Tuesday, 5 July 2016

What A Weekend!!!!!!

Sometimes plans get re-arranged...

Friday was the holiday...but...very high winds and rain changed things...

Saturday was a much better option for everyone...

Just look at that sky!!!

Miss V headed for the beach...and she spent a long time collecting "SPARKLY" rocks...

She lined them all up on the beach deck...

And....gave everyone a special one each ♥️

You see we have ANOTHER log on the beach...it washed up on Friday...

I got my Son and SIL to drag it up to the wall...

I wanted to keep this one!! hahaha!

You can see in the top picture...a log is wedged in there...

No way we could move that one...sooooo heavy... 







The hammock got a real work out that day...I laughed so hard!!!

My son was swinging us really high...YIKES!!

SIL Jeff worked with boyfriend to install another canopy umbrella on the deck...

The more shade the better!! Although...it was too windy to put any up that day!














Miss V had a ball with the bubbles that Auntie Lissa and Uncle Jeff brought her!!

And...

We played Horse Shoes and Ring Toss!!

Nana was pooped!!



As the sun moved West...so did we!!

I love that about our property...lots of spots to enjoy the sun...or the shade...and to get shelter from the crazy winds on this Great Lake...


Dinner on the sunporch...my favorite thing!!

Tomatoes with Bocconcini cheese...olive oil and fresh basil.. 

2 Gluten free Lasagnas...Veggie and Meat...

Fresh crusty bread...but not for everyone!!! Lissa suffers from Celiac...thus the gluten free lasagna!!

To be honest...I cannot tell the difference...except in the $ of the noodles! 

Hopefully they will find a cure for this horrible disease...:o(

  










After dinner...

It was time for Miss V and her sparklers!!!

First time for her!

She was thrilled!!

No fireworks, as too windy!

Perhaps on the next long weekend on August 1!!!!



At the end of the day....






                                 Just look at that sunset.............



Thanks for hanging in for such a long post!!

And...I have tons of flower pics to share!!

Jsut getting ready to go and pick up Miss V for the day...as we are heading back to the cottage on Wednesday....having friends out on Thursday...very excited!

The weather is back to the humidity...

Heat warning in effect for Toronto and surrounding areas...

Miss V and I have a few errands to run...

And then we will be spending the afternoon in the pool!!!

                                     YIPPEEEEEEE!!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful long weekend...

Enjoy the rest of your week...not sure if I will be back here with another post before we leave...

Getting harder to post in these summer months, eh??

IG is sooooo quick and easy...and I get to share photos over there...

If you are on IG, look me up...send me a request!!


                    Enjoy your day my friends...

                            Cheers!

                                linda ♥️





52 comments:

  1. Fantastic weekend! Again, I wish your blog had a tasting feature! It is so nice that you are all still able to gather together to enjoy these weekends. Enjoy this great summer week coming up. -Jenn

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    1. Hahaha! Thanks Jenn!
      We don't live very far apart...so we are very lucky...
      Yes...will do...spent the afternoon splashing around with Miss V!

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  2. Looks like you had a lovely weekend! Happy Canada Day! Our Fourth was rainy and windy! And cold! haha. We celebrated inside all weekend...had fun but it sure didn't feel like summer!

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    1. Our only crappy day was Friday...but it cleared by 4pm...
      Love having all my kids together ♥️

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  3. Sounds lovely and what lovely and beauty is my Miss V, hugs to you and her :) :) :)
    Nice pictures !!

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    1. Thanks for the hugs Gloria...sending some your way!

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  4. All the food you make looks so good!

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    1. Because I am an excellent cook! hahaha!

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  5. perfect title for this post.
    she is so dear lining up her sparkly stone collection.
    love these family gettogether posts dear bean.
    and your food pictures always look so delicious. ♥
    have a grand time when you return tomorrow!

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    1. She just loves the wide open space! Never stops running around!
      Except for the frequent hugs and "I love you's" ♥️
      Looking forward to some time out there!

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  6. Happiness!
    I am going to call you Twinkle Toes:)
    Doesn't a child..just make everything better?:)
    Everything looks perfect..the food..the settings..seatings..all:)
    Love the KCourt sign too!

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    1. Indeed Monique...they sure do ♥️
      thanks so much for the kind words.....
      Isn't the sign great!!

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  7. What an action packed cottage visit with your v=budding princess busy bee . . . helping her queen . . . :)
    Lovely photos Linda and yes I can see that log is heavy . . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie...
      Action packed for sure! hahaha!
      Both logs are heavy...it took a small village to move the one I wanted to keep!
      Not sure my boyfriend was too happy about it!
      If we had left it...it would have been gone that evening...the winds were mental!!
      Wonder what we will find tomorrow???????

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    2. Maybe some false teeth . . . haha

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    3. and that sunset is beautiful . . :)

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    4. Hahaha! and...yes, it was!

