Monday, April 26, 2010

Gigi's "Sweet One" Birthday Party

Here are some pictures of Gigi's first birthday party. My theme was "Sweet One", so there was candy and sweet stuff everywhere! It was very colorful and fun. We had mini gumball machines for favors on the candy buffet table with tags that read "thank you for making my birthday sweet!" Some other special touches included giant lollipops made out of tissue decorations and dowel rods that adorned the entryway as well as the sides of the dessert table. We used candy bracelets as napkin rings and played "pin the lollipop on the stick" to carry the theme further. I made Miss Gigi a onesie adorned with a cupcake for the occasion. Hope you enjoy, feel free to ask questions!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I'm alive!

It has been forever since I took the time to sit down and write. I don't know why exactly. Perhaps it's because the last year and a half has been such a transition for us. We moved to Florida, had a new baby girl, moved back to Illinois and started travelling. Sometimes, I feel breathless just thinking about it. It has been a journey, one that despite all the ups and downs I would not trade. It has given me closure on some things and some very definite direction on others. Is there anything better than clear direction? I don't think so.

On a lighter note, we enjoyed a great Easter last weekend with some friends and only yesterday had Miss Gigi's first birthday party. More to come this week on all that. There WILL be pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. I hope you enjoy the sunshine and the fresh Spring air today, and remember to enjoy your journey!