Somewhere along the way, I learned if I didn't like the way something was done, to do it myself. If you throw your own party, you get it just the way you want it. So, that's what I do. I'm sure some folks think I'm nuts, or maybe even cocky. But, I think it's important to celebrate yourself. It was a MOPS Monday with an ole MOPS mom speaking about interior design. Here's my recap. We had coffee club at Tracy's on Tuesday to discuss the electoral college. It was a great conversation that did get a bit spicy. We had a small group play date at the park and ended up playing in the river! Early release golf, a manatee stuck in a storm drain on our run! My pal, Trexler watched Voss while I snuck out and got a massage! Maybe that's when my Birthday party began! It was so nice! Then, we had a fun play date after! The littles and I had a fun zoo date on Friday. That night was first Friday at TCC. A bit chaotic with an extra child. Still, glow sticks on the lawn is the jam! Saturday morning was our first breakfast with Santa. TCC does such a wonderful job with this party! I actually put together a bed that morning, you know, before getting everyone dressed in coordinating, monogrammed outfits. I should get a medal for making that morning happen. We decided to do a room change- in the middle of the bustling holiday season. We turned Ellie's room into a play room and moved her back in with the middle two. We call it the sleeping porch- sorority style! We got rid of Ellie's queen size bed and bought a simple twin bed. I put that bed together "from scratch" as Ellie says ;-) I think they all like it so far! After breakfast, Phil left to play tennis. I finished upstairs then cleaned all downstairs. My sister Katie was in town for the weekend. She came at the perfect time, for me to go get the keg! Ellie had her first basketball game! She did so well! Lots of shots, but no points (yet)! We met friends at Christmas in Avondale after the game. The Thivierges are so smart. They got to Mellow Mushroom super early and got a table out front. They ordered pies for us and they were ready right when we arrived. Perfect! We wore the kids out then put them to bed. Time for my Birthday party- an old school keg party. I did a lot of word of mouth, FB posting and texts. So, it was a hodge podge. I was hoping for more people, but it was still a great group! We played flip cup, PH and keg stands. Dan played his guitar, the fire pit was roaring. Such a fun night! I rallied the next morning and took the kids to mass then breakfast with Santa (again). We had a relaxing day working on Christmas cards. Then Bentons came over for paddleboating and help finishing the keg. I fell in the river pulling the boat up- Ugh! Monday was my actual Birthday. Rat race to school, then the little kids had another breakfast with Santa, this time at MOPS. We went from there to coffee club at Vanessa's to discuss the Dakota pipeline. She's such a fantastic hostess! Another awesome conversation! I picked up the girls and headed to the dentist. I got a bunch of holes filled from where I have acid damage (throwing up during pregnancies!!!?) My sister helped watch the kids. Glad that all worked out! Phil took Ellie to basketball. I ran to Stevenson's house for the MOPS Leadership dinner. It turned into my Birthday party! So awesome! I'm so blessed to be surrounded by a great group of women! They made my day so special! Yesterday my parents took me to breakfast. Voss and I had a relaxing morning. We had a babysitter come and Phil and I took Ellie to her first Reconciliation then out to dinner. She really enjoyed the time with just the 3 of us. I'm so proud of her! I even got to go to confession, too! Dinner at Biscotti's- the best part was the chocolate mint cake! Today was quiet, too. Our road was being refinished so Voss was thoroughly entertained. He loved watching all the trucks. We went on the paddleboat after I got it all fixed up after my last mishap. Abigail and I finished the Christmas cards. We had spirit night at TF then religion class. It's time for Christmas!
