday plate.


 Annette was happy as could be, getting to paint/craft and be the 'helper'.




























I didn't have a theme or have matching cupcake toppers and favors and outfits.... which is a bit hard for me to swallow.... but it didn't make it any less fun. Thinking I'll probably be back to my normal theme-y self next year, when I've got a bit more free time.

Here is a link to her bday a year ago.... 5th Birthday Fiesta and her 4th Birthday Gingerbread Party
and her 3rd French Birthday   





So much fun celebrating six years with this girl!

Love you, Nettie!





Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sister's Wedding Weekend

I got to marry off my first little sister this past weekend!
It was a wonderful, busy, and joyous weekend... especially with our two week old baby.

We started off with a bridesmaid luncheon hosted by Isaac's thoughtful mom and another kind friend.






Connie made the beautiful petit fours and the pretty pashminas and brooches were special gifts for each of us




Rehearsal






wedding day prep at my house








I didn't take a single picture at the wedding, sadly.  I was a wee bit pre occupied with feeding a newborn, being a bridesmaid, and mother to ring bearers and flower girl.
So I'm extra excited to see the photographer's images.

Lauren was gorgeous and so joyful. Twas one of my favorite celebrations ever, to see my sister so in love with a man we all truly love.






Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving with our new family of 6

Thanksgiving morning with a new baby



My mom's house....

lots of football, food, aunts, uncles, and cousins













We celebrated with Ike's fam on Friday.




We watched the razorback game (fun first half;) and enjoyed the lovely food and company.














More thankful than EVER this year.
Thank you, God, for health, family, friends, food, baby Jane Lauren, and our many other blessings.