Monday, May 25, 2015

What's been going on? :)

Hi everyone :)

Happy Memorial Day ... thank you to all the men and women in the service that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country ... 

I just wanted to share some photos of what's been going on over here in my neck of the woods lately :)   For those that follow me, you will know that for the past month we have been remodeling and GETTING ready for Adam's big graduation from High School!! :) 

We also have had some out of town guests here during that time for the graduation ... which is coming up TOMORROW!!!! :)

First I wanted to share some photos from Adam's graduation party that we held here at our house this weekend before his graduation :)

This is the table I had set up by the door when guests came in :)

I made this sign in order to make "Thank you" cards go MUCH simpler!! LOL :) 

Here's the photo wall we created for his party :) It had photos of Adam growing up, plus his gradation photos ... it also made a great photo backdrop *wink* :)

My parents and Adam :)

My BFF Jason, his son Garrison and Adam :)

Shhhhhhh ... don't tell Adam I told you this ... but he has had a MAJOR crush on this girl since he was 3!! LOL!! He used to call her "his girlfriend" when he was little!!! (PS ... she is 9 years older than him ... so it was adorable when he was a toddler!! LOL!) :) 

My BFF Dani and her daughter Amanda came in from New Jersey for the big day!! :) 

Adam and his buddies :)

And see how MUCH BIGGER their smiles get when the pretty girl joins the photo!??!?!? LOL!! :)

Us with Adam :)

Of course we have to have fun with the photo ops!! :)

My in-laws with Adam :)

Brian's cousin Mike with Adam :)

My brother and Adam :)

The sash of course was a joke ... a girl at school gave it to Adam (it says "Grad PRINCESS"!!!!! LOL!!) ... and he was a good sport and wore it all day at school on Thursday and for the party!! :)

Adam and his best friends :)

The next morning we headed to the Grand Canyon as our out of town guests wanted to see it :) 

First stop... Flagstaff, Arizona for lunch at "Bun Huggers"!! :)

And then the Grand Canyon!!!! Simply MAJESTIC!!!!! :)

Brookie checking out an exhibit at the Grand Canyon visitor center :)

Just in case we forgot *wink* :)

Most amazing time with our friends and family!!!! :) 

Will be sharing Adam's graduation night photos soon!!!!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)


  1. SO wonderful! SO magnificent! Such a momentous time for your family, and it looks like you have outdone yourself in Adam's honor! You have raised an amazing young man, my friend! Love all your photos. Your trip to the Grand Canyon looks like such a wonderful time, and all the party decor is awesome. Looks like Adam had a fabulous time! Hugs to you! Hope you are hanging in there. I'm starting to be a wreck, personally.... ;)

  2. Congrats to Adam and the proud parents!
    Kind of like us, whenever we have guest, Grand Canyon is where we go, LOL!

  3. congrats to Adam!!!! that is sooo exciting!!! and what a great trip!! We still need to go there someday, LOVE all your amazing pics!!!

  4. You guys have been busy bees...grad it:)

  5. Fabulous, all of it! What a fun party that must have been. Huge congrats to Adam!

  6. Wow, what amazing photos! Glad you had fun. The Grand Canyon is so gorgeous. The first time I saw it, it took my breath away. Congrats to Adam! They grow up so fast!

  7. What a great party you had for Adam!
    Thanks for sharing all the precious and amazing pictures!!

  8. Loved every single photo!!! The party & family ones are fabulous----- the Grand Canyon ones are OTT amazingly gorgeous:) really lovely post, Julie. Thanks so much for sharing:):)

  9. oh my my Julie, what an exciting time for your all and especially Adam, who knows just how much he is loved! I felt like I went on your journey reading and seeing each photo! You have some fabulous ideas for momento keeping!!! ANd a great wall of his photos. The grand canyon - another wow - its spectacular!

  10. what a fun weekend - congrats to Adam!

  11. Congratulations on Adam's graduating! That is so exciting (and a bit scary!) The Grand Canyon is Beautiful!! You pictures are fabulous. I love the blue bird :)

  12. Amazing post! LOVE the photos of family and friends! Congratulations!

  13. You got some fantastic photos on your trip! Congrats to your son on his graduation. The party looks like it was a lot of fun!

  14. Congratulations, Adam! What an exciting time for everyone! Your party setup is fantastic, and your pics are amazing, girl! I've been to the Grand Canyon, but I was pretty young and don't remember it much. Absolutely beautiful!

  15. Looks like Adam had a great graduation party, and your trip photos are awesome, Julie!

  16. What wonderful photos.. The party looks like a blast! a great time was had by all I think! and the photos of the grand canyon are spectacular.. what a majestic place.. thanks for sharing.. not sure if I will get to see them in real life...!

  17. Congratulations Adam....Love your photos of the grand canyon Julie.

  18. Congratulations to all of you and to Adam on all of his accomplishments and hard work!

  19. He is a good lookin' boy Julie~ Wishing him the very best. Congrats Adam:) Your decorations were fabulous:)

  20. Congrats to Adam!
    Thanks for sharing all these fantastic pics. It looks like fun was had by all!

  21. Congrats to Adam!! Awesome post of Adam's awesome grad party! So happy for him and I am SURE you are so proud of him and all he has accomplished! I wish him all the best for his future! Hope to catch up with you in the fall to hear all about his future plans!!
    Great party decorations Julie~I am sure you have a lot of hours into everything but it looks awesome and I am sure Adam will remember this day when he looks back on it! GREAT job!
    Sherrie K

  22. Oh, yea for Adam! Hey, and you are welcome ANYTIME to plan and decorate for a party at my house….terrific. TFS all of the party pics and gorgeous scenery photos too.

  23. Congrats to Adam!! Looks like a fun party and I'm sure his graduation was both happy and sad. I dread the day for me... those photos are gorgeous of the Grand Canyon. I really want to get there one day.

  24. Great pics! Thanks so much for sharing!
    A big congrats to Adam on his graduation. I love your party decor!

  25. What a fun weekend!
    The grad party decor look awesome!!
    What a special way to remember his graduations a trip to the grand canyon!!
    Love that place and your picture are amazing!!

  26. awesome pics - what a busy weekend!!

  27. awesome pics - what a busy weekend!!

  28. An amazing fun idea to celebrate a graduation. Great memories to be made. And WOOOW the canyon photos are just out of this world.
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  29. WOW! Looks like an amazing time. Adam looks a LOT like your brother!! And the grand canyon - just gorgeous!!

  30. You take the best pics! Love your party setup complete with photo wall... no details left unturned :-) And the Grand Canyon photos are just breathtaking. TFS!

  31. WOOOOOAHHHH incredible photos!!!!!


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