Forward - From the Heartland of Carolina

This is a continuing story of the journey Forward shared by 2 people, Lynne and Tom. Both love to LIVE life to it's fullest, which currently means spending lots of time outdoors, working on various projects from gardens to patios, flowers to vegetables, sunrises and sunsets, birds and woodland critters, and spending time with family. Don't forget to check the monthly archives, and please feel free to leave us a comment so we know you stopped by.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Fall is officially here

has been for several days now. The other night Tom and I had our first firepit evening in what seems forever but it was so peaceful out there - crisp cool night and a good fire and a GAC concert. What a perfect evening..

About a week ago Tom and I did something that neither of us have ever done before. We went to a plant swap that was put together by several of the people that post to the Carolina garden forum that we both post at. It was so much fun and we came home with a variety of plants and most important new friends. This is done twice a year so in the spring we will go again but we will be more prepared with a better variety of our own plants to swap. As for our personal gardens - the fall veggie garden is really coming along. The transplants are taking off and I am getting lettuce greens everyday now.

OK everyone - I have been working on this blog for two days now - guess there was a reason I couldn't wrap it up - had some FANTASTIC news this morning - we are now grandparents again. yep - Kevin and Jenn had their baby at 6:54 am - 6 lbs 3ozs - her name is Celeste Gwendolynne Smith. She decided to come 3 weeks early and caught us all off guard especially Kevin and Jenn but all is well - all three survived a hectic couple of hours. I just know that Kevins daddy is smiling down from heaven and saying "Ya done good son!!" Tom and I are elated - spent the afternoon with them all taking turns holding her. She is PERFECT in every way. She spent a long time studying her Grammie - just a lookin and lookin. I can just bet she was thinking 'this lady is going to spoil me and so is that guy standing with her'. Tom is going to make a wonderful grandaddy - he is beaming from ear to ear. There will be pictures posted a little later so please come back and check out the latest addition to the family.

The grandsons are doing GREAT - all of them are settling into school and seem to enjoy their classes. John started kindergarten this year so this is a whole new experience for him. Brad and Andrew are both in football and enjoying it immensly. Mom is doing very well. All in all life continues to be great here in the "Heartland"

~~he who plants a seed - believes in tomorrow~~