This is a change for me. Growing up, my "first family" had small birthday celebrations but they stopped at a certain point. It has never been in our family dynamic to get together as adults even though there are small children involved. I so wish we would because it would be a perfect excuse to see each other regularly.
Don't get me wrong, I have tons of great first family memories. The ice sculptures my dad would build every winter, him teaching me to ice skate, annual trips to Maine, playing Battleship...there are lots.
So I am trying to do some things differently. Isn't that what my mom and dad would want me to do? Take the good we learned and learn from the rest.
My first family was at my 40th and we stopped to take a rare photo of all of us! These had to go on a layout!
I used the beautiful October kit from The Nook...Lily Bee Catching Fall is sooo pretty!
Well, those cupcakes won't get frosted by themselves...Happy day!