We took a little staycation last night.  Granted it was a half of a mile from our home, but it was still a staycation.  Jonny’s parents traveled to Kentucky for the evening, so we had dog duty at their house.  They have a beautiful backyard and the weather has been phenomenal lately, so we invited our good friends, DiAndy, over for some dinner and a picnic.  June 17th will be filled with Father’s Day events, so last night we decided to have our picnic for International Neuroblastoma Week in support of Roxie.

Read about Roxie here, or stay up to date with Roxie on Facebook.  After sharing a bottle of wine from Trader Joe’s, we had quite the time trying to capture a picture with all four of us on the blanket.  But eventually we managed.

After many tries, we even captured a cute one of the engaged couple who are also in support of Team Roxie.

We ate an amazing dinner, if I do say so myself.  Jonny cooked the chicken to perfection, and I made bread for the very first time (successfully, too!).  I also made lentil jambalaya, three-bean salad with gouda, and strawberry pie for dessert.

Recipes here:

Lucky for everyone involved, DiAndy are very much dog-people and were loving on Paris, Zorro, and Zoey just as much as we usually do.

After a fabulous night with our dear friends, we went to sleep and woke up at 5:30 am thanks to our fur-babies.  We fed the mongrels and enjoyed large cups of coffee poolside as the sun was rising.

When we were fully caffeinated, I began preparing breakfast.  We shared and had a little bit of everything: bagel, lox, and cream cheese, a banana, and a turkey sausage, egg, and potato bowl.

We were even able to get the Garden Table reservation.

The staycation hotel wait staff’s service was impeccable.

Though Jonny got a little fresh with one of the waitresses…

I forgave him since she was so hairy.  All in all, we had an amazing staycation.  Hopefully this weekend, you’ll find some time to have a picnic since there are many families out there who are unable to due to the disgusting childhood cancer.  Help bring awareness about Neuroblastoma by taking a picture of your picnic and posting it on Facebook or Twitter with Holly’s mantra: Know Neuroblastoma.  No Neuroblastoma.

Have you had your picnic yet?? Have you ever taken a staycation??  Where was it and how was it??  Happy Saturday!! 🙂

29 thoughts on “Staycation

  1. That picnic-idea is so wonderful,Linz! And I am so glad you enjoyed it,really. 🙂
    The dogs are all adorable,especially Zoey & Zorro! I’m a sucker for cute little doggies,aaaw. <3
    P.S. I love garlic & gouda,so garlic bread with gouda cheese sounds AMAZING!

  2. Awww sweetie! I loved reading this 🙂 You have great friends! Your bread looks amazing, too love!!!! WOW! I want to make some NOW! Seriously. The weather has been awful here! It’s been raining non stop, but I can say that I am chowing down on my lunch RIGHT now and thinking of our Roxie <3

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  4. Thanks Linz and Jonno for an awesome Friday night! Andy and I had so much fun! We continue to laugh each time we look at all of the pictures that we took that night! I’m so glad we got a few that were good! Hope you had fun spending time with your dad on Father’s Day!

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