Our family has an app called Life360 that shows were we are all at any given moment. While I was there at the Palladium in St. Pete I took a screen shot of where we all were because we were so spread out! Nathan and Noah were at their respective colleges. Nicole was at the beach with friends. Nicholas was the only responsible one - he was at work - lol! And Tim was with a buddy. I don't know why, but it gives me such a sense of well being when I can look on a map and see everyone's faces and where they are.
I have REALLY missed my ballroom dancing since the pandemic!! My dance studio has tried doing the virtual thing, but it is SO not the same. They were, however, able to put together a dance showcase at The Palladium in St. Pete with a couple other studios, albeit, no audience. I didn't do any individual dances, but I was able to join in on the group number where we danced to the song from Mulan entitled, "I'll Make a Man Out of You". It felt great being back in the ballroom for these group practices with some of the nicest people I know! And today was the performance, but it really felt more like a dress rehearsal since there was no audience - but it was still a lot of fun! I don't have pictures from the actual number, but here we are waiting in the wings to go on stage! Love my FADS (Fred Astaire Dance Studio) family!
And then tonight, Nicholas joined Tim and me to drive over to Palm Harbor and watch Nathan's college soccer team's game. He's the goalie, and he did a great job! We went to dinner afterwards at this yummy bowl place. A very full and very fun day!!
We made a quick trip and flew up to the Hoffman's and back home in 3 days to help them try to finish the renovation (are renovations ever finished?) on one of their houses. As usual, we had a wonderful time together, but for some reason I only took 1 picture! This is when they were taking us to the airport this morning to come home, and we stopped and had brunch together near the airport - yum!!
We moved Noah back to campus 2 days ago, and ended up going on a date with our remaining offspring at one of my favorite restaurants, Seasons 52! The food was yummy, the company was outstanding, and overall, we shared a lovely evening together. The picture is a little grainy, but you get the idea! :-)
Nicole has been working for a friend of hers who opened a new restaurant in Plant City to help her out over the next month, so we grabbed Nicholas and had a lovely dinner at The Industry tonight. I asked Nicole to take a selfie of us and her, and these kids can never take 1 or 2 pictures! So we have a montage. Enjoy!
Nicholas continued honing his culinary skills with the cookbook he bought and presented us with this bacon wrapped meatloaf. What?? It was delicious!!
Nicholas is on a roll! He really outdid himself with this salmon version of beef wellington, called Baked White River Salmon. Oh my goodness - it was amazing! It was kind of 'the last supper' before Nathan & Noah head back to college. Love family dinners!
Tim and I savored some time with Nathan today as he is preparing to go back to college. Obviously, the cats had to be in on the deal as they migrate to wherever the most people are, even if they're only going to sleep through the whole thing - lol! So thankful for our Nathan!
Nicole and I made a quick trip down to Port Charlotte today (got there about 11ish and left about 1pm-ish!), but it was nice to see my sister and my Dad! A good time to be had by all!
Nicholas got a new cookbook, and Tim helped him create this masterpiece using a recipe from it. Proud of my 2 handsome chefs!
Two days after coming home from Maine we headed out to a friend's surprise birthday party, and it ended up being a really fun date for us with dinner and dancing! We had one of the kids snap a picture of us, and as all the kids do, they can't just take 1 picture - and then google puts together an animation, so there you have it! Then 5 days later (today) we decided to go out on a date with just the two of us! I only took 3 pictures so Google put together a collage for me. I think I could get used to all of this dating! :-)
Tim & Jodie