The previous two weekends had been jam packed between Sarah's Surprise Sweet 16 and Mike's Graduation from college! So a 3 day weekend with no big committments felt sooooo good! Having perfect weather just made it that.much.better!
We FINALLY had a chance to get to some items on our long-neglected to-do list on Saturday! On Sunday, we went to Mass and had the whole day to just relax and spend time as a family before a cookout with my parents at night....and make desserts! An apple crisp, chocolate chip cheesecake, and a red, white, and blue Flag Cake were all created....and devoured by the end of Monday night at the cookouts we were invited to!
THE best feeling is on Sunday night of a long weekend when you know you get to spend another day together as a family on Monday!
On Monday, Jay and I took our younger half to a local parade. Our good friends happen to live on the parade route, and invited us to come watch! Family time AND time with friends...yes, please! It was a lot of fun!
|Luke...festive and excited!|
|Our awesome hosts, Phil and Colleen...and their cutie pie, Declan! (their youngest..for now;)|
I get to watch Declan a couple of days each week...he is such a good little guy!
We all love having him here!
|Kate and Luke|
|The kids ready and waiting!|
|Peter came with us...which is always an adventure! |
We are blessed to have so many friends that are so accepting of Peter!
|The Girl Scouts were throwing candy and Kate couldn't manage to snag any bc the older kids were so much quicker!|
One of the girls noticed what happened and came back and handed Kate a lollipop!
|This is how Colleen and I look most of the time!|
Keepers of the memories....avoiders of the camera.....
(I'm going to be in trouble for this shot!;)
|Ellie is very Patriotic...even with her eyes closed!|
|Daddy and his little girl!|
A little later on in the day we went to another friend's house for a cookout! It was so exciting to be invited out to 2 different places on the same day! I was giddy! I am so blessed to have lots of great friends!
It was such a great weekend! I felt so relaxed and recharged on Monday night. I was sad to see it end, but grateful for all of the blessings!