Family BBQ

Today we enjoyed Lepik Palooza where we celebrated our house warming, my birthday, Josh’s birthday and our anniversary and I have to say I had a grand time!!! This was the first party that Josh decided that he wanted to be in charge of so I temporarily denied my party OCD instincts and gave him the reigns.
He had the invitations designed 6 months in advance I kept thinking that I created another OCD party monster (I was so proud). But after giving my hubby 3 friendly reminders to get the invitations printed and mailed out at 8, 6 & 4 weeks then me freaking out because he hadn’t mailed out the invitations much less printed them (remember I DID say temporarily) then since I hit my 3 strikes rule I no longer mentioned the invitations…and then about a week before the party my darlin hubby sent me a text that he asked me to forward as the party invite to my family & friends list (I was thinking that we were definitely NOT going to have much of a turn out) but boy was I wrong!
We had about 50 close friends and family show up today to enjoy the day with us. My mom got Lyss a pool that ALL of the kids enjoyed with Beach Balls and Floaties. We hung out and enjoyed our time with our amazing extended family, so thank you ma famille for a wonderful day!!!
I love you all so very much 🙂

Happy 4th of July

***Happy Independence Day!!!***

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Today we celebrated the 4th of July with a good ole fashion Water fight (that involved a few thousand people!)

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As you can see Alyssa had a blast getting everyone soaked! It was a great time!

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Having a wonderful husband

I wanted to take a few minutes and say I have the best husband in the world.
He has to start the day off by leaning close and kissing me good morning, he fills my car with gas so I don’t have to, he makes sure to tell me that he loves me and says it with meaning (which makes it mean so much more), he cook dinner when I get out late, he lets me eat cookies and milk in bed whenever I want and he does little things to remind me exactly how much he cares.
For these plus about a million others I know exactly how lucky I am and I will cherish every moment we have together.

Last Day of School

So today is the last day of school and I can only say that it is bitter sweet. Us parents were gathered around lingering just kinda taking in the sight of how much our little ones have grown before our eyes. We stood there watching them cling to each other because they know its their last day together in school.

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Celebrating a good friend turning a quarter of a century

Last week we celebrated one of my good friend’s 25th birthday with a surprise party which was her loving hubby’s idea. Paul came to Alasha & I with the idea of throwing a party for the love of his life because she was reaching one of life’s milestone birthday and we immediately volunteered to help. Alasha made the reservation and gave out the invitations and I was in charge of getting the birthday girl to the restaurant and of course making the cake.

So Tracie thought that she and Paul were meeting Alyssa, Josh & I for dinner. And she never suspected otherwise so it was so cool to see the pure surprise when she saw her family and friends all sitting together and everyone yelled SURPRISE! It was truly awesome 🙂 All in all the evening was a success and after good food with good company we had dessert and finally went home after closing down the restaurant.

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Hope you had a wonderful birthday Tracie!

Alice in Wonderland party snippet

Here a couple pics from Little Lyssa Hope’s birthday party last weekend. Overall it went really well, the kids had fun (my main goal achieved) and adults seemed to enjoy themselves too 🙂

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My mom as the white rabbit

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I will load all of the pics this weekend.