Karan's garden

Getting together with the family

Karan, my sister asked us over for the afternoon last week.  It's nice we don't have to wait 
until the weekend to hang out.  We're all retired, footloose and fancy free.

She has put in a new garden and it was really beautiful at night
I had to have this shadow picture!
The twilight give the rocks and shadow an amazing blue color

Karan is happiest when entertaining!

 My younger sister was here as well as Joel, Karan's friend, and Mom

 I was having such a good time I forgot to photograph the delicious dinner she made
for us:
To begin:
Wine and a variety of crackers, white and yellow cheeses and meats

Roast pork and sauerkraut
 baked with apple and onion
Mashed potato
Green beans with almonds

Godiva chocolate liqueur

And to finish...

Mom brought a homemade
Blueberry Cobbler,
Karan added Vanilla ice cream

I really like the serenity of her new front garden.
Is it a Zen Garden?

It's days like this that I feel fortunate to have such a great family.

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You are truly blessed! I would've certainly enjoyed that menu and I love the shadow cast by the Buddah.
LV said…
I am also blessed with two sisters. One I see every Saturday. That is our special time together. The other lives out of state and only visit twice a year.
Jeannie Marie said…
I actually am blessed with three sisters! Patty lives in California and we are not able to see her as often.
Hi, sure a nice family. Stop in from Living rich on cheap.

Coffee is on
Angie said…
Perfect shadow & a very tasty menu!
Wow that this an an amazing menu. I don't suppose you guys could use one more sister? lol
That sounds like a great get together. Love it! Dinner itself sounds somewhat German :) Your sister's zen garden is lovely and I totally get why you had to get the shadow picture.
Patty said…
I hate missing out on my family get togethers! Next year I"LL be footloose and fancy free - maybe I'll get to FL often enough to taste mom's cobbler and Karan's dinner! Nice pics Jeanne!!
SmilingSally said…
Hi Jeannie Marie,

The importance of families grows as we age. You are fortunate to live close enough to enjoy special times like these.

Thanks for playing today.

Have a Beautiful Blue Monday!
bj said…
Love that pretty garden and so glad you had such a good time with your family.
Can't wait for you to put your olden ladder in your garden, dress it all up, take photos and share with us in a post. Be sure to let me know, ok?
xoxo bj
EG CameraGirl said…
Lovely photos and the feast sounds scrumptious!
Isn't retirement wonderful? We are enjoying ours. Karans new garden looks beautiful, and her dinner sounds amazing and delicious!
joyh82 said…
What a pretty little garden. Glad you got to spend some time away with your family.
Joy @ Books and Life
Rajesh said…
Beautifully arranged everything.
Cheryl said…
How great to be in a family that embraces being together. Mine isn't like that at all! Loving the shadow photo... so cool!
big hugs,
Unknown said…
Thanks Jeanne bumps for the wonderful blog on our dinner! You're an awesome sister and I love every moment we get to spend together!
Laura said…
Thank you so much for joining our first Thoughts of Home on Thursday!
Your dinner sounds delicious!

Recipes please!!
Decor To Adore said…
What a lovely zen garden.

Thank you so very much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence really helped to make it very special. I hope you will return again and again.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

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