Saturday, May 14, 2011

Time Lapse

 The lovely La Diva Cucina once commented that "Life trumps blogging" and that is exactly what happened around here this week. We were pulled in all directions here at PFHQ as Emma graduated from USF officially last Saturday ... and of course, Mother's Day roared in the very next day like a comet on an annual orbit.

And then there is work,work, work.  MAJOR changes are a foot there. More details to come.
Let's focus on Emma a little bit more ...
 Mrs. FC made a massive Key Lime Cake  with all Emma's graduating girl buddies mentioned in fondant stars. We hauled it down to Tampa for a post graduation multi-family celebration in the back room of Whiskey Joe's restaurant on Tampa Bay.
 Emmortalized in icing.
 Emma relaxing in post graduation gown picture taking glow. Big sis Katie is in the background.
 I did find just a little backyard time to add a cypress raft to the turtle tank in the garden. The turtle pictured is one of the babies I hatched back in '06. There are two of them in the tank and they are as tame as puppies.
The blueberry crop is just about to kick in to full scale ripening. The early bush has been keeping us busy, but now the other heavily laden bushes are blushing into blueness. Soon it will be hard to just keep up with the blue avalanche, but somehow, we always manage to do so.

I've started cobblestoning my peanut butter sandwiches with them ... like you might do with banana slices.

Now, I must go.
It's still Mother's Day around here since we could not get home last weekend to celebrate Mom.
Today is her day and Bear needs a bath before we head over.

Have a great weekend ... I will do better next week.


threecollie said...

Congrats and best wishes to everyone! What a fabulous cake! I had never heard of key lime cake, but am a fan of the pie. I will never forget my late grandmother's first trip to your wonderful state and how she came home with a recipe, which of course she baked for us. Yowsa!

Sayre said...

We had a crazy busy weekend last weekend too - it's hard to blog when you're going every which-way! Congrats to Emma on her graduation and to Mrs FC for coming up with such an awesome cake to commemorate the occasion.

Love your "puppies"!

kathy a. said...

congratulations, emma!

Anonymous said...

Hi FC,

Congratulations to Emma. I can state for a fact that that cake is awesome!!!

Hope that Mrs FC and your mom had great Mother's Days!


Anonymous said...

Congrats to Emma, Happy Belated to Mrs. FC, hello to Katie and Jr. and I think we already know part of the big changes coming your way? We miss ya'll but it won't be long now!

Island Rider said...

Congrats to Emma! Life trumps blogging indeed. We are working on some changes here as well. Hope to have time to blog soon.

Miz S said...

I'm verrrrry curious about the changes to which you allude.

Mrs. FC makes pretty cakes AND pretty babies.

Congrats to your girly! Another one launched into the world.

debbie said...

Sounds like life is good, busy, but good. Enjoy the blueberries.

Rick said...

Congrats to Emma. Wow where did the years go seems like she just graduated high school.

Dani said...

Such wonderful kids you got there FC!

Floridacracker said...

Thanks y'all!
They do clean up nice.

robin andrea said...

Time flies! I remember when Emma graduated from high school. What an incredible thing now to see her graduate from college. Congratulations to your beautiful Emma. Wishing her a fantastically bright future. (And tell Mrs. FC she bakes a great-looking cake!)

Dani said...

Yep, the Mrs. sure does know how to rock a cake.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

Forget the blueberries, I like cake! Congratulations by the way.