Monday, July 07, 2008

It was an itsy bitsy teenie weinie...

yellow polka dot bikini, that she wore for the first time today...
I know that poor Ruby looks pretty silly in that bikini! We were at our friend, Linda Marie's place on the 4th hanging out and relaxing at the pool and we were also doggie sitting for Christine who was on the beach in San Diego. She laughs at me since I like to buy cute little outfits for Ruby, so I couldn't help but dress her up and e-mail her a photo of what's going on while she's not here. Christine, I promise that when we get Lauren, I'll quit dressing Ruby! ;)

We had a really nice and relaxing day lounging by the pool and eating great food. We had two bar-b-que smokers cranked up. Joe smoked some pork ribs...

and Linda made some bacon wrapped shrimp...

we also had sweet corn...

and potato salad with sour cream and bacon...

Oh, and don't forget the sangria with fresh strawberries, raspberries and peaches...

After dinner, Linda surprised us with these...

We released ladybugs in honor of Lauren. How sweet is that? I loved it.

The little ladies quickly made themselves at home in Linda's garden.

Linda, thank you SO much for this sweet gesture. It's really nice to know that our friends are also thinking of Lauren and looking forward to us bringing her home.

16 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

LOVE the ladybugs.... Looks like a wonderful time...
LOVE the yellow polka dot bikini......
Have a Great Day...

Lili said...

that is such a nice gesture. What a great idea.....I can almost taste those bacon wrapped shrimp. yummmay.

Janet said...

Are you trying to make me drool? That sangria.....oh, that sangria looks just perfect. ANd those shrimp! And that corn! We just had chicken wings for supper. Sniff. Feel sorry for me yet? Sorry enough to bring me dinner?

Alyson & Ford said...

The bikini, The Food, The Drink, The Lady Bugs!!! WOW!!! I would have made a fool of myself (well, that's a given) on the ribs and potato salad!!!
peace
fm

Anna said...

I'm officially starving now! I can almost smell the food! The bikini is to funny! I love the ladybug idea too. Very sweet.

~Lynn

PIPO said...

Yep, you REALLY need your child. The dog will be so grateful ;0)

The food looks yum. Glad you had a great time.

Not much longer now!!!

Joannah said...

Your Fourth of July celebration looks delicious! My mouth is watering.

As for Ruby, I'm with Connie.

:-)

Cora said...

Ruby is so cute in her bikini!! The food looks so yummy and I love the ladybugs. What a sweet thing to do.

3D said...

Cute 'kini.

Drool inducing spread.

LOVE the pressie and release.

Keep smilin!

Yen973 said...

Love the ladybugs. That was so sweet. The wait is so hard. You, don't really know me, but I follow your blog. I just tagged you on mine.
Dana
www.shealinsworld.blogspot.com

Dakota3 said...

Hi,

What a lovely meal with friends! The ladybug idea was great. I hope you get your referral soon.

Best wishes,
Cindy
LID April 20, 2006

Kathryn & Kevin said...

The food looks so good, especially those ribs and bacon-wrapped shrimp. I just finished lunch, but my mouth is watering. A Lean Cuisine and yogurt just don't compare. OMG, Ruby, that's just hysterical.

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Donna,That comment under ANNA is from me. I was in her account this morning and forgot to log out. :) Everyone's blog that I commented on this morning was under her name! She's been getting comments thanking her for the comment she "supposedly" left! We've had a good laugh about it.

~Lynn
(the "real" one!)

Carol said...

Love the ladybug idea! That is sure to bring about some good luck!

sooze66 said...

What a sweet idea, and what great food! Looks like a great time!

Shelley said...

Gillian and Charlotte vote for keeping Ruby in fine style ...even after Lauren Elizabeth comes home! :)

Fine job on the bikini. Gillie wants you to know she thinks your dog is super cute! :)