Telescope

Wreaths and star gazing

Thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. I love when we all open up about things that aren’t discussed in the “blog world” a lot. Woo hoo!

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Last weekend, I did two things I’ve never done before: I made a wreath, and I star gazed. Yay for trying new things 🙂

In May, Jimmy’s brother and I each pitched in money and bought Jimmy a telescope for his birthday. He brought his telescope over to my house on Friday night, and Hannah joined us while we looked at the moon and stars.

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We (and by “we” I mean Jimmy..) set up the telescope on my family’s pool deck because it’s about ten feet off the ground.

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I don’t know how Hannah wore a t-shirt! It was in the 40s… brrr.

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It was pretty crazy to be so far away from the moon, and then look inside the lens of the telescope and see moon craters in vivid detail. God is amazing.

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On Saturday, my mom and I created autumn wreaths!

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My mom took the picture of us together, and I soo wasn’t ready for it haha.

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I told her to smile, and she stuck out her tongue instead.

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It was a lot of fun to celebrate fall by making wreaths, and it was even more fun to spend time with my mom. I found the craft/instructions here. I highly recommend it–my mom and I aren’t super crafty, and we both agreed that it was pretty simple!

How do you celebrate the fall season?

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I’m happy to report that Jimmy thoroughly enjoyed his Oreo cake.

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His brother and I bought him a telescope for his birthday. He’s already obsessed with it and I think it’s cute. Not the telescope, but his love of it haha.

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After church on Sunday, Jimmy and I celebrated his birthday by visiting Ohiopyle State Park.

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I spent Memorial Day with my family and Lola! My brother, who now lives 20 minutes away from my family(!!), came over and we had a cookout.

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We also had barbecue chicken, scallops, cheeseburgers, avocado salsa, baked beans, and watermelon.

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I watched my dad braid my mom’s hair. So adorable.

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Lola was walked and made a trip to the gas station with me, as usual.

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Now, about the title of this post, “Decisions.”

I have some exciting news. My brother and his fiance asked me to bake cookies for their wedding in July! Right now, we’re in the process of brainstorming which types of cookies they want me to bake. All I know for sure is that I’ll be baking 500 cookies. That’s about 42 dozen!

What cookies should I bake for Bill and Racquel’s wedding?