Entries Tagged as 'danny'

A Barbecue With Friends in Honor of the Babies!

August 9th, 2013 · No Comments

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Loden & Rachelle.

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Rachelle & Loden with the cake Kristin made.

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Special Koozies!

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Steph and Jess making onesies for the babies.

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Dad.

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Dallas & Rachelle.

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Some of the onesies that our friends made.

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Becky, Britt, Anandi, Rachelle.

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Dad & Drake

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Stephanie & Drake

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Sara, Rachelle, Jessica.

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Jessica handmade this blanket for us!

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Stephanie, Jessica, Richard, Amanda, Dallas, Rachelle, Mom, Dad.

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Ed, Danny, Caroline, Richard, Dallas, Kristin, Amanda, Loden

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Trevor & Trent.

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Pregnant Pong!

Trent and Loden are expecting a baby days before us so our mutual friends threw a joint baby shower/barbecue for us. I guess the term for this is baby-que. At least that’s what my hairdresser told me! Don’t be alarmed, no babies were actually barbecued.

We celebrated the coming of our babies with a bunch of friends over at Jen’s, who graciously co-hosted along with Jess and Caroline. Luckily the weather was perfect! We had catered barbecue from Pork Shoppe and Kristin made an adorable (and delicious cake). There were matching koozies and Jess set up a craft table where people could make custom onesies. Thanks to all of our friends for being there and being so generous. We had such a fun day!

P.S. If you were wondering, I was 28 weeks pregnant in these photos.

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Rory’s First Birthday

February 18th, 2013 · 1 Comment

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Aunty Glenna, Kenji, Amanda and Tyler

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Caroline with Rory and her friend Kim. Kim’s daughter’s birthday is only two weeks from Rory’s.

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CJ
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Tyler

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Rory feeling skeptical about what’s about to happen.

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Maybe it’s ok.

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No, it is definitely NOT ok.

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Eddy was very willing to fill in! He’s one year older than Rory.

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Kenji blowing bubbles at me.

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Kenji
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Dallas & Quinn, Best Buddies

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Time for presents. Caroline and Rory had lots of help from the other kids at the party.

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Packers football! Who could that be from?

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Eddy wants to help!

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Chad, Ed, Dallas, Quinn, Jen

I can’t believe Rory can be a year old already, but this past weekend we celebrated his first birthday! Danny’s friend owns a cute little restaurant in Forest Park called Amelia’s and closed it down for the afternoon for the party. I was sort of dreading going to Forest Park, but it only took us about 20 minutes to get there from our house! The party was a fun mix of family and a bunch of our friends. Rory was not into the cake at all, but he seemed to like the opening of presents. Well, I think he liked the paper the best.

After the party we went to Danny and Caroline’s house in Oak Park to hang out some more. Somebody had to drink all the leftover beer and it might as well be us. And Ed! Rory missed his nap because of the party and somehow stayed awake and happy long into the night. And he did eat a bit of cake once the pressure was off and he was seated comfortably in his high chair at home.

Happy birthday, Rory!

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Superbowl XLVII

February 4th, 2013 · No Comments

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For Superbowl XLVII (47) we went to Jen and Chad’s house. They somewhat recently painted one of their kitchen walls with the chalkboard paint. I’m sure this was for Quinn, but it worked great for the squares game!

No one really cared very much who won the game, except Chad’s dad, who was cheering for Baltimore because he used to live there. Since the game was in New Orleans, Chad and Jen had a New Orleans-themed party. Danny cooked chicken and sausage gumbo and crawfish etouffee. Jen made andouille cheese dip and jalapeno poppers stuffed with crab. Brian and Jill brought king cake. Another friend brought hurricane punch. To contribute to the party and to be on theme, I made praline cookies. More on that later!

The best part of the Superbowl this year was Beyonce’s halftime show. I thought it was really great. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. After the half time there was a power outage. San Francisco was way down and tried to make a big comeback, but Baltimore won in the end.

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