Happy Friday: Volume 26

June Farms chickens and rooaster

Happy Friday: Volume 26 // A June Farms Wedding during peak leaf season, waiting for orders and a life update, and the best of the Internet.

Bridesmaid flowers at June Farms Hudson Valley New York

I’ve been inconsistent at best about my Friday emails and I am sorry. I’ve gotten a few emails and messages from readers asking if I was planning on bringing it back and I was flattered that they even noticed. 

I’m working on being more consistent and trying to get them written on Thursday. My husband is home on Fridays so we usually go on a day date. Sometimes we explore New England, go to a movie, or what we did today – a Target run and lunch. I know that this time together is a gift, so we are taking full advantage of the college work schedule. 

I shot the most gorgeous wedding last weekend in Upstate New York. I rarely get to shoot weddings because we haven’t lived anywhere long enough to market for them, but I had forgotten how much I love doing them. 

This wedding was special. The bride and groom were so relaxed and you could feel how much they love each other. Their families were incredibly kind and welcoming and honestly were some of the best dancers I’ve ever seen. And the venue was nothing short of perfection. Peak fall foliage on a gorgeous farm, does it get better than that? Probably not. It took me a few days to recover, but I loved being a part of it. 

veil shot june farms wedding

What else is new? William is having an incredible cross country season and it’s been so fun to watch his hard work pay off. Ava is playing soccer and while her team hasn’t put up a lot of Ws, they are nice girls that play very well together. Clay is living the dream and is outside all day every day on his skateboard with the kids from the neighborhood. Base living has its challenges, but the sheer number of children around here cannot be matched anywhere else. And it’s like living in the most gated community imaginable, they can’t get into too much trouble. 

Our puppy is gigantic and a handful, but we absolutely are in love with him. 

We are once again waiting for orders. Until we get them we are in a bit (a lot) of limbo. This assignment is only one year and we knew that going into it. The opportunity was something that we couldn’t say no to, but it means that we are 99% moving again this summer. 

As much as we have enjoyed this crazy life, we are getting a little exhausted by the constant roller coaster and ready to get off the ride. We have about 8 weeks until we know and it is Facebook official and until then we are essentially treading water. I’m okay with whatever the outcome is, I just am ready to settle down for a bit and make some plans. 

That’s it for this week. Have a great weekend!

cocktail hour june farms wedding

What Caught My Eye This Week //

Whoever thought of this way to care for the elderly is a thoughtful genius.

We are all confident idiots. YES.

This is a win/win.

“Addiction is only a symptom, it’s not the fundamental problem. The fundamental problem is trauma,” – a good article on the cause of addiction.

How to accidentally end up with a pretty clean house.

I’m a middle-aged woman. But so are a lot of other people.

I’m okay with being too generous.

This never will not make me happy.

Hacks for when you don’t have the elusive IG swipe up feature.

How to make video pins using Keynote.

Working on getting myself out of a creative rut, this is good advice.

This a good one -> The Dangers of Distracted Parenting.

I need to do this with my neighbors. Soup season is my favorite season.

Our next big purchase – pinning these for later.

I could have written this myself.

While I don’t love the phrase “self-care” I do love these ideas.

Pony Barn June Farms

What I’ve Been Reading //

The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup – This was my Book of the Month Club selection and I enjoyed it. It kept me guessing until the end and I didn’t see it coming.

Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center – I really enjoyed her last book and this one was a quick read. It was cute, but I didn’t like it as much as the last one.

the Pony Barn June Farms Wedding

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Karen Peterson

    so what does your hubby do? Maybe you can come to Alaska!!

    1. Bree Hester

      He’s a pilot, but 99% won’t be flying.

  2. Barb Gardner

    Glad your Friday e-mails are back! I really love your “What Caught My Eye This Week”.

    1. Bree Hester

      Thank you Barb!

  3. Christi in MA

    Gorgeous wedding photos!
    It’s been ages since I hosted a soup swap. Maybe I should bring that back this year.

    1. Bree Hester

      Thank you Christi! I think you should!

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