I've tried to be intentional with a lesson in Thanksgiving this month. Every day, the girls and I have written thank you notes. They can choose to whom and which note card to use. Some are mailed, others given. I even did a few online. It was a good thing for all of us. The girls were off on Wednesday. I cleaned out my closet and cabinets and came up with a bunch of bags to bring downtown. I made the kids help me carry it all in, then take a tour of the facility. I don't know- they still seem to ungrateful and snotty sometimes. I'm close to taking away all their toys and having them spend time with another family. Not sure what else to do. Monday the littles and I went on a super fun play date to Rebounderz. Then, to lunch with MOPS pals. Voss and I picked up race packets, had a coffee/muffin date then went to story time on Tuesday. We loaded up on Thanksgiving books, including our favorite. That evening we went to our friend's farm to help feed the cows. A chore for them is super fun for us! Thanksgiving morning we got up and ran in the Thanksgiving Distance Classic- a 6K with the whole family. I'm so proud of us! A great new family tradition! After, we turned on the Macy's day parade and got cookin'! Phil took the turkeys to the Applegates and fried one and smoked one. My dad spent all week fixing the paddleboat. The grandkids had a ball watching the manatees. It was a gorgeous day. Mom, Dad, Aunt Susan and Bill came by boat. We had a great day together! The only glitch was one of the kids kicked a water pipe and broke it (night tag in the front yard). We had to turn all the water off and call a plumber Thanksgiving night. Pretty stressful. Luckily we got it fixed and all is good. I was happy to get a hot shower that night! We set up all our Christmas decorations the next morning. The kids were so excited! I think we were decorated inside and out by 10am! We went on a manatee adventure, CFA for lunch then a PH with the Suters. Phil did a guys night. Saturday, Ellie made us eggs, we did a girls run then celebrated Sofia's 2nd Monster Bash Birthday. They always do such a great job with the theme! That evening we went to the Hollands to watch the FSU, UF game. Happy to see a win! This morning was mass, b-fast then another relaxing Sunday. Phil took the girls to play ball again. I worked on Christmas cards. Another manatee adventure! The boat took on some water so I had to unplug it, drain it and pull it up. We toasted tonight at dinner that the paddleboat will live forever! Ha! Thanksgiving leftover wraps for dinner! Family rosary and the first purple candle- yay! Happy Thanksgiving!
We're getting ready for the big day next week! I'm hosting for the first time, so it's a pretty big deal! I posted on MOPS asking for tips and recipes. I got this brussel sprout one and a family cranapple one. Phil's planning to smoke and fry a turkey, with the help of our neighbors. Suzanne is doing the traditional broccoli salad, stuffing and shrimp appetizer. Marly and Ellie are in charge of this app and mashed potatoes. There will also be mac&cheese, rolls, fruit salad, gravy and pies for dessert. It's going to be good! We've been working on turkey napkin rings, courtesy of the Highlights magazine this month. I even got a white table cloth for this idea! At MOPS on Monday, Jan gave a great mentor mom moment on being thankful. Here's the recap. We also had a school choice wisdom panel. I was pretty stressed, but thankful we're making good school choices. Tuesday was special because we surprised my dad and supported him as he was awarded the National Distinguished Eagle Award. I'm so proud of him! It was really nice to have lunch as a family honoring him. Great help from the village helping with childcare, too! We did a Thanksgiving craft playdate that afternoon. Wednesday was a fun morning with the dentist. Always a treat! They are so good to us! It was early release with golf practice then religion class. The girls had a Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday. Ellie had her first basketball practice that afternoon and loved it. This is going to be great for her, I think. She's been dribbling the ball in the yard all week to practice. I love it! Then, girl scout that night. Friday we stopped in to mass to see Padre Pio's relics, then to an assisted living facility to hand out our Thanksgiving crafts we made. Then, Abigail had her Thanksgiving program. Lunch at La Nap. That night was the oyster roast. Yay, Riverkeepers! Saturday, Phil had a tennis match. We did a girls run, prepping for our race on T-day! Ellie had another b-ball practice. Another afternoon at the Hollands then pizza in the cul-de-sac. We were all asleep by 8pm! Nice! This morning was mass and a chaotic b-fast. Phil took the girls to play b-ball at my parents. I made turkey strogenoff for dinner. A crazy family rosary then bed. A great convo with eavoss tonight! And a nightcap with Old School. We have so much to be thankful for! We are truly blessed!
