For some reason it seems like I haven’t written a weekend column in so long. You are so behind on what has been going on in my life that I’m not sure where to start. What do you guys think about me writing a regular column about the life of a busy mother of three? Or maybe a mommy advice type column? I’d be interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas, call me at the office or email me at

I’m sure you’re all excited to hear about Paisley! She is officially walking all over the place and wants nothing more than to just be outside. She’s still a sassy little sweetheart that has us all wrapped around her little pinky finger. The older girls are counting down the days until school gets out. Layla is finishing up her last days as an elementary student and will be getting ready to transition into middle school. Ashlyn is finishing out her freshman year and has pretty much mastered the art of high school. I honestly could not be more proud of them. Eric and I must be doing something right.

Every nice day I say that we’re going to take Paisley to the city part for the first time and every single time something else comes up. So hopefully this will be the weekend. The high is set to be close to 80 degrees but we could get a stray thunderstorm so we’ll just have to wait and see. I do know that I’m super excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with some delicious food and maybe a margarita.

Here are some events happening this weekend!

The Alliance Park Foundation is hosting their annual Flower and Garden Market today at the Burkholder Building at 616 Black Hills from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. Local vendors will be there with a wide variety of annuals, perennials, and yard décor. Along with shopping for plants and other items to fill your yard you’ll also have the opportunity to chat with local landscapers that are always happy to provide advice or suggestions.

The 385 Cruisers will be having a Gravity Drag between 16th and 18th on Cheyenne Ave today from 1 to 5 p.m.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Alliance Public Library where Debby Wagner will be performing from 2 to 4 p.m. Nachos and a non-alcoholic “margarita” punch will be served during the free event.

Explore the variety of flowerpot creations in the “Read Around the Posies” auction while you enjoy the music. Bidding for the pots will end at 4 p.m. as well.

Tonight head out to the Eagles where the United Way will be hosting their annual fundraising Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Authentic enchilada meals will be served with you choice of beef, chicken, or cheese enchiladas and a side of rice and beans along with chips and salsa.

Celebrate Mother’s Day a little early at the Carnegie Arts Center during a string art workshop on Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. 

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