party

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these photos were all taken on a roll of film i recently developed.

^ melissa at half price.  bookstores make for such great photos.

^ melissa’s table at graduation.

these photos after this are from melissa’s graduation party!

^ rachael, the amazing lovely cupcake baker!

^ actually a picture of me

^ me and sarrie

^ we hung paper lanterns and pictures on our porch

^ anneliese with sunflare and bokeh!

^ hanging paper lanterns on the porch

^ pictures and lights on the porch.  melissa had a great idea to hang the pictures with binder clips between the lanterns.

^ bokeh lights in the backyard.

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^ cupcakes, made by rachael and melissa.  really super delicious.  i will never be able to eat a cupcake without filling again.

^ lots and lots of people came.  and this was just the dining room.

^ paper lanterns on the back porch

^ charlie, claire, and ryan

^ethan, justin, and judah  in fedoras.  they’re a pretty sweet band.

^ lights in the backyard

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.

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^ i’m loving how the balloons look, aren’t you?  this picture was rather hard to take… just because it was into the sun and i was afraid i was like burning out my sensor or something.

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^ clara’s cake.  this is what results of cake decorating skills after 9 at night.  yes, 33 candles although she’s only 14.

we roasted hot dogs and had chili for dinner, and smores and cake and ice cream for dessert.

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^ i’m not sure what she was reacting to… but it’s funny.

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we all smell like smoke now.