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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Miss Independent…

12 years of red, white, and blue!  Nealy is 12 years old! Can you believe it? Because, I certainly can’t!  I mean, I almost have a teenager on my hands.  Gracious!  Where have all these years gone?  Not e-e-e-e-ven kidding!  Not to mention, I feel old.  Okay, wait!  Let me rephrase…I DON’T feel old, it just makes me realize I’m not soooo young anymore.  (That sounds better. Right?)  BUT, this isn’t about me.  It’s ALL about a very articulate, smart, sassy, beautiful, crazy girl,….my girl (with an attitude), Nealy McKay!



She had an extended birthday weekend!  We started off by going to Eclipse together in our super-cheese (LOVE THEM ANYWAY) tees!!!  We all read the saga and are huge fans!

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On Saturday, we went to the Melting Pot (Nealy’s pick) for some fondue and continuing the festivities.  In addition to celebrating, we were able to view some very pretty fireworks from the front of the restaurant's windows…Kaboom Town in Addison was going on.


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UN-believably THRILLED to have gotten a 32gb ipad!!!  Seriously?!  Uh, yeah, this kid is R.O.T.T.E.N!  Thanks Popo and Nana! I remember I was thrilled when I got a curling iron for my birthday!  MAN!  How things change!…My dad says, it’s going to help her stay organized, and keep her motivated to stay current with tomorrow’s technology innovations.  Huh?  Oh!.. and she’s suppose to be setting up her calendar so she can utilize it for ‘learning’ and ‘school’ purposes.  Hmmm?…I’m just sayin’! 

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On the 4th, we had a good ‘ole family cookout and continued with Nealy’s Birthday festivities!  It was so nice to just hang out and relax.  Nothing fancy…just plain and simple family fun!


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random…but, wanted to include the dash of red, white, and blue

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The rather handsome fella in the above photo is actually a gift card to N’s favorite store!  I thought the photo was clever. eh?

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Anonymous said...

LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! great post and a wonderful representation our the long holiday weekend and nealy's b-day! it was great! i enjoyed very minute of it and the pics are fabulous!!! you're getting even better with the camera!!! THANK YOU for sharing! i've been anxiously awaiting this post!! again, happy b-day nealy!!! love you! aunt pia!!

Lori said...

Your little girl is adorable! And I love that you wore Twilight shirts to see Eclipse, how classic! And... Nealy is so lucky for getting an ipad for her birthday :) I may or may not be jealous.

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