Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The most magical night !

My sweet hubby pulled out all the stops! He did such a great job putting this party together without me ever knowing a thing. And it was a blast!! I honestly don't remember the last time I had so many people I love gathered together in one place
And that's what made it so special!
I appreciate every single person who came and also my dear friends who helped put it together. My friend Jackie worked her fanny off and her sweet son and daughter in law captured it all on video !  There will never be enough thanks to the Atwoods who hosted at their beautiful home and flew in my brother and sister in law ! It wouldn't have been the same without them and I guess they thought so too, so they secretly flew them here
Steve didn't know they were coming  until he ran by in the morning to drop something off and Dave opened the door! 
My favorite band,great Mexican food, flowers and balloons, a serenade from my sweet hubby, white cake with lots of candles, sweet generous gifts....
But the BEST gift of all  is having these great people as my friends and family  !

Monday, September 17, 2012


I promise when I get the pictures I will share in detail about my Surprise 50th Birthday party!!
I think it will take me a week just to digest the joy and be able to write about it without crying
Eighty six of my favorite people in the world! Complete with a live band, amazing catered food, margarita machines, beautiful tables adorned with flowers that Ash made, balloons floating in the pool, bartenders making sure everyone was taken care of, all at the beautiful home of our dear friends the Atwoods!
Who FLEW in my brother Dave and sis in law Sandy just for my special day!

My hubby and friends pulled out all the stops and it will be a memory I will cherish forever!
More to come I promise !!
If I can come down off this cloud long enough to pack we are heading to Nashville for my nephews wedding!    
I know you all must be sick of hearing it, but I swear I am the 
luckiest girl in the world!! 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Memory Lane~

My sister in law sent me this today and I smiled remembering our trip to Sea World
Long before kids
Just a young girl on a date with her new hubby { the guy with the very tight jeans}

30 years this month.....
Look at this hunk of man !
I can honestly say I love him thirty times more today !

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bucket List Update!

When I shared my Bucket List  back in October of 2008 one of the items was    
*Visit New York at Christmas time 
Well this December, I am going to do just that
Chloe, Lindsay and I are going for 6 days and I can hardly stand it!
Steve and I were trying to go for our 30th anniversary but with our nephew getting married in Tennessee it was to hard for him to fit in another trip. Being the generous man he is, he quickly said  You girls should go! 

Chloe has been watching the flights and they went down so much we simply had to buy them!
I'm so excited I can hardly sleep
I have never been and my list of things to do has already begun....

Live with Kelly      Serendipity         Dash  
Statue of Liberty   Rockefeller Center  
    Dylans Candy Store       Elf the Musical 
The Rockettes          Central Park  
                     911 Memorial
             Cannolis in Little Italy...

All this fun while wearing mittens, sweaters, scarves and hats! It just doesn't get any better than that! Nothing makes me happier than being bundled up and chilly !
We would love your suggestions of places to see, and things to do ! Please share so we can add them to our list  

And to my sweet Carter, you spoil me rotten with this life of mine! I'm not working, driving around in the cute new car you got me and now you are sending me off for a dream come true!
I keep thinking my summer vacation has to end soon, but you sweetly tell me to enjoy every minute while you work so hard for our family. It doesn't go unnoticed and I promise to make it up to you by spoiling you with love and care all the days of my life....
And I promise we will go somewhere fabulous soon 
Just us two!