Category Archives: Birthdays

Happy 7th Birthday to a girl who embodies the meaning of her name – Life – so well and so beautifully! You are the best big sister to a group of siblings who already look to you for leadership and example. I love your tender heart for all things relationship oriented (which you would say, […]

View Full Post »

loading...

I was in Las Vegas when these two had their birthdays two weeks ago. I hated to miss it but Dan’s parents did an epic job of celebrating them! They went to the lake…twice! And had cookie cake (a chappell tradition that my kids love). Jack is 6! Something about him turning 6 still amazes […]

View Full Post »

loading...

I don’t really know how to start this post because this kid’s story starts way before his sweet parents found out they were expecting him. Waiting. Enduring. Being still. Remaining Steady. Pleading but never demanding. Those are the things that my brother John and his wife Sarah have shown and taught me the past few […]

View Full Post »

loading...

After a Whirlwind 12 days since we had even heard you existed in your mothers belly we were nervous and giddy to go meet the woman who had given you life and had loved and carried you inside her the past 9 months. What would she be like? We knew we already loved her because […]

View Full Post »

loading...

How can this kid be two already? wasn’t it just yesterday that we were driving to dairy queen to pick up this little newborn? I wish I could say that I went all out for his birthday this year, but alas… I didn’t, I couldn’t. I was about to board a plane to africa in […]

View Full Post »

loading...

Having a baby and raising them definitely is a team effort. I’ve learned very quickly that it takes a village. I was so blessed to have been a part of the team that got a front row seat to the miracle of this sweet baby’s birthday.  And it was amazing to see the “village” that […]

View Full Post »

loading...

It was a complete colorful adventure definitely worthy of a Dora Adventure!!!  I can’t believe my little girl is TWO!  We had so much fun with her celebrating her life thus far. She loves her some Dora so we thought having a colorful mexican fiesta would be perfect!!  We made Tostadas, which is a Nichols […]

View Full Post »

loading...

Happy Half Birthday Little Man Jack!!  If you remember, We Chappell's like to celebrate the very first 1/2 Birthday of someone's.  Here are some sweet pics of Jack's 1/2 cake and present!!             I can't believe he's 6 months old!! He's sitting up on his own and almost crawling. He's almost in sz 4 […]

View Full Post »

loading...

1. This is my busy season. In 9 weeks I"ll have been to Raleigh and back 5 times. Whew! This last time I went without any kids and it was a wonderful break for me… but next time I'm bringing Zoe and then the next I'll bring Jacky boy, and the last one… will be […]

View Full Post »

loading...

I had a wonderful birthday this year. Thank you so many who spoke encouraging words to me, on my facebook, my blog, called me, and around the dinner table.   We had my birthday dinner at my parents Saturday night. And Dad and Mom asked me to share things from growing up, like lessons learned, […]

View Full Post »

loading...

I think I went crazy with pink! I can't help it, why are pink things so much fun to buy and shop for? (and for those of you who don't know me too well, you have to know this, I'm a color theme fanatic. I mean, I love gift bags to match the gift, I […]

View Full Post »

loading...

That's right, she's off and walking! She loves it. She follows me around all day and it's really so cute.  She loves to haul toys around that are really too big for her to carry but she likes to drag them around anyways. :o)  And she learned to sign "more" in sign language. That might […]

View Full Post »

loading...
P i n t r e s t