Guess who is home????
Yep! My Madison arrived late last Friday night...actually early Saturday morning...
And we are thrilled!!!!
As so many of you know, it is such a wonderful feeling having all your people together under one roof.
Happy. Happy. Happy.
Nicolas is finishing university and will be joining us for a month or so later this summer. : )
Being happy my daughter is a make up artist and loves to practice on me.
Someone else happy to see Madison...
My best friend forever Marian.
She is actually Madison's Godmother...and this summer marks thirty years since she and I met.
Which is amazing, since neither of us is thirty years old. ; )
I am beyond blessed that this amazing woman is always with us during the events of our lives.
And speaking of events...
My sister Margie turned fifty this past week!
We had so much fun celebrating her with dinner, presents, cake, and laughter.
Oh. Drinks too.
This is a super delicious Strawberry Daiquiri.
Minus the alcohol.
I think it was delicious.
I had a few sips before a certain seven year old discovered it!
Hugs for the birthday gal...
And help with the candles too.
Peyton made the cake.
It was a Whoopie Pie Cake.
And it was amazing.
I had this beautiful blanket made for Margie.
I had one made for my mother on her birthday, and knew Margie would love one too.
I thought of special memories she and I share and Colleen from thetwopoundanchor Etsy shop created the design.
It is so soft and cozy!
And Colleen is a joy to work with. : )
And a little lady who loved Aunt Margie's tiara.
Monday was Memorial Day...
And we headed to the parade!
Annual "Hurry and get a picture before we are late for the parade" picture with my good sports!
SnapChat on the way...
And another with Grandma, who met us under the same tree we have been meeting under for years.
Margie sent me this picture from her visit with my dad on Memorial Day.
And my heart ached.
Because I miss him Every. Single. Day.
Wednesday brought my Peyton Rose's seventeenth birthday!!!
We celebrated her with family and friends and her favorite...
And with this delicious strawberry cake she insisted on making herself.
Happy 17 Peyton Rose!!!
Amidst all the celebrating...
And it is good.
Have a wonderful weekend, my friends.
Enjoy the beauty of this new season with your people, doing whatever makes you happy.
Thanks for visiting!