Friday, July 30, 2010

what have I been reading?

I haven't posted a finished book because there haven't been any finished books around here.  dang.  We recently learned that most county libraries charge for late books.  Our last library in Gainesville forgave the fee once the book was returned.  Needless to say we were never in any rush.  So after paying a few bucks for some outstanding books I have not made it back to check anymore out until I am sure I have the time to read them.

But for now I am reading a book that was on my own shelf.  It is a biography written about Dawson Trotman, the founder of the Navigators, the interdenominational Christ-centered organization that John and I work for.  Daws is one of the most detailed accounts written about the start of the international organization and the man who was behind it all.  It is extremely interesting to me because it is part of my heritage now too!  And this man is a man of faith and discipline, things I can certainly grow in.  If you like biographies, I think Dawson is enough of a one-of-a-kind character to interest you!  Dawson Trotman believed God for big things, and took Him at His word, then invited people to do the same.  Other less lengthly books are The Navigator and Living Legacy.

Friday, July 23, 2010

berra pickin'

So I have had a dream the past few years to go pick something at a local farm.  Apples, berries, who knows.  This past weekend my dreams were realized in Tennessee.  We went to the Apple and Berry Farm that David and Pamela had been to before.  This is the map they used to show us where were were headed.  Cardboard.

The Fellas are gathering energy for the picking about to commence

Blueberries were first.  We could have picked all day long there were so many.

next was the blackberries.  These were a little harder, and this is where I think I got my 20 bug bites on my legs.

and finally, peach pickin.  which was not really fruitful. literally. figuratively. But John made up for it with his good looks.

All in all each couple took home about 5 lbs of Blueberries, 5 lbs of blackberries, a few green peaches, a fresh fruit slush and a smile!

Now for a peach blueberry blackberry pie.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Smoky Mountain Time

We are back from a glorious weekend with David and Pamela.  We went putt-putting, sangria swirling, waterparking . . . twice . . . good ol' Dollywooding, berry picking from a local farm (pictures of that adventure coming) and for sushi at a sweet spot in Knoville.  Thanks friends!  John did not make it for the photo because he was chatty cathy on the phone. woops.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

we have been enjoying the beach and our new home so much I have been neglecting to post.  
But heres to the beach and heading to Tennessee tomorrow.  To see these fine folk . . .

and these special people . . .

I . . . just . . . cannot . . . wait . . .

Friday, July 02, 2010

the 4th

the forecast for this holiday weekend is rain, rain and more rain.  which doesn't sound very celebratory, but when you live in Florida, it is!  Bring on the clouds and slightly cooler weather.  we will enjoy this weekend on our porch (with our new-to-us patio furniture, pics to come)  with some watermelon, corn on the cob and maybe even a blueberry pie!    Happy celebrations to you all!