Friday, June 24, 2011

Summertime Celebrations

Peanut -

After running a bunch of errands this evening, Dadda and I headed home for dinner which took us right through our local town square.  We looked over to the big special event area and noticed it was set-up for one of their many summertime outdoor entertainment activities.

That is one of the neat things about our town - throughout the summer and fall they host regular, family-oriented events in the town square.  Everything from concerts and movies to the Saturday Farmer's Market to giant chili cook-offs.  Tonight was clearly a family movie night, with the giant projection screen, food stands and hundreds of families camped out with their lawn chairs, blankets and picnic baskets.  I have no clue what the movie was...probably something like Toy Story 2 or 3, or Up.  Something you would have loved.

Dadda and I always looked forward to the prospect of our little family enjoying these outdoor summertime celebrations together.  Last summer you were still a little young to truly enjoy the events.  We took you to one concert, but didn't last very long, and to the chili cook-off, but it was raining.  But tonight...the weather was glorious.  High 70s with a beautiful sunset.  Perfect for the movie, or for playing in the park.

But tonight, instead of being one of those families with our lawn chairs, picnic dinner, and little boy in tow, Dadda and I simply drove on.  We got home to our quiet house, had some dinner, played with Henry and are now off to bed.  This is the fabric of our weekend routine.  For now, at least.  It is so quiet, so empty without you.

Oh Peanut...I ache for you.  <sigh>  Missing you so very much...and loving you with every fiber of my being.  To the moon and back, sweet Peanut.

- Momma

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