There was a ladies luncheon complete with hydrangeas ...
and blue & white table linens.
There was fresh fruit served alongside a croissant filled with Lemon-Tarragon Chicken Salad. Recipe can be found by clicking here. If you are looking for a good chicken salad recipe, this one won't disappoint. I didn't have time to take a picture of it, but it is my new favorite.
The magnolias came into bloom and my nose rejoiced at the soft, sweet scent.
Not far from the magnolias, the Easter lilies opened up. Despite temperatures in the upper 90s, I made sure to get out there early in the day for a few sniffs.
A new fountain was purchased.
Hubby saw a lady carrying the same one out of BJ's one day.
Hubby called me and said he thought we needed one.
Hubby has taken a renewed interest in the garden since I took him to the garden walk. Hubby is a good guy. I think I'll keep him :).
There was even an impromptu Memorial Day get-together where big cousins went tubing with little cousins, new girlfriends met the parents and the barbecue was put to good use. The camera, however, was not put to use after the above picture.
Remember back here when you all so graciously bolstered me up, shared your secrets and gently nudged me in the right direction when it came to entertaining? Well, I'm happy to say that since then I've changed my thinking on entertaining. There have been several occasions that instead of just thinking about it, I've done it and you know what? It feels good and I plan to do a lot more of it. Thanks once again for your encouragement.