Sunday, August 20, 2017
Family selfie from a lovely vantage point at the Confederate Breastworks sign we have always seen but never stopped to visit, aka Fort Edward Johnson. Amity doesn't love twisty mountain passes, so we stopped to stretch our legs, restore our equilibrium and enjoy the .5 mile interpretive trail. And while it looks like this picture might have been taken on a sound stage with a wilderness backdrop, I assure you were there IRL.
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
While I was away at work, Amity and Wes harvested this beautiful crop of cucumbers. One might posit there's no way we could possibly eat so many cucumbers (there were just as many to be picked a few days later) but one would be wrong. Our household is a bottomless pit of cucumber consumption! We're really enjoying our garden this summer - Amity's become a great helper. Looking forward to our first tomatoes and peppers nest week.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Monday, June 26, 2017
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Very long story short, the retaining wall between our house and the next door neighbors has been crumbling since we moved in nearly 11 years ago. The disrepair finally hit a critical level, and coupled with our privacy fence also literally falling to pieces, we've done a bit of renovation in the yard. As such, we now have some beautiful beds for gardening - the above scarlet rummer beans and Carmen peppers are new this year, but the blueberry has been a faithful produce for many years. It is actually a cluster of 4 bushes that need to be thinned and spread out, but that's work for later. For now, we enjoy watching our food grow, harvesting it, eating it and sharing it!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
The traditional last day of school photo this year features only Amity, as Zara was on a plane to visit Marmee in Austin, and I didn't think to capture her actual last day. Ooops. That's ok. Imagine this photo contains a rising seventh grader as well, and know that Amity both had an amazingly magical first grade year is excited for second grade, too.