My little Adelei went to her first day of Preschool yesterday.  Can you believe it?  She and her cousin Taylor are enrolled in the same school.  Tiny Footsteps.  Preschool names kill me.  We had looked at another one called Pokey Pencil.  They were so excited to go to preschool!  Adelei has been wanting to go to school for years.  When she was 3 she noticed all the little kids walking to and from school past our house.  She’s has been carrying around her princess backpack for days.  preschool Taylor & LiLi

It’s incredible how much Adelei’s changed since I last posted, isn’t it?

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Left to Right: Adelei, Taylor, Audrey & Brooklyn

These are all my girlies.  Aren’t they adorable?? Brooklyn and Taylor are my nieces, and you have yet to be introduced to my little Miss Audrey.  She is half tornado, half angel.  She’s going through a screaming banshee faze that’s driving me 50 shades of cray cray.

Also, it’s Don’s 33rd b-day today.  Happy b-day Honey!!  But we’ve been celebrating for the last two days.  Last night we ate the birthday cake (Lime Torte) that I made him.  We had some friends  & family over to share it with us.

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Don blowing out his candles & Silly Lilly (my sister-in-law)

Rebecca & Cory

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the kiddos. L to R, Sophie (Cory & Rebecca’s), Brooklyn, Adelei, & Taylor
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Momma Donna (Don’s Mom) & Jens (Cory & Rebecca’s little boy)

Thanks to all the friends and family who make our lives rich!

Long Time Coming

I ran across some old photos that I took of my sister, Ashley when she was pregnant a little over a year ago, and I thought I’d share.  It’s crazy how long ago this seems, this was before I lost my camera (*sniff*) and before all of our new babies were born (Audrey, Collins & Vivi).  They make me happy.  (the pictures and the babies).  Maybe someday I’ll get around to giving them to her.

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Musings: A Book Review and Soule Cupcakes

My sister, Aubrey, has featured a few books on her blog based on Beauty and the Beast, and asked me to do a book review, of sorts, for her.  So, if you’re like me, and you’re always looking for a good book, or if you’re in the mood for something deeper than the average blog post, or if you just want a laugh, follow me over here to her blog  Soule Cupcakes.

It’s my first guest blog ever!  And I’m a bit nervous because my writing is a little more personal then I usually show.  So check it out, leave a comment, and be kind.  Overall, I think you’ll enjoy it.

Even if you don’t want to read the book review, at least check out her blog.  It is awesome!  Let me put it this way:  if I were on a deserted island, and found a magic lamp, rubbed it, and had a genie offer me a chance to read one person’s blog, I would choose Soule Cupcakes.  Hands down.  She’s easily one of the funniest people I know.  I strongly recommend reading any of her “Memoirs”.  I laugh so hard I have tears, and the next day my abs feel tighter.

*Images (feature and post) are from Mercer Mayer’s Beauty and the Beast.