Sunday, July 17, 2016

Little Lacy Got Married!

Jeff's cousin Lacy got married!  We were so excited to end our vacation in Jackson celebrating Lacy and Will.  Morgan, just like her mother, loves a wedding.  And when she realized we were staying in a hotel too?  Both girls were pumped!  It was a beautiful weekend and we loved every second.  It was the perfect way to wrap up our vacation.
 GaGa, Pop, Morgan and Macie at the rehearsal dinner
 Morgan and Macie with the bride, Lacy
Family pic with Will and Lacy

Fun on the Fourth

This year we went on our annual 4th of July trip that includes the Kraft family reunion in Canton and then a week at the beach with my parents.  As usual we had a great time!  We started off in Canton.  Morgan went down with Sissy on Friday, while Jeff, Macie and I joined them on Saturday.  I know she had big fun without us!  We got there Saturday to enjoy the cookout, the water slide and visiting with family.  It was another hot year, but another great year too.

We made it to Mom and Dad's house late Saturday night.  So Sunday we were ready to play!  I had requested that Dad do a shrimp boil for us and it was delicious!  Monday was the 4th.  Dad, Jeff and John played golf in the morning.  So Mom, Grandma, the girls and I made our way to the beach!  We met Susan and her family at the house they were renting so we could avoid the holiday crowds.  It was a great day on the beach!  That night we watched the golf cart parade and then found the fireworks.  A great 4th!

The rest of the week included more of the same: beach, pool, food, fun and family.  A perfect week of vacation!
 Packe made waffles one morning... with a little help
 Pool time!
 He was so proud of his first shrimp boil
 Bumming it on the beach
 These best friends talked all morning long
 Mom, Macie (Elizabeth), Morgan and Susan (Elizabeth)
 Oh the neighborhood golf cart parade
 My little firecrackers
 Happy Birthday America!
 The girls watched the fireworks from the top of the car
 Walking the beach with Packe
 We got to see Finding Dory
 It was Macie's first movie at the theater!  She did pretty good!
 Ready to watch
 That night Jeff and I got to sneak away for a date night while these two happily stayed with RoRo and Packe.  Morgan requested her favorite place to eat there- Gelato Joe's!
 Macie asked to go into the water.  I was shocked!  She has never wanted to play in the waves. But once she got in, I couldn't get her out.  She loved it!
 Family beach pic
 Sweet girls in new RoRo made dresses
 GG and her buddy Morgan
Thanks RoRo and Packe for another great week!

Blast from the Past

My Mom made these flamingo dresses for Carrie and I when we were little.  They have always been one of my favorites.  So now that they fit my girls I knew we had to take some pictures.  Yep, still cute!

Father Daughter Ball

This year Jeff and Morgan went to the Father Daughter Ball for the first time.  It was adorable.  Morgan was thrilled to go!  Jeff bought her a corsage and I put some make up on her.  Thankfully she was able to squeeze into her flower girl dress from Carrie's wedding for one last time!  They spent the night eating cupcakes and dancing- or so they tell me.  Macie and I had a nice quiet night alone!

Father's Day in Florence

The girls and I continued our summer road trip in Florence.  We picked up Jeff so he could join us this time!  It's sad that we were having all the fun without him!  We met Mom and Dad to spend the weekend with Carrie and Bobby.  It was a perfect weekend!  We spent Saturday and Sunday out on the water.  We all had a blast!  Even Macie who took the best naps on the boat.  Bless her heart!  I was so thankful to get to spend Father's Day with both Jeff and my Dad!
While we would swim...
...Macie would nap.
Silly girls
Swim time to cool off
Love that smile
Glad we could break in Carrie and Bobby's dining room table with a yummy dinner!
Dancing the night away
On Father's Day the boys went to play golf while the girls went to the park
We finished up the day on the boat
Morgan and Packe
Uncle Bobby is so silly.  Or strong.  Or both!
Packe showing us how it's done
Summer fun with these two

Birthday at the Beach with Keith

This year I got to celebrate my birthday for a couple of days!  The girls and I spent my actual birthday at the beach, so Jeff and I got to celebrate before we left.  When I woke up Morgan had already been hard at work.  She had made decorations and brought them with her to put up at my parents house.  It was possibly the sweetest thing ever.  My goodness that kid can drive me crazy sometimes, but she has the best heart and really touches me!  I just love her and was really overwhelmed by the effort. 

For my birthday Mom bought tickets for the two of us to see Keith Urban in concert.  We had a blast!  It was really one of the best concerts I have ever seen.  And I love a concert with my Mom!  We sang and danced (and sweat) the whole night long.  And a huge thank you to Grandma for watching the girls for me!  It was a quick trip, but we all had fun!
Morgan's hard work... beautiful
Packe and his girls
Me and my girls
Grandma made me my favorite chocolate cake.  Yummy!
Beach babes
In just a few trips Macie has decided to love the sand!  We are still working on the water though.
Ready for Keith