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Friday, September 11, 2009

A perfect day...

I have to say having a daughter in law is simply the BEST! Miss Ashlyn had a little soiree for us last Saturday and it was fabulous! She sent out the cutest little invites requesting that we come for a fun beach day and BBQ to celebrate Steve's birthday, my birthday, Lindsay's birthday,their one year anniversary, and Chads rescue of the year award !! (*yes you heard that right, he was awarded this incredible honor*)
So we headed down to the beach for a day in the sun and surf,then to their house for a fun dinner. She is such a event planner and her love is always in the details. She made a wonderful baked brie with crackers for a appetizer then a fabulous dinner! Followed by a cake that was to die for, decorated with little pinwheels she hand made. They gave us thoughtful gifts and cards that of course had to be read later so I could cry. I just love seeing my son as a husband and he could not be any cuter running the grill and taking such sweet care of his family. He jumped up to grab Kenny and Lindsay's ice chest and chairs and carry them down to the beach after doing the same for us(This momma loves good manners) We played with the pup, sat outside and ate on their patio lit with candles and decorated with fresh flowers. All those girly touches that are so new to me and such a treat to enjoy (not to hurt the boys feelings, pizza and .99 cent burritos at their Piedmont house was always fun too) We had the BEST day and Steve and I drove home so incredibly grateful and proud.

4 comments:

Happy Hour...Somewhere said...

Such happiness...I loved reading this. Congratulations to everyone. You should link to the post you did about Chad...that was an incredible story.

G & H said...

that is so sweet! Ashlyn is such a sweet heart!!! and even though I have never met your boys I can just tell they are just as wonderful!

ashlyn carter said...

aw. so very sweet. love you momma and you're welcome any time!!! :) It was SO fun!

Cougarnana said...

There is nothing better than a family party and those of us who are able to experience times like that are sooooo blessed. Your family is adorable, everyone has the biggest smiles, you all radiate the love you have for one another. Happy Anniversary to the young Mr. and Mrs. Carter and also to the older ones on the 18th...PLUS a BIG Happy Birthday to my treasured friend, Sophia!! I wish you a perfect day!