March 27, 2010


Why is it every time I look at my blog I feel guilty? I ALMOST just gave up on it all together, but then I remembered that this is my journal too, and we've had quite a few important happenings around here that I really should document. Sorry, I know these catch-up posts are a little boring...

It was Amelia's FIRST birthday last week. We celebrated by going to the park as a family. Then, I made some cupcakes and we sang "Happy Birthday" and opened presents that Oliver helped me pick out earlier that day (wrapped in leftover Christmas wrapping paper because that's how I roll).


Then, my mom came to town last weekend and we celebrated again, this time with Jacob because it was his birthday last week as well. We had dinner at El Pinto, a beautiful New Mexican restaurant in the old part of Albuquerque.

Outside El Pinto. I know, my eyes are closed. We're working with what we've got here.

The next night, we had glazed poppyseed bundt cake for Jacob, which is my all-time favorite cake. If you've never made this, do- now. You won't regret it.

It was so fun having my mom here. She's so fun and easy to talk to and is such a great listener and friend. Come back soon, Mom!!!

"Until next time, folks!"


Aubrey, Josh, Caden &Skylar said...

Happy Birthday, little Amelia! I can't believe she is a year old already! She is such a doll...I loved the pictures you posted of her a little while ago, so precious

Macy said...

I am in a blogging slump too... Sigh. I wish I could get it together and think of some things to talk about without it being completely painful.

I love poppyseed cake. I will have to make your recipe here soon.

I love that last picture of Amelia signing off. So cute.

Jessica Sedgwick said...

Happy Birthday, Amelia and Jacob! Great way to celebrate a first birthday. :)

Jo said...

Yes, Rebecca and Macy-- I've noticed that your posts lately have been somewhat infrequent. Of course I have to forgive you for that, because I don't do ANY, but I do miss them and love it when they appear.

Amelia is a darling 1 year old. Oh how I'd love to kiss those cheeks! And Oliver's "happy burt day" is adorable.


I don't think I have ever seen a picture of your Mom.....youe guys look EXACTLY alike! So beautiful!

Andrea W. said...

Your mom really is so beautiful as are you. Happy, happy birthday, Amelia! Going too fast. Sounds like lots of fun celebrating. We miss you all.

Greg said...

Do a catch-up post anytime. I love them. Cute, cute little Amelia. Can't wait to see her next week.

Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn said...

I've been such a blog slacker lately too, and I've been having a really hard time getting back into as well. I hope you'll keep up the posts though cuz I love keeping up on your cute family. I can't belive Amelia is 1 now! Weird that you were just barely pregnant when we moved...we've been gone a while now I guess. :(