Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Visit from the Georgia side of the family!

Levi, Jenny and Sydney came for a visit the week before Sydney started school. It was a fun filled week. We packed quite a few things in, but found some time to relax too.

We went to St. Michaels on the Eastern Shore in Maryland. It was a nice picturesque town on the Chesapeake Bay. We had crab cakes and they were quite delish!We also did Gettysburg with them. They have such a nice new museum there.We also went to Hershey Park one day. It was quite a HOT day but we managed to have fun :o)

Our blackberries were still on and needed to be picked so we made some more blackberry syrup with the help of Sydney and Jenny. Of course we had french toast in the morning with raspberries, blackberry syrup and whip cream....can I just say YUM!!
Bonus.....Levi mowed the lawn for me! I LOVE this new mower...everyone wants to ride it!
Did you say you wanted to ride it too?? Come on over =D (just look at how fast it moves! It's a blurrrr!) Levi even helped with a few of Gordon's 'To Do' list things! Thanks Levi!!

We even made it to an Orioles game. They lost unfortunately!

Visits with Bryan

We made a couple visits to Bryan and Melissa's last time to finally meet little miss Katie and the next to see Katie blessed. We had good times both times.

Here I am first meeting Katie....doesn't she look happy to see me?What do I do with her now??

We went blueberry picking with them. Boy were there some BIG blueberries on those bushes! It was a bit of a hot day so of course we had to go for ice cream when we were done :o)
The girls went for a swim after naps....I wanted to get in with them it was so hot!

Before church on Sunday...

The baby blessing visit we went to a Sun Flower Maze! The shape of the maze this year is that of a bee!

We let the little girls pick the path for us to go.....we finally had to make an executive decision and take charge or else we would still be in there going around in circles! Even they got tired!! (this is the bee's stinger in the maze!)

Gordon got some great sunflower and bee shots. There were bees all over those sunflowers!
They kept hives at this sunflower farm. They offered honey for sale but we didn't buy any for we had a bunch in our trunk of our own honey!! We may need to plant more sunflowers in the garden in the future for our little bees :-)

The girls were quite entertaining like usual!
The girls LOVE playing with Grandpa Gordon! They were happy to see me but were asking "Where's Grandpa Gordon?" as they were peering around me!!

I hope Bryan and Melissa's camera got better shots than our camera did...our pictures turned out blurry.

We had wonderful trips both times!

Phillip's Visit

Phillip, Lisa and the kids made a trip in a life time to visit us!!!! We were soooo excited for them to come for a visit. We did so many fun things while they were here.

We first went to Gettysburg...
And then we did a couple days of Washington DC...
Whitney outside of one of the Smithsonians...Phillip outside the Supreme Court
Phillip and Kevin showed up at our door one day after their visit to Baltimore with these.... =D
We had a nice bbq the last evening they were here. (Actually looking closer at the pictures we had pizza this night!!) We had such a good time with them. Wish they lived closer!

It was a greeeeeaaaaaat time!!!!