Monday, June 21, 2010

Berry Pickin'

Yesterday David and I went berry picking on some trails in Lynchburg.  We found tons of wild raspberries and even a few blackberries!  After 5 miles of walking, sweating, itching, and getting all scratched up by the thorns we managed to get back with a feeling of accomplishment and having enjoyed a full afternoon together. We ended up freezing 5 Ziploc bags of the berries for future desserts. :) Yum! I love the simple things about marriage- the friend part. Having my husband as my best friend is one of the most enjoyable things on earth. 

Here are some other pictures from around the house- I've been learning to play the piano (slowly), and David and I have been learning a few songs to play and sing together for the fun of it.

I've still been working on setting up the house, and finally got my little office area to look decent. I also hung up the giant fish David caught when he was only 11.  It's mounted on a board that says "Playing Hookie" on it. He missed school that day to go fishing with his Pop... guess that was a good idea that day! 

After talking about wanting to own a grill for months, David learned of a special going on at Walmart: $50 gift card to Walmart with the purchase of any grill.  The cheapest grill was $90, so we only ended up paying $40 for this little gas sucker!  32 Burger Capacity!!! Ha ha just ask David! We were both pretty excited (especially now that we have pounds upon pounds of beef in our freezer in the basement from the cow we bought with his family).

We also planted a garden together this spring!  I planted some gladiolus bulbs in the front yard and they ended up blooming beautifully!  In the back we planted yellow squash, zucchini squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, shallots, beans, turnips, hot peppers, basil, and garlic. It's our first time, so we'll see how much fruit we get out of all the labor! David seems to have much more of a green thumb than I do.

Well, that's it for now, folks! Tomorrow we will be driving back down to the great state of Georgia where David will lead a worship camp for kids who want to learn to lead worship.  We're going the Atlanta Aquarium, so I can't wait to post pictures of that! 

Have a great Monday afternoon friends and family!


  1. Loving your chatty's nice to see your everyday life, Rachel. Love the pictures of the fav! (wonder why?!)

    Keep the posts coming!

    p.s. got your message from the other night...someone HAS to invent a transporter for those emergency situations! And, I can't for the life of me remember what we had for dinner that night! Maybe it was pizza? Not sure!

    OH! and did you hear that we "ran in to" your parents at the beach the other night? What a gift from the Lord!! SO COOL!

  2. I love this blog Rachel! It will be fun to look back on you first years of marriage! :)