Sara’s 12 Birthday

The past week was busy, as we prepped for Sara's 12th birthday that was held on Saturday.. The party consisted of two phases: Phase (1) a beach themed celebration at our house with family and friends, a water slide, a taco bar, and cupcakes; Phase (2) an afternoon with girlfriends, walking around the mall without parents. The…

Sophie’s 9!

Sophie J had a birthday! She's officially 9 years old as of Wed. Dec. 14th! We celebrated her special day with friends and family last Saturday the 10th. The theme she chose was "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". The party started at 4:30 pm, and she arrived home just in time for her celebration. She attended…

Sara’s 11th Birthday

Sara's 11! Wow. To celebrate this transition from child to tween, kids menu to adult menu (as she's completely offended now when a waitress hands her crayons and a coloring page), elementary school to middle school, we invited family and a few close friends for lunch and partying at our house. The party began at…

Sophie’s 7th Birthday

Saturday December 6th we celebrated Sophie's 7th birthday. She decided on a "jump" theme. We rented a big jump house. The inside of the house was not only equipped with a jumping area but a basketball hoop, big slide, and bumpers to crash into. Guests started arriving at 11 am, and then the jumping began. Sara spent…

Labor Day Weekend

During the Labor day weekend, we took a quick excursion to the Hilton Orlando for a little pool play, sun, Blue Man group and time with our Goddaughter Harper and her family, for her 5th birthday. I left school early on Friday and then snatched the girls from school before lunch time. Then we left…

Sara’s 9th Birthday Celebration’s

Sara B is officially 9, as of Tuesday June 24th @ 4:45 p.m. At that point in the day Doug, the girls and I waited in line to board the big yellow circular raft at Busch Gardens; the Congo River Rapids ride. It was Sophie's favorite ride. Early that morning, on our way to the park,…

Summertime Gladness

It's summertime and we're feeling summertime gladness. Life without early mornings, studying, and busy jam-packed schedules is exactly what we needed. Here's a compilation of pictures from our summer vacation so far: The girls performed in their end of the year dance recital on Sunday June 1st. They looked gorgeous and performed beautifully. Daddy travled to NYC for…

Ted. Teddy. Theordore. Theo. Beaver.

Ted. Teddy. Theo. Beaver. Theodore. These are the nicknames for one of my best friends in the whole wide world. In December of 1999, I got the chance to meet Ted Ciske for the first time. My new friend Doug had invited me to join him and a group of his friends for the Tampa…

A Frozen (but warm) Thanksgiving

The last time Sara saw snow, she was 4 years old. She loved it, except the 5 layers that she had to put over her skin. Sophie was too young to remember snow. The better part of this November was spent dreaming and talking with the girls about cold and snow, flying on an airplane,…

Feeling Loved! Thank you!

A special little delivery just arrived at my door. Doug is out of town today, so he had Adam our friend and neighbor deliver this special birthday package to me this evening. Wow, this made my night! Coldstone ice cream cupcakes and Starbuck's cake pops from Doug, and a custom made gift bag specially designed by Adam.…

Marion Alice Li

Marion Alice Li. We will call her Allie.

Last Wednesday evening we welcomed the newest member of our family, Marion Alice Li into the world. We will call her Allie. My cousin Kristen and her husband Sai are the proud parents of this beautiful baby girl and this is their first child. Our family is pretty tight knit which means we are apart…

Doug’s Birthday and New Years Weekend

Friday afternoon I sent Doug to the Safety Harbor Spa for a massage, then I met him for a cocktail in the Spa courtyard afterwards. Then we headed to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants: Roys. The food was phenomenal as always and the company was even better. We ended our meal with the…

Lovely Weekend and Getting Ready for Christmas

This weekend was near perfect. I celebrated my 32nd birthday and thoroughly enjoyed being the center of attention, little surprises along the way and the option to do whatever I pleased. Saturday morning after breakfast we headed to Starbuck’s for holiday drinks before we started our Christmas tree search. Along the way we stopped by Robert’s…

I Get to Meet Lilli Soon!

Hello there friends and family! We got back from NYC late Sunday night and I haven’t had a chance to sit down and write about it since. We’ve had a busy week over here that has included Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, visiting Grabber, swim lessons and studying of the brain and spinal cord. I will hopefully…

July 4th

Frankie and America’s Birthday Celebrations

Sunday my little nephew Frankie turned one!! We were so glad when Frankie finally arrived. He’s the only little man in the family and will be meeting his little sister in November. We love you Frankie!! Your such a sweet and adorable little guy!!! Happy 1st birthday. The rest of the weekend was spent preparing for…

Sara’s 6th Birthday and The Dolphin Encounter

Sara, Your official 6th birthday was Friday afternoon June 24th. So, you chose Chili’s as the place you wanted to eat dinner. The staff sang you the birthday song and delivered a chocolate molten cake which you weren’t very interested in because your belly was too full after licking cake batter and icing while helping…

6 Years Ago Today……..

Six years ago today we welcomed our sweet Sara Emily Webber into this world and our lives have been better ever since. Click here to read her birth story and I promise it’s not graphic. Dear Sara, Mommy, Daddy and Sophia love you so much. You are a beautiful, thoughtful, creative and intelligent little girl. You're always…

Girls in the pool

This Week’s Highlights

Highlights from this week include:  1. Dinner and great conversation with friends Sunday night at Mad Dog and Englishmen followed by cheesecake at Cheescake Factory. 2. Pool time 3. Sisters getting along at the grocery store. I love this. They were tired. 4. Dessert with friends Wednesday night. Our friends girls are almost all grown…

Sara

This Week’s Celebrations

We had several different occasions to celebrate this week. Tuesday night we celebrated my mom’s birthday. She loves nothing more than being with her family on her special day (or any day really), especially her grandkids. It’s always great being with family and having an excuse to eat cookie cake and ice cream.        …

Sophie turns 3

Sophie Turns 3

Dear Sophia, Last Sunday the 5th of December we celebrated your 3rd birthday with family and friends. The theme was Sophie’s Ice Cream parlor. We started the party playing outside because the weather was perfect. The guest list included Mia, Papa, Aunt Emmy, Uncle Frank, Frankie, Aunt Crystal, Uncle Jake, Molly, Aunt Kristen, Uncle Sai,…

My Adorable Nephew Frank Melvin Perry III

Friday morning July 2nd I headed to All Children’s Hospital to be with my sister Emmy and BIL Frank for support in the delivery of their first baby. They waited to find out what they were having, so we were all very anxious to meet our new little addition and find out if we were…

Sara’s 5th Birthday Celebrations

On Thursday afternoon June 24th Sara turned 5 years old. So, that evening we told her she could choose the restaurant she wanted to eat at for her birthday dinner. She chose Cracker Barrel. As we pulled in she said, “I know, since it’s my birthday, maybe you could buy me a gift in the…