Saturday, January 12, 2008

chloe's royal ball

today was olivia's first dress-up birthday ball!
her friend, chloe, just turned 3...happy birthday chloe!
we had so much fun at your royal ball!


these are some of my favs of liv...
a couple of quiet moments in our home.
which is pretty rare most days!

t e a p a r t y

olivia loves a good tea party!
and who wouldn't with friends like these?


nate, jodi and ellie came up to ring in the new year with us.
we had a great evening at tony and tonya's with the rest of the cousin's.
happy new year!
we really enjoyed ourselves...thanks tony and tonya for opening up your home!
you are always wonderful hosts.
the next morning, we took the ellie and liv to the children's musuem.
i'm not sure who had more fun - them or us!
we had such a great time...
it's always hard to see them go.

jason and ana's wedding

. . . september wedding . . .
what a fantastic couple of weeks...we started with the rehearsal dinner in our backyard...we had white tents, white lights, candles and perfect weather! ana and jason had both of their families come together to start the celebration early. it was wonderful to meet jason's family...what great people.
the next evening was the wedding - which took place at the photography room - in grand rapids. it was a beautiful ceremony...the reception followed right after and we closed the place down! the following week-end, they had a second reception in an art gallary...downtown chicago - just as fantastic as the first. we enjoyed this time with ana and jason to it's fullest! the newlyweds are in the process of building their home in downtown chicago. we are so happy for you ana and jason! thank-you for sharing your day with so many.