Yesterday we went to a beautiful wedding. We have known Mary, the bride for 25 years. She's 10 years younger than me, but was like a little sister in many ways. Her husband, Chris, I met at least 5 years ago. He's very nice and recommended Anthem by Ayn Rand back then, which I think is a really good novella.
In the meantime, these cousins got to spend the afternoon together.
Our friend, Sarah, and her mom (below), who we also have known for 25 years...and my sister's husband...and my mom.
It was such pretty spot! This was the view of the Ohio River. Many years to the newlyweds, Mary & Chris!
My dad's 68th birthday would have been this past Sunday September 9th. It's been 3 years plus a few months since his repose. We made "spanikopita," or spinach triangles, which he loved, to share at the meal after Liturgy: https://www.thespruceeats.com/spinach-pie-with-feta-spanakopita-1706022
Although this recipe isn't exactly what I did, it is similar...I simplified it.
I bought a package of Pepperidge Farm puff pastry and cut the 2 "sheets" into a total of 18 squares.
I put a dallop of the spinach, onion, egg, feta in the center and folded it over pinching the seams. I brushed egg on top.
While our girls headed back to school this past Tuesday, I have been back to the books, too. The Good Pilot Peter Woodhouse by Alexander McCall Smith, Joy in the Morning by Betty Smith (because I enjoyed her book A Tree Grows in Brooklyn so much),and Educated by Tara Westover. I recommend all of them!
My newest niece, Angelica, is now a month old. Her big sister, Juliana, is holding her, she can now change earrings, after getting them pierced last month.
I found a Monarch caterpillar in our yard it has been there for 2 days and I'm hoping to see it grow and develop into a butterfly!