Wednesday, August 4, 2010

and one more makes seven

We all dined together this evening.

Witt and Claire will be leaving for Canada on Saturday, so this will probably be their last visit with us until they return the following week. It was a grand time. We sat around the dining room table and talked and laughed as the candles gave off their soft alluring light, the sort that made lingering completely necessary.

The meal was quite simple actually, steaks cooked on the grill, risotto, focaccia bread, salad greens tossed with cucumbers, sungold tomatoes and homemade green goddess dressing, sliced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, mozzarella cheese and a leaf of basil,( if you have not tried that one you must...easy peasy, and oh, so good!)

And since Claire has taught me to think beyond the box of sweetened desserts, cantaloupe sorbet with mint and lemon thyme was served.

Before leaving the table, there were contests of blowing out the candles. Alan won that one with bravados all around.

Then we cleaned up the kitchen together, without anyone running into each other. It was as if we had practiced.

Isn't that what family is all about, after all? Claire is fitting in so beautifully. The piece we had been missing and anticipating for years.

SO here are a few more photographs from the wedding day.

(If anyone would be kind enough to explain how to navigate the photos around on the post I would be most sincerely grateful! The new blogger has been a teeny bit of a challenge these days.)


~Karen~ said...

That is what I love about family time at the table. The joy of just visiting and no hurrying.
What a lovely bride she was. IS! I am sure you are very happy to have added Claire to your family. The pictures are so good, too.
Hope you are enjoying the rest of your summer.

Cathy said...

fyi, through sheer determination, I was able to discover how to place my photos where I wanted them. Actually, I do think it is easier on the updated editor.

Hill upon Hill said...

What a blessing to be at your table! It feels so welcoming and accepting.

Your meal sounds delicious and the food sounded grand too.

The dB family said...

Sounds positively wonderful! Unhurried family time around the table enjoying simple and good food is one of my favorite times. The photos are stunning!!

I'm glad you figured out how to move your photos around. I usually move them in the html by cutting and pasting them if I didn't put them where I wanted them originally. Is there an easier way?


GretchenJoanna said...

Thank God that your son has entered into "He who finds a wife finds a good thing," because "It is not good that man be alone." So happy for you all.

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