Good Monday morning, my friends! I hope you had a lovely weekend. We certainly did here in Pennsylvania. Typical for March, our weather was slightly undecided about which season it preferred. Saturday was beautiful. Warmer and sunny, with a few random showers here and there. Sunday was cold and rainy, and did I mention cold?
Friday evening, Peyton picked Flynn up, and she spent the night with her and Chris! She had such a good time. Peyton made shrimp tacos, and they played games, watched a movie, had pancakes for breakfast, went to mass, and out to dinner.
My Peyton and my Flynn.
Saturday morning, Steve and I had a breakfast date at Perkins, and then we visited with my mom. We arrived while they were doing their morning exercises. It was so nice to see her interacting and enjoying herself! We had a nice, long visit with her, talking and laughing. Every moment I spend with her reminds me of how very blessed my life has been because she has been with me every step of the way.
Sunday brought a special visit with one of the most amazing families I have ever met. This wonderful Blogging world brought Kathleen and me together, first through comments, then through texting, and eventually in real life. We have met a few times through the years, and I am so thankful for the beautiful friendship our families have formed. They were in our part of the woods this weekend, and Kathleen asked if we were available to meet for lunch. We were free, and if we weren't, we would have become free, so we met at a restaurant and picked up where we left off as if no time had passed. We talked and laughed and vowed to get together again. Thank you, Kathleen, for a great visit!
The whole bunch of us! We were only missing their oldest, at college, and Peyton and Chris, who don't get up before noon on Sundays. : )
Last week, my Rhett saw his favorite basketball player, James Harden, who now plays for the Philadelphia 76'ers. They played in Cleveland, and Steve, Nicolas, Rhett, and Kyrstin went to see the game. I was so happy for Rhett! He is a huge fan and had a great time. Rhett is such an amazing son, and I am so thankful for him every day. He is doing wonderfully at work with Steve and is a great brother to all his sisters, especially Flynn. He is an amazing boyfriend to his lovely girlfriend and a blessing to me every single day.
Leaving you with a picture Flynn took while Madison was driving her home one night last week. The lake is thawed, the days are longer, and the sunsets stunning. Happy spring, my friends!
Have a cozy day.
Beautiful pictures. So glad you were able to catch up with a friend. Sounds like you had a lovely week!!ReplyDelete
What a wonderful weekend! How nice to see friends and family! Happy Monday!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos...wishing you a lovely week, my friend.ReplyDelete
Loving these longer days!!!!ReplyDelete
I love when blogging brings people from behind a screen to a real friendship - so special!
What a perfect weekend! Kathleen and Bill are so nice! Wonderful you were able to meet up. Love that!!! Isn't blogging so special?! : ) Happy all is well with everyone. Love the pictures! Have a great week! Miss you!! xxReplyDelete
I've met up with a couple of blogging friends through the years. Both times, it felt like we knew each other so well, it really is a special feeling. So nice to see photos of your beautiful familyReplyDelete
Gorgeous sky picture! I am drawn to the sky, sunrises and sunsets or even a blue sky with puffy white clouds. You are blessed to have your Mom and I know she looks forward to your visit! I love it that your blog families met for lunch and enjoyed some time together. Blog friends become real friends:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!ReplyDelete
Sounds like a perfect weekend! Lovely pictures of your family as always. The days being longer is so nice and we've had some pretty sunsets here also. Hope you have a good week!ReplyDelete
It's so fun turning a blog friend into an "in the flesh" friend! What a joy that your whole families enjoy time together.ReplyDelete
I can definitely relate to how you feel about your mom. So many people our age (though I am older than you) have already lost both parents. To have even one still is a huge blessing. I actually have both my parents still---they will be 82 and 85 in May---and they are in very good health. But I never want to take that for granted, just as I know you don't. We enjoy every day with them that we can, because we don't know when a day will be the last.
What an awesome weekend you had! How wonderful that you got to spend time with friend you met through blogging. Even more wonderful that your families have become friends too!ReplyDelete
Glad you had such a wonderful weekend. And such beautiful sky pictures in this post! Hope you have a wonderful week as well!ReplyDelete
So glad you had such a fun weekend! How nice to meet up with your blog friend and her family for lunch. Such a great picture of all of you! And I'm happy to hear your mom is doing well and you and Steve were able a have a nice visit with her. That's so special and she sounds like an amazing woman. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Sounds like an amazing weekend. So glad that you were ale to get together with a blogging friend, looks like such a fun get together. Amazing sunset, so beautiful.ReplyDelete
Hello dear Friend!ReplyDelete
Loved all of the catch up. It's so beautiful how your kiddos are such friends with each other. And how wonderful to get time with such treasured friends. 😊 Rhett sure seems like a wonderful guy and I'm so happy he got to go watch a hero play! I hope you have a very blessed week ahead. xo
Oh this sounds like a wonderful weekend, wonderful small town life. This made me feel good today in a scary world.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful weekend with beautiful pictures to match. Hope you have an equally lovely week. See you again soon.ReplyDelete
It sounds like a wonderful weekend. You have a beautiful family, Billie Jo.ReplyDelete
Happy spring! X
Isn't it the best when friends pick up as if no time has passed at all? Looks like a great outing for all of you! MaryReplyDelete
Flynn's photo is just gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I love you line that you were available and even if you weren't you would be. That sums up what friendship is all about!
How fun!! I miss bloggy meetups, I'm glad you two kept in touch :)ReplyDelete
Lovely time you had out with a blogger friend! I enjoy meeting mine as well but not done it since I drove to Spokane with Phil to be with Betsy and Dennis. We had a warm day today, almost 70 degrees! I love to sunset photo! I was able to see the waning moon Sunday evening from back door. The large arborvitaes are gone but small ones will take over eventually, in our neighbor's area. Have a good week!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful sunset Flynn took. She should keep on photographing wonderful things in nature. That's such a pretty picture you took over the lake also. That's really a cute picture of Rhett and his girl, and I'm glad he is such a good son. Mothers seem to have a special relationship with their sons. My son is my best friend, and he has always accepted his Mom's funky ways. The shrimp tacos Peyton made sound delicious. That picture of her and Flynn is so special. Peyton seems very down to earth, and I always drool over the goodies she bakes.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful March week, Billie Jo. It went by so fast, and now we're headed into Spring. I know how much you love Fall. I do as well, and I just bought some pumpkin muffins, couldn't resist. ; )
How fun! so happy for you.ReplyDelete