Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pinkalicious Party

This weekend Mary Selwyn had her Pinkalicious 3rd Birthday Party. Pinkalicious is a story book. If you have a girl and don't own Pinkalicious, GET IT ASAP!! Pinkalicious is a precious story/series that my girls love, especially MSN. We read it to her every night before bed. She can recite the whole book to us so I guess we don't technically "read" it anymore. Since she is a Pinkaholic, this made for the most perfect birthday party. Meme and Papa are always so sweet to host our parties. They probably didn't realize when they built their house it would become the grandkids party palace. Anyway, it was a girls only party. Mary Selwyn was dressed in her Pinkalicious shirt, wings, skirt, crown and "pink-tails." We did make-up, read the book, played pin the cherry on the cupcake and of course ate pink cupcakes. It was so much is going to be a hard party to top. Mary Selwyn seemed pleased also.

There are a million more pictures from the party and from her actual birthday that i never shared. You can use these links.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Back to the beach

In my last post I briefly mentioned the beach trip we took recently with our best couple friends Adam and Amy and Jeff and Maura. This trip was way too fun not to blog about. We spent 3 days in Orange Beach. The weather was beautiful, the beach was beautiful, the food was fabulous and the company was the best. It was such a fun group dynamic. We all meshed so well and it made it the trip very relaxing and fun. More fun than we have had in a long time. I also haven't laughed like that in forever. We are making this an annual trip, however instead of the beach next year we will be in Iowa for Jeff and Maura's wedding. Yay! Here are just a few pictures..
These pictures were taken at the Flora-Bama... I'm convinced that place is the 8th wonder of the world... it is definitely a place like no other. We had way too much fun with these face in the hole pictures... hilarious!

This picture is a flashback to our Auburn days. Good times but I am thankful that Amy and Maura are in the picture now.It was an awesome trip with great friends and memories. Thanks guys!

Friday, July 16, 2010


This is one of our best friends from Auburn, Jeff. Last night he proposed to this lovely lady, Maura. We were lucky enough to spend last weekend with Jeff, Maura and our other best couple friends Adam and Amy. Jeff and Maura have been dating for 2 years and last weekend was the first time we had actually met Maura (because she has lived in Iowa and Texas...far away from us). Turns out we love her. Actually I already knew I loved her because we have been emailing for the last year and I decided after about two emails that she was fabulous. She is precious and genuine and fun. Perfect our friend who we truly consider family. We love her for who she is and for making Jeff so happy. To see them together is so cute. I am so happy and excited for both of them. Marriage is such a blessing and I can't wait for them to experience it. Congratulations Jeff and Maura! We love you and are thrilled for you both. Welcome to our family of friends Maura... you are a perfect fit. Can't wait for our trip to Iowa next summer!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Mary Selwyn is 3

Hello blog world. I know I have a lot of catching up to do but this move has us very tied up. I won't be catching up today either (but soon I promise) because I will be spending the day celebrating this beautiful girl's 3rd birthday!

Wow, it has been a fast three years! Mary Selwyn has truly been a blessing to our family. She is so smart, sweet and polite. She has fabulous manners and makes Mommy and Daddy so proud. I always appreciate what an "easy" child she is but I especially came to appreciate her this last month when Shay and I were living apart again. She is so fun and loving. She tells us she loves us every 5 minutes. She is very giving with her hugs but says she doesn't like, "kissets." Mary Selwyn is also one of the most appreciative children I have ever met. She never fails to tell you thank you and she really means it when she says it. She has already told me a million times this morning "Oh thank you so much mommy for my presents."

Mary Selwyn definitely looks like her daddy but has her mommy's personality. For Shay I'm sure it is literally like looking in a mirror but is for me too just in a different way. MSN is a people pleaser.... she wants everyone to be happy at all times and doesn't want to hurt any one's feelings. I have been the same way my whole life. She will often ask if you are happy or upset. She is very aware of other people. She is thoughtful and mature and growing up WAY to fast! Happy Birthday Mary Selwyn! We love you big girl.