Monday, June 22, 2015

Weekend Recap

We had a busy weekend at the SHITMON.  It started out by pouring concrete on Friday afternoon about 3:30.  We have a handy friend or two and we were eating by 7pm that night. I personally didn't do much-- I handed a few items to people and kept the dogs and myself out of the way!  Once they finished, we had some smoked meats and drinks for everyone.

Saturday we worked around the house.  Char and I put some flowers in the ground while DJ worked on the tiling and dirt work.  We headed into town to see some friends before Char made us some bruschetta.  We got some pizza and a movie to go with it and called it a night.

Sunday DJ got up and mowed while Char and I slept in.  Once he finished we moved hay around and delivered it to his longtime customer.  We also pulled out a few dead trees that needed replaced.  We wound up at the neighbors for supper.  We got back home and DJ went in to cleanup for bed while I went out to do chores.  I watered all my flowers and then headed toward the barn when I discovered that we have mulberries growing!  
I'm not sure how I've lived there for over four years and haven't discovered this before!!  I ate all of them that were ripe or close to ripe.  I stopped on my way back from the barn just to make sure I didn't miss any.  My summer has been made!! :)

Friday, June 12, 2015

Catch Up

Pretty sure that's all I ever do on here is play catch up!!

Last weekend DJ, Brother Chris, Mel, and I went to North Dakota for a wedding.  It's always fun when you travel with others for the first time.  We'd all never been in a car together for more than an hour so I wasn't sure what to expect.  People have different habits/routines-- personally I don't stop until I need fuel.  Probably why people hate going far with me.  Thank Pa for that!  It ended up going very smoothly (minus the rental car ordeal...).  Of course I can't talk for any of them--I was asleep or attempting to sleep most of the ride!

We got there Friday evening and had a few drinks before heading to the rehearsal dinner.  We weren't in the wedding, we just crash rehearsals.  We ate, they rehearsed, everyone drank, and then we went back to the campfire for s'mores and drinks.  After three failed attempts at s'mores I gave it up for the evening.  We called it a night and headed to our air mattress.

We got up in the morning and Byrnes and DJ made breakfast for us.  For some reason Byrnes was surprised that the Knollies were the only couple prepared for camping-- I was a little offended!!

It started raining shortly after so we just hung out under the cabin's overhang until it was time to get ready for the wedding.

It was the sweetest wedding ever!!  They wrote their own vows and read them to each other.  Adorable.  I can only imagine what DJ would have written for ours...

After the reception we headed to the fire ring and got the bonfire started.  We called it quits pretty early since we had to get up and clean and pack before we could leave in the morning.

Although it was a short trip, I think we all had a good time.  I even got DJ to smile (although pretty creepily) for a picture!