Tuesday, November 30, 2010

H is for Horse!

When planning for the Letter H, our first thought was HORSE! And oh, this memory rose to the top of favorites for sure.
Can you tell these two have become quite the adorable friends??
Aubrey Rose hanging out at the stables.
Our Cowboy...

Our Cowgirl...
Our real cowgirl, Auntie Blair! (Blake's sister)

First they brushed the HORSE's HAIR.

Then, got to take a ride on the pretty HORSE, Mia.

They also got to feed the horses HAY.
Thank you, Blair, for helping us learn about horses, hay, hair, horseshoes, and happiness. And for helping us make sweet memories!
Daddy and Big Papa came out to see us too!!
Auntie Blair showed us the horse's shoes. They were quite intrigued.
Then, we went in for a little horseshoe craft. They were sooooooo happy to get their OWN Horseshoe!
They picked out beads...
Auntie Blair helped them string them on...
to make their own horseshoe design!
More to come about the Letter H another day!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Baby Jed

I absolutely LOVE my new, little nephew! I can't wait to hold him again! Here are a couple of cute pics from his first night at home. LOVE IT! Can't wait for many, many more memories together.
We had a little birthday party for Jed. He slept through the whole party, but I think he had a great time anyway. :)

We were missing Aaron this night, but here is the rest of us.

Blake, myself, Aubrey Rose and baby Jedidiah

My parents and their new grandson!

Allie, her mom and Jed

Friday, November 26, 2010

Roof update...

A couple of days ago I mentioned our lovely roof maintenance. Our roofer pulled back the shingles and check out what he found!!! Isn't that wonderful?! Good thing this was fixed before the rains came the next day!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Allie's Shower

We planned a baby shower for my sister in law, Allie, and about a week before the shower she was admitted to the hospital for pre-term labor. After much discussion of going back and forth, we decided to keep the shower as planned and get creative. THANK GOODNESS for technology! We decided to skype Allie in on the computer and then our guest of honor....my brother! Everything went perfect!!

We made individual boxed meals for our guests. We had little tea sandwiches, fruit cup, mini cupcake and our famous Wawona Peach Jewels. This was the entry. For our centerpieces we used branches and attached cute, baby cut outs attached with little clothespins.
When guests arrived, they were greeted by ALLIE on the computer!! We skyped her in so she could greet each guest. Family including Allie on the computer. HA! :)

We were missing Darlene (Allie's mom) in this picture, but these are the ladies who put the shower on. Christy (my sister), myself, Becca (my cousin's wife), Jen (a sweet friend from church) and my mom (Margie)
Here is the guest of honor!! My brother did a PHENOMENAL job greeting guests, eating tea sandwiches and also opening gifts. He "oooo-ed" and "awwww-ed" perfectly. Everything was" so adorable" or "so precious." He represented Allie wonderfully.

At the gift time, we skyped Allie in again. He would open the gift and then...
show Allie how cute it was.
He even tried on the breast feeding cover!
I loved the wrapping of the gift. Top part wrapped in blue. Bottom half wrapped in pink. Little did we know a little boy would be born 10 days later.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Backtracking a little...okay a lot...but, better late than never, right? We went to a phenomenal event which benefited our Central Valley Childrens Hospital. I wish I had pictures of before to show how they magically created Wawona's packing house to be a black tie affair. It was breathtaking!

Harvest Ball 2010

These are pictures of the Hors d'oeuvre and Silent Auction area

There were peaches everywhere so elegantly displayed.
Align Center

Blake's family

My family

Ashley, myself, Christina and Katie

The entrance leading us to where dinner was served

Even the meal had peaches on it and don't forget the Peach Bellini drinks!

Blake's parents were the hosts. They had a wonderful, welcoming speech

Blake's sister, Blair and her boyfriend Jordan