I came home from running a few errands to find Jared mowing the lawn and Brandon cruising the neighborhood like this, it made me laugh. What a cool looking kid. :)
I love the month of May, it helps that my anniversary, birthday and mother's day are all in the same month, and then we get Memorial day thrown in. Every weekend has something fun to offer. But I really love that the sun is out, the days are warm, but not hot, the birds are active welcoming each new day, things begin to turn green and people come out of hibernation. Happiness all around!
I am also thrilled beyond explanation that "Gatherings" are becoming a tradition in our neighborhood. After my birthday gathering, they seem to be happening each Sunday. Yesterday was the most unusual and fun gathering I have ever been too. It began with just us and a few of the Brosnahans, we began talking and realised at nearly 7:30 that neither of our families had eaten dinner and we still had a roast in the oven which had been cooking for nearly 13 hours. So Jared went in to fix up the roast, gravy and veggies while Dana went home to fix the potatoes (from scratch, yum) and the dessert. I joked about eating in the front yard where we were already set up with chairs and just use tv trays, but that was too much for Jared, so we went in the back yard and pretty soon one by one the Winns, Dettmans, Hokers and Egberts as well as a few extra kids joined us. Some ate dinner, some ate dessert, but we all sat around a lovely Sunday roast dinner in the back yard well into the late hours of the night. When we went to bed I had a smile on my face from the wonderful/entertaining evening. Why oh why must our house be so small, why can't it just grow right along with us, then we would never have to move from so many dear friends!
Braving the Storm
4 days ago