Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

Saturday was my Dad's 59th birthday!!! However, because we all have such busy schedules, my Father included, we were not able to celebrate until Sunday afternoon. This happened to be the first time in my Dad's whole life (or so he claims) that he has not celebrated his birthday on the actual day!!!! In fact, growing up, my Dad was always very adamant that we celebrate our birthdays on the actual day, not on the following, or preceding Saturday. Therefore, I can remember having birthdays in the evening, after school (only a couple times since my birthday is so close to Christmas), or even sometimes, in the morning:). I, personally, kind of like it. Why plan a big birthday party on a day that is not actually your birthday? I have decided, in honor of my father, that my children (if they ever come) will celebrate only on their REAL birthday!! Thanks Dad!!!

Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting...his favorite My big Daddy along with his babies that were able to make it...Kimberly, you were greatly missed:).
This picture cracks me up because they were pretending to blow the candles out just for the photo!! It is so funny because the two of them are both about to laugh...not very good actors!! Also, Griff is so cute trying to get in on the action...
That kid sure does love his Grandpa! And, I have a feeling that goes vice verse!!
He is just too cute!
We always practice safety at the Hussey house...this is done by allowing the one year old to play with the lighter!! (For anyone who is nervous, the lighter was empty. I just thought it was a funny picture.)
Cutie...playing in the new tent and tunnel that Grammy got them.
Hands full!! Still able to swing though.
Did I mention that they kind of like each other!! Isn't that so cute?!?!
Big Boy Roy, just loungin' while Dad and Janice rock him:). He is so stinkin' cute!!!
Busy, and pretty:), girl...
About two more months until this will be a Mr. and Mrs. picture!!!!
My Dad's birthday, well the celebration at least, was so great. Nice and relaxing, just as it should be to celebrate a man who is always so busy taking care of his many babies. Honestly, I know most everyone says this about their father, but I really do think that my Dad could take the cake for the best Dad in the world. He is truly amazing. The love that he has shown, and taught me about is rare. He is a wonderful man. I love you Dad!!!

Friday, June 25, 2010

More pics from Napa

Here are some more pictures from Napa. Everything was so pretty...just as I remembered!! This is Kora and I at Mandavi Winery. Jessica, the beautiful Bride to Be!
Here are all the girls. It was so great chatting and catching up with everyone. As we have gotten a little older we keep joking around that the only time we see each other is for weddings and funerals. Granted this was a wedding event, but it was great to spend some quality time and have conversations with each girl that were not rushed. I have known almost all of these ladies for 20+ years.
Baby grapes...
Just a cool shot...

Beautiful Napa...

Napa, California

Last weekend, Kora and I joined seven other girls and headed down to Napa, California to enjoy Jessica's bachelorette weekend. I LOVE Napa and was so excited to go again. The trip was a little rushed, but we were able to get some tastings in and enjoy each other's company. While we were down there, we knew that my Mom, Kimberly, and Amy were all hanging out together, so we took the following picture and sent it to them with a message of "cheers from Napa!" This was the response that we got from them...
It came with the message "cheers from Oly!"
They thought they were so funny!!! We have had such crappy weather here in Olympia...I think we have even broken some records for so much terrible weather in consecutive days!!!
The whole thing got quite a few laughs from all the ladies in Napa:).

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl

Sweet Sophia Rose turned 4 at the end of May...that is how far behind I am on blogging!! It was such a great party. She is in the Disney Princess phase right now, so her party had a Aerial (sp?) / mermaid theme. It turned out really cute.

She got a big girl bike!! A few days before her party, Kyle took her to the store to see which bike she liked. I think it is so funny because she chose the blue one. Her Dad loved pink as a child and now she loves blue...a little gender mix up:).

By the end of the party Abs was exhausted!!!
Pretty girl.

I just thought this was a funny picture!!!
The beautiful cake that Amy made...she is so talented.

Cute cousins!!
Another funny pic.
Happy Birthday Sweet Girl!! I cannot believe you are already 4. I love you so much:).

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Bad Baxter

This is what I found my dog doing yesterday. I looked out the window and there he was, running around the yard with a shoe in his mouth. He though he was so funny!! He just kept running (more like frolicking) away from me and would not drop the shoe. Luckily, by the time I finally got him to drop it, there had been no damage done. Good thing because those are Richie's yard shoes, and as you can see from the picture, our yard needs some help so Richie is going to need his shoes in tact to get that done.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sweet Sophia

I just wanted to share the adorable book mark that Sophia gave me. I love it!! For one, I took that picture of her and it is one of my favorites. It was right after she had learned how to wink and she was showin' me some of her skills. Two, it is making my new book club book, much more interesting:). Do I have the sweetest niece, or what?!?! I love that girl:).

Friday, June 4, 2010


I always joke around and say that Baxter's Kong ball is kind of like a pacifier. He licks and chews it for about 4-5 hours a day. He loves that thing. When we have people over to our house, we put peanut butter in it to distract him from the new people that are in his space:). Don't mind the quality of the following pictures...Bax HATES the camera. He barks and starts running all around whenever I bring it out...I think the noise it makes creeps him out or something. For this reason, I can really only take pictures of him with my phone.

Here he is just playing with his pacifier, which is normally what you can find him doing... except for the other night, when I was getting ready for bed, I found my special little baby sleeping in the chair. He was cuddling his Kong ball!! It was so dang cute. I don't know if he actually loves it so much that he needed to sleep with it, or if he just didn't want Lady to play with it while he was snoozing!! (side note: don't his ears look so cute in this picture?)
Oh he is a "special" boy!! I love my Big Guy!!!!!