Good morning my friends! How was your weekend? I hope it was everything you hoped for and then some. We had a wonderful weekend here filled with family, food, fun, and a few cozy naps thrown in for good measure. Friday evening Peyton and Chris came for Fish Fry. After dinner, we played a really fun game called Worst Case Scenario. I will link it Here. Then we enjoyed the treat Peyton brought...homemade cinnamon rolls! Delicious!
Saturday afternoon, Flynn and I had a wonderful visit with my mom. We took dinner to her...McDonald's! She was so happy! Although she enjoyed the fries and the hamburger, she loved the chocolate milkshake the most!!! After we ate, I went through her closet and drawers and pulled out some of her winter items to make room for some new, bright spring things I had brought. My mom has always loved playing cards, so Flynn brought a deck of cards, and we played Go Fish and War. Mom did great and was so happy! I had a moment as she and Flynn were playing, where I realized once again how amazing the circle of life is. It seems it was only yesterday that Mom played card games with a toddler Flynn, fresh from a bubble bath and in cozy jammies, helping her with numbers and counting.
On that note, I am sharing a photo of the wall in our dining room. I may have shared it before, but I recently completed it with a few final photos I just had framed. These photos are no longer in albums or boxes. They are hanging in our home, reminding us of the people who came before us. These people lived and loved and celebrated all the special and ordinary days we do now. My great-grandfather as a young man from Italy, and then years later, with his wife. My grandmother as a little girl with a bow in her hair much like the one my Flynn wore, my daddy as a little boy with the same black hair, and another on the day he married my mom. My mom as a smiling little girl with a birthday cake holding four candles. Steve's father as a young serviceman, and his mother as a beautiful young bride. When we gather around our dining room table, we look to these people who years ago did the same and are reminded that we too are links in the chain in this blessed thing called life.
Have a wonderful Monday, my friends.
Thanks for stopping in!
And continued prayers for the brave and suffering people of Ukraine.