I want to write a long post and describe every moment of today because it’s worth recounting with all of its highs and lows, but even more than that I want to sit down on my couch and put my feet up and catch up on the TV shows on the DVR.  So I’ll make this brief.

We had a party.  My baby is officially 4.


Fun was had by all.


We have the battle scars to prove it.


But nothing could dampen our spirits.


And by popular demand…


The new counters received rave reviews.  And LOOK!  I can soak a large pan.


Just imagine the backsplash with these.


Someone has some work to do.  That someone’s not me.

In fact, my work here is done.

Happy Birthday, my precious littlest one!  It seems like last week you looked like this.


I love you so much, it takes my breath away.

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31 thoughts on “Updates

  1. Happy Brithday! So glad a wonderful day was had by all, but do want that eye story…that could be interesting!

    The counters are gorgeous! So fabulous. Wonderful choice!

  2. She looks exactly like you…especially in that first picture!!! What did she do to her eye? That looks dangerously close to her eyeball. Do share the story! Cute even with an injury though.

    Your kitchen is starting to look great! Can’t wait to see it with the new backsplash. Amazing that you got all that done before the party!

  3. How cute. I don’t have kids…but when I do I can imagine that it’s a juxtaposition between grieving the end of an age, and looking forward to the next one.

    Hope you’re enjoying. The kitchen looks FAB.

  4. Happy Birthday!!
    I get what you mean- my youngest (of 3) just turned 3 a few weeks ago and it’s just going by way too fast with her.
    Kitchen looks awesome! Can’t wait to see the backsplash installed.

  5. Oh! She’s absolutely adorable…that first pic, she looks EXACTLY like you, but blonde(duh). 🙂
    Nice counters my friend..(covet, covet,…shame), LOL. Have a beautiful weekend!

  6. Happy Birthday to the big girl. My the time went fast!

    Your counter tops are gorgeous! I drool over the shiny-ness of them. We need to redo ours but alas granite is not in the budget so I’m debating over a laminate that looks like granite.

  7. Congratulations on making it through the party!

    The kitchen looks great and I LOVE the backsplash tile you chose…..when ‘somebody’ gets it up, it will be beautiful.

  8. Great pics, gorgeous daughter, lovely counter tops!

    My youngest will be 5 tomorrow, and I have just spent over an hour assembling lots of essential “bits” to his new Playmobil boat and submarine – why can’t they come fully assembled?

  9. founds like a good weekend, your daughter is adorable!!! ok LOVE LOVE LOVE the countertops! and that backsplash is going to look fabulous!

  10. Details, details. We need more details. What happened to R’s eye? How did she celebrate her big day? What kind of counters did you get? Why am I so nosy? I know you’ll fill us in with another post after you’ve rested a bit.

    Happy Birthday, R!!

  11. Oh, Happy Day! She looks just like you and so excited to be having her special day. Poor thing with that boo boo.

    LOVE your counters and the new molding. Very very nice, Jo-Lynne!

  12. I have to agree with Kelly – we need more details 🙂

    I do like your counters though – and the sink! Gotta love a sink that you can actually wash dishes in!

  13. the funniest thing to me here is that gorgeous baby girl,who has a Moma that is working so hard to change her diet to HEALTHY foods, has her entire face in her piece of chocolate cake!! I couldn’t help but laugh at that!!!

    She is beautiful. Be careful, the time flies from here. But there is nothing like having a grown daughter as your friend. They are the best! <3 it!!

  14. Happy Birthday to your baby girl! My three year old will be 4 on November 1st and I’m so glad that with each passing day, the temper tantrums are passing, so yeah, we’re looking forward to four!! =)

    Your kitchen countertops are beautiful! If you are like me, you go in the kitchen just to look around and bask in the awesomeness of it!!!

  15. Awwww my middlest turns 3 next month and I’m already shocked. Let’s not discuss my oldest turning SEVENTEEN in January though, mmkay? It gives me heart palpitations.

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