Wow this month has flown by in the blink of an eye. We have been having a blast, entertaining and being entertained. It has been a lot of fun and this week is going to be another whirlwind.
Last night, our niece, Stephanie, and her husband, Tom, hosted another family party. It was a great gathering. All the siblings, most of the kids and most of the grand-kids were there. It is the last time we will all be together before Larry heads back next Saturday and Mary heads back on August 2nd.
Today, Nicole and Pierre are working a craft show for their Petoskey and Pine products. We are going to go take a walk around and check out their competition. Tonight, Frank and I, Larry and Mary, and Dick and Jackie, are going out to dinner. Tomorrow is Larry and Mary's 51st Wedding Anniversary so we will celebrate this evening.
Sunday, Mary's sister, Susie and her husband, Tony, are coming to stay for a day or two. Our sister in law, Rebecca, will be joining us for dinner as well.
Monday we are meeting Nicole, Pierre and Anthony for an early lunch before they go to work. Between being in the restaurant business and the soap business, they were not available for either of the family gatherings. We are meeting Mary's cousin, Michelle, and her husband, Jerry, for dinner in the evening.
Monday would have been my Pop's 101st birthday and my brother, Dan's, 64th birthday. My brother, Dan's longtime partner and mother of his two youngest children, passed away on Thursday morning. I find comfort in knowing that they are together again. They loved each other very much.
Tuesday we have our Angel Face so Grampy will make her spaghetti. This seems to be our weekly routine.
Wednesday is clear thus far. Thursday night we are going to Roz and Ron's for dinner. Friday night we are going to dinner with our friends, the Greens and the Lents' at a new restaurant that has opened in the area. One of Rob's friends is the chef and we will be celebrating John's birthday and retirement both of which occur on Friday.
So, as you can see, there are not many meals at home but I will share what we will be enjoying on those few days.
Out for dinner
Rum Glazed Pork Tenderloins
Baked Russet and Sweet Potatoes
Corn on the Cob
Summer Squash with Lemon and Basil
Dessert by Rebecca
Out for dinner
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Dinner at Roz and Ron's