Michael was headed out this morning way too early to get started on loading the final bunch of hay onto the semi—way too early! Emmi and I stayed behind and took a nice walk.
Niki and the girls walked up this morning, huffing and puffing. We made a light lunch—grilled ham and cheese sandwiches with watermelon and cantaloupe. Nat joined us and even talked Niki into playing the piano for him.
We spent the rest of the day relaxing and getting ready for a birthday party. My sweet friend Jill celebrates both her birthday and their wedding anniversary on July 31. Jill and Terry’s daughter Kerri along with her boyfriend James joined us for dinner, too. We had hoped Jeane and Steve could join us but they had a prior commitment.
The weather cooperated for the most part and we could sit on the deck—we enjoyed hamburgers, corn relish dip, guacamole, watermelon and cantaloupe. Just as it started to sprinkle we all went inside for the dessert—homemade vanilla and chocolate ice creams with cream cheese pound cake—the best part of the whole meal!
After lunch those two little southern girls decided they were going to swim in our Montana snow melt creek. Well, it didn’t take them long to decide, “this water is freezing!!!” So, I think they only got wet up to their ankles but had lots of fun anyway. Elizabeth found many pretty rocks in the creek to take home. Leah found a small piece of broken china—there used to be an old homestead cabin on our home site and we discover bits and pieces occasionally. The piece of china had a partial name on the back along with part of the word England. Niki Googled the name and there really was a china company by that name.
A wonderful day!