Archive | Friends RSS feed for this section

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails!

28 Apr

There have been several baby boys born in the church down here in Sierra Vista. One of the more recent ones was Luke Isaacson, born to Jonathan and Melissa Isaacson (of Isaacson Fine Homes and Cochise Tech and Electric, whom the company that Jordan works for is contracted to work for. That was confusing, wasn’t it? )

Sis Connie Isaacson (grandma) and Sharon Strite (Auntie) put on a really cute baby shower with the theme of (can you guess?) Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails!

Here is how they incorporated the theme.

The Frogs.

(Sharon made these with apple Quarters, then added dots of cream cheese and chocolate chips for the eyes! Then she placed them on cut out paper plates, and cut out the pink “flower” from tissue paper.)

The Snails. (Tortilla Pinwheels)

(Sharon made these as well. They were really tasty!)

And The Puppy Dogs!

(Sharon and Sis Connie made the cake, and Sharon decorated it, and then put a paw print on each of the cupcakes!

Admire the table!

(Btw…that dog bowl was filled with sugar coated peanuts, and EVERYONE did a double take, as it looked so much like real dog food.)

A close up of the other Puppy Dogs.

(A few of the girls helped Sharon make these from rolled up washcloths, ribbon, rubber bands, fuzzy balls and some felt. They turned out sooooo cute, and they were given to Melissa to add to Luke’s nursery.)

They played some fun games, like guessing how many safety pins were in the jar (over 400), Name which Candy goes to which baby activity (ie. 4 mo accomplishment was “rolos” (Roll over), and nursing was “Milky Way”, etc.), as well as timed sock matching. We all had fun.

Right towards the end, Lydia (Who had been enjoying herself eating crackers and playing with all of the younger kids) decided to put on someone’s cowboy boots…

…backwards! πŸ˜€

Comin’ or goin’?

Congratulations, Melissa and Jonathan!

Happy Birthday Jude!

12 Apr

Jordan’s boss, Jude Murray of Kiwi HifiΒ had hisΒ  birthday today. To show their gratitude for all that Jude has done for them, and for the wonderful boss that he has been, Jordan’s wife (yours truly) decided thatΒ  a little token of appreciation was in order, in edible form.


In other words, I made a fruit tart for Jordan’s boss’s birthday. He loves fruit, and while paging through a recipe book, Jordan and I stumbled on a delightful creation called a White Chocolate Fruit Tart.

Doesn’t it look wonderful?

So, the morning of I was up placing fresh fruit on a baked shell that had been filled with the white chocolate filling. I didn’t have a pastry brush at the time, so I had to make do with a cut up paper towel.


And…here was the finished product!

I was surprised how similar they turned out, but hey…I guess that does happen when you actually follow the recipe. πŸ˜›

Ask Jordan or my Mom…I don’t follow recipes well.

Anyways…it was a success. Everyone liked it. Jude was named 2012 Boss of the Year by the guys. Appropriately so.

Thank you Jude, for all that you have done for Jordan, Austin and Zachary. You have been a real blessing.

Baby Shower

23 Dec

One of the girls who lives here in Sierra Vista had just had her baby, and as they waited to find out what the baby was, thus the shower didn’t happen until after the baby was born. The games were very creative, and the cake was beautiful. πŸ™‚

Can you picture full grown women feeding one another baby food, and sucking apple juice out of bottles? I hadn’t been able to either, but now I have video of it. :p

The games were all very creative. The first game was very funny to watch. You had a partner that sat across from you. Both of you were blindfolded, and one of you got to feed the other person baby food out of a jar. As both of you are blindfolded, you are both swaddled with towels because of the mess. That was fun to watch. (note: WATCH. I didn’t say participate. πŸ˜› )


Then next game was to see who could suck apple juice out of their baby bottle the fastest. This one was also fun to WATCH. πŸ˜€

They had 4 rounds of the apple juice drinking (with about 5-6 ladies in each round), and the winners from each round were pulled aside. They were then paired in teams of two, in which case they were blindfolded again, and only using 1 hand apiece, they had to dress a doll baby, from the diaper to the hat. Talk about a challenge!

Needless to say, I think everyone had fun.

Lydia enjoyed the company. She had a blast with all of the people around, and with the twins (Titus and Silas) who are just a day younger than her.



Here was the cake, done by Sis Mary Garcia (one of the Grandmothers of the baby that had just been born.)

The Doucettes and going home!

4 Dec

After going to Fort Desoto, we headed up to the Doucettes to spend the night there.

One of my favorite sights…the Baby Grand sitting in the front room.

The dining room…

…and the kitchen. (I LOVE their house…always have!)

Ben playing with Lydia.

Sister Suzanne and Leah working in the kitchen.

The Living room.

L-R Sis Suzanne, Becki, Ben, Leah, Hope, Lydia and Hannah. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your hospitality! It felt like old times! πŸ™‚

Aunt Ruth had bought Lydia an “Original” Piglet from Winnie the Pooh series, and she was enjoying playing with her new toy on the way back up to Grandma and Grandpa’s house.

And…finally…waiting for Seth to pick us up at the airport! We skipped the flight from Phoenix to Tucson as we did not want to step foot on another flight for a long while! Home sweet home! πŸ™‚