Hope turned 5 in August...it's hard to believe that our little girl is getting so big! She got to experience her first "friend" party. We have always just had family parties for her, so she was very excited to be able to invite a few friends from church this year. We first celebrated with Mamaw and Aunt Tammy a couple of weeks early. Then she opened presents from us on her actual birthday, followed the next weekend by her friend party...I was partied out by the end of it! :-)
Hope and her friends She wanted a Minnie Mouse theme, so we had Minnie ears for the girls and Mickey ears for the boys. Hope and her Minnie cake
Her Big Wheels from Mamaw
Very excited about her Princess trash can from Tammy for her room!
Hope and Mommy with the first Minnie cake I made...I forgot Minnie's eyelashes on this one! The second one was better...
The Durkee family lives in Springdale, AR on 7 1/2 beautiful acres. We love our little country place and thank God OFTEN for providing it for us. Guy is a busy Pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church and an extremely busy and great Dad of our 4 children. Jen is a happy and content stay at home Mom. She loves to scrapbook in any spare moment that she gets! Hope is 4 and a BIG helper to Mommy. We love her creativity, sweet spirit and yes, even her abundant verbal skills! Grace and Nolan just turned 2 and are extremely busy little people! They are also a joy to us and keep us very busy. All 3 love and adore their new little sister, Joy. Joy is a sweet baby that has learned to sleep despite the 3 ringed circus going on around her! We thank God daily for each other and all that He has blessed us with and how he continually takes care of us.