Gregg and I worked in our yard on Saturday, raking maple, sweet gum and hydrangea leaves, and pruning rugosa rose bushes. Gregg then suggested a spur-of-the moment trip to the city, so we showered and dressed for a date. I love going out on dates with him!
We called my brother and sister-in-law and invited them to meet us for dinner at one of Tom Douglas's excellent restaurants called Serious Pie. It's a pizza place, and while they take their cuisine seriously, the atmosphere is anything but. It was great fun, the food was delicious, and we shared a lot of laughs with Jim and Caroline.
Yesterday, we brought Gregg's parents over to our house for lunch, and enjoyed the pure winter light and sunshine, looking out of the windows as we visited. Then we drove them home, and took a walk on the south end of Bainbridge Island, where we saw ferries passing in front of Mt. Rainier and Blake Island. The beauty of this world is a gift for us to enjoy every day, if we are able to slow down, look, savor...and give thanks!