Mother’s Day Weekend 5/10/15

Short post tonight . . . I’m too busy enjoying Mother’s Day to write!!

What a perfect weekend this has been!  Well, not quite perfect, because Jason couldn’t make it down.  But otherwise, it was pretty darn perfect.  Blake was here, and we got to see the Hewitts yesterday!

We met over at Matt’s parents last night, and Matt grilled up some unbelievable steaks and lamp chops.  We all contributed the “fixins”.  Matt and Julie were doing the Mother’s Day “celebration thing” a day early because this morning they got up at 4:30 and took their boat out into the ocean for the first time . . . deep sea fishing!

From the looks of this photo, they had a giant case of beginners' luck!  What a catch!

From the looks of this photo, I’d say they had a giant case of beginners’ luck! What a catch!

Ted, Blake and I went to early church this morning and then to the Funky Pelican for breakfast.  We were trying to be smart and miss the big Mother’s Day lunch rush, but there was a 30-minute wait for breakfast!  Seems like a few other people had the same idea!

We still are pinching ourselves that we get to do this any day of the week!

We still are pinching ourselves that we get to do this any day of the week!  By the way, that 30-minute wait was for an INSIDE table in the air conditioning.  Those outdoor seats were in the sun, and they were HOT!  I mean, after all, it’s summer in Florida.

This has nothing to do with Mother’s Day, but we finally got our sad, sad backyard grass replaced this week.  It seems the sprinkler system has been out-of-service practically since they sodded our yard – and that was about a month before we moved in last November.

They brought in this big, heavy piece of equipment to dig up the sod and discovered they didn't need it.  The roots on our grass were about 1/4" long, and all they had to do was pull it up by hand.

They brought in this big, heavy piece of equipment to dig up the sod and discovered they didn’t need it. The roots on our grass were only about 1/8″ long, and they could easily pull it up by hand.

Ahhhhh . . . green grass!

Ahhhhh . . . green grass!

 

And now that the irrigation system is up and running again, we hope it stays that way!

And now that the irrigation system is up and running again, we hope it stays that way!

In the “sweet neighbor” category, our new across-the-street friend has started making wreaths, and she brought me one for our door this week.  I love it!

Great job, Sharon!

Great job, Sharon!

That’s all I have for today, but I promise to do better later this week, and I promise to have tons of Mackinac pics because – guess what – Jill is BACK ON THE ISLAND!!

Here’s hoping every mom reading this has had an awesome day surrounded by everyone you hold dear.  Isn’t being a mom the greatest “job” God ever invented!

Hugs and Love and God bless.

 

13 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Weekend 5/10/15

  1. Happy Mother’s Day, Bree. Both our mothers have passed and we don’t have any children, but a Wife is also a Mother, children or not. My best friend told me that and I guess I agree. So I’m enjoying my Mothers Day too. We’re having a nice spring rain now and it is very refreshing. I love sitting on the porch during a spring shower. Your new wreath is beautiful and that was a very nice gesture from your neighbor. Enjoy your new grass!

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  2. Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy your family, precious time.
    By the way, I will send you a new friend request on FB. When you got hacked, I unknowingly accepted the friend request. I then panicked when I realized what I had done. Awful when that happens, been there.
    Gail

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  3. Brenda,

    That certainly is a very nice Florida wreath. However, you probably better not take it to Mackinac. Tell your neighbor she did a beautiful job.

    As far as the lawn is concerned, it looks great, but we don’t need any heat strokes, so don’t let Ted or Blake overdo themselves mowing such a large lawn.

    That’s one fishing trip that was surely worth it. That’s about enough to fill the freezer.

    Even if others are too busy this summer to send pictures, you’ll never be without now that Magic Jill is on the Island.

    Glad you had a good Mother’s Day weekend.

    The lilacs were not blooming for our May 7 anniversary, as they usually are, but we had a few days in the 80’s and they opened right up. No better smell than the smell of lilacs.

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