We celebrated Sydney's 16th birthday! Unbelievable! She may be the "baby" of the family but she's growing into a beautiful young lady. If I had to describe her in one word, that word would be SWEET. She is so sweet.
Don't let her sweet demeanor fool you. That girl is sharp as a tack!
She requested a 1950’s - 60’s “diner” party for this momentous milestone of a birthday.
I decorated with a checkered tablecloth, Coca-Cola soda bottles and red and white striped straws. We displayed her dad's very own records on the table for decoration too. Her dad made cheeseburgers and fresh cut fries for the occasion.
She received many wonderful birthday cards and gifts from family. So grateful for every one of them.
She chose her dad's special peanut butter cheesecake for dessert.
Happy sweet 16 Sydney! We love you!
Update: Trip to State Botanical Garden - Grilling - Baking - Pine Mountain Nature Trails - New Roof - Whit's Frozen Custard
Hello everybody! I hope you are doing well. It has been a busy spring season for us. Clint and the kids took me to the State Botanical Garden of Georgia over Mother's Day weekend. They have such beautiful garden displays. It's a place guaranteed to lift your spirits.
Grilling season has begun! Yay! Clint has been grilling chicken and cheeseburgers over the weekends.
Syd baked some patriotic, chocolate cupcakes for Memorial Day. They were delicious!
A-A-Ron a.k.a. Frankie, designed a really cool shirt that features his own animated characters on it. Super cool! The employees at Hot Topic were freaking out about his shirt when they saw him at the mall. They LOVED it!
Clint made the arrangements to have our roof replaced. The roofers came, tore off the old and installed the new... all in a day's work... incredible. So grateful for their hard work.
Alex, Syd and I went on a nature hike up at the Pine Mountain Gold Mine.
Clint helped me plant a small flower garden this year. I also planted a tomato and pepper plant too. Not all the flowers are blooming yet but the marigolds definitely are. The rose bushes are also in bloom.
We also finally put the absolute final touches on the master bathroom renovation project. We were in search of a curtain that would be a nice fit for the space near the bathtub, and we wanted a few decor pieces in the water closet (the toilet room within the bathroom). We are thrilled with the way it turned out.
Clint found an awesome place to go get rich, creamy, frozen custard... Whit's Frozen Custard - made fresh daily. It's about a 40 minute drive away, but let me tell you... it's totally worth the drive. It is that good!
This weekend we will be celebrating Sydney's sweet sixteen birthday. She requested a 1950's - 60's diner theme. So with that in mind, we better get to decorating and baking that peanut butter cheesecake!
Talk to ya soon!
Recently Clint and I took another trip to Savannah, Georgia. They say it is the jewel of the South and we can certainly understand why. This city is so rich in history and equally rich in beauty. Oh those majestic southern live oak trees flaunting their Spanish moss gets us every time. They are the most beloved natural feature of Savannah and we just love them. Can't get enough of them.
We made our very first trip to Savannah back in October. If you didn't get a chance to see that blog post I'll share the link below. I gave some of the details of where we stayed, and the areas we enjoyed visiting.
We stayed at the Kehoe House again… that big, beautiful Queen Ann mansion. A little romantic surprise awaited me in the John Wesley room... chocolate-covered strawberries. Pampered much?
I think so!
This time the honeysuckle was in full bloom and you could smell the amazing aroma as you walked around the front and side of the mansion... magnificent smell.
We took a nice walk down to River Street, Savannah’s waterfront, to sit back, relax and enjoy a gorgeous view of the Savannah River… while watching the Riverboat Cruise pass by. Then we walked along the famous hand-laid "cobblestone" street to do a little window shopping. We were taken aback by the sweet smells of freshly-made candy. Oh those delicious pecan pralines!
We stopped by the World War II Monument. It includes the names of more than 500 men and women from Chatham County who died in service during the war. The names are placed inside two 20-foot-high hemispheres of a globe, split to symbolize the European and Pacific theaters of war.
We strolled through the City Market, Savannah’s historic center. It’s surrounded by bistros, shops and art galleries. A fun place to see.
We walked around the cool, green, utopian Savannah squares. They are colorful, bright, historic oases.
We visited one of Tybee Island’s beaches, which was only about 20 minutes from downtown Savannah! A calm, relaxing place to soak up some sand, sun, sea and salty breezes.
We ended the trip on a cool, refreshing note... a Gelati at Rita's... "ice-custard-happiness"... yes and amen!
I was able to capture some of the sights of Savannah during our visit. Click the video below to explore this beautiful city with us.
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