Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A 30th Surprise Birthday Party x 2


My favorite twin sisters turned 30 on March 8th.
So my parents and I , along with Maggie, the youngest of us four sisters, plotted to surprise them, double time.
It was sooooo tough.  I found myself putting them on all the sneaky mass text messages, remembering, just in the nick of time, to remove them before hitting send.

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All the drama and sneaky stress was totally worth it.
We had the best time celebrating the twins with all of our closest family and friends.

We decided to borrow a friend’s karaoke machine and here Gracie is warming up, pre-party.





Where all the fun will occur.


Pictures strung all over my house along                              The bar.
with chocolate covered pretzel sticks, obvees.


More cute photos.


The cake pops and polka dots.                                              Ready for some fun!



I cut out tons of circles and sewed them into garland and obnoxiously hung it all over my house.


See?                                                                                           And thanks to Julie, I mastered this easy, yet adorable,
                                                                                                     fabric bunting.  Steve bought all the fabric one night
                                                                                                     after baseball practice.  Pretty cute, huh?!




Fabric tablecloths are easy………flowers delivered to my door the day of the party……. and more circles.


yay!                                                                                              Of course my cute Aunt Pat would give them the
                                                                                                      cutest shirts to wear all night.

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The cheesecake? Out of control.                                       Initial cups from Kelly.  So fun!
One chocolate covered strawberry and one
cookie dough.  Yes, I said cookie dough.
Run don’t walk to my friend Stephanie’s Facebook
page and order one…. or two or three.
They are that good.

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Cute girls.

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Mom and her four {old} daughters.


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Followed by hysterical laughter at my dad’s rendition of a fabulous song….

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trying not to pee my pants.

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Serious singers.                                                                              “I Got You, Babe.”

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My dad and all his “sons.”                                                     Um, Mariah called and wants her waving fingers back.

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Elvis?                                                                                              My dad and his brothers, rocking it out.


The final shot of the night.
Says it all.
Grown women performing a choreographed dance to LMFAO.

One of the best nights ever.

Monday, March 12, 2012



Our favorite middle child, Sophia Grace, turned SIX on March 4th.
It was a little sad to say goodbye to five.


But her smile on her sixth birthday made me feel happy.
Happy that she is growing into such a big girl who loves and cares about everyone in her life more than seems possible.



Happy that she’s still a rainbow, flower in the side ponytail and tutu loving princess.



We celebrated with our first ever cousin & friends party at the gymnastics studio where the girls go once a week.



I made a rainbow of buckets filled with rainbow headbands and hand dipped chocolate covered pretzels for all her guests.


Thank you to all who helped us celebrate Sophie’s special day!
We are so blessed to have such a wonderful, caring and loving family and friends who are always there for our girls.

Next up? Photos from my twin sister’s surprise party that began approximately two hours after wrapping up Sophie’s party. 

30th party sneak

Here’s a sneak peek.
What  a weekend!


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