Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cel-e-brate Good Times, Come On!

What a GREAT weekend Josh and I have had. Friday around 3:00 we loaded up the car and headed to Northwest Arkansas. When we arrived went met Laurie and Steve for dinner. We had a wonderful time with them. They are so fun to be around. I've known Laurie for a long time now and she has to be one of my favorite friends. She's so funny and entertaining. I wish we were able to be around them more often but I'm so thankful for the time we were able to spend together. I'm also thankful for their hospitality and giving Josh and I a place to sleep for the night. Anyway, where was I...after dinner we followed them to go pick up Emily and Sarah Kate and then headed back to their house to spend some time with the girls before bed.

Here they are with the coloring books I brought them.

Josh loves the girls and really enjoyed spending time with them...even coloring. After the coloring Emily decided to dress me up as a princess while Josh held Sarah Kate while she was winding down and preparing for bed. Why I don't have pictures of this I'll never know. We had lots of fun playing with the girls.
Saturday morning we all woke up to get ready for the weekend's main event, Harper's first birthday party. Oh how I have looked forward to this day for a long. You see, the last time Josh and I stayed with Laurie and Steve was when we were on our way to Tulsa to see Harper in the hospital. I'll never forget that day as long as I live. Praise the Lord for all He has done. There is no way I could have missed celebrating with Scott, Kelly, and Harper as well as their families.

These are the CUTEST dresses and I plan to learn how to make them myself!

I had to take a picture of Josh with his favorite girl. Don't get me wrong he loves Emily and Harper too but Sarah Kate has always stolen his heart.
We soon arrived at the party and boy did Kelly do a good job. It was perfect! Every detail was so thought out and beautifully put together. That's just Kelly. I told her she's going to be planning the first birthday parties for mine and Josh's children one day.

Two more of my favorite girls.

SWEET!! You know I gravitated to this table.

Harper sure loves Laurie.
I even got to hold the birthday girl for a while and loved every second of it. She was so good even though it was time for a nap.

This cake was sooooooooooo good! I had the red velvet and oh. my. word. I've always been a fan of Rick's Bakery but they really did a good job on this one.

Too much excitement and Harper had to stop and refuel.

At this time we're all singing to her and she's a little unsure about what's going on.

The girl likes cake! Who can blame her?!
Josh and I had to leave while Harper was finishing up her cake and I was really sad to go. We had so much fun though. I also should mention that I was able to meet my blog friend, Jennifer. I read her blog all the time and she and I both have some of the same friends so it was great to get to actually meet her and hold her sweet Brody. And I'm all for the arranged marriage between he and Harper.

After the party Josh and I left to meet my friend Ashley at her clinic. She and some other therapists recently opened up a clinic and I've really been wanting to see it. Wow, it is wonderful. Any of you in the Northwest Arkansas area with children in need of an occupational, speech, physical therapist, etc you need to check them out. The clinic is awesome and the therapists are wonderful. Click here for more information.

After we met Ashley we hurried to Bud Walton Arena to watch the HOGS play the TIDE. What a great game! Thanks, Laurie and Steve for the tickets. Josh and I had a lot of fun and the Hogs won! YEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When the game ended we got in our car and headed back to "the Rock". We were glad to be getting home relatively early. On our way home we made one last stop here to finish off the weekend. Boy did we enjoy ourselves.


Laurie said...

First of all....the picture of me and Harper is the BEST picture I have ever had made. I want it in a 16X20!
My girls LOVE you and Josh and ya'll are sooo good with them! You will be great parents!
Glad ya'll got to go to the game.
We love being with ya'll and wish we could see ya'll more often. I hope Krazy K has not forever scared ya'll away from our house. I am still chawed!

Katie said...

I'm so glad you had a good time!! You look beautiful, love.

Lauren Kelly said...

What a fun weekend!!!! :)

Kelly said...

Still laughing about you, Josh and Kristin. Really - are we surprised??
Second - oh I loved seeing you and wish that we could have had more one on one time. I'm coming to see you soon!!!! I promise!!!