Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Update (picture overload)

Last night I safely landed back here in NC. I had such a wonderful visit in Vegas with my family!! Being able to help out my sister who is literally a little more than a week away from giving birth to my nephew was great! 

On Saturday June 25th we had my Mom's celebration of life party. It turned out amazing we had about 65-70 people there. It was a beautiful day for the kids to play on the splash pad and playground. We hung out, enjoyed good food and all told stories of my beautiful Mom. Here are a few pictures from the day:

 Setting up

 The Collages...some of our favorite pictures of Mom

 Friends and Family

 Preparing for the balloon release

 The balloon release. It was amazing!!

It was a wonderful day and I know my Mom was smiling down on all of us!

Friday, July 1st, was another special day. My Dad and I hosted a baby shower for my sister, Lisa. It was such a great day! It was a small and intimate gathering of close family and friends. We played games, ate good food and Lisa opened all her amazing gifts. Here are a few pics from the day:

Kylie being the center of attention :)

The gift table and plenty more arrived later

The dessert table

Me and Lisa

All of us!

 I am so happy that my Dad and I were able to help my sister celebrate the upcoming arrival of baby Grayson! 

For my Dad's birthday last month, Lisa, Mike and I had a tree planted in the neighborhood park in honor of Mom. My Dad wanted a place where he could go to just talk to her. My mom took us to play in that park when we were little so it was very special here is a picture of the tree and plaque:

 Overall, it was an amazing trip!!! I can't wait to go back in two weeks, especially since my nephew will be around!! Yay!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!


  1. That is so cool. Looks like your mom had a beautiful celebration and your sister had a fun baby shower. Nothing better than partying with family!

  2. Loved the pics! So glad you were able to go & spend time with your family! Loved the thought of having a celebration for your mom & that was such a great idea of the plaque & tree in the park for your dad! Congrats on your soon to be nephew, I know you can't wait to get your hands on him!!! Glad you are back!


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