Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hooray for May

Me: Hey Stevie, how about you go and get us some ice cream.
Steve: Umm, really? Right now?
Me: Yeah, it's my birthday month, remember?
Steve: *sigh* Alright...

Aside from being my birthday month, May also contains Mother's Day. Now that I'm a mother, I really REALLY get to have ice cream whenever I want during the month of May! And, to top things off, a handful of my very very very favorite people came and visited recently which just made May 2009 sparkle. I've been slacking on my blogging, for many reasons (ahem...Delaney), but mostly I've been putting off this post because I've been waiting for my friends to post pictures on their blogs that I could then swipe. I do that a lot.

Our dear dear friends from college started off the visits of our favorite peoples. Candace and Joel came and spoiled us by making me lunch, giving me hand massages, and making me giggle like only comfy cozy old friends can. They also lovingly doted on Delaney, who fussed a lot while they were here. They didn't even seem phased by her crankiness.

Joel, Candi, Karen/Delaney, & Steve hanging out at Tio's Tacos

Delaney and her Aunt Candace

Candace is quite the photographer, and I just love this picture that she took of the Lanesters

Exactly one week after Candace and Joel came to visit, my best friends from Oregon came on by. Alison, Beka, and I have been BFF's since the beginning of time, and I have missed them something fierce, especially lately. They also spoiled me by cooking us dinner, buying me cherry coke and ice cream, and loving on Delaney. I loved every minute of it.

Girls just want to have fun!

Steve hanging out with Jack (Alison's son) and Delaney. Jack refers to Steve as "Rowdy Uncle Steve." We love the Jackman and always have fun with the little guy.

Mother's Day was also a very special day for me. Many wonderful things happened.
1. Delaney slept like a champ the night before!
2. Steve made me pancakes for breakfast
3. Delaney and Steve bought me flowers from the farmer's market
4. Delaney and Steve also bought me a little vintage watering can that I've been eyeing and some Burts Bees therapeutic bath crystals
5. We had a picnic in the park for lunch
6. Steve's family grilled up some carne asada for dinner
7. I got to take a bath that evening with said bath crystals. WOW!

The little lady and her mom at the park

Family portrait at our picnic

We had another picnic in the park for my birthday, complete with friends, family, Brundibar, and a party sub. But I didn't take any pictures. Boo.

That about sums up what we've been up to lately. Stay tuned for a blog about our wonderful garden!


lovemyguys said...

Be careful, Karen. Steve can pull the 'whole month' thing on you, too. He'll get all of April and all of June. It just may bite you in the butt! Just a warning. Love you guys!

Momma Mary said...

i love the pictures! i missed the blog... and happy birthday to you... when is it???
such a beautiful family!

mme. bookling said...

I love the fam portrait of you guys. Totally stealing it off your blog...tit for tat, right? :)

I hope this week is beautiful and calm.

Dana said...

Oh my gosh!!! She is so cute! One of the bummers of moving and getting settled is not being able to keep up with I finally did and was so excited to go to yours and see her!!! She is perfect! Have so much fun with her. I'm so happy for you guys!!!

Alison said...

I made homemade mac and cheese tonight and thought of our dinner last week. I think every time I eat it now, I am going to think of you guys!