Tuesday, June 28, 2016

It Goes Too Quickly

I love these people more then I can say.  They are all getting so big.  Declan is losing his "babyness" and looking like a little boy.  Fiona is such a little lady (spunky - the lady who can keep up with you!).  Chandler is growing and maturing.  Claire is only a few inches shorter then me and such a little mother!

We are so blessed to have created these beautiful people. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Sunday, June 19, 2016

The Scottish Festival

Yesterday was the Scottish Festival!  It's my husband's favorite town festival.

We saw the parade ...


We also stopped by the Franklin Gem Museum.  Claire got to cut open a geode and Fiona found a special seat!

Then we headed down the street and the older three got their face painted - for free!  (Best part for Mom! lol)




It was a great family day. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Wedding Cake Entirely Made of Fruit

This has been an insane few weeks, but as of Saturday evening my baby sister is married!

The wedding was stunning and genuine and full of love.  My mom and I made all the food (for 120 guests!) and we worked our butts off, but it was so worth it and came out so well.  We had many willing helpers - my sister and her new husband have a wonderful, sweet group of friends - and even with some last minute snafus it all came together beautifully.

The bride and groom during their first dance.  Isn't my sister gorgeous?
But I do have to say that of everything we made I was the most proud of the cake.  My sister has multiple food allergies that include (among many other things) most grains and sugar. So Mom and I created - using her cutting skills and my design - a wedding cake entirely made out of fresh fruit.
The Aiken Wedding "Cake"!
A cake the bride could actually eat! The base is 4 watermelons shaped very carefully. (Two on the bottom layer and one on each other layer.)  It is covered in blueberries, pineapple rings, and strawberries and topped with a pile of raspberries. We surrounded it with a bed of grapes.  I had a picture in my head as soon as they announced their engagement and it happily came out just as I envisioned.  It was a labor of love and my sister is so worth it!

All in all, it was a wonderful day and I know their marriage will be even better.  Congratulations you two!