Sunday, August 4, 2013



Because time itself is like a spiral,
something special happens on your
birthday each year: The same energy
that God invested in you at birth is
present once again. 

~Menachem Mendel Schneerson



This weekend has been about
celebrating the 5th birthday
of my favorite person. All
five of my babies met at
the beach and spent the
day eating, swimming,
laughing, and just enjoying
each others company. It is
so hard for me to believe
that Emerson will be five
on the 7th of this month.

I overslept this morning,
not getting out of bed until
almost 8:30. Today the
temperature is suppose
to climb to 96 degrees,
without the heat index, so
I have plans to stay inside,
knit, read, maybe paint,
and eat ice cream. Butter
Pecan is my favorite favor
of ice cream, what's yours?

Linking with Amanda from the habit of being.


  1. 5 years old! that is such a great year. :) and what a lovely way to celebrate it.
    ice cream.... hmmmm i have such a hard time picking a favorite, i love them all. LOL

  2. Great pictures Tracey...I was sitting here smiling. Beautiful family you have- good times.
    Happiest of Birthdays!

  3. I love your family picture there! How wonderful to have them home. As for ice cream I don't have a favorite. I love them all. Have a great week!

  4. What a fantastic way to spend a la hanau!
    I am either a Rocky Road, Jamocha Almond Fudge, or Chocolate Mint kind of ice cream gal.

  5. Great weekend - I can't believe your Emerson is already 5!! She looks so grown - and like her Granma is beautiful. Happiest of days xxx

    Ps - I am a vanilla fan, but peanut butter ice cream is creepin up the list xx

  6. Happy Birthday!!
    I love ice cream. Pretty much any flavour!! :)

  7. Awwww....such a sweet five year old! it really does go by too quickly, doesn't it? My four grands all have birthdays in the next month or so, as well.

    I love the photos...especially the one of your five together. Wonderful! Oh, and ummmm, most flavors?! Vanilla based anything is a sure bet, though.

    Stay cool xoxox

  8. Happy Birthday to your little one!

    ~Have a lovely day!

  9. Happy birthday Emerson!!! May your next trip around the sun be filled with wonderful adventures and lots of laughter and love.

    And that picture of your lovely children...beautiful! I am sure it was the most wonderful day.

    Wishing you a lovely week ahead.

  10. Five is such a lovely age - Hope you all had a wonderful day.

  11. She's getting so big! Looks like a wonderful celebration. My favorite flavor right now is orange cream swirl!

  12. Happiest birthdays to Emerson! She is positively adorable!

    Hope you have a cool day indoors.

  13. Lovely celebration for such a special girl!
    Hope you enjoyed your time indoors. Hmmm..Butter Pecan ice cream rates pretty high on my list, but my favorite is coffee flavored.

  14. happy birthday! I can't believe she's 5! I remember 3 and dare I say 2 1/2??? Love the photo of your children, what a happy group of people. I'd say you had the best weekend ever! We will meet one day and we will be like old friends together :)

  15. OMG!! 5 is the best age to be!!!! Happy birthday, Emerson!!! All those uncles probably spoil you ..... enjoy it!!!

  16. There's so much to catch up with, I'll be back to read some more. Happy birthday to Emerson...the best age ever.

  17. Just a truly wonderful way to spend a summer weekend

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to Emerson -a lovely young lady