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summer came like cinnamon.

Since June 21 is my day of birth and happens to be the first day of summer, we celebrated with a picnic.

If you'd also like to have a delightful, celebratory picnic, I'd recommend the following:

1. a ridiculously adorable, photogenic yet useful picnic basket.
2. an easy to fold up and zip up, waterproof picnic blanket.  Bright, cheery colors are an added bonus.
(Both of which were a wedding gift from best friends Breezy and Elliot! Thank you again, we use them all the time. :) )
3. cream soda
4. watermelon

5. GAMES.  Card games, board games, Scrabble, you name it.  Since it was MY birthday, I finally convinced Joe to play a game with me.  I love games.  And even though our picnic was almost rained out, we still finished up an intense game of cards by lantern light in the apartment. :)

He clearly LOVES having his picture taken. ;)
Can't help but photograph this lil' basket. :)

Lastly, please enjoy this insanely beautiful sunset we drooled over in Piedmont last night at Screen On The Green.
The clouds and sky only got better with each passing minute... 


The same hands that created all of this, they creadted you and I. What a beautiful God.


Katelyn June 25, 2011 at 7:01 AM

Um, you left out adorable dress! Your outfit is so picnic perfect.

Vanessa, Take only Memories June 29, 2011 at 12:25 PM

This looks like such a sweet picnic!

Ashley Blossom June 29, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Katelyn: Thank you! I didn't even really plan it, believe it or not! :)
Vanessa: Thank you, it was a wonderful picnic! A great idea for a birthday! :)