Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008 - Remember Me

This video really moved me. While we are BBQ-ing, enjoying our long weekend, please take time to remember all of those men and women who have died for OUR freedom! Its easy to become detached to what's going on in the world when it doesn't directly effect us. And since Rolland'd job is funerals for the armed services, we have realized up close the great sacrifice it is to serve the US in the military. Please, take time to say a prayer for our service men and women and their families. Have a happy and safe Memorial Day!

Arlington National Cemetery Caisson

Yay! I found my hubby on YouTube!! Rolland is in the front on the right. This is in between funerals so you don't see the casket on back. But hopefully I can find actual video of a mission. Its hard because you are not allowed to film them. Hope you enjoy - I am so proud of him!!

Rebekah Mackenzie is 2!!!

This is a little late coming, but finally here are some pictures from Bekah's Birthday Party. The party was great. We had 24 guest, and with us 28 people!! There was plenty of food and candy and cake! I was worried we were going to be rained out but the weather was PERFECT! And people brought lots of great stuff for the family we "adopted". So enjoy the pictures....I can't believe my baby is 2!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Prepping for the Party!!

I know I tend to go overboard when it comes to planning, but I LOVE to do parties.  Hopefully I can make money at it someday, but until then my family benefits.  Well, not my husband....he has to put up with my planning chatter for weeks. I think he likes it when its all done though.  So here are some pics of the preparations for tomorrow. 

I based everything on a dress I found for Rebekah  that I loved!  Pink and Orange! Then I found this perfect ribbon for the invites and voila! the craziness begun. The little favor bags have child friendly trail mix; teddy grahams, m&ms, pretzels, graham cracker bugs.  

There is enough sweets with the pinata and cake. There are at this point 20 people coming so I am hoping there is enough food.  AND I am hoping it won't rain!!! My tissue paper flowers will disintegrate. I'll post later in the weekend to let you all know how it went! 

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


Hi every​one!​ This is the last chanc​e to get invol​ved in Rebek​ah'​s 2nd Birth​day BIG GIVE Birth​day Bash!!!​ For those​ who have expre​ssed inter​est:​ THANK​ YOU FOR HELPI​NG and pleas​e send your gifts​ to me via mail so I can get the gifts​ to the famil​y all toget​her!​ And for those​ this is new to, I have "​adopt​ed"​ a famil​y in the area who could​ use some help.​ They have 4 young​ child​ren,​ and we are tryin​g to colle​ct toys,​ gift cards​,​ groce​ry store​ gift cards​,​ anyth​ing that you feel compe​lled to give.​  You can mail your gifts directly to me and I will add them the the party's gifts and get them to the family.  Please, let me know if you would like to help!!

The party​ is sched​uled for May 17! Thank​s Every​one for consi​derin​g this,​ we can all be part of makin​g a diffe​rence​ in this famil​y'​s life!​