The first day we came to look at our house, we drove through the gate and my hubby spotted a beautiful, ripe blackberry on a bush off the driveway. He plucked the berry from the bush & popped it into his mouth, his eyes got really wide and he said it was the best blackberry he had ever tasted. We continued up the driveway and saw that the entire thing was lined with blackberry bushes. When we finally got to the top of the driveway we realized the entire fence on the other side of the property was also lined with blackberries...the back of the property...the front of the property...all covered in blackberries. 3 acres, lined almost completely with blackberries. Every year since we’ve been here, we carefully watch the cycle of these amazing plants. In the Fall, they cut loose and shake off their leaves. In the Winter, they slumber. In the Spring, they burst forth with new life, clusters of flowers adorning them & busy bees nuzzling the flowers. Now it’s Summer, and that means...they’re coming💜🖤
I didn't get a lot of pictures this weekend because I put my phone away and spent quality time with my family. What a weekend it was! Despite the heat, I had so much fun whether it was catching up with my cousins, organizing games or dishing up ice cream for all the kiddos. Such a blast! Thank you for everyone who pitched in and made this weekend happen! Already have tons of ideas for next year... #cornwellbradleyfamilyreunion2018#happygirl#ilovemyfamily#familytime#familytraditions
T R A D I T I O N S
Sunday night is movie 🎥🍿 night in our house. It has been since our oldest cared to watch movies. We all snuggle up on the couch eat popcorn and fruit for dinner and enjoy time together.
So many wins in this sweet tradition of ours:
The kids look forward to it each week ✔️
We don’t have to cook a traditional dinner ever on Sunday evenings ✔️ This is guaranteed family time ✔️ I love this and plan to keep it up forever!
What are some of your family traditions?
Three years ago my parents and siblings decided we would stop doing Christmas gifts for everyone and do a “Christmas in July” trip Instead. So we are currently headed to Possum Kingdom to soak up some sun and family time. My dad’s side of the family is full of family traditions, so this is just another one to add on that we can look forward to every year! We have added family members since last year, so new family and new memories. It’s going to be a fun week!
This time no fish hooks in anyone’s toes and no wasp stings to the face! The weather was beautiful and we all had a blast! Thanks again Sammy and Ellen!!!! Love you guys to the moon and back!!! @ellenkurstin @heavyhitterfishingcrew #familylove ❤️ #familytraditions#campinglopezlake#summertime
I just got back from two weeks with family in Montana, and one of the best things about being there is everyone cooking for each other. Gramma’s chicken and noodles, Uncle Stevie’s tacos, @lo_fedo’s killer banana pudding. I made this raspberry cherry pie (ras-cherry?) and while I’m still not sold on tapioca as a thickener, it was darn tasty, especially sharing it with my family.
That time when your Mama pays you a compliment that makes you ugly cry. 😭
What she may not realize is that without her, I would know nothing. Carrying on this tradition of canning and preserving is so deep seated in who I am, and I have her (and my Daddy and grandmothers too of course) to thank for that. I love you so very big, Mama!! Thanks for teaching me about all the sweet things this world has to offer.
‘All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.’ —Abraham Lincoln
View overlooking the Currituck Sound in Duck - on the southern end of the Outer Banks, North Carolina full of cute shops, a boardwalk and lots of donuts! Have you ever been to OBX? If so, what is your favorite town and why? #obxlife#summervacation