The End

or the beginning!

In June, Clark graduated from residency! It was so great, and also a little surreal, to know that he was finally done.
Now that we've been living post-residency for two months, it has been so nice! I wish I could articulate better how life has changed, but suffice it to say that life has definitely changed. It's like a weight has been lifted. Clark is enjoying his new job, and we are enjoying having him home more and working more regular hours.

Summer Fun!

Summer is officially over now, but here's a quick recap of some of our summer fun:

watching the planes take off at DFW

baby shower with my best friends from high school

my sister and mom at my cousin's awesome wedding

seeing old family friends, the Shorey's, who I babysat for in high school

a trip to our favorite place - Gruene!

On that very humid morning of July 3rd, we set out to watch the Lake Highlands Parade here in Dallas. It was tons of fun, with Andrew racing into the street every chance he got to grab some candy and Corinne observing it all quietly from her Daddy's side.

It was a great morning that turned into a great day with lots of friends and festivities! I'm glad I could enjoy it since I am a mere 7 weeks from D-Day!

Yummy Cake

Awhile back, I made this delicious cake by Giada from the Food Network. It was very easy, and super light!

At first, I wasn't sure I would add the mint like she does. However, we randomly have mint growing in our backyard, so I thought I would try it. Turns out, the girl knows what she's doing! I love this cake!

I did change the Lemon Syrup she makes to add on top. Instead, I made some powdered sugar icing that I added lemon zest and lemon juice to - it was so good! I highly recommend making this cake! I bet it's great for breakfast, not that I would know...

It's been a long time since I posted anything crafty, and I'm excited to share this redo! It brought me so much happiness to change this chair and recycle it instead of giving it away!

When I was still teaching, my mom bought this great chair at a thrift store (I think) to use in my classroom. She gave it to my dad so he could refinish it for me and make it look nice. He, however, used his creative license and made it look like a throne.

Really, it was fun to have in a classroom full of first graders, and they loved being rewarded with a chance to sit and read in Mrs. Morgan's chair.

I've been hanging onto this chair for six years now because I loved its lines, but I've never had the inspiration to redo it. Well, the Great Garage Clean-Out of 2010 quickly put my rear in gear!

I love the way it looks now! I scraped all the little rhinestones off, primed it with white paint, then painted it a soft creamy color. I had some great greenish-blue fabric with a little bit of texture to it leftover from some project that was perfect for the seat cushion. The color isn't really coming through in the pictures, but it is lovely!

Now I have a quiet spot in my bedroom to sit and read, or nurse the baby when she comes! So fun!

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