Friday Morning at the Myers

Friday, September 4

Morning at the Myers (1)I went outside early Friday morning to see what was growing and blooming at Mark and Diane’s house in mid-coast Maine. The sky was clear – with only one noticeable cloud.

Morning at the Myers (3)This year Diane’s garden consists of buckets since buying a house and moving is in their 2015 plans.

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Morning at the Myers (6)What had been their garden in previous years is filled with interesting flowers and weeds.

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Morning at the Myers (8)The wooded area surrounding their previous garden is filled with a bamboo-type bush which is also flowering.

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Morning at the Myers (10)There are also flowers that Diane has planted and nurtured. Some will probably go with them when they move.

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Morning at the Myers (14)When I come inside, I noticed the sun glistening on several things in their kitchen and dining room.

Morning at the Myers (16)Vinegar and olive oil bottles in the center of their kitchen table.

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Morning at the Myers (18)Cookbooks

Morning at the Myers (19)Hannah has her own apartment, but came to the house to make breakfast and say hi to us.

Morning at the Myers (20)Bratwurst from Bisson Farms where she works. Oh, yum.

After breakfast Cerwin and I went to Thomas Point Beach (two miles away) to enjoy the first day of the bluegrass festival.

A Bridal Shower for Heather

Sunday Afternoon, May 17

Because we were visiting our family in Maine, I was honored to attend Heather Hade’s bridal shower – given by her family, church, and friends.

1 (1)Gifts were placed in the corner of the church fellowship hall after the church service, and by the time lunch was finished, other friends began arriving and more packages were added.

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1 (3)The serving tables were reset with items for the shower.

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1 (5)Heather, the bride-to-be (right),and Lydia laugh as they talk about the first game.

1 (6)Rachel and Heather work on answers.

1 (7)We were supposed to match Heather’s answers.

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1 (11)Heather’s mother, Tammy, explaining the game.

1 (12)Heather told us to not come up with traditional answers.

1 (13)Trying to think of non-traditional answers.

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1 (15)This was a ladies party. The men were visiting upstairs.

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1 (21)Finishing her list.

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1 (23)I love this!

It appears like she is writing her name in the provided spaces. 🙂

1 (24)The winner got to choose something from the gift basket.

1 (25)For the next game, we had to remember all these kitchen items.

1 (26)We could not take notes as Rachel called out each individual item.

1 (27)I didn’t even try to play this game. There were too many young minds in the room.

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1 (30)The winner.

1 (31)It appears by this picture that our granddaughter Lydia came in second.

1 (32)For the next game, we had to figure out what ingredient was in each of these jars.

1 (33)Each household item was white and included flour, sugar, 10x sugar, baking soda, cake mix, etc.

We were told to work on this game while Heather opened her gifts.

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1 (35)The children loved taking turns delivering the packages to Heather.

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1 (41)Trying to identify the contents in the jars.

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1 (44)Checking to see if shaking helped to identify the contents.

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1 (53)The winner of the white ingredient game.

1 (54)Second place

1 (55)Third place

2 (1)Some of Heather’s gifts.

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2 (5)What fun to be in Maine for her bridal shower.