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I know, I know. I’ve missed a few Saturdays. It’s hard to keep up, trust me!!!

Well, this Saturday Sweets is brought to you BIRTHDAY CAKE STYLE.

I baked up a cake for my Grandma’s 83rd birthday. My Grandma is awesome. So the work that went into this cake was well worth it! I got the recipe from…http://annies-eats.net/2010/10/12/yellow-butter-cake-with-chocolate-frosting/. So chocolately. So rich. So heavenly!

 

Happy birthday Grandma!!!

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Trees are wonderful. I love them so much! Really, I do. I love the way they change based on the season, and in Michigan, they really change. They can be full of vibrant colors, bare, leafy green, small, BIG! I love the way trees line neighborhood streets, like each one was placed so perfectly.

I went to Silver beach the other weekend, in the little town of St. Joe, and found some trees there… of all places!

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Sweet, sweet summertime.

Picnic time with my love!

Little field of daises!

My beautiful best friends, while exploring the great outdoors!

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I want to tell you a story. It’s about a dream. Finding something good and true. Love.

It’s our story.

When Kevin and I met on a mission trip more than two years ago, I never would have thought to find my future husband. I was young (still am!) and not into dating seriously. Little did I know, God had something different in mind for me.

[Kevin and I in Mescalero, NM]

Fast forward to now… God has blessed my life with a beautiful, loving relationship. He has answered my prayers, calmed my fears, and has provided me one of life’s greatest gifts. The gift of love and someone to share life with. A couple weeks ago, my world was turned upside down, a distant dream turning into a reality. Kevin proposed to me, much to my delight!!! Even as I share this, reliving the joy of being able to say “YES! I want to spend the rest of my life with you!!!,” I cannot believe that it actually happened!

But it did happen! I have these pictures to remind me, the gorgeous ring on my finger to remind me, and of course the man who I cannot wait to marry to remind me. 🙂

Kevin, thank you for sharing life with me, loving me, and being my one and only. You are more than I ever dreamed of.

 

 

Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible- it cannot be seen or measured- yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession ever could. –Barbara De Angelis