Thursday, June 6, 2013

cheers to the weekend....

A few weeks ago, I took a solo road trip up to Northern

California to see my family and go to a graduation

We were hanging out at my sisters place and

Mason got such a kick out of "driving" the tractor with Poppy - 

he even gave Steff & Tyler a ride around the yard.  When he was

finished he came in the house and with as much excitement as he 

could muster (which was quite a bit) he screamed with joy

I DROVE THE TRACTOR!!!  It was so precious!

Little Mia and her fave bear wanted to sit out

the tractor ride and just enjoyed watching 

Mason drive his passengers around.

Meet little Hudson - he is such a cuddly little cutie

and Mason is sure enjoying being a big brother

Here's our graduate Brooke - we are all so proud of her

She decided to forego the huge graduation ceremony and just go

to her department ceremony and I tell you when they started playing

the Pomp and Circumstance March song - tears were flowing 

It was a bittersweet moment and how I wished her mom could 

have been there to see it - she would have been so happy!

We definitely felt Sandi's spirit with us all day long!

Me and my baby girl.  It was fun hanging out with Steff and 

her boyfriend Tyler, Brooke and her dad.  We all laughed so

much all day long that we were so exhausted by the end of the day.

After the graduation, Brooke wanted to take us to a Puerto Rican

Cafe that she loves a few miles across the Golden Gate, so on our

way back we stopped at the lookout point to take some photos

of the beautiful Golden Gate!  It never gets old looking at it!

While we were at the lookout point, the funniest thing happened -

Steff and Brooke's dad were taking photos of her in front of the bridge

when a busload of tourists came up and wanted to take their 

picture with her.  At least 10 people wanted their 

picture taken with her and we were all hysterical laughing as 

we couldn't figure out why.  I got a nice note from Brooke this

week and she told me how she was still cracking up about that!

Steff and Tyler 

Next week, I am heading back up north with my friend Sally, who happens to be

Tyler's mom - we will be heading to San Francisco yet again to do a bit of

wandering around the city and hopefully I can finally get to the Buena Vista

Cafe for a nice hot cup of that yummy Irish Coffee!! We are looking forward to it!

The weekend was a whirlwind of fun.  Lots of love and laughter. 

I also was able to spend a nice  afternoon with my son, Matt and his 

beautiful wife, Heather.  They had just  returned from Maui the night before, 

so I got to hear all about their trip and just enjoy their wonderful company!





Jacqueline @ HOME said...

What wonderful and precious photographs of you and your family Cathi ..... and, that blue, blue sky !!! We have had some lovely weather this week which is a good job because we are having a new roof and the house painted !!
.... and, many, many congratulations to Brooke ..... her mum was with her....take my word for it. It is so lovely that she has you, Steph, Tyler and everyone else there to share her moment with her.
Oh, and Mason, Mia and Hudson are so cute. .... why is it that most little boys LOVE tractors and trains ?!!
Have a glorious weekend Cathi. XXXX

Relyn Lawson said...

"Enjoy your loved ones." That's a perfect theme for my summer - exactly what I plan to do.

Anonymous said...

Yes, so true, "enjoy your loved ones" -- life is so short and we take those special moments (and even the every day moments) and if we're wise, we're like Mason who knew exactly how to react after he "drove" that tractor!!! xoxox

Lori said...

What a great weekend Cathi! Love the story about Brooke "the celebrity" at the lookout. Love all the shots ~ especially the ones of you pretty lady. I know you are having a fabulous time again this weekend ~ cheers to you sweet friend. xoxo

A Tale of Two Cities said...

Lucky, lucky you--so much time with the ones you love! Glad you had such a fun time....


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