Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I wonder if doing an overwhelming post updating about the summer that Brandon and I have had would be ok.

I am done wondering, and I am determining that it is ok. :)

We have had a fairly eventful summer and usually our weekends are filled. The next two Saturdays we have nothing going on. Strange. :)

Okay, so starting WAYYY back in May. MY neighbor Hannah and I played the violin together in a friend of mine's wedding.

My brother graduated highschool the same day.

The weekend after was my good friend Kelsey's wedding, and I was a bridesmaid. Therefore, I have verrry few pictures.
She's married! AND! She lives near me :) 

Brandon was able to help his family put on a new roof.

In June I hosted a baby shower for a dear friend of mine, Bethany. It was my first baby shower that I've ever done. :) We had a pretty good turn out and a TON of food. That being said, it was a good party.

It was also my first time making a "diaper cake". 

I was privileged to spend sometime one afternoon before it rained, taking pictures of this lovely couple and their adorable family :)

We have been doing a lot of yard sailing this summer.

I have done alot with strawberries, blackberries and tomatoes this summer :)

(Canned diced tomatoes! :) )
In July, I hit a deer and severely messed up my car. It was in the shop for over a month.

Fourth of July was spent with my family and hanging out at the pool.
Brandon and I wound up staying two weeks with my family while waiting for my car to be fixed, and while the owners of our house were back in town.
I was able to go with my mom and the kids to the beach for the day, while we were there.

The kids and I went out for an afternoon :) Just like old times.

We got chickens! :)

The last picture of "our" donkey. She is now our neighbours. I miss her!!

I participated in Dress like a Cow day at Chick Fil A. Kelsey and I hit up three different Chick Fil A's, and a Starbucks for a free drink.

Brandon and I were able to spend an evening just driving on the Blue Ridge  and watching the sunset.  It was a great evening to just get out of the house.

Stephanie, Amy Joy and I spent a day getting pampered. I got my first pedicure, and a manicure (had one before). We then headed over to where Kelsey lives and got sister maternity photos taken :) I will do a post on those later.
Stephanie hosted a Murder Mystery Dinner Party one night, and invited two other couples besides us. It was such a fun night, and the game was really intriguing.
My character was a nurse and Brandon's was a publisher.
Brandon and I hang out at coffee shops pretty frequently :)

The baby is big enough now for me to place things on my belly and it stay put. Unless, baby is awake, which is 90% of the time. If that's the case, I will just hold it, or else it'll be kicked off.

I've used our grill several times so far this summer :) This is obviously an uncooked version of what I was grilling one day.
Brandon and I went on a surprise trip to VA beach the end of July :) This is the place that I had booked for us to stay. It was quite nice.
BABY shower time for Amy Joy!!! :D

Can't wait to meet their little guy in less than a month! :)

The biggest news of August was the arrival of a precious little niece. Chloe Elise.

I am going to close with a photo of what is basically our back yard. It's just gorgeous!!!

Does everyone feel a bit more updated now?

I shall try my hardest to keep this updated from here on out :)

Have a most blessed week!


  1. Yay!! this was a great update bethie!! :) i loved the pics...especially the last one:) it was gorgeous! love ya!!

  2. Sounds like you had an amazing summer! :) thanks for posting about! :) loved all the pictures! :D