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Aunt Suzanne Baked the Cake for Niece Grace’s Graduation Party

Lehigh Cake (6)Steve and I attended a fun high school graduation party Saturday night. The cake was something to see.  And eat!

Graduate Grace’s Aunt Suzanne baked and decorated this elaborate and tasty creation. Made with a whole lot of love!!

The bottom half was Anniversary Cake, vanilla cake made with buttermilk.   The top layer a homemade chocolate cake.  Then seedless raspberry preserves in between the layers,  topped with rich chocolate buttercream icing. Lehigh was spelled out in white rolled fondant lettering, cut with an x-acto knife.

Not only did it look good but it tasted delicious.  Aunt Suzanne said the Anniversary Cake called for almond extract but you could use vanilla or lemon zest to flavor it.

Happy High School Graduation Grace and all the best as your start your college life at Lehigh

and great job on the cake, Aunt Suzanne!

Lehigh Cake

 

 

 

 

table decorations

 

Tiny jelly  and mason jars with candles and raffia bows around the rims of the jars and summer flower centerpieces

 

 

GoldenDoodle

 

Mookie the Golden Doodle loves all the attention

Party at night

Getting Dark Outside

Graduation Party

Backyard conversation

 

 


Front Porch Ambient Light Portrait- Godmother/Goddaughter

Taking photos of people on the front porch is the nicest light.  Not too much, not too little. Like Baby Bear- it’s just right!

No squinting from the midday sun either (but there really wasn’t any full sun this weekend, due to some thick cloud cover and rain, rain, rain)

Was out visiting in Columbus and getting ready to go home.  Matty and Maura and I were in a separate car from the rest of the family due to schedules and timing.  We swung by Laura and James’ house to see their freshly decorated tree that a few hours earlier had been tied on the roof of their car.  I took a Christmas photo of them in their living room so had the camera out as we headed back to the car.  “Quick” Laura said. “Godmother, goddaughter shot!” Pressed once and it shot two in quick succession.

And that is how the Front Porch Ambient Light Portrait got taken on Sunday afternoon before I headed back to Pittsburgh to start a new school week.

Godmother and Goddaughter Front Porch Potrait


Aunt Linda and Uncle Frank

You remember Uncle Frank and his vintage cars? Aunt Linda and the making of the nut rolls?

Today is Aunt Linda’s birthday and thought I’d surprise her with a birthday greeting on the blog with a photo of the two of them.

 

I’m still vacationing in Ohio with the family so went into the archives for today’s post.

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

Maura and Aunt Laura (otherwise known as Lala to her nieces and nephews) working together on a game or a photo on Laura’s phone.

Dictionary.com defines together - (tuh-geth-er) adverb-

#2  proximity, closeness or collision

#3  into or in relationship, association, business or agreement

#4  to consider collectively

And 99 fellow bloggers have posted their Weekly Photo Challenge: Together photographs.

So many different interpretations for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Together

  1. Orchids, Bromeliads, and Epiphytes « Spirit Lights The Way
  2. Weekly Photo Challenge – Together | Chittle Chattle
  3. Weekly Photo Challenge – Together | Just Snaps
  4. Weekly Photo Challenge: TOGETHER « Ink.
  5. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Pathfinder: MotherWifeStudentWorker
  6. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  7. Together « Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  8. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « My Daily Posts by Flynn
  9. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Wind Against Current
  10. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « A year in the Life
  11. Un abrazo de luna llena | La mandrola de la Mandraka
  12. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together – USA « Wanderlustress
  13. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Alice through the Macro Lens
  14. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Fenland Photos
  15. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Form Your Troika
  16. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « AbstractUnknownBoy
  17. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Creativity Aroused
  18. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « acieartikulasi
  19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together – Mostly inspirational chit-chat
  20. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Sin Polaris
  21. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Mike Hardisty Photography
  22. Together | Pseu’s Blog
  23. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The Urge To Wander
  24. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Janet’s Craft
  25. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Cee’s Life Photography Blog
  26. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Colour Me Happy
  27. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Monochrome
  28. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « 3rdculturechildren
  29. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Because
  30. Weekly Photo Challenge – together « The potato blog
  31. Weekly Photo Challenge – Together | Wanderings of an Elusive Mind
  32. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | colderweather
  33. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Just Fletcher
  34. Shadowy X’s & O’s | Four Deer Oak
  35. Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Together | An Uneducated Palate
  36. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | mothergrogan
  37. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « a hectic life
  38. Weekly Photo Challenge : Together « Mystiic
  39. Weekly photo challenge: Together « The (Urban-Wildlife) Interface
  40. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The Incredible Lightness of Seeing
  41. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE : TOGETHER. « 2012 – ON THE BENCH
  42. The More We Get “Together” – the Happier We’ll Be! «
  43. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | The Environmental Rhi-source
  44. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Rhianna’s Guide to Ethical Eating
  45. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together! Sagra del Tordo, Montalcino « Our Italian Table
  46. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Even A Girl Like Me
  47. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Reflections in a Puddle
  48. Weekly Photo Challenge – Together « Tacts Blog
  49. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Jaajaabor
  50. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Ingset’s Blog
  51. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « e-Shibin
  52. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Heart Renovation
  53. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Chronicles of Illusions
  54. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Efrata Denny Saputra Yunus
  55. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « scrapydo
  56. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The Sacred Cave
  57. Weekly Photo Challenge : Together | Twogether « Thoughts Unrestricted
  58. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Lonely Travelog
  59. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « R Shad
  60. Weekly Photo Challenge : Together « The if’s and when’s
  61. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together… | Mirth and Motivation
  62. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The Sacred Cave
  63. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | heartfelt images
  64. Weekly photo challenge: Together « Connie’s World
  65. Weekly photo challenge: Together « Connie’s World
  66. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The Poet Stefan
  67. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together (2) « Fenland Photos
  68. Together (Weekly Photo Challenge) « Cardinal Guzman
  69. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « The World According to Me…
  70. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Misk Cooks
  71. Weekly Photo Challenge: Journey Together | Junior Highschoolers’ Journey | Blog Kemaren Siang
  72. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « « Wilderness Escapades Wilderness Escapades
  73. Can You Spot The Strange~Her? « Spirit Lights The Way
  74. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together «
  75. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together | Blog Kemaren Siang
  76. crossing « yi-ching lin photography
  77. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « rondomtaliedraai
  78. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together #2 « My Sardinian Life | La Mia Vita Sarda
  79. Weekly Photo Challenges – Sun & Together – Just a lil’ lost…
  80. WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: TOGETHER « Francine In Retirement
  81. Weekly Photo Challenge: TOGETHER (The Ducks at Firwood Lake) « Pictures in living color
  82. Weekly Photo Challenge “Together” | Campanulla Della Anna
  83. [1: 631 of 10,000] Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « It Takes 10K
  84. Weekly Photo Challenge : Together « BananaRunning
  85. Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Together | holistic complications
  86. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Heart’s Home
  87. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Chris Donner, Mystery Writer
  88. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « blastedgoat
  89. What We Can Do Together « Simply Charming
  90. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « bukaningrat ™
  91. Weekly photo challenge: Together | The Eco and the Id
  92. Weekly photo challenge: Together | Where’s my backpack?
  93. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Clever Blogs
  94. doughnut sundae « yi-ching lin photography
  95. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together… | The Blog Farm – A Growing Blog Community
  96. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « Fi’s Mutterings & Mumblings
  97. Weekly Photo Challenge – Together | The Retiring Sort
  98. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together Again « Misk Cooks
  99. Weekly Photo Challenge: Together « John Mullinax’s Blog


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