One of the best things about the summer to me is all the fresh vegetables that are in season. I think vine-ripe, homegrown tomatoes are probably one of my favorite things in the world! They are something completely different than what you get in a grocery store. I don't think they taste alike at all really. And, unfortunately, you can only get the good kind of tomatoes during the summer from someone's garden. So...today when I woke up, I was really wanting to get some of those yummy tomatoes and a few other things that I love like corn on the cob and some peaches. So Steve and I picked up Ashley and headed to the North Carolina Regional Farmer's Market. I had never been there before and had heard alot about it. It was so much fun and it had every delicious thing you could think of there!
Here is Ashley with the flowers we bought...
I got some corn and tomatoes and blackberries that were HUGE!!
I made a BLT for lunch and tomorrow I think I am going to make a homemade blackberry pie.
This afternoon the heat continued, so we decided to go to the pool for a few hours. It was fun, but seriously we had to pretty much get in every five minutes just to be able to take the heat!
Tonight we got to do something really special. My youth pastor from high school, Ken Dibble, was in town, so we went over to my brother's house for kind of a reunion/cookout. Here I am with my brother, Blake...
Ken was even in our wedding, but we haven't seen him in probably 25 years!
Here he is with Blake and Angie...
He was such a good youth pastor for us and played a big role in our lives. He was really young at the time and he would play basketball with the guys and come eat lunch at school with us and he just took a lot of time to talk to us and be a good role model for us. So tonight was really fun! Our youth group was really big, but this get-together was kind of last minute, so only a few of us could come.
While we were talking and hanging out, we had the South Carolina vs. Clemson baseball game on because if USC won tonight, they got to go to the College World Series. And they won!!! Woohoo!! We are pretty excited at our house! Go Gamecocks!