A Surprise Saturday

This past Saturday we all met in Little Rock to celebrate our Aunt Suzy. She is our mother’s aunt, our Mawmaw’s sister. Aunt Suzy turned 80 and her sons and daughter-in-law planned a perfect surprise party for her at the Clinton Library. Can you believe this beauty is 80?! We age well in our clan, and for that I am most thankful!

The photo of this cake does it no justice at all, but I used my phone for photos on this day. Her son, Clay flew in his cake designer from New Orleans and had her make this wonderful cake. It had 8 layers and 80 butterflies. It may also have been the best tasting cake I have had since I can remember. Kim was a pleasure to meet. I have asked if I can come watch them work sometime. I think working for a baking company and designing and baking the cakes you and I buy at the grocery store has to be the coolest job. Our family is so diverse and I love it.

My Mama with Aunt Suzy and her son Clay. Pam is in the red and she is one of our adoptees. We like to adopt special people into our family and love them like our own. Pam, Mama and Auntie are travel buddies. They have taken some amazing trips together.

The added treat to our Saturday was getting a quick hug from our Mawmaw. She and UD came from Texas to celebrate their sister…and see us, of course. Seeing them 2 times in 2 months may be a record in our adult years. Warm fuzzies.

There was lots of cuteness at the Clinton Library. Henry loves playing with his cousins. Julie has raised amazing children. What 12 year olds and 9 year old smile and enjoy entertaining a four year old for hours, without a complaint!?

Randall took the children outside and they walked over the bridge and ran and played in the grass. It was such a beautiful day to be together and laugh. We laugh a lot.

We danced a little, ate a little and enjoyed each other. Aunt Suzy has a lot of great friends and family who showered her with great love on her special day. We were so excited to be there.

Look who got Aunt Abby’s phone and took 5 selfies. I love Daniel Beavers and that smile of his.

The sugar on the rim of the sweet day was seeing mama. So thankful for our family and the love we have for each other.


Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

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