The week started well- we ran/rode bikes to school on Monday. I ran to MOPS for a leadership meeting. I was crabby over the lukewarm coffee, then got some perspective and got over it. I always love those meetings. Childcare and time with fab moms. I ran home. A gorgeous, fall afternoon. Voss and Abby played on porch while I read with the doors open. So nice! We got a surprise visit from my parents and their friends via boat. We got an afternoon boat ride- and even went to pick up the older girls at school by boat. Super cool! That night I went to the MOPS girls night. First we did some sorting at DESC. What an amazing organization! Then, we went to Burrito Gallery for dinner and drinks. So much fun! Made some new friends, too! Tuesday was election day! I went to Tracy's for a morning play date. We watched the election hype begin. Abigail had a make up ballet class. Phil left for a work/golf trip. A much needed break for him! I walked up to the polls with all the kids and cast my vote. My neighbors came over to watch the younger kids while Ellie and I went to a prep meeting for her Reconciliation for next month. So exciting! After I got the kids in bed, I poured my wine, got my chips and salsa and turned on NBC to watch the election results rolls in. You already know who won. Thus my depression. So, Wednesday I was just in shock, and over-tired. It was just terrible. I threw out an all call for a play date and only one person came by for about an hour. We drank coffee and complained together. It was therapeutic. I took the younger kids for CFA for an early lunch. I went for a great run that afternoon. Soccer practice was good- we all shared our shock. Phil came home in time to take the girls to religion class, which was nice. We had a park play date on Thursday with some FFC friends in Mandarin, which means more time for me to listen to NPR. I actually thought Thursday was worse. Reading my friends FB posts and the stories on NPR- I burst out crying a few times. The thought of Trump as a president sunk in. It was like someone died- I went through the phases of grieving. I didn't expect this at all. More ballet and then we baked a pie for girl scouts. Good thing I have all these distractions! Friday was Veterans Day. We slept in and went to Maple Street for breakfast. Comfort food! Reading all the Veterans Day posts didn't help. It's kind of a bittersweet holiday for me. I'm so proud of my brother and my dad. But I can't watch a "welcome home" scene without loosing it. Those are sad memories for me. It was a gloomy day, but we went to the beach- a great place to be! We checked out the new Sawgrass. So nice! We attempted a trip to Costco. Blah. We came home and relaxed for a bit. I brought my pal, Jess dinner. Phil and I met some friends out at Brew at the Zoo. At first it was bad. I thought the time was an hour earlier, then the lines were insane. We ended up leaving and grabbing a drink then coming back to wait in line. Once we got in, it was fine. We found our friends, Andrew and Zoe- then the Rattigans. Still pretty crowded. Not sure we'll do that again. We slept in on Saturday. I made breakfast. The older girls and I went on a run. They are getting better. They both pretty much ran the first mile without stopping. Marly had her last soccer game. I'm so proud of her! She played so well and even scored a goal! We went to lunch with the team afterwards. She got a trophy! We continued the party to the Hollands after- and even ended up staying for dinner. It was a fun day! This morning, we went to mass then breakfast. We did chores and cleaning- a relaxing afternoon. Voss is fighting a cold. He's better today after a long nap. Listening to his wheezy breathing is awful. I went on a 5.5 mile run. We enjoyed the awesome weather. Phil grilled chicken, I made salad. It was such a nice night. We did a family rosary and did early bedtime. This was a wonderful start to the week!
Halloween already seems like so long ago! We had a MOPS party with a costume parade. A bit of drama when a little friend hit his head on the side of a chair and went to the ER for stitches! A bit of gore to spice up the party! We did our street then to my parents then to Ortega Forest. We went with some friends around a loop. Phil and I ended the night with Chinese food and the Walking Dead. Yay! Happy Halloween! Tuesday turned out to be crazy. Voss and I did our usual story time. Ms. Bell is back and not very tolerant of kids running around. We went downtown for mass for All Saints Day. I was a bit late picking up Abby, but they were so sweet about it. Abigail had a make-up ballet class. I pushed it too much that afternoon by adding in a play date with one of Ellie's pals. I should have just omitted that one, but you know how I am. I was so scattered and raced home, changed then headed back out for Kindergarten moms night out. That was super fun, just what I needed! The next day my parents helped me by watching the younger two so I could go with Ellie on her field trip to Sweet Pete's. Because that's just what we need- a candy shop right after Halloween?! They tried to make me feel guilty for not buying her candy. Yeah, right! We've got 2 pillow cases of candy! They have been eating it for breakfast before I make it downstairs (I found out today)! It was a pretty neat trip, though. They turned it into a science lesson- making candy! I'm glad I went. That afternoon was soccer- religion was canceled so we went to dinner at the Hollands. Great blue cheese burgers! Thursday was somewhat of a down day- but I ran around doing errands and prepping for the weekend. Friday was moms morning at Costco. Sorta hoakie but it was neat to walk around with friends to see what they usually buy. That afternoon, my pal Kelly from 2nd grade came over with her husband, kids, and in-laws. We got babysitters and went to the TCC party, Gormet on the Green. So! Much! Fun! Possibly too much fun, since it ended at Lillians at 2am! Oh dear! Saturday was super rough since it began so early with a photo session, then a soccer game then we all went to the navy vs. Notre Dame game. Gorgeous day for a navy win! Phil and I felt super popular knowing all these cool navy people. We had great seats! We got into the club, then invited up to the cabanas with the swimming pools! We also took a great pic with a pal who did the fly over! Very cool! That evening I took the girls to a spaghetti dinner then to play at a park. We were wiped out by then! This morning we got an extra hour with daylight savings! We were still late to mass, though. It was a calmer day, though. We did breakfast at TCC then chores. I took the older girls to a Birthday party then we brought dinner to the Thivierges and played in their yard for a while. We did a family rosary, new Sunday tradition then bed. Life is on fast-forward now. Here it comes!
