Monday, July 23, 2012

You say it's your Birthday... Well, it's my birthday too yeah!

Finally! The birthday party post! Can't believe I hit the big 3-0 this year! Looking back on life I remember watching Saved By the Bell as a kid and they would close their eyes and open them and they were 10 years older. I used to do that in junior high and wish i would open my eyes and be graduating high school! Now I am afraid if I did that my kids would be graduating high school! 
A year or two ago my friend Jacki shared a blog post about a family that through their dad a Beatles themed 50th birthday party. The minute I read that I knew- I must do that. But I wasn't waiting for 50!!! So why not 30! Some people freak out about turning 30, but I just wanted to embrace it... and why not throw a party while I am at it.
Thanks to my family they helped me put this party idea into action! (side note: if anyone wants to throw a party and needs help with ideas/themes seriously, Brenda B is your lady)!! So with out further ado here are some pics from the night! I hope if you were there that you enjoyed yourself!!

 me working the cake!

the photo booth:

Look out Paul, there's a new cutest Beatle!

 karaoke!!! ( i LOVE karaoke)!!

Thank goodness Racyn helped me blow out ALL those candles!

 John and Paul made a surprise visit

and even sang a few songs for us! :-D

 mini beatles:

 Time with friends!
 Amanda, Renee, me, Jenny, Jamie and Jacki

Thank you everyone for making this birthday a GREAT one! I had a blast!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

the 4th of July!

Ok, so only 11 days behind on this one! But who's counting? 
Every year we host a 4th of July party that coincides with the Pittsville parade. 
The 4th is one of my favorite holidays... it could be because i LOVE watching fireworks. or it could be because my birthday is only 4 days away. Or it could be that my husband proposed to me on this day...
Well, regardless. Love it! and Love hosting on the is holiday! So here are some shots from the day! and of course some fireworks too!

the parade:

We celebrated Racyn's 5th birthday too!


We ended the night with some sparklers!