Thursday, May 3, 2018

Kelsie's 3rd Birthday at Lake Tillery and a Housewarming Luncheon

Good afternoon my dears.

We recently celebrated the 3rd birthday of our dog, Kelsie Merrily.

Aka; Kells, Belle, Ballerina.

We adopted Kelsie in August, 2015 when she was five months old, from the high kill shelter in Elizabethtown, NC. She was due to be euthanized the following day, but instead, she got to come live with and make memories with us. 

So in keeping with last years tradition, which you can read about here, we decided to take Kelsie on a day trip, firstly to the car wash, then to Lake Tillery for a picnic and hike. 

We picnicked by this beach cove, with soft sand and waves as the boats and jet skies drove by. 

The area overlooked forest on one side...

...and the lake on the other side. 

After the picnic we hiked up the hill. 

Where as you climb you can see glimpses of the lake through the dappling trees. 

When we see glimpses of this bridge, then we know we're almost finished, and have more than met our 10,000 steps for the day.

The following day we hosted a luncheon for some friends. 

I grouped together the savory bites along with the bigger plates. 

Cheddar and heirloom tomato sandwiches. 

Mexican corn potato salad

Southwestern salad 

And I grouped together the sweet bites with the small plates and silverware. The green platter was for sugar cookies that were still in the oven. 

Strawberry scones served with rhubarb raspberry preserves. I had to take the dome off as it was steaming up. 

The housewarming gift we received from our realtor-turned-friend, her husband, her daughter, and new baby son. 

You can also watch the video of our weekend here too if you'd like. 

Enjoy the rest of your week,

Kiki Nakita

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