Saturday, July 7, 2018
When the girls were little we loved the pool on Saturday nights. We would bring dinner. We often found neighbors to visit with...and always played until close. The girls would shower before we left. When we returned home they were ready for bed. It was the perfect way to end a summer night. Now that they are older (and busier) we rarely have an evening when we are all together...and even more rarely spend it at the pool. Tonight stars aligned and we were all there. Ellie drove herself there after work. Kate and Sophie were there a bit earlier swimming with friends. Danny and I brought dinner to grill- salmon, asparagus and red potatoes. We were lucky enough to spend time with neighbors and stay until the sun went down. It felt like old times, and I loved every minute of it.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Sunday, March 4, 2018
(left to right: Sophie, Rivers, Ellie, Quincy, Lauren & Kate)
She is 16 and ready to conquer the world. She is already making plans for early graduation...(my mama heart says why rush?) living on land, somewhere warm (!!!!) ...growing...loving dogs and children...and working hard through college. I can't wait to watch her reach her dreams!
I am so thankful for these beautiful girls (my daughters and nieces) and what they mean to each other and to me. They all amaze me. I adore them...and they were the perfect addition to a weekend of celebrating.
Saturday Ellie, Kate and Sophie skied with Danny. At 4 these three cousins arrived to celebrate! We took pictures on Main Street and then ate at Royal India. While Lauren and Ellie organized and added personal touches to Ellie's new to her car (!!!!) the rest of us went to Target to finalize a few things for the celebration. That night they had a sleepover with treats and movies.
Sunday our plans for church were foiled by a big snow storm. Snowed in we all worked to move Ellie's room to another in the house- how sweet are these cousins of hers? And we worked hard to have dinner ready for all of our UT family members that were in town. We enjoyed tomato and potato soup with a grilled cheese bar. Brownies and ice cream for dessert. It was the perfect weekend to celebrate our amazing Ellie Bellie!