Sunday, September 10, 2017

Hillcrest Park

We got invited to attend a Magical Meet-Up sponsored by Hub City Kids. Boy did this make me want to go to Disney World again! Let's all hope and pray that Disney World and their employees keep safe during the hurricane this weekend.

I realized that I hadn't ever taken Jocelyn to Hillcrest park before! I actually haven't been since Jaina and Jayce were young and we would meet up there with our MOMS Club friends. The park is beautiful and we had a great time!

September has brought us cooler temps and we are loving it!

These two are trouble! I'm so glad they have been friends since 3K!

Friday, September 08, 2017

The Apple Farm

We live just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Western NC mountains where all the apple farms are located. Not sure why we waited this long to go! We went on Labor Day so it was super crowded. It may have been a little hot at noon as well. I think next year we'll try going a little bit later in the fall :)

The Blackberries were almost already picked, so they let us have any remnants for free! The kids had more fun picking berries than they did apples.

AppleJack had to come pick apples with us :)

We were a little bummed that we couldn't pick Honeycrisp, but next year we'll call the orchard first to find out what we can pick when.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Eclipse in Totality

Supposedly I saw a partial eclipse while living in Florida at the age of 7, but I have no memory of it like my husband does. So this "Eclipse Event" was pretty cool. What was even better was the Eclipse party invitation we got from our friends in Greenville since their house was in the path of totality.

Not gonna lie... it was really cool. Much better than I thought it would be. Pictures do not do it justice. The light was so odd... soft with harsh shadows. I couldn't figure out which WB setting to use and I had to change my ISO setting every few minutes.

I did not buy a special filter to use during the phases of the eclipse. I only took one picture during totality and that was good enough for me.

Jaina wasn't incredibly interested, but Jayce and Jocelyn really enjoyed it. Jocelyn asked if the sun could do it again tomorrow :)

(Sorry there are so many pictures of Jocelyn. She's the only kid that doesn't mind being followed with a camera.)

 Brian is making fun of Jocelyn and her Peace Sign pose that she always gives grandma!

And when it was over and the skies brightened again, Jocelyn said, "WOW! That was so cool!"

Couldn't agree more.