~ our sebastian’s 1st birthday: ice cream social ~

We lucked out with no rain on the evening of Sebastian’s 1st birthday party! I SO appreciate everything that our family and friends did to make this such a special event. We are so thankful for those that traveled especially!  Jennifer Henderson was my sounding board for months, my applique pro, my prop carpenter and then spent 2 DAYS by my side putting all my ideas (AND STUFF) together and making my vision a reality! My mama shopped ’til she dropped for everything I could think of and more! Cindy Wright made his awesome and yummy cupcakes and his precious hat, THANKS CeCe! Tammy Brooks of Troy, your cakes were perfection! Uncle Steve, Aunt Genie, Mendie, Brian, Tanya, Scott and Erika (and everyone else that helped tear down) ya’ll were the best clean up crew ever! Thank you Mack, Papa Tom, Mackenzie, Carson, Thad  and Zoe for keeping Mister busy! Thanks Uncle Brian and Tanya for helping out all weekend! Loree, thanks ever so much for the tables, chairs and tablecloths, they were just perfect!!! Thanks to my very patient (or just silent) husband for putting up with all of this chaos. Thank you to all Sebastian’s peeps for coming, we had a great turnout and a wonderful night! NOTE: My BIGGEST mistake was not hiring a photographer! Would have been worth every penny not to have to worry about taking pictures. I took 3 times less than I would have on the job and was so stressed about it. Lesson Learned! (technical note: all images of Sebastian with the cake and myself in them are taken with my backup on portrait mode, not manual)

~ alice in wonderland, 3rd birthday ~

Sweet Alice turned 3! These ladies did a spectacular job with this vintage teatime in Wonderland!! I love birthday parties and this one was just beautiful, down to every single detail!



Selma, Alabama