The lil' farmhand was over with his mommy for the afternoon.
We "chillaxed" together.
I was preparing dinner for friends.
Do you wonder what you are doing today to build memories for tomorrow? I don't know that we ever deliberately ever thought about it but we sure are enjoying dipping into that savings plan now. What you are doing with your kids today is what your memories will be for tomorrow.
We became very good friends with Tim and Flo when our two husbands worked together for 20 some years. We attended the same church and raised our families in the same era. I say that with a smile because it always seemed that our boys were quite a bit older than their kids.
Our two boys are sitting on either side of Timmy and Stephanie and Julie are on this side of the picnic table.
We camped together for 14 years. Cheap vacations. We saved our $500 all year long so we could splurge on that 2 weeks at the lake. What did we splurge on .. . camping? Probably the groceries. We ate so good those 2 weeks .. .
Anyways .. . last night we chit chatted about our kids. . .all grown up .. .and we chit chatted about our grand babies. They have one .. . and a bit .. ..we have two .. . oh bliss.
We are so blessed to have friends that we can remember fond memories with. All the dinners that we had back and forth at each others homes, has given us a legacy of wealth in the "remember when account".
Oh, how I loved to go to their house for dinner. Flo always made her green salads so tasty. What a treat to be offered dinner at a friends home. She brought a green salad last night to share with the meal .. . it's still so good.
Flo came in the house rather quickly (I wished I would have taken a picture of that) when she realized that the lil' farm hand was still over . .. but was already in his car seat and pretty near heading out the door. What is it about sharing the next generation with someone who isn't quite family and yet is bound to you with vines of love. We need both in our life don't we?
Family who loves us in spite of our quirks and friends who love us because of our quirks.
Thanks for the memories. . .
Have a good day my friends,
got your pedometers on? It's date day today .. and I'm invited to go for a walk in the bright crisp clear day .. .woo hoo.