Monday, May 30, 2011

Birthday Party Fun Run for Mileigh

Jackson's sweet friend (girlfriend) Mileigh turned 4 this past month and her mom threw her such a fun party! A few months back her family and ours participated in a 5k fun run at our church. She loved it so much that it was a perfect idea for a fun birthday party. Each kid got their own race number and ran a fun obstacle course while they were cheered on by friends and parents. At the end of the course they each got their own medal and stood on top of a podium. She served 6ft subs, chips, and salads, otter pops and ice cream sandwiches. The kids each took home a water bottle with a special treat inside. A super fun time for parents and kids!

Jackson's Race Number

Through the box
Through the tunnel
Down the coaster
In the hoops
Tossing the water balloon
Over the hurdles
And across the finish line
They earned a medal!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Mesa Youth Museum

We recently got an annual pass to the Mesa Youth Museum. The boys LOVE it!!! There is enough to do that they don't get bored but it's not so big that they get lost in there! :) They have a bunch of cute rooms with different themes, a garden, a kitchen, a music theatre, a bunch of art rooms and so much more. It is also located in downtown Mesa right next to some great shopping. If you go, make sure you save some time to visit Domestic Bliss, Found, and Adorn Style Lounge.

Here are some pictures of a recent trip we took with my friend Brit and her beautiful daughter Stella.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Sad and Happy Reasons to Celebrate

Our good friends, Sarah and Steve have many exciting things happening in their lives right now. They are expecting a baby girl, Steve just graduated with his Phd, and... well, they're moving. Which isn't happy or exciting for me, but just another reason for a party!

My friend Lindsay and I decided all of these things were a reason to celebrate with them. Here are some pictures from the "Baby Shower/Going Away/Congratulations You Graduated" party.

Yo-yo Mobile Lindsay and I made for the sweet baby girl.

My friend Katelyn over at Domestic Charm made these super cute cupcake toppers and graduation cake pops.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


YoungLives is an AMAZING ministry that Chris and I have had the privilege to be a part of for the past 5 years. YoungLives works with teen moms and during the past month I was given two different opportunities to help just a little.

First as part of our women's bible study at Mission Community Church we threw a Justice Baby Shower. During a time of fellowship, food and testimony we were able to provide East Valley YoungLives with 12- completely filled diaper bags. These bags will be presented to teen moms upon the birth of their baby.

Here are some pictures from that event.

Just this past weekend I attended the East Valley YoungLives Tea and Silent Auction. I LOVE this event. I use to help plan it... and hope to get to do that again next year! This is such a fun afternoon out with the girls. It was hosted at the Seville Golf and Country Club in Gilbert AZ. A beautiful clubhouse where we ate yummy "tea food", bid at a silent auction, enjoyed a fashion show, and cried through some amazing testimonies.

What a beautiful way to learn more about what God is doing in the lives of teen moms here in the east valley, and also a fun way to send girls to camp!

If you want to learn more about YoungLives go here.

The apron I made for the auction


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