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  8. She is growing up ! getting big so fast !! Tell her to slow down :)
    It all looks great, happy for you ...

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    1. Hi Candice!
      She will only be 4 in a few weeks...makes me sad that she is growing up...
      I want to keep her little....

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  9. Perfect title, I agree, "Wow." The family togetherness shows in your amazing photos. I like the court sign, the yummy food photos, you and Miss V. in the hammock, the feet, the beach, rocks, your kids, whew. Actually, I like everything. Have a great extended weekend, We'll be in NYC for my son's big 40th birthday bash! Take care...

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    1. Talk about "Wow"...you sure get around Miss Hester!
      That will be so much fun...pictures please!!
      Have a great time!!

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  10. Looks like you had a fun Canada Day! We enjoyed our fourth with family, but it was as hot as blue blazes. 101 with heat index of 108. This evening is much better, cool even. Now, I can handle that.

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    1. Really hot here again too Laurie!
      Escaping to the lake breezes!

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    1. Thanks Laurie.....hope you are well....

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  12. What a great holiday weekend! The lake looks lovely and Miss V is as cute as ever.
    :0)

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    1. It was a great day...for sure...and...yes she is♥️
      How are you?

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    2. Our week is coming to a close. They're leaving early tomorrow, hoping to make a stop at a friend's in Chicago on the way home. I'm sure to be tired this weekend.
      :0)

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  13. Oh! I love that big, white log. Spectacular.
    I used to collect sparkly stones, too. Fun!
    Great family pics and I love the food shots. You're making me hungry and I just finished dinner.
    Enjoy your return trip. Hugs.

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    1. She's a beauty, eh Suzanne? I thought it would make a great bench for the fire pit!
      She loved the sparkly ones!
      Enjoy your week...

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  14. Wonderful post and photos . Looks like all had a great time . No rain for us for a few weeks just lots of sunshine and humid air . I am not quite up with IG yet but I will get there soon . Thanks for sharing , Have a great day !

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    1. No rain there? We did have rain there last Friday....I need to get my hose out!
      Enjoy your week Elaine!

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  15. Best ever holiday weekend here in a long, long time.
    Glorious weather . . .
    Hot and humid moved in today . . . steamy and thankful for air conditioning . . .
    Loved Miss V's "rock collection border!"
    Reminded me of the rock sculpture I have on the porch that "my littles" made when they were Miss V's age. Those "littles" are now 18-26 . . . Wonderful memories you are making each visit to the cottage . . . Happy days my friend!

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    1. It sure has been a steamy Summer so far, eh Lynne??
      We all love when she is around ♥️

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  16. It sounds like another lovely weekend at your paradise home! I love seeing things through Miss V's eyes. They don't tire out as easily as we do!

    We have a heat wave coming, too. How ironic---we are miles and miles apart!

    Jane

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    1. When her and her Mom left...she was sad to go...but asleep within 10 minutes!!
      She tires us all out...a good thing, for sure!!
      I guess it moves from East to West!!
      Enjoy the rest of your week Jane...

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  17. It looks like the best holiday weekend Linda. Little Miss is growing like a weed, getting taller by the day. I love that she finds sparkly rocks, a very girly idea. What a great pic of you two in the hammock; you must get so much joy from your cute granddaughter. The pink sunset is beyond gorgeous.
    Tried to find you on Instagram and put in a request. I have a different bird name over there :)

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    1. She sure is tall! She will be 4 in a few weeks!
      We had a ball in the hammock! My son took the pics, as he was pushing us!
      I have accepted your request on Instagram...happy to be following you!

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  18. Loks like another fun weekend! We fell in love with that sort of salad on our recent trip to Italy.

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    1. Hi Furry!!
      The salad is delish! Italy,eh? Fancy....

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  19. Glad you had a great time! I look forward to the flowers! It looks as though life at the cottage is wonderful!

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    1. Wonderful is the perfect word!

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  20. Looks like a lovely time was had by all! So fun to see you and your family at the cottage again!
    xo Kris

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    1. Having an incredible summer, Kris...so hot!!

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  21. Mmmmm, nothing says "summer" to me like a nice fresh Caprese salad! Happy (belated) Canada Day!

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  22. That looks like a fun time Linda. I like your 'new logs'. ;) My family has returned home yesterday so it is pretty quiet here. :( I miss them like crazy! I hope you're having a good weekend. We're in a damp, wet and cold spell for now but next week looks promising again. Take care. Hugs. Pam

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    1. You must have had a ball Pam!!! Seems you were busy all the time! quiet now,eh???

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  23. What a marvelous holiday. The pictures say it all. Miss V is growing up so fast!!! Lovely, Lovely, Lovely!!!

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    1. She is so tall...she will be 4 in a few weeks!!

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  24. Hi Linda. That plate of tomatoes with Bocconcini cheese, olive oil and fresh basil looks delicious. I bet it was, too.

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