Sarah and Hugh’s parents were out of town….

So of course they had to throw the party to be remembered!

They hosted a gigantic party for all of our cousins and friends. I lived in Omaha for a bit, so I got to see several friends that I hadn’t seen in ages. They setup a facebook event and it became a block party of sorts, as most of the younger crowd on their block attended the party, too.

Here are some photos from the party:

Sarah and her friend:


People chilling in the parents’ pool:



They need to get this for their next party:

Beautiful decorations from a pinterest pool party. Amazing.

Next time around, I will get the party catered. I searched for catering services near me and found a great caterer that I will hire next time. I’m so excited!

Visiting my cousins Sarah and Hugh in Omaha, NE!


I’m currently staying with my favorite cousins Sarah and Hugh from my mom’s side in Omaha. They are brother and sister and great buds. They really get on each others’ nerves, but they also make up and have the wildest jokes together. They are so close that when they moved away from home, they decided to share an apartment in downtown Omaha.

We went to the Henry Doorly Zoo today:

My favorites were the zebras. I think the baby zebras were cuddling each other here:


We also saw hyenas, lions, cheetahs, and giraffes. Sarah fell in love with the bunnies, of course.

Just so you can get a glimpse of how awesome this zoo is:


However, I’m not fully supportive of zoos. They are pretty incredible because we get to see all these animals we wouldn’t normally see, but I still feel a bit uncomfortable about them locked up in there. I read recently that some animals get depressed when they get locked up for a long time like that.  Who knew that animals could get depressed?


It was an incredible day, anyway.

Tomorrow we have a big party planned for all the young(er) cousins.