Press On

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in New | 3 comments

Remnants of Hurricane Delores delivered hot, humid, sticky weather and then, heavy pouring rain to Maddy’s birthday dinner party. Mindlessly, I laid out a Provencal table with

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Teddy Bear Sunflowers.

Bistro-Style Lemon Chickens turned contently on our outdoor rotisserie when we left for church.  But then, the torrents of warm rain descended like surprise dinner guests saturating the tablecloth hem and a few vulnerable chairs.

While we waited for Luke’s lifeguard shift to end at the beach, we drank icy Rose, Ginger Mintade Fizz and ate

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Mini Caprese Kabobs with 10-year-old Balsamic Vinegar (a gift from Cole).

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When dinnertime (and Luke) arrived we agreed to press on—turning under sodden tablecloth edges and covering certain dripping chairs with pink bathroom towels.

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We prayed with arms stretched toward heaven and filled up on Maddy’s menu wishes under a leaking bucket of sweet summer rain.

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 Creamy Cesar Salad

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Poppy’s Lemon Chicken

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Three Cheese Penne Mac

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Sweet Summer Watermelon

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Grilled Porterhouse Farmers’ Market Corn

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Shishito Peppers

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Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

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We laughed. We loved.  We took shelter.

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We  Jules stood in the rain.

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We missed Captain Ty.

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Happy Birthday, Maddy!

 

3 Comments

  1. 7-20-2015

    What a beautiful family, great meal, and joyous occasion! Thanks for sharing.

  2. 7-20-2015

    Ditto!

  3. 7-20-2015

    Happy Birthday to Maddy! I remember the excitement of 17 years ago like it was yesterday. Happy day.

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