The cool weather left. Our jack-o-lanterns melted. It's back to FL fall, meaning maybe a breeze- but you better be wearing shorts. It was nice to have MOPS on Monday. I did a recap here. That's probably the 3rd time I heard the speaker, and I tend to do our arts and crafts at the library- free and no mess for me. The coffee was amazing and I love the social part. Ruth gave a great mentor mom moment. I'm going to follow up with that this week, I think. Voss and I did story time and the park again. We rode bikes to school on Wednesday. As we're putting on helmets to leave, I realize the girls' tires are flat! I had to pump them all up, then pretty much sprint to school. You know I was huffing and puffing! I got an oil change and car detail, which is always nice. I brought Ellie's teacher dinner- her first day back from a super short maternity leave! Then, golf, soccer and religion. I've been noticing something a little off during the week as I 'mom'. It occurred to me that I'm usually pretty pregnant at this phase of life. On Thursday, Voss and I used an old gift card to Sweet Theory then I went on a 5 mile bridge run downtown. I used to do that run every week with girlfriends back in the day. But, I'm usually pregnant when I have just one child at home. This is new for me. I have all this flexibility. It's kina strange. I'm not sure how I feel about it just yet. I'm entering into uncharted territory. I signed up for some races so the running needs to be for real now. Friday was coffee club at Katherine's. I brought the Applegate girls with me so I was back up to 4. The conversation was on Universal health care-is it a privilege? Or a right? We had a great conversation. We discussed drugs abuse, obesity, poverty, choices, religion- I mean it took us all over. Although, I guess that's what health care will do. Kat may have finally opened me up to allowing the private sector to step in and see how that works. Friday afternoon we had CEE. I made 2 crock pots of chili. It was just the right amount. We had a great group and covered a bunch. Although, I've got a long list of things to work on for next time. That's always fun. Marly had a soccer game first thing Saturday morning. It launched us into a busy day! Cousins, aunt Suzanne and Mimi & Papa came to the game. Lucky Marly to have such fanfare! My pal, Vanessa had car issues so we took her older two to the next event, Mark's 4th Birthday party. Bounce house and pool! Voss loved all the cars, trains and trucks (Mark is the youngest of 3 boys). We took Vanessa's boys home then went to the next party- the Nixon twins turned 4! Lots of cake! I tried to stay up for the FSU-Clemson game. I made it to half time with my cookie dough milkshake. Then, passed out. This morning we went to mass then b-fast. It was a nice, relaxing day. Lots of chores, homework, naps, boat ride. We did a girls run and picked up some cousins for the run home. We had salad for dinner (to prep for candy tomorrow). It's Halloween Eve!
