Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kirsten's 14th Birthday Party

In January, we invited several of Kirsten's friends to have a spend the night pool party at my boss's pool house. These girls have such a special friendship and a couple of hours at a party are no where near long enough. They could spend a whole week together and not get tired of each other.
These girls had all gone an entire year without any carbonated beverage and this was their first drink of any. They all picked their favorites and downed them together. It was fun to watch their faces when they tasted that fizziness. The birthday girl!!
Making a wish seemed like overkill, cause she already had her best friends surrounding her and a party on top of that.
Gathering to open presents. These girls are all talented and most hand made gifts that mean much more to Kirsten than any store bought item. Their creativity is always mind blowing.
Catherine and Olivia are rarely separated.
This collage of pictures was a gift from Hannah and included some of the best Spartan pictures.
Claire and Claire -- so cute, I had to get a picture.
This picture depicts several different carbonated beverages and celebrates Kirsten's accomplishment.
We had lots of fun at the party, ate too much food, candy and cake, stayed up way too late, but we look forward to next year.

Kirsten's Birthday Cake

This AWESOME cake was lovingly crafted by Ms. Sherrie Thomas, for Kirsten's party. She always makes magnificent creations and this cake was no exception.
For Kirsten's birthday morning, I got up early to make these birthday cake pancakes. It had cake mix in the batter and sprinkles, and icing and sprinkles for the top. They looked cute, but lacked a little in the taste department. Both Kirsten and Alec enjoyed the special treat.
A picture of the birthday girl with her pancakes. We went to Tupelo to eat out and stop at Gigi's for a birthday cupcake. Her party wasn't until later that week, so we didn't do anything else for her birthday.

Our New Ride and a Wished For Ride

We decided in January, that it was past time to get a new-to-us vehicle. We had three vehicles that had very high mileage (together they totaled almost a million miles). Mitch faithfully watched car lots and online for a GMC Acadia, as we both liked this vehicle. He found this one at a lot in our home town. He test drove it, I test drove it, and then we told the kids about it and had them ride in it. We all fell in love with it and decided to purchase it. We have very much enjoyed driving it.
While inside the dealership filling out the paperwork, Alec fell in love with this Camaro convertible. We told the kids that if we didn't have kids, that we would probably purchase this car instead. It is so pretty and I love the body style.