Friday, November 14, 2014


As a birthday gift to myself I scheduled family pictures! I am pretty sure that I was the only one excited about them, but that's ok!  I love Fall and the weather and the clothes and the smells, so I thought it would be perfect to have our pictures made in this time of year. I also wanted to add new pictures to go along with the new house, and I think they turned out perfect! Here is our family...

This is my favorite picture! They look so sweet here!
I already have several prints in frames around the house,
and my 3 panel canvas just came in today. Happy birthday to me!
I love our family!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

35 years young

I had a wonderful 35th celebration last week! I am so thankful for all the friends, family, co-workers and students who showered me with love all week! My door at school was adorned with the Happy Birthday sign and the students were so cute in bringing all their gifts to me! I got homemade brownies, gift cards, a coffee mug and lots of sweet homemade cards!

My mom and dad sent me a cookie bouquet at school, too! 

Richard got me rocking chairs for the patio.  As we sat in them and talked, we laughed at the fact that 35 must be old if we are already sitting on the porch and rocking! 

He also surprised me at youth that night with cookie cakes and all the youth singing happy birthday!

This weekend we went to my parents for my party and the theme was housewarming! Everything was decorated with paint cans, supplies, mailboxes, bricks, was so cute! 

All my gifts were in "moving boxes"!
The boys wore their painter hats and ate off paint lids!

My cakes was a front door.

And all of my gifts were house needs!

As always, it was so creative and perfect for this season we are in! Praying 35 will be a year of settling in and pouring out on others!