Sunday, August 21, 2011

Summer Celebrations

This summer was very tight for us financially, but rich in love and friendships.
How fortunate we really are to have such blessings.

We celebrated my dad's 70th birthday on August 18th. Lolo is the highlight of the day for both kids. (And welcome to the world, little Isaiah).

We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary on August 18th. David surprised me by making me this beautiful necklace and star.

Salvatore practiced writing his name.

We partied with old friends from Chili's. It was at Jeff's house 11 summers ago that David and I kissed and decided to be together from that night on.
**Shirtless guy is Jeff with his wife Laura to his left. We worked with him, Suzanne (far right), and Angie (pictured below) at Chili's. Jeff had entered a contest for an Ab-roller type machine and won with having the best "before and after" picture. He and his wife threw this party with some of the winnings. As Suzanne, David and I were driving to the party, we all described what we thought Jeff would wear. He has always had a great sense of humor. I said that he would be dressed like a Chippendale Dancer. They both thought some fancy tuxedo in a funny color or something. Well, I was right! He said he just had to show off his abs. As for who put the $ there, well, I think he did that himself.
Angie, David, me and Suzanne. Part of the original Chili's crew.

We enjoyed another weekend at the Corn Festival. I didn't get a picture of Salvatore riding the horses this year, but he wanted to jump around on this quite a few times that weekend.
School resumes for teachers this week and for the kids next Monday. Summer is over. We really did get to do so much with so many great friends and family.
Whenever this time of year hits, I always get this song stuck in my head.


  1. Happy Anniversary Liconas!!!! We love you guys!

    We also had a tight budget all Summer, but we made the most of it. I leave for work in about an hour!! :( Summer really is over!!

  2. Back to reality.
    please explain shirtless guy and why he has money in his pants!
    I'm distracted!

  3. Sara,

    I added some information above ** to ease your distraction,:)

  4. See? That was a good story!
    How funny!