Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I can draw a stick figure and she can do this...

So so so proud of my sister the artist!  She is an Art major at OBU and had her senior art show this past weekend!  Several family members came in town to celebrate her awesome work!  She is so talented and creative.  It boggles my mind!  I am so glad we were able to go see all of her artwork on display and celebrate 4 years of her amazing talent!  Congrats on an awesome show sweet Rissa!

Before she got tired, she was a happy girl!

Kisses for Mommy

The coolest guestbook ever. This tree was full with fingerprints by the end of the night!

So cute of Granpa, unfortunately Haven wouldn't cooperate for this one!


Sisters :)

They like each other a little bit. :)
Roomies & Besties!

How handsome is our bro in this pic?! 

Bozzy & his blue-eyed grand-baby :)

The AWESOME food spread, thank you Raglins!

Proud parents!

Sweet Nonna came in from Memphis!

What a cute couple! :)

What a wonderful evening!  If only Haven could have hung in there a little longer so I could have had a longer stay, but oh well.  It was such a great show and we are all so proud of Aunt Rissa!  She even sold some pieces!  Cha-ching! :)  I didn't take any pictures of the rest of our weekend with the family but it was glorious.  I love my sweet family!  


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Where Is She Going?

She started out on the playmat in the bottom right of the picture and pushed herself backwards on her tummy.  Life is about to get harder folks!!  And the next picture is blurry, but seriously how cute is that face?!

2 Pretty Girls

Haven attended her 1st Bachelorette party a couple weekends ago!  Ha!  She came to the first personal shower part with me while Daddy was at work and then he picked her up so I could have a girls' night out!  We all got dressed up in sparkles to celebrate my dear friend Lizzie!  Haven even had some sparkles on her hair clip, of course.  I have been friends with Lizzie for 11 (gasp!) years now and there is no one more FUN than this girl.  Her bachelorette party did not disappoint!  She got some sassy things for her honeymoon, we had an awesome Mexican dinner, and spent the rest of the evening dancing the night away as I hoped we would.  I can't wait to dance with Liz again at her wedding THIS weekend!  Ah!  I couldn't be happier for my sweet friend and the love she has found.  So looking forward to celebrating with her again at what is bound to be a gorgeous wedding!  Unfortunately I didn't take that many pictures at the bachelorette party so I leave you with pictures of 2 pretty girls!

My sweet girl all dressed up for the party!

The gorgeous bride-to-be!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Haven and Copper Update

Aside from chewing up some pacifiers and a couple teethers, Copper is so good with Haven.  This is the same animal that when I was pregnant I told my husband, "he needs to seriously calm down or we're going to have a tough decision to make."  From day one, he has been nothing but calm and careful around Haven.  He still has occasional energy bursts and random hey-remember-me barking episodes, but nothing that has ever caused any concern regarding Haven.  Lately he loves stealing a kiss and she just smiles and laughs.  It is too cute.  Earlier today, he just laid down next to her while she was playing.  She proceeded to offer her pacifier to him over and over like she did to Russell here.  Of course I had to keep telling him no, otherwise he would have been all about taking "sharing" it.  But really, so happy that he has adjusted so well.  Check them out from earlier today...

And just for fun, a trip down memory lane with a couple pictures you may not have seen before...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!  What good is a holiday if not for a Haven photo shoot?!  Yes, I like to dress my daughter up and take pictures of her if you haven't noticed.  But when you're this cute, it's a shame not to right?!  I am so looking forward to future Valentine's Day fun... making crafts, cute outfits, going to school parties, and limiting the amount of candy she eats.  Well, maybe not that last one.  But way more important than all of those fun things, is my LOVE for this sweet girl.  I hope she always knows how much her Daddy and I (and our huge family!) loves her.  On Valentine's Day, and every other day of the year, every day of her life. :)

Being bashful...

That little grin appears more often than not now and it just cracks me up...

Love these giggly smiles!...

If only I could get the camera in the right spot, we're both smiling!

Love those big baby blues...

Just loungin' with her belly hangin' out hahaha...

And this girl already loves diamonds... we're in trouble...

Happy Valentine's Day!  Tell someone you love them today!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Happy Birthday Bozzy!

Yesterday was my every-wonderful-adjective-you-can-think-of Dad's birthday!  Dad/Bozzy, we LOVE you so much!  You and mom are why I am the woman/mom I am today, and I can't thank you enough for all you've done for me and will continue to do!  Happy Birthday again and I only wish we could have spent it together!  Haven's birthday card to Bozzy was too cute not to share with everyone...

UJVP Regional Champs! "Yeah probly."

Last weekend, Haven and I joined the Union JV Pom squad on a charter bus to our regional competition in Fort Worth!  My mother-in-law and grandparents made the trip as well to help me with Haven while I was at the competition.  (Couldn't have done it without you guys, thank you!!)  I was pretty nervous about the whole trip... how would she do on the bus?  At night while sharing a room with the other coach?  During the days without me all day?  Aside from a couple upset moments on the bus, a couple night wakes, and a really late bedtime the night before I had to be up at 4am, she did REALLY well!  The bus rides could have easily been a nightmare and thankfully they were close to the opposite.  And on top of that, my grandparents and mother-in-law enjoyed the Haven time!  Unfortunately here's the only pic of Haven I got during the trip...  

The competition was SO fun.  It has been several years since I've been to one of these things, and I immediately re-discovered my love for them.  If you know me, you know I could watch anything dance-related (reality shows, musicals, competitions, movies, etc) all. day. long.  The performance below is what sparked me to get my camera out, so I have them (him) to thank for this blog post!  Check out the guy in the middle!  Too much fun to watch!!  I should have recorded him honestly.

Now on to my pom girls!  They are too much fun.  I know I have only been working with them for a month, but I am so proud of their hard work!  I was nervous before they took the floor and thrilled when they were announced the winners.  It's funny how this pom world has just sucked me back in!  Anyway, they rocked it and won 1st place and judges' choice!!  So so so proud of them!

A couple of them got ahold of my camera...

Love this picture!!

GO UJVP!  Congratulations!!!