independence day

This fourth of July was the best I've had in years!!
I have so many pictures, but here are the best.
I love my family so much; it was great to have all my cousins together just hanging out and having a good time! Being with them just made me so thankful to be alive and healthy and loved.
The only thing that was missing was my boo....

my best cousin monica at the grill

me, eyeing the pool from the cabana

me, jumping into the pool

adrianne being fab

reubie breaking bread

jose cuervo + disarrono makes a great margarita!!!






caroline, my sister from another set of parents :)


makayla being fab, at 1 and a half ;)



my fabulous cousin susan graced us with her presence!
she came all they way from NY. i hadn't seen her in over 2 years.
love this girl! and yes, it runs in the fam ;)

la comida

the margarita man, charlie!

the kiddies

olivia! this was her signature pose for that day...
whenever a camera came out, she hit it!

see!! :)

sorry so dark! this was after the sun went down...
my sister, titi, rickey, me and susan!


so the power went out and what do we do?
eat cheesecake
play scrabble (i AM the scrabble master)
and continue to have a great time!

BT and mack

mackenzie, the scrabble master, my sister and caroline....
in the dark.

sleepy silliness

i hope your holiday was as great as mine.
ciao! ;)

Creative spirit living & loving in Raleigh, NC.