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Family & Weekend Fun


We had a little get together last weekend...
Our family, extended family and friends (about 20 of us!)
gathered for a little get together to celebrate 8th grade graduation
for my daughter and her friend Leila
 and to celebrate just being family

We laughed... 
We are a wild bunch~ I tell you.
Not a dull moment when you get a few of us together.

We talked about old family stories...
 and we talked about some new stories that came to light that we weren't aware of.
As I said... never a dull moment.

Though I took a bunch of photos not everyone was so sure about being on my blog
so sharing just a couple photos of the day 

My oldest son Ryan and girlfriend Cassie

My babies :)

Brothers, sisters and mom

my sister

Also, a little something extra special too
a certain young man celebrated his birthday recently too...

How many babies do you know that are born ON their due dates?
Who decide to let you sleep all night long and wake up in the morning feeling
as refreshed as you can feel when you are 9 months pregnant
 before announcing it was the day of his arrival?

Cully is my little blondie boy who ran around charming me everyday when he was little with
his chubby cheeks, his funny phrases and his absolute sweetness
and he has grown into such a wonderful young man who I am so proud of.

and yes, 
he LOVES cake just as much now too! 


See you soon for a little burlap love post! 


  1. Sounds like an absolute great time! Your peonies are so lovely. Beautiful family ...xo HHL

  2. Your photo's of the peonies are beautiful!!

  3. Family is what it is all about. Looks like you and the family had a fantastic time. Love the pictures and peonies. I love the so but they will not grow here.
    Have a blessed Sunday, Ginger

  4. Sounds like a wonderful time. Your son is so cute! He reminds me of Jacob Black from Twilight LOL :)
    You have a beautiful family!

    Have a great weekend.

    1. Lol! He hears that allllll the time ( it drives him crazy!) He has actually been followed around on several occasions and asked for his autograph! :) Funny thing - he used to have long hair just like Jacobs too! lol!

  5. Awesome family Courtney! Congrats to your daughter, good luck in high school! And a wonderful happy birthday to your son!

  6. Courtney,
    your photos have a certain kind of depth that draws me into the scene like I am there- like I am in it!
    what a gift!

  7. What a beautiful family you have Courtney!! You can see the love coming through the photos. :-) Happy Birthday to your son and congrats to your daughter!

  8. You have a beautiful family Courtney! Congrats to your daughter and best of luck to her in high school!

  9. What a beautiful family you have, Courtney! Congrats to the Birthday Boy-the baby of our family was just like your son when he was little. Gotta love a boy like that-- xo Diana

  10. Love your photos.
    Your family looks great.
    Enjoy the weekend.

  11. Your children are beautiful! And tell Ryan he has a lovely girlfriend!
    also have to mention that i love the way you style your pics - the fork on the plate was a really cool touch!

  12. What a beautiful family you are blessed with Courtney ♥

  13. Courtney,

    You have the most beautiful family. Those are some good looking kids I tell ya!
    Have a wonderful weekend.


  14. You have a beautiful family. Looks like it was a wonderful celebration.

  15. What a beautiful family and such a fun time! Congrats to the grad and birthday boy! Hugs, Leena

  16. Families are so important, & it looks like you have a wondeful family, all the smiley faces ous their love for each other & like everyone else I think your photos of the peonies are beautiful. have a weekend full of fun & love.

  17. Everything looks so beautiful...including your family! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)

  18. Courtney,
    Beautiful photos of your family.

  19. Thank you for sharing your beautiful family. I always enjoy your posts and your beautiful photos and ideas!

  20. What a great looking bunch. My oldest son's name is Ryan. Congrats to the graduate, and happy birthday to your son.

  21. Looks like you had such a good time, and your family is gorgeous. Thank them for letting you share with us. Happy Birthday to your sweet boy. Loved the post Courtney.

  22. Beautiful family Courtney! Ryan looks most like you, IMO. So glad you had a wonderful time, thanks for sharing a glimpse of your peeps with us!

  23. What a wonderful family you have!...Your "babies" are glad you had such a wonderful time enjoying your family!...Those are the greatest of times!

  24. Beautiful family!! Family gatherings are the best and such wonderful memories are created.