Well Happy Monday to All! This past weekend I spent time in some other northwoods having a family reunion. My Aunt owns my Grandma's old house and it's on a lake in the middle of the northwoods a little south of us. We try to gather once a summer there like we used to do when my Gram was still alive. It's a big old house (9 kids were raised there) and I have the best memories there! It's such a great weekend of aunts, uncles, cousins, games, swimming, food, laughs and fun! We got in some family soccer, ladder ball, porch board games, pontoon rides, and BBQ. It was wonderful and so hard to leave everyone!
THE WEATHER OUTSIDE IS:
A little cooler weather has arrived, but I'm not complaining. In the upper 80's gets a bit warm for me. So I love weather like today...low 70's with nice breeze and partly cloudy. Just lovely! Supposed to be like this all week too.
ON THE BREAKFAST PLATE THIS MORNING:
We had strawberry scones and coffee. Yummy! Annie and her cousin that slept over had milk - and maybe some peanut butter toast too.
AS I LOOK OUTSIDE MY WINDOW:
I'm actually sitting outside on my patio table with my MIL while we visit and she throws the ball for Ruby now and then. The Girls (Annie and her cousin) are playiing out in the driveway riding bikes and scooters. The teenager sleeps (what's new) Lol!
RIGHT NOW I AM:
Listening to the wind rustle the leaves all around us on the hill. A crow was just being noisy off in the distance somewhere. The birds aren't singing away as loudly as they usually do. Maybe the crow chased them off? I just watered all of my flowers too.
AS I LOOK AROUND THE HOUSE:
I threw in another load of laundry from our recent trip before I came outside. The girls will need to pick up their sleepover messes pretty soon before we head out for a fun afternoon.
ON TODAY'S TO DO LIST:
Since my niece is over (& it's her birthday!) thought we'd go do some fun things. We made it back for soccer practice last night and my niece had her birthday on the weekend so Annie had to miss it. So her mom was cool and let her come home with Annie after soccer for a sleepover and to give her some presents. I think we'll head to the library, then go out to a restaurant for lunch and play on a playground that's nearby the restaurant. Then my niece will go with to Annie's piano lesson and get a front row seat! Then the girls have their first soccer game tonight and my SIL is bringing cupcakes to the game!
I recently got more fun end of summer magazines in the mail so catching up on those!
ON THE TV TODAY:
I don't know what's taped for sure as I'm still catching up from being gone all weekend.
ON THE MENU THIS WEEK:
I'm not sure but here's what I have in mind: TONIGHT - cheese ravioli (trying to be healthier and do kind of a meatless Monday thing) with garlic bread and salad. TUESDAY - cheddar bacon BBQ chicken, cheesy hashbrowns and veggies WEDNESDAY -annie's other soccer game so maybe grab Subway THURSDAY- BBQ meatballs I didn't make last week with baked potatoes and salad. We have Annie's final summer traveling hockey tourney this weekend. So at least get a few dinners to the in-law's.
WHAT I AM CREATING AT THE MOMENT:
Nothing new right now but a few ideas brewing for when life slows down and I get to concentrate more on my things. Is it bad that I'm kind of excited for back to school? More free "mommy time" is starting to sound better and better! Lol
NEW RECIPE I WANT TO TRY THIS WEEK:
Nothing really new as of yet - but menu may always change!
TIP OF THE WEEK:
When I'm traveling like last weekend and I know I'll have wet towels and swimming suits I like to bring extra plastic or garbage bags to throw them in. If I bring a big garbage bag it also works as a big dirty clothes bag that we can just keep adding to as the weekend goes on.
soccer games: cousin families playing each other (even us Mom's participated!)
pontoon heading to the dock for new passengers!
cousins swam all day long!
Me and my Gal
we even celebrated one of my cousin's daughter's birthday
PRAYER, INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE OR DEVOTIONAL:
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