Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Fun Weekend It Was

This past weekend was a very busy one for the Pattons. On Saturday, our oldest daughter, Abby had a shower for her friend Cynda. Cynda is Abby's high school friend so she and the other bridesmaids held a shower in Springfield, IL in Cynda's honor. It was an outdoor shower and the weather was perfect along with everything else. I helped Abby with the Candy Buffet and the decorations. Here are some pictures of the shower and Cynda.

On Sunday, we had a college graduation party for our daughter Ashley. We decided to have a tent with lanterns hanging from the ceiling of the tent. Ashley likes bright colors so she picked out the plate, napkins, and tablecloths. We set up the food table in the dining room and the dessert table on the kitchen table. Ashley helped decorate and make the food for her own party! Abby and her husband Carl also were a tremendous help! Everyone pitched in and everything turned out perfectly. The weather was hot and humid so not all the guest enjoyed the outdoor tent. Some of the other guest braved the muggy weather and stayed under the tent only to venture out to get refreshments and the occasional game of bags. We rented a slushy machine and served strawberry daiquiris, this was a huge hit! Here are some pictures of the party! Enjoy!

Have a good day and I will post more later!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Bixby is getting bigger!

Our Bixby Belle is getting bigger everyday! She went to see Dr. Bill at Brush College Animal Hospital on Monday. She weighed in at 21.9 lbs. He said she would probably be losing her baby teeth within the next 2 to 3 weeks. BooHoo, I want her to stay little with little teeth, LOL!!! She is potty trained and rarely has an accident. She loves going outside and especially playing with her buddy Gunnr, the next door neighbor soft coated wheaton terrier. They are so cute together!! Here is a picture of Miss Bixby Belle!

In other news, Ashley has a job!!! I am so proud of her!!! She will be working at the Decatur Conference Center and Hotel. She will be the new Front Desk Supervisor! She is so excited and can't wait to start! In fact, she starts tomorrow!!! We are having a small graduation party for her on Sunday in our backyard. I will post pictures of the graduation girl on Monday.

Have a great day!


DePaul’s Amber Patton Named to the 2009 USA Softball Japan Cup Team - Welcome to DePaul Athletics

I am so proud of Amber! She made the USA Softball Japan Cup Team!!! She will be traveling to Japan while representing the good ole US of A, how cool is that!!! You can click on the link below and read the article.

DePaul's Amber Patton Named to the 2009 USA Softball Japan Cup Team - Welcome to DePaul Athletics

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Abby, Carl and Chief came home this past weekend...

Abby and Carl along with Chief came to visit this past weekend. It was the first meeting for Chief and Bixby Belle. Bixby Belle was scared at first because Chief is so big but once they got acquainted, they were fine with each other. Here they are on the back deck.

On Saturday we drove to Springfield to Southern View Park to celebrate our niece (Kadie) daughter's(Bella) 2nd Birthday Party. It was so windy at the Park but we ate and had a great time.

On Sunday, Chief and Bixby went for a swim in a little kiddie pool that we bought for Bixby. Bixby loves the water and Chief didn't seem to mind but he didn't like the hose. Bixby will chase the water from the hose for hours if we would let her.It was a fun weekend and we were sad to see it come to an end.
I'll post more later.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

A Couple of Firsts for Bixby Belle

Last night Bixby went to her first puppy class! It was filled with fun and puppies and people! Just what puppy classes should be...yep! The class was teaching the pupppies how to sit and walk on a leash. Our Bixby Belle already knew how to do both so she was a STAR!
Here are some pictures of her class.

Meeting a new friend that looks like Marley in Marley & Me, the movie!

Today was Bixby's first haircut! Here is a before and then an after! She looks so fluffy in the after. The groomer, Linda, said Bixby was shy and she did very well for her first time. She has been asleep on the kitchen floor ever since we arrived home from the groomer. Getting your hair done really tires a girl out!!!

I'll post more later!