Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sunburn Twins

Me and Emma
Here is my wonderful, niece Emma and me after a long day walking in 80 degree weather (without sunscreen!) at the Liberty Antique Festival. We ate BBQ, home made ice cream, kettle corn and had old-fashioned lemonade. It was the perfect day, not a cloud in the sky and antiques on every corner. I stopped along the way to chat with Louis, a big standard poodle with diamond collar and his owner, the lady from Morehead City with the best nautical booth and anyone else who cared to talk. I also found a second edition of Jane Eyre that I can't wait to read.

Why was the day perfect? Because I was in the beautiful great outdoors with someone that I love more than life itself, my adorable and fabulous Emma. She makes being an aunt one of life's best moments.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Home Sweet Home

No truer words were ever spoken - "Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home." I am feeling sentimental today and will share some pictures taken during a recent visit at my parent's home in Mt. Airy, North Carolina, home of Andy Griffith.

I can feel the weight of the world lift from my shoulders when I am in the country, where all is quiet and at peace with the world. Thomas Wolfe was wrong. You can go home again.