This past week has been fun and full.
I love the summer for many things. Mostly because of the lazy mornings, nothing planed afternoons and finishing the day off with what should we do evenings.
Until the weekend hits and Doug gets his three days off. Then its time to go go go go go go.
He must of missed the memo I sent out with the summer schedule on it last month.
For this crazy weeks catch up I'm going to start with Wednesday and go backwards.
I think rewinding will be easier for me to remember everything.
Here we go....
My sister and I stole a few hours this week and had a lunch date. As with anytime I get to spend with her it was perfect.
Lots of laughs and stories.
I've heard her mention this restaurant a few times but we both thought it was only open for dinner so we never went.
Thank goodness we were wrong. It opens at 11.
The food was fantastic and the service perfect.
We sat out on the patio and soaked up as many sunshine rays as we could before they disappeared again behind the grey clouds that have been covering the Pacific Northwest this summer.
My sister ordered the french onion soup and margarita flat bread. I chowed down on the Cesar salad and pesto chicken flat bread.
All amazing but the surprise of the afternoon was the Chilled melon soup. AMAZING and such a treat. The owner Laura paired it with a yummy Riesling for us and it was perfect match. The wine took away the kick from the spices in the soup but left behind all of the flavor. It was such a treat to chat with Laura and find out that she started the restaurant with her two daughters.
I can't wait until the next time!
My lovely sister
The amazing Chilled melon soup
On Wednesdays and Mondays Wine bottles are 50% off and pours are a dollar off.
Live music Thursday-Saturday nights
$4 dollar drink specials
Monday - Bistro Margarita
Tuesday - Lemon drop
Thursday - Bulliet Manhattan
They even have brunch! From 9-2 on Sunday.
Now that I have you hungry and drooling over our lunch.
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I love that they think of this kind of stuff all on their own
But this was our favorite
Doug planned our go go go go weekend.
First adventure was a bike ride on the cedar river trail with a yummy picnic lunch.
The second ride was on the John Wayne trail. Doug has always talked about this trail and the amazing bridges on it that you can see from I-90. It's an old railroad track so it was nice and wide. Plenty of room for our wagon train.
Colin's new favorite protein snack.
We stopped half way up (6 miles) for lunch and a much needed break.
These kids were and are amazing. The ride ended up being close to 12 miles. That's a ton of miles when you are riding a little bike.
Molly LOVED the bridges!
Molly's wagon ride.
The end was found! Not the end of the trail but our end.
The long bridges you can see from the highway.
It was so worth it!! Very cool!
The ride back was all down hill and a ton of fun!
Little home girl would totally agree.
And this little lady barely made it out of the parking lot.
The big kids had VBS all last week. At the end of the week all of the families get to come and listen to the songs they had been practicing all week.
Molly was very excited for them.
This was Emilie's first year and Colin's second.
Lots of fun seeing them their together.
On the few days that were warm we had Popsicle that looked very similar to Molly.
On the other days there was lots of swinging and chatting on the phone.
Some more swinging
Even more swinging and still making some phone calls.
There is a good chance that, that phone is in her bed with her right now.
For the 6 years that we have lived in this home we have shared it with these tiny frogs.
Anywhere you look in the yard you can find one. Some are brown but most are green. They also like to hang by the front door. Live in the wreath and relax on the porch light.
I would miss these little guys if they were gone.
We took some fun cloud shots
This is exactly what this summer has been like.
One minute sunny and warm.
The next minute dark and raining.
No matter what the weather, when it is summer there will always be dirty feet, meals outside and sleepy faces.
Thank goodness for the fireplace.
When the sun gets stuck behind one of those grey clouds it gets a little chilly.
I know this was a crazy long post.
Thank you for hanging in there and sharing all of our memories with us this week.