Saturday, September 11, 2021

Morning Romance

Sitting on the deck in the quiet of the morning with Flyboy.

We sit close, drinking our coffee looking over the grocery ad. 
Doesn't sound romatic? 

In today's world full of busy schedules and chaos, its impotant to slow down and enjoy the little things.

The smell of the coffee, sounds of nature, the heat of your honey's body next to yours...definately things to take time for.

#LabirDay2021 - Day 3

The waves lapped under the dock while sunlight dappled my skin. Yoga with the sound of waves is very meditative.  
The day started with Grandma Barb making eggs and bacon for breakfast. Thd hlorious smell of bacon brought back wonderful memories from childhood. 

Everyone packed and said their goodbyes then headed out. Flyboy Jr, leaft first, going north to Traverse City. Eldest followed us as far as Saginaw to make sure we didn't get another flat on the boat trailer.
When going "up north" in Michigan timing has to be just right when driving south at the end of a holiday weekend. 

Despite a couple slow-downs, the traffic flowed well. Flyboy & I held hands and listened to music.
Youngest mastered napping.

Monday, September 6, 2021

#LaborDayWeekend2021 Houghton Lake Day 2

I love doing yoga near water. I feel like I absorb the goodness of nature into not only my body but also my soul.
Morning with the family is entertaining.
 Fresh out of bed but still sleepy, the grown children reflect the little ones I remember. Coffee flowswith breakfast pizza and fruit abundant. 
My new daughter and her mom took me on an adveture to a local craft show. 
We ran into friends from home! What a surprise!
Yes, we left with lots of amazing things. (Tip: ladies, buy the guy folk some goodies so they'd overlook our purchases.)

The lake was too rough for the guys to boat on for long. Im not sure if there red faces are from sun or wind. 

When "up north" gathering around the bonfire is mandatory.
Youngest & Flyboy, Jr. don't like being photographed.Family isn't always related but become blended with marriage.  (DIL's mom and step-dad.) We love how our family has grown when Oldest married. 

The Oldest with his lovely wife of 1 year, the Teacher.

A little meditation and reflection does the soul good.

The best way to end the day with family around a bonfire.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

#LaborDay Houghton Lake Day 1

Road trip! The decision to "do something" was made the last minute. Some think "couple time" is the most romantic,  but I feel so much love when the entire family is together.
Flyboy, I and the Youngest hooked up the boat and headed "up north". (Michiganders will understand the term.)
On th way up, we had a tire issue on the boat trailer. Flyboy & Youngest fixed it and then we were back on the road. 
When we arrived we were greeted by Oldest & his wife, along with her parents. DIL's grandparents arrived after us. 
Time for some fishing, burgers on the grill and bonfire. Little bit of rain but lots of love happening. 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Good Morning

A tad chilly this morning but perfect for some "me time". 
From my yoga mat I noticed the way sunlight tickled the tree tops. In today's busy world its important to take time to find little things that bring joy.
Throughout your day, if you see something that warms your heart, stop and take a moment to appreciate it. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Who Cares?

Dinner was shrimp from the deli with frsh lemon and cocktail sauce. Add a glass of wine, my kindle and the deck to complete my late dinner. 
How was my day? 

Ppffttt...who cares?

Not me.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Baking and Blueberry Wine?

It's blueberry season here in Michigan. My town is getting ready to celebrate the 50th Blueberry Festival next week.

I'm making zucchini bread using Grandma's recipe but putting a spin on it by tossing in some blueberries. 
After the insane day I had, a glass of wine will be perfect compliment to my baking activity. 

I pull a bottle of the rack. White wine is usually served cold. No problem.  I simply toss in some frozen blueberries and I'm good to go. 

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Coffee on the Porch

Flyboy and I enjoy a few quiet moments on the porch sipping coffee and discussing the itinerary for the day.
Notice the little black furry butt. Reyka loves sitting at the top of the porch steps holding court with the wild critters.

Friday, July 23, 2021

A Good Yoga Morning

I woke to rain but the perfect temperature lured me to the porch for yoga. Mona kept me company while the pup watched from the window. My yoga time went a little longer than normal because it felt so good.
Jenny wren fussed and fussed because we were too close to her nest.
Mr. & Mrs. Wren reside in the airplane bird house.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Reyka and Bloodymary

Reyka informed us she enjoys a spicy Bloodymary.
Flyboy gave her a shot glass full of the beverage; spice, hot sauce, horseradish and booze included.

She insisted washing the shot glass herself.