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Weekend Recap

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My weekends are all about family, especially my son Dempsey – the main subject in this recap.

1. We started our weekend on Saturday morning by heading up to Seaquist Orchards Farm Market. I hadn’t made the trip up since their renovation, so I thought it was about time. Dempsey picked up a Smiley cookie and an apple cider. We took our purchases to Ellison Bay Community Park to eat and play.

2. Before leaving Ellison Bay, I stopped at Brew Coffeehouse for a latte and a very tasty Raspberry Ooh La La (raspberry, cream cheese and white chocolate in puff pastry). I’d been hearing good things about the Ooh La Las and was not disappointed.

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3. I lead a Victorian reading group once a month for Write On, Door County. The meeting is typically the last Saturday of the month at 2 pm, but on account of Labor Day weekend, we moved the meeting to this past weekend. (The next meeting is set for Sept. 26 and the novel is Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy – this is a really good read, so read up and come to the next meeting!)

After the reading group, I met up with Dempsey at my parents’ house, where he was having fun playing tennis. I also reached the pinnacle of my life as an aunt when my six-month-old niece allowed me to hold her for more than 10 minutes – my proudest moment this weekend.

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4. My future in-laws – the Kelnhofers – invited me, my finance JP and my parents to breakfast on Sunday morning. We ate at Pelletier’s Restaurant in Fish Creek. Dempsey was excited to cut his own buttermilk pancake, and I was excited to eat the only foods I’ve been craving throughout my pregnancy – scrambled eggs and hashbrowns.

5. Dempsey then faced the badger and the rest of the obstacles at the Red Putter in north Ephraim. I’m a rubbish golfer, but Dempsey scored a hole-in-one on the wolf hole and had fun cheering for himself.

6. After we spent a little time at home, we headed back out to Ephraim beach to play for a bit while the sun was out.

7. JP drove Dempsey and I to the beach, but he had to leave early to cook at the Sister Bay Bowl. Luckily the Kelnhofers took a boat ride and anchored not far from the beach, so we were able to bum a ride back to their house – Dempsey even took the wheel for a moment.

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8. After we got off the boat, Dempsey and I headed back to my parents’ house for Sunday dinner, where Dempsey wound down from the big weekend by painting.

9. The final task I complete on Sunday nights is to organize all my bags for Monday morning – Dempsey’s daycare bags (his backpack, his bedding bag and his lunch box), my messenger bag for work, and, now that the high school volleyball season’s started, my coaching bag.