I wanted to take a minute to capture a very special moment for all time. Since I did not think to take a picture, I thought the next best thing would be to write about it as a blog post.
Today, the Wicks family enjoyed a scrumptious dinner of store-bought fried chicken, yeast rolls, and homemade fruit salad, with iced green tea on our front porch. Yes, I said it...the front porch. We have a wonderful, yet completely ignored and unused front porch. Since the house faces east, our covered front porch really is a great place to greet the sun in the morning and catch a cool breeze in the evening. In the chaos of everyday living, I often plan to sit on that porch and read a great novel or hang out with my husband, but never get to actually do it.
So, today, I thought, "Why not make a memory?" With this in mind, I made a quick trip to the local Wal-mart (best grocery store-bought fried chicken ever) and came home and whipped up the light dinner. I threw in the card table, since our little decorative table is too flimsy to survive a dinner with little boys, and a high chair for the baby, and we were in business.
It was quick. It was simple. It was relaxed. It felt so right. I'm thinking this should be a summer staple, a new tradition for the Wicks family.