Monday, January 30, 2012

Milk and Cookies

 Last Wednesday Hopkins Elementary had their Kindergarten Information Night and since I am the Hospitality Chair, I had to set up a food table. And whats better than milk and cookies, especially for a night dedicated to talking about kindergarten! 
It turned out SO cute! 
In other news, 
1) Arianna finally lost her top front tooth! She looks so cute!

2) Ella got bit by a dog on her cheek on Sunday and then that night fell onto the corner table and now has a black and blue eye. She looks pretty beat up but is healing! 

3) Elijah has a BAD runny nose so now both cheeks are chapped and red 
(its pretty bad- its been so dry out here lately)

4) Sophia is working hard with her twin to sell cookies (we're up to over 100 boxes:)

5) Mark and I have a date night on FRIDAY and it cant come fast enough:) I love that guy and getting to spend a few hours by ourselves over a yummy plate of food that I didn't cook and dont have to clean up is heaven:) 

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Last Day of Christmas Vacation at the Denver Zoo


Fun Family Day- and yes, Elijah wore his new pirate outfit to the zoo:) 
Special thanks to Lisa who graciously gave us tickets to enjoy the zoo- 
we thoroughly enjoyed the family day! 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012



(winner was picked by my son out of a random pile of paper strips with names written on each!)
Beth, please contact Michelle at
You can let her know what you would like and she will get you more details! 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

IKEA "Veggie Garden" Baby Shower

This past weekend, I had the wonderful privilege to host a baby shower for little Knox! 
I saw the "veggie garden" fabric at IKEA and an idea was born:)
I had a bunch of wonderful ladies help me pull it all together with wonderful food found on Pinterest.
We had TONS of "veggie' themed food and appetizers-perfect for a room full of ladies! 
Favors were little spades for everyone to use this spring! 
And the weather was SO warm and breezy- perfect for our springy colors! 


The drinks were SO very yummy. 
We served Citrus Mint Water 
which basically was a pitcher 
filled with mint, cucumber, orange and lemon slices.
 It was TASTY!
We also served Orange Julius Smoothies:
Mix equal parts orange juice and milk. Add vanilla to taste. Add sugar to taste. Pour into blender with ice and blend away! It was so easy and tasted amazing! 

I loved that all our drinks were served in canning jars with lime green straws and little orange flags made out of scrapbook paper. Super easy and CUTE! 


We found the cute little dishes for the "shooters" at Party City! They have a great section of appetizer plastic dishes! Of course we washed them all so we could reuse them at other parties or showers!

I LOVE my dear church family at Sola Church SO very much and the times we get to celebrate with each other are memorable! Love you Melody and so thankful we can be a part of Knox's life! 
Look at that face! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thirty-One Giveaway!!!!!!!

Hello all! I am very excited to host a special giveaway from my good friend Michelle Abell who is a Thirty-One Consultant in Massachusetts. I SO wish she could be here to throw a Thirty-One Party at my house and you all would be invited!

 Instead she wants to give one lucky reader their choice of a... 

(like mine but you can choose your own pattern and saying!)

like the one below but you choose the pattern! 

Michelle sent me the cutest thermal tote EVER and its right up my alley since I am a Java Junkie!
I have used this bag so many times already and love it! It is super lightweight and the fabric does not stain and washes so easily. The thermal tote keeps my food nice and cold and I can really fit a whole lot in them! And the best part is that they are SUPER CUTE and AFFORDABLE! This month the Thermal Tote is only $10 (embroidery extra) which is a super deal! You can barely get a lunch tote at Target for that much and they definitely wont be as cute! The Cinch It Up Thermal looks super cool because you can carry it like a purse over your shoulder. AND its on sale for $15 this month! What a deal!
This is the first time I have been introduced to Thirty-One and I am excited to order more products in the future! Michelle can even help you host a party across the miles so you can earn lots of FREE products or if you live in MA, you can have one with her present:) in which case I would be really jealous!

So, here is how you can enter to win:
1. For one entry: Go to Michelle's sight and look around! Leave a comment on my blog telling me what you like the best or what you would use a lot! Make sure to leave your email as well so we can contact you.

2. For another entry: Order a product from Michelle on her website! You will be so glad you did and you'll get your name entered 2 times! She can have it shipped right to you as well for a small fee.

Giveaway ends on SUNDAY the 22nd at midnight.
Winner will be announced on MONDAY the 23rd right here on my blog! You can then contact Michelle and your product will be shipped out shortly after the 27th of January.
Good Luck! 

Party Recap!


Jenny and Brian had a VERY fun NewYears Eve Party to ring in the New year! Lots of yummy food, fun games and friends! Couldnt ask for more.

 My kiddos conked out around 9:30pm.

Also, wanted to include a few pictures from our annual kids Christmas party that Erika throws at her place! Its always so much fun and the kids look forward to it every year:) Here that Erika, you need to keep it going:) lol! You do an AWESOME job and it always turns out great!

Forgot my camera for that party so my phones blurry pics will have to do! 
LOVED all the holiday FUN but so glad its over and things are settling down and back to normal.

Excited for the warmer weather thats supposed to be coming today and the rest of this week! 
And its a free day at the zoo!