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Mickey and Minnie at My Cousin’s Daughter’s 1 Year Birthday

Its the mickey mouse clubhouse
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Today we went to a birthday party for my cousin’s daughter. She turned 1 year old. It was a nice chance to spend some family time with my Aunt and Uncle and cousins. My cousin Shaun and I work together and talk most every weekend. We also play a lot of X-Box but that’s besides the point. His sister Carissa lives out in California but when she comes home she packs in all the parties and get togethers she can. So today we celebrated her daughter’s birthday and we had special guests of Mickey and Minnie at the party.

Hanging with Mickey

I decided to embrace the surreal Mickey and Minnie, who could have used a (disney) Magic Eraser on their costumes. Also, Mickey definitely had a Latinx accent. Minnie sure could play some soccer, though. They came and danced and took photos with everyone. I watched all of it and couldn’t help but think that someone who would have loved the whole experience would have been my Grandpa Rick. He just loved to have fun even if it was completely silly. So I danced along and tried to embrace it. I think I did a good job of that.

Family With Mickey and Minnie

I do love this photo because of Andy looking side-eye over at Minnie and Eva is smiling pretty authentically. Which is hard to capture for an angsty teen who did spend much of the time texting her friends about these guests and the absurdity of the situation. I mean, the kids enjoyed it, for the most part, the little ones, but the rest of us just kind of stood around and watched as these performers tried their best to bring the magic for the kids. It was a fun time overall. Plus I took the night off so a 2 day work week is even better.

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Summer “Grilliance” Party

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Today was all about beef. Lean beef, beef patties, grilling beef and eating beef. I got the opportunity to work with The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and threw a backyard Grilliance party. Prior to our party we did some research on different cuts of beef on the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner website. There we also found some delicious recipes as well as tips for getting the most out of grilling. Continue reading Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. Summer “Grilliance” Party