Week Update!

May 18, 2015

Hi friends, I just wanted to share with you what has been going on with me since I have been so busy lately.  Here is an update from the last two weeks.

We visited friends a few weeks ago at their lovely home for a Kentucky Derby party!  If you would like to read more about it you can click here.  We had our dinner outside in their backyard and this was our lovely view.  Our friends have a pretty brook running through their backyard.

Our friends had catered southern food for all of the guests and that consisted of chicken cutlets, brisket, ribs, baked beans, and corn bread.  The desserts were cookies and a pound cake that I made which were all lovely.
We celebrated dinner out last weekend at the restaurant Mira Sushi and Izakaya for our daughters birthday.  This is one of the appetizers we all shared.  The restaurant serves sushi and all kinds of cooked food which we enjoyed.  It was our first time eating at this restaurant I would recommend it if you are in that neighborhood.

I stopped to take a photo of these pretty buildings in the Meatpacking District of New York City.  This is the area that my daughter and her friends celebrated having birthday lunch at the restaurant Serafina the next day.

This is the delicious pasta dish that my husband had for lunch.  My husband and I were sitting at another table eating lunch while the girls had their own celebration lunch.

I had my wood floors redone in the living room and dining room about a week ago and that was a big job.  I had to remove everything to a different floor so that the dust would not get all over everything.  I am so happy how the floor turned out and they are so shiny and look like new.  It's like I had a spring cleaning done.  I am still trying to put everything back together the way that I like it.  Today I will be washing my lace curtains to hang back up again.

I was finally able to get a photo of Bosco laying outside in the sunshine in my yard.  Bosco does not enjoy having his photo taken.  I can't help myself and here it looks like he is saying not another photo again Mom!

I had a wonderful Mother's Day with my husband and daughter and these are a few of the gifts they gave me.

We also went to church, shopping for flowers and vegetables for me to plant, and we had a little family BBQ.  I had such a nice day and I'm so thankful for my family!

Thanks for everyone for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful start of the new week!

Click HERE to see the great parties I will be linking up to!



  1. I feel the same way..so busy! Things have calmed down a little lately which is good. I love how your floors turned out. All the food looks so yummy! Bosco is adorable! Your Mother's Day sounded perfect!

  2. Your Kentucky party sounded like so much fun and their back yard is so pretty and relaxing. How I would love a backyard like that.
    Your restaurant recommendation sound really good.
    Wow all the lovely gift you got for Mothers Day - you are loved. Loved the pictures of Bosco - he is a cutie.
    Have a great week,

  3. Oh my have you ever been busy. I think reading about all the things you have done wore me out. teehee I love twinings tea and what a great gift for anyone who loves tea and relaxing. The party sounds wonderful and the food is right up my Southern food loving alley. Thank you for sharing your adventures. Hugs, Beverly

    PS your floors look amazing!!!

  4. Hi Julie, the Derby party sounds so nice and the view from your friends yard is gorgeous. The dishes from the restaurants looks so good.Your mother's day gifts are so special and Bosco is a darling. I love his name too.
    Wishing you a wonderful new week.
    Hugs and Blessings, CM

  5. I've been busy, too; lots of goings on. Sounds like a wonderful Kentucky Derby celebration, birthday and Mother's Day.
    We had our wood floors redone last summer, yours look so nice. It really makes a difference, doesn't it?
    Thank you for all your visits to my blog Julie.

  6. Wow Julie! So many fun events and your floors look absolutely beautiful! Bosco is such a cutie! At least he will look at the camera. Sadie won't look at it. If she sees it she immediately turns her head. Silly girl! Have a lovely week...:)

  7. Hi Julie - some wonderful celebrations you have shared! Your floors turned out very nice, too! Aw, Bosco is camera shy - so cute! Love the peek at the city. Hugs xo K

  8. Your floors look great! I wish I'd been in your pocket while in New York City, I've never visited there...

  9. Happy you had a great Mother's Day, Julie! I'm making note of that restaurant you went to in the city -- looks great!

  10. Thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you enjoyed all my pics. Look at all the wonderful pics/memories. So happy you had a great time & even happier you shared. :)

  11. You have been a busy girl!!! Your floors look just great! That is a huge job done. I don't drink tea...but hubby does. I am a coffee gal although I have tried tea many many times.
    Hope you have another great week and can get your house put back together. I have to do these floors again, too! xo Diana

  12. Getting wood floors done is a HUGE job! As you said, everything has to come out, but it's definitely worth the trouble.

    Bosco is a hoot! I wonder why some dogs hate to get their picture taken and others love it? Come to think of it, people are like that too ;).

    Glad you had a lovely Mothers Day with your family Julie. It was a pretty hot day...almost like summer instead of Spring, but I'll take it!

  13. Hi Julie,
    The floors look so pretty. Bosco is adorable. Glad you had a great trip and mother's day. Have a great week.

  14. Looks like you've been having a lovely but busy time! Looks like you've had some beautiful weather too!

  15. It looks like you have been extremely busy. Traveling, new floors, and birthdays! Busy!! Thank you for sharing. Love the flowers. :)

  16. Hello dear Julie! Oh, it is so good to visit again! I too have been quite busy of late and have fallen a little behind in the lovely blog world!
    You have had some wonderful outings and delicious looking meals! And your wood floors look wonderful...:)
    Have a very blessed day further and much love!

  17. Hi Julie, aww looks like your super busy,lovely pictures :)

    Thanks for stopping by Creative Mondays

  18. busy week you have, Julie...it's fun to see the Kentucky Derby Event..I haven't been to one :). Bosco looks cool..and I'd also like to explore the meatpacking district, looks fun :)

  19. Sounds like you had a lovely week and your wood floors came out beautifully! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Julie :)

  20. How funny that he doesn't like his picture taken. ;) The floors look great!

    Happy Birthday to your daughter. I'm sure she had an awesome day.


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