Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday Morning

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Good Monday morning, loves! And welcome to a brand new week! How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun?

Our weekend was nice. We left the city on Saturday morning and spent some QT with our 9 year old niece. It was so good to see her and have some good girl bonding time. Her mother, who was our best friend, passed away two years ago and we always end up doing fun girlie stuff with her. She's totally that girl. Just like her Mom. Shopping, nails, and things like that. It's always really emotional to see her but so rewarding at the same time.

Then Sunday we had some more family time with both of our families. Saw Js mother earlier in the day and then had a fabulous dinner with my family for my mother's birthday.

All in all it was a fun weekend. No beach but I saw that life can indeed be fun without it :)

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All edited by The Alternative Wife

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40 comments:

Katie said...

Sounds like a good weekend :) We crammed too much in the weekend, trying to make up for my laying around during surgery recovery the past couple of weeks. Oh well - maybe we'll have a relaxing week!

modniza said...

happy monday,darling! love macarons! xoo

adele said...

Your niece sounds like me...a girlie girl!!!
I'm back from my vacation & missing the beach already :(
Time to plan the next one xoxo
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The Dainty Doll's House said...

Sounds like a fun time..it's precious to spend time with your niece. I'm sure it makes her feel special!! Have a wonderful Monday doll!! xx

lapetal said...

These photos are beautiful, I am going to post them on my everyday inspiration blog, will link you in~!

Sounds like you had a perfect time, connecting with family (and friends) is so rewarding

xox

lapetal said...

These photos are beautiful, I am going to post them on my everyday inspiration blog, will link you in~!

Sounds like you had a perfect time, connecting with family (and friends) is so rewarding

xox

Ann said...

Nice pics...

Spending some QT with our loved ones especially on weekends makes us less cranky on the Mondays... kinda calms us inside when we spend some time with the people we love ♥

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

I just relaxed and reflected on the beach (see why on my last blog post). I'm not really a beach bunny (I get restless very quickly), but Hubby is and this weekend it was much needed. I'm feeling ready for the week now (altho' that image of the gorgeous bed looks so inviting).
Happy Monday Sweets xx

classiq said...

There's nothing quite like spending quality time with your loved ones, is there? I hope you have a wonderful week, Dawn!xoxo
Ada

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Awe Dawn, I know she treasures every girly moment that she spends with y'all as well! She's so lucky to have you in her life. :) I'm glad you enjoyed your weekend in the city and not at the beach! Have a fabulous Monday Dawn.... hope it's off to a better start than last Monday! xo

SabinePsynopsis said...

It's wonderful that you are doing things like this! I'm sure it means a lot to her and her family... The weekend was perfect except that moment in the night when our kitten Henry jumped excitedly on our bed and when we finally opened our eyes to see what made him so happy it was a dead mouse he was throwing around. EEEK! xoxo

{The Perfect Palette} said...

glad you found happiness outside of the beach :) Sounds like you had fun with your niece!

xoxo, chrissy
The Perfect Palette

Kelly said...

Nice, glad you had a good weekend ! I did nothing and it was everything I thought it could be :) But I'm ready to go back to the beach too...

Alyson said...

always nice to have a relaxing weekend with some fam around. good one here, too. fam, bridal shower, etc! :) happy monday!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

D so happy things worked out JUST the way they needed to = PERFECT!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

Debby said...

How great that your niece has the two of you to spend time with, act as role models, talk to, and do girly fun things with! I am sure you are making a huge impact in her life. Sounds like a special weekend. xo

Taylor said...

Sounds like a great family-centered weekend!!! Those weekends are great! Happy Monday Doll!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

My heart breaks for your loss and that of your niece. Fortunately, she has amazing aunts who will remind her of her mom and give her the girl times she needs. So heartwarming, Dawn. Have a wonderful week!

BigAppleNosh said...

Sounds like a wonderful, relaxing weekend - have a great week!

Mrs. C said...

Sounds like a beautiful weekend!!! And see not having a beach isn't so bad? :) Hope you have a fabulous week!!!

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Dancing Branflake said...

Goodness, I can't imagine being 9 and without your mother. So sad. Glad you can impart all your girliness to her. I'm sure she'll remember that day always.

kristina@beancakes ❤ said...

good morning dawn! those macaroons and coffee look to die for! happy monday my friend ~ here's to a great week ahead ;)
xo ~ kristina

Alexa said...

Sounds like a great weekend. I'm always sad when Monday arrives! Ha.

B. in the Know said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I had a very low key weekend and got some good time catching up with friends - it was just what I needed!
Much love,
B

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Gorgeous images Dawn! Love those macarons! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend even if it wasn't at the beach--I ended up leaving the beach for the city this weekend too, it was a nice change.

xo Mary Jo

Savvy Gal said...

had a lovely weekend, unfortuantely bf gave me his cold. yikes... : (

pretty pink tulips said...

I'm sure your neice was thrilled to have you spend some quality time with her. You and J must mean the world to her.

And, like you, I enjoyed family time. My brother's family came from Texas so we were at the water all weekend.

Happy Monday, doll!
xoxo Elizabeth

Tanvi said...

Glad you had a good weekend!!!

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Haute World said...

Sounds like you had a fab weekend and glad you got to spend some valuable time with your family! Your niece sounds wonderful (as does her aunt ;-). I'm sure your girlie time made up for the lack of a beach!

Sara Mueller said...

Beautiful images! Happy Monday!

Plami said...

Sounds like you had a really fun weekend!!! These are really lovely pictures! Thanks for inspiring me!

XoXo
Plami

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the nyanzi report said...

sounds like a good weekend.

Marjolein Hoekendijk said...

Your blog always make me happy with the beautiful pictures!
Good to hear you had a nice weekend :)

xoxo

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life in...Fiji said...

What a great weekend you've had. I was out on an island dolphin watching but I would have rather been doing girlie things with cool aunties! Have a great week!

honey my heart said...

so great that you were able to spend time with your niece :)

Silver Strands said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend ... and love the pictures!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

That is so amazing that you still get to be such a special part of her life, I'm sure she needs it! I can't imagine loosing a best friend, but much less my mom at such a young age. Nothing like some good girl bonding time to make a weekend fabulous! (c:

Sweet darling. said...

By having a great time with the one you love, no matter where you are .. you can always have a great time with out the matter of the locations :D

have a great day :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

ohh la la, i wish i could have some macarons now!!

Kellie Collis said...

What a fabulous morning! Love that divine bed! Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx