I woke up this morning and noticed the easterly winds blowing...
thinking it looks like we're having an Indian summer.
This was a perfect day for the Schmidt family get together.
There's nothing better than celebrating Labor Day Weekend.
We all know that it brings routine and structure back to life.
When the Schmidt family comes together,
we love nothing more than to reminisce about our labor day experiences.
We all knew what it was like to dig an acre of potatoes before school started...
Rub the dirt off of them.
Sack them and drag them into storage.
Alas...we were ready for school.
To be honest, I was so excited that I did not have to work at home anymore.
Meanwhile Brother Loren drives on the yard...with his Chrysler LeBaron convertible,
the car that we all remember...
as this honored our Mother's last wish,
...to ride in a red convertible.
And then, there's that stubbed toe...
Only Auntie Mikki could bring healing to this injury...
a band aid and a bit of natural healing.
A potluck of our favorite memories is pulled together quickly from many wonderful sources.
Fresh Mango Salsa
Tanta Suzies Baked Beans
Freshly ground wheat bread
Rollkuchen and Watermelon
Fresh Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Peaches, and Blueberries
Corn on the Cob
Seven layered Salad...
And you can't have a potluck without a fresh plum Platz for dessert.
And as Sheryl said,
"Mom, would of said you need to drizzle some icing on it to give it that extra touch."
And that's exactly what she did!
The trampoline continues to becomes a source of fun for young and old,
as it gives them a chance to show off their stuff.
Into the late evening shadows they enjoyed their last leisurely day before the bell rings again!!!
And the adults enjoyed sipping on their coffees and chatting about life.
A big THANK YOU to my SIL's for transforming my kitchen.
I bet I can hear many of you secretly echoing with me, the same phrase...
"Back to school...it's time for routine!"