Here we are in the 20s of July- summer is just chugging right along.
Back in mid-June we celebrated Cora's birthday and Heidi's Kindergarten Graduation with family! Cora wanted a "pink and purple birthday".:)
The breeze kept snuffing out the match every time we tried to light the candle, so we had to move the cake!
|Gotta love the beer bottles photo bombing|
The next week we went out to a farm with the intention of blueberry picking but they weren't ready yet. We picked sour cherries instead, something I don't think I've picked before. It was such a pretty summer day!
Turns out picking fruit with pites is easier than eating it up; I ended up making cherry pie twice (days apart) to use up all the uneaten cherries. YOU GUYS, this recipe was so good! I think this is one of my very favorite fruit desserts. And I am a store-bought-crust-all-the-way kinda person (it's so blessedly low-maintenance!) but I'm glad I didn't have any on hand and was forced to make the crust in the recipe- altogether it was delicious!
Also, Tim and I ate the entirety of the two pies ourselves.😬
The last weekend in June Tim's youngest brother got married about an hour away, so his family was in town for that. It was a mostly family 50 person wedding due to COVID.
The girls were so excited to see their cousins!
I tried to get pictures of the girls all dressed up before we left for the church:
|Because why wouldn't you ride a bike in all your finery?|
It was a really nice wedding, although I was using all my willpower not to launch the clinger/ child constantly in my space into the pews behind us, and continually giving another the eye. I was flying solo since Tim was a groomsman and something about afternoon weddings just does not seem to work well with certain kids!
The promise of an open bar at the reception and a stop at a cute coffee shop in between helped billow my depleted spirit, though.
|This coffee shop is owned by a couple in our diocese. It's so great and I wish we lived closer!|
The reception was at a winery and was such a beautiful location!
|There was plenty of room for all the cousins to roam.|
|The sangria went down eas-y.|
Two nights later my sister and two of Tim's sisters went back to our college days, as we were able to get away for a girls' night! It was great to have a night away and to talk about all the things without interruption.:)
Aside from that we've been enjoying low-key summer days. I've been loving the sun and heat, and the flowers in our garden have started to bloom!
Some things we've been watching and enjoying:
Belgravia- So good! We watched it through Epix on Amazon Prime through the free trial.
They Shall Not Grow Old- such a great WWI documentary and fascinating how they colorized and enhanced the footage.
Midway- I say this is what the Pearl Harbor movie should've been.💁