Our Simple Pleasures

Today, I kept telling my boys we were going to have a special feast for dinner tonight. They spent the day out in the backyard playing ball or running through the sprinkler while I sat inside and typed up more answers to the questions for my summer classes.

I had to leave around 4:30 to make an appearance at a surprise birthday party for one of my students, so I set the table before heading out. While I was upstairs brushing my hair, I heard the boys come in and say, “Oh, it’s going to be fancy tonight!” Made my heart smile.

I really toyed with the idea of doing a true Seafood Boil and dumping the feast straight on the. table, but then I decided to put down newspaper and kraft paper like a true seafood boil, but I’d use our big platter for the food along with smaller…

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