Tuesday, July 28, 2009
This picture is from some of our good friends wedding that the girls were in. They were the most adorable flower girls I've ever seen and did phenomenal walking down the aisle together. I love this picture because it captures Macie's true big sister, nurturing personality as she holds Addaline's hand and guides her. These girls are never apart and will be lifelong friends; looking at this picture reminds me of their bond all the time!!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This weeks 'Show Us Where You Live Friday' over at Kelly's Korner is the wedding dress edition. She's changing it up a bit since we've all shown every room in our house and our yards, so now we're on to different topics. This week is a bit tough for me because I had to scan all of our pictures in because that's the only form of them we have is actual printed pictures so you can't really see the detail of my dress unfortunately. It was a 2 piece dress with a corset top with a modesty panel so my back wasn't hanging out, I loved it... SOOO beautiful!!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
1 can of chicken breast, drained
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1/2 cup of milk
1 can whole kernel sweet corn, drained
1/4 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
Soften cream cheese in microwave, add remaining ingredients and place in crock pot set on low to keep warm.
Serve with tortilla chips.
Unfortunately I don't have a picture, but don't let that keep you from trying this YUMMY dish!!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday night Gerrad and I did NOT have a sort of 'date night' and head to KC for his Union Meeting for work. We did NOT leave a little early to shop around one of our favorite outdoor shopping centers and score some awesome bargains during the sidewalk sales either. I did NOT fore go dinner that night because it was not very tasty to turn around and have 2 plates of dessert, I eat healthy and would NEVER do that!
Sunday we did NOT go to church and stay afterwards for a wonderful bake sale auction to raise money for our VBS. I did NOT bid all the way up to $30 on chocolate covered strawberries and squeal with delight when I won them. We did NOT enjoy a wonderful lunch with some great church friends afterwards and enjoy every bite of the free fried ice cream that was offered to us.
I have NOT been perfecting my newest crafting quest lately and am NOT thrilled with the way they've turned out, here's a sneak peak.
I am NOT considering a career change and have NOT been thinking about it every moment of every day and praying my little heart out that it all works out for our family.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Getting ready for some cake
Addaline's 1st Birthday was a 'cupcake' theme with pink and green and was absolutely adorable. We just had a small get together at our home for close friends and family.
Addaline's 2nd Birthday is in September... we're thinking of having the girls birthday parties together and having a big swimming party for all our family and friends. I need to get on the ball with planning their party. Any ideas/tips for their shared swimming party that is rapidly approaching?
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Addaline and Macie's very first professional portrait together, SO cute! October 2007
The Hall Family's first professional portrait together! October 2007
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
***Today's MckLinky Blog Hop is 3 Things You Didn't Know About Me***
So here is my list of 3:
1) I am scared to DEATH of spiders, doesn't matter the size of them, they ALL freak me out. I once nearly wrecked my car because a spider dropped down from my car window on it's little web and almost landed on my arm, I jerked the wheel and had to pull into a parking lot so I could kill the thing. The RIDICULOUS part about that is the spider was about the size of a pinhead-no joke! Irrational fear I know, can't help it! I share the same fear about 'June Bugs' and my husband thinks it's hilarious how afraid of those I am as well-AHH!!
2) I wish I could sing. I sing in the car all the time and would LOVE to have a musical talent but obviously that just wasn't in the cards for me. Thankfully I'm good at other things!
3) I am semi-obsessed with redecorating our house about every year. My husband can't stand it and thinks I picked the most expensive obsession to have. I just don't like looking at the same decorations for too long and like to spice it up a bit. I'm a bargain shopper so he should be thankful for that =)
So what are 3 things I don't know about YOU?
Saturday my friend Carrie and I threw another good friend Heather a baby shower. It was SO much fun to get together with some girl friends and gather for a special occasion, the approaching arrival of baby Kori. I didn't get any pictures from the shower because I was running out the door in a hurry and of course forgot the most important thing-my camera! I did however get a picture of the super cute cake that Carrie made and you've already seen the outfit I made for baby Kori but I'll post it again. Saturday evening Macie, Addaline and I decided to take my mom out to dinner after her rough last few days... some mom/daughter/granddaughter time was MUCH NEEDED! Then my mom and I put the girls to bed when we got home and watched 'Dan in Real Life', SUPER cute movie by the way for those of you that still haven't seen it. Gerrad was having a 'boys night out' with the guys from work at Buffalo Wild Wings watching the UFC Fights.
Kori's room is going to be done in Ladybugs and the shower theme was also Ladybugs, the cake Carrie made turned out great!
That evening a 'girls night out' was in order... some fab girl friends and I headed to our local favorite Japanese Steakhouse and then went to see 'The Proposal'. I HIGHLY recommend that movie as well to those gals who haven't seen it. I laughed so hard I cried during a few parts; who knew a romantic comedy would actually be THAT funny?! I was SO nice to get out of the house and have some much needed time with some fabulous gals who I absolutely adore-thanks again girls for a great night out!!
Friday, July 10, 2009
My mom was told today that she has emphysema. Seriously, WHAT?! I couldn't hardly focus on what she was saying after that because I was trying SO hard to keep it together to let her know it was OK and she'd get through it and everything will be fine. On the inside I felt like dropping the phone and letting loose. She is having a very hard time with this because in all reality it is something that she has caused herself by smoking almost her entire life. I HATE CIGARETTES!!! It doesn't make the reality of it any less hard to hear knowing that. I told myself after we hung up to stay AWAY from the computer and not do my typical GOOGLE search immediately because I didn't want to freak myself out. I'm telling you in all honesty that I just NOW googled it at 11pm tonight and only looked at the definition I linked you to, I couldn't bare to look at anything else. I don't want to know and I'm going to live in denial for a little bit about it.
The chest x-ray didn't show any major issues thankfully. The exact words from my mom were 'Well at least they didn't find any lung cancer with the x-rays' AAHHHH!!! It terrifies me to no end to think about this disease and how it is going to start affecting my mom down the road. I can't picture my life with out her and I'm not even going to let myself go there. I know this is not a death sentence and I know it can be maintained by certain medicines so that is what I'm going to focus on. Thank you to all my friends/family for your encouraging words today!! They mean the world to me!!
On another note, I was home AGAIN with our youngest today for a repeat of the ear infection she had 2 weeks ago. Apparently it never cleared up the last time and is back in full force. They put her on a stronger antibiotic and I am to follow up with our primary Dr the day she finishes this antibiotic up (we had to use the Take Care Clinic at Walgreens again last night). Addaline was acting just fine yesterday and you couldn't tell a single thing was wrong with her, today was another story. Today she was running a fever of about 103 all day and didn't leave my side again except to take a 4 hour nap. Hopefully it clears up this time and doesn't become a recurring problem.
Tomorrow I have a very good friends baby shower that I'm throwing and then I'm going to hang out with my mom and the girls all day while my hubby works. I'm excited to have some quality time with my daughters and my mother. Sunday is a busy day filled with church, a baby shower at church in the afternoon and then GIRLS NIGHT in the evening. I'm SO excited... some girlfriends and I are going to dinner at our favorite Japanese Steak House and then we're going to see the movie 'The Proposal' which I'm pretty pumped about. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Macie up close and personal on the 4th