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Wednesday, June 30, 2021

birdie patrol

when dad gets up early in the morning and looses his pillow because it becomes the perfect perch to watch the morning birdies!

love, laurie

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

our early morning kitten

there have been a lot of early mornings in the schedule lately.  what gets us through those early wake ups is this cute guy.  i love when this guy is cuddled up in bed and looking out the window in the early morning as the sun is coming up . . . usually listening to the birdies waking up too!

love, laurie

Monday, June 28, 2021

honoring our area's athletes

last wednesday evening, our area's local newspaper honored the best of the best in high school sports at our theatre for their annual athlete of the week awards ceremony.  the winners had impressive credentials.  you can read more about the event here.

love, laurie

Friday, June 25, 2021

dance recital weekend!

we've worked countless dance recitals this season, but two of the ones we're working this weekend are for the studio where i teach!  i'm excited to see my little dancers take the stage after spending the last season teaching them!. fingers crossed!

love, laurie

Thursday, June 24, 2021

the dance recitals keep on coming!

looking at our calendars, the entire month of june is one dance recital right after another . . . 'tis the season!  this weekend we had two back-to-back and this weekend coming up we have four back-to-back!  we're definitely ready for naps!

love, laurie

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

a visit from family

ryan's aunt and uncle came into town a few weekends ago to visit ryan's parents.  we were happy to be able to carve out a little bit of time between work to see them!

love, laurie

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

a little birthday celebration

friday was ryan's dad's birthday.  since we had a dance recital that night at the theatre, we had a little impromptu birthday celebration in my office before the show complete with pizza and cupcakes that ryan's mom made before the show.  thanks to the birthday boy for ushering a dance recital on his birthday!

love, laurie

Monday, June 21, 2021

father's day 2021

we celebrated father's day with our parents at our house after work yesterday.  we got together for dinner and enjoyed vegetarian "chicken" and buttermilk waffles, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots, and corn.  for dessert we cooled off with a refreshing lime pie.  yum!

love, laurie

Sunday, June 20, 2021

happy father's day

happy father's day to our two wonderful dads!
thank you for all that you do for us!
we love you both so very much!

love, laurie

Friday, June 18, 2021

happy birthday!

happy birthday today to ryan's dad!

love, laurie

Thursday, June 17, 2021

happy anniversary to ryan's parents!

happy anniversary today to ryan's parents!

love, laurie

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

a kayak date on the lake

for y-e-a-r-s we have been talking about going kayaking but it always gets pushed off.  we've kayaked together in various locations on vacation, but never locally.  last summer we finally decided to go but there were no kayaks to be found in stores or online because of the pandemic.  this year, we bought one in early may before they sold out.  it's been hanging in our basement ever since waiting for a day when we were both free to get out on the water.  

the stars finally aligned and we were both able to take yesterday off work.  we picked up ryan's kayak from high school from his parents' house and pulled my new one out of the basement.  we drove up to lackawanna state park and enjoyed several hours on the lake.  

even though it was overcast and cool, we had ourselves a grand time!  we were only 14 miles away from home, but we felt like we escaped far away from the craziness of our work schedules for a few hours.  it was so therapeutic!  

we got a great workout (my shoulders are sore from all that rowing) and saw a ton of wildlife too!  it was a great day and we can't wait to take our kayaks out again!  here are a few photos we snapped on our old water camera . . . .

love, laurie

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

way to go, ryan!

a few months ago ryan found out that he won an employee award at work for outstanding service for an event that he ran.  his prize was a gift certificate for one of the specialty dining restaurants at the resort where he works.  we all got together on sunday evening after work to enjoy ryan's special dinner and celebrate ryan's hard work.  it was yummy!  i know how hard ryan works because i see it first hand every day, but it was nice for his employers to recognize it as well.  way to go, ryan!!!

love, laurie

Monday, June 14, 2021

kitty lovin'

i was at my parents' house on sunday for the first time in a long time and very much enjoyed lovin' up their kitties.  lots of cuddling and petting!  this was the look i got when i stopped petting for a moment . . .

love, laurie

Friday, June 11, 2021

dad, dad, dad, i'm not letting you go anywhere!

our schedules have been insane lately, especially ryan's schedule which has him up before the sun rises and home late this past week.  leko was definitely missing ryan and when ryan came home last night and sat in bed leko crawled up on him and pinned him down with a look that said "i'm never letting you leave this bed!"  oh my goodness, he was so hysterical and so cute!

yeah, leko, we agree . . . we don't want to go to work either!

love, laurie

Thursday, June 10, 2021

it's hot

it's hot.  we're so hot, and we're going to breeze out in any position necessary to cool off.

send ac and frozen tuna popsicles!

love, laurie

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

hello, gerber daisy!

the gerber daisy in my office is finally blooming again!!!

love, laurie

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

dance, dance, dance

this week and weekend were full of dance recital rehearsals and shows.  luckily everything went great, but it sure was a marathon.  on to the next!

love, laurie