Good morning! We had a very busy weekend! We spent the weekend with our two little granddaughters so that Mommy and Daddy could have a little time away and go to the Boise State game and spend the night in San Diego with their friends and cousins, Don(g) and Kaylen. Sorry, that's a joke, I will explain later. GO BOISE!!!!
The three kiddos had a little fun together. Not only did I have a horrible cold, Erika came down with it too, and she was down for the count yesterday.
gasp is what I did when I walked upstairs to find this!!!! I remember Gennifer telling me that she had done this once before.
Gennifer and Jake had a great little getaway, and came home with a little something for us too. They brought me this beautiful crock to match my kitchen and a Fall cookbook that they found in one of the shops at The Hotel Del Coronado.
Last night for our soup, I cooked a pound of bacon. We crumble bacon on top of the soup, and I had a lot leftover. And I seem to be having a LOT of eggs these days too. So I made up some breakfast burritos for my commuters to take with them on their way to work this morning.
Now something I wanted to share. My family has a lot of fun together. We have a great sense of humor, and make fun times out of the every day ordinary things. We get this from our parents. Don and Diane Fink. Growing up, my parents raised not only us 4 kids, but also my Mom's much younger brother Johnny. They lost their Dad at a very young age, and Nana, my much loved Grandmother, had to go to work. Mom and Dad married very young, and already had young children, and Johnny spent a lot of time with all of us. Eventually, he moved into our home too. So picture this: 5 kids, in a three bedroom house. Me, being the only girl, and the ages that we were, the four boys shared one room, with two sets of bunks. I had my own room. We shared one bathroom!!! We were not allowed to use our parents. And rightfully so. At any rate, growing up, my folks made fun for us doing just ordinary things. I remember Mom coming home from the market with a birthday cake that someone had neglected to pick up. She bought it cheap, and we sang Happy Birthday to (Bob) or whoever it was, and had his birthday cake after dinner. Love that! And once when we had day after day of rain, my Mom spread a blanket out in the living room, and we had a picnic, complete with hotdogs and summer picnic things. There was never a holiday where it wasn't made extra special with their personal touches of fun that they added. Such as, at Easter, when we woke to find our baskets, there were giant bunny prints all over the house, the back of the sofa, and down the hallway then on out the door, along with half eaten carrots strewn about the floor. (these were made with a large powder puff and powder) I can't even tell you how much fun we thought that was as kids. Santa made a mess too. Sooty prints were everywhere! Every holiday, every vacation, and just every day, for that matter, our lives were filled with love, and good humor! My parents always made life fun! This has spilled over to all of us. Me and my brothers, and now OUR kids are doing things that just make life fun! Recently, my nephew's wife Kaylen placed a photo of her husband's (my nephew Don) Starbuck's cup on facebook for all to see. Well, it seems that Starbucks gets his name wrong quite often, as they do for many I think. Usually, instead of the typical male version of the name DON, they spell it DAWN!! And this time, instead of Don, or Dawn, it said DONG!!! I mean really, now hard is DON? Don is blonde haired, and blue eyed, with fair skin. There is no doubt about it, that he is NOT Asian. Oh well. Kaylen took a picture, and we roared! Gennifer and Don are the two oldest of the the grandkids. They have always been very close. They, along with their spouses, went away for the weekend together, and when Gennifer and Jake picked them up from the airport on Friday night, they were greeted with this sign!!
Oh my, what I would have given to have seen his face when he stepped off the elevator to baggage claim to see this sign!!!! I know Gennifer will be posting photos of that! So, not only did I get a kick out of seeing her take this little funny to a higher level. But I smile because this is SO something my Dad would have done! And I know how much he would love how his family is still playful and having fun!
Go buy a birthday cake today, and sing Happy Birthday. For no reason at all. Your family will remember it forever!!!!
Have a wonderful day!