party

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these photos were all taken on a roll of film i recently developed.

^ melissa at half price.  bookstores make for such great photos.

^ melissa’s table at graduation.

these photos after this are from melissa’s graduation party!

^ rachael, the amazing lovely cupcake baker!

^ actually a picture of me

^ me and sarrie

^ we hung paper lanterns and pictures on our porch

^ anneliese with sunflare and bokeh!

^ hanging paper lanterns on the porch

^ pictures and lights on the porch.  melissa had a great idea to hang the pictures with binder clips between the lanterns.

^ bokeh lights in the backyard.

party!

^ cupcakes, made by rachael and melissa.  really super delicious.  i will never be able to eat a cupcake without filling again.

^ lots and lots of people came.  and this was just the dining room.

^ paper lanterns on the back porch

^ charlie, claire, and ryan

^ethan, justin, and judah  in fedoras.  they’re a pretty sweet band.

^ lights in the backyard

birthday party:16

my 16th birthday party this weekend consisted of: watching olympic figure skating online, going to old downtown carrollton, making individual pizzas for dinner, getting frozen custard at shake’s, watching the scarlet pimpernel, sleeping, church, book sale, lunch, and cake & presents.

^ in the car on the way to old downtown carrollton

^ a corner in the labyrinth

^ vintage fabric

^ dancing in the gazebo

^ browsing the vintage dresses

^ vintage martini on the old downtown square

^ we made individual pizzas for dinner

^ and went to shake’s for frozen custard

^ all of us girls

^ me and jenny

^ all sharing the frozen custard

in between these photos we watched the scarlet pimpernel, slept, ate breakfast, and went to church.

^ blowing out the birthday candles

^ red velvet cake and vanilla ice cream

afternoon tea

This afternoon Sharlena took Emily, Jenny, and I out for tea at the Into My Garden Tea Room in historic downtown Plano.  And, it was a surprise birthday party for me!  My very first surprise party.  [I’m turning 16 on Sunday.]

I wore this lovely big hat.

And Emily wore a hat as well.

So did Jenny.

And so did Sharlena.

We all had pomegranate raspberry green tea, which was delicious.  There was also a lovely assortment of scones, breads, cakes, and chocolate.

All this loveliness put us in a Pride & Prejudice mood, so we went to Sharlena’s house and watched it.

Thanks for taking us out, Sharlena!  I had a wonderful time.

partay

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^ i’m loving how the balloons look, aren’t you?  this picture was rather hard to take… just because it was into the sun and i was afraid i was like burning out my sensor or something.

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^ clara’s cake.  this is what results of cake decorating skills after 9 at night.  yes, 33 candles although she’s only 14.

we roasted hot dogs and had chili for dinner, and smores and cake and ice cream for dessert.

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^ i’m not sure what she was reacting to… but it’s funny.

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we all smell like smoke now.