Monday, April 18, 2011

In Love!

I am absolutely in love with our Confederate Jasmine that's been blooming for the past few weeks. The scent that wafts from the flowers is absolutely divine & it perks up my mood each time I see & smell the flowers!

Sometimes I'll pick a group of flowers to bring inside with me so I can continue to enjoy them.

How I'll miss those flowers when they're gone!

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Birthday Boy!

Today is Mike's 32nd birthday!

Every year for Mike's birthday I ask him what he wants for his special dinner.

This year he requested chicken Parmesan which I made with pasta & roasted asparagus. The dinner turned out great & Mike couldn't have been happier.

Grammy is in town & was wonderful enough to pick up the ingredients for me since I was stuck at work. She also got a delicious ice cream cake, yum!

We had a really nice evening celebrating the birth of my hilarious hubby & enjoying family time.

And Mike got the shoes he wanted! Granted, I don't exactly find Sanuks to be the most attractive shoes but he claims that they're extremely comfortable so who am I to deny his wishes?

And Cam was a little chatter box today since he was so incredibly excited to celebrate his Daddy's birthday. He helped me make Mike's card & even get his present together. But I think he was most excited for the cake!

Happy birthday, Mike! Thank you for cracking me up every single day!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Showered with Love!

Last Saturday was Lauren's baby shower & I cannot believe lil Taylor is almost here!! Lauren is an amazing friend & I'm blessed to have her in my life. I cannot think of another person more deserving of a beautiful, healthy baby & a shower to celebrate both mom & baby!

The shower turned out wonderfully & everyone had an amazing time.

I was in charge of the games which I've never managed at a baby shower before. I ended up wracking my brains & came up with three low-key games that wouldn't burden the guests.

We guessed how many jelly beans were in the jar & luckily Mike counted the beans since I wouldn't have had the patience to sit & count over 900 jelly beans!

We also did a smell & guess baby food game which was harder than you'd have imagined! I prepared six jars of random foods & dyed them with food coloring to fool everyone. I thought the easiest guess would have been the bananas but after dying them orange, most everyone guessed an orange fruit like peaches or apricots. It's amazing how a color can trick your brain into smelling something different!

The last game we played was How Big is Mommy's Belly where the guests used a ribbon to guess the size of Lauren's belly. The game winners got a gift bag with a candle, a cute travel coffee mug & a biscotti.

I also made the favors which included chocolates wrapped in a bag monogrammed with a T for Taylor & tied with ribbons that held an It's a Girl charm. I was definitely nervous about this job since I'm not at all a crafty person! Luckily my friends came over to help me put the favors together & they turned out great!

In about a month Taylor will be here & I cannot wait to meet her!

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