Saturday, November 17, 2012

..::Fancy Nancy 6th Birthday::..

To start off Alexa's birthday celebrations, she got to go on a mommy/daughter date yesterday to Build-A-Bear Workshop.  That was the present she requested from mommy and daddy.  We had such a fun time, me and my big girl!  I actually LOVED the whole experience at Build-A-Bear and loved watching Alexa build her very own bear, whom she named Elizabeth.
Then, today, was her Fancy Nancy birthday party.  Here she is posing with Elizabeth.
Payton and Barrett wanted to get in on picture-taking too!

All ready for the party to start!

The best thing I did for Alexa's party (thanks Gretchen for the idea), was to hire two of our favorite babysitters to help me out during the party.  Maddy and Maggie were HUGE lifesavers and made the party run so smoothly!  They helped me get the girls all fancy...fancy nails, fancy face paint, fancy hats, fancy accessories, fancy lunch.  It was a FANCY party...perfect for these fancy little ladies! 

Once again, Alexa was spoiled by her very generous and giving friends!
We are so thankful for each and every one of them!

After presents, the girls sang Happy Birthday to sweet Alexa and then they each got to make a fancy cupcake of their own!

It was such a fun day!
I will definitely be hiring babysitters to help out with future birthday parties! :-)
I cannot believe my baby girl is 6 years old!
Happy Birthday Alexa!

Friday, November 16, 2012

He had me at Hello!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Kentucky Getaway

So for the majority of this year, I've been trying to get a girls' weekend planned.  We initially tried to match it up with Time Out for Women and that wasn't working with every one's schedules, so then we just tried a weekend getaway...well, that ended up being unsuccessful too.
A couple weeks ago, I was commenting to Kevin that I was bummed how it had all not worked out and he suggested I just go to Louisville to visit my good friends. And that was that...I booked my ticket the next day!!!
I arrived on Friday afternoon and had dinner at Cheesecake that night with my fabulous friends, Waveney and Rachael.  This was our typical girls' night out when I lived there, we'd try and do a Cheesecake night once a month, so it was wonderful to be able to do that again!
Saturday was a busy, fun-filled day of enjoying the beautiful Fall Kentucky colors, shopping, lunch with wonderful friends (Wave, Rach, Taffney and her mom and sis-in-law), ice cream with another friend (Christa), more shopping, and dinner with yet another fabulous friend (Amanda).
Fewf...tiring but sooooo fun!

Sunday, I headed to my old ward for church to see friends that are still there.
Then I stopped by to see my wonderful friend and old neighbor, Becky, before heading to Amanda's place for more visiting with her.

Then it was back to Wave's to just chill and hangout before heading home today.
I seriously love this lady...we just go together like peas and carrots, ya know?!!!

Thanks my friend for letting me crash at your house, hangin' out with me and letting me get away from the every day happenings of my life so I could recharge!  Love ya!
And special thanks and shout out to my awesome Mister for encouraging me to go
AND to my friends and babysitters for helping out with my kiddos while I was gone.
Couldn't have done it without y'all!!!