Friday, July 4, 2014

Independence Day

Monday, June 16, 2014

Rainbow Themed 1st Birthday

When I was trying to decide what to do for Lisanna's birthday, I did what every modern mother does: scoured Pinterest. I almost decided on lady bugs, but it had just a little too black for me! I wanted her party to be colorful and happy. That thought led me to the most colorful and happiest of themes: rainbows. 

The other great thing about this theme is that you don't have to buy party favors specific to your theme. You just have to buy a lot of different things in a lot of different colors. I got most of the decorations and foods from the dollar store.

Rainbow lei 0-12 months photo banner with paper clips to hang them.

My pinterest triumph! Just make them like regular Rice Crispy Treats but with Fruity Pebbles! I just used the recipe on the back of the marshmallow bag.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Lisanna's 1st Birthday - Friends, Family, and Sunshine

I cannot believe my baby girl is already one year old. We have shared so many firsts this year. First smile, first giggle, first tooth, first word, first crawl, and first kiss. 
Lisanna Elaine is my sunshine. She gave my life new meaning and continues to teach me how to be a better person. 
To celebrate the sunshine that she brings into our life, we decided to have a rainbow themed party. I say "we" very loosely because, of course, Brandon just went with what I decided, but he was a huge help. It's been amazing to see him grow as a father and husband in this first year of Lisanna's life. 
She had a great birthday party full of friends, family, and sunshine. Today I'll share the family and friends pics and tomorrow you will see what I did for the party.

Friday, May 23, 2014

We Are Four

Hi there! Long time, no write. 

I'm excited to announce that Lisanna will be a big sister this December! We were surprised to find out, but we're super excited!! They'll be 18 months apart; just perfectly close enough to be best friends. =] It's going to be a little crazy because I'll be having this baby right before I start my student teaching in January, but I know God's got us covered. 

School is out, and, after today, I'm off work for a couple weeks at least. Then I start summer school. Yay... Not. Haha, but it's okay, because it means my fall semester will be less overwhelming. Then I'll graduate next May! Yay for real! 

Anyway, just wanted to share the good news and pop out there in Blogland so you all know I'm not dead. Life has just been really busy! I'm hoping to do better at posting this summer, though.

Happy Friday!