Monday, June 21, 2010

I Heart Weekends.

Weekends. Ahhhhhhh. I just heart them.

Ours was a good one. John was in New Jersey last week. ALL last week. He got home around 7pm Saturday night, just in time to have a big piece of chocolate cake that the girls baked for him.

We miss him so much when he travels for work. Especially during the summer. We actually had a really good week (and I actually got more sleep than I usually do when he's gone) but we all feel out of sync when he's away.

He brought me a fun surprise! It's a Life is Good coffee mug
and I L-O-V-E it!
I saw a t-shirt with this "unplug" logo on it last summer in Durango and they were sold out of my size. I meant to go back and order one online but I forgot all about it until John called and mentioned that he was in the Life Is Good store getting t-shirts for the kids. I figured it was last year's design but asked him to look for it anyway. He found the mug instead and I swear that my coffee tastes even better when I drink out of it! 

John's Father's Day request was that we take him to Amanda's Fonda for dinner on the patio. Amanda's Fonda is a great little mexican restaurant down in Old Colorado City. Their patio is overlooks a little stream and is so shady and peaceful. We had a really nice evening and I think/hope John felt celebrated! 

We had such a relaxing day yesterday. It's a good thing too because this week is feeling full! It's full of good things though--VBS prep, lots of time with friends, a girls' night out, and a family camping trip! I'm excited just thinking about it all!

Three quick things:
1. We thought about taking the kids to New Jersey (the Jersey shore) with John last week, or in several weeks when he goes again because remember? It's Abbey's dream to go to the beach. I think we're going to pass on it though. Personally, I have no desire to go to New Jersey.

2. Can anyone recommend a good (and free) noiseware filter for photo-editing? The two pics above are in desperate need and the iphoto application didn't help quite enough.

3. Our summer really is feeling redemptive. Aside from the no-hiking-for-me mandate, we're enjoying these days so much. It's a drastic improvement over the summer of 2009.

8 comments: said...

Mer, Do you use Picasa? I personally love it and use it all the time even though we have Photoshop which I barely ever use.
Glad you are having a great summer. My husband was the delighted recipient of the Happy Hour Life is Good shirt and the Father Mows Best. Too funny. He loved them and they are SO SOFT.

Lauren said...

Your family is just too cute!!!! So glad Meredith that ya’ll are enjoying your summer. You deserve it!! :)

*carrie* said...

I have never been to Amanda's Fonda, even though I've wanted to go for a long time! Maybe we can meet there next time I'm in town . . .

Stephane said...

We like Amanda's as well. Have you tried The Loop in Manitou or played at the Arcade yet?

mel @ the larson lingo said...

I love your mug! Love it! Glad you had such a nice, relaxing weekend & that your summer is going well! :)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

Picnik is free and it's AWESOME. Seriously, try it out, you'll LOVE all the freebie features.

Your comments about NJ. Oh, you have no idea. No idea. Ha.

Gretchen said...

Tell Abbey to bring her fam to Gretchen's beach. Just sayin'.

Special K said...

I LOVE Amanda's Fonda. Dining on the patio is the best. :)