Tuesday, May 31, 2011

15 pictures...

From March 1, 2010 to June 1, 2011...Can't believe our little princess is 15 months old already!
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The evening sun was perfect and the curls on these girls were oh so sweet as I snapped these shots at a neighborhood cookout a few weeks ago. Molly and Addison...your daddies better watch out!
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

lemon cake dreams...

I made this cake for a cookout celebrating my friend Steffany's birthday a few weekends ago. It was a Lemon box cake mix with butter cream icing...garnished with strawberries and mint from our garden!! It was really, really yummy!

Making this lemon cake gave me a glimpse of things to come very, very soon! That's right its time for my end of the school year, looking so forward to summer blog post! In 11 more school days and 2 work days I'll be at home chilaxin' with my little people. I feel so blessed to get a break every year to be with my kids, to hang with my friends...to slow down and hopefully rest!

When not resting I hope to be spending my time...baking (already tagging recipes in cookbooks,) swimming/ sunning at the pool, gardening, teaching (hope to work with Ollie some each day with basic reading skills,) exercising (yes, I said it...I need to pump it up,) taking pictures of my kids and friends kids (new born babies are plentiful in my hood) and sewing (yes I have a machine and I want to figure out its odds and ends!)

Sound ambitous...maybe...but until then I'll just hang onto my lemon cake dreams!
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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's official...

Sarah Claire is now a walking machine!!!! So cute!!
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Monday, May 9, 2011

garden tour...

We've loved having something to get our "hands dirty" in lately!!!

Here's what's growing: strawberries, sweet mint, sweet potatoes, sunflowers, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuce and basil. Not pictured but growing...zinnias. Also pictured our "adopt a pet" we call her/him "Oso." It's our neighbor's cat and she usually come and gardens with us most nights. A super sweet kitty, Sarah Claire even says: cat-cat, when she sees Oso!

The happy gardeners...

The silly girl...who's brother put the water spout in the dirt and then she decided to lick it...a lot!
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Easter bunny...

Matt was cutting the grass last week and he found this tiny little guy in our yard. We loved on him for a while, then put in a blue Tupperware. Ollie gave him some snacks, of course. He was a cute little guy or girl...so fun! Should also mention that the same night he found a black snake...it's sitting the red cooler on the table, no pics of that...it was an adventurous night!
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pics...not again, Picasa!

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Matt and I celebrated his birthday together 2 weekends ago in Wintergreen, VA.

This is what a ski resort looks like without snow...shout out to Matt's Aunt Becky who hooked us up with a great deal on a place!

We headed to the local farmer's market...oh how I love a good farmer's market on a Saturday morning.

There was this really cool old guy who made homemade wooden crafts...like the walking man.

And some pickin' of course.

And tons of delicious homemade goodies to be sampled and bought! We ventured into Charlottesville for a lunch and even made it to Monticello for a bit. It was good to get away with the birthday boy!