Tuesday, July 25, 2017

4th of July

We celebrated Independence Day with my side of the family this year.

Katelyn and her friend M with the corn!

Caleb looking so cute as usual!

Justin and I went to the dollar store and bought decorations for the picnic. I found this starry wreath and turned it into little crowns for everyone.

A tiny green bee or fly of some sort on my mom's cornflowers

I gotta say he looked pretty cute!

My brother video called us from California. Stephanie is showing off her shirt to him.

After lunch my grandparents came with my cousin L. She was excited to be a patriotic fairy

Everyone enjoying dessert!

My little cousin is too cute!

We had such a lovely day with nice cool weather!

I hope you all have had a very nice July so far.

Love Rebecca



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Monday, July 3, 2017

A Tale of a Picnic, a Thunder Storm and Fireworks

My husband's aunt hosts a 4th of July party every year on the same night as her town's fireworks show. It's always an impressive display and since the fireworks are practically exploding over her home we get a perfect view.

Aunt Stephanie always goes all out when it comes to decorations

I love this cute banner she made

Thunder was starting to rumble as we began the meal.

Aunt Stephanie made fresh meatballs and gnocchi.

She always goes above and beyond with the food. You never leave Aunt Stephanie's house hungry!

The sky was beginning to get grey but we kept on with the festivities.

Right as Justin and Cam began to play a game it started to rain.

Then it began pouring... we finished our meal inside.

A couple hours later the rain stopped just in time for the fireworks.

It was a beautiful display








I hope my fellow Americans have a fun 4th of July! 
Remember to be safe around fireworks!! 

Love, Rebecca


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Saturday, July 1, 2017

June Notes

 My in-laws hosted the church's monthly Ember. It's a get together for young adults. My brother and his wife usually come too.

 Jenn made cupcakes!

 Collin's dog Brutus

gathering for nachos and cupcakes

 One more round of basketball before sunset

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June is Oliver's birthday month!  He turned 3!

 He had some tuna for his birthday.

I sang happy birthday to him. My transformation into a crazy cat lady has begun.

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I went to visit my grandparents

My grandpa turned 86 this June.

 His latest woodworking project

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 June is strawberry month. My in-laws have strawberries in their garden so I was able to pick some!

gotta get artsy for Instagram...

 I made shortcake for breakfast!

I end with this fluffy plant-murderer. He managed to kill my bamboo and tried to kill my spider plant.

This plant used to have long leaves. It's residing on my fridge now. Away from the plant killer. 

Happy July!

Love, Rebecca
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Friday, June 30, 2017

Beauty and the Beast Inspired Shoot

 My sister was getting ready for a wedding and I said she looked just like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, and since we had a little time before the wedding we had an impromptu photo-shoot!

 We had gotten this rose bush as a mother's day gift years ago for my mom and it has flourished- so we had roses to use as a prop!

Katey was pretty excited!



Her dress wasn't quite as "twirl-errific" as I hoped but I got one cute photo!

Gotta have a book for Belle!

I had to remove a canopy behind her in post editing.

 Here's an un-edited shot. I had to remove the swing set from some pictures too!

 I wish I had focused the camera on her eyes instead of the rose but it's still pretty. I'm just picky.

A candid shot. She has a beautiful smile!

She keeps me young 💓

 I made the flower hair piece for my wedding years ago. She still has it!

I had so much fun with this spontaneous photo shoot. It's awesome to have a "model" who is eager to pose for me!

Love, Rebecca
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