I prayed for a weekend of no baseball and sunshine.
The forecast all week showed that this weekend was going to be nothing but rain clouds and storms... and despite the fact that I was glad that we finally had time to get away to spend time together as a little family of five... I was disappointed with the weather.
So, I prayed.
We woke to rain softly falling outside.
I had prepared for this... I had packed card games, just in case.
The rain lessened but it was SO cold and damp...
It didn't stop the kids though.
Richard then took us out on the gator... and was crazy enough to let the kids drive!
We found a beautiful little bird's nest.
Then Todd and Lois started their craziness of cooking...
Crab Cakes and Saffron Risotto served with Mango/Pineapple Salsa and Grilled Sausages.
A lemon cake with lavender buttercream that I made... Some chose to eat it with Vanilla bean ice cream.
Then as if it was planned... the clouds went away, it got REALLY warm... so we headed out on the lake. (Thank you dear Lord for hearing small prayers)
The kids had fun!
And then we all just laid in the sun
We headed back to eat more...
Todd out did himself once again...
Chicken Roulade stuffed with Prosciutto, Gorgonzola, Asparagus, Sweet Bells and Sage served with Caramelized Cremini Mushrooms and a Marsala Cream with Sun Dried Tomatoes. Garnished with Chive Blossoms and Crisped Sage.
We had a wonderfully relaxing (filling) weekend!!