Friday, July 3, 2009

Out For Dinner

How is your holiday week playing out? Ours will be quiet which - given the circumstances - is good. Sunday will be gathering day here at our house and we have no real plans until then. Of course, this is a NASCAR at Daytona weekend. Races are Friday night and Saturday night. Sunday can be devoted to our family antics.

Last evening was "Nana's Night Out." (It just wore me out but was worth the effort and all I have to do here at home is rest and wait.) We - includes all local kids - went to a casual steak house for a fun dinner. It was just what I needed to clear my mind. We ate peanuts, appetizers, salads, steaks - well most of us ate steaks. James had a big dilemma - steak or mac 'n cheese. The steak lost out but he did clean up his Caesar salad. James and Jesse are model citizens when we eat out - credit to parents for helping the boys learn restaurant manners. Harry took his camera and we made lots of pictures. I didn't realize how bad I look until I saw them.

I'm going to try to upload a video of a few of the pics from last evening. If they don't load, I'll try again sometime.


Anonymous said...

The warmth of being surrounded with love and laughter... the best medicine in the world!

Cheryl said...

Great slide show. Thank you for letting us into your life. Family is what it's all about, and I consider you family :)

I'm baking up a storm. Cookies and cracker candy. I'm heading to a reunion today on the street I grew up on. It's gonna be great.

Enjoy your day. I hope its full of fun and love.

Dear Liza said...

Loved the video...your family is beautiful.

Hugs, and lots of them, good friend. :)

happyone said...

Such a treat seeing all of the pictures! I wish I was part of your family! :-)
Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

Aunt Mary Ruth: Thanks for sharing the great family photos. Can't wait to see you on the bull girl. As mentioned before I know all will be well with you kido. I hope your 4th of July will be both enjoyable and restful. With the upmost admiration.....Ricky

Tee said...

So glad you were able to get out. It always helps just to get away from the house for a bit.