Sunday, February 28, 2010

Amber's Shower

One of my closest friends, Amber, is getting married this April in Puerto Vallarta. We're so excited for the event itself, but we had a great shower celebrating this beautiful woman on Friday. I always feel so blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful friends!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Valentine's Day

We had a marvelous Valentine's Day. I've always said, "I'd like Valentine's Day to be creative but not expensive." We both lived up to that this year. I planned a surprise getaway for Saturday night. Jeremy had no clue, but I had pre-arranged his absence from drumming at church and had a number of people involved in the surprise. Our friends, Justin and Laura, took the girls overnight, and we went down to Salmon Beach on the Sound. I wish I had taken pictures down there. Jeremy's aunt and uncle own a cabin there, so we planned a meal for the guys (Harrisons, Popps and us Durrs)- blueberry and goat cheese salmon, fingerling potatoes, asparagus, chocolate lava cake and wine. We spent the evening eating, playing games and watching the Olympics. Then, we spent the night in their little guest house. In the morning, we picked up the girls and went back down to the beach to have a wonderful breakfast and spent some more time. Little did I know, Jer had a surprise lined up for Sunday. The highlight, for me were the roses above. He had a rose of each color and the significance of that color. Each note talked about how that trait was found in our relationship. So sweet! He arranged our wonderful babysitter, Jeralee, to take the girls for the evening. He picked up our favorite Indian food, and we watched a movie. A wonderful night....A wonderful husband...A wonderful marriage. What a blessing from God!

Elena's 5th Birthday

Elena and her friend, Gabe, celebrated their 5th birthday at pump it up. It was a lot of fun. Kenzie just crawled around being cute, but Abigail really let lose and was able to hang pretty well with the older kids. She had no fear going through mazes of bouncy things by herself. She'd crawl to the top of the biggest slide and just fly down. No fear!

Bouncy House Cake

Here's the cake I made for Elena's Birthday.

Daddy Date

Abby had another date with daddy to Lowe's Build and Grow program. They made me this jewelry holder as a present for Valentine's Day.

Bath Time