Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Emmy absolutely adores my Grandma Hansen. Grandma came up to visit (we were at my parent's house). Emmy was just following her around and yelling, "Grandma! Grandma!" and she wanted Grandma to pick her up. My poor grandma is 85 years old (or around there) and couldn't pick her up unless she was sitting down. And as you can see, Emmy loved it!

And this pic of Emmy cracks me up. She is such a little cheeser! What a cute girl I have :)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fun weekend!

We had such a fun weekend! On top of Emmy's party, Jake's brother, Alex, and his wife, Mary came to visit! We had so much fun hanging out with them. We saw the new James Bond movie (very good! And very action packed), ate out a lot and just hung out and had fun! Emmy and Ellie had so much fun playing together. They liked jumping on the air mattress, as you can see in the pics below. Thanks for coming, guys! We had a great weekend!

Ellie was such a good little "poser". She would smile everytime I asked her to so I could take pics :)

I think they are both trying to get a book here . . . they were giggling so hard!

Oh, and I forgot to put a link to my friend, Jessica's, blog, Sugar Baby Cakes. Gotta give credit to the adorable cake!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Princess Party!

We had Emmy's party on Saturday. We had a Princess Party since she loves Ariel, Cinderella and Belle! Emmy had so much fun with her friends!

Emmy's friends and cousins. From top left: Max (with his back to us), Mary (not a kid, Emmy's aunt :) ), Ellie, Emit, Emma, Ella, Dylan and Emmy. I didn't get a pic with all of the kids. We're missing Emmit in the pic. Yes, there were six kids whose names started with the letter "E" :)

To start off the party, all the kids decorated tiaras (I had car stickers for the boys so they could have a prince crown). Then they all got to sit on a blanket while I read them a princess story. Then we ate food, mingled and I put on Sleeping Beauty for the kids. After we all ate some good snacks, we opened presents and had cake. Jessica made this aDoRaBlE princess cake! All the kids absolutely loved it! When Jess brought it in, all the kids followed her to the table and Emmy kept trying to grab it. She just loved it! Thanks, Jess!
The beautiful princess birthday cake!

Emmy opening presents

Thanks to all of Emmy's friends and family for making her birthday so special!

This is Emmy on Friday after she opened her presents from mom and dad. She got a bunch of dress-up clothes that she never wants to take off!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day! What a great day we have to celebrate the men and women who have helped keep this country free. I got to help celebrate the day by singing the National Anthem at the groundbreaking of a local WWII monument. It was great to see all of those WWII veterans and it made me think of my Grandpa Speechly, who fought in WWII. Thank you to all those who have fought for our freedom!!!

My cute 91-year-old Grandpa Speechly

Thursday, November 6, 2008


My dad and I went up the mountain again last week to take some pictures.  And, of course, I had to take pictures of my favorite subject . . . Emmy!  

Emmy found a stick that she loved playing with.  She was "playing drums" on all the trees and tree stumps with it :)