Thursday, July 29, 2010

Blueberry Hill

We found our thrills, on Blueberry Hills... it was like being in the middle of an ocean of blue... SO awesome!  We drove up to Maine especially for berry picking!  First we stopped to pick up Bethany, and then we headed further north to Palermo, Maine.  We tried to find some place to buy berries, but weren't having much luck.  Then we spotted the field and saw just how blue it was... PERFECT!  So we stopped on the side of the road, and all got out to pick wild blueberries!
First let me say... Tye Dye is the BEST choice for blueberry picking!  Especially when Rach decided to sneak up on me and tried to hop on my back while I was trying to keep my balance!  Needless to say, I wish my SHORTS were tye dyed!! LOL...
It was really a wonderful day.  I think Rachel's favorite part was seeing Bethany... she loves her for sure!
So here are just a few more pictures from the day...


     Maine is just beautiful... and those were the best blueberries I've ever eaten...

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Independence Day

It's America's Birthday, so we are going to celebrate in style!  There is a terrific parade scheduled, and it goes right in front of Beth's house!  VERY convenient!  And then of course, there is the mandatory
BBQ to follow! 
What a nice day... VERY hot out, but the chairs were in the shade.  I felt bad for some of the marchers in the parade because they were in full uniforms!  UGH... But it was really great fun to see all the neat antique cars and the bagpipers, etc...
I'm pretty sure Rachel's favorite part was when the people in the cars were throwing candy out to all the kids watching the festivities!  She was very good about it and didn't run EVERY time, but she ended up with a nice little handful of Tootsie Rolls & Lollipops.  She was a happy camper!
And of course, she was THRILLED to see all the fire trucks from the various townships! After her firehouse trip last week, this was an added bonus!

After watching all the fun, it was time for a quick refreshing drink, and then off to play with Deb, the clown!  Oh BOY did she have fun with her!!!  Especially when she brought out her friend, the Sheepdog puppy puppet! (I have to admit, I can't remember the puppet puppy's name... bad me... )

The best part for me was getting to see some great friends that I hadn't seen in a very long time... "Aunt ZeeZee" came with her parents, and Kathleen & Rich brought the girls!  That was a REAL eye opener!  Kathy's middle child was my FLOWER GIRL!  But she's practically all grown up now! And the are BOTH gorgeous!  Well, Rach had a fun filled day, and when it was all said and done, it was time for a nice relaxing nap on the hammock... Thanks to Uncle Rich, who was MORE than happy to accomodate!

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We are the proud parents of a beautiful little girl. I have not stopped smiling since the moment they placed her in my arms. We adopted her Sept 2008 and it's been nothing but wonderful! She is the best reason to open my eyes every day! Currently living in SW Florida. I've also become a MAJOR Twilight junkie, so now I'm told I'm a TWI-MOM & I LOVE it!

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