Thursday, June 21, 2018

happy summer!

happy first official day of summer!  goodness gracious, it has been hot the past few days!  our old 1930s home doesn't have ac, so we've been trying to make the best of it with one little window ac unit and lots of fans.  poor leko must be so hot wearing his fur coat in this heat.  the other night, he passed out on the bed under the ceiling fan in an effort to cool off.  poor little guy!

love, laurie

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

a father's day hike around nay aug park

after checking out the car show on father's day, we took a hike around nay aug park before coming home for our cookout lunch.  it was a really hot day outside!  even though we were all drenched in sweat, it was so nice to be out in nature (and out of the dark theatre for a change)!  the waterfalls made for a pretty kodak moment too.

love, laurie

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

the villa capri cruisers club car show

on father's day, we took a trip to nay aug park in the morning to check out the villa capri cruisers club car show.  it's an annual car show organized by the nonprofit to raise money for local charities.  we were all surprised by how many classic, historic, and antique cars were on display.  it was neat to walk around and check them all out.  by far, my favorite was the car above which was a life-size version of a popular kid toy.

love, laurie

Monday, June 18, 2018

lots to celebrate!

happy birthday today to ryan's dad!

yesterday we got together with our families to celebrate ryan's dad's birthday, father's day, and ryan's parents' anniversary.  we celebrated with a cookout on the back porch and birthday cake, of course.  it was a nice celebration even though it was the hottest day of the year so far!

a few pictures from yesterday afternoon . . .

love, laurie

Friday, June 15, 2018

happy weekend!


it's friday and we're kicking off the weekend this morning by getting together with our parents to tour a local museum.  we have a show which will keep us in the theater all day on saturday, but on sunday we're looking forward to celebrating father's day, ryan's dad's birthday, ryan's parents' anniversary, and belated mother's day for ryan's mom. 

there sure is a lot to celebrate in our family on sunday, so we'll be enjoying the day by taking a walk around a local park followed by a cookout for lunch.

have a wonderful weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, June 14, 2018

passed out

our schedules have been extra odd for the past week and poor leko is having a hard time keeping up.  after finding him fast asleep on top of the couch the other day, i also found him passed out on top of the coffee table one day and then on my lap on top of a pile of blankets another day.  poor little man, mom and dad promise our schedules will even out soon!

love, laurie

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

cookie break

on saturday evening ryan and i had to run up to upstate new york to see a show that is coming down to our theater this weekend.  we got there a little early and had a few moments to spare, so we checked out a few stores in the area.  we came across a cafe and stopped in to grab some coffee.  we couldn't resist the humongous s'mores cookie sitting in the display case.  it was so good and made for the perfect little treat to get us through the show.  here's to the little things like cookies that make all the difference sometimes when you are exhausted!

love, laurie

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

roses are red . . .


i was pleased to see that our little red rose bush started blooming this weekend.  it's so nice to see the little red roses every time i walk outside to our garage.  inside, i've been enjoying my bouquet of red roses this past week from my dance recital last weekend.  the timing is perfect since today is national red rose day.  it makes me think back to when ryan and i went to portland, oregon and visited the portland international rose test garden where they had the most amazing roses i had ever seen in my life!

in honor of red rose day today, take a moment to stop and smell the roses
love, laurie

Monday, June 11, 2018

sleeping beauty

last week was a busy one and this weekend kept us going with a show in the theater.  at one point last week i plopped down on the couch for just a few moments to grab a bite to eat.  i looked over my shoulder and saw leko on the top of the couch fast asleep.  even he was exhausted.

here's hoping for a slightly less exhausting week this week!

love, laurie

Friday, June 8, 2018

summer flowers

i'm loving the flowers that we planted in the flower bed in front our our house.  they are so colorful and cheerful and i hope they stay pretty for awhile this summer!

happy friday!
love, laurie