Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Around Town | Congaree & Penn

This weekend we decided to try something new and go to the you-pick Muscadine grape event at Congaree & Penn Farms. We were not sure what to expect, but we decided to make the drive to NW Jax and check it out. I am SO glad that we did! We were welcomed by the kindest people who cared a lot about the farm and were so knowledgeable about what was being grown and the land. We picked our basket of grapes, rode on a hay rack ride farm tour, talked to some random folks and played a little corn hole. The atmosphere was just laid back and nice. And Lou & KoKo loved grape-picking.

I know we are planning to go back in the fall for their you-pick pumpkin day and we will be keeping a look-out for other upcoming events as well.


Check out this lovely dining + event space.


Corn hole


Thank you to the people at Congaree & Penn for the beautiful day!


Mama Sally

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dusting off the Blog


It has been so long! The last post I can see is when we had our first foster placement and that now seems like it was so long ago. Since then we have had another placement of two sweet girls come and go and we have also done a few rounds of respite foster care (basically keep a foster child for a few days or a week while their foster parent takes a break or goes on a business trip or whatever else). If you follow along on Instagram you saw a lot of glimpses of what we were up to with our last placement. We miss them dearly but we feel confident that where they are is a really really great place for them.

For now, we are on a foster parent break. We have a few things we are working on that we can’t reveal quite yet, but it would be really exciting for our family. We will let you know what is happening next : )

In the mean time, here is some summer eye candy because we all know that Mama Sally is better at the pictures than at the words. : )

Backyard tree frogs


Amelia Island ice cream & Sea World


Lou turns 7 in epic rainbow unicorn fashion


4th of July- A few days before we said goodbye to these precious babies.


Mango flowers with friends : )


Mama drove to Texas


Whew! School started for Lou this week and KoKo starts preschool soon. I hope your summer was also full of memories!


Mama Sally