Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thursday Thoughts

Today I'm thinking about...


...vacation! Because we are off this weekend for our annual family summer vacation! Once a year Steve convinces me to leave the safety and comfort and security of our home for an entire week. Hard to believe, right? If there were a "Homebodies Anonymous", I'd be the very first member. But seriously, we always have a wonderful time being together no matter where we are. This year we are embarking on a new adventure...a Caribbean Cruise! Steve and I have gone a few cruises years ago, but not since we added children to the mix. So we are all looking forward to a brand new adventure together. I will be in and out of range during the week, but will be back here as soon as we get home. In the meantime, have a wonderful summer week, my friends! I leave you with a peek at the past week in our little corner of the world...


We traveled to Madison's graduation last weekend, and I suddenly realized my baby has grown!
 
 
Case in point. : )
 
 
My favorite shot of my graduate. : )
 
 
Weekend trips are fun...but exhausting.
 
 
Snapchat is fun for long car rides though. : )
 
 
Once home, I was happy to resume cooking our favorites.
 
 
And Flynn was happy to get outside!
 
 
She took some beautiful pictures too. : )
 
 
We enjoyed cupcakes for breakfast...
 
 
and lazy days with our pup on the porch.
 
 
We celebrated Madison and her graduation with a dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant and some family and friends...Here she is all ready to go...
 
 
and the table all set up...
 
 
with favors all ready...yummy cookies inside...
 
 
and a beautiful and delicious lemon cake with berry filling inside. : )
 
 
With her Dad. : )
 
 
And her Grandma. : )
 
 
It was a wonderful ending to a wonderful graduation for my girl!
 
 
Summer is here, my friends!
Enjoy!
 
 
 
 




14 comments:

  1. I know you are so proud of Madison and rightly so. I also hope you enjoy your vacation cruise, and will look forward to seeing pictures when you can post.

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  2. I am so proud of Madison. Have fun on your trip. (and I enjoyed the pictures you posted.) Blessings

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  3. Have a wonderful time on the cruise! How fun! Never been but hope to one day!
    What a nice graduation celebration - I especially love the party favors!
    Happy travels!

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  4. Such a lovely graduation celebration and love the photos of your beautiful family! Have a wonderfully fun and safe trip!!
    Bon Voyage!! ;)
    xoxo

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  5. Such beautiful photos of your beautiful family. Have a great holiday, a cruise sounds wonderful.

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  6. A cruise! What fun! Looking forward to that recap post for sure! Madison's graduation looks amazing and her party so wonderful. I love the cake especially!

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  7. Have fun on your cruise! I have never been on a cruise, but have always wanted to go. I will just have to live vicariously through you this upcoming week! Congratulations on Madison's graduation! Way to go Mama! :)

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  8. Have a wonderful time! Can't wait to hear about it! Congrats to Madison!

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  9. I hope that you have a wonderful time on your travels!!! I would be right there with you as founder member of homebodies anonymous!! I don't like going away either! xx

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  10. Safe travels and enjoy your cruise! Sounds like fun. Relax and make sweet memories, my dear.

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  11. Congratulations Madison! May each day be sweeter than the next! I'm sorry Billie Jo that it has taken me so long to get back to you. I am glad that you received the necklace! And you may certainly post a pic with link back to my new blog! A new home needs a new online home! I hope you visit when you get back from your cruise! http://www.myhearthstonecottage.com

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  12. Congratulations to Madison and enjoy your vacation!!! xoxo

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  13. ohhhhh that one of Flynn pulling her suitcase... love! And all of them, really! What a fun family vacation you are going to have! So much fun! I can't wait to hear all about it!

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  14. Congratulations Madison!!

    Billie Jo--how is that mama heart of yours? Thinking about you as life changes around your home this year....

    Have a wonderful vacation!!

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