It’s a perfect way to describe this past week. The beautiful pause between summer and spring, full of flowers, weddings, sweet, ripe produce and blessed days outdoors.
gorgeous cherries- a taste of summer
This past week was (besides the haircut fiasco) pretty uneventful. While poor Daddy worked long and hard this week, we spent our time cleaning house and soaking up some vitamin D in the back yard.
four year old organization
napping in swimsuits
Summer is so close, we can taste it.
:: Daddy and I escaped for a little Friday night day for a wedding rehearsal dinner. Next Friday we celebrate five years since our wedding day.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love this guy?
:: Although the garden isn’t exactly what I dreamed this spring, a lot of good things have been coming out of it.
Lessons learned, for one. My little gardener is learning a lesson in persistence. Each day we are out there fighting off the growing population of pesky bugs who are feasting on our lettuces, broccoli and tomatoes.
And delicious food. While I’m always hoping to grow more and better, the nutritious food we pluck from the garden never ceases to amaze us.
We made eggplant parmesan tonight, with just-picked eggplant, fresh herb infused tomato sauce and a fresh herb breadcrumb crust.
my perfectly imperfect tomatoes
How many times have I said “fresh” and “delicious”?
Eggplant parmesan with italian broccoli, fresh baked bread and a good bottle of pinot noir
I spent most of the afternoon plucking goods from the garden, blending up fresh herbed breadcrumbs, blanching and peeling tomatoes and baking bread. It felt so good. Mr. B turned my tomato puree into the best batch of sauce I’ve ever tasted in my life. Nothing beats an afternoon cooking with my sweetie.
:: I’ve finally come to terms with the haircut. Actually, I’ve warmed up to Miss Peep’s new do quite a bit. It’s sassy, cute and it leaves exposed a most favorite sweet spot that I have long enjoyed smooching on my first baby…
The nape of a sweet little neck. I can never resist.
:: We’ve had a few first blooms outside.
first ranunculus bloom
We also have this mystery weed that we just can’t identify. I am dying of curiosity, what in the world is it?? It looks like thyme to me, but searches in google and in numerous field guides have given us no answers. Does anyone out there know what our mystery weed is?
:: This week was exactly what we needed to recover from all of the previously busy days spent away from home. Restful, relaxing, doing our thing at home.
A long quiet week at home followed by a fun weekend wedding was the perfect combination this week.
And the long weekend was a plus. Today I am thinking about all of our friends who have not returned home to their families. Will you please pray for Matt Ferrara and his family? It’s been almost four years since his life was lost in Afghanistan and I’m sure his family still misses him every day. I’m so thankful for every soldier who takes the risk to protect us, especially my own.
Here is to another good week! Blessings to you and yours