Friday, January 21, 2011

A party for baby girl Pruitt to be

My precious little sister, Stephanie, is expecting her second child... and this time, it's a girl! I can hardly wait to meet baby girl Pruitt, whose name is still in the making. I look forward to the snuggles and cuddles, the kisses and hugs, the nail polishing sessions... you know, all the things that an aunt loves to do with her nieces! There's not been a baby girl in the Rhodes family in quite a while, so it'll be fun for us to have another little princess running around.

Several of Steph's closest friends were gracious enough to allow me to join in helping throw her baby shower last weekend. She got some of the most adorable little outfits in which to dress her little lady, and I look forward to having another baby girl to shop for. We'll have her closet crammed full in no time! What more could a girl want?

Here are some pictures of Stephanie's shower in Julia's gorgeous new home.

Love notes to baby girl Pruitt...

The spread

Beautiful decor for Mama and baby girl

Prepping the beverage station

My beautiful sister

I love this shot... reminds me of Steph as a little girl. All smiles and giggles... sans the crazy hair. :)

Adorable banner made by Julia

The honoree and hostesses

from left: Julia, Jessica, Susan (Grandmama), Stephanie, Christina & Lindsey
I love you so, so much, Stephanie. I can't wait to meet your daughter! If she's anything like her Mama, she can't help but be beautiful... inside and out.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Winter" in Texas

As I cozy up on the couch, sipping a steamy mug of wassail in hopes of working the chill off of my nose, I can't help but chuckle about the weather we've been having around here lately. Here are a few pictures to chronicle the extremes in temperature over the last several weeks... and maybe a few others that were too cute not to share.

Enjoying the 80+ temps a few days before Christmas

Mid 60's on Saturday. So pretty outside!

Headed home with the promise of crackers...

Crackers and crazy hair.

Watching the snow fall

Bundled up for some fun in the snow!

Drying out our snow gear.

Peek-a-boo... I'll see you again soon!