It is getting close to the end of September and Lilia’s birthday, so we are headed back to states to celebrate. We were back just in time for our church’s fundraiser. So much fun with good food, good auction items, and listening to Kindred sing. If you don’t know Dustin Chapman and Ryleigh Madison, google them. Ryleigh and Dustin were both on American Idol.
Harley and Jesse drop in before the party so Harley could have her teeth cleaned and no Harley didn’t know her tongue was still hanging out when we picked her up and she was still a little goofy.
Now, we are off to eastern NC all together - Dee and I, Mom and Dad, Jesse and Harley. Harley believes that Chic Fil A stops should include her. We get some early Lilia time before her birthday as we open presents, Harley was not impressed because she got no treats. After lunch and some BBQ with Capi, Capi and Meems get some Lilia time as she spends the night. We love, laugh, and explore. We can’t forget the fun time in the kitchen sink for at bath time,
Happy Birthday, Lilia! She loved her morning, bottle snuggled on the couch, and enjoyed eating my grits. She is a grit girl now! Some last minutes Aunt Jesse love. That afternoon was party time. Lilia was ready, bring on the cake that Aunt Jesse made just for her. It went perfect with her Wild One Theme, except she decided not to be wild with the cake. We enjoyed every minute having our girls together and celebrating Lilia. It was also a blessing to have my Mom and Dad here for Lilia’s birthday. Check out her face in the video because she is a sometimes a Wild One!
The next day we headed out to Atlantic Beach for lunch and smell that salt air with Mom and Dad and of course Harley went along for the ride. We ate at Idle Hour Biergarten because it was dog friendly and I enjoyed their Bloody Mary special which is a meal in one. With a slider, wings, shrimps, and so much more! Then we walked out to the beach. Always love to see the waves. Harley was exhausted from our trip. On the way back we stopped at NW Creek Marina where we spent last Fall 2021 waiting on Lilia to arrive and gave out a few hugs.
The rest of our stay in NC included watching all the devastation by Ian and keeping connected with friends. We dog sat for Charlie while Bill and Angie enjoyed Mexico ahead of us and had a date night before going our separate ways for a week. I headed up to Alexandria to watch Harley while Jesse traveled to Austria and Dee headed back to Mexico to get Journey back together and clean after leaving her in the middle of Hurricane season and hanging out in “The Hole”with friends.
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