Jul 23, 2020

Summer So Far

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.💁

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