Monday, November 23, 2015

Cassandra's Sweet 16

We just made it through Cassandra's Sweet 16th birthday party! She had a nice, mostly family party this year. She wanted Mexican food, chocolate cake and rum cake ;) Of course, we made all that happen! She had her three favorite girl friends over, her boyfriend and lots of family. Her birthday has been a challenge the last 3 years since Mike passed away. I don't think she ever knows exactly what emotion to go with...sadness that he's gone, excitement for her birthday, sadness that he's not here to see what she's doing and who she is becoming, guilt if she IS feeling happy. I know that she just misses him terribly as we all do. Anyway, here are some pics!

 The morning of her 16th Birthday :)
 Brunch at Village Inn to celebrate her birthday and Alyssa getting Student of the Month
 Gifts :) She made out like crazy this year!
 Cake number one...
 Snuggle time with Jake
 Visits from Uncle Doug are always a big deal!
Blowing out the candles was a little harder than she thought it would be!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Halloween 2015 (and then some)

 Halloween with our awesome neighbors!
 Our fortune teller, Tokoyo Ghoul, Evil Warlock, Little Red Riding Hood and the (BB) Wolf ;)

 Griffin and Gumpy heading out for a day of Go Kart racing.
 Griffin and Aspen
 After the finish line for the Intel 5K!
 Aspen, 10 months old! Who knew we'd make it this far? LOL
 Savannah's 14th birthday part :)
 Cassandra and Aspen, snuggled at the birthday party.