sharlena

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.

camping, san antonio and seaworld

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^ all my bags packed

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^ in the car

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^ meeting the charlton’s at a gas station to give melissa to them for the weekend

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^ out of the car and arrived at our destination!

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^ the key

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^ i’m not sure how they think that locking this gate will keep anyone out.

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^ on the porch swing

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^ at the pool

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^ lily at dinner

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^ at the best playground ever

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^ merry go round

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^ teeter totter

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^ swings

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^ merry go round

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^ street.  scenario for the place where i took this photo:  “please don’t turn green, light, stay red…” [4 sec. exposure time]

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^ claire, walking downtown in san antonio at night

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^ street

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^

clara:  ellie come on!

ellie: not yet i’m taking a picture of a man with guns!

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^ the alamo

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^ lights on the river/street

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^ at seaworld on saturday morning

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^ feeding the dolphins

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^ sarah!

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^me, sarah, sharlena

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^ me [through a plastic bag, if you were wondering]

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^ all wet

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^ me and my seaworld cup.  well, it was really the buscemi’s.  because you get cheaper drinks if you have one.

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^ waiting for the shamu show to start [me, clara, and claire]

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^ shamu

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^ lily in goggles at the wave pool.

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^ they sat way up close

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^ one of the shows

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^ dad and lily

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^ in front of the good photo op

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^ claire with pirates

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^ lily with my sunglasses

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^ pictures of the pictures of them on the roller coaster

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^ hey!  seaworld has funhouse mirrors too!

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^ claire & i ran around in the playground while the others went on a roller coaster

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^ really excited about breakfast [on sunday].  we got up way to early.

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^ our cabin

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^ before leaving sunday morning

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^ all squished into one side of the booth at lunch

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^ in the car on the way home with sharlena

“i wanted ellie’s advice but she goes off and tries on hats.” -clara

warm blur

i scanned these in today… they’re all from my 35mm slr.

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^ when it was really golden at sunset after a storm

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^ when the guys came over for dinner

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^ ponies against army men

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^ melissa with her new camera

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^ after tuesday night prayer

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^ process of changing our room

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^ cassie, sharlena, and clara at broken arrow bible ranch probably 5 or so years ago [found the rolls of film and developed/printed them]

more will be shared in the future!

father, hear me when i call on your name, answer me now

retreat

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^the first caution tape fell off, so they put more on and tied santa on too, since legally to have things sticking out from your truck you have to have a red flag on it. i remember that from amy doing drivers ed. but then he fell off, and we were sad for him.

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^lunch.

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^reading LOTR

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^em, jen, and shleena

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^belly flop and sunburn

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^jenna

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^room 3

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^lake grace

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^saturday morning.

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^casey’s camera that i borrowed.

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^ropes course

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^second gfa pole throwing contest.  everyone had to wear a kilt.

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^uncle joel

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^jody and steve rescued santa!

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^jenna and i went to hang out in my room.

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^canoeing.

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^passing mom and dad.

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blobbing.

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^santa went blobbing!

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^shawn and santa

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^our lodge

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^notice uncle kevin…