Rainbow Chevron Birthday

This past Saturday was Kaylen’s 1st birthday and we celebrated with a rainbow chevron birthday party. K is my best friend Jessica’s little girl and seeing that party design is my favorite, I was so excited to help her plan the party. A few weeks ago we set out with a mission to find a “theme” for the party but we could never decide on a particular one. Once we found some rainbow chevron paper at Hobby Lobby, Jessica knew she wanted to use it. We added in some colorful balloons and decided the party would be a rainbow chevron birthday.

Rainbow Chevron Birthday
Once we found the paper, I designed the invitations, printed them up and we did dinner one Friday night and put the invitations and envelopes together. With the help of our husbands (yes, they helped!) we knocked them out!

Rainbow Chevron birthday invitations
Be prepared for the cuteness in these photos. K is a living doll. 

rainbow chevron birthday
rainbow chevron birthday table
rainbow chevron birthday sweets table
rainbow chevron birthday sweets table
rainbow chevron birthday
I made this cupcake stand and you can view the tutorial here.

rainbow chevron birthday cupcakes
rainbow chevron birthday cupcakes
rainbow chevron birthday cupcakes
Jessica wanted to keep the food simple. We did the cake for K, cupcakes, homemade ice cream (to die for!) and watermelon. It was perfect for a summer afternoon in the South.

rainbow chevron birthday
I originally was going to paint the high chair but the more we looked at it, the more we hated to cover it up because it was in perfect condition. I found it at a yard sale and it had been used for many years but you would never guess it by looking at it. It was a steal and will be a staple in my future party planning!

rainbow chevron birthday
Tell me she is not the cutest thing ever?

rainbow chevron birthday banner
As you can tell, she wasn’t too thrilled with the cake. She did not like having her hands dirty but after a few minutes, she got over it and dove in!

rainbow chevron birthday
I was really happy with the way the rainbow chevron birthday party turned out. So far, I’ve only done showers so it was exciting to be a part of K’s first big day!

Saying Goodbye to my Missionary



Yesterday, I dropped my husband off at the airport for his first international mission trip. He is with a small team heading to Rwanda! I told myself over and over that I wasn’t going to cry. What a joke! I cried all day long…on the way there, while we were eating lunch, when I said goodbye, when his plane took off. Seriously, all day. I’m such a baby but two weeks is a long time.

The mission team at the airport. 

Anyways…Cory has my camera so these are iPhone photos and some are blurry but it’s all I got to hold me over until he gets home.

This is his “stop taking my picture” look. 

Heading through security and this is as far as I could go. 

Cory’s prayer for the trip is: that our hands be His hands, our lips be His lips, our words be His words, and that our thoughts be on Him and not ourselves. Please keep him and the rest of the team in your prayers!

Something New…

Recently I’ve become obsessed with fallen in love with blogs. Why have I not discovered blogging until now? So, I decided I would just start one for myself. I’m not a great writer-I’m a numbers girl, but I can’t think of a better way to document our lives together!