A Week with the Fam

We finally got to spend a week in the finished house without a long to-do list!  Heavenly.  The mornings were in the upper 60’s, days in the mid-70’s and the evenings were glorious.  Sitting on the deck and watching the sunsets was all the entertainment I needed, but we did get some walks, hikes, fishing and bike rides in, along with some reading.  And of course since we all love cooking, we had some marvelous dining adventures, all at home. 🙂  Lauren’s chicken/mint/onion kebabs were to die for, as was Mark’s pork with smoked paprika pork on the grill.  Katharine had brought blackberries and made one of her fabulous cobblers, which we had for breakfast and dessert the rest of the week.  We had brought along our last CSA share of veggies from Elderslie Farm, and some eggplant from our garden, so we were set!

A special treat was the visit on Saturday from old friends from Wichita who now live in Colorado Springs.  Cary and Susan picked up their daughter, Kiley, who lives in Boulder, and came up for a hike near Lily Lake and a nice long lunch on the deck.