Saturday, February 27, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday Surprise! update

SURPRISE! Since Emma's 4th birthday is Monday, I thought I would celebrate by giving the blog a little makeover. This is the surprise I told you about the other day. When I talked to the blog design queen, she said since I wanted to make so many changes we should just go full-blown with the makeover, so I agreed. We are still tweaking (did I spell that right?) just a tad, but I'm lovin' it so far. What do you think?

Hope you're having a great weekend! Today was just gorgeous out. Kelvin and I spent nearly the whole day together enjoying the water around us and the warm sunshine. We started out running/walking (much more of the latter for me) about 6 miles this morning to get some training in for the half marathon in a few weeks. I'm thinking Kelvin is going to have to trade me in for a new model soon. My hips hurt, my arms hurts, and my leg started hurting today! Good grief! I'm not that old. Afterward we grabbed some really yummy fish tacos at a very yummy cafe in Seabrook. We decided to take our time and drive around checking out the new construction going on since Hurricane Ike. There are some beautiful homes being built to replace the old ones. We also had our first crawfish of the season, some good conversation and good wine at a local wine tasting room, and checked out a boat for fun. I mean why not, huh? I love looking at model homes...why not model boats? Fun to dream. All I could think about was how well I could sleep with such a peaceful rocking motion.

I think tomorrow after church we're taking the kids to one of the parks we walked through today to play and have a picnic. The trails we were walking lead us to a butterfly garden. It was so neat that God provided a such a sweet reminder of Emma. I think we'll show the kids the garden too. I'm hoping the weather is just as nice again.

***Update***
We finished the tweaking last night. I love the outcome! Did you notice the cool new headers? Yes, I said more than one. We have 4 rotating headers now. Three of them are some of my favorite pictures of Emma, and one is all four of our little darlings. Enjoy!

TODAY is Emma's 4th Birthday. We will celebrate by spending the day at Texas Medical Center passing out parking passes. Emma's Hugs has also pre-purchased 550 days of parking that we will present to the Social Services Department at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to distribute. When the kiddos get home from school we are going to the cemetary to eat butterfly cupcakes (hope it stops raining).

Happy Birthday Em!

21 comments:

  1. Love the new blog! It looks GREAT!!

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  2. Sounds like an awesome day!

    P.S. I love your new blog design!

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  3. The new design looks great! Love it!

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  4. Awesome design! Love that Cora is no longer an ultrasound picture...tee hee!! Half-marathon...ridiculous!! Took me 5 full weeks to train for a 5K. You rock girl!!

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  5. The blog looks great!!

    Your family is so sweet! You guys are just such an amazing family!!

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  6. Love the butterflies and the new blog layout!
    Sounds like a really special day that you had. Praying for moments of joy and hope and for God's strength to fill you.
    Love and hugs and prayers,
    Debi

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  7. Love it! Will see you tomorrow - with butterfly cupcakes to celebrate your beautiful Emma...

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  8. Love the new blog setup. Have been thinking of you all weekend. I pray GOD will give y'all a beautiful day tomorrow for Emmas birthday. I hope y'all had a perfect day today.
    love,
    Ashley

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  9. Love the new layout! It's beautiful!
    Happy Birthday Emma!!!

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  10. The blog looks GREAT!!! Love the butterflies everywhere-reminding us of Emma!

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  11. Christy, what a beautiful way to celebrate Emma's birthday! She is still touching lives in so many ways. The generosity and love shown by Emma's Hugs will make a deep impact on many people. And. . . praise God! The sun is coming out!
    Cindy

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  12. The new look is absolutely beautiful and to me at least, fits the mood/tone perfectly. We have some things in common -- I lost my husband in Sept, am walking my first 1/2 marathon on April 11, and love the beach. Unfortunately, I'm smack dab in the middle of the country, so the beach is a rare and treasured thing for me.

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  13. Love the new layout! Happy Birthday sweet Emma!!

    ~Jaime Richards Grigsby

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  14. I LOVE the new look! Glad you guys had a good weekend and I need to know where you found the fish tacos.

    Happy Birthday sweet Emma and I see blue sky and the sun trying to come out.

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  15. Love the new look of your blog. I enjoy being able to "keep up" with you guys through the blog.

    Praying for you guys, love
    Pamela

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  16. Great new lay out, really love it. I was shocked when I opened it. Happy Birthday Emma, just wondering how they celebrate birthdays in Heaven..we can not imagine. Praying for your family and praying for no rain on the 20th, come on sunshine and warm weather. Love you, Ken and Sharon

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  17. Happy Birthday, sweet Emma! I know that you are having an amazing time of celebrating with Jesus.
    We miss and love you here.
    Love and hugs and prayers,
    Debi

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  18. Prayed for you today. Happy Birthday, Emma!
    We love y'all.
    Kevin, Kristy, Logan, Abbey & Matthew

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  19. Happy birthday, sweet Emma. I am so honored to be a part {in a small way} of Emma's birthday.

    Hugs,

    Danielle

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  20. Beautiful new blog. Happy Birthday, sweet angel Emma. Hope the rain stopped for you guys.

    Lisa
    Atlantic Canada

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