Welcome to a brand new week! Are you ready for it?
I hope you guys had a great weekend. I sure did!
Yesterday Mike worked so Bam & I drove to Fresno for the day to celebrate this little cuties 2nd Birthday.
I loved watching Alexa enjoy her big day. Though I hardly got to see her because she was playing with her friends in the backyard, while I stayed inside because it was 103 and this girl is no longer used to the heat.
After lunch, it was time for cake. Poor baby had a hard time blowing out the candles, so big sister Blair was happy to help. I can’t even handle the cuteness here.
I had a great time catching up with my family and see folks I haven’t seen in so long. When we lived closer to home, every Sunday afternoon we hung out at ma & pa’s house. We barbequed and played pool volleyball in the summer and drank hot coffee & cocoa and played games in the winter. It wasn’t even planned, everyone just knew where the cool people were at.
I also caught up with my sisters friend Becky (on right). They’ve been best friends since 6th grade, I think. She is the sweetest thing ever!
PS thank you Becky for the pics.
I’ve mentioned several times on here that my sister is Martha freaking Stewart and stole all of the crafty genes, well these pictures should prove that I am not making things up.
This is Amanda’s element…I swear she’s one of those Pinterest people that think of every single detail and can naturally pull it all together.
And the cake! Can you believe it’s from Walmart? Yeah, me either.
I hope she knows it is in the sister contract that she has to decorate my house.
No trip home is complete without visiting my little grandma. It was so nice to see her and catch up. We are already talking about Thanksgiving-it’s a big thing for her. Every year grandma makes a huge family lunch and she looks forward to it.
Mike & I picked out salt water taffy for her & my uncle Charlie. I dumped the bag out on the kitchen table and they loved trying to figure out all of the flavors. It’s all about the simple things folks. <3
Every time I go back home and visit her, I come home feeling so incredibly happy and thankful.
Are you like your siblings or complete opposites?
Um complete opposites, but I dig her style.
Does your family have a tradition? What is it?
What are 4 things you are thankful for today?
The sun coming out early here, I get to run, drinking coffee with Mike, time with the fam yesterday.