I did a bunch of nothing this week. That means, I didn't plan anything. The kids played with their own toys and watched TV. I participated in a dicey FB debate regarding this article. I lost at least one night of sleep over it. Always a good time, raising my blood pressure. Book Club was pretty good, even though the book made me miserable (Girls), I think I mentioned it last week. Kat did an awesome job with the theme, though. That always makes it fun! I read my brother's winning script from the festival in Houston. I'm so proud of you, Erik! Google Florida Man, just for fun. Voss and I did story time and a play date in the park. Abigail got to go to ballet twice to make up for me last week! Phil got to go to a leadership thing in Amelia Island so we had a fun pm play date. Gorgeous weather this week! We watched the final round of debates. Thursday was a marathon day so it's good the morning was quiet. Marly got to have a special lunch for her friend's Birthday. It was the girl's school fall festival. I volunteered in their class booths- pony rides and basketball (what happens when I have 3 kids in school?!) Lots of fun but I was wiped out! I'm so thankful my pal, Jessica brought Abigail from ballet and then entertained her while I wore Voss and volunteered! For girl scouts that night I was in charge of snack. I made 20 fruit cups. Friday was a planning day. We slept in and went on a MOPS play date to Conners Amazing Acres, this awesome corn maze. The weather was perfect! We spent all day out there! It was so much fun! That night we went to an ugly pumpkin party. Our pumpkin won 2nd place! I made my first batch of white chicken chili. The weather dropped that night so it really does feel like fall! Great night! As usual we stayed too late. Marly had a soccer game in the morning. We took a family trip to Costco. Phil played tennis. We carved pumpkins and roasted marshmallows. We all went to bed early. Such a nice night! Today we slept in and went to the later mass then headed over to the church bazaar. They had a fun O'Matthews pub. The kids loved all the bouncy things and class booths with games. They also spent a lot of time in bingo. We went back over to the Bentons for more chili this afternoon. We're just waiting for the new season of the Walking Dead starting tonight! Halloween is coming!
The Hurricane threw me off. First, my room is in disarray. The carpet is ripped up and rolled to the corner so my furniture is all over the place. It's amazing how un-zen that can make me! Also, I'm reading the book club book, The Girls. It's putting me in an awful mood. It's an awful book. And I'm getting all emotional about politics on Facebook. Deep Breath. So, this was a hard week to get back into the swing of things. In fact, I wouldn't exactly say that I'm back. I'm still all over the place (but aren't I always!) Voss and I did story time and lunch at the park on Tuesday. We went to the Choice Wine thing that night and it was much better this week. The topic was about making the most of the moment. Always a good conversation. I totally forgot that I had planned a play date with my friend April and was bringing her dinner. So there was a scramble on Wednesday morning. I picked up a Stoffer's lasagna and bagged salad and donuts at WD and headed to Julington Creek. Luckily, April is cool like that and we had a nice visit. My mom and I went to check out bridesmaids dresses for Katie's wedding on Thursday. I totally flaked and forgot about Abigail's ballet class that afternoon! We went to the FYC Halloween party. I was so busy trying to get homework done and everyone dressed and ready! Agh! Neat party, though! On Friday we met Kim and her kids at the new Boone park (mine fell asleep in the car of the first half of the play date!). Then we walked to Mellow for pizza. The weather has been perfectly fall. Awesome park weather! We went to dinner at TCC for a make-up first Friday. The kids loved the glow sticks on the lawn. Voss got a cold and started wheezing so we didn't stay too long. He was creeping me out yesterday with his forced breathing. We've been using his inhaler. We ran in the Stockton Fun Run. We signed up to do the 5K but we only made it about 1.5. We chilled out most of the day. Phil took Marly to watch a tennis match. We went to the Assumption fall festival. Ansley came with us and then babysat for a few hours when we got to go to a yummy client dinner at Orsay. We went to mass, met up with Ansley's mom and headed to Elisa's butterfly Birthday party. Voss was much better today. Those 2 naps yesterday helped! Marly had a soccer game and team pictures. We took a little break then went to Leo's Birthday party. A full day! I'm hoping to be back in the groove next week!
