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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Project 366: Day 37 [March 24th]


TODAY WAS TAYLER'S BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!

Heck yea! This was one excited Mommy, let me tell you! I told Ethan I could hardly sleep the night before because I was so anxious to get things started haha!

We woke up around 8:00AM, got ready, and headed out to pick up Tayler's 'Yo Gabba Gabba' birthday cake. A company by the name of 'Anna Marie's Cakery' was making it out of Newark, Ohio. Let me tell you-- if you're looking for any kind of cake.. this should be the spot you go to! She has a Facebook page if you are curious! Just type in her company name and you can pull it up :) She did an amazing job. I'll show you in a second! :)

We had the birthday party at Golden Corral. What an amazing restaurant. They didn't charge us anything for the room which was a huge relief! My mom came to help me set things up with Ethan. That was a huge help! We got the table cloths on the tables with the bowls of candy, confetti, and balloons! We got balloons on the wall and a 'Yo Gabba Gabba' scene :) It was ADORABLE! We even had a photo table for her with tons of photo albums of her life and wallet-sized pictures everyone could take. But guess what?? Tayler slept through the ENTIRE thing, hahaha! I wish I was kidding. She started getting fussy when everyone arrived, so went and got some food, set her in her high chair, and started giving her food, but honestly-- she was NOT having it. So, I took her out and we started opening presents to get things moving. She was screaming bloody murder, so I rocked her to sleep and yes, that's where she was the entire time.. until about 2:30PM (her party started at 1PM, hahaha!) It was hilarious! I had a minor meltdown where I cried for like a millisecond, but Dad kept things going with funny stories ;) Thanks Dad! And she eventually woke up and it was the perfect time for pictures and a smash cake :) 

We had such a wonderful time and we appreciate everyone being there! 

And now... for what everyone is probably waiting on ;) PICTURES!!! I picked the 10 I really liked that I felt showcased her party!


My mom made her outfit. Didn't she do an adorable job?? LOVED the Foofa shirt and the bow, of course! Foofa is Tayler's FAVORITE!! 


Tayler's tent that her Papaw and Gigi bought her. She already loves it! She is climbing in and out of it thinking she's big, haha! When we got home, we had to get out all of the toys including this ;) thanks Pap and Gigi!

I told you the cake was absolutely adorable!! Didn't she do an AMAZING job?? LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! The 'Yo Gabba Gabba' characters were spot on. It was perfect! Thank you so much Anna Marie's Cakery!

Some of the decorations. We just got multi-colored table cloths, confetti, and we ordered that 'Yo Gabba Gabba' scene online :)

My brother and sister-in-law made ALL of the characters so that people could get their pictures behind them :) This is a group of friends and myself. Carrie is Brobee, I am Plex, Kyra is Muno, and Cassie is Toodee. Foofa was there, but there was only 4 of us getting our picture taken, haha! Didn't they do a good job?

The babies! Remember all of my old posts when I was pregnant about my 'preggo buddies?' Kyra had Bentley March 1st, Carrie had Jaylee March 15th, and I had Tayler at the end of March :) Crazy that time has flown that fast. I am thankful that we are all still friends and that our kids can grow up together :) 

My mom made Tayler's smash cake. Didn't she do a great job? I LOVED it and so did Tayler! Thank you so much Gigi for working so hard for Tayler's party! It meant a lot to me!

Tayler wasn't too sure about the cake at first, but then she saw Uncle Corey and was ECSTATIC!! :) She loves her Uncle Corey and this just shows it, haha! Isn't that like the best picture in the world?? LOVE IT.

Mommy and Daddy decided to get their picture taken with the Birthday Girl! :) We love her with our WHOLE heart! She is the best thing that ever happened to us... such a blessing!

My sister left already, but these are her uncle and aunts on my side of the family with her Papaw and Gigi :) Starting from left to right, there's Aunt Marie, Gigi, Uncle Corey, Uncle Brad, Papaw, and Tayler of course!!

It was an amazing day! Thank you to everyone that came out and supported her. It meant the absolute world to us! I can't wait for Tayler to see all of the pictures when she grows up! :) They were absolutely adorable!

And now for the prayer today:

Pray that your husband will understand the importance of taking care of his body—the temple of the Holy Spirit—for the glory of God. Pray that he will practice self-control by making wise food choices, and get sufficient exercise to stay healthy. (Rom. 12:1-2; 1 Cor. 6:19-20, 9:27)
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And the Bible scriptures that go along with it are as follows:

Romans 12:1-2 (The Message) So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (The Message)  In sexual sin we violate the sacredness of our own bodies, these bodies that were made for God-given and God-modeled love, for "becoming one" with another. Or didn't you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of the Holy Spirit? Don't you see that you can't live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body. 

1 Corinthians 9:26-27 (The Message)  I don't know about you, but I'm running hard for the finish line. I'm giving it everything I've got. No sloppy living for me! I'm staying alert and in top condition. I'm not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself. 

Dear Jesus, please watch over my husband. He is such a wonderful person and I feel lucky to have met him. I just ask that you help him to take care of his body. Please him him to continue to work out and exercise. Let him take care of the temple that you gave him. Help me to do the same, Lord. I don't want to take this body for granted. What a blessing it is! Help both of us make wise decisions while eating. Help us to exercise and live a healthy life both for each other and for our children. We love You so much and appreciate everything that You do for us! In Your name, Amen!

God bless you all 

and cheers to Project 366!



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