Monday, July 15, 2013

Weekending




As a kid, I always thought I was lucky to have been born in the summer for it meant never having to go to school on my birthday. As I became older it meant celebrating my birthday outdoors and this year was no exception. From bicycle rides to water slides, from dining al fresco to outdoor siestas, I spent every moment I could out in the world.

I enjoyed not one but two special meals, one lovingly prepared by the Artist, while the second was my family's first attempt at re-creating my late German grandfather's specialty, pig tails. It may have been the directions he left me or the love he left in all of our hearts, but they were as delicious as I remembered, maybe more so.

I can't possibly think of a better way to celebrate getting older and, hopefully, a wee bit wiser than how I spent my time this past weekend.  Beautiful weather, enticing smells and wonderful scenery enjoyed with those I love.

Lucky indeed.

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13 comments:

Kara said...

Oh yes! I love being out of doors and being their with those I love is the best of the best!

Debra @ Homespun said...

Chuckling at the kitty tail :)

Windy Meadows Farm said...

Looks like it was a lovely birthday indeed...sending happy (belated) b-day wishes! And I agree with Debra...great snapshot of the kitty tail! -Mary

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Looks to be a perfect birthday weekend! Love the kitty exploring in the pool. :)

Buttons said...

Happy Birthday Andrea you are truly lucky and I love our photos. Lucky indeed:) HUGS B

Jessica Sweeney said...

So glad to hear you had such a lovely birthday weekend! :)

TexWisGirl said...

speaking of tails, i loved ember's peaking from the tub! :)

and YUM on the lobster tails and potatoes!

Rachel S said...

Oh my, those pictures of the meals look amazing! Happy late birthday

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Happy Birthday! The best ones are spent with family.

Candy C. said...

I'm glad you had such a lovely day! The food looks fabulous!! I really like the kitty tail too! :)

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday Andrea . . . "The Eats" sure look mighty delicious!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Happy belated Birthday!! :)