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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Fishy Fish...

Just wanted to share a little something I made for a special friend of mine. I came across the idea somewhere on the web and thought it was such a cute way to let this gal know just cool she is.
 
 
 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Beach-Themed Bridal Shower...

Those who know me well know that I tend to be a bit introverted when it comes to social situations. I love to serve and help others, but I prefer to do it quietly and behind the scenes. That being said, I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and help put together a bridal shower for my sweet friend Nicole (here she is with her fiance and sweet grandmother).
I really should give all the credit to my co-host Sherri...she's amazingly organized and nothing would have gotten done on time had it not been for her. But, I did contribute some of my creative talents via decorations and invitations and such. I may be biased, but I think the shower was fabulous fun. Here are some photos (compliments of the very talented Tracy of Tracy Elder Photography) of our little shin-dig...hope you enjoy!! I also should mention that many others helped make this shower a success - Amy and her mom for creating the delicious crepe bar and chocolate cupcakes, Katie for the yummy fruit salad, Karly for jumping in last minute to help with the flowers, and Mikken for allowing us to use her beautiful home. I apologize if I have forgotten anyone...I promise that everyone's efforts were greatly appreciated!!
  
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best wishes to the happy couple! So glad I could be part of your fun day!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

3 Months New...

Time is going by way too fast. It's hard to believe baby Mac has already passed the 3 month mark.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Little Mac...

...sure loves to smile...
 
...and I simply can't get enough...
...of her adorable toothless grin.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Rascally Rodents...

Let's see...we've had possums and squirrels and even a little field mouse. Now, we have a group of racoons that has been raiding our avocado tree and running relays across our rooftop at night.
 
The photos are pretty crummy (sorry) but these not-so-little racoons were not scared about asserting their territorial claim. On this particular night, there were 3 of them together...the smallest was just a little larger than our neighbor's dog Hugo. When they run across the roof, it sounds like a person is actually up there.

Crazy things...in the 1 1/2+ years we've lived here, we have never seen these guys. Let's hope they decide NOT to stick around for the long haul!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pipecleaners and Pompoms...

 
 
 
 
 
Who would have thought that a bowl full of beads, pompoms, and bundle of pipe cleaners could make for such a fun morning for me and the girls?!

Friday, August 12, 2011

OC County Fair 2011

Here is a recap of our day at the fair...

  
Bumper boats, fun houses, and slides...we took full advantage of the $2 rides...
  
  
...and the girls loved every minute of it.

  
They also loved hanging out with their friend Pete...

 
 
 
...and participating in a pre-magic-show game/contest. They both won 1st place ribbons and they were so proud to show off their prize...

  
Up, up, and away...on the ferris wheel

  
  
They must have gone on the slides 10 times or so...and they had a blast every time. There was also a really cool ride that made them feel like they were flying...and they were so happy to ride it all by themselves.

 
The merry-go-round is always a favorite.

This is how little Mac spent most of her day, but we did have a few moments like this...

  
   
  
And of course, the animals...they loved the animals. Aiden even took a turn with the camera and snapped away to her heart's content.

 
I thought these were pretty cool...some of the winning cakes for this year

Love these girls...

The photos says it all...

  
These guys were pretty cool...Aiden made us chase them down so she could snap some more photos...

Special thanks to Granpa for joining us at the fair...

And Doug was able to meet up with us after work for a bit o' fun...

 
With kettle corn and ribbons in hand, we headed off to a family dinner at Old Spaghetti Factory...the perfect ending to a perfect day!