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Monday, May 11, 2015

Fun on Mother's Day

 I didn't take many photos yesterday.  I was busy.  

In the morning we had our walk together, Tom and I. Then I spent some time just walking in our garden. It was a quiet, mild morning.

There was cooking, of course.  The ribs were prepped and put in the oven to slow cook before going on the grill.  There was set up and more preparation: tropical fruit salad, roasted potato wedges, grilled asparagus to have ready to go in the cooking rotation. 

And then when Jill and the kids arrived, and then Jake, there was lots of talking and playing and eating. 




 Irene and I had to tour the garden, and then I helped her pick the "bokay" she had requested in a note she wrote while setting up her office in the shed/flower shop. (The note indicated that she knew "bokay" was not spelled correctly.  I showed her the correct way, explaining that it was French.)

Then we played croquette, (whoops - croquet)  which I am never quite sure how to spell either. 
 Jake and Isaac played a more vigorous game, while Jill took a nap.  She had a soccer game to play at 6:00, and she said she ate too many ribs. Tom cleaned up the kitchen.
 Then, later in the afternoon, at Irene's insistence, we had our dessert- cherry pie, brownies and ice cream, on the wisteria draped deck.
It was all good. 

17 comments:

  1. Hi Linda, Happy Mother's Day. I love your wisteria, it is breath taking. Wasn't the weather perfect this weekend; we live on the other side of the state, but had a backyard picnic as well. I love Springtime:)
    Have a lovely week.
    Connie :)

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  2. What a lovely day you all had.

    It was a quiet one here. Warm and a bit humid. I spent the day reading.

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  3. Let me know when you decide to open this up as a B&B.

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  4. I look forward to your post after a holiday or family get together. You do everything so perfect and make everything so special. Those ribs look delicious and the wisteria is beautiful!

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  5. What a wonderful time you had! :)

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  6. I love your posts - your gardens are absolutely beautiful. I'll bet the backyard smells wonderful with the wisteria in full bloom!

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  7. Looks like yummy ribs and such a great family time.

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  8. You have such a wonderful time with family. And the food...oh, my!

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  9. Linda, such a beautiful patio for dessert! I haven't played that little yard game for many years, but used to love it.

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  10. Oh my oh my! It was definitely ALL good. I can't think of anything more idyllic than having dessert under your wisteria garden.

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  11. what a lovely place for a family bbq and get together.

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  12. What a great day you got to enjoy and that menu had me drooling.

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  13. Lovely way to celebrate, and your menu made me drool.

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  14. You had a great day. We put effort into things and have a great time.

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  15. Happy Mother's Day, Linda! How nice to have your kids and grandchildren with you!

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  16. You all had such a marvelous time. I love your colorful dishes.

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