Monday, June 3, 2013

Simple pleasures . . .


After a busy school year, it was great to find some time to spend with our daughter and son-in-law and their family.    We hopped in the car as soon as work was over Friday night and headed to Topeka.  Casey had been with a friend all day working on homework for her Math Master's program - and Tracy volunteered to surprise us all with a fantastic supper when we arrived!!

Not until we were all seated and prayer had been offered were we allowed to peak under the foil covered pans to see just what was on the menu!  It was worth the wait!!  Cowboy Pot Roast - cooked entirely over the heat of the grill . . .



After a relaxing and delicious meal we spent the rest of the night around the fire pit on the patio, chatting and telling all the family secrets with Ben and Angie and cousin Kyler.  Between the amusement of 3 dogs and the wild stories - - - we laughed the night away!

Saturday morning coffee on the patio in the chilly breeze and then the Konda men plus Henningsen headed out for an "ultimate" golf game at an upscale course in Lawrence.  Compliments of Ben and Angie and something they won!!  Don't they all look like they are having a great time even before they get started??


Casey and I spent some time shopping and catching up.  

We ended the short weekend with family supper at The Blind Tiger.  We headed back home but two more important things to do . . . 

Ben and Angie joined us for supper and we wanted to give them their baby shower gift as the shower was the next day and sadly we had to get back to prepare for VBS.  We are excitedly waiting for Baby Grayson to arrive in July!

Last stop - - - picked up our youngest granddaughter Elaine there in Topeka for a weeks' stay with Grandma and Grandpa!  Vacation Bible School! And much more is planned . . . 

  Back home - - - and ended a perfect weekend with some time around the fire!

  Blessings found in simple things - Time with family once again . . . 


  1. So true, the blessings found in simple things! Loved your post.

  2. Looks like a great weekend! We've really got to share a night by the fire soon.


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