Hello friends and Happy Monday! I’m glad to share a few bits and pieces from the weekend. Turns out it delicious, fun and inspiring!
The delicious part wasn’t all that unusual. We started with Friday Night Snacks, of course.Marc made the pimiento cheese top center and yummm….
Saturday lunch I shared with Katie. She’d visited the farmers’ market for the tarts and fruit and tossed a lovely arugula salad to accompany. As wonderful as the meal was, uninterrupted one-on-one time to catch up was the best treat.
Saturday dinner was Marc’s treat for me leaving the house before 8am.I’m sorry I forgot to take a photo of our plates! It was all delicious; he grilled pork loin and sweet potatoes, sliced tomatoes and topped them with crumbled blue cheese and made Smitten Kitchen’s zucchini carpaccio salad (he served the zucchini with mixed baby greens instead of arugula but otherwise followed the recipe) – y’all! it’s so good!
Play time with the little boys was fun! Sam’s into puzzles. We worked four of these(those dimples on his hands ♥)
Turns out getting a photo of me with the boys …. was a challenge
Sam is shy … even with his dad in the picture! But we did manage these three “keepers”
(and yeah, I’m not exactly sure what’s in Charlie’s bottle – it’s “an experiment”)
All of that was certainly energizing but Saturday morning’s meeting was surprisingly inspiring. The meeting was led by the Moderator of the Greater Atlanta Prebytery, sort of like the role I play at my church, but for the 70+ churches across the Atlanta metro area. There were about 40 of us in attendance, serving in different roles at our various churches. I was surprised that our church’s ministry with nearly 70 active women is one of the largest! This is my favorite slide from the presentation
I looked up Tanmay Vora’s website and it’s really good! Here’s the link to the post he wrote that included the graphic above. Of course my favorite part of the morning was the open discussion/Q&A we shared for the last 20 minutes. I think we made some good connections to help us with ideas and resources for our programs. So – very worthwhile.
…and finally, yesterday morning, I made it back to the lake. This walk never fails to restore me. (as does taking a full day away from my computer … I’m still playing catchup, but the sense of rest was/is worth it.)
I hope you found something inspiring and restful in your weekend!