Tuesday, October 29, 2013

we had a busy weekend!

On Friday, my best friend from college came to visit from Portland with her little girl.  We haven't seen each other since my baby shower before Emily was born!  Long overdue (!!!) but we picked up like we had just seen each other a week ago.  I was thrilled that we finally got to meet each other's kids and spend some time catching up and chatting about motherhood.

I miss you girls so much already!!

Saturday we had Emily's birthday party with our family and friends.  It was a perfect day and Emily had a wonderful time!  My dad, his wife, and my aunt were all able to make it from Illinois and we were so happy they made the trip to celebrate with us!  Steve's parents and a few of our friends in town were there too, such a great day!

Minnie Mouse theme- surprise, surprise!

ready to party!

Emily's grandparents
Aunt Jody reading to Emily & Gavin

she was so excited about the singing and the cupcakes, her smile says it all- pure joy!

On Sunday, we carved pumpkins, roasted pumpkin seeds, and went on a "hay rack ride" around our yard.  Later in the day, my Uncle Cliff and Aunt Sharon came to visit.  They are from Chicago and were driving through PA and stopped to see us- yay!!  We hadn't seen each other since Emily was 4 days old!

Emily is an old pro at pumpkins but this was G's first time!

finished product

our "hay rack" ride

meeting Aunt Sharon & Uncle Cliff

It's weekends like this that leave me feeling blessed beyond belief. 


  1. Could that picture of her "ready to party" be any sweeter? That girl has the most precious smile! Sounds like a perfect weekend to me!

  2. sounds like a great time with family and friends!

  3. What a beautiful little girl Emily has become!!!!!!! She seems like she is such fun and she will bring excitement to any gathering she is a part of!

  4. So many great photos from the weekend and Emily's party!! It sounds like such a fun time and Emily looks like she loved it and all of the extra attention just for her special day! :) What a beautiful family you have!

  5. Sounds wonderful! My best friend from high school came out to visit a few weekends ago with her toddler and it was just delightful. It's so nice to have old friends. Emily's hair is gorgeous!


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