Thursday, September 25, 2014

Happy 7th Birthday Luau!

9.14.14 |  The birthday girl wanted to have her birthday at Ohana Indoor Mini Golf right by our house, it was already Hawaiian themed...the inspiration for our party.  However, three weeks before the party, I got a phone call from Ohana that they'll be closing in 10 days :(  So we ended up at a park with a splash pad instead.  Check this party out over at Catch My Party as well and don't forget to click the {heart} to like:

invitation by Printabelle
Thanks Michelle for accommodating last minute changes
printables, banners and signs from Printabelle
ALOHA cookies by Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann

paper goods from Party City
tiki torches from Amazon
I didn't unwrap some of these as there was a bit of a wind gust while getting set up
Hershey's Mauna Loa Chocolate Kisses
With Macadamia Nuts giveaway treats
mini cupcakes from Cupcakery
cake from Caked Las Vegas
not really the design I asked for  
birthday girl with her friend
drink station
coconut heads
custom giant flower piƱata with over 300 pieces of candy
singing Happy Birthday!
make a wish birthday girl
with our Aloha baby
Thank you everyone who celebrated with us!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Welcome Back to School 2014!

9.7.14 | Ooops, did I just miss August?!!!  Summer flew by, of course and we're already entering our 3rd week of school, yikes!  Yes, I'm still editing pics from our summer road trips, vacations and such.  But I've also got cool back-to-school pics from Lala Photography and lil miss F is already turning 7 next week, say what?!!! Her front teeth are falling off one by one, exciting times for a second grader.  And our lil man is almost 20 lbs at almost 9 months.  Don't you just want sometimes for time to stand still and soak it all in?  That's why I take pics, lots of it and try to document life (mostly via social media) so that I could always look back at those memories created and milestones passed.  One day they will be in a Project Life album, for now they're #hashtagged on Instagram and Facebook.  The almost 7 year old loves to look at pics, she's also starting to take pics and has asked for a camera.  May she be a better photographer than I am.

Have a super smart school year!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Welcoming Baby Angels J & S

7.19.14 | Two special ladies from our church are having babies due next month.  With the help of other ladies, we celebrated a "sprinkle" that eventually turned into a downpour for these two lovely mommas.

Since we're celebrating the arrival of a baby boy and a baby girl, Paper Glitter's FREE Baby Party Kits were perfect.  All the printables came from her website and I decided to use both the boy and girl versions and have a pink and blue baby shower with the theme Welcoming Baby Angels!

Baby J's guest list received the blue ones and Baby S' guest list got the pink version.

We held the celebration at one of our Sunday School rooms at church, I do like that sunburst even if it doesn't go with our color scheme, lol.

mini cupcakes from Cupcakery 
Baby Angel Water Bottles
I couldn't pin stuff to the walls so instead of hanging the "wings" (which were Pottery Barn Kids Fairy Wings Chairbackers that happened to be on clearance anyway), I brought our PBK chairs to mount the wings, yes, I'm lazy like that, ha!

custom cookies by Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann
I now have a go-to cookie lady...Ms. Mary Ann and she delivers, too.  I gave her a copy of the invitation and she made pink and blue angel cookies plus some coordinating mini cookies as well.

mini cookies by Simply Sweet Treats by Mary Ann

What's a baby sprinkle/shower/downpour without diaper cakes?!!

Another lady brought a very nice diaper cake.  I heard she sells them, too!

gifts for Baby J

Ikea frames are always handy to have around...and we (Las Vegans in general) are all excited that Ikea is finally coming to Vegas, woohoo!!!  We do have to wait two years, but at least there will finally be one :))))

gifts for Baby S
~the first round of gifts~
the gift table was overflowing eventually
prizes for the games 

prizes, games, and some drinks
some of the ladies
Baby J's mom
Baby S' mom

~Congratulations, mommas~ 

We can't wait to meet lil Mister J and Miss S!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

East Meets West Wedding Part 2

06.14.14 | I've known Stephanie since 2005.  She was the GATE (Gifted and Talented) Specialist and I was the ELL (English Language Learner) Specialist at Roger Bryan Elementary School.  We had many hours put in together for lunch duty and lounge clean up back then.  She threw my baby shower in 2007 along with other RB peeps.  Good times!  When she told me she's ordering Panda Express for her rustic, Asian wedding in June...I was a little doubtful.  But, ha! It worked.  They also had yummy BBQ.  Considering a 3+ hour drive up to Duck Creek and all the setting up before the wedding, I was starving by 8 pm, lol.

cake and cupcake station
her mom passed away when she was in high school
~in honor of Mrs. Tran~
again, they made their own cake and cupcake stands
her friends who made the cupcakes
even found Asian characters and toppings
drink station

love these DIY signs they made
mason jars, burlap and flowers
DIY wedding altar
ceremony site

DIY Welcome Sign
more chalkboard signs
their story

sign in table
guests were invited to sign their enlarged engagement photo,
their photo book and rocks
and to read the instructions in the brochure
and grab a Woot, Woot, Hooray flags

yes, if you know her...she's the queen of details!

Swains Creek Pines pond in the background
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Auclair!