Thursday, January 31, 2013

Olive Us...

Years ago Brian's dad, Bill..or Pa...or Billy...sometimes William, introduced us to a wonderful Christmas book.  Olive The Other Reindeer  

It is so clever and cute and simple and a 'why didn't I think of that?' sort of thing.

Well, months ago I ran into a wonderful blog that has employed that same cuteness, cleverness, and a simplicity that is charming...Olive Us

Please go to their site and watch one of their lovely will want to watch another, and then another, and another....really, I promise.

Here is one of my favorites...

It's all about family...and relationships...and love...and isn't that what it's really all about!?


xoxo     Elizabeth

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Sweet Sixteen

My youngest turned 16 this December....
she is our Christmas baby - what a precious gift!
Here she is wearing one of her Grammy's baby sweaters

The hospital volunteer ladies knit that cute little hat!
It isn't always the best thing having your birthday right before Christmas...everyone is so busy..
but we always make an effort to have a Birthday Party so that this special day doesn't get lost in the hub-bub of the holidays.
And, Auntie Jenny always comes through with something special to make the day a success!

This year was no exception...all these adorable owls came together to make the cutest Birthday 'Cake' ever!
Once again Auntie Jenny creates a little masterpiece that we were hesitant to destroy by eating it!
So, our Christmas girl has gone from this cutie....
to this beauty!

Lane you are a joy to have has been a delight watching you turn into the gorgeous, confidant, caring, smart, funny and loving young woman that you are.

With all my love,

xoxo       Elizabeth (Lane's Mom!)