Even though we are always rushing around like crazy, our weekends in the summer are usually always filled with good friends, good food, lots of time outside and beer/wine. I love it.
Saturday was a busy day. Marathon training is in full-blown-serious-summer-mode for me, so I started the morning at 4:50am with a cup of coffee and then a 16-mile run around Philly in suffocating heat and humidity. The weather was rough, but the run was not as bad as I thought and I recovered quickly after an afternoon nap.
Later, we had our friends, Mike and Scott over for dinner to thank them for our Rehoboth weekend and also just to hang out, eat drink and watch the Olympics: homemade lasagna, antipasto skewers and a ton of wine. It was a fun night.
Sunday, we hung out, played with blocks and drank coffee for a bit. Then the three of us went to the gym. Q played with her buddies in the daycare room, while J and I lifted weights and ran. Later that afternoon, we drove down to Jersey to visit our good friends Karen, Mark and Landon. We hung out and played with all of Landon’s toys and later, got a chance to go swimming and grill on the deck. We always love getting to spend time with our old friends.
As we dove the 45 minute drive back to Philly, Jeremy and I held hands as we crossed the Delaware river and watched the amazing sunset over the city. We listened as Quinn read Golden Books to her baby doll in the back seat and I tried to ingrain every moment of this weekend into my mind, as I know the summer days will get shorter sooner than we realize.
Sometimes, it’s easy to take days and weekends like this for granted, but during this seemingly average moment, everything was perfect.