September 22, 2018

A Baby Shower for Jessica

Jessica is having a BABY!!
So we had a PARTY!

#DaysImissmyMom - Dad/Grandpa Earl gave Jessica a special gift.  My mom wore this necklace all the time. She and Jessica had a conversation about this necklace long before my mom got sick.  Jessica is the first grandchild to have a baby.  It is an exciting time for my sister Jenn and especially Jess.  I wish my mom was here to celebrate with us but I am so grateful for these little gifts that bring her back even if it is just for a moment. 

Click HERE to see Jessica's reaction.

Theme: Babies, Books, & Bears
Hosted: Dawn, Ashley, & Megan
Served: Winter Fruit Salad, Chicken & Wild Rice Soup, Rolls
Bear Paw Butter: Ashley 
Sugar Cookies: by Lorilee Eyre
Tables & Chairs: Diamond Rental
Dishes: IKEA
Yard: Aaron, Mackay, Hayden, & Kenz ;)

September 4, 2018

The Color of a Fall

While on his run, Aaron took a tumble.
August 29th - Day 1:

August 30th Day 2: Morning

After being on it all day at work

August 31st Day 3:

September 1st Day 4:

I quite taking pictures after this day.
It was a solid TWO weeks before he could walk normal.
And NOPE he never went to the Doctor. :(

August 11, 2018

Carson Surprises Taylor

A few weeks ago, Carson reached out to me asking for some design advice.  
Taylor mentioned that for her birthday she wanted to have a "Fire Pit Area" 
Knowing Taylor would be away at Girls Camp (August 8-11), 
Carson thought it would be fun to surprise her with it all finished when she got home. 

After brainstorming for a few days, we came up with a plan.  
so professional - crayons and all... haha

It was going to require Carson do A LOT of prep work.  
Ashley jumped in to help.
Then I volunteered my boys and on Friday August 10th, 
GO BIG OR GO HOME - is our motto.

Ashley and Carson did some final touch up work on Saturday morning 
(mowing the lawn, laying pea gravel, sweeping cement)
and had about 10 minutes to spare before Taylor got home.
She was thrilled!
I always say "it is EASY to serve KIND & APPRECIATIVE people"  
Taylor and Carson are both.  

I love the way it turned out. 

Thanks for letting us be a part of your surprise Carson!
Thanks Ashley for going ABOVE AND BEYOND per usual!
And Thank you to my hubby and boys for being willing to serve on a Friday afternoon.