I'm starting a tradition of talking about Important Matters before I get to the pictures. Or at least I did it last week & I'm doing it this week.
First – I PASSED MY NOTARY EXAM!! I know – I'm as shocked as you are. I love how they worded the letter: "I will cause the successful application blanks to be signed…" What if the application blanks were unsuccessful?
Next – we went to North Carolina on Wednesday to see our families. We just got back yesterday & I am completely & totally behind on reading blogs. You will most likely not be getting comments from me this week (if you do get a comment it's because I FORGOT THAT I DON'T HAVE TIME). You will find this almost as shocking as me passing the notary exam – I had to actually work today instead of reading blogs. Apparently when you're out for three days (plus a holiday) work accumulates. Who knew? This is why there aren't any cute frames this week. Corners had to be cut. Sorry!
OK – now onto the pictures for the week.
Sunday, May 23rd
On Sunday I went to a multi-church gathering to watch three of our own be confirmed by the Bishop into the Episcopal Church. It was quite a dealio – LOTS of people from different churches were confirmed, & there was one baptism (the cutest little baby – I wish I had gotten a picture. As a former Southern Baptist I'm still not totally comfortable with infant baptism, but I enjoy the ceremony).
Here's the weekly tomato update. Aren't they getting big? You should see them now (but you have to wait until next week – sorry).
Tuesday, May 25th
Wednesday, May 26th
North Carolina knows how to treat its medians – poppies! It's one of my VERY favorite sights in the spring.
Thursday, May 27th
Thursday we took so many pictures that I had a very difficult time choosing. The only thing that made my task easier was that I decided to do separate blog posts about our activities. Here's a sneak preview of one of them – we visited the butterfly exhibit at the Science Center.
Daddy found a black snake taunting his dogs (from the other side of the fence of course). It caused much excitement, as you might imagine.
Here is Amy working on some bread dough. You can tell she enjoys her task. Which reminds me, we totally forgot to bring any bread back with us. For shame!
Friday, May 28th
On Friday I wandered around the "farm" & took some random shots. My one of the four leaf clover I found didn't turn out. Darn. Here is daddy on his Gravely (it's his baby).
His new composter…
Which he needs for this garden! Here you can see their garlic (which I thought was short corn), some viney thing (Beans? Okra? Tomatoes? Help me out here people!), lettuce (I ate some for breakfast yesterday – lettuce, strawberries, hardboiled egg, rotisserie chicken, pecans – it was pretty yummy), rhubarb and in the background their blueberries. We're going back later in the summer so we can participate in eating some more of the great stuff!
Saturday, May 29th
On Saturday I went with Dr. M to visit his mother in the nursing home. She is going great – we're so pleased with all the progress she's made since her accident last year at the end of April. Aren't they a cute couple?
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