Today is my wonderful husband's David's 44th Birthday!! Happy Birthday babe! I love you so much!! Normally we really like to celebrate on THE ACTUAL DAY, however, tonight David has to 'work'. By work (cause it's not really work), I mean go to a show by one of the artists that he books - Phillips, Craig and Dean. They are playing in town tonight - and I'm so excited to get to see the guys and hear them sing.
We decided since we were doing that tonight, we would celebrate at home last night. Caroline had the brilliant idea to get the Apple logo on David's cookie cake - and he loved it. He is slightly obsessed with all things Apple… In fact, we tried to get him the iPad mini for his bday, but they're on back order…waaah…
So, his other request was a new driver…which he promptly got about 5 minutes after he opened his Golf Galaxy Gift Card. Literally hopped in car at 7:45pm, because he "just couldn't wait."
I was glad my parents and our good friend and house guest for the week, Cliff, were all here to celebrate. We had a nice dinner together with lots of Dave's favorite things- so it was a good celebration.
Not low calorie. But good.
Here are a few pics from last night.
I hope everyone has great weekend!!
Want less stress? Then listen up!
Leigh shares several tips to make your day less stressful, including saving stamps, keeping things in the same place, and avoiding tight clothing.
Hear what the girls have to say about those...
I would love to just sit by my fireplace and drink hot chocolate all day. But getting out and getting exercise is good for me, RIGHT? So, I got together with my friends Kelley, Rhonda, and Paige in Kelley's garage and we worked up a sweat at least. My favorite part is the talking with one another. I think it does my body almost as good as the exercise. It's about the only way I can talk myself into doing something.
This past weekend we had a wonderful time in Grand Rapids, MI with Girls of Grace. It was SOLD OUT!!! I can't tell you how thrilled I am with what God is doing in this conference. It was our first time to have Sidewalk Prophets. The girls knew almost every song they sang thanks to great Christian radio, and of course they LOVED Britt Nicole. She always brings the house down. Everyone on the platform has something of value to share. If you are looking for future dates, make sure to check out www.girlsofgrace.com for when we are coming to a city near you.
Christmas is coming soon along with BABY ANDY:) I tell you Leigh is being a trooper these days. Can't wait to meet this little boy. In Grand Rapids, we saw a touch of snowflakes in the air. It made me want to get the Christmas CD's out. I'm super excited about a special show we are getting to do with Women of Faith. It's going to be a really cool night.
Then we will head out on the bus for our very own Christmas shows. We sure would love to see you there. Our dates are listed on the tour page.
Those are things that I'm thinking ahead on, although I need to be thinking about what I'm going to get at the grocery today and what I'm going to make for dinner. So, I will go on and start writing my list. Don't forget to get out there and vote tomorrow. It's a wonderful privilege that we can't ignore.
Love you and have a great day.
Shelley, Leigh, and Denise share the importance of voting - even for kids! They talk about how much of a privilege it is and how every vote does indeed count.
Listen to their discussion, and make sure to vote this week!
We had a fantastic time with Shelley, David and Caroline yesterday!!! We began with makeup and hair for the girls. Caroline and Darby decided many months ago they were going to be the sweet bff team of "Shake it Up" Darby was Rocky and Caroline was Cece. This is a sweet Disney show of two girls living out dreams plus the ups and downs of being a teenager.
The pressure was on... I had to do hair and makeup while Shelley was preparing a delicious Harvest Stew!!! Yummy!!!!!! The girls looked so much older with makeup and hair done (bittersweet)...They were ready to eat and then get started on having some "shake it up" fun.
And Shelley never disappoints... the Brunswick stew and mexican cornbread was FABULOUS... however, the girls were now uninterested in eating... "Let's go Mom!!" So out the door they went!!!
Here is a few shots of our finished product - Rocky and Cece of "Shake it Up".
They walked a little from house to house and then we all got in the car with the back trunk open and drove around the subdivision. What a blast!!!!
Since we are doing the baby's nursery in a Toy Story theme, we had to get a picture of "Jessie" from Toy Story. She was giving out candy - so cute!!!
After a few hours and a whole bunch of fun we came to Shelley's, the girls counted their stash and then we made smores by the fire pit... a tremendous time with dear friends and cherished fellowship!! Thanks again to Shelley and David - the best hostess EVER!!!
Hope you all had a great time with your family as well!