Thursday, July 25, 2013

Lunch With Friends

Good Morning.  I am sure enjoying these cooler days here in my neck of the woods.  Yesterday I went to my friend Elaine's house for lunch, where a few of our other friends, and their kids/grandkids gathered for a day of play and fun.  Elaine had set up a slip n slide for the kiddos, and got each of them a water blaster toy.

That is my grandson Noah, wasting no time in getting wet.  The kids all played so beautifully together.  Not a single scuffle among them all day.
We had a delicious lunch of taco salad and fresh fruit that Elaine made.  And the kids had hot dogs and fruit and chips.
I guess I was too busy eating to get a photo of our lunch, but I did get a photo of the beautiful dessert that Shelly made.  Cherry Cheesecake!  Oh my!!!
Those Oreos you see in the background, my grandson Noah insisted on buying when we stopped at the store for chips on the way out.   They turned out to be very popular with the kiddos!
Elaine and her family live in the prettiest vintage home, on a quiet street.  They bought it from her husband's grandparents, and it is filled with vintage charm!  The Americana feel greets you as you enter.
She has beautiful English Style gardens that blend both flowers and veggies.  Vines that ramble hither and yon.

With surprises peeking out of the foliage among a pleasing canvas of color that is contained within the charming brick planters in her yard.  Like this pumpkin lying a little sling to help support the growing weight.
She grows those beautiful Cinderella Pumpkins too.  She has promised me seeds for my garden next year.
After lunch, the kids found  their way back outside for more playing on the swing and in the water.
It was a perfect day!  Thank you so much Elaine, for having us all over!!!!  My house next time!  I sure do wish I could join all of them tomorrow, along with another friend of ours Debbie, for a day of thrifting and fun.  Next time.
One last shot from the day. Shelly gifted me with this darling set of Rooster measuring cups!!!!!
They sure fit into my country kitchen, with all of my feathered fowl!  In fact, I am using one of them for my creamer this morning as I enjoy my coffee!  LOVE them!
See you tomorrow for a garden post.
XO  Kris


Home and Garden said...

hello kris,
what a lovely day you have spend with your friend.elaine have a really wonderful garden.the rooster cups looking beautiful,i love it.
have a nice time,

Debbie said...

these are the best kind of summer it! Those rooster cups are darling too, and your right, they so suit you. Hope you have another great day today!

From the Kitchen said...

Fair weather and good friends in a lovely setting is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon! We are enjoying good weather again and it brings out the best in me.


Barbara F. said...

I love days like this....they make the most beautiful memories, and it is really what life is all about. Family, friends, sharing, caring and love. xo

Pammy Sue said...

Sounds like a fun day for all, and that cherry cheesecake...YUM-O!

Gloria Baker said...

OMY Kris what lovewly pictures!! O love the cinderella pumpkin!! beautiful!!

Kelli said...

What a fun day and that cheesecake looks wonderful.
I love your new mugs...they will fit right into your beautiful kitchen.

by Teresa said...

What wonderful friends you have and lots of fun for the kids and adults! I'd have loved to see a photo of the house, it sounds wonderful! We have our girls for just today and tomorrow.. sure has been fun to have them here. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Kerri said...

Getting together with friends is so refreshing to our spirits, isn't it?! Glad you enjoyed your afternoon....Noah is soooo tan! He must be in the water ALL the time!

The Garden Bell - Kate said...

Another fab day and another fun filled back yard. I so want to head over and play.

Grayseasailor said...

So glad you had such a lovely time and shared it with us, Kris :) Elaine's garden and home make me feel welcome and at home, too! The measuring cups are really neat...and bring me good memories of warm summer days on the poultry farms where I grew up.
Thanks for posting!
Gracie xx

Debbie Kay said...

What a delightful day you had! So sweet of Elaine to host a summery get-together. I love those rooster measuring cups, soooooo farmhouse sweet. Thanks for sharing and YES we must plan on coming to see you next.

Smiles & Sunshine,


Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

It was so fun and you did the nicest post. I shared it on my blog too. Hope you don't mind. I am sending them your way to read. Thanks for making the garden so so wonderful as it is sort of in a slump right now.

Anonymous said...

So glad y'all got together and had such a good time - wish I lived in So Cal and could join in!!!

Betsy said...

Your day sounds like it was chock full of fun times and love. I've never seen a pumpkin sling before, that was interesting.
The house looks beautiful. I love vintage but my Hubby sees "old" and lots of work! :-)
Thank you for taking us along.

Dawn said...

What a lovely day. Our temps are back in the low 70's and it was 45 for my morning walk.

Jill said...

Looks like a lovely day! Nothing like spending time with good friends. The Rooster set is adorable!


Jeanna said...

So very nice to spend with great friends and family too! Cheesecake looked wonderful and I adore those rooster measuring cups.

I look forward to seeing your garden post :)

Katie said...

A Grandma/Grandchildren play date!!! CUTE!! ;)

Patty said...

what nice friends you have, Kris. I look forward to having the time to do these kinds of things now that I am retired. Love your rooster pieces - what a nice gift!

Susanne said...

Sounds like you all had a perfect day to chat and relax. The kids look like they were having a great time too, I say you couldn't have asked for a better time.
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kris,
I'm following over from Elaine's blog who's blog I found over at Cozy Little House.
I love how Elaine decorate's so inviting.
Have a great rest of the week.

I'm Viola over at Along A Widowed Road blogspot

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Elaine has a lovely house and garden and was a wonderful hostess! The children looked like they had a fun time, Kris. The rooster measuring cups are darling--perfect for you!

Art and Sand said...

How fun to spend a day with blogging friends.

I wonder if any other bloggers live close enough to me?

Nicky said...

Looks like a lovely day Kris. x

priscilla said...

What a nice day ! Love Cinderella pumpkins.. Oh right, :) I love all pumpkins !

Linda said...

It looks like a wonderful day! So nice that you all spend time together. Have a great day!!