July 2, 2012


Frederick was blessed on Sunday and it was beautiful. My parents came into town for the occasion (and they're staying until the 4th - yay!) along with David's parents and sisters, my brother and his wife from Laguna Beach, my cousins from Del Mar and a few of my dearest friends. David gave Frederick a beautiful blessing - Fritz and Will are so blessed to have him as their papa.
After church we snapped a few photos. I felt kind of guilty because we did absolutely nothing for William's blessing. Like, seriously not even a family picture. And I went a little overboard with this one. Oh well. William, if you're reading this one day - we really do love you!
with my parents and David's parents
I'm really loving summer entertaining on our covered back patio. Our house is really small so it's nice to have this outdoor space when we have such lovely summer weather. I served yogurt parfaits with the best coconut granola, awesome ham and cheese sliders, beet, goat cheese and honey-balsamic salad, fruit and my mother-in-law made delicious banana cream pie tarts. It was delicious!
Yes, I stamped Fritz's initials on the cutlery, hand painted a banner, dipped baby food jars in paint and several other silly crafty things but at the end of the day, it turned out really cute and I was happy. So whatever.
my brother and sister-in-law, holding a wiggly Fritz
beautiful friends - Meg, Stephanie and Ashley
I'm so grateful for all my friends and family for coming to celebrate. We're a really blessed family!


  1. Congratulations on your son's Blessing!
    You look very happy, Lizzy, beautiful family-pictures!
    I think you all feel blessed having two beautiful boys, grandsons, nephews. They are cute!
    Greetings, Judith

  2. What beautiful photos. Your food looks delish ~ and your decorations so colorful, cute and fun :)

  3. You are a master entertainer! and so beautiful.

  4. you already know how i feel about this... but seriously, it was perfect.

  5. I wish I had the talent to put together such lovely parties. Is there anyway your mother in law would share her recipe for the banana cream tarts? They look yummy!

  6. 1. You look amazing!!!
    2. The food looks delicious
    3. Fritz is just too cute for words
    4. I wish I was there!

  7. Oh, yum! It's blog posts like these that make me wish I had the time and creative know-how that you do for cooking. Also, you are so beautiful, Elizabeth! I wish I was as photogenic as you! ;)

  8. So so so sad I missed this!!! It all looks absolutely amazing!!! (dumb wedding hair taking my fun away) you really know how to throw a party! Little fritz is so loved!!

  9. you blow me away! everything looks perfect and i'm so glad the day went well. things like this make me really miss you and wish that we lived closer ;o(

  10. Gosh Elizabeth, this party was beautiful!


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