Piper 1 year!

We have so much going on lately…one of which was Piper’s first birthday last week!   She is such a happy little girl…totally not a baby anymore.  I don’t know where the past year has gone but it has been great!

We went to Ohio last weekend to celebrate with my family.  My sister made this beautiful cake for Piper, topped with her favorite character from Yo Gabba Gabba!  Thanks Lauren 🙂


Baby Piper

We finally had our baby girl…Piper Grace on April 28th at 1:55 am.  She weighed 8lbs. 13oz. and was 22 1/4 inches long!  This is just a quick update to let everyone know that we had her.  I will post her birth story and some pictures very soon.  As soon as she lets me get caught up on some sleep.

The big 25!

Today is Blake’s 25th birthday.  We really don’t have anything planned for his special day.  I think we will be glad to just enjoy a nice evening around the house together.  So far I am feeling pretty good today so hopefully it will last through the evening.

The only thing that Blake wants for his birthday is Tim Keller’s book The Reason for God.  I haven’t gotten it for him yet but I will. 

This is his last birthday that is just the 2 of us so I hope he has a wonderful day.   

Happy Birthday Blake, I love you!

Our Birthday Boy

Marley’s 1st birthday is this month.  We don’t know the acctual day so since we brought him home on March 2nd we made it the 2nd.  I can’t believe how big he has gotten since we got him.









Here he is the night we brought him home.  He was so skinny.
(6 months old)







Here he is today showing off his Birthday Smile!



















I made this image for Blake, he likes this dingy film look.

Happy Birthday Marley!

08-08-08 continued

Oh my, I had a great birthday yesterday!  By the end of the night I was exhausted.

We started off the morning by stopping at Spalding’s Bakery in Lexington for some doughnuts.  You have to get there early if you want any with the famed chocolate frosting on them.  I personally prefer just the glazed!  They are the absolute best tasting doughnuts!  They are hand made every morning and always still warm!  They have a crunchy outside and nice doughy inside.  So good people stand in line hours to get them.  They were also mentioned by MSN.com as being one of the best in America!

  They close the doors at noon or when they run out of doughnuts.  We always manage to get there minutes before they close and still have to stand in line for them.  It is worth it!

We then filled up our gas tank and headed west to the longest yard sale in the world.  It spans from Ohio to Alabama.  Being that it runs through Kentucky only about an hour away from us we decided to check it out.  It was fun!

There were vendors set up everywhere!  Some where in peoples yards, others just along side the road, and we even stopped at one at a church.

That is were we found the only thing we came home with.  I spotted this large laundry hamper priced at 18 dollars.  We felt like it was a good deal but then the man selling it told us he sell it for 12.  We couldn’t pass that up! 

  It is in brand new condition and will look great in the house!

The sale was fun but we were a bit bummed out that most everything being sold was junk.  We were hoping to find more great deals for the house.  There was on thing we passed up that we wished we wouldn’t have had to.  It was a 3 tier wrought iron planter.  Both of us new it would have looked great on the porch.  I was very large, taller than me and about 3 or so feet wide.  It had a green patina that matched the paint on the front door really well.  They only wanted 115 dollars but we couldn’t justify buying it at this point. 

We traveled the yard sale just between Frankfort and Danville then headed back toward Lexington.  We traveled a back scenic road into town that was a nice adventure.  We saw some beautiful horse farms that are famed for the bluegrass and also passed through steep rocky areas near the Kentucky River.  It was a wonderful.

We then stopped at Abuelo’s Mexican Resturant for dinner.  I got a chicken chimichanga and Blake had the grande.  If you have never been you must try it some time!

Finally on the way home we stopped at Dairy Queen to get an ice cream cake.  I love these, I used to have them when I was a kid for my birthday all the time.  Nothing better than and ice cream cake for an August birthday!


Happy Birthday to me!!!! 

Thank you everyone for the birthday wishes! I had a great day that but am much too tired to blog about tonight so I will post in the morning.  We did something that very few people would have the chance to do on their birthday.  Any guesses what we did????

I will tell you all about it soon!

I have to go rest now!


Happy Birthday!

Today is my favorite nephew’s birthday.  (I can say that because he the only boy out of my sister’s kids.)  I can’t believe how old he is…7!  I remember when he was born.  He is my older sister’s first child.  Everyone was so excited!  I think there were about 17 people there at the hospital waiting to see him.  My favorite moment was when we were all waiting outside of the hospital room and we finally heard his first little cry.  That little cry brought so much joy to me!

If there is kid can make you laugh, it is Stephen!  We use to just sit and laugh at all of his funny little antics and things he said.  Now he is growing into a very intelligent young boy.  Stephen is growing up so fast and I am missing so much of it.  He is in the first grade this year and is home-schooled.  I am constantly amazed at the intelligent conversations I have with him whenever I call. 


I hope that you are having a great birthday.  We can’t wait to see you this weekend when we come up.  Happy Birthday, I love you!