Monday, September 30, 2013


Gibbs took a hiatus in Season 3. I figure if he could do it, so could I.

But I will try to catch you up on the summer happenings - or at least the ones I have photos. 
Let's start with the family wedding that highlighted the summer.

I mentioned it here...

My CFA did a much better job describing the day. She was in the midst of it, while I enjoyed the view from the sidelines.

And the bride shares even more insights on her blog

But for now, I will share a few of the photos I took of the guests...
My CFA and her BFF
My Aunt and some of her great nieces and nephew (who also happen to be my nieces and nephew.)
The groom is in the Army. Guests were invited to wear their formal uniform. There were many handsome men in uniform.
Along with their pretty dates.

and many pretty details.

After their parents let them eat multiple pieces of cake, gave them a sugar high and let them dance until way past their bed time, I brought J, C, and Little J home with me for their birthday weekend. 

Their story is next on the update list.

Until then, Happy Day

Friday, September 6, 2013

An update for the sake of updating

I still have not gotten back into a normal (or what I think is normal) schedule since the rush of fair season. Thus, the blog updates are falling by the way side.

Today at lunch, I decided I could simply post a few random facts and let you know I'm still alive.

  • Book I'm reading - Anne of Green Gables
  • DVD currently watching - NCIS Los Angeles Season 3

  • Home Project in the works - refinishing the second window in my kitchen, painting the walls "Winter Wheat" and adding a back splash that will be painted "Wedding White."

  • Home Project most recently finished - redoing the Camo wall that is in my basement. That project is worthy of a post with photos.

  • Photo project at the top of the To Do List - Emily and Luke's wedding guest photos

  • New TV Show that has been added to my list - Downton Abbey - thanks to my CFA

  • Event I'm sorry I'm missing - [un]common workbasket sale this weekend

  • Reason I'm missing the sale - Sand Volleyball Tournament in my hometown
  • Volleyball update - indoor session starts this coming Wednesday. I'm excited to be reunited with my teammates.
  • Exciting September event - NCIS season premiere on Sept. 24th!
  • Funny mistake - I placed an order with Redmond Clay. They accidentally sent me a 10 pound bucket of salt. What do to with 10 pounds of salt....share with friends, make salt scrubs, eat a lot of popcorn.....any other suggestions?
  • Late birthday present - I finally ordered my birthday present my siblings gave me money for. My porch swing should be here soon.
  • Exciting fall event - Roadtrip to nowhere with my MP roadtrip crew. Where will we end up this year?
 Happy Weekend~