Sunday

Birthday B & B Pictures

Here's a picture of our room (Parlor Room). We brought Isabella's little pink travel bed with us.

Is it normal for a baby to be able to do the full center splits??? She can do the front splits, too! Maybe she'll be a cheerleader some day... or a circus star?


Front gardens
Front porch... Our room was the one with the bay window to the right



Ahhh! Blue skies and palm trees... I'm pretty sure heaven will have these two things!

Back lawn

Daddy gettin' some sugar
Look, Bella's hair is getting longer. Yea!
I was so bummed when I picked her up from her orphanage and noticed that they cut her hair. They cut off her curls in the back and gave her TWO inch bangs. Oh, the horror!
Thankfully it's just hair and it'll grow... BUT STILL... come on people! It doesn't matter what country you live in... Who wears two inch bangs???

Our three course breakfast was delivered to our room. This was the BEST part!

Just waking up and getting dressed

Just walking around the gardens made us want to go home and plant tons of flowers... NAW, never mind!



We had a great time. I give it 5 out of 5 stars for a comfortable bed, beautiful location and awesome food. However, we were the youngest couple by far. I get the feeling that the B & B crowd may be older because it's stinkin' expensive (Yea for our gift card)! I think that couples our age tend to go the resort route when getting away. We definitely got the "look" for having a baby with us, but Bella won them over. We had her wave bye-bye and do "big girl" and all the ladies were mush. Ha! Ha!... our secret weapon!

We came back into town the next evening and stopped at my parents' house for a little birthday dinner. The boys got me a shirt and, by the looks on their faces, I think they were pretty proud of themselves. Thanks, guys!
Oh, Isabella surprised us and decided to crawl for the first time. Go, Bellagirl!

15 comments:

Ferrick said...

Thanks for sharing your special day Stacy. Looks like a beautiful place, I enjoyed every picture. Bella is getting so big but is still a peanut. Again, Happy Birthday, Susie

Suzanne and Jayme said...

I love all the pictures. What a great looking B & B.

I had a great time meeting you today. I forgot to wish you a happy birthday, so HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
(Whats your b-day date). Weve got two birthdays in June. I so wish Faith and Bella will be friends for a very long time.

Talk to you soon

Auntie G said...

What a beautiful place!! Glad you got to relax for awhile since Bella is now crawling.
Gail

demp5 said...

Stacy,
Happy Birthday!! It looks like you all had a great time. By the way, Gigi can also do some major splits, but no crawling yet. I think about you guys all the time! We need to catch up soon :)
Love,
Meghan

Heidi said...

I love Santa Barbara! I grew up not far from there and was there almost every weekend in high school. Bella is such a doll.

Cheri (prounounced like the tree, like the fruit, as in Cherry Pie) said...

Stacy...Glad you had an awesome birthday. I'm raising a cheerleader, too...or a gymnist! Aren't you just havin' the time of your life?!!! Baby girls are so much fun. May this year of your life be blessed each day...just think, you don't have to worry about PGN one day! Yeah! Cheri

Alex & Sam said...

stacy,
looks like you guys had a great time.. the place is absolutely beautiful...isabella is too cute

alex

The gFamily said...

SO fun!! That place is beautiful and sounds relaxing!!

Before I even read the caption about Bella and the splits, I thought, WOW, that baby is flexible! Maybe you have a ballerina on your hands!! She is definitely a beautiful ballerina!!

David and Marianne said...

Thanks for the congrats! Blessings to you too with your recent arrival! The Lord has been so faithful to these precious Guatemala babies!! Isabella truly is a BEAUTY : )

Jaimee said...

Awww, looks like you had a wonderful B-day!!! What great pictures! Your family is as beautiful as ever.

-Jaimee

Chanan and Rachael said...

Stacy,
Happy Birthday! Words cannot express my happiness for you all! Keep having that family Fun Together!! God is good all the time..what else is there left to say except...PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME! Psalm 8:9

Laurie said...

Isabella is just more beautiful with each post! I thought the same thing about the splits before I read your post below the picture. I also totally agree with the planting flowers! Too funny! Happy Birthday!

Joanna said...

Beautiful pictures!!!

Anonymous said...

You've spoiled us with regular updates...don't stop now! Can't wait to see what little Isabella is up to...I check daily....
Jennifer
www.adoptingbambina.com

The gFamily said...

I'm with Jennifer... we miss you!!