We’ve been lucky and had great weather for the Victoria Day long weekend. Such a nice reprieve after a long winter. The windows are open, the lilacs are blooming (so fragrant!) and the birds are chirping. Summer is here and I couldn’t be happier about it.
This weekend I actually went to yoga twice (and I have the sore muscles to prove it), read some more of the book that I haven’t been able to touch in two weeks, and even worked on a couple of blog projects. It’s been amazing to have a little bit of a break this weekend and just relax. We’re looking to have a busy summer ahead of us, so I want to enjoy these more relaxing weekends when we can.
Last night I went with my family to my Aunt and Uncle’s cottage. Seeing this picture made me realize that the picture I posted on Friday was from before they raised it and added a basement. It looks so much different now and the view from inside is that much higher that you can see more of the property. Now they have a great basement space as well, complete with a family room and laundry room.
Inside the screened in front porch is a plaque my parents gave them years ago for Christmas. Hard to believe this cottage has been around for 93 years! I guess they’ll need to host a centennial party in 7 years!
After an awesome BBQ dinner, my brother and I headed down to the water. It was so quiet and calm out there.
My little brother, all grown up….in a button up shirt no less. It seems like just yesterday he was running along trying to keep up to my sister and I and now we’re just trying to keep up to him.
Just as nice back at the cottage too, with the sunset casting light across the cozy living room.
After a long and snowy winter, it’s worth it to see these full blooms. All that snow turned into plenty of much needed water for the trees. Hopefully it will be a great year for fruit!
The highlight of the night was getting to see the new paint job my uncle got on his 1955 Chevy Pickup. Its now a lovely shade of Cashmere Blue
My family picked it up on a road trip to Dallas, Texas in the summer of 2005 and back then it was spray painted a dark green. That was an amazing trip – all the way up Route 66.
There was one little mishap – a firework tipped over in the wheelbarrow and shot out towards the fireworks team. They all scattered for cover, while my uncle rushed over to make sure that his freshly painted truck was safe and sound in the garage.
Enjoying a day at home today with Garrett and Whiskey. We’re still in our PJs and contemplating an afternoon hike and picnic before the thundershowers show up.