Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Over The River And Through The Woods.......

To Nana and Papa's house Miss Margaret came!!

Miss Margaret traveled from Atlanta to celebrate her first birthday at Nana and Papa's house.

And all of her Aunts were here too!! Add two boyfriends to the mix and the Xavier Ct. house was full to the brim!

We planned a birthday party and invited all of our family friends!

A collage of pictures from Margaret's first year was put together...not that she's a princess or anything....


since she lives on the East Coast and our friends live on the West Coast, we wanted to share how she has changed throughout the year.

Metal vases filled with spider Mums, Sunflowers and Pinwheels were on the tables in the yard and the buffet table!

We spent a great day at the beach, Margaret loved the ocean! One of our favorite beaches to go to is Capitola.....30 minutes away, door to parked on the beach with beach chairs, waiting for the sun to break through the clouds!

 We meet up with sisters who grew up with my girls and their three boys....These girls and their kids are very special to the McKinley's... their mom is my best friend who suffers from Alzheimer's and cannot interact with them any more.

Nothing like a week with a one year old to brighten your spirits!!

Happy Birthday Miss Margaret! Papa and I love you to the moon and back!!



  1. Oh, she's freakin' adorable! What a wonderful way to get together with family and friends.


  2. What a doll and definitely precious moments!

  3. Oh, what a wonderful day, and how very special to celebrate it together!

  4. Birthday blessings! She's precious. What beautiful pictures of all of you.

  5. Chris- She is just a beautiful child. What a good Nana you are and I know that she has your heart right in the palm of her little hand- xo Diana

  6. WOW! Your Miss Margaret is such a pretty baby Chris! I'm sure you were in Heaven spending one on one time with her! Her party dress is too cute, and I don't believe I've ever seen a cake with that many sprinkles! lol
    Erica :)

  7. What a very lovely day!! Love her sweet little dress! (: Happy week! xo Holly

  8. Oh your little miss is such a cutie - one day she will look at these pics and now how special and loved she is, and what a happy 1st birthday she had :-)

  9. So sweet and adorable she is!! So glad you had such a lovely time with her and the family!! xo Heather

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  11. Lovely Happy Birthday celebration - friends, the beach, and the beautiful Birthday Baby - how precious! Many happy memories for all!
    xoxo Jane

  12. Awwww, little Miss Margaret is adorable! I bet you had a wonderful week!!

  13. That grin! How can you possibly resist it? I can't believe she's a year already! She is stinkin' adorable! We just spent a week at the beach and I've come back rested and rejuvenated – and this helps a bit - with cooler temps at home. Yeah! I really need to paint some furniture! Great garage sale finds too. That paper doll wedding book is too cute. Now I'll be on the lookout for one for you with the missing dolls. :)

  14. how wonderful taht they came to celebrate with you! and what a beautiful baby she is. loving that polkadot dress too. Im a bit behind in blogland.. trying to get caught up though! hope youre having a nice summer. we still have a whole month to go! I hope it goes by slowly.
    have a great week Chris!

  15. She is just darling and looks like everyone had a FUN time!

  16. WHat a cutie. It looks like everyone had a blast at the beach!

  17. What a wonderful way to celebrate! I'm sure everyone had a terrific time - most of all YOU!