Thursday, June 5, 2014

Hello Summer!
















Ahhhhhh time to take a deep breath, unwind, get outside, work in the garden, be barefoot, visit the farmer's market, late evenings on the patio…Hello Summer!

Megan and I wrapped up another school year last week and it felt oh so good. We celebrated by going to the first Utica Square Thursday night concert. We got a great shady spot in the grass under the trees, sipped on vino and nibbled on cheese, bruschetta etc. while listening to the fun band called Mid Life Crisis. We were interrupted for about 10 minutes by a summer rain shower and although our food and blankets got a little soggy- it was a great time! 

Just a couple weeks ago the girls got up early one Saturday morning and drove out to Thunderbird Berry Farm and picked strawberries! This was our first time to pick the strawberries at the farm and they were so tiny but soooo delicious and juicy. It was Marlowe's first berry picking experience- she enjoyed it so much that she fell asleep in her mama's arms. We got home and made Mom's Grandma Redfern's recipe for strawberry preserves and we are pretty sure we would have made Mildred proud- so sweet!

Everything is beginning to bloom and grow in our gardens and my belly! :) I just began my 2nd trimester and am beginning to feel a little better and have some more energy and appetite! We have enjoyed radishes and lots of lettuce from Mom's garden and both of our garden's tomatoes, flower seeds, and basil are growing so fast! Always rewarding to see what you plant and take care of grow and begin to bloom. We have begun our weekly Saturday morning visits to the Cherry Street Farmer's Market. It's so good to be back- see what each vendor brings each week, what flowers will be for sale, listen to the live music, and sit out on the coffee store corner patio and enjoy our breakfast that we pick up along the way as we walk down the market. 

Marlowe is so much fun right now- at 4 1/2 months she is really growing and those luscious rolls are all over her legs and arms- love it! She is smiling, 'talking' to us, rolling onto her back, blowing bubbles from her mouth, and she has really begun to love being outdoors. She likes to look at the pool, waterfall and watch Nestle swim. 

Summer you are so sweet- it's so glad to see you!