These last two months have honestly been a bit of a blur. I can hardly believe that our spring on the farm is almost gone. Makes me want to cry. But it has been a lovely time, and I'm so grateful...so I will treasure the memories and not dwell on regret that it's almost over.
And now for a little life lately....
-Back in April when we were in Texas we got to spend an afternoon @ Starbucks with the dear kindreds (her + her) pictured above. Can't even say how much we love these women. We can be together for hours and yak our heads off and not even scratch the surface about absolutely anything and everything. From the deep + the serious, to the light-hearted + ridiculous...we've got it covered. =) Such great memories.this post, we have been in the throes of deep cleaning @ the Bontrager house. Ah, how I love it. Gives me such a sense of accomplishment! Had this beautiful metal cross frame for the wall that we've had for years now and only just got it put up the other day. It is so beautiful-I love it on the wall there above the desk in the library/schoolroom.
Yeah, we're perfectionists. It was off by 1/2 an inch so we had to redo it. =)
Hosted a marvelous surprise 21st birthday bash for my sista. It was such fun + a complete success. I couldn't have planned it as well as it turned out, honestly. So thankful for the sweet friends who came! Had such a grand time that I almost forgot to take pictures! All the guys who attended were out playing basketball so we just grabbed a shot with some of the ladies.
I've managed to squeeze in a few sewing projects. This is one of the latest-can't wait to post a full review on the outfit! It was such fun!
Finally connecting again @ Caribou with this beautiful girl after a whole winter of texting + emailing to stay in touch while I was on tour. So great to talk business + goals + dreams + life again.
I had this grand idea to do a garage sale.
The purging part was great. Completely overhauled my closet and got rid of so much stuff I didn't need or wear or like. It was fabulous.
The actual garage sale itself however was somewhat of a bust. Oh well.
Goodwill got many lovely items when it was all said + done. =)
Can't believe I actually pulled this off. Everyone said it was good sooo...wow, maybe I am finally becoming a healthy cook? #score #dreamhealthstatus #notreally
I don't really have anything to say here. Other than that my sista and I had a few extra minutes when we were downtown one Saturday morning and whilst browsing a vintage shop and looking through the book collection I came across this. The title was unusual.
Nope, I didn't even open the book, or buy it. I can do without.
I texted a friend the picture and she suggested I do a group study of sorts with this book as the study material. I about died. What an idea. =)
I got this flower bed planted, weeded, + mulched. Oh, how I hope the weeds haven't overtaken when I return in August. =/ At any rate, I can enjoy the beauty of the current perfect sight for the next two weeks!
Got to spend a few beautiful hours one windy afternoon with our cousin + cousin-in-love, enjoying many cups of coffee + yummy scones w/ devonshire cream, and the most wonderful conversation.
I just have to share a picture of these cupcakes that my sista made earlier this month. A friend of ours was having a birthday + she is an extreme cupcake lover, so Alli whipped up six different kinds of scrumptious cupcakes + delivered a box to her front door. Coolest gift idea ever.
My sister! Seriously...whoever marries her is essentially marrying Scratch Cupcakes, and the Cheesecake Factory, and Chipotle, all rolled into one. #nojoke
Time with these ladies is always the hugest treat. Don't know how in the world I've managed to be blessed with the world's greatest friends. The spice they add to my life is just amazing.
And that's a tad of life lately! Not pictured are more things like company, and work, and all sorts of other activities + jobs. But these are a few that were captured in action. =)
I will close with a little bit of wisdom from a very wise lady...the one + only Anne of Green Gables.
I share this quote because I think it it such a good summary of life, and so true:
"Its been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will."