Atira decided to enter the fair this year, which was not as easy as it may sound. We finally got it all figured out, got her entered and waited, wondering how she did until we could go see for ourselves. We finally made it to the day we were going to the fair, raced to the area she had her photo displayed in and SHE WON!! She won first place and she won best in class! She entered only one photo, of her doll, and it was a big winner. We are so very proud of her accomplishment!! Congratulations our talented daughter!! 💗
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
It's hard to believe he is 18 already. These years have gone by so very quickly and I am so blessed and thankful I was there, full time to watch him grow into the amazing young man God created him to be. We are so very proud of him.
For his 18th he decided he wanted a Dispicable Me party! Just love that! We made Twinkie minions and loaded them up onto a costco cake. He had som of his favorite foods, dairy free biscuits and gravy, steak and mashed potatoes and of course BBQ burgers, corn on the cob and chips. We had a houseful of folks to celebrate with us. It was a wonderful week!
The Lord bless you Jordan as you journey on into the life God has for you. ❤️
Saturday, August 17, 2013
We finally got out for our anniversary celebration made possible by our amazing kids and my mom! Our family has blessed us. God has blessed us! We went away to a beautiful place in Granite Falls called Country Cedar Inn. Beautiful. Relaxing. Rejuvenating. We had a beautiful large room with floor to ceiling windows looking over the grounds filled with trees, flowers and wildlife. We woke up to birds singing, squirrels chirping. We came in on Friday afternoon and our car did not move until checkout on Sunday. We rested, napped, ate, played games (bananagrams!), read books and just in general enjoyed spending sometime together away. It had been years since we had had that kind of time and it was way overdo. We hope to go back to this place again, only months from now, not years. Thanks Mom and Kids!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Our little one is really not so little anymore, she is growing up so very fast! Today she and I headed off to the store, she has been looking at this beautiful pair of heels for sometime now and hoping we would give the OK for her very first pair. Daddy and I agreed, it was time and she was thrilled! Thankfully they had her size and she was in shoe love! They were quickly purchased and changed into as soon as possible! We had to run a few errands after so it gave her time to practice her skills at walking with a heel on. She did great and looked like such the lovely lady that she is. ❤
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Thanks to my amazing cousin who also happens to be an amazing photographer, we finally have an updated family photo! Yahoo! This photo was taken at my Grampas wedding in June on the shore of Lake Union. I'm looking forward to printing, framing and hanging this up in our home.
Friday, June 28, 2013
We entered the theater and were told we have tickets for popcorn, we headed up to concession, and were GIVEN each a popcorn, drink and candy! I was amazed as this is all FREE! We then went in and got ready for the movie. We found two seats together in a GREAT spot in the theater and the movie then began. Atira had seen a trailer and was not sure if she was going to like it as much as some of the other movies, as it turned out, it was great! We both really enjoyed it. Great story and message.
We headed out after lots of giggles, some sad moments and a few whispers between us. As we exited the theater there was AG staff waiting and giving away gift bags to all the girls! Atira received 2 posters, a Saige drawing pad, doll tshirt, doll popcorn, sticker, doll size tickets and the latest edition of AG magazine.
It was quite an incredible blessing!
We then, of course, had to head over to the AG store and take in all the new release items. On our way we popped by the photo studio to pick up our prints(above). Atira takes pictures to update her blog of all the new items and reviews them for her followers. Once at the store they were giving away cupcakes! YUM! She had a quick snack and then we made our way through the store getting photos and some hands on checking out of the new merchandise! It was truly an amazing morning and afternoon with my girl.
I should add, all the time while we were gone, Jordan mowed the lawn twice because it was so long, emptied and refilled the dishwasher and put in laundry. What an incredible young man he is becoming! I brought him a slurpee when I got home. He deserved it!
(total side note, but I do believe I am STILL TALLER than she is in that photo of us against the AG wall, right?)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Atira's photography blog
The birthday princess chose to have a homemade dinner of hot dogs, corn on the cob, onion rings and watermelon. Topped off with ice cream for dessert. It was delicious. :)