Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Violet Ribbon wraps around northwest Arkansas!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Tami!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Jason!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Dallas!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Kasum!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Logan and Shalisa!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Tricia!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Shalisa!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Childhood friends with The Ribbon :)

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Amber!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Lesli!
Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Norman!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. John Robert!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Chad!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Nathan!

Bella Vista, Arkansas.. Mindy, Zoe, Emily, and Mark!
Thank you, Amber and the entire S family!!
You guys are so incredibly special to me.. I cannot tell you how wonderful it feels to share this journey with you :)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Violet Ribbon straddles THE Border!

On the Rio Grande.. Will in Texas and George in Mexico! ;-)

 
Borderline Ribbon!
Thanks for the amazing pics, guys!!! Wow..
You seriously outdid yourselves :)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Kayaking Pooch Ribbon! :)

Center Hill, Tennessee.. Angie and Henley! :)
Perfection :)

Bride and Groom Ribbon!

Grants, New Mexico.. Stuart and Summer (future parents!) and Mike and Audriana (future 2nd cousins!) :)
Thank you again to my sweet and beautiful cousin for being so incredibly generous to even think of our little Violet on her wedding day...
What a beautiful moment and memory. .You guys are amazing!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

And The Violet Ribbon floats beautifully across Asia..

Hong Kong.. James and Cameron!

Thailand.. Cameron and James!
Thank you so much once again to Cameron and James for taking time out of their special trip to think of our little Violet!
One day soon (hopefully) our baby will be playing with their baby! (due in March! :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Ribbon in the mail.. plus Christmas requests!

Well, a Violet Ribbon is on its way to south Texas today!!!
Its been a while since we mailed one out so it was such a happy surprise to receive the notice. Thank you, Delisa!
We're looking forward to seeing those photos of Violet's aunt, uncle, and cousins soon! :)


Also:

Please send us your holiday Ribbon pics!!
It has been so great to watch the journey of the Ribbon from this past fall! And to continue to watch all the way until we finally meet our little Violet... the months, holidays, and events that the Ribbon witnesses along the way will only make Violet's story more amazing, beautiful, and special!
So please take a photo of you and the Ribbon in the snow, with your Christmas tree, with your family ringing in the new year... whatever you can find the time or have a heart to do. We would love to see them all and are grateful for each one of them!

Once again, thank you for caring about and participating in The Violet Ribbon Project!!
It has already been more amazing than we imagined..

Merry Christmas and God bless you and your families..
And here's praying that 2011 will end with Violet in our arms!  :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Ribbon has gone International!! woop woop :)

 
Hong Kong!... Cameron and James
Thank you so much, Cameron and James!!
Awesome pic.. thanks for taking the time to pose for our little Violet :)

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Proud future Grandma's Ribbon!! :)

Fort Smith, Arkansas.. the amazingly generous staff @ St Edward Mercy Hospital!
Starting left back row: Grandmother/Bube, Cindy Croom, Diana Webb, standing slightly forward-- Alberta James and Julie Posey
Starting left front row kneeling holding sign and ribbon: April Edwards (originator of sign) and Margie Westphal


Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You guys are incredible and the "Welcome, Violet!" sign is perfect!!! We love it and love you all!!  :)

Wedding Ribbon #1!!

Grants, New Mexico.. @ cousin Audriana's wedding reception.. Summer/me! (future mommy)

Silly and exhausted airport Ribbon!

DFW airport, layover between Nashville and Albuquerque.. Summer/me! (future mommy)

Bored silly on the tarmac, waiting for our plane to leave DFW airport.. Stuart (future daddy) and Summer/me! (future mommy)

Petrified Ribbon!

Albuquerque, New Mexico.. @ Museum of Natural History and Science.. Tree from Arizona's Petrified Forest .

Dinosaur Ribbon! :)

Albuquerque, New Mexico.. @ Museum of Natural History and Science. Summer/me! (future mommy) and Stuart (future dad)

Ribbon @ Airport!

DFW airport.. on a layover between Nashville and Albuquerque.. Stuart (future dad) and Summer/me! (future mom)

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Ribbon in Arkansas!


Van Buren, Arkansas.. Becky (future 2nd cousin!), Madison (future 3rd cousin!), Lyle (future 2nd cousin!), and Harrison (future 3rd cousin!)
Van Buren, Arkansas.. Carol (future great-aunt!) and David (future great-uncle!)

Van Buren, Arkansas.. Delores (future grandma/bubbe!! :)

Van Buren, Arkansas.. Bill (future great-uncle!) and Patsy (future great-aunt!)

Van Buren, Arkansas.. Tracy (future 2nd cousin!), Patsy (future great-aunt!), and Mike (future 2nd cousin!)

Thanksgiving Ribbon in Oklahoma!

Grove, Oklahoma.. Gwyn (future auntie!) and Heather (future 2nd cousin!)

Ribbon on Ice!!

Nashville, Tennessee.. Jessica!  (At Bridgestone Arena, Home of the Nashville Predators :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

On a side note.. Violet's nursery artwork!!

Reserved for SumMoore---Original Painting 8 x 10
Does it get more adorable than this?? No way! :)  I found this amazing artist on etsy.com and adored her sweet characters but the only problem was that they were all really white. So we chatted back and forth and she created the perfect character for our little Violet!.. complete with violets in her hair, beautiful brown skin, big dark eyes, and curly, black hair! I absolutely love her and cannot wait to put this up in the nursery :)

Renaissance Faire Ribbon!

Houston, Texas.. Brian and Ivonne! :)

Houston, Texas.. Ivonne and Alena!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Renaissance Faire Ribbon in Houston!

*2nd Ribbon submission!      Houston, Texas.. Alena!

The Ribbon loves Nashville :)

Nashville, Tennessee.. Kimberly and Elliott!

Nashville, Tennessee.. Kimberly and Elliott!

Nashville, Tennessee.. Kimberly, Drew, and Elliott! What an adorable family :)

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Family moves to TN.. with Ribbon!

Franklin, Tennessee.. Robyn (future Grandma), Dawanna (future aunt!), Summer (me/future mommy!), and Lynda. 

Franklin, Tennessee.. Ethan (future cousin!), Summer (me/future mommy!), and Braden (future cousin!).

Franklin, Tennessee.. Jim and Lynda.

Nashville, Tennessee.. Stuart and Summer (future parents of Violet :)


Welcome to Tennessee, to my sister and her family!!

We are so excited to have them closer as our family grows :)  It will be amazing for Violet to have cousins nearby!! Now we just need her!!!