Hello Weekend

Why, Hello Weekend.

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We spent ours all nice and relaxed.  Yesterday, we took a boat ride over to our amazing friend Connie’s home.  It’s where our boat adventure started, and it only seemed right.  She’s an absolute gem, for about a million reasons and it was awesome getting to ride down her beautiful creek, just to say hello.

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And this smile?  On this guy?  I don’t think there’s anything better than it.  And he’s absolutely loving the boating life, orange vest and all.

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This girl spent a good portion of the afternoon, doing this.  Because she’s a fisherwoman… she fishes.  Like a champ.  “Mom,” she tells me, “It’s easy.  You just do this.”  And then she swings out her line and every time it makes me smile.  She’s got the casting down, but for the life of us, I think that we need to somehow actually figure out how to catch something in our beautiful bay.

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And because you’d never know by looking at his sister, this guy will show you that it was actually pretty cold last night.  Somehow, during the summer that we found outdoor fun, it happened to be one of the coldest we’ve had.  Oh well.

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After we got home, I tackled the task of putting the new wheel thing on the boat.  The old one was rusted with a broken wheel.  And the new one was awesome.  But it took me a good hour to actually get it on, because it was much more complicated than it looks.  Regardless, I’m proud to have contributed to improving our boat.

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And while I worked, I enjoyed the company of these two girls.  And I will take the opportunity to once again, give a shout out to the best pet we could ever have hoped for.  Our kids still love her and fight about who gets to take her out and she is just awesome.

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Today’s adventures happened here.  Our kids were invited to an afternoon birthday party, so Jer and I took a little scooter ride up to the North Fork.  We stopped here for lunch, because I’ve always wanted too.  Mostly because of this cool sign.  I have to admit.  It wasn’t my favorite lunch ever.  But it was an experience and I got a fun sign picture out of it.

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We continued on to a cool farm stand.  Where we paid $3 for this Long Island brewed root beer.  And I have to say, it was worth every penny because it was absolutely delicious.  It must have been the secret blend of botanicals.

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Also, while there, I found the best deal for corn I’ve ever seen.  Unfortunately, we only eat like 4 ears a week, so unless it would keep for the next few months, I figured I’d better pass.  However, if you’re in the market for 40 ears of corn, I know just where you can find it.

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I’ll be honest.  Jeremy let me pick our destination, and I picked the North Fork, solely so that I could make my yearly trek up to this place.

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And when standing in line and figuring out what to pick, I thought YOLO (literally, I did) and I went for the small Mint Chip in the ginormous rainbow sprinkle dipped waffle cone.  It was under $5 and it was epic.  I should confess though, that I took one bite of the cone and realized that I’d probably put myself in a sugar coma if I actually ate the entire thing, so I ended up ditching most of the dipped cone for my general health’s sake.

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And that was our weekend.  After our scooter ride, I went to pick up our kids, and then proceeded to stretch the time by another hour to catch up with friends and watch the kids play a healthy game of backyard soccer.  This coming week marks our last week before school starts, so we are going to do our very best to enjoy every minute of it.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed a wonderful weekend as well!

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lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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