Welcome July! Along with that welcome we welcomed a visit by my Mom and my sister, Midge.
They arrived Friday afternoon and will go home tomorrow. This visit was so nice and quiet for us. Although my boys and their kiddos came by at different times and we had a few cookouts and runabouts...it was nice to have time to sit and chat and mostly just enjoy this wonderful weekend. The weather has been cool and lovely.
We sat around the fire Friday and cooked our dinner and just relaxed until dark and chill drove us indoors.
We went to the Farmer's Market on Saturday.
No, we didn't come by buggy!
Or horse!! We went downtown afterwards and saw the end of the annual "push 'em, pull 'em parade.
The kids in town all dress up in their red, white, and blue, and walk down the street and show their patriotism! (They even bring their pets!) It's fun to see the little ones in strollers and the bigger ones on bikes. It reminds me of my own childhood when we always had a kid parade through the town. While Mom was getting a Chiro treatment from Jack, Midge and I hiked downtown to a cute little place called "Downtown Perk".
Lots of old Ashland pics, signs and good coffee and muffins! I don't drink coffee but the day was cool enough for a hot cocoa...yum! The day was filled with some shopping, and visits from Grandkiddos.
Sunday found us taking in the annual icecream social at the Historical Society. I didn't have my camera so no good pics there. In the evening we went to the park for the "Pops in the Park" concert. It's always a good time to sit and enjoy the music.
Just bring your chairs and sit and relax. That's me in the middle! Hehe!
As always it was fabulous! Lots of good tunes and patriotic songs and songs to honor every branch of military service.
At the end the cannons go off for the 1812 Overture and the sparklers come out for "God Bless America". Very small town fun!
Jack left this morning for Scout Camp. He spent most of the weekend getting ready. When the tent goes up, you know it's camp time soon. Hope your week is a good one Babe! So today it's just Mom, Midge and I. Phil and the girls stopped by to shoot off some fireworks and visit with us.
Lex is getting good at driving. They drove all over and picked up the remains of the fireworks. Good, I hate when I run over the stuff with the mower! I think we'll pass on the fireworks tonight since the crowds get pretty heavy and parking is a challenge. Mom's done really well tromping around town with us but I'd hate to put her through the paces tonight...she's 90 after all...although I have a hard time remembering that! I'll miss them both when they leave tomorrow. Even Chubbs will be sad!
I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th and thanks to all who serve our wonderful country and who have served to make it possible to celebrate our freedoms! Happy July 4th! God Bless America!
Welcome to the Pines! I'm a wife of many, many years with my Chiropractor hubbie, the Mom to 4 all grown up boys/now men...and Grandmother to 9 super Grandkiddos. I work in surgery and my simple adventures are here for your amusement..can you take it?