Friday, February 27, 2009

One Year Ago...

It was one year ago today that we moved into our new house in League City, Texas. I can still remember how excited we were to go and sign our closing papers. Kailey was just over a year old and she joined us for the fun adventure. We enjoyed visiting our house as it was being built every day and some days we went over more than once. We loved it before it wsa even ours! We have had fun this year making it a "home" with lots of projects. SOME of our projects include: puting up chair rails in Kailey's room and the game room, installing pendant lights, building a dog run. building a house for the dogs that even has shingles like our roof, painting several rooms, hanging blinds, finishing the media room to include two rock columns, sconce lighting, a step up for theater-like seating, a built in screen, building frames around the bathroom mirrors, and the list goes on... we have been BUSY!

Some of our plans for this year include having wood floors insalled upstairs and in the downstairs bedroom, dining room and office, building a cover indoor/outdoor living space off of our patio, painting the rest of the interior different colors, landscaping the backyard, and the list goes on... We are really having fun!!

Monday, February 16, 2009


We had a fun Valentine's 2009!! Our weekend went something like this... Friday: made homemade Valentine's cookies, Granny and Poppy arrrive, play outside, go to Incredible Pizza for dinner--Kailey LOVES this place, it is like CEC but BETTER! Saturday: Wake up and have a belated Christmas with Greg's parents, eat a HUGE breakfast, open Valentine's presents, Mommy and Daddy leave for the day and Kailey stays home to have fun with Granny and Poppy. Mommy and Daddy did LOTS of shopping, had a yummy lunch out and then went to a fun, secret place!! Saturday night we enjoyed BBQ as a family from our favorite place. Sunday: Granny and Poppy leave, go to church and Sunday School, come home, eat lunch and play guitar hero all afternoon! Greg and I are planning our "real" Valentine's dinner out for during the week when it is less crowded. Kailey was certainly our "Valentine."

gifts from Honey

homemade cookies!

We hope all of you had a wonderful Valentine's day with your special people.
The Blanchards

Visiting Great Friends

Kailey and Riley

Wild Rides with Kim

Melanie and Me

Diaper Cake

Melanie's Awesome Cake

Kailey and Reece

Auntie Amy and Kailey

Playing at the Park

Several weekends ago we made a trip to Baton Rouge to visit some friends and to help with Melanie's Baby Shower. We had a fantastic time! We enjoyed visiting with our friends, Kailey LOVED seeing her friends and of course we enjoyed eating out, shopping and spending time together. We stayed with Amy and Trae and their dog Riley. Kailey was OBSESSED with Riley, by the end of our trip she was hugging him and trying to share her toys with him. Amy and Trae are the most wonderful hosts and we always enjoy spending time at their house. Melanie's shower went really well. Since Melanie loves the beach we did a beach themed baby shower and everything turned out really cute! We are so blessed to have such amazing friends and we cherish the time we get to spend with them.

Happy Birthday Honey!

"Happy Day Daddy" as Kailey would say!

Today 2/16 is Greg's birthday, Happy Birthday Honey!!! 32 years ago today he blessed this world with his presence! He has done more in the past 32 years than most people do in their entire lifetime, I am so very proud of the man he is. I feel so blessed to have such an amazing husband and partner in life. Kailey is so blessed to have the worlds best Daddy!

Happy Birthday Greg, we love you!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Happy Birthday Timmy!!

Yesterday (2/5) was my nephew's 9th birthday! I can't believe he is already NINE! Wow- how time flies!


Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Football Frenzy...

On Sunday, for the SuperBowl we had about 25 adults and 12 kids over to party! We had lots of yummy food and really enjoyed visiting with one another and watching the game. We even had a trivia game with prizes! We all enjoyed the 3D show/ads and everyone looked silly in their 3D glasses!! Everyone seemed to have a good time and were already asking when the next "Blanchard Party" will be!

TuTu Fun!

Two nights ago Kailey decided that she wanted to give us a little fashion show. She pulled out ALL of her tutu's, about 11 of them and proceeded to WOW us with her fashion show! She LOVES her tutu's! We have had fun making them and one of them my great friend Jessica made for her. I seriously think Kailey has one in every color! I have been making them to give as gifts and they have been a HIT!

Monday, February 02, 2009


I have been making bows for about a year now. I make all different types of bows and I love to try new ones, too! I saw some really cute "korker" bows at a boutique near our house and decided to try my hand at making one. I made one, then two, then FIFTY! They turned out so cute!! I have already sold ALL 50 of the bows I made and I have been working like crazy to make more! One of the local shops here has agreed to sell them in their store for me so that is pretty exciting! I make them in all different colors and even take special orders!
Take a look!! I think they turned out good!

First Haircut!

Kailey had her FIRST haircut this past weekend and did great! We went to this kids place near our house where the kids get to sit in a fire truck and they can watch a movie of their choice. Kailey wanted to watch ELMO, so the nice lady put it on for her and gave her a lollipop. Kailey sat perfectly still the entire time and was such a good girl! Other kids were freaking out and crying, but not Kailey, I think she liked the pampering! She also got a little certificate for her first haircut, a picture with Mommy and Daddy and of course some of her hair! Here are some pictures of our first haircut.