Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Amaze me August #44 & Party Planning Tuesdays #4

Hello everyone, welcome to the the 43rd edition of
How did you all enjoy your 4th of July holiday. I bet there was a lot of grilling and good times going on. I hope everyone had a great time, regardless of what they did. 

Ooops I did it again, I forget to get the party up last night,,, whats up with that? I didn't even get to go anywhere to watch fireworks, it decided to thunderstorm, so we were scared we'd be caught in rain, and with three kiddos, and parking, and thunder, we decided to play it safe and stay home. Usually if we stay home, we usually have some fireworks, but since I wasn't planning on being home, I didn't get anything, and all we did was watch movies, and eat all afternoon. My oldest was not impressed, and must have told me 500 times how bored he was, lol. I admit I was a bit sad that we didn't do anything yesterday, but oh well. 

Two years ago however we spent practically the whole summer back in California, and it was awesome. I got to see my family, and friends, and we visited Yosemite, the Redwoods, and spent a lot of time at the beach. We had a blast, and I just wanted to share a couple pics from that 4th of July party.  
Here's a picture of me and the princess 2 years ago, when we went to California for the summer. I got to spend the 4th of July with some old friends from high school, and we had a great time. I miss my friends a lot, and it was so nice to hang out with them again. This was also the last time I colored my hair, it had some highlights, and it looked perfect for a trip back home to California, lol. 
Look at my little Dino D, he was so small, totally had the baby face still, and looked so different with that shaved head. That's what he gets for cutting his own hair, lol. I had no choice but to shave it. Oh and the pants pulled up to his neck, that's something I LOVE to do to my kids when they are little. More so the boys, I have so many pics, and memories, of me pulling their pants ALL the way up, and bless their little hearts they didn't know any better so they kept it like that, lol. Don't ask me why, I just LOVE the way it looks, he he. 

 My darling, princess. I don't know if I could ever ask for a better daughter. She is so precious to me.
 Big B, strutting his stuff, trying to impress the girls, lol. It works every time. I'm so lucky these kids are mine, he he.
 Us girls, having some fun. It was a greta party!!
My friend and I. Thanks girl for inviting us to join you. I miss you, and wish I could see you guys again soon. Hugs to you and your beautiful family mama!!

I can't wait to see what you've been up to this week. Show me what you got, and please don't forget to link up to my new party. 
You can link up ALL your party planning ideas. 
All party related decorations, themes. 
All your most incredible party food recipes.
All money saving party throwing tips, and tricks.
And of course, all those fabulous party CAKES!!!

This party is ALL ABOUT PARTIES, so help spread the word will ya. It's new, and I need your help to make it awesome :)


  1. Hey Bella!! : )

    I tried twice to link my 4th of July BBQ up here, but the linky won't take pics from the blog or file - just stalls at the picture page. I'll check back later! Hope you had a blast at the beach. And yes - once school is back in session, you and I are going to meet - 100% for sure!! There's no way we can't meet, living so darn close to each other!! : )


  2. Aww.. I miss you too! I can't believe it's been two years. When are you going to get your gorgeous self and beautiful family back out here?? Love ya girl!

  3. hi bella, happy 4th of july, thank you for hosting!!!


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