Weekend Recap: Sunny Days & Social Distancing Birthday’s !

It’s a crazy time when excitement comes simply from a sunny, warm weekend. But it’s been so rainy and gloomy the last month, that warmth and sun is a BLESSING. Right now that sun and nice weather is all we really have to hold on to. It’s difficult not to feel excited about it!

With all that is not going on in my life, or anyone else’s I guess, I haven’t had a reason to post a weekend recap. But this past Friday was my sweet step son’s 7th birthday! We couldn’t let that go by without some kind of celebration. And then, as I mentioned, the weather was really nice this weekend. And at this point in time, that’s pretty noteworthy. 🙃

We haven’t seen my stepson since all this started. It’s been such a long time, and we really do miss him! There is nothing like that little kid sunshine to cheer you up. But we didn’t want to let this day go by without seeing him, and showing him how much he is loved.

Scott and I filled my car up with all different kinds of balloons. (Unfortunately I blew them all up. 10 out of 10 don’t recommend. Ya girl got DIZZY doing that.) We made him a birthday sign, and got everyone in the family to send a video wishing him happy birthday. I also made him my family’s special cupcake recipe, and brought a bunch for him to share.

The three of us had a nice time considering the circumstances! He took some of his favorite balloons home, and we all learned that I can low key clown. 😂 I was somehow able to make a hat, and sword out of balloons! It was as much of a surprise to me, as it was to everyone else. But my stepson loved it, and took those along with him as well. Anything to get that kid to smile right?!

Thankfully both Saturday and Sunday were gorgeous days! Both in the low 70’s, which to me is the perfect temperature.

Max and I spent a good portion of Saturday outside. We went for some really long walks, and attempted to let him meet some of the neighbors. It was so beautiful we just didn’t want to come in. I even got some sun burn in the process. Which for me, isn’t saying much. I can get sunburn just from walking to my car, I swear. But it seemed like a trophy almost from a day spent outside feeling good for once.

After Scott got home from work, we took Max for a drive to pick up some dinner. We opted for pizza and salad from one of my favorite Asbury Park restaurants, Porta! We even gave Max a chance to explore somewhere different before we headed home, and I got some more exercise in the process.

One thing is for sure, this dog is keeping me active!

Sunday looked like much of the same, but we ended it with some quality time, and strawberry margaritas on the back porch. Not bad considering the limitations of our current situation.

I would have done anything to be at a winery, or rooftop bar this weekend though. The weather is certainly helping, but I can’t wait to have some normalcy back!

Hope everyone else has had a lovely weekend, and feels refreshed for the week ahead. ♥️

Until next time,

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