Summer Days & Sully’s book

We’re nearing the end of our July vacation ~  and it always amazes me how quickly vacation flies by!

Ahh the lazy days of summer.  It’s hot, sticky and sunny.  Even with my 70SPF I have a warm tan with tan lines where my flip flops go and tank tops end.  As when I look back at all we’ve accomplished and had going these past 2 weeks it’s no wonder we’re both moving a little slow this weekend.

  • I arrived home on a Friday after attending a 3 day corporate conference
  • Had new window treatments installed (involved moving furniture/etc out of the way and back again)
  • Played in a couples golf scramble
    • all in the same day 😀
      • what was I thinking?
      • Say yes and you’ll figure it out later
  • Picked my sister up from the plane and, for a week, stayed up late and got up early, still talking
  • Visited the big lake (Lake Michigan) 2 x  + Won and lost money at the Casino
  • Cried watching “Toy Story 4” and “The Mustang”
  • laughed at all the same places in “Bridesmaids”
  • Reveled in the ability to sit across the table from each other, laughing until we choked while finishing each others sentences
  • Skipped breakfast & enjoyed watermelon and cherries for lunch
  • Savored pots of coffee & tea out on the patio with sister, Sully and Hubbs … plus a cold beer or two, too

Mornings with Sully, an Emjayandthem (C) Photo

  • Up and outside early and to bed when tired with no alarm clocks – WHEE!
  • Celebrated the 4th with amazing fireworks, dancing fireflies and neighbors
  • Decorated the hall for the kid’s wedding and hosted the rehearsal dinner, ordered the limo, catering, bar, DJ and more plus managed the details!
  • Helped him get ready on his big day
    • Cried with Hubbs and my sister at ^^ above
      • Smiled at his smile when he saw her
      • Cried again
  • Witnessed their vows, celebrated by dancing with our boys, my sister, hubbs and friends.
  • Polka’d till I lost my breath and then went out and did  it again 🙂
  • Cleaned up the hall and tumbled into bed
  • Got up early  & hosted a gift opening
  • Languished in the hot tub
  • Cared for, slept with and supervised grand-dog Sully ~ who is adorable and hilarious but a bit like having a 70lb toddler

Today I cooked up brunch, did some catalogue perusing and online shopping but still haven’t started on my books, there’s been no time.   …. but I think I’ll take a page out of Sully’s book and go enjoy a nap in the a/c.

Sully nap, an Emjayandthem (C) photo

 

What are you up to today? Take any naps lately?  

 

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8 thoughts on “Summer Days & Sully’s book

  1. Sounds like a perfect vacation!

    • It has flown by and we’ve purposely slowed it down the past couple of days ~ having a dog around has gotten me outside more and up & moving vs. in and reading ~ he has been a joy!! Back to work Tuesday 🙂 MJ

  2. That last picture is perfect! Says it all 🙂 This past April, we had a family reunion, our 40th, wife’s 60th, then a weekend wedding all rolled into 10 days..food, laughs, and extended family, sounds a lot like your times with everybody. Thanks for posting!

    • That’s a lot of activity jammed into 10 days, DM! I remember your post about the surprise 40th anniversary party – how fun. We have enjoyed our time off and I do feel pretty relaxed. Hubbs is golfing today & me and the pooch are moseying around the shanty ~ I’ll grill later and we’ll play about 400x of toss the tennis ball, his favorite. Cheers! MJ

  3. Rose

    Sounds like a relaxing, fun-filled vacation. We’d love to see some photos from your son’s wedding,

  4. Congratulations on gaining a daughter (in-law)! Sounds like a lot of busy and happy time (and yes, tears).

    • Thank you ~ we feel very fortunate that our 2 big boys have big happy smiles with good helpmates/wives. So much to be grateful for! Cheers, MJ

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