Monday, May 9, 2011

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy." ~ Dalai Lama

I trust everyone had a wonderful weekend, and for all the mom's, a beautiful Mother's Day?  This is what went down around here this weekend:

Friday Night Date Night

Dinner out at one of our favorite places, and afterwards a glass of wine and some Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale by the fire.  Perfect for chillin'.

Saturday, 7:30 am - 22nd Annual River to The Sea Bike Ride

I was a little worried when I woke up and saw all the FOG.

8:30 am and ready to take off - still foggy.

9:30 am - one hour, and 10 miles later, we made it to the beach.  No more fog!  We asked a woman nearby to get a picture of us with the tandem, but she left out the tandem.  Like my "helmet hair"?  

Shortly after that picture we started back downtown to the river, where we started.  It's a really fun ride.  We are so lucky to have a wonderful bike route that takes you safely down the 10 miles between the downtown area (the river), all the way to the beach.  As you can see from the pictures, it's a ride for everyone; kids, older people, everyone.  It's done to promote awareness of bike riders (to the car driving public), and to my delight, it gets bigger every year.

We got home in time for lunch then spent the afternoon putzing around in the garden. 

Sunday - Mother's Day:

Couldn't ask for a better day.  Not only did I get to spend time with both of my lovelies, but I actually had time to spend with each of them one on one, catching up on what's going on, what they have planned, where they're going with their lives.  The afternoon was spent walking around downtown, sharing vegan cupcakes, and lots and lots of talking.  Later, we all went out for Thai - everyone's favorite.  A perfect day.

Seriously - who could ask for more?  Thank you, girls.


  1. It looks like you had a wonderful Mom's Day. I also had a good one with my hubby, I will be with my mother and children later this week and do it all over again...Yippy!

    Have a great day!

  2. Lovely weekend, lovely girls.

    The whole story made me smile.

    xo Jane

  3. Hi Sherri! Lucky you!
    Thanks Jane! Why aren't you sleeping by the way??

  4. What a lovely weekend, Your girls are so beautiful, they look just like you. And the bike ride looks like it was a ton of fun.
    Happy belated Mom's Day!

  5. Your lovelies, certainly are lovely! Sounds like the most perfect day.

  6. Sounds like you had a perfect day!! :)


  7. p.s. I LOVE the quote!!