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.
- Garlic Herb Bread by Annette at Enjoy Your Healthy Life
- Lentil Jambalaya by Chelsey at Clean Eating Chelsey
- Three-Bean Salad With Gouda – a Whole Foods Recipe
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!! 🙂