Posts Tagged ‘family’

oh yeah… i celebrated a birthday.

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birthday cards from my loving friends & family

 

birthday’s have always been special to me. I remember growing up, and having parties. the entire family would come to my house, everyone would sing the “happy birthday” song and I would make a wish and blow out the candles. my parents would give me great gifts, and my siblings and cousins would hug me all day. It was always a great time. I’ve always looked forward to april 3rd, and 31 years later… ain’t shit changed!!

 

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i seriously have the greatest friends… they came from all over the country to celebrate with me. One even surprised me!

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#loveyouMOORE

 

the MOORE's. john & shawanda.

the MOORE’s. john & shawanda.

 An entire week later, and I still can’t believe my friend is a WIFE. Clearly it was in the cards for her, as her nickname amongst friends is “Martha Stewart.” But, the thought of knowing it’s finally real, is CRAZZZZZY. I am so excited, and overjoyed for the MOORE’s, and wishing them a lifetime of happiness!

In the name of love and my obsession with selfies… please enjoy “selfies” of my favorite couples who attended the MOORE wedding!

 

 

nikole & tony.

nikole & tony- 16 years of LOVE

 

steve & tukia.

steve & tukia- 6 years of HONOR

 

darion & raena- 3 years of HAPPINESS

 

yoni jessie.

yoni & jessie- 2 years of RESPECT

 

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real LOVE is forever.

 

shonda & byron.

shonda & byron.

 

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joseph & bjorn.

 

me & bae.

me & bae.

  ** for more images of the Moore wedding, search #loveyouMOORE

a few days in ATLANTA

 

i escaped the snow storm in NYC

i escaped the snow storm in NYC. excuse the blur.

 

the coolest wedding
photobooth set up
photo booth set up

In 2015, can you even say you had a “fun” wedding reception if there was no photo booth? A backdrop, camera, and props, seriously brings couples, and people together. At one point, I jumped in a picture and didn’t even know the person in the picture.

89 years YOUNG.

89 years YOUNG.

When I think of individuals who are in their 70’s and 80’s, Mrs. Anna Mae (pictured above) is not what comes to mind. When I tell you, Mrs. Anna Mae had better dance moves than people half her age. She danced the entire night. I was immediately obsessed with her, I mean just look at her outfit!

taco food truck

food truck

All you can eat taco’s, thanks to  Tex’s Taco Truck. I must say, having a taco truck or any sort of food truck cater any event is genius. No fuss, guests walk up and order how much of whatever they want. You don’t have to worry about servers photo bombing your pictures, or worry about the stress of having a 4 course meal.

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she keeps us classy… sometimes!

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thanksGIVING– passing down family recipe’s

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First things first… this is not a food blog. I rarely cook, and for new and creative recipes, I’m probably the last person you should ask. But when my grandmother gave me her banana pudding recipe just in time for Thanksgiving, I had to share.

Now, this is REAL banana pudding…  I did not use JELL-O INSTANT PUDDING. The pudding used in this recipe, is made from scratch. Also, no CHESSMAN COOKIES were used either. Any cookie used for banana pudding other than a Nilla wafer is STUPID, and I want NO parts.

My grandmother is the sweetest person, but getting this recipe out of her “correctly” was hard. First, she gave me no exact measurements. Secondly, I know she left out her “Secret ingredient.” But either way… I was beyond happy with the end result. A few more times, and I will have Ira Mae’s Banana Pudding Recipe perfect!

the recipe

The hot mess Recipe

Ingredients

Ingredients

Let’s get started:

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Ira Mae Clark

IRA MAE CLARK, was born in 1929, to a single mother of three, and recently deceased father. To me she is one of God’s most precious creations. She has the heart of gold, and the most beautiful spirit of anyone I know.

Wrightsville, GA

Because I was interested in my family history, I asked my grandmother about her childhood, including her brothers, and father I never knew. She didn’t know much, mainly because her father passed shortly before she was born, and her mother relocated her and three siblings from a small town in Wrightsville Georgia, to Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

This made my imagination go wild. Just the idea of not knowing, and what could BE. I told my grandmother I would find the missing links to her family tree, and any other family she may have and not know about.

I know this will be a hard task due to the limited knowledge of her family tree. However, I am so excited to get any information I can, and share with my grandmother.

Follow along as I find IRA MAE CLARK.