Friday, June 8, 2012

summer time with friends

Last night we enjoyed a little dinner party with some friends to celebrate summer. Heather and I were roommates at Clemson. All of our guys went to Furman together and play basketball & tennis together...lucky for us ladies, we really like each other too. We look forward to our hang out times during their tennis matches & basketball games...and any other time we can get together! 

We enjoyed some grilled chicken, grilled corn, and a yummy candied walnut salad that I found a recipe for on pinterest. Here's a link to it in case you are interested. We then had homemade strawberry ice cream to follow...our first time using our ice cream maker since we got it for our wedding 2 years ago. Better late than never. :) 

helpful hubbies setting up the table

Heather and I shucking some new obsession. not the actual shucking of it-but the end product of corn on the cob. :) 

Angela is due 5 days before me...we're kind of hoping our little ones come at the same time and put us next door to each other in the hospital. just maybe. 

manly men manning the grill :) 

...and appeasing us with a smile :) 

slightly blurry...but a picture of all of us

homemade strawberry ice cream...yum! 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

sibling love

Okay, so I wasn't actually present for this moment, but it was too incredibly precious that I wanted to make sure it got documented and never forgotten... :) 

I introduce to you Cayden and Caroline. Cayden is my 3 year old nephew and Caroline is my 2 month old niece. Up until recently, Cayden's coping mechanism for having a new baby sister was to completely ignore her existence. It appears as if things have changed though for the better. 

I got a message last night from my sister Kristen with this picture...

and a text that said that Cayden was playing with Caroline telling her, "This is a rake, this is a broom, this is a stick. We need to get you one! A pink rake, a pink broom, and a pink stick." ...and as if that wasn't sweet enough Kristen heard when she was in the other room Cayden asking Caroline if she'd be his best friend. That is just about too much for me to handle. Where he even got the idea to ask for a best friend, I don't know...but I like that he chose his little sister. sweet.sweet.sweet.