|My mom's birthday in August... love this pic ♥|
This past weekend I had the pleasure of putting together a birthday party for my sister Dana. She was turning 20 and I really wanted to do something for her. Because I'm a planner and that's what I do.
What I didn't expect was how much fun it would truly be to find myself bowling with 15 family members. We ranged in age from 2 to 60. Aunts, cousins, sisters, pregnant women and toddlers.
We realized we'd never done this before. How simple and common bowling is... Yet our family hasn't gone out en masse to a bowling alley like that, despite the fact that every "adult" there had worked in a 9 pin bowling alley as a youth.
What I love about the party was its simplicity. We had to move it twice, but we rolled with the punches. It was just show up and have fun. My mom made a cake, my dad bought 2 pizzas. We had 3 lanes and a surprising amount of comfy couches to lounge and hang out on.
Family is one of the biggest blessings in my life. I realize that not only liking but going out of your way to see family isn't the norm. But it's my norm. We of course have the normal family drama, but I thank God every time I'm surrounded by my family. Because they're pretty great.
What did you do this weekend?