We've spent some time at Plum Island at John's parents house. They're doing some remodeling including adding 2 decks (besides upgrading their first one). One is a roof top deck and the view is incredible!
|Looking to the west south-west|
Of course there's been sun tea:
And some very pretty flowers!
|Purple and White (Anyone know these?)|
Our group went geo-caching....
|There was a tupper-ware in the crags of the rocks....|
Which is really great for the pretty hikes you get to go on...
|Path through arched trees|
I crocheted my first hat! I felt inclined to go to my pastor's daughter's baby shower and thought it would make a pretty decent gift. Cheers for youtube.com tutorials!
|John models the fab hat|
I made cupcakes!.......No trust me, it was a dumb idea. It was probably the warmest day of the year yet and so humid and muggy. Not only do you not want to be turning your oven on for 30 minutes, but you also don't want to be creaming sugar, beating eggs, whisking flour OR whipping whites and boiling sugar water for buttercream. At least the butter softened fast...
Not to mention these
Katiecakes, and made the buttercream from Joy of Cooking with lots of alterations. I kind of preferred them without the buttercream, though. The earl grey flavour was delicate but really good and the buttercream sort of stole the show. But they were still yummy. Also, the recipe is in metric, which really throws me, but you can use this handy calculator for translating it into American measurements.
We also went to Old Songs Fest, but that deserves its own post; coming soon!