Saturday, July 11, 2009

From August... To Forever...

Not quite the photo I wished, but how often may one sit a table with one pair of engaged friends and view the other framed by the first?
Oh, if I were any happier or more excited, I believe I'd burst!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Garden Hopes

Waaaaay back on Memorial Day, our dear friends the Plumleys came for a few days and graciously taught helped us to plant our over 2,000 square foot garden. Many hands made light work, and before we knew it, we had completed our task (hopefully, gardening parties will become a tradition...) ! Our free time was filled with watching BBC's 1970's version of Sense and Sensibility, fellowshipping, and a marvelous hike.

Thank you dear friends, our lovely garden is growing well, producing squash, zucchini, and much leafy vegatables. We're rather fond of it.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Independence Day!!!!

[It] will be the most memorable epoch in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.

~ John Adams on celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence to his wife Abigail ~