Thursday, July 14, 2016

Life Lately

Life Lately has been crazy busy. We have had birthdays, graduations, parties, orientations ... all good stuff. So this post is a little bit of this and a little bit of that to kind of catch up on what's been going on the past couple of months in my neck of the woods. ;)

First up, my "little" girl turned 16!!!!


She loves whales so we had a whale themed party. These cookies were made by my local bakery. Aren't they cute?!


We had a cute little candy bar set up. It was a great day celebrating with family. I promise to share more photos in a separate post. :)

And, she did not waste any time taking her learner's permit test. This girl is dying to drive a car. She passed!!! :O


And...this boy turned 18 and graduated high school. Dang! Do I feel old. LOL!!


He got to wear a special tassel as part of the French National Honor Society. So proud. Lots more pictures to come in another post. ;)

Next up, my sweet niece Mia turned 6!! She had a rainbow themed pool party. The weather was perfect for it! Here are a few shots from the day. :)




To round up the festivities, we just returned home from attending Dylan's freshman orientation. It was a jam packed two days of more information than I could process. Seriously. I felt like I was back in college with all the notes I took. LOL. But, after being back a few days, I *think* we have a handle on it all. Wish us Luck!!! Dylan will be attending Binghamton University in the fall. He is so excited and I am too...for him. I'm sure I will miss him like crazy but this is the next step in this crazy thing called life. I was talking to a friend and I told her I think I will feel it most at dinner time. We eat dinner as a family without fail every night so it is definitely going to feel a bit "weird" without him there.

Here are the cutest little cupcakes they served us for dessert:


And here's Dylan right before we left to come home:


See?! I told you it's been a crazy couple of months. Next week we leave for the beach! I CANNOT WAIT! This mama needs it. :D

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Stranded! Famous People Edition


Today I am linking up with Shay and Erika for their stranded series. This month it's all about three famous people you would pick to be stranded with on a deserted island. This was tricky...much trickier than I thought.

So, here goes...

The first famous person I would pick to be stranded with on a deserted island would be Tim McGraw. I think it would be fun to have him sing to me on a daily basis. And, lets face it, he's not bad to look at either. ;)




Next up would have to be someone who can make me laugh. Being stranded on a deserted island, one would most certainly need a sense of humor. Am I right?! And, for that reason I choose Ray Romano. I think he is hilarious. Plus, I go to bed with him every night...watching Everybody Loves Raymond reruns on tv. :D


Finally, I think I need someone who is motivational and uplifting. This selection was a bit harder to narrow down to just one person. My family would disagree and be able to tell you right off the bat who it would be for this category. I guess I watch and listen to him quite a bit. LOL! Joel Osteen. I find him to be so motivating without being too preachy. I always get something out of his sermons or talks. So, yes. He would be my third and final choice. :) This was FUN!