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Friday, May 29, 2020

quarantine cooking: huevos rancheros

we got hungry for huevos rancheros recently.  we had all of the ingredients and made them for dinner on the back screen porch.  i'm not sure why i don't think of making them more often, they're so easy and yummy!

have a great weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, May 28, 2020

breaking free from quarantine for a little ice cream date

after all of that yard work, we thought we deserved a little treat.  so, we broke free from quarantine to run out to one of our favorite local ice cream shops for a treat that we shared in the car.  it was a fun little weeknight date!

love, laurie

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

quarantine yard work

being home is the perfect time to get our yard ready for the summer.  the weather has been so lovely lately, and we have enjoyed spending time outside in our yard.  i love seeing the yard in bloom . . .

^the azaleas are always so bright and cheery when they bloom!^
^happy pink flowers in our front yard flower bed^
^more pretty pink in a hanging basket in our back yard^
^we have both purple and yellow irises in our back yard.  the purple always bloom first.^
^we're also working on growing some sunflowers from seeds.  we honestly didn't think they would do anything because the packets of seeds are so many years old!  they are happily growing on the back screen porch for now.^

love, laurie

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

memorial day 2020 (quarantine edition)

we were so happy to be able to see our parents yesterday for memorial day!  everyone came up to our house for a picnic on the screen porch.  we had burgers, corn on the cob, tortellini salad, potato salad, deviled eggs, homemade pickles, and watermelon for lunch.  for dessert we had rice pudding and patriotic red, white, and blue vanilla-almond cupcakes.

after lunch, we stretched our legs by taking a little walk.  (we were all sweating by the end of the walk!)  even though it was very hot outside, it was such a nice day!

love, laurie

Monday, May 25, 2020

happy memorial day (in quarantine)

happy memorial day!  we're hoping to be able to celebrate by enjoying some time outside today.

love, laurie

Friday, May 22, 2020

a mary poppins quarantine parody

i stumbled across this mary poppins quarantine parody video online and it's so clever.

have a great weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, May 21, 2020

the quarantine nap king

this guy totally knows how to rock nap time any time, but he is especially rocking it during quarantine!  look at that face!!!

love, laurie

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

quarantine cooking: strawberry crepes

some free time on sunday morning meant homemade crepes filled with fresh strawberries.  it has been so, so long since we've had crepes or fresh strawberries!  we enjoyed them with a side of veggie sausage.

love, laurie

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

quarantine snuggles

i can't get enough of this guy snuggling on the couch and cuddling!

love, laurie

Monday, May 18, 2020

quarantine cooking: mini ziti and pie

the other day we made our dinner mini . . . individual baked ziti in mini cast-iron skillets and individual chocolate peanut butter pies in mini ramekins.  yum!

love, laurie

Friday, May 15, 2020

kitten quarantine snacking

when you're hungry and mom isn't moving fast enough to get your dry food scoop, you just help yourself and eat right out of the dry food container.  get a move on it, mom!

i can't keep up with this guy!
love, laurie

Thursday, May 14, 2020

quarantine concert viewing

we're not the only ones who have been enjoying all of the free concerts that have been streaming during this quarantine.  leko loves it when we sit on the couch to watch something because that means he gets to come up on our laps for a good nap.

love, laurie

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

quarantine cooking: vegetarian sloppy joes

we've made a lot of yummy recipes during quarantine.  recently we made my mom's sloppy joe recipe vegetarian and it was so good.  it was extra enjoyable with homemade chips out on the back screen porch!

love, laurie

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

quarantine surveillance

this guy keeps a good watch over his kingdom all the time, but especially now during quarantine.  he is always on alert looking out the front window to see what is happening on his street.  so cute!

love, laurie

Monday, May 11, 2020

mother's day 2020 (quarantine edition)

mother's day was different than usual this year due to the quarantine, but we were still able to see our mamas (from a safe distance, of course) which was so nice.

we made some mother's day treats for our mamas (mini lime pies, cara cara orange poppy seed muffins, and baked chocolate doughnuts with pink cream cheese glaze), loaded them up in the car, and then drove to their houses to deliver them.  it was nice to get to see our parents for a short time.  we can't wait to celebrate like "normal" soon!

leko's present to me on mother's day was extra cuddles and snuggles which was exactly what i wanted for my fur-mama's day gift!  what a lover!

love, laurie

Sunday, May 10, 2020

happy mother's day (in quarantine)

happy mother's day today to our amazing mamas!  looking at this picture of us with our mamas in a pool on a cruise ship really makes me want to jump right back in that pool!

we're both so grateful for such amazing mamas that we get to call ours (even if we can't see them like we would like to because of this quarantine)!

happy mother's day!
love, laurie

Friday, May 8, 2020

quarantine may flowers

they say april showers bring may flowers.  we certainly had a lot of showers during the month of april, so we were extremely happy to find one lonely tulip blooming in our front yard now that it's may!

love, laurie

Thursday, May 7, 2020

a cinco de mayo fiesta for two in quarantine

cinco de mayo fell on tuesday this year which was extra exciting since tuesdays are for tacos ("taco tuesdays!").  we made a little cinco de mayo fiesta for dinner for two quarantine style on our back screen porch.  it was so yummy! 

we had tacos with all the fixings: vegetarian beef, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa, and guac!  we also had mexican street corn as a side and virgin margaritas!  it was all so good and it was a fun little date!

love, laurie

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

a socially distant walk around the park to break free from quarantine

one of our local parks finally opened back up on monday after being closed for several weeks.  after work, we meet up with ryan's parents for a socially distant walk from one another around the park.  unfortunately, it decided to rain once we got there, but we walked nonetheless.  it was nice to get outside despite the cool temperatures and the rain drops.

love, laurie

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

worn out from quarantine

after we came back from our bike ride on sunday, i looked out into the hallway and saw these two passed out on the hallway floor.  i guess all the nice sunshine on sunday and a 14 mile bike ride wore them out!

love, laurie

Monday, May 4, 2020

an escape from quarantine

the weather on sunday was absolutely glorious!  we escaped from quarantine and went for a bike ride on a trail that we haven't been on in a few years.  the sun was shining, it was warm, and there weren't too many people on the trail.  it was such a nice escape!

we never see turtles on the bike trails!  wonder where this little guy was going!

love, laurie

Friday, May 1, 2020

broadway songs for quarantine

this guy's still at it with his quarantine parodies and i'm loving it.  also, i truly can't believe that it's may 1st today!  how did that happen?!  happy friday!

have a great weekend!
love, laurie