Friday, May 30, 2008

Spring Soccer...

From this (at his big brother's soccer games, 2003) to this:
to this in 2008!
Wow...time flies.


I can't believe I didn't blog about graduation!!!! Mr. Bigstuff, DS2, graduated from Kindergarten last week. He is so excited to be a 1st grader now, though he has said repeatedly he didn't want to leave Kindergarten. Oh sweetie, I don't want you to leave either.

I am a farmer...

Oh yes, I am! I may not be a "farmer" in the traditional sense but I do what I can. These are shots of my tomato plants - all 5 of them! Yes, they are on our back deck. Why, on the deck? You ask? Well, if you look past the railing on our deck you will see that we have a completely wooded back yard and I guarantee our neighbors wouldn't appreciate us tilling up a garden plot in the front yard - not to mention that would probably knock us right out of the running for "YAHD of the Month"!
See my bitty 'maters!!!
It is so tempting to yank these off the vine and fry them up now...I love fried, green tomatoes!
One of my 3 pepper plants (2 Jalapenos & 1 giant banana pepper plant)
One of my 2 pots of cucumbers that will climb right up the railing.
Nothing better than stepping out of the kitchen door to do harvesting!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Do you like my new look?

Do you like my new blog look? I love it!!! I am so excited and pleased about the sweet, talented lady who did it for me as well. Ya'll go over and look at her site She does a fantabulous job and just manages to "get it right"! Thanks Miz Shabbee Chick!!!

Monday, May 26, 2008

A lovely wedding...

This past weekend we attended a wedding. I must say it was one of those wonderful events where no detail was overlooked. I possibly made a huge mistake by allowing my 16 year old daughter to attend because I could see her "happily ever after" taking shape with this event as the basis!

The wedding was held where DD attended preschool, which is a gorgeous church in downtown Clemson, SC The reception was held at the Madren Center on the campus of Clemson University and the shores of Lake Hartwell in the Owen Pavilion // . The reception began just as the sun was slipping down to set over the lake which gave everything a wonderful glow.

I don't know that the weather could have been a more perfect back drop.
Lovely, cake...all white with their monogram!

The pathway to the lake was lined with beautiful blue glass lanterns...lovely.

DD and her young man

Entry to the Pavilion!
I love the monogram in the center of this wreath along wtih the hand painted monograms on the cabinets behind!
One of the bridal portraits, the bride was so cute just sitting on these steps.
Don't you love the way the white fabric is draped?

Memorial Day...

Today, I hope you will take the time to say a prayer of thankfulness for the blessings of this nation and the countless men and women who have gone before us and the brave protectors of our country who are still sacrificing today. If you have the opportunity look one of these American Heros (and their families) in the eye please tell them Thank YOU.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Another formal...

Yes, it is that time of the year! DD attended the Jr./Sr. Celebration Formal this past weekend. This one was a bit different because she wasn't just going with a "friend"; this time it was a full-fledged boyfriend. They have been dating (yes, actually going out together alone...gulp) for 2-1/2 months. He is really a nice young man and we like him as much as you can anyone who comes to take your little girl away...hmmm? My baby girl!
Pretty in Pink
DD and her taller than average Beau!

me and my girl!
DD, her beau & her bestest
Do you think she needed a step-stool?

DD and her bestest

At least HER eyes were open!
Aren't they sweet?

WhooHoo....I am back!

Yes, I have been away; but leave it to blogland buddies to give me something to write about. I just happened to read over at Buford Betty's ( ) about a new, yummy frozen yogurt place called Tutti Fruitti ( that opened up locally, so I just had to give it a whirl. IT was so, so yummy! DS#2 and I stopped by on Saturday after a Chuck E. Cheese Birthday party to unwind (if you have ever spent a Saturday morning at a Chuck E. Cheese party you know what I mean!!!!!!!). Anyway, he and I stopped to try out this newly recommended place and were not disappointed. It was self serve with 6 or 7 different flavors of yogurt with tons of fresh (and candy) toppings. DS#@ tried a little of every flavor and topped with fresh blackberries, pineapple and gummy bears. His favorite was the pineapple flavored yogurt. I had raspberry topped with chocolate chips and fresh coconut. You pay by the ounce and at 35 cents an ounce we had a huge treat for under $5. Tutti Fruitti will be seeing more of me, for sure!