We were thrilled to join family and friends and share in the celebrations.
Isla looked so adorable in her dress and wore a flower in her hair.
This year she knew how to open the gifts and she seemed quite delighted with the cards.
She got lots of fun things to play with, books and super cute clothes to wear.
The big gift was a slide which has stairs, a platform at the top, and a wheel to turn
she seems quite smitten with it and has spent lots of time playing on it.
She's wearing the sparkly Toms!
you'll have to trust me she's absolutely gorgeous.
what a sweetheart she is...
Look at the cupcakes made by our clever DIL
(delicious and yes I enjoyed my first taste of sugar in many many weeks)
She's so creative
the theme and decorations were beautiful
she seriously could be a party planner.
I shopped my closet and wore some tried and true pieces.
Black Symplii dress
with Hue tights
"the scarf that ties itself"
anyway you throw this on
it looks good
I'm really not a waitress...
My closet is looking rather bare, there are more hangers than clothes...
I did some online shopping at Land's End
the summer wedding is in 3 weeks
I have only black which is not a popular colour for matrimonial celebrations
so I have taken a HUGE leap into the purple foray that is known as grape
a silk slip of a dress
which I honestly hope will work
it's in transit...
if it does not work I'll send it back and shop Seattle in a couple of weeks.
Mother and I will be there for 4 days
to shop, dine
see the sights and hit the heights
Mayflower Park will be our home away from home
we do love this hotel...
they remember us and Mother is the same age as the hotel!
The service is impeccable
the cocktails fine.
I cannot wait to see the new location of the Nordstrom Rack
which BTW is right next to the hotel in Westlake Center.
Today was Father's Day
I thought about our departed dads...
both gone in the same year
and they have left a large void in their wake...
If my father was here today I most certainly would have spent some time in his company
we observed holidays
but got together for no reason
I miss you Dad
and I know Mother is so very lonely since you have gone.
I am trying to be a good daughter
and make you proud
Mom is comfortable and has been provided for with your prudent and wise investments
and we are doing our best to keep her company.
Thinking of you in love today Dad
and I honour your memory.
Feeling immense gratitude for my family....
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."
~ ~ ~
William Arthur Ward
Hug your family often
they may not always be around...