About a month ago, my daughters and I met in Carmel, CA for a long weekend for a belated celebration of my 70th birthday. To say it was a delightful weekend is an understatement!
We live far apart! I live near one daughter in Huntsville, AL. Another one lives about a day’s drive away in St. Louis, MO. The other daughter lives near Seattle, WA! To say that all of us get together at the same time rarely is a sad truth.One of the most enjoyable things about the weekend was eating together. Click To Tweet
One of the most enjoyable things about the weekend was eating together. Our mornings were especially enjoyable. The hotel where we stayed had a free champagne buffet breakfast which was amazing! It was like nothing I’ve ever seen before for less than $20!
We took a walk on the beach first, then came up to the terrace and chose from a beautiful array of fresh fruits, cereals, waffle bar (made to order) and omelet bar (made to order)…to name a few. Then we sat down and visited as our food was made. We looked out over the ocean view. The girls enjoyed the quiet of their breakfasts without the craziness their mornings usually had with getting children ready for school! stop
No, no one wanted their lives to change. But this short reprieve was delightful! Enjoying the conversation was fun for me because it took me back to the years we all were together.
Each person’s sense of humor showed up in the same old ways. The ones who were more adventuresome tended that way still. Each had her unique sense of humor and personality to bring to the table. Each brought her special set of memories as well as telling us stories of their kids.If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. Click To Tweet
The weekend was delightful for starting to catch us up on the lives of each other. Much of our time was spent eating delicious food. The rest was walking on the beach or exploring. Well, there was some reading done as well…
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me shall not hunger,
and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
I am the bread of life.
Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness,
and they died.
This is the bread that comes down from heaven,
so that one may eat of it and not die.
I am the living bread that came down from heaven.
If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever.
And the bread that I will give for the life of the world
is my flesh.”
John 6:35, 48-51
It was so much fun! We definitely need to do it again.
it really was Dawn:) we’ll have to do it again.
What a gift to get all you “girls” together. When you all live far apart, that can be tricky. My hubs’ family is spread, literally from one end of the country to the other (Washington DC to Hawaii). It’s hard to get us all together; it only happens every couple of years. I’m glad you four had such a wonderful time together. And how fun that eating was a big part of the wonderful memories!
it was really fantastic:) now that all the “babies” are big enough to leave for awhile, we were finally able to do it:) of course, since our word was “eat”, i focused on that part of the weekend and not the awesome game of hearts we played:)
Martha, thank you for your kind words for my students. They will love your comment.
I’m so glad you had a great time.
Much love to you Friend!
they did a great job:) nice to see you friend:) i’ve done a bad job of keeping up on my postings lately:(
It sounds amazing. I’m glad you had a good break and enjoyed your time together.
it was a lot of fun lesley…something that was very well timed.
Sounds like you had a great weekend.
it was wonderful tara:)
It sounds like you had a beautiful weekend with your daughters! What a gift! I loved reading your words and enjoyed where you took this week’s prompt. Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for sharing a piece of your life with us. Blessings!
thanks julie:) it was really delightful!