July 7, 2017

Weekend Plans

Welcome to the weekend, my friends. A July weekend. And for us, a quiet one. Friday we are planning a simple meal of chicken on the grill and corn on the cob. Saturday we have Mass and then dinner out at one of our favorite places for appetizers and peanut butter pie. Do you ever do that? Just order appetizers and dessert? Or are we even weirder than I thought? Sunday I'm thinking of resurrecting our Sunday Brunch...waffles, eggs, toast, fruit, and sausage perhaps? Then later, the majority of the house is heading to the city to see Ed Sheeran in concert. Flynn and I are staying back for some "Just you and me" time. And that is what we are up to this weekend in our country home. But first, here are a few photos of the past week...

Steve agreed to a selfie on our way to our anniversary dinner last weekend...
Twenty-six years ago we wouldn't have imagined taking a picture on a phone in our car!

Like I mentioned...
We enjoyed appetizers and the BEST peanut butter pie.

We had some visitors in our backyard...

A mommy...

And her baby.
( Photographs courtesy of Flynn. )

Here is my baby...
Helping paint Rhett's room.
Yep. His room was neon green.
His choice...as a seven year old.
Now...it is a muted grey/slate color.
And I love it.
Shout out to Marian for doing all the taping and some painting too!

Because. Puppies.

And my newest afternoon treat.
I love my afternoon coffee.
Now, I am loving this Mocha Iced Coffee!
Sooo good!

Afternoons on the porch with both my Mochas.
Summer is good.

How will you be spending your summer weekend, my friends?
Enjoy it with your people.
And thanks for stopping by!


  1. When I was in college, my girlfriends and I would go "desserting" going to multiple restaurants and just ordering desserts. Love the special Flynn and Mom time! We have a waffle party every two weeks and my kids LOVE it. Enjoy your Mochas and family time friend!

  2. Happy Anniversary. Sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned. We love to go for apps and dessert, so no you're not weird. LOL

  3. Taping is the worst part of painting! Marian is a true friend indeed! I love a good mocha so I'm going to have to give that one a try!

  4. What a yummy treat. I like the idea of appetizers and desserts! Your little Mocha is so cute. Enjoy your weekend. Ours is gonna be hot.

  5. The gray paint must be very welcome after the green.
    Our son, wife and 3 young grands are coming this weekend ♥️

  6. Yes! We have ordered appetizers and dessert before.
    Also, that peanut butter pie looks like a slice of heaven. Yummo.
    And so does the coffee.
    Well, now I need pie and coffee

  7. Yes, summer is so so so good. I feel that ahhh in your blog right now. That sink into summer feeling. I feel it here too and am so grateful. I love Flynn painting (and the pictures she took of the deer) Happy anniversary to you both! I love that picture of you!

  8. Happy Friday and Happy Anniversary!!
    I have had that iced mocha before and it's wonderful!
    Enjoy your weekend..

  9. Oh my goodness! That pie!!!! So glad to hear you and Steve went out to celebrate. That is such a good picture of you two.
    How about that Flynn working hard painting? Good for her.
    I clicked on that coffee link. I must go get me some of that. Enjoy your weekend.
    Oh, and PS. I know I didn't comment on your cruise post, but don't think I have forgotten about the 80's contest you took part in. I want details, my friend!! Wish I could have been there, whatever it is you were doing :)

  10. Always enjoy hearing your week's activities and what the weekend will bring. Hope it is everything you want it to be....you and Flynn will have lots of fun I am sure.

  11. There are a lot of things we never dreamed of 26 years ago! We've been married 31 now. Hard to believe we have a 26 year old! Congratulations! Yes, we've gone out just for appetizers before. Sometimes they're yummier than the meal. They're usually so filling, you cannot order them with a meal, too, or there will be too much food!

    Mocha is one of the cutest little dogs I've ever seen! What kind is she? I seem to remember Maltese and Yorkie?

    Happy weekend!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  12. Sounds like a wonderful weekend planned.

  13. We often go to Denny's and order a bunch of appetizers.

  14. My name is actually Sherry. We follow each other on twitter.

  15. Ordering appetizers and dessert is a wonderful idea. We rarely order dessert because we are stuffed by the end of the meal. There have been so many changes in the last 26 years. My daughter recently asked what new things we has seen in our life. I stated with microwaves and the VCR. When she said what is a VCR I felt really old. :) Your weekend sounds wonderful...enjoy!

  16. I volunteered 8 hours today helping to set up for our VBA next week and will attend a 4 hour VBA meeting on Sunday. I'm looking forward to a relaxing Saturday!

  17. {{Big, Big Smiles}}}---a very happy Anniversary to you. smiles

  18. I could live off of appetizers and desserts! That pie looked amazing! Happy anniversary to you and Steve! Looks like you had a great night out. Also, what time is brunch? On my way over.... ♥ Happy Weekend, my friend! xx

  19. Happy Anniversary! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! We did some projects outside and just enjoyed chilling afterwards.

  20. Happy Anniversary to you and your wonderful husband! Steven and I will be celebrating our 16th anniversary next month. 26 years...that is awesome! That pie looked so good!!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Hugs to you. Juli

  21. Wishing you a very late happy Anniversary


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