Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Good times

I have been blessed with some very fun activities and interactions in the last few days, and just wanted to share . . .

On Friday, my dear friend Jody came over and brought the ingredients to make a fabulous salad. Mix the following:

1 can butter beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 diced avocado
3-4 diced Roma tomatoes
1 c. frozen peas (thawed)
1/2 c. chopped red onion
chopped fresh basil to taste

We topped the salad with raspberry vinaigrette, but I found it also tasted delicious without any dressing.

On Saturday, I had a surprise phone call from Kaori, a former student from my days as a dorm director. Kaori lives in Tokyo, so our communication has been limited. Isn't it such a treat to catch up with a friend you haven't talked to in a long time?

Sunday I attended the beautiful garden wedding of two former students who had gone with my husband and me on a hurricane relief trip to New Orleans. The color scheme was teal, brown and yellow--very unique! A funny memory of the night was that my shoe split in half just before the ceremony began--thankfully, I had a 2nd pair of shoes in the car!

Monday, friends and colleagues shared a delicious meal together and enjoyed splashing in a hotel water park.

What a fun long weekend we had. Thank You, Lord, for friends!


Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

I am very impressed that you had extra shoes in the car! I would have been out of luck!

WhatWorksForMom said...

awesome photos (and wow - how organized you are to have extra shoes along)!!

Angela said...

Sounds like a nice weekend. We are off to a beach wedding this weekend which sounds wonderful - much like the garden wedding. Impressed with the fact that you had extra shoes too!

carrie said...

So funny that you think I'm organized because of the extra shoes. Actually, I can't stand "heels" of any kind, so brought sandals for the drive, as the wedding was a couple hours away!

(((((HUGS))))) sandi said...

That salad sounds sooo good! We are very similar~I am loving your blog! We have used Hyland's remedies for all of our children~OH we could not live without 'em! and it does cost sooo much more to eat healthy. When I worked in a natural market I got a discount. Now that I don't we cannot afford to eat the same as we did then, so we just do what we can and trust God. (((((HUGS))))) sandi

thehomespunheart said...

So glad everything went smoothly - love the pix from the wedding! :)

justabeachkat said...

Loved seeing the photos. The salad sounds awesome. I've gotta try it. I might add feta cheese and use Greek dressing. What do you think?


MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Good thought on having comfy shoes! Love the pictures, looks like the wedding was at a beautiful location.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these photos from the wedding. :) I, too, am impressed that you had a spare pair of shoes with you! :)

I'm thankful you have such a good friend in Jody. :)

Love you, Mom

Anonymous said...

Yay! My name is in your blog:D Thank you for taking your time to talk with me and I'll try to get in touch with you as much as possible from here, Japan!! K