Friday, July 9, 2010

Mystery Plant


Something strange has popped up in our garden...

A special prize is available to the first person to guess correctly! Guesses can be submitted via email, text, or even as a comment on this post :)

Here are your only two hints:



July 4th, 2010

Happy 4th of July (a little late...)

We headed to Mom and Dad Smith's house for the weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

There was relaxation, fun, food, family, and many wonderful moments!

I may have mentioned this before, but I have the most precious niece ever...
Turns out, her new little brother is just as adorable! I was so glad I had the chance to snuggle and play over the weekend :)

I also took tons of pictures! SO, I thought it'd be kind of fun to share my top 6. I was going to do a top 5, but I just couldn't cut any of these from the list :)

Without further ado, I bring ....

#6 - Bradley, Muffin Baker

I *love* when my husband gets in the kitchen because I know good things are on the way! This time, it was blueberry muffins featuring OUR berries from last weekend :) They were DE-VINE! :)

#5 - Brad and Jenn, Roll Makers

I know this is very similar to the previous photo's theme, but I can't help it! Not only did I enjoy Brad's return to the kitchen, I *loved* seeing him and his sister bonding and enjoying time together :) With Jenn living so far away, I don't get enough opportunities like this one.

#4 - Macy, Splash Machine!

Well, you knew the Macy pics were coming, right? Here she is laughing out loud as her mom splashed in her pool! She's a big water fan, just like Wesley :)

#3 - Wesley, Giggle Maker

Speaking of Wesley, he was a complete ACE Cousin Extraordinaire! I was so proud of him and how he spent time with both Macy and Steven. Not many 9 year olds would be interested in a small baby or even a toddler, but Wes said he liked to "get to know little kids to figure out what makes them laugh!" Now he's a pro at entertaining both of his younger cousins :)

#2 - Macy, Heart Melter

This photo was dangerously close to being in the #1 spot as you can imagine. Macy was a complete doll in her patriotic dress and grinning ear to ear! I enjoyed the excuse to follow her around making her giggle :)

#1 -

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It was Grandmother Kay's birthday party and I think she enjoyed this gift.

I did, too.

Blueberry Pickin Time

Last Saturday, we went to pick more blueberries. It was picture-perfect weather and we had a wonderful time!

Wes and Brad were old pros, but this was my first trip - Wes enjoyed showing me around the picturesque rows of blueberries

In some places, massive clumps hung down like clusters of grapes! In other places, it was difficult to find any large, yummy blueberries.

When we chose our buckets, Wesley wanted to "make Pappaw jealous" by using a Coca-Cola bucket.

Then, he impressed us with how many blueberries he put into the bucket... TWICE!

I filled my bucket and left room to add Wes's berries to mine.

Same for Brad

After a productive morning, we strolled the grounds to see the rest of the gardens - I spotted my favorite plants right away :)

With so much to see, and so many delicious blueberry recipes available, I forsee a return trip before the end of the summer...
Yes, I'm sure we'll agree with everything we found on their sign: