I really liked the look of this bike with flowers all around. Then I decided to play with it a little. Which do you prefer, the original, or the “neon” one?
This summer, we welcomed Katie to our family! Mark and Katie were married in late July in a very small, but beautiful wedding.
I knew I did not want to take a lot of pictures; I wanted to enjoy Mark’s day. But I did ask the photographer for permission to take pictures if I promised not to get in her way. She said that was fine 🙂 I only took a few pictures during the wedding because I wanted to get a picture of Mark first saw Katie. Then I enjoyed the ceremony.
After, Audrey brought out the special gift she had for Mark. She had enough newly emerged Monarchs to share. So after Mark and Katie released a handful, she shared with others who had never held a butterfly before.
It was a very sweet wedding.
Twenty five years ago today, Allan and I were married.
Allan has pushed me out of my comfort zone many times. He challenges me to try new things. He encourages me to question ideas. He lets me talk and vent and be frustrated without judgement. He makes me laugh. He lets be me, but helps me to grow. Most importantly, he loves Jesus, he loves me, and he loves the kids.
Twenty five. I love you even more Handsome!
Not sure how many butterflies Audrey released last night, but I think around 30. We decided to have some fun and see how many she could hold and release at one time. The Monarchs were ready to leave, but she could hold around 10 without help.
More butterflies soon! Listening to her, this is the best of the last few years.
When Mark’s suspenders and ties that he chose for his wedding arrived, we decided to have some fun and take some silly pictures with them. However, this is my favorite picture of my family.
Looking forward to an updated picture in a few weeks with Katie too!
I am not sure how many caterpillars and chrysalises Audrey has, but she estimates around 250. Yesterday we were able to release the first set of new butterflies.
A fun way to spend a summer evening. Just remember the bug spray!
To make it more fun… hunt for lightening bugs after!
Audrey was drawing on the window and I wanted to get a reflection of her. I liked the picture, but wanted it to pop just a little more. So I started experimenting with different ideas. Unfortunately, since I was just playing, I did not keep track of what exactly I was doing, and can not replicate it. Guess I have to experiment some more.
Happy Anniversary Momma and Daddy! I love you.
When Audrey was eleven, she taught her first butterfly class. When the class was over, they went outside and tried to catch butterflies with handmade nets made of pillowcases and dowels. There was a lot of yelling and giggling and everyone enjoyed themselves.
The butterflies are original artwork created by my kiddos when they were little.