Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First Breakfast of The Year

Those of you who follow this blog know my family has a tradition of have breakfast together every Wednesday morning in the summer. A few of my sisters work for schools (as teachers and aides), so they have the summer off. Two of us work from home and one is a stay-at-home mom, so we have plenty of people!

Today was my sister Diana's day. She made the most delicious French Toast casserole. Lots of us attended. And, of course, there were kids! Crazy, funny, peeing in the yard, chasing the squirrels kids.

After the breakfast, a few of us went to my sister Tammy's to swim. We're renting a beach house in August and we have to get our skin accustomed to the sun or we'll be spending most of our time in the house...even with #50 sunblock!

So there we were, kids in the pool, sunbathers trying to get a bit of sun (without getting too much) and I noticed my niece Maddie (age 7) laying on a towel beside her cousin Lea (a much older woman in her twenties) doing girl talk.

They chatted about nail polish colors and music, shopping trips and bathing suits. Nothing serious. Nothing obvious. Just cute chatter.

One of the benefits of having a big family is that there really is something/someone for everyone. My daughter bemoaned having no sister so she claimed another sister-less cousin as her sister and now they each have a sister. There's no shortage of volunteers for a pick-up game of softball. If you want to go into the pool, so does someone else.

So we start the summer with breakfasts and a shopping trip, a little swimming, a lot of interacting.

And that makes me realize why we hate winter so much!


Oh, PS, next month MAID FOR THE MILLIONAIRE will be released. I'm very excited for this book because it's the first in a duet. In August, the story of the heroine's best friend, Ellie, will be realease. MAID FOR THE SINGLE DAD. Both books are fun and romantic. Great beach reads!

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