Swimming princesses

Flower Girl

OK, prepare yourself this may be a long Post. The date finally arrived that we have long anticipated. Kellie and Nate's wedding date. Kellie and Nate have been dating for years- she is my cousin that I babysat growing up- she used to fight over sitting "next" to me at the family table during family get-together growing up.. :0)

She dated Nate all thru her college years at Ball State and then as they started there lives in California.
Abi had the honor of being the flower girl in their wedding.

This is during the dinner rehearsal- Avri and Haley.

Avri and Ashley

The wedding day morning, Haley and Abi both were flower girls, and were included in the "up-do" party at Attitudes Salon.

Before the wedding.....
Abi looked absolutely beautiful! And she loved being in a "princess" dress all day!

Me and Julie,my SIL.

Beautiful Wedding party!

This is just precious, in front of the church.

My brother Shawn and his daughter Haley, and Abi.

Reception at the Masonic Temple. We had SO much fun. The girls danced the night away- literally! They could NOT get off the dance floor! When I would need to take a break to rest, Avri would be right after me- "mommy- come back and dance with me." A few times I got Papa and Gma to take my place. But for the most part I danced the night with them- and had so much fun. Music was great- Girls crashed on the way home. As a matter of fact- Avri was telling me as we pulled out of the parking lot at 10pm, ( HOURS of dancing!!) she didn't want to go home, but as she was finishing her sentence ....asleep she was! TOO CUTE!
Can you find the girls out there for the bouquet toss?
As I said I danced most of the night so I don't have many pics now - but I will be posting more soon. My mom took some family pics of the girls and Tony and I.
Was a beautiful Day! Congrats Kellie and Nate!

Let the Summer Fun begin....

We recently celebrated a long time friend's 40th birthday. My girlfriend planned a group of 16 to go to a Cardinals game together to celebrate...and ride "in style". We left Decatur from their house in a Ford F350 LIMO. Totally awesome!

Sheila and I posing....

Here's the group...before the day got started. Yes, Tony has Cubs gear on and yes he went to watch the Cardinals. :) He didn't mind, he was in good company! He even bought me a Cardinals shirt to wear to the game!

I love you girls!

Birthday boy!

We stopped at Fast Eddies in Alton. Oh my gosh- I cant believe this place has existed and Ive never been- I LOVED IT- I cant WAIT to go back! Awesome shrimp, awesome food, awesome environment! I was ready to stop again on the way back after the game!

It was ironic, the first person we saw when we walked in the doors was my brother in law, Carlos. Him and Lisa were headed to Illinois for a visit, first time back with the babies. They spent time in St. Louis with their friends there before heading to Decatur.

The entire day was so much fun- had a great time! We did experience a slight problem with the limo on the way home. Approx Springfield area the limo was starting to break down and had to pull over numerous times. Not good- and the air had to be turned off, and I don't believe we were going over 30MPH, got quite interesting...and if you know me well, you know I was bit worried. But we made it-and ya know- the day was so much that this didn't take away from it at all!
Thank you so much Mike and Sheila for letting us celebrate with you! We love you guys!

Below are just some snapshots on my phone, that I wanted to share..below are the girls at the campground with their new friends coloring in the morning.

The girls with the Easter bunny earlier this year.

The girls making grandmas ice cream birthday cake. They are my kitchen helpers!

I believe they both ended up eating some of an ice cream sandwich...yes in the morning....:)

trying on swimsuits...ready for some swimming!

trying on the winter gear...hmm.. ready for snowball fights? :)
One of our walks around the neighborhood, in the bike trailer with snacks.

Wow, is she talented or what?! Who else do you know can eat a hashbrown with their feet? Who else do you know that would TRY to eat a hashbrown with their feet? :)

Two beautiful, silly girls.