Now, on to the weekend! Friday night we are celebrating my dear friend Heather's birthday! We are having dinner and then Peyton is making Heather's choice for dessert...Strawberry Shortcake Bars. Steve found some beautiful strawberries, so they should be delicious!
Saturday will be a busy day around here...Steve will (hopefully) be mowing outside, and we will be organizing and sorting and packing for our trip on Sunday! More on that later. Then we have late afternoon Mass, followed by a quick and easy dinner...sloppy joes?...and a little Father's Day celebration for Steve with gifts and his choice of dessert...Scotcharoos! Then more packing and an early bedtime. Or a Lifetime movie and a later bedtime!
Sunday we are heading out on our annual family vacation! This year we are going on a cruise, and are very excited to spend some time together making sunny memories, eating too much food, swimming in crystal clear waters, snorkeling in said waters...some...reading books under a beach umbrella...me...and simply being together. All six of us. Plus our favorite Danish boyfriend, who is meeting us on the ship! Shoutout to my sister and her hubby and my mom who are staying here taking care of my puppies and my house. : )
I will not be around here in Blogland next week, my friends. I will return with memories and photos to share, and will be looking forward to catching up with all of you. Before I go, let's take a look at the past week in our country home...
Me and my girl...
A quick selfie before Mass last weekend...
And some beautiful flowers Marian brought me.
Because she said they made her happy. : )
We are enjoying mornings on the porch with coffee, tea, and puppies...
After my little Flynn enjoys her favorite new breakfast!
Run to your nearest Walmart, folks!
Mornings are my favorite.
And this is why.
My Madison and my Mother...
At our coffee date at the cutest little cafe downtown.
I opted for a raspberry smoothie.
Since it was about 1000 degrees.
And lastly, I took a little Jeep ride all by myself to visit my dad for Father's Day.
These were his favorite snacks, so I took some along for myself while I sat and talked and laughed and cried. I know some people may think this is odd...
But I actually enjoy spending time in cemeteries.
There is something about the peace and serenity and knowledge that these people were just like me at one time.
They lived and worked and celebrated Christmas and Halloween.
They birthed babies and buried loved ones.
They laughed and cried and took walks on summer days.
And then they passed.
But they should not be forgotten.
Because they lived.
Just like us.
Have a wonderful. cozy, summer week, my friends.
I look forward to visiting with you when I return.
Thanks so much for visiting!
I am always glad you do. : )