fancy party table at Cracker Barrel

happy birthday, sweet girl!

I love you, my little SJO

walking into Cracker Barrel…

seeing everyone for the first time!

she loved her balloons and table decorations

MeMa Debbie & the birthday girl

SJ eating her special ‘birthday cake’

snuggling with her MeMa

on to the next fun-stop of the day… downtown Saint Joe!

enjoying the music at the Brown Bag concert at the band shell

MeMa Laurie and SJ watching the water splatter at the fountain

‘take my picture, Mom!’

we took a rest and took in the sights on the bluff

on to the Carousel with MeMa Laurie and Papa Al

waiting in line for the Carousel–it’s MeMa Laurie’s first time!

MeMa Laurie, Papa Al & Schaeffer Jo’s ride on Octavia at the Carousel
What a extraordinarily fun day we had! Birthday breakfast has become a treasured tradition–a day that I so look forward to in celebrating my sweet girl each year.
While the logistics of this year were undeniably different–we were in a restaurant, not our home, we still had a wonderful time and made sweet memories. I feel overwhelmed with gratitude for the family that we’re blessed with–and the daughter that God has entrusted Griffin and I with.
wow.