Happy Wednesday to you~I had planned to finish the last bit of our trip today but yesterday depleted all my energy, so I didn't get the photos to blogger. Monday night, we had six of our granddaughters here for dinner and a sleepover. When we have a summer sleepover, we usually have at least nine kiddos; this time we broke it into the girls group and the two boys. I always plan to have the grands over several times, but with vacations etc. it never seems to happen. This time the girls were so excited to be by themselves without the boys; don't get me wrong, they love the boys, but you know it is easier to do girlie things without boys around. Girlie things were what the evening was about. After dinner, Papa took them outside for a bit and did bubbles with them and let me tell you that six girls can scream and laugh like it is a large group. One of the memories I have of my mom is letting me try on her wedding dress when I was little-I always loved doing it. I decided that they would not only try on my mom's wedding dress, a very simple satin dress that is now so faded with age-it has to be at least 80 years old; I also pulled out my wedding dress that has been carefully packed away for 35 years. It was such fun and I did take photos for their moms. Our oldest granddaughter fit into my dress-granted it was very long but it was fun to see. I know that this will make for a wonderful memory. After this, we painted toenails and then watched t.v. The girls wanted to watch t.v. in the guest room but decided to read instead. What is a slumber party without constant talking and giggling. I think they all fell asleep by 10:15; of course this was probably really late for some of them-especially the two 3 yrs olds. We also had one that is five and a six year old, seven year old and eight year old. They were up bright and early yesterday morning so got to watch a show in the guest room while Nana got her coffee. Tomorrow night, we have the two boys and it will be so easy with them-ages 12 and 10. The only thing I have planned is taking them out to dinner; I'm sure they will bring a guy movie for hubby-probably Star Wars or such.
After the girls left yesterday, hubby and I went on a 13 mile bike ride. Having been gone has really slowed me down, even though we walked constantly and did the stairs on the ship the entire time; I know I just need to get out daily and ride at least 8 miles. This morning Kam and I will be riding-probably 11 miles. Hubby and I have some friends coming over for lunch; it will be fun to catch up. We were supposed to go on a 30 mile bike ride tomorrow but our friends cancelled and I can tell you I'm glad-I'm just not in shape to go that far yet.
I hope your week has been good so far!
Blessings on your day.
Noreen & Hunter
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