Monday, May 24, 2010

Caroline's Birthday Party

Caroline's 2nd birthday party was Sunday afternoon. She had a fun time celebrating with family and friends. The theme of her party was Abby Cadabby (from Sesame Street). I loved Caroline's cake. It was pink, purple, and turquoise to match Abby Cadabby!

Me and Caroline with Aunt Bessie

The first gift Caroline got on her birthday was a tricycle from Winnie and Granddaddy. As soon as she saw it, she jumped down out of my arms and jumped on the tricycle! She loved it!

Caroline and Kate

When I was planning the party, I thought it would be so cute to have Abby Cadabby headbands for the girls to wear. My mom, sister, aunt, and mother-in-law made them and they turned out so cute! Charlotte loved her headband and kept it on for most of the party. Caroline left hers on just long enough to snap a few pictures!

Caroline with Winnie and Puppy

The girls made magic wands, and William made a monkey during the party (I did not want him to have to make a pink and purple wand!).

Singing "Happy Birthday to You"!

Caroline loved the golf clubs her Daddy gave her!

Tooting her tricycle horn from Uncle Tyler and Taylor!

Caroline loved the vanity that Aunt Bessie and Uncle Jeremy gave her!

The kids at the party: William, Caroline, Charlotte, and Kate

Caroline and William

Caroline on her "cycle" with Winnie and Granddaddy

Caroline with Aunt Dodo, Uncle B.G., and Puppy

Caroline showing Gomme and Dandy her new baby carrier!

Daddy's future golfer!

As you can see from all the pictures, Caroline had a wonderful 2nd birthday. She is blessed with such wonderful family and friends! Thank you for making her birthday so special!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Caroline!

Happy 2nd birthday, Caroline!

This picture was taken right before we brought you home from the hospital. It feels like that was just yesterday.

Celebrating your first birthday last year!

Sweet Caroline, I cannot believe you are two! These have been the best 2 years of Mommy and Daddy's lives. We love you so much. You are our heart and our joy. You have such a sweet personality, and I can already tell you love people. You love to be around other people, and you get so concerned when another child is crying or upset. If there is someone standing by themselves, you will go over to them and say hey. I am excited to see how God uses your love of others for His glory. You also live life with so much energy every second. You are go, go, go all the time! We thank God for our precious baby girl. We are so excited to celebrate your birthday with you today!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

6 Years!

Tripp and I have been married for 6 years today! It seems like yesterday that we were studying together (as just friends, of course) in pharmacy school. And now we have been married 6 years and have a precious baby girl!

Happy Anniversary, Tripp! I love you!

Happy Birthday, Charlotte!

Happy 1st Birthday, Charlotte!

The day you were born (May 22, 2009)

The first time you met Caroline

Precious friends!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My Girl

Me and my-soon-to-be 2 year old!

Caroline has to sleep with one of her baby dolls every night. She has been doing this for the past few weeks. One night last week I went to peek at her and this is what I saw. So precious holding her baby!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Girls Beach Trip!

The first week of May I met my best friends from high school in Orange Beach. This was our 2nd annual trip to the beach together, and we had a blast! These girls are so special to me. Many of us have known each other since we were in 5-year old kindergarten. We all became really close as a group in high school when we met each week for a Young Life Bible Study called Campaigners. This Bible study taught me so much and I learned so much from Elizabeth, our Young Life leader, and these girls about how to walk day by day with Jesus.

This year was even more special because we are all turning 30! But even though we are getting older, we still know how to have a great time together!

We had a great time just relaxing on the beach every day and talking. One night we went out to dinner at Cobalt. I am not sure why, but I decided to wear a romper and some tall shoes that night (maybe I am going through a 30 yr. old mid-life crisis?). As you can see below, I looked like a giant next to my friends! And believe me I got teased about it all night!

I love these girls and cannot wait until our beach trip next year!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Mother's Day

Since I had to work on Mother's Day, Caroline and I took our Mother's Day pictures before church this morning. Here are pictures from the 3 Mother's Days that I have celebrated.

It is amazing to see how much Caroline has changed! I thank God for the privilege of being a mother, especially to our precious daughter Caroline. She is my heart. Being a mother is hard, but the rewards are endless. Like when Caroline looks at me and says, "I luv yoo, Mama." There is nothing sweeter!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Big Three-Oh!

Today is my 30th birthday! A lot of people have asked me how I feel about turning 30, and I am excited and happy (knowing that 30 is the new 20, of course!). The first 30 years of my life have been amazing, and I cannot wait to see what God is going to do with the next 30 years! I had to work today (yes on my birthday and Mother's Day) so I celebrated my birthday with family last night. Tripp's parents were in town keeping Caroline while Tripp worked and I was at the beach. They had a party planned for me when I got home from the beach. It was nice and relaxing and perfect!

Of course Caroline had to help me open my presents and she even got some presents of her own. Here we are with her new "My Little Pony"!

I opened most of my presents last night, but my best friend Jennifer delivered my present today. A basket full of 30 little presents! I loved every one!

I have had a wonderful birthday and Mother's Day spending time with my two favorite people, Tripp and Caroline! I had a great time with my friends at the beach and I am looking forward to celebrating some more this week with my friends in Huntsville! Now I have to concentrate on someone else's birthday party that is coming up very soon!!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

SURPRISE!!! (Part 2)

As I said in the first post, Tripp was very surprised! Not only was he surprised about the party, but also the birthday gift I gave him.

Could it be?

You really bought this for me?

A MacBook! Yes!

Thank you, Jennifer, for taking all of these great pictures of Tripp!

One more picture of Tripp! Only 3 candles on the cake, not 30!