28.11.12

A Breakfast Birthday For Audrey | Enjoy Making

you'll never know dear 
how much i love you
ricky nelson - you are my sunshine
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A few weekends ago, Little Audrey turned three whole years old.   She's been daintily, cautiously, sweetly keeping us in stitches, exploring this big-bad-world and wrapping her around her finger since day one.  I had nothing to do with this party other than attending :)  All credit for the Saturday morning, breakfast-birthday goes to Mama Janet and her beautiful mind.
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We started the fun off right with scrambled eggs (and fixings!), bacon, fried potatoes and fresh fruit.
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There was also tasty "breakfast sushi" that was gobbled up fast.  (Peanut butter a peeled, whole banana.  Roll the banana in rice-krispies and slice!)
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But the centerpiece of the morning was obviously the donut cake.
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Jan had a classy color-scheme: baby pink and seafoam, with black, gold and white.  She decorated old cans and filled them with baby's breath and succulents.
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She also whipped out the embosser a time or two for this party.  I think I know what my next craft purchase is going to be ;)
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Ladies of the hour!
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So darling and lovely, Jan. Like always.
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After food, the kids played a rousing game of Bite The Donut.  It was pretty funny ;)
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The cheering squad!
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A more vicious approach:
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"Behr do it?!"
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"Yeeess!"
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Next was candles and "cake" - Audrey was really thrilled by this part of the day :)
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A few gifts wrapped the morning off nicely (hee. hee.)
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Audrey's biggest surprise of the day was her own circus tent, from Uncle KyKy.
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We ended the party with our own bags of popcorn and more sweet memories of the one-and-only Audrey.
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(Audrey's face is brought to you by the phrase "biiirthday poooop!" which was somehow her favorite thing to say that day?  Oh little girl.)
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The Morris' love all of you Remmies!  Here's to many, many more kids, their birthday's and celebrations to come :)

22.11.12

A Very Sweet Thanksgiving Treat from The Morris Family

“do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; 
remember that what you now have was once 
among the things you only hoped for.” 
epicurious 



This year Caleb and I just... are especially grateful.  My mom's cancer number when from 54 to ZERO.  We are married.  Our wedding was thrilling and we have never felt so loved.  We both have great jobs that we love.  My family moved home.  We have a HUGE and beautiful apartment.  We are finding our way as our own little family.  We're coaching together with my dad.  We have incredible friends and family all over the country and world.  We eat well.   And we wanted to share our favorite Thanksgiving Treat this year... don't be turned-off by the ingredients.  I promise it's really really good ;)
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Yup.  As this current school year comes to an end, and pools open and summer vacation starts, we're going to introduce a little person to its life and we are going to be its parents (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!).  We are crazy-wicked-thrilled to know, have and love this new baby, gift and friend.  We need you, sweet child, and know that your life already has and will continue to change us forever.  We love to love you and can't stand this wait ;)  We're dying to look at your eyes, make fun of your noises and hold you while you laugh and cry.  Now I'm going to cry.  (Don't worry... I do that a lot now.  It's one of your many "special blessings" to my body ;) haha)
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I've tried to imagine for decades what it will be like to be a wife and mama.  This year I'm especially grateful for being able to experience what was once "something I only hoped for."

Happy Thanksgiving!