Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Paige's First Birthday & Dedication

Paige had her 1st birthday this past Saturday at a local park and was dedicated this past Sunday. She had a great time. I would like to thank everyone who has played a role in her life this past year and for supporting Chris and I as new parents. We feel truly blessed to have such awesome friends and family. I know that you all have busy lives and many of you traveled a long way to be a part of this special day. It was neat to have friends as young as 2 weeks old and grandma's and grandpa's all there to be with little Paige. I love how God is always there and knows the perfect people to have enter your lives at the perfect time. The morning of Paige's party I prayed that God would make it overcast but not rain. God listened and graciously answered that prayer. I know this is a little thing but it just reminds me that such a big God cares about the little things too. Lately there has unfortunately been a number of child tragedies and it is a reminder to me how thankful I am for the health of Paige and all of her little friends. We love you all and thank God for you!

I know that everyone wants to see pictures and not read deep thoughts by Katie, but I didn't take any pictures so I will post pics once I receive them from friends.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Bad blogger. Here are some Allen updates

Hey guys. Sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything. The Allen clan is doing good and it has been a busy time for us and our friends.
What's up:
-Mark and Amity had there baby boy Wyatt. (He is so cute!! I am already planning their wedding)
-JT and Crystal got there baby girl. Paige can't wait to meet her new best friend!
-John and Alania had a baby girl. Yeah!
-Robbie and Erin had a baby boy. He will have his pick- the girl to boy ratio is in his favor:)
-My best friend Pam got married to Lou. She was the most beautiful bride and I got to visit my family and other best friend Sonia. It was a much needed stress free vacation for mommy.
-Flint and Rebekah came to visit. I miss them already.
-Having lots of fun on the lake this year!!
-Trying to keep up with a one year old:) I love staying at home with her. She is such a blessing and I could not imagine missing one smile. I have to say I love my family. Chris rocks.

What's up with Paige:
-Paige turned one last week on July 2nd. Her birthday bash will be this Sat. and dedication this Sunday!! It is definately a special time for us with family comming in town for these events!
-Paige is standing up holding on to things, crawling like a sprinter, eating people food really well, saying "mama, dada, duck, fish, this, and insey (for he aunt Lindsey).
-Paige loves music and dancing. She can sign Jesus , point to herself, call the hogs, wave, blow kisses, Daddy taught her to go crazy and say donk while hitting her head while I was in Florida:).
-We have been to the Auatic center twice and she loves swimming with the kids and going down the slide.
-We tried to paint pottery. Parents please learn from my mistake. Not a good idea to take your one year old kid somewhere where everthing in the place is breakable:)

Pics of Paige and wedding!

Saturday, July 5, 2008