Our 7-year-old Selena

We celebrated our beautiful Selena’s 7th birthday all weekend long! She chose her traditional Chuckee Cheese birthday game night on Friday, fun with cousin Levi and aunt and uncle, and Sunday Santa Claus Parade, afternoon with papa nana and dinner out. Quite the lineup for the birthday beauty!!This genuine and excitable light in our lives is such a blessing. There is not a dull moment in this little one’s world. Amongst her energy also comes a quiet, gentle, loving, and giving side. Her teacher recently said to me “Selena is the happiest, most joyful child in our classroom.” She’s always ready for a thrill, a challenge or experiencing something new.  She’s our beautiful Selena and we love her more than the world itself xo Thoroughly enjoying her birthday cupcakeWatching the Santa Claus Parade after mommy’s Santa RunLuna came early again this year to surprise the birthday girl!Cousins xo

When In Vegas…!

Vegas was at the top of James’ list for celebrating his 40th.  A couple friends were able to make the trip and the girls and I decided to join too. James combined the trip time with the Rock & Roll Run race series that takes racers straight up the strip  - the same course James and I did a few years back together.I finally was able to play one of my favourite games, Blackjack! I found a couple tables that weren’t outrageously high for minimum bets and I walked away $100+ richer by the end of the trip (thanks to the expert tips and teaching by my dad).  Such a fun game!having fun with Elvis!It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!Building a special little bunny for Levi at Build-A-Bear. They are performing the heart ceremony in this pic.Admiring a pretty vintage store window bikeA working vacation means this is what it looks like on an airplane… Soon after we arrived, we made our way to the iconic Las Vegas sign, which is currently lined with a beautiful memorial for the victim…