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Oh dear. I meant to do individual posts about my brother's wedding, Bo's birthday,
his birthday party, our new kitchen colors, etc... but I'm just a slacker!
Blogging isn't much of a priority in my life these days. 
I realized that I've had a blog for 10 years now.
TEN YEARS, people. Granted, not this particular blog. My first "blog" was a Livejournal...
and my moniker was "Packt_Sardine" ... 
because I was eighteen years old and a Radiohead reference was like, the coolest thing, 
and finding obscure music was clearly the most important thing in life.
Anyway, then I started a blog for my experience at Oxford, 
and then I started this ole blog to update western NY fam & friends on our life in Michigan,
and now I'm supposed to be doing the same for fam & friends in Michigan.
Public self-absorption for a decade. Woo-hoo!

THAT was a tangent.

LOTS of big celebrations this season!

Robert & Bailey's wedding was beautiful. BEAUTIFUL.
Such a sweet couple, and the wedding reflected them in the most perfect way.
All of these pictures are stolen from various people on Facebook - thanks, friends & fam!
My brother branded the bottom of his cowboy boots, which showed when they kneeled at the altar!
I mean... just perfect, right?!

Bo's 2nd birthday!
I started a birthday post to him and never finished it. Horrible!
The day of his birthday was beautiful & I tried to do a photoshoot with him,
but he wasn't really feeling it.
Much to my delight, Bo showed no hesitation with his birthday cake this year.
Then we had a tractor birthday party for him over the weekend.
Even though it was rainy and cold, we had a great time!

Our new kitchen colors! (Here you go, Sara!)


The Meaning of Marriage, by Tim Keller. Awesome, awesome.

Autumn in western New York. 


  1. LOVE your kitchen colors! Makes everything look so bright and inviting! Happy 2nd birthday Bo! :)

  2. It doesn't even look like the same room!!! Gorgeous! That was a LOVELY bride! Holy cats! Bo is of course adorable! Great stuff lady! :)

  3. Thank you, thank you! It looks amazing. Glad you don't have to look through magazines anymore and dream of a white kitchen. Love your little boy and you! I can't believe he's two! Also you should know you're a great mom.

  4. Love the kitchen, very country chic!

  5. In order of topics: beautiful, adorable, lovely, wonderful.