My Lovely Weekend (pictures included!!)

This past weekend, I was able to go home (Alabama) and visit. Better yet, I was able to surprise my sisters!

Melanie graduated from the 6th grade and had no idea we were coming to her graduation. She was so excited to see us! She looked so pretty in her cap and gown!

Amber lives in PA, and is getting married in September, so we planned a surprise bridal shower for her…and despite alot of slip-ups about it, she still didn’t find out until right before 🙂 And everything turned out great! (Melanie didn’t know either of us sisters was coming and Amber didn’t know I was coming. So everybody was getting surprises, lol.)
We did a very vintage theme and the whole family helped put it all together. Thanks to the pastor and his wife for letting us borrow a few treasures too! I loved how it turned out!
The bride to be:

The menu was dainty little chicken salad sandwiches, veggies, cheese and crackers, raspberry-lemon tarts, cake balls, and grapes covered in strawberry jello powder(which you should try!). It was a pretty spread and I wish I had taken a good photo of it. We drank sweet tea and lemonade from mason jars. We had a great time and I’m pretty sure she did, too!

The last thing I did before coming back to Florida, was survey the tornado damage. We drove through an area called Shoal Creek Valley, which was hit very very hard. Alot of places we drove past had only a chimney still standing, or just the front porch steps. Cars and trucks were littered in open fields and I can only imagine they were picked up and dropped there. Pieces of buildings are wrapped around trees everywhere. The trees are bent almost completely over for miles. I was only able to take a few pictures, but they don’t even begin to describe the damage. The devastation goes on for miles and miles, and this wasn’t the only place the tornadoes affected. It will take years to clean up and maybe longer for the families to piece their lives back together.


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