Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fabulous FOUR! Family, Friends, Food, and Fun!!

What a weekend we have had!!

We kicked it off Friday night with dinner at Nick and Sam's with Amber and Mike.
This is their next to all time favorite steakhouse!
Their VERY favorite is Vic and Anthony's but the closest one is in Houston!

It was so special an evening we will remember it for the rest of our lives!
The manager came over and wished us a happy anniversary and sprinkled rose petals on our table.
He also had champagne brought over and we had a toast!
What an amazing meal!!!
Louis Dean did NOT wear his overalls but he said he STILL felt like Pa Kettle!!!
After his first bite of the most tender rib eye steak he has ever put in his mouth he announced - loud and clear! - that he was FIRING Golden Corral!!! That made our server smile!
When he was cleaning off some of the table and offered to remove the bread basket both Mike AND Louis Dean said, "NO!" That bread was seriously delicious and the waiter told Louis Dean, "I WAS going to save it as a surprise but I am wrapping up a whole fresh loaf for you to take home!!!"
It was a meal to remember!!! And we WILL!!!

Before we left that night we got a tiny photo shoot in with the quads!
So often I forget to take pictures of us all together.

We spent the night in Quadville and slept like logs!!

Saturday morning Ben came over!!!
This is my youngest son and I am SO happy to have him back home in Texas after a few years of him living in California! Just LOOK at his dimples!!!!

From Quadville we headed over to Fort Worth to see my Mother!
She was thrilled to see Benjamin again!
It has been nearly two years since she last saw him!

I wish I had taken a pic of them as soon as she opened the door!
I will keep THAT sweet moment in my mind and heart!

We visited a bit and then it was time to load up a chest of drawers my sister, Nita, was giving to Ben.

That big old white truck of Louis Dean's comes in might handy!!

My next adventure was with the Fun Gal Group my blogger friend 
Lady Bug of Texas started this year!

We have met at least once a month to have dinner and drinks and crafts!!

We have made some pretty cool crafts this year!
This is a great group of ladies! STRONG women with incredible life stories!
Most of them have known each other practically their whole lives.
I am so honored to have been included in this group!

Have you ever heard of 'Barefoot Sandals??'
Jamie makes them!!!

After an evening dip in the pool we gathered our things up and called it a night!!
Thank you, Fun Gals!!! It was, indeed, FUN!!

Look who came to our feeder this morning!
He's actually been visiting all weekend!
Louis Dean thinks he likes the Songbird Mix!
We are thinking about getting a bird cage and seeing if he goes in it.
It's probably a pet that escaped.

As soon as our morning coffee and reading was done I headed to the kitchen to slice up a HUGE watermelon and pack up my swim suit, towel and other 'stuff' and drove over to Jesse, Jr.'s house for a Family Style Pool Party!!!

This is Jesse's photo. Have I mentioned he is a GREAT photographer???

Late lunch or early dinner???
Whatever works!!
See that grilled zucchini???
That is ONE giant veggie!!! just ONE!!!
Sabrina brought it over on Tuesday and I have meant to cook it every day since.
It was delicious! I made a 'hot dog' sandwich out of a bun and zucchini slice and some of Jesse's cooked onions! YUM!!!!

Here's Miss Hollywood!!!!

Logan was a little Koala Bear today!!
She still has a touch of 'Stanger Danger' even if the 'stranger ' is FAMILY!!!

Everyone had a good time!!!

Trystan stayed right there on the ledge for the most part.
That was fine with her and she had FUN in the SUN!!

My Amber enjoyed the family gathering where there were many  hands to help with her four 'babies.'

My little koala bear aka LOGA BEAR!!!

Summer and Rayne Pooh!

I LOVE this pic!!! Look at how Logan is looking up......
Thank you, Sabrina, for taking such good pics for me!!

There was even music and dancing!!
I SAID this was a FUN party!!!

Like THIS one of Levi and Rayne!!

To top off our evening we had homemade vanilla ice cream courtesy of Summer and Sabrina!!!

I came home this evening and worked in the flower beds a little bit.
The secret around here is to keep at it a little bit - all the time!
Louis Dean has been patiently waiting for this journal entry to be done!
Can you BELIEVE tomorrow is the LAST day of June???
MiMi Camp 2014 is right around the corner!!
As in THIS time NEXT WEEK!!
I have a lot to do!!
But for now I am going to pour a glass of wine and sit with my beloved as we talk about our fabulous weekend!!!


Ginny said...

Darn, my comment disappeared, it has been doing that all day. What a great weekend of fun! Ben is a real cutie pie. I love the pictures of you and sweet shy Logan! And the barefoot sandals are just gorgeous! I would buy some if I could find any around here.

Kathy said...

What a full weekend you have had. And it was certainly full of fun! I would love to go to a pool party even though I don't swim. And the anniversary dinner was perfect! I love the idea of a group getting together to craft. If only I could get enough people together, I might do that.

Sandra said...

you should be resting today, that is some fun week end.. and oh wow on those beautiful dimples.. what a smile he has and oh so handsome.. your life is soooo fun!!! i love the barefoot sandals. have not seen them, but bob says his first wife wore them every where. in Florida there ares signs every where, no shoes no service because so many go barefoot. his wife wore these and they could not put her out... i do like them.

Jutta said...

You all had a blast - a reunion party withno limited fun! Anywhere close?!

Vee said...

Yup, that Ben is seriously cute just like the rest of the family. What joy he gave his grandmother! She couldn't smile any bigger! Such fun to see everyone celebrating family. Oh my! The anniversary dinner I want ribeye!

Susie said...

Linda, Another great family gathering with lots of love and fun. I am so glad that you and LD enjoyed so many good times these past two days. You son is a handsome fellow ..I love the picture of him and your mother. Blessings,xoxo,Susie

Sweet Tea said...

Summer fun is the very best fun, IMO. So glad you and LD had a great anniversary. Lots of wonderful blessings to enjoy!

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

looks like when there is family and friend involved, there is always fun and food

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Lots of fun...all around! So glad you have your Ben nearby again.

Carla said...

I know I've said this before but I really love how you end a day. That picture of Logan looking off and you is priceless.
What a cool thing to happen at your anniversary dinner. That was really nice