Monday, May 4, 2009

just about perfect


Such a glorious weekend. The sun, a whole day spontaneously spent with friends, time at the beach, bike riding...just about perfect.



Alexi got Abbott started on a cross stitch project. (Yes, Alexi is the adult member of our family who can sew, thanks to medical school; he can also knit, thanks to his mother.)



Alexi and I attended a Food Allergy Initiative dinner that was very thought provoking; chefs Johnathan Sundstrom and Tom Douglas spoke eloquently about the slow food movement and its importance globally, for health and for those with life threatening food allergies.

I hope your week's off to a great start!

21 comments:

jeanamarie said...

sounds like you had a very nice weekend!

the first image is so beautiful, is that wisteria? i love the window... sigh ~

jeanamarie said...

ummm - i meant to ask if it was lilac..? :)

jane said...

Looks like a fab weekend! Happy Monday!

Frau said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend! Hope your week continues to be the same. I love the lilac bushes. Our neighbors have one might sneak a clipping they smell so pretty.

Purple Flowers said...

It looks like you enjoyed great family funtime!

montague said...

*sigh* it's so nice to return to the online world and have all these photos and posts to go through! i adore that first shot lecia, i hope you are well!

Deidra said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely weekend.

It's sunny here! I'm going to try to get out there and enjoy it a bit. Happy Monday!

Jessica said...

Lilac's...my favorite! I dream of having my own someday. :)

Sarah Jackson said...

It all looks lovely. I can't wait for some beach time. 3 more weeks....

Ina in Alaska said...

Our lilacs have not budded yet, but the sun is shining here and it won't be long. I LOVE the stuffed toy in the lower picture having apple slices... your son is growing, Lecia!!!!! xoxo

KPiep said...

We have two very young lilacs in our back yard, and I can't wait until they are old enough to be that gorgeous! (There's one for each child....and a story behind that.)

Good for you for having the boys in your family do handwork! It's always encouraging to see that - and my husband knits too!

Anna said...

that food allergy initiative dinner sounds really interesting and important! i'll have to look more into that. i'm glad you have a great weekend!

Taina said...

As a cross-stitcher myself, how cool to see your boys getting started in it...great for hand-eye coordination!
And I love the bear in the background, snacking on (or is that guarding?) apples...it's little touches like that of childhood that I want to hold on to with my kids.

Kristin said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! I heart lilacs!

nicola said...

lilac! ohhhhh!
and i LOVE your stick teepee!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

Looks lovely! Hope the rest of your week is as wonderful as the weekend!

Valerie said...

what a lovely weekend !
beautiful lilacs, they are so fragrant !
your son seems so focused on what he does. so nice to see that ! what you said about your husband reminds me that mine can sew as well : he even had to do it on our daughter's forehead once !
i love these happy pictures !

heidi said...

i love seeing scenes from the left coast!! Our lilacs are exploding also. :-)

Thimbleina said...

I love the end very studious picture

hmstrjam said...

so fun, love the lilac!!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Wow, that's quite the intricate beach sculpture! Love it.

Can Alexi teach me to sew? :-)