Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What I’m Loving

Generations around our table—My parents came for our two graduations in May and have stayed for a month. Jim’s parents live in a retirement community here in town and have dinner with us every Sunday. I love it that my kids are getting so much interaction time with their grandparents. And our oldest son, Daniel, his wife, Abby, and their daughter Anna, come once a month for the weekend, so sometimes we have had four generations at our table.

Nations around our table—this month we’ve had guests from the Philippines, Hong Kong, India, and Argentina. That means lots of air-mattress-in-the-family-room nights for Jim and I, but it’s worth it to fellowship with these people and learn from them.

Picnic weather! We have been blessed with warm days, even in May, and have been able to eat in our back yard and parks already. So much fun to sit around a picnic table!

Fresh flowers decorating the table My Japanese irises are gorgeous on my table and the peonies are a riot of color. I love bringing God’s creations in to add beauty and color to my home.

Salads! I love fruit in a salad, especially blueberries, strawberries, and peaches—summer fruits all. I add feta cheese, sweet peppers, and serve it all with artisan lettuce. Not only is it colorful and delicious, it’s good for us!

Tell me what you're loving about your mealtimes right now. I'd love to hear from you! Add a comment below or email me at: aroundthetableblog(at)gmail(dot)com. (Supply the @ sign and the period.)

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