Sleeping Beauty Birthday Party

My daughter recently turned four and are you shocked it wasn’t a Frozen birthday party? She actually is in love with Aurora. She names her baby dolls Aurora.. she wants to dress like Aurora and she is a huge fan of the flying fairy godmothers. Adora also adores pink so it made for a fitting theme to celebrate her big 4.  Holidays have always been huge in my family and birthdays are right at the top. Another year of being here.. another year to look forward to. Birthdays… although some dread them.. think about it.. it’s really a beautiful thing. We should be thankful every time we get one ;)   As for this year’s party.. it was a true team effort. From painting the frames and making the centerpieces to deciding on desserts (glitter popcorn was a must!) Adora had a hand in almost everything. Here’s how we celebrated 4… Once upon a dream.. oh and they lived happily ever after.. I promise.
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Oh what wonder!

One of my favorite TV shows growing up was The Wonder Years. I’m so excited to see that some of the memorabilia from the series will be featured in the Smithsonian. It arrives today and with good company. Fred Savage and cast will be there for the event! And that NY Jets jacket– of course it’s part of the display. My closest tie to the show– my sister who for all her teenage life was called Winne Cooper!
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My sister!

Home for the holidays

We saluted the US military this year with the Reston Town Center Holiday Parade! It was a grand celebration and Doug and I were so happy to be a part of it. The tree lighting was magical as always!

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WATCH RESTON HOLIDAY PARADE HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC4

 

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Turkey heads!

Happy Thanksgiving from us!

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Old Saint Nick

Not everyone was feeling it this year

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Great night with NLGJA

What a night to celebrate NLGJA and all it’s accomplishments! Loved seeing so many NBC friends as we gathered to honor the remarkable Diane Rehm!

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Elsa Tree Topper

With Adora loving Elsa and Bob loving Olaf we decided on a Frozen Christmas tree this year. We started at the top. A doll, a snowflake ornament and a little Krazy glue and voila… Elsa crowns the tree. Took me 5 minutes!

Even after his death.. Zach Lederer continues to make a difference

One of the finest young men I’ve ever met. It was so sad to lose him. Even though he’s gone what he started with one ‘strongman pose’ continues to make a difference. I’m so glad his family allowed me to share the story.

Living the Dream

Tonight at 5pm on NBC4.

A family happy Halloween

Now all we have left to do is follow the yellow brick road! Happy Halloween to everyone!

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But we were outdone by my sister and hubby… St least by weight class..

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