Friday, August 9, 2013
Insta-Friday in real life: joy edition
There are certain weeks you look back at with fondness, and this was one of them for me. Yes, it was my birthday on Monday and I got a few much-appreciated presents, but that's really not the reason.
When I stop and think about the common themes in those special weeks, I always come up with time spent with family and friends, time spent exploring and, of course, good food. I have covered all our visits and travels in my other posts this week, but here's a quick Friday summary using our cell phone photos.
My husband took this photo, above, while visiting my parents at the cottage. I just love it. I think it speaks of the joy of childhood, summertime and the beach.
We also went with my parents on a day trip to Port Dover. Another wonderful day with family, enjoying the beach and a picturesque beachside town.
We had a barbecue at my parents' place. My daughter snapped this pic of the shish kebabs ready to go on the barbecue.
Once we get near to the cottage we always travel the last bit of the way via the lakeshore. I love to see the lake and admire the cottages for sale. On this last visit, I was surprised and delighted to find this little free library. I never expected to find one out in the country. Buying one isn't in the budget for us, so I asked my husband if he might make one.
We came away with one book, Stuart McLean's "Home From The Vinyl Cafe." These are great stories for families. We listened to a whole bunch of them on CD while driving to Nova Scotia one summer. My mom had a few books to get rid of so I brought them to the little library on our way home.
Another photo that speaks to the joy of childhood. This one's from our visit to my sister-in-law's house. My son had so much fun hanging out with his cousins (sometimes on the roof, apparently).
Back at home, I found this little scene in our garage. I guess it's not enough that we have six bikes for four people. Now there's a dismantled, half-painted bike too. It remains to be seen whether the boys will ever finish this project!
How was your week? What makes a memorable week for you?
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