Whoa - what did you think of that storm last night???
Insane! This baby stretched across the whole state of Michigan, west to east & started at the north end & went the full length of the state! Some of the pics I saw online were amazing of the shelf clouds.
It started to blow into our area a little after 10pm. Dream Boy was outside with LtWD & came to the door & said I needed to come out & watch the lightening show.
Whoa! We are surrounded by trees. So to watch the lightening through them was amazing.
But then, the winds really began to pick up. I mean, lets bend the trees to the ground kind of winds. I knew I wasn't in Kansas anymore. We watched the tops of the trees twisting and bending & quickly headed inside, but only after we brought in the flag, the umbrella & LtWD's pool.
Fortunately we never lost power, but some 90,000 people have. I'm grateful as this is our last week of summer school and the kids can't afford anytime off, whatsoever!
Okay - so the rest of my weekend? It was beautiful really.
Friday afternoon I was eating lunch Al Fresco with the pooch and S#1 texts me & says, "wanna join us on the boat?"
Well - what mama is gonna say no to her son & daughter-in-law? Especially with an invitation like that?Even though there were white caps on the lake at times, it was a gorgeous afternoon and I really enjoyed my time with the kids.
Saturday dawned to clear blue skies and nothing but sunshine.
I started my morning at my cousin's funeral. Breaks my heart. She was only 46 and has 20 years old twin sons and a 15 year old daughter. She was diagnosed with breast cancer over 10 years ago and it has been a very long battle for her. But the service was beautiful and a wonderful tribute to who Crisi was.
I arrived home shortly after lunch and sat outside with the Wonder Dog to just decompress & wait for Dream Boy. He was at a golf outing for some family friends who lost their son 4 years ago in a car accident where a drunk driver hit their son's car from behind going almost 100 mph. Both of our boys played soccer with him either in travel or college and S2 roomed with JB's younger brother in college. The golf outing was to raise funds for the scholarship established in JB's name at Hope College.
Well, he soon arrived home and we talked for a while before working on some projects we both had going. His was to changed the inner tubes & tires on the tandem bike we recently acquired. Mine was working on editing a senior shoot.
Around 5:30 or so we headed out for some dinner. We headed to the north end of the lake that is 5 minutes from our house and had pizza & beer at a local little restaurant across the street from the lake. We sat out on the patio & had one of the best pizza's we've had in a long time! Maybe it was the atmosphere, the lake, the patio, the summer night, I don't know - but it was just so relaxing.
And being that it was the 1st of August, I had to get a shot of us with our feet planted on said patio for my IG muse, #feetfirst2015.
You should join me! If you're on InstaGram - on the 1st day of every month, take a shot or two or three or however many you want to show where your feet are planted on that day. Tag it #feetfirst2015 and see all the other's who have joined in as well!
I love going back through the pics and seeing where I've been each month that year - especially when I look at my shot in February with the snow swirling around my UGGs and to this shot of my bare piggies in my Sanuks Yoga slings.
Sunday we went to church and then out for breakfast/lunch. It was so hot! The whole day was like that - it actually hit 92 degrees. We spent most of our day just putzing around the house, well, DB did. I took a nap. We were even able to sit out on the patio and enjoy it for quite a while. Since the winds were so strong the mosquitoes weren't able to land and stick. It was heavenly spending time reading outside!
So today - back to summer school, but for the last week this year!
Sunday I will be heading to Chicago-land to meet up with 2 blogging buddies for a few days, so I'm not sure if I'll be here for coffee next Monday!?!?? I will do my best to, but if not, I'll be back with stories of my adventures in Chi-town.
Have a wonderful week everyone!