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!