in honor of #tbt, we're takin it back to may, when these two love birds got hitched. 
they were normal then, but now they are famous, bc caitlin's bridal portrait sesh got picked up by a charleston wedding blog....so fancy! isn't she stunning and so at ease?! and, while you're at it, their photographers are the jam. period.

without further ado, here are some of my faves that i snapped from the wedding week...

 it was an incredibly fun week, and i think it's safe to say, we'd do it all again!



c. has been a member of our family ever since she started dating our little brother sam a few years ago, and in may, she took the name reese as her own. today friends, she becomes an "official" member of this here blog. she is a blessing to us in so many ways, and we are thrilled to call her our sister and friend, and we're hoping she will show us her quirky, genuine, free-spirited, humble, funky and beautiful self. 
 she's the bee's knees.


happy 4th!

o beautiful for spacious skies,
for amber waves of grain,
for purple mountain majesties
above the fruited plain!
god shed his grace on thee
and crown thy good with brotherhood
from sea to shining sea!

o beautiful for pilgrim feet
whose stern impassioned stress
a thoroughfare of freedom beat
across the wilderness!
god mend thine every flaw,
confirm thy soul in self-control,
thy liberty in law!



independence day is one of our favorite holidays. one: because we are proud to be americans. two: we are grateful for all of those that have sacrificed and sacrifice daily to defend our freedoms. three: we love the tradition of it all, and for us, it has always involved the lake, good food, family, music, annual beer tasting contest, the cliffs firework show and/or uncle kenny-bo's firework show, and relaxation. in honor of impending festivities, here are some of my favorite pics from the past few years....