Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday, Brooklyn!


It's hard to believe you are a year old now. Time flies when you are having fun. You are such a beautiful girl and we are so blessed to have you in our lives. You keep us smiling and laughing from your cute little silly face you do to how you are already walking everywhere. You bring joy to our family and we are so glad you are a part of it. I wish only the best for you and I am excited to see what the next year holds. We love you pretty girl!

Auntie, Uncle, and Jalen

Monday, August 22, 2011

Birthday Party

Angry Birds Birthday Party

This year was a lot of fun to plan for Jalen's birthday party. We chose Angry Birds as the theme (thanks to the wonderful people who suggested it)! For those that don't know, Angry Birds is a game that Jalen (and the rest of the family) plays on the phones and absolutely loves! There is no birthday decor out there for Angry Birds, trust me, we looked, so everything was completely handmade and authentic. We had a blast celebrating with family and couldn't of asked for a better party!! Enjoy!!

* Angry Birds Cake by Simply Cakes
* Angry Birds Cupcakes by The Cupcake Shoppe
*Tower made by Jessica
*Angry Birds Pinata by Lyss

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Happy Birthday, Jalen!

It's hard to believe that my baby is five years old. They say time flies when you're having fun, but man, I wish it'd slow down a little bit.


I have to say you bring me more happiness, smiles, and laughs than any one person in this world. You are the best little boy ever. There is not a day that goes by that I do not thank God for blessing me with you. Every day I wake up to the most precious smile and a sweet little 'Mommy.' You have your ways to make me smile from telling me I'm a beautiful Mommy to holding my hand when we're crossing the parking lot. There is not one thing in this world that I wouldn't do for you. I love you more than life itself and will always be there to support you in any venture that you chose. You are so smart and make me a very proud Mommy. I love you little man!! Happy Birthday!! I look forward to another blessed year...


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Here Comes...

...the bride!

On my birthday, Nick decided that he would take me out to eat instead of having a family dinner with everyone. I had no clue where we were going! He rushed me to get ready, as I was taking my time and we went to Peak City Grill in Apex. We enjoyed a few drinks, thanks to some amazing friends and ate dinner. Nick decided he was going to order a salad to eat, but just pushed it around his plate more than anything. We talked and had a great time. He bit his nails and everything else! Finally, the check came and he said I could open my present. I opened it and found a beautiful purse, sparkly TOMS, and a picture frame. The picture frame had a diamond ring with stones and stones saying 'marry me' on it with a picture of us. I dropped the frame and said yes, while he's down on his knee. I sat up, wiped my tears, and started talking again. I even put the frame away. He asked where it was and I realized my ring was in the frame. Didn't even see it! Needless to say, I cried again. It was a great time. Afterwards, they came up with a bottle of champagne and we enjoyed a glass. I was a little bummed that I didn't get to see all my family for my birthday, but I knew I'd see them the next day. When we drove home and walked in the house, I walked into the kitchen to everyone being there. It was the greatest surprise ever!! I am told my mouth dropped for like a minute before I said anything. Overall, it was a great day and I couldn't of asked for it to be any better!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011


We've been busy lately! We've been going to school, celebrating birthdays, taking pictures, swimming, enjoying the rest of our summer break, taking last minute vacations, and more! I'd love to write posts for each one, but it seems like I can't ever get my act together and write a million posts! So, here is a recap in photos of what we've been doing, as I head to the beach!! :)