For the most part, I think the pictures say it all. We had a relaxing, enjoyable weekend at the river with Mo and Papa Mox. They had lots of quality time with Anna, and we adults had the evenings to talk and catch up. I may not be in any photos, but I was there, and I did get that long walk with my husband. Also not in photos: Anna and Mo planting flowers and veggies in the garage (because it was too cold outside), Anna enjoying her Sunday lunch in the crook of a tree, and some very good food.
Thank you, Dad and Jessica, for a wonderful weekend.
I have a number of pictures just like this one...someday I'll be able to do a time lapse collage of these two snuggled on the couch watching TV through the years.
The colorful birdhouse that Anna painted with Mo Saturday morning while Blake and I walked.
Marshmallows over the campfire.
She REALLY wanted to get in the water. She had to settle for dangling her hands in.
Fishing with Papa.
Blake's turn fishing.
Pulling weeds in the sandbox.
Chasing bubbles from the bubble maker. Thanks Aunt Amy and Uncle Chris!
Another try at playing in the river.
The first course of our five-course tasting menu created by The Weekend Chef: Inspired nachos with fried wonton wrappers, melty cheese, avocado, black bean sauce and pickled radish salsa. This was one of my favorites.
The final course. Sadly, my culinary photography is pretty poor. The picture of everyone's favorite course, the curried pappardelle with seared scallops, was blurry. And, I failed to take a photo of the cucumber water with yogurt and lemon. The arugula salad with pancetta, torn croutons, and grapefruit vinaigrette was also scrumptious.