Monday, May 26, 2008

Cousin Love

We visited Chris's parents and brother and sister-in-law on Saturday. I thought Patience and Kate were so cute sitting holding hands with each other. They enjoy each other lots!

Birthday Pics!!

Thanks to Chris's Dad, we now have birthday pictures. Don't ask me what happened because I have know idea. We celebrated Kate turning one in pink poodle style. Chris was in charge of decorating. He decided to put his 3D puzzle of the Eiffel Tower together and include it in the decor. Cheyenne made the cake - she does great work. Check out her website at Kate had lots of fun opening presents and eating cake - she loved the cake and dove in head first!! Family and friends joined us for this momentous occasion - thanks to everyone who made this such a special day!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Shoes anyone?

While trying to get packed for the wedding weekend, Kate was into everything. I decided to let her destroy my closet and go through my shoes. I thought it was kind of cute!

Summer fun

With temperatures reaching the 90's on Monday, Kate and Avery enjoyed some fun in the water. This is Kate's first time for water outside - cold water, I guess. She seemed a little surprised at first but overall she had a blast and I'm sure we'll have lots more fun in the sun this summer! She loved the wagon and climbed inside of it, but of course I didn't get a picture fast enough. As you can see in one picture she threw her hat in the water - not into hats, bows or anything on her head really!!

Mother's Day

I know this post is out of order and definitely late, but I'm trying here! Happy Mother's Day to my mom and all the wonderful moms out there. Mine is especially great. I talk to her every day and she is so encouraging to me. Praise God that the procedure to check for blockage in her arteries came back showing no blockage. Such a blessing. I love you mom! Here is a picture of Kate and me on Mother's Day. She made me handprints. I am so thankful I get to be your mom, Kate. You have made life soooo much more fun and challenging : )


The wedding was beautiful! Chris did an amazing job on the flowers (pictures to come later) despite them being a day late! It was so wonderful to be with family and friends as my baby brother tied the knot. How blessed I am to come from a family who so strongly believes in God and a wedding centered around God is a true blessing. Scott and Katy leave today on an Alaskan cruise - not a bit jealous! Have fun! Kate and Ava were beautiful flower girls.

On the birthday pics note - still no success. Chris's method that he wanted to try didn't work and his laptop will not read the ScanDisk either - only the WII. Odd, I know. I'll get them as soon as they are recovered. If they aren't recovered, trust me there will be tears!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Okay, so I know Kate's birthday party was let's see almost three weeks ago and the pictures are still not up. What a terrible mommy am I. Chris wants to try one more method of trying to upload the pictures before we take them to WalMart. A man has to do what a man has to do! Anyway, we're going out of town for my BABY brother's wedding this weekend. Maybe Chris's method will work and we'll have pictures on this evening before we head out.

I'm so excited about the wedding this weekend. Kate is going to be a flower girl along with Ava and a few others. This will be her first wedding experience. I can't wait, but I'm a little nervous, also - it could be disastrous. Scott and Katy are going to be so great together. She fits right in with our family and we are so excited for her to officially carry the Townley last name. Congratulations to Scott and Katy!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Birthday pics coming soon!

Well, I sat down to upload the birthday pictures to the computer and wouldn't you know that they did not appear! Oh no! Chris and I talked calmly and knew neither of us had deleted them from the camera, so something was up. We took the scandisk to the WI and sure enough the pictures were still there. Something is up with our camera I guess. I'll have to take the scandisk to Wal-Mart and get a CD made of them and then put them on the camera. Hopefully we'll have pictures sometime next week.

Kate is finally feeling a little better. It has been a long week. Today she came down with a rash, so I called the doctor for the third time this week. They said she has/had roseola virus - high fever followed by a rash. She should be back to normal soon.

Here are a couple of pictures of her on her actual birthday. Isn't she beautiful!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Well, Kate had a wonderful birthday party. Thanks to all of our friends and family who made it such a special day. But, poor Kate came down with a bad little bug Sunday evening. She's been running a very high fever and vommitted a couple of times since - this really stinks!! I feel so bad for her and it is difficult when they are not feeling well. Hope to get pictures from the party up soon!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Fresh Start!

Well, I have lots of friends that blog and I'm going to try and keep a record of Kate's second year of life better than I did her first. I began this almost a year ago and didn't keep up with it. I've posted a few pictures from Easter and the zoo. I'm going to have to get better at uploading pictures onto the computer to keep things current, but I'm going to do it. Kate turned one on April 25th and how things have changed since last April. She is walking (almost running at times) and into everything!!! We have lots of fun together. She makes me smile so much and I cannot imagine life without her. Her birthday party is on Saturday, so my goal is to post current pictures after her birthday! Hope you all enjoy!


Kate and Ava on Easter morning. They are sooo cute! They have lots of fun together.


Our beautiful girl on her first Easter morning. She had lots of fun and actually kept her bow in for the most part. She is tons of fun.

Spring Break Zoo Trip

We went to the zoo with my family. We had a lot of fun. I thought this was a cute pic of the family. Kate took her first steps on March 27th - how things changed. We had a lot of fun over spring break spending time with my family and Chris and I got away by ourselves for a couple of days!