Friday, September 3, 2010
Today is a big day for birthdays in my family—Josh, a dear uncle, and an aunt all share the day. Which in my book calls for a serious celebration! And, two of our best friends happen to be in town so we're planning to do our celebrating a favorite local restaurant this evening.
But to start the day, I hosted breakfast club* so that my Des Moines friends could meet my New York friends, and so that everyone could wish Josh a very happy day as he left for work.
We nibbled on Apple Walnut Bread and Zucchini Chocolate Chunk Bread (both of which featured whole grains and just a touch of sugar!), gossiped, and got to know each other. And I reveled in having some of my very favorite people all in the same room.
It is a good day, to be sure, and I am eager to enjoy the holiday weekend. I wish you all some of the happiness, gratitude and love that I'm feeling today and a very relaxing weekend (especially for those of you on the East Coast- stay safe from Earl!).
*Breakfast club is a weekly ritual where 5 of my lady friends meet to share the morning meal before work. We rotate houses and occasionally change it up by going to a restaurant, but it's always a nice moment to check in with friends and start the weekend off right.