Lovely {A Weekend In Photos}

I love a weekend when I enjoy myself to the point of such contentment that I drift through the days without even noticing.  This weekend started very lazily for me and handsome Jack.  I kind of hung around in bed reading and enjoying breakfast while Jack snoozed away (while keeping me within eye sight, of course}. 

After a good breakfast I packed the pup and we headed to the Leavenworth Farmer's Market to walk around.  It was such a gorgeous day and when I arrived at the market it was jammed packed and the produce was out of this world!  It was foodie heaven.  I got some green/purple beans for Sunday supper and was excited to try a new kind of apple I've never had before: honey cider.  It is a little tart and perfect for baking.  I also found some beautiful lilacs at the market.  I thought they were out of season but apparently not.  And who am I to question it?  All I know is that the scent caught my nose and I had to get a bunch,

Once done at the market I stopped by the library.  Am I the only one who loves a library?  There is nothing like walking through isles of books and that smell-- you know that peculiar smell of library books.  I love it.  I found some good fiction books and a cookbook from The Blackberry Farm.  I have read so much about this self-sustained farm and poured through the book enjoying the stories, photos and recipes.  Foodie heaven indeed.  

Sunday arrived with thunder, lightning and a deluge of rain, which made for another lazy morning.  Jack is not a fan of stormy weather and he just relaxed in the cocoon of his quilt.  As gets older he sleeps more and more.  After church- latter and chocolate muffin in hand-- I headed to the town of Atchinson, KS which is 30 minutes from where I live.  It was a gorgeous day by then and the drive through the beautiful farmland was just beautiful.  

Because it was Sunday not many things were open but I managed to visit two beautiful historic homes:  the Amelia Earhart Birthplace and the Clay Historic Home which was exquisite with its facade reminiscent of a Scottish castle.  I loved everything about this last home and the historian in me loved every minute of it.  Later in the week I will share the interior of the homes.  

By the time I made it home it was time for dinner and food preparation for the week.  Then I cuddled with my snugglebug and watched Saving Mrs. Banks, the story behind the movie Mary Poppins.  It was so endearing and moving.  A perfect way to cap the night and the weekend.

How was your weekend?  Anything exciting?

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  1. Your Jack is handsome, what a sweetie to snuggle with! I love the farmers markets, so many goodies to buy! The lilacs are beautiful. It was nice to be able to visit the historic homes, I would like to see the Amelia Earhart's birthplace.. Thanks for sharing your weekend! Enjoy your new week!

    1. Thank you, Eileen. I do have to agree about Jack-- he is one handsome boy. :-) The Amelia Earhart's birthplace was pretty great and the location in the banks of the river was perfect.