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An Impromptu Picnic

Since we've moved to this neighborhood, we've discovered one of the parks is just a few blocks away.  Shawn and I have been walking a path that goes around a large pond for the past few months.  Day before yesterday I decided we'd take a picnic with us. 

The park has picnic tables around the pond but we chose to picnic on this shaded, large rock that overlooks the fountain. 

I made us each one of our favorite cold cut sandwiches with mesquite smoked turkey, sliced monterey jack cheese, a little mayo and banana peppers, threw in some Fritos, and some fruit. 

I had just bought this sparkling blueberry grape juice.  I buy this every so often for the kids, but I snagged it for us to enjoy today.  It is yummy!

Of course, we dined on some transferware plates! I can't help it, sorry.     These are by Booth's, a pretty pattern with peonies and butterflies...pretty perfect for a Spring picnic, wouldn't you say?  I have four left that are for sale HERE.

The weather could not have been more beautiful.

Graham joined us for our picnic.  I feel like we are Grandparents that babysit him during the day.  I am beginning to like this little fellow.  

There were others enjoying the park that day as well, including this precious family.

Pick a day.  Enjoy it, to the hilt.  The day as it comes.  People as they come.  The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present, and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about it.
~Audrey Hepburn~

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  1. I had no idea Welch's makes a sparkling blueberry juice, too! I have long enjoyed their sparkling grape and cherry juices, but the blueberry is a plus for me!!! I buy the Ocean Spray Blueberry Juice cocktail by the case...literally!!! It's so refreshing!!! I'll have to check out the Welch's sparkling. It sounds wonderful!!! Your picnic looks like a relaxing way to spend an afternoon, and I'm glad you had a chance to take it all in. What a great idea! I hope your weekend is just as peaceful!

  2. What a great looking spot to picnic. I'd say YOU really know how to throw a picnic. It all looks just lovely. I am loving that little poochy face, too! xo Diana

  3. A beautiful place for a picnic and the weather has been beautiful as well. Glad you had such a beautiful, relaxing day.

  4. Lovely, Nancy! Love the wicker cloche! Where did you get that flatware? I have been looking!

  5. What a wonderful picnic. I even liked the menu. Gorgeous day, inviting blanket and classic fun extras waiting to be enjoyed. Glad you two had some special time together. And what a beautiful place to do it in. Doesn't get any better than that!!

  6. Nancy: What a beautiful day you must have had. The thought of a picnic just seems so right. Cutie pie dog and that duck family!!Of course you ate on transferware plates. If the Captain had his way we would eat on paper plates every night. He just can't understand why we eat off china when we are camping..Happy Friday..Judy

  7. What a dreamy picnic. Hope you enjoyed your day.



  8. It sounds (and looks!) like you had a truly beautiful time together, Nancy. That duck family is so precious! (And Graham looks very sweet and well-behaved.) I love that you take the extra time to pull together your day-to-day events so prettily. It's a lost art in our hurry-up world. Take care and have a lovely weekend.

  9. Nancy, this is just perfect. Love the plaid throw. We walk every day too. It's nice to have a beautiful park with trails. Thanks for sharing. Love the cute flatware, etc. This is so special. ~ Sarah

  10. Nancy, what a lovely picnic and such a pretty setting! I adore those plates and I would expect no less from you than to use your transferware. I always enjoy looking at your lovely blog. Thanks for visiting me! xoxo

  11. How LOVELY! Of course the plates are beautiful and perfect for pretty picnic, but oh the goslings are just adorable!!
    Beautiful setting too. Now I'm going to have to look for that blueberry grapejuice!! I love the regular, but blueberry? Yum!
    Thanks so much for sharing your picnic with us!
    Blessings, Doni

  12. What a delight! I just love picnics! This looks so inviting. Love that you captured that beautiful family too.

  13. Beautiful picnic, and I love that you use your transferware to picnic...why not?!

  14. What a fabulous way to spend the afternoon Nancy! Graham is a cutie!!

  15. What a beautiful setting. That sparkling blueberry grape juice sounds yummy, I've never had that before.


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