Monday, June 14, 2010

Signs of Life

Nate decided that he would try his hand at a raised garden this year. It's been a lot of fun building the boxes, getting the soil, deciding what to plant, sowing the seed, watering, fertilizing, weeding, and leaving the growth to God. We are pleased to announce that we are now seeing the fruit of our labor! (Or should I say vegetables and herbs!).

Here's a few pictures.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A Surprise Visit

We were blessed to spend some time this week with Nate's aunt Laura and his Grandmother. They were in Franklin visiting one of Anne's (Nate's Grandmother) old friends from Cleveland, MS, who had recently moved to the area. We are so glad they called to visit with us too!

Friday, June 04, 2010

Beach 2010 (Day 4)

We're glad to report that Fort Morgan is still oil free. The same cannot be said for Perdido Key, Orange Beach, Pensacola, and many other places in AL and FL. As we were eating dinner tonight, we met folk from all over Orange Beach who have witnessed tar balls on the beach. We are thankful the oil has held off this long on Fort Morgan, but we know it won't be that way for long.

Today started off rough--bad weather in every direction. The wind was so bad that we witnessed tents and umbrellas take to flight all over the beach! It was quite a sight. Thankfully, after a rough start, it faired off quickly and turned into a beautiful day.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Beach 2010 (Day 3)

Our beach trip continues. Though it started off rainy, with a spectacular lightening display, it ended up beautiful. A number of you have wondered if we've seen any oil. Well, we are glad to report that we are oil free so far. But if the news reports are right, it appears we may not be as fortunate in the days to come. They are forecasting oil to come ashore in our area late tonight or tomorrow. So... We'll see.

Until then, all is well on Fort Morgan!

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Beach 2010 (Day 2)

We enjoyed another good day on the beach. It was a special day for me, because it was my birthday! Everyone made it special for me. They took me out to eat and bought me a delicious "chocolate volcano cheesecake." It was some-kind-of rich!