Sunday, January 27, 2013

Rest and Relaxation!

That's what this weekend has been all about!

Saturday found us ALL relaxing.....critters included!
Maggie must be bored with her menu because she is eating Lucy's dog food.
Lucy patiently waited til she was through before wandering over for HER meal!
I guess we should be stricter with Maggie because we do NOT allow Lucy to eat HER food!

I brewed up a pitcher of Apricot tea (thank you, Summer!) and settled down with my book.
I am now comfortably 'into' it!

I found this silver basket at a thrift store last week and just love looking at it.
It doesn't really go with the casual decorating of a camper so I'll take it home next month and let it live in my dining room.


I haven't even cleaned it up yet with silver polish and yet it still looks good!

I bought the faux grapes at the same time in the same thrift store and they look so real Raynie wanted to eat them last weekend when she visited!

Yesterday was a perfectly beautiful day here!
Sun was warm and the skies were blue.
Amber needed to get out and about for a bit so I swung by her house to pick her up 
and we headed to The Olive Garden for lunch.

Louis Dean kept busy shelling pecans.
He didn't finish the box, though, so he still has some to do another day.
This is a good way to keep him busy and out of trouble!

I found a perfect way to use these pecans!
Delicious Banana Layer Cake!

After lunch Amber and I had some quality pool time!
That means we read magazines and books, sipped iced tea and felt the sun warm our shoulders.
We also spent a half hour in the hot tub here at the RV Resort.
The pool was too cold to get in but I just noticed the 'Now HEATED Pool' sign back up!

Amber's post "Recharge!" has a cute picture of her in it!

Today has been just as wonderful as yesterday! 
This morning we had coffee and then got ready for church.
Second Baptist Church is such an AMAZING church.
Today we sat on the orchestra side and I thought Louis Dean was in danger of swooning over the beautiful music. Pastor Ed Young, Sr. always presents a powerful message and today was no exception.

We had lunch at Louis Dean's favorite restaurant - Saltgrass Steakhouse!
We began going to Saltgrass back when we were dating and that is where we ate dinner on our wedding night as well as the next five anniversaries.

From there we dropped by Quadville and I ran in for a minute and then ran back out with Kailey!
She needed to see her Granddad!!!

He came home a happy man!

We have napped, read, and relaxed all afternoon.
I think we're about ready to start a new week!
How about YOU?


Nonnie said...

Awwww, sweet! I love all the pics here. The grapes do look real, you look lovely and Ed Young, Sr. Is one of my favorites. You are blessed to get to hear him. That last pic is especially adorable.

Deb said...

sounds like a good weekend...we were cold and dreary on Saturday...but today was nice...

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Sounds like a relaxing good weekend. Mine was ok as well although I wish I had some sun warming my shoulders! It's cold here... although today we had a tropical heat wave and it hit 40 degrees! WooHoo!


Angie said...

Glad that you all got some R&R this weekend. As busy as you all stay, I'm sure you two need it! I can't believe your even talking about a pool. It's been SO unbelievably cold here in Kentucky. I can't wait to pool season. Only about 4 1/2 months to go!!!

Hope your week is fabulous friend :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love that last pic of LD with Kailey! I can't believe you were in a tank top by a pool while we are in coats and boots and freezing our tushes off! lol!

Glad you had a restful, fun weekend! :)


Lori said...

Love the silver basket. I don't think you will need to polish it. Looks great.

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Hooray for rest/relaxation and a beautiful weekend!!!

And oh those pics of Kailey and LD!!!! Sooo, so precious!!!!!!!!!!!! A kind of a "poster pic", for the saying "The best things in life are free!"

'Cause that greeting from Kailey didn't cost a penny. But it was priceless to LD. And the whole family. :-)

And to us too!!!!!!!!!


Vee said...

(Another iPad comment lost...I'm giving up on that thing.)

I think I said how adorable Kailey is with her grandfather. She really does look as pleased as he does.

And how great to get some nice sun and warmth. Enjoy it!

Bev said...

I loved seeing you sitting in the of my favourite things to do!! Loved Kailey and Grandpa's picture too.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

Glad you had time for a little R&R...and a few baby cuddles too! Have a great week.

Susie said...

Glad to hear Amber had a break..and with her mommy. That LD loves those babies and they love him. I love the sweet face of Kailey as was holding her. You two are the best. xoxo,Susie


OH what a precious photo Kailey with granps..she is such a cutie and the granps happy face..priceless! So nice to know you're enjoying warm weather and the sun. Thank you for your b'day wish and comment. Big hugs,

Carole said...

Hi Linda - so glad you got some rest. I just don't know how you keep it all up! I have been following your blog every day but haven't been commenting as much because I have been on restricted bandwidth for about a month - it's summer here and we are based at our summer place where we have to rely on a mobile data connection. But things will be back to normal in about a week. Take care of yourself - and LD!

Debbie said...

you are just the happiest soul making the most out of every minute of life!!

that ld cleans up nicely ;)))

Carla said...

Hey who is that man with a tie? LOL Looking good.
So how are liking your book? It took me a while to get into it but in the end I really liked it.