I tried… I really tried!

To *NOT* take photos for once in my life.

We had a gathering here at my house last night to hail summer coming, but also to celebrate the fact that my good friend Teresa (Trees in OK) was in town visiting her parents.

I figured everyone has had enough of my camera in their face lately, so I left it tucked away for as long as I could. But, seriously. I had not met Teresa’s 9 month old Jocelyn yet and there she was, looking so adorable… I finally caved and got my equipment.

Thank God I did.

Who are those other gorgeous girls, you may ask? Why, Julie (Mothergoosemouse) also made an appearance at the soirée! (And it just so happens she is friends with Teresa as well! The circle of life!) Obviously her girls loved Teresa’s baby too.

And not to leave the men out, I had to snap a pic of Teresa’s handsome son Nathan as well.

Here are Julie, Aimee, Teresa (and baby J). Aren’t we adorable?

Have I mentioned that I make baby-name tiles for my friends when they have babies? Have I mentioned I was very late with Jocelyn’s?

Oh, and one final note. Several people commented on the delish sangria that Bryan mixed up. I actually found the recipe on the internet. Enjoy:

* 1 Bottle of red wine (we used a step up from Gallo, but still a cheap wine)
* 2 Lemons cut into wedges
* 2 Limes cut into wedges
* 2 Tbsp cane sugar
* 3 Splashes of orange juice
* 2 Shots of gin
* 1 Small can of diced pineapples (with juice)
* 4 Cups ginger ale
* Serve over ice

Thanks to all who came and helped us start the summer right!

This article has 15 comments

  1. MPPs Mom

    can you see what shade of green I am all the way over here on the east coast? the photos are awesome, and I am obviously so jealous you got to see those two great gals (and their adorable kiddos too)!!!

  2. Anne

    Oh my gosh… I am jealous too!! WAY jealous. How wonderful that Julie was able to come. The pictures are priceless and it sounds like the party was great fun.

  3. Sarah

    just lovely. And I will trying the sangria!

  4. aimee / greeblemonkey

    Awww, we definitely wish you ladies could have been with us!!!

  5. mayberry

    I was about to say how much I loved the picture of the baby with the big girls — then I realized “hey I know those big girls!”

    and WOW on the tile. beautiful.

  6. Heather

    More envy from the East Coast! Looks like you all had a blast. I love the picture of the three of you. The tile is very cool!

  7. Mrs. Wheezer

    Envy from Texas, too. Looks like fun, fun, fun!

  8. monstergirlee

    Beautiful pix of those girls. If I had the $$, I’d fly you to Seattle to do portraits of my kidlets, you do wonderful work.
    (and thanks for the Sangria Recipe – I was looking for one for Margaret’s first birthday party – yay!)

  9. chloebear

    Thanks for throwing a great bash! We had an awesome time and enjoyed talking with everyone!

  10. joansy

    I love the apple pic! They’re all great.

  11. Mom Tu-Tu

    Great pictures! I love those name plates that you make. It was very beautiful!

  12. Amber

    You have a gift–simply gorgeous pictures!!! And I wanna know how you do those tiles. Unless it is difficult and then I’ll just hire you to do it. 🙂

  13. aimee / greeblemonkey

    The tiles are clay rolled flat and the design is hand carved out. The letters are actually a stone kit I found in a craft store, where you can press letters into wet cement – same idea applies to clay. I take classes in pottery every Thursday night, although I have been really sporadic in going to class lately!

  14. lvtwingrins

    How awesome!!! I’m glad you got the camera out… How cool that Julie and fam were able to join in too…

  15. Tree

    We had the best time!!!! Thanks to our fabulous hosts!

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