I spent a blissful weekend celebrating love and marriage, kids and grandkids, enjoying food and music and dancing.
First comes love and marriage (and dancing)!
My niece was the photographer!
We attended a beautiful lake-side wedding celebration at the Heidel House Resort & Spa in Green Lake on Friday afternoon. The daughter of long-time friends (and my current employers), there were plenty of old friends & familiar family members with which to visit & party! We had a great time... and DANCING! Even though I rolled on my left ankle real good on the path to the ceremony, and it was swollen and sore, I can't remember the last time I danced so much... because dancing is not like walking! (It's getting a little better everyday.)
Then come kids & grandkids!
Saturday was a Gin day! Her mom & pop were working at the 2nd Electric City Experience music festival in our little city. She's still a little sleepyhead, but was awake plenty... and starting to engage. There's eye contact, cooing back and forth, and the occasional 1/8th of a smile... she's 6 weeks old today!
And Food & Music!
We walked down to meet Ali when she was finished, grabbed some food & beverage, and listened to some tunes.
It was hot as blazes all day long, so quite welcome to see the sun go down. At dark, for the first time in many years, there was a fireworks show! I was already in my PJs, but slipped on some yoga pants and walked to the end of my block where I had a good-enough view.
I had a quick fly-by hug with Annie & Addison on Saturday. They were in the area for soccer again, but heading right back home for Mack's 11th (and therefore GOLDEN) birthday party!!
On Sunday, I took Jün for a little while.
STRIPE STUDY. ;)
Oh, there's milk on my chin? Let me show you how I do that.
Fantastic garden helper & waterer extraordinaire!
Later on Sunday, we had beverages out on the pergola and split up some planters full of succulents.
Also evidence of my overdue first pedi of the season!
It's difficult to process the horrors of the weekend after spending so much of it in a snuggly warm baby bubble: the nonsensical attack and murder of Christina Grimmie in Orlando, and the incomprehensible and horrific mass shooting that happened later. Truth is, they may never be "processed," and shouldn't be... you, me, we shouldn't have to.
Kitty says: Be fierce in love. #loveisloveisloveislove