Good Monday morning! Welcome to a new week and a brand new month! I hope your weekend was everything your hoped it would be and more. Before I recap our weekend, I must wish a Happy Birthday to Christopher, my Peyton's awesome husband, who recently turned twenty-five. Christopher is everything a mom could hope for in a son-in-law, or SIL, as I call him. He is an answer to her prayers and makes my girl so very happy. He is also the BEST handyman, fixer-of-things, and water filter replacer around. Peyton made homemade cinnamon rolls to celebrate Christopher with us. And they were delicious.
Now, the weekend. It was jam-packed with family, food, and fun. Friday, Madison and Nicolas invited us to a cozy dinner on their beautiful deck. Madison made an amazing pasta dish and served it with zucchini. Then we visited and played a super fun game, in which the men
beat seemed to get much easier questions than we did. We finished the evening with a fantastic peach blueberry crumb pie made by Madison. It was a lovely evening all around.
Saturday, we went to mass, and then Steve and I were treated to dinner by one of our dear friends, Linda. Flynn went home from mass with Peyton and Chris for an evening full of ping-pong, homemade pizza, movies, and ice cream, followed by a sleepover! Steve and I had the best night at home with his sister Sally and her husband, Greg! We went for a long boat ride and visited. Then we sat around the fire outside by the lake, and Madison, Nicolas, Rhett, and Kyrstin joined us. We had the best time, talking, laughing, and eating roasted treats. Sally is one of the best human beings I will ever know. She has the biggest heart and is someone I feel so comfortable around. Her husband is also an awesome guy, and I am not just saying that because he reads here. : )
Sunday was a wonderful summer day! I took a nap. It was great. The kids played volleyball on the beach, and then Steve took them tubing. Peyton and Chris stopped in for a visit too! After tubing, we enjoyed dinner on the deck. Madison helped me prepare some chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes, and fresh fruit. Summer at its finest.
Before I wrap this up, I want to share a few of the Netflix documentaries I have watched and would recommend. I had a few requests after my last post, so here we go!
Netflix Documentaries I Recommend
Meltdown Three Mile Island - A 1979 plant malfunction causes a radiation leak
D. B. Cooper: Where Are You?! - A 1971 skyjacker parachutes from a plane after demanding cash
American Murder - The Family Next Door - The story of The Watts family murders
Challenger: The Final Flight - Perspective about the 1986 Space Shuttle Disaster
Shania Twain - Not Just A Girl - A look at the amazing singer and her path to stardom. (I haven't yet watched it, but I can't wait!)
Do you have any to add? I am always looking for good documentaries to watch! Well, thanks for sticking around to the end. This was a long one! Have a cozy Monday, my friends. And Happy August!