Monday, May 31, 2010

and many more.........

More is better, right???



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Yesterday, we celebrated my Papa's 90th birthday, and boy, did we celebrate!

Papa suffered from a major stroke last year that took away his ability to live on his own. It also took away his ability to read, move around easily and damaged a lot of his memory.


A few things that it didn't take away: His love for the Gospel, His love for his family, and his love for dominoes........

domino cake

Yes! This cake is as big as it looks! Made to feed 100 and was a whopping 52" long! If you need a cake, this is the person you need to contact! Alana can do ANYTHING you want! If you have trouble viewing the link, just go to facebook and type in Alana King and add her to your friend list! She made it EXACTLY the way I envisioned it, 90 dots and all!!

All the kiddos had to count to make sure she put 90 on there......


counting the dots

She did!


Papa greeted everyone on the front porch as they arrived......


waiting on the porch


We had a LOT of friends and family there to celebrate! Traffic and weather delayed a few, so my brother Matt, gathered his family, nieces and nephew and a few others to entertain the audience until they arrived......

Singing


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Here is a snippet, of the performance.....


I wish I had a recorder and more space on my camera card to record the rest! It was put together just a few minutes prior to performing and it was a HIT!


During the party, I found out that this man was 103 years old........

103 yrs old

I HAD to get my picture taken with him, because, well, because he's ONE. HUNDRED. AND. THREE. YEARS. OLD!!!!


Papa was thrilled that all but TWO of his Great-Grandchildren was there to celebrate with him! We even managed to snap a few pictures of the Greats.....

everybody get ready now.....


Preparing for pic

Look at the camera.....

getting ready to smile :)


And say Papa Doodle Doo.................

makes me laugh

(that one makes me laugh :)


One more for the silly ones.......

silly pic

It's Memorial Day, (and my Grandfather's actual birthday), so I will leave you now, because we still have much more celebrating to do!! Because MORE in this case, is better!

Only a few more hours left before the entrees close for our Cutest Kid Contest!! Be back with the final pics of all the entrees!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

for he's a jolly good fella'..........

Meet Papa...........
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this picture was taken several years ago, but still one of my favorites :)
Papa is my grandfather and great grandfather to these........
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+ Camille....added in March....
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+ plus 11 more from his other two children.... these are just from my mom's grand kids!
That's right! He has 8 grandchildren (although he tells everyone he has 9, and when we question him on it he starts counting off names and always includes Tim which is pretty special to me because he counts Tim as his own, which Tim gladly accepts, because their relationship doesn't know the meaning of in-law) 27 great-grandchildren and it doesn't stop there!
You can read more about him here on my brother's blog....... I highly recommend you checking it out. My brother is a very gifted photographer in Birmingham and I think you will enjoy this tribute to Papa's life and might provide a little inspiration for your family. This project was started about 6 months prior to my grandfather's stroke. Papa moved in with my mom last May after suffering from a major stroke that took away his ability to live on his own.
We will be celebrating Papa's 90th birthday this weekend. He has called for a BIG celebration and BIG he shall get! Not every one has been given the gift of turning 90. And not every one has been given the gift to enjoy this much time with their Papa as we have. We have much to celebrate! Papa is doing great and we hope to celebrate many more birthdays with him! I will return with pictures of the BIG day next week!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Babies........

You've probably seen these around the shop........
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We think they are precious on their own our stuffed with goodies.
I have a hobby.....well, several....one of which, I like arranging flowers. So, I used this carriage to create this..................
flowers carriage
In celebration of this........................
Austin
This is Austin....He was born around 27 weeks weighing 1lb 9oz...........
He is a miracle and a well loved baby. He is doing fantastic and is now 9lbs! When they arrived back to Dothan, after being at UAB for a couple months, we had a celebration shower for him....
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Lamp Post
This was a month of much celebration around my neck of the woods....
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Soon after celebrating the birth and health of Austin, we showered Allison with LOTS of goodies for the up coming arrival of Miss Audrey Grace......
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We had fun with this table....Leah put together this Strawberry topiary (which no one wanted to eat, 'cause I think they were afraid to mess it up!)
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Hope this gives you a little inspiration for your up coming celebrations!
Here is number 26,27, and 28!!
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Don't' forget to check out "Coupon Monday" below (it's a great one!)!
See you soon!

Monday, May 24, 2010

One is the loneliest number.........

So you can have TWO!!
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Friday, May 21, 2010

sniff,sniff.........

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Last night was my baby's kindergarten graduation.......
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I look pretty together here, but earlier in the day I looked like this.......
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Need I say more...... it was a bittersweet day!
Prior to the graduation we had family over for an early dinner to celebrate! Tim's parent's gave Elizabeth a gift and when she opened it, I heard her squeal...." OH, THESE ARE SOOOOO CUTE!"...............................
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Flip Flops that glow....BRIGHTLY!
She knew she couldn't wear them to the graduation, so she took them to the car to slip on right after it was over with! This early am, when the house was quiet, you know, the quiet before all the children wake, I heard, clip clop clippity clop! This is what greeted me......
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Except she was smiling, when I grabbed my camera it was more like "get that camera out of my face!"...... She couldn't wait to put them on! She said "I love these so much, when I grow out of them I am NOT giving them to Haley (Haley gets the hand-me-downs from us) , I am going to keep them!"
I am still receiving precious pictures that keep me smiling!!! Here is number 23,24 and 25!!
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

I've been doin'..........

a lot of ooooooooooin' and ahhhhhhin'...............
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stay tuned....more to follow as received!
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