Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A 19th Birthday and a So Long for Now

Last week was so super busy with Vacation Bible School, but such a blessing.  We finished up Thursday night and bright and early Friday I was heading to Tampa.  It was my brother Michael's birthday and my last time to give him a hug before he was up at college until Christmas break.  I spent most of the day with my mom, dad, and little brother Matthew, while Michael was catching up with his friends.  The four of us all went together to get Michael’s birthday gift which is hard to believe even now and I was there.  We don’t do things like that in that in my family…haha!  Mom took me to Lake Shore Learning, my favorite teacher store and I stocked up!  Thanks mom and monetarily dad!! loot

Later that night we all went to dinner at Flemings for steak.   It was delicious and we had a great time.  We had appetizers and two types of potatoes.   TWO TYPES!!!  I got excited about the potatoes because it was the first time I had eaten any since Adam and I started the South Beach Diet.  We did have asparagus but, I think I had more starches on my plate than the green stuff!  265 Michael and Lande

266  Matt and Me (my date for the night)

269 Dad and Mom

We went home for presents and cake before my final big hug.  I was heading back north in the AM to be with the hubs family at the river!


A print of the Tampa skyline so that he may never forget his roots!


The Nook  for the avid reader!  With over 5,000 free westerns!!

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Michael getting some Boostie love!!!


I wish Michael the best of luck up at school and I will miss him when and if I get to Tampa  this fall! 




  1. Fun day with your family!! YOu all are so beautiful! I LOVE TEACHER supplies! That is SO FUN!

  2. Can you believe I have never been to a Lakeshore store??? I've always wanted to go! I'm glad you had some fun with your family and got to hug your brother's neck before he heads off to college.

  3. What fun family time! I'm so glad you got to see your brother before he leaves for college.