Hi everyone, my summer is flying by! How is it already almost mid-July? I know it’s been quiet here lately, but as you know my family and I were on vacation in North Carolina visiting family and friends. We rolled in just in time for the heat wave…..funny driving up from South Florida we left mild summer temperatures in the high 80′s for temps into the 100′s. We were also there for our annual 4th of July family reunion! It was SO great to see everyone!
My brother’s twins are now 20 months old….not only are they super adorable, but they are mobile and off to explore the world. My cousin from Nashville and his wife surprised us by visiting with their brand new 3 week old baby. We were all shocked and delighted they made the 8 hour drive!!
With vacations and family get togethers, I’m sure your summer has been busy as well. I’ve missed you all, and missed being here so it’s great to be back! I have so much to share….so many things waiting in the wings. I need to just jump on and chat more here….I’m pretty
addicted to active on Instagram, do you follow me there? Instagram is such a fun way to keep in touch with other bloggers and online foodie friends.
It’s always nice to be back in my kitchen after being out of town. Nothing like cleaning out the fridge, and stocking up with fresh fruits and veggies. Right? I know I couldn’t wait, and got right back into the swing of things pickling veggies, creating my first kale salad and making meringue. We’ve also had chicken taco salad, homemade pizza, plenty of omelettes and fruit salads. What are your current summer favorites?
Mount Airy is only 40 minutes from where I grew up, it was already planned for the day we found out Andy Griffith died. Sad news!! I grew up watching Andy Griffith, and was one of my favorite shows! My girls love it too!
My girls were in VBS last week (Vacation Bible School), and it was SO exciting because this was the first summer all 3 can attend. My 4 1/2 year old is thrilled to be included this year….last year she wanted to be dropped off too.
Visiting one of my oldest friends and neighbor growing up after the family reunion. She’s blessed with blackberry vines in her yard that her father maintains. Every summer we get to pick organic blackberries to our hearts content. We made blackberry jelly together. I grew up eating their homemade ice cream which my girls and hubby got to sample, and we went bowling together.
I signed my little one up for swim lessons, and have been looking at the rest of our summer plans. I love the spontaneity that comes with summer, don’t you? It’s been great keeping up with friends, and having flexibility in our schedule.
We went on a double date with my friend and her hubby and finally tried Noble’s Grille! We had an amazing lunch (farm to table restaurant) and then to Edward McKay’s used book store. See I found the foodie section, and scored some great books that had been on my list awhile!
What have you guys been up to? I can’t wait to hear about your summer so fill me in!