Posted by: chlost | May 30, 2011


There is no other word that would accurately describe it. Bliss.

Saturday was a family day. My sister and her family were visiting from Chicago. My brother and his new girlfriend came and stayed over. Our oldest son came out and stayed with us. Our youngest son, his wife and three girls came to our home. My mom came for the day.  The only one missing was our daughter, who lives in Oregon. She wasn’t able to visit this weekend.

We have a large yard, with two vacant lots adjacent to it. The day was sunny and warm. We barbecued brats and burgers, played softball, watched the kids in the sandbox and on the swing. The little girls had a great time. They found a toad as well as a frog. The dogs played on the lawn. We ate (a lot), had cold drinks, and enjoyed the sun.  We sat on the front porch, then moved to the back deck. There was a game of “bags”; this is a bean bag toss game that anyone of any age can play.

It was a wonderful day.

In the evening, we had a fire. We sat around the little fire pit and made s’mores, and chatted and laughed.

It was nearly midnight by the time we brought my mom home. She had a great time, too.

When we look back on good times with the family, Saturday will be at the top of the list.



  1. You are indeed blessed!

  2. How wonderful that you got to have most of the family with you this weekend!

    • Yes, I enjoyed every moment. I hope it can happen more often.

  3. Love it, love it, love it! Pack these days in everywhere you can.

    • Thanks-I know that this time is short-everyone will grow up even more and these days are limited.

  4. Wonderful, and I am sure you were the one who supplied the organisation, the food and the chance for all this to happen. You deserve such days. Wonderful memories for all the family:)

    • Well, yes, I did do all of that. But then I got to enjoy the results even more. I think they all enjoyed it.

  5. Totally cool, days like that are truly memorable.

    • Yes, I think I will be keeping this memory close for a while.

  6. Sounds like such a beautiful day. It would have been perfect if your daughter in Oregon could have made it 🙂

  7. What a marvelously perfect day to store in your memory banks. I’m sure everyone went home with the same feeling.

    • I hope they did enjoy it as much as I did.

  8. See, all that waiting for snow to go away was made worth it with this weekend of light, warmth and loving family.
    This is the kind of day we all dream of and aspire to, yet seldom achieve. Your blessings are many.

    • You’re right, of course. We can appreciate them even more when they are so rare.

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