Celebrating C

Last Wednesday my little sister and the baby of our family turned 30! Living in Michigan, I often feel like I miss out on things back home in Pennsylvania, and this was one thing I didn't want to miss out!

Little did my sister know, her friend planned a surprise party for her with all of her favorite people. Also unknown to my sis, I flew in on Friday. I hid at my parents house and spend time with them and my best friend Sara Jane.

My Daddio is the cutest!
Saturday was party day! While Courtney greeted all of her guests, I was waiting inside and surprise her last.

I'd say we got her pretty good! I enjoyed my day hanging out with my family, seeing some of C's high school friends, and meeting her college friends and friends she has made as an adult. The food and swimming was great too. I love that she has such amazing friends!

sibs (aka best friends!)

E, me, my brother, E, Courtney, and my sister-in-law

The Angle Girls!
Sunday and Monday were spent soaking up as much time as I could with my brother, sister, sister-in-law, and two nieces. We had a lot of fun going to the zoo, playing at their house, going out to eat and for ice cream, and watching Descendants 2. Those sweet girls have stolen my heart, and they're at such a great age!

Heading back to Michigan is always hard. There are always tears (mostly from me) and sad good-byes. I don't know that I can express how truly blessed that I get to be part of such a cool family.



  1. I am so happy you could be there for your little sissies party! You are both beautiful!

  2. What a wonderful surprise for your sister!!!! :)

  3. I love that you surprised your sister for her birthday! SO much fun. :)

  4. What a nice surprise! I know how nice it is because my sisters did that for me on my Birthday. My little sis turned 30 a few days ago. It's like how is my little sis 30? : )