Friday, June 01, 2012

Memorial Day Memories

The family gathered over memorial day weekend in Lake Havasu, Arizona to celebrate my grandpa's 80th birthday and my cousin Melissa's graduation from high school. I haven't been to Lake Havasu in years so it was good to be back and remember all of the fun times I had there as a child. 

We rented a house for the weekend and it was the perfect location for relaxing, cooking, and having a party! There was a jacuzzi, pool, outdoor kitchen area and a shaded patio for those hot afternoons. The gourmet kitchen suited us well for making food all weekend long instead of having to go out to eat. There was a pool table, bar, and everything else you need to have a good time. 

I really enjoy being with my family and lucky to get to share such fun times together making new memories. This is what life is meant for - to celebrate each other's milestones, accomplishments, and dreams coming true. Love you all!

My aunt Cathy and Mom, cousins Charisma, Melissa, and Serene

 All of the cousins! Charisma, Heather, Melissa, Serene, me, Steve, Michael, and Philip! Missing Ryan!

Phil, Philip, Mom, Heather, and Michael 

 80th birthday cupcakes with customized printing on the candies!

 My grandpa's friend Pepe and Mom

 Beautiful view of the Arizona skyline

 Phil and Brian being crazy with my fruit kabobs!

 Michael and sweet Serene

 The birthday boy!

 Grandpa having fun

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