The Random Writings of Rachel: Sunshine at the Park

Sunshine at the Park



The other day, Angel shocked me. It was his day off, and in the morning he said, "How about we go have a picnic at the park for dinner?"

We'd never done such a thing before, but it sounded like bliss to me! We proceeded on to the chores of our day, which involved lawn-mowing and weed-whipping for him and a lot of sorting and packing of stuff for me. (Goodbye, beloved old clothes that I bequeathed to my sister. I still love you, but I simply can't take all of you to China...)

We headed out to the park in late afternoon, with food, our camping "loveseat" (double-chair), books, and, of course, a camera to document our adventure.

We had a blast, but we pretty much acted like old people at the park, barely getting out of our chair. We ate, and Angel studied Chinese while I read books. We watched youngsters doing backflips and driving remote control cars all over the place while Angel cheered for a crash. I got out the camera to take a picture, and upon turning it on, it gave me the bad news: "No memory remaining"

Where was the SD card that ought to be in my camera?? Chillin' in the SD card slot in my laptop at home, of course. So no pictures were taken of this evening at the park. Oh well. I swear it happened, even if there's no photographic evidence.

When we got back in our car to go home, we were amazed to find out that 3 hours had sped by. I guess time flies when you're basking in too-long-delayed sunshine.

These pictures were clearly taken at home, not at the park. And Angel wanted a cameo appearance in this post:


Now that's we've tried it once, we think we want to have a few more picnics in the park before we move. Where's your favorite place to eat in the summer?

And why is it so hard to remember to put the SD card back in my camera after taking pictures?

31 comments:

  1. That dress is so cute Rachel, fun little multi-colored gingham and only you can make it work with capri leggings and a Peter Pan tee.

    Your personality is full of SUNSHINE, speaking of. I mean it.

    Happy Monday!! BTW how is packing going?

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  2. That is such a cute checked dress! A picnic at the park sounds like a lovely way to have dinner too :) When I put my SD card in my laptop it still sticks out a little so I don't forget to put it in the camera - but there has been a few occasions where I've forgotten it still!

    Away From Blue

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  3. Hehe, remembering the card is Pete's job, if it was up to me I'd probably forget it. Plus my archaic old Mac doesnt even have a card slot! I'm so looking forward to getting a new one next month.
    I love eating outside, food tastes so much better when it is eaten outdoors :)

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  4. Cute dress.

    I love picnics. It's been forever since I've had one.

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  5. Glad you guys had fun at the park! Such a great idea!

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  6. I do that ALL THE TIME with the SD card! So sad - but less time taking pictures is more time making memories which it sounds like you did :)

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  7. I love to just eat on the patio decks of restaurants :) Especially since our areas has nice spots to do so. Taking advantage! :) Glad you guys had a fun picnic, enjoy it big time! Have a great one Rachel -Iva

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  8. Picnics in the parks have a way of making me feel so relaxed and happy. It almost feels ideal!! Love your gingham patterned dress..and gosh, you are too adorable and cute!!

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  9. Jared and I picnic in the park occasionally, and it is lovely! We got engaged in a park, so it has a special meaning for us.

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  10. What's better than a picnic in the park? And you look so great in your checked dress. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday!

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  11. I do that all the time with my SD card! It's so easy to forget. At least you got these cute pictures! I love the one with Angel in the reflection:) Sounds like a great time. In the summertime, we love hanging out on our porch and eat there if the weather is right. There's just something about eating outside that makes the food taste a bit sweeter:)

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  12. That sounds like a fantastic idea! I'm glad you enjoyed it =) Love the last photo with the reflection of Angel!

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  13. I absolutely love the Peter Pan collar top you're wearing!!!

    Picnics are fun! We haven't done one yet this spring, but this reminds me we should before it gets too hot.

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  14. That sounds like the perfect evening!

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  15. "time flies when you're basking in too-long-delayed sunshine" - sounds like a hemmingway quote, something along the lines of 'the only problem with spring is deciding where to be the happiest.'

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  16. Inside. In the air conditioning. Because bugs + food = heck to the no.

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  17. I totally want to go on a picnic with Izzy now, it sounds fun!

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  18. I haven't been on a picnic in quite a while. I definitely need to schedule one before it gets too hot outside!!

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  19. I'm glad that I plug my camera directly into my computer! However I do leave the battery on the charger sometimes. Looks like you had a lot of fun :) see you tomorrow!

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  20. I hate eating outside... even as a kid I'd be the only one at the kitchen table when everyone else was on the patio! hahaha

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  21. I love it when the weather starts to get nicer and we can eat at the picnic tables at the beach. It just feels so nice to get out and eat supper outside, where the waves are crashing and the sun is shining.

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  22. Love your fun top and dress pairing!! My hubby and I used to have picnics all the time when we were first dating...I lived near a large park that had a fabulous fountain, complete with rainbow light water shows after dusk. We pretty much just acted like old people ourselves, playing board games and avoiding the mutant geese...

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  23. A picnic at the park sounds so wonderful! Oh well that you didn't get to take any photos, your memories of the day will still be with you! Your outfit looks so cute!

    Rebecca
    www.winnipegstyle.ca

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  24. Haha, don't worry, things can totally still happen even if you don't have a camera! ;) Sometimes it's just nice to enjoy things without having to worry about documenting it. I'm glad you two enjoyed your time at the park! At least you were able to write about it.

    You are precious, of course, and are those tiny bee earrings?

    That last pic gives me giggles. :)

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  25. These pictures are so cute! A picnic in the park sounds so fun! May have to steal the idea!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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  26. I love your outfits and the way you styled your hair. My hubby and I rode our bikes to picnic recently and enjoyed it too. Glad you and Angel spent some q- time together. Love the photos. Rachel http://garaytreasures.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/birthday-outfit/

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  27. Cute outfit for the day! I'm slightly jealous that Angel actually enjoys picnics in the park. Try as I may, Mr. A is not big on the whole "picnic" idea. Which is sad because they're so fun. He has no clue what he's missing out on!

    Our favorite place to eat is now out of the balcony. On warm days or sometimes when we have guests over, we just move the table outside and enjoy good food, good company and good times.

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  28. What a fabulously cute outfit! I love plaid and denim capris together like you'd styled them here. So summery and redolent of country life, too.

    Good question, there's rarely anywhere that's not enjoyable to eat during the toasty months. At the moment though, I think that, for me, it's a tie between my parent's deck (we don't have a deck of our own) and at the beach right as the sun is setting in the afternoon, with a sky full of sherbet hues.

    ♥ Jessica

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  29. So sweet he suggested a picnic! Sounds like a great way to spend the evening!

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  30. You guys are adorable, both of you. You're much prettier, though, and looking sweet in your dress and jeans! Glad you had a fabulous time, and hope you enjoy China!

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  31. Oh no! I have such a hard time remembering to get the SD card out of my computer. Thankfully, you'll always have the memories!

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