Saying I Do.

Jillian and John got married yesterday. She’s the daughter of my sister, my elder niece and goddaughter. In other words, she’s a woman I hold dear and close. She and John have been together for years (first here in Atlanta, then in Austin, TX and lately Nashville, TN) and I just was surprised as … anyone … when they announced their engagement a few months back. and an August wedding. um what?!? Of course back then (May?!) we all imagined Things would be Different by now and … they’re not. and I know lots of folks are putting things on hold … Continue reading Saying I Do.

Birthday Weekending.

Saturday’s birthday celebrations were fun, delicious and most photo-worthy! It’s nice on a Monday morning to have a blog post practically write itself as soon as I have the photos edited and uploaded 🙂 Katie did a wonderful job with the New York City theme and the food. The boys donned their costumes just before the guests arrived. No, it wasn’t a costume party, but pirates and spidermen have more fun. There were cupcakes and candleswith a very willing older brother to help. And then presents. Sam has two new “things to wear” (I wonder how long it will take … Continue reading Birthday Weekending.

Happy 80th!

My mom celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday. …with us! We enjoyed a lovely lunch out and then gathered again in the evening for a party, with cards and gifts. My sister gave her a fun little book that included this quotation. I can’t think of a better way to sum up 80 years! Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Wishing y’all a wonderful weekend!! Continue reading Happy 80th!

Scenes from Yesterday.

Thank you all for the birthday wishes! The day was full of family, fun, laughter … and of course cake! I can’t remember the last time I had the pleasure of making two wishes. salted caramel cheesecake for lunch fruit tart for dinner Love all the greetings that came via text, email and phone, but real mail is still the best as are real flowers and squirmy toddler photos. I think that lower left one is my favorite – Charlie discovered that the cushion at the back of the chair let him go “boing” 😉… and of course little Sam … Continue reading Scenes from Yesterday.