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How To Have Fun With Your Adult Kids :: Food, Drink & Music

How To Have Fun With Your Adult Kids :: Food, Drink & Music

fun with your adult kids
Sunday Brunch at Domaine Chandon, Napa Valley

 

How to create happy events when your nest is empty ~

Who knew you could have so much fun with your adult kids? At first when the nest was empty I had a difficult time adjusting to the lack of schedule and focus on the kids’ every need. As time went on I learned that I was in charge of my own happiness and had to turn that focus back on to Craig and me.

I realized that although our children are no longer in our day-to-day lives, we could lead successful fulfilling lives, as well as build an equally happy adult relationship with them.

Now that the kids are grown and living on their own, we need to change the way we hang out, but we can still have lots of fun (maybe even more fun).Two times in three weekends we have spent quality time with Nick and his girlfriend Kylie and it worked out perfectly!

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A Sensational Spring Flower Display in Seattle

A Sensational Spring Flower Display in Seattle

The rain showers of the Pacific Northwest bring a spectacular spring flower display ~ If you were asked to describe where you would find the best spring flower display, does Seattle come to mind first? It is doubtful. The Pacific Northwest owns the quintessential bad weather rap for constantly raining with never ending gloomy skies. However, that is just… Continue Reading

An Empty Nester Foodie Lunch Adventure at Kismet in Silver Lake

An Empty Nester Foodie Lunch Adventure at Kismet in Silver Lake

It’s Kismet! Just down the road from the Griffith Park Observatory is a cute little shop with delicious Mediterranean food created by two clever chefs, Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson. I was familiar with Kismet only from reading popular food and wine magazines, as well as a recent glowing review by the Pulitzer Prize winning, food critic,… Continue Reading

A New Discovery ~ Gourmandly, a Fantastic Travel Destination Site

A New Discovery ~ Gourmandly, a Fantastic Travel Destination Site

A New Discovery ~ Gourmandly With a name like Gourmandly I knew immediately that we would have a great deal in common! Let’s see… “Gourmandly is here, crafting the world’s best gourmet travel programs. We believe tasting the distinct flavors of a place is the best way to intimately experience its culture, traditions, and people. Join us… Continue Reading

Success in the Empty Nest: The 40th Anniversary of our First Date

Success in the Empty Nest: The 40th Anniversary of our First Date

Early this morning my sweet and thoughtful husband posted this same photo and announced this auspicious 40th year celebration. My initial reaction was “This will kill any interest in my post.” But then I realized I was being silly, who cares if anyone reads this, be grateful he wanted to share it with the social media world because he does… Continue Reading