Well the week started out great. Monday was my Godson's 10th Birthday! The girls rode bikes and I ran with the younger two to school. We did flag raising (still trying to figure out how to do that with multiple kids, who do you stand with?). Then, I ran to MOPS. We had a leadership meeting. Afterwards I got a ride with Vanessa's mom to Mellow for lunch. We did have a brief scare where we locked my kids in her car with it running as we were leaving. Luckily, Abigail can get out of her car seat and climbed into the front seat and rolled down the window! Amazing! That night was the Choice Wine program at St. Matthews. I wasn't a fan of the break out group this time. We had a closed-minded old man who gave me a nasty vibe. Tuesday was rainy, a storms a comin'. Voss and I did storytime then played in the library for a while. That night Phil took Ellie to her first Reconciliation class- prepping for her first Sacrament in December! Wednesday I braved it and took the younger two to a corn maze. It was supposed to be a MOPS play date but I was the only one who showed up. It was rainy and we got wet. But it was fun! They closed the place early. On the way home I got a call telling me school would be closed for the next two days. That's when we started making plans. Phil lived through Hurricane Andrew. No way were we staying in town for this one. Hurricane Matthew was on it's way to hit Jacksonville Friday afternoon! I called Tallahassee for hotel rooms but they were sold out for Friday night! I talked to my cousin who was in Orlando for a conference and calmed her down. It gave me an idea. Orlando! Yes, it was still in "the cone". But the storm was projected to ride the coast. Maybe we could get a Disney vacation out of this? While Phil tied down everything outside, I booked a room in Orlando through the weekend and packed us up. We left that night and checked in. We ended up with a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom suite! It was perfect! We got up early Thursday morning and headed to Epcot. It was overcast and a little drizzly, but we had our Mickey ponchos! The weather worsened and they closed the park at 5pm. By then, we had done everything! We did have some stress getting groceries (since our reservation in Germany didn't work out). Publix was a mad house! But we had a nice Red Baron pizza dinner at our dining room table. While we slept the storm passed Orlando. We spent the next day in our PJs watching movies, reading library books, braiding hair and eating cheese poofs. It was great! We watched the Hurricane go up the coast to Jacksonville. By then, Orlando opened back up. The next morning we went to the Magic Kingdom. Great day! We stayed for the light parade, one of the final ones! We had to switch out of rooms but stayed in the same hotel, since we extended a night. Our neighbor sent us pictures of our house. No power, but everything seemed fine. School was closed for another day. We decided to stay another night in Orlando. We did the hotel pool then hit DIsney Springs. We did T-Rex for lunch, rode the water taxi to Port Orleans then had ice cream for dinner! A new hotel and the presidential debates! We got word that our house had power so we came home this morning. We did a great job of turning the school closure and storm anxiety into a family Disney vacation! Turns out we do have some water damage in our master bedroom, the guest room and perhaps a few places in the ceiling. Now that it's dry, it's hard to tell (maybe until the mildew sits in?) so places are still popping up. Yuck! And we have some nastiness in the yard from the river and lost our shed. We are so thankful for our fabulous vacation, our homes, lives and each other. 'Eh I've been fighting Matthew for years ;-)
Another week with the Bravos. I'm not reading any books right now. I'm waiting on my book club book from the library. In the meantime, I'm reading some MOPS Starry Eyed stuff that they send me. There's some good stuff in there. The theme is a lot about slowing down and having a good time this year. One of the practices said to capture daily snapshots (mentally). I liked that. I thought about how the water looks like it has sparkles when the sun is setting. Or Abigail picking flowers on our runs. Or reading with Marly on the white couch. Or Voss giving me a hug. Sweet moments. I also have been reading a lot of political articles. I got so caught up in a friend's immigration post on FB. I had trouble sleeping one night. Whew! It is fall, which means maybe the mornings are a bit cooler. There's a nice breeze here or there. But it's still hot. Here's the recap of our MOPS meeting on Monday. I'm doing that blog now, too. Phil and I stayed up Monday night to watch the debate. I feel like it was sorta like watching my parents fight. Voss and I did story time and the park again. I convinced a few friends to join us at the park for a picnic this time. That was nice. We had Choice Wine again on Tuesday. This time talking about finances. Ugh. Wednesday I hosted coffee club- Clinton vs Trump. Although we were all Clinton supporters so we all just agreed on everything. We need more conservatives to show up! It was a busy afternoon with golf, soccer and religion class. Phil and I got Chinese and watched This is Us, my new favorite show. Voss and I had a pool play date with a little pal, Clay. That afternoon Phil and I got a last minute sitter and went to a new Mojos opening. It was a nice date night. Friday we went to St. Simon Island for a play date. No pictures but I sat on a raft in the pool playing catch with Voss. Super nice! That afternoon, we played in the Wine & 9 with the Napoleons. It was such a gorgeous night. Lots of wine with fun friends! Late night, though! We slept in on Saturday and had a nice breakfast. Marly had a soccer game. Phil played tennis. We watched the Wizard of Oz. That afternoon we went to Regan's 40th Birthday party at this new place, South Kitchen. Then, we headed to OP to have dinner at Phil's boss's house. A busy party weekend. It was nice to take it easy today. The Bentons came to bfast with us after mass today. Then we did Sunday Funday. A bit breezy out on the paddleboard but still so nice! Happy Fall, Y'all!