a surprise.

Hi ya'll! It's been awhile. I've deserted my blog. Half-done designs. No posts for almost a week. Sorry about that. Please excuse the mess. I have tons of posts in my head. I'm backed up with pictures for them. So be prepared for lots of posts with lots of pictures. 

I posted about my Grandma's birthday awhile back. Well, that wasn't it. Mom was planing a birthday party for her. A surprise birthday party. We held it in a big, old schoolhouse. It was a vintage party theme...and a photographer's dream.

While shuffling through some drawers, I found some too-cute vintage aprons. I would like them all. Thank. you. very. much.

Old chalkboards lined the walls. We hung them with sewn garland in vintage floral, light pink, and green print fabric. 

This was the cake table.

Finally the time came for Grandma to come. The "clever excuse" worked and she was very surprised when she walked in the door and family and friends were crowed together yelling, "Surprise!". Then the rounds of hugs and talking to friends and family not seen in awhile. 

My Grandpa and Grandma.

Then, cupcakes, cake and ice cream...yum.

After that, presents. Everyone at the party (and many who couldn't come) wrote her letters and we put them all in a book for her to read later.

For snacks we had corn dip, ham & cheese sliders, chips, cheese & crackers, fruit, and veggies. 

As the night grew "cooler", we threw open the old windows and people's voices filtered out into the warm air.

While doing an impromptu photo shoot with my cousin, we found a neighborhood cat accidentally locked in a building. 

He followed us around the rest of the night, we named him Prince Caspian.

All in all, it was a great time and I have so many more pictures than I shared here, but I hope you liked my summary ;)

Happy birthday, again, Grandma!



cowgirl {part no. one}

Are you tired of short posts with hardly any words? Me too. Fair is now completely over and I'm sorting through images of Little sis' shows. She had one calf and one steer this year. She's too cute. And, thankfully, she doesn't mind me snapping pictures of her every move. Haha. Would you like to see some? Here you go.

This is her telling me no flash photography while she's in the ring so that I don't scare her animals. 

The braids were my favorite part. I have about a billion pictures of just her braids at different angles. I'll spare you and just show you this one for starts ;)

She had a cowgirl belt. How adorable is that?

Little sis gave her "cows" baths all the time. (Sorry for the blurriness...I kinda like it ;))

(photo credit, mom)

(photo credit, mom)

That's the little one. Leo. He's cute too.

More to come of her showing her steer...

Happy Tuesday!



fair time pictures.

Would you like to see a little glimpse into our county fair? It was hot. Like 100+ degrees hot. Haha. We had a good time, and here's a few pictures of the fun. More to come :D

These are the kinds of things you eat at fair ;) (Chocolate chip muffin and chocolate milk.)

Pink lemonade...yum :D

Very creative arts and crafts exhibit. 

I want a bunny. That's all. 

Happy Monday!



we've got some catching up to do.

...but it will have to wait until later.

I should be back in a few more days.

I'm excited.

Are you?




Well, sorry to say this, but I'm not back for keeps. Just thought I'd let ya'll have a little glimpse of what I've been up to ;)

I've discovered almond milk. Particularly, dark chocolate almond milk. Little sis says, "That doesn't make since. How do you get milk from almonds?" Good question.

And just for fun...a kitten picture. That's Checker.

(photo credit, mom)

I'll tell you that my blogging "break" includes a lot of this ^ Stayed tuned for more...

Happy Sunday!



a word from little sis.

Hey everybody! Little sis has always wanted to post on my blogging break still isn't I thought now would be the perfect time to let her :D So here's here post. She says, "Tell them to leave lots of comments." I'll be back to normal blogging in a bit. See ya'll later :D 


hi i am the little sis. and today we went shopping.
and i bought 8 littlest pet shop animals i have not named them yet but i have bin playing with them ever since i got them. 

any name suggestions? if you do leave a comment with the name and tell me which 1 it should be for :)

love, little sis

p.s. IN THE FIRST PICTURE: the ones on the left are boys and the ones on the rite are girl :) :)