1// Today is a good day. It’s Alli’s birthday! I love my sister and cherish the friendship we share. We are 7 years apart, so it’s fun to finally be in the same stage of life together. We’ve had a lot of fun over the years…playing together, planning our annual family Christmas concerts, watching Jerry Lewis/Dean Martin movies, playing the piano (and for Alli, also playing the violin, cello, penny whistle and guitar), baking, eating, laughing and quoting The Office. Alli loves unconditionally and always accepts me for who I am – flaws and all. She’s a nice sister, the funniest person I know, and I’m so glad she was born! Happy Birthday, Al!
Everyone knows which one of us is older, right? Feel free to leave your guess in the comments…
2// It’s been a fun summer of bloggy friend meet-ups! On Sunday morning I discovered Tif (from Bright On A Budget) was traveling very close to where I live on her way to the beach. After putting on my Sunday face in record time (thank you, Fresh in Fifteen skills!) we met at Starbucks for a quick visit. Fun times!
3// Earlier this week I had the chance to meet my parents and my aunt for lunch and shopping. We had a yummy lunch at P.F. Changs and had an early celebration for mom & Aunt Dianne’s birthdays (they’re twins!). It was fun to spend some time with my family!
4// I love that although we don’t live in the mountains, they aren’t far away. Sunday night Paul had to run an errand just across the state line. We ended up enjoying the most beautiful sunset drive through the mountains! There’s something about being surrounded by the mountains that makes me feel so safe and calm.
5// Here’s a funny for your Friday. I thought it would be cute to do a mock “back to school” picture with the cats…just because everyone else was posting their children with lunchboxes and cute “first day of school” signs. I wanted to get in on the fun! Turns out, getting cats to pose is a whole lot harder than you think. Haha!
Have a lovely weekend!