For those of you wondering about the word "suspension" in my title, I use it in its scientific sense. A suspension (unlike a solution) is a mixture like pepper and water in which one ingredient will not dissolve the other (small rocks and water, small children and water...things like that). This blog promises to be just so. If you, dear reader, are expecting smoothness of flow and startling continuity, you are about to be sadly disappointed. Due to my utter lack of initiative (call it summer slothfulness), I have been amassing a great host of experiences which have yet to be recorded. That, my friends, is the purpose of this blog, an absolute juggernaut of information that I hope will not overwhelm you too intensely. So here goes...
A Day With Mom
It was 5:15am on Saturday. Sonja was sleeping in her bed.
All at once, her alarm clock sounded. "Beep! Beep! Beep!"
"What is going on?", Sonja wondered. "Why is my alarm clock beeping?"
And then Sonja remembered. It was her Day With Mom! They were going to Yard Sales! Oh, joy!
Soon she and Mom were in the car. Mom was Happy! She loved to yard sale.
The first yard sale was pretty good, but Sonja didn't get much. She also went back to the car before Mom did.
Then it started to rain, but Mom and Sonja braved the rain. They would not be deterred. They were very proud of their bravery.
The rain came down harder...
But they still got a few cool things.
After they were finished, Mom and Sonja met Dad at their favorite breakfast place, The Royal Cafe. Mom and Dad love to eat breakfast. They also love each other.
Eating at Royal Cafe is finger lickin' good. Right Dad?
After their yummy breakfast, Mom and Sonja went to the dented can store to get Bargains...
...and to the flea market to get a watermelon.
Their last stop was at Staples to buy Stapley stuff.
After their big outing, Mom and Sonja were tired. It was time to relax in the Pool!
So they did. It was fun. What a great day to be with Mom.
Weekend before last, I flew up to Cinci to enjoy the joyous occasion of my buddy Heidi's nuptials. Heidi married a wonderful man, Nathan Easley. They make a terrific couple. The wedding was beautiful in its simplicity and sacredness. It made my heart go, "Ahhhhhhh". I also was able to spend a little bit of time with Julia, who braved the trip from Illinois. It was lovely to see her as well. Here are just a few shots of the blessed event.
Nathan with the girls.
Hope. (The group, not the emotion.)
The musicians...amazingly talented, all. :)
The cake (by Marianne), both beautiful and exceedingly tasty.
A really beautiful day. I'm so glad I was able to be a part of it!
Cake Decorating Lessons
Speaking of cakes... On Thursday, my mom invited some young ladies over to our house who were wanting to learn how to decorate cakes. It basically turned into a "Fun With Icing" party, but a good time was had by all nonetheless. I even decorated a little cake myself with results that weren't too terrible.
My cake and I. I will be taking orders shortly.
Finally...Our Backyard Zoo
Some people have to go to zoos to see critters, but here in South Florida, one never knows what one will see in the back yard. Friday morning I saw this.
An armadillo just making himself at home. He actually made it all the way up to the back porch.
Fortunately, he opted not to come in.
Well, that's about it. At least that's all I have pictures of. For those of you who have successfully made it through this entire post, I salute you! *salute* You are either extremely kind or extremely bored. (There may be a few other options in there as well.) Blessings to you all!