Friday, March 20, 2009


Hello from lovely Spokane! Hayley is playing in the PNQ Volleyball Tournament this weekend and I'm chaperoning eleven 16 yr. old young ladies! They played awesome today, so they are still in the gold bracket for tomorrow's matches. Wish them luck...they're trying to earn a bid to go to Junior Nationals in July! GO NORTHSHORE 16 BLACK! (This post was done from my phone so if it is funky...hey, I tried!) Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Happy Monday!

Now THIS is the way to start off the week! Welcome home Ashlynn and Tami!

And in other baby-related news, we also got word that our nephew Chris and his sweet wife Julie welcomed Baby #3 to their family this fine morning! Congratulations Chris, Julie, and BIG sisters Athena and Zoe...and welcome to the world John Patrick Liebel!

It is a good day indeed!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

One Year Ago Today...

~~~ 3/8/08 ~~~
...We were down in sunny SoCal for the wedding of our niece, Laura and her Prince Charming, Corey. That day, they became Mr. and Mrs. Corey Riggins. (You must go to their blog and check out the slideshow of the day!)

Everyone jumped for joy... Haha...that just had to be said. Seriously though, after being apart for so long while Corey was being a Navy man in a submarine and Laura was learning to be (and became) an awesome Pediatric RNP, it was so nice to see these two lovebirds finally have their day.

It was stunningly beautiful, from beginning to end. Check out the ballroom for the reception: And that wasn't even half of the room! It took my breath away.

My Laura let me help her with all things paper for her wedding. We made all the invitations, menu cards, place cards, table numbers and programs. It was truly a labor of which I'm ready to take on again. (Ahem, that means you Andrew! And Matt! and Stephanie! Hint hint...) Can you tell the Liebel family enjoys weddings?!

Then of course, there was the cake: Lordy lordy, this was to die for! The best part is that I just talked to Laura on the phone a few minutes ago and she was sitting outside the bakery while Corey ran in to pick up their 1st Anniversary cake! How cool...the bakery provided an exact copy of the top tier of their wedding cake. No freezer burn for them! Me = Jealouuuuusss.

So, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you, Mr. & Mrs. Riggins! We miss you like crazy! We love and adore you!

Now, on another note...we got 4 inches of snow last night. But the good news is that the sun is out and is melting the snow away! Mother Nature...she's a fickle one, no?

Have an awesome day!