Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Here come the cards!


It's one of my favorite times of the year-- when Christmas cards start rolling in and I get to see the sweet faces of all of my friends' families. Since I'm not on Facebook, I LIVE for Christmas card season.

I lined up our photo shoot with our favorite photographer over the summer & a few weeks ago, we went to an urban park here in Birmingham to get some really fun shots. Now, is the fun part-- picking our cards! 

Most years I design & print my own, but this year, being a busy single working mama, I decided to enlist the help of Tiny Prints. We ordered Save the Dates from them as well as Birth Announcements, and we've always been thrilled.

Their designs this year are SO CUTE. When I made my initial favorites list, I had over 30 designs picked out. Looking through our best shots, I'm starting to narrow it down... Here are a few of my favs!

What about you? Do you have a favorite?
To see the rest of Tiny Prints' holiday card collection, click here!
Psssssst, blog friends! I've moved since last year!
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sound the Alarm! Jack's 2nd Birthday.

This party almost didn't happen.

I'm back at work full time (more on that another day) and working single mommy doesn't have quite as much time to pull these things together as I used to. Jack loves firetrucks, and after a few attempts to get in touch with our local fire station with no luck, I had decided that we'd just celebrate Jack's birthday with a family dinner.

Then, a week ago today, the fire station called me back-- so I scrambled to pull something together in less than a week. And you know what? It was just as fun as the parties that I spend months planning. A few less details than I would have pulled off with more time... but he doesn't care about that. Give him a donut and a firetruck and he's happy.

So, our party was brunch & a tour of our local fire department--

There were burning buildings.

Fire hydrants bursting with cinnamon & orange rolls & donuts.

Wagons full of fruit.

And firetrucks, of course.

The setup.

The mamas had Bloody Marys. (And an egg & cheese souffle.)

We stuck two candles in a chocolate donut for Jack to blow out.

We gave our friends some fun party favors.

And mama even managed to grab a pic with the birthday boy.

We headed off for our tour of the fire station-- here's our crew!

He was one happy birthday boy!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Sweet Jack! I